§ Ms. Corston
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the standing orders of each unit in all branches of the armed forces.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
There are over 2,000 ships and establishments within the armed forces and each is required to produce standing orders relevant to its own particular location and role. We have no objection in principle to publishing the standing orders for a specific ship or establishment, subject to security considerations, but to do so for every ship and establishment would entail disproportionate cost and effort.