HC Deb 23 June 1981 vol 7 c80W
32. Mr. Crawshaw

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what facilities for amphibious exercises will remain following the phasing out of HMS "Bulwark"; and whether an amphibious force is envisaged in any contribution to the proposed rapid deployment force.

Mr. Blaker

As the hon. Member will be aware, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence is hoping to make an announcement soon on the future defence programme. Until then I have nothing to add to what my right hon. Friend said in the defence debate on 19 May.