Mr. Carter-Jones asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to permit a member of the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen's Association to visit at an early stage Service personnel who have lost a limb in order to assist with rehabilitation and give practical help and advice; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wiggin: In so far as medical and security conditions and the personal wishes of Service men allow, there are no restrictions on visiting.

Mr. Speed asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the names and type of each ship of the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary that have been, or are intended to be, withdrawn from the active fleet in 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983, respectively.

Mr. Blaker: The ships from the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary that have been, or on current plans will be, withdrawn from the active fleet in the period 1980–83, are listed below. Certain of these vessels will enter the standby squadron, where they will remain declared to NATO.

1. Royal Navy
1980
"Blake"Helicopter Cruiser
"Ashanti"Tribal Class Frigate
"Eskimo"Tribal Class Frigate
"Gurkha"Tribal Class Frigate
"Mohawk"Tribal Class Frigate
"Nubian"Tribal Class Frigate
"Tartar"Tribal Class Frigate
"Berwick"Rothesay Class Frigate
"Tenacity"Fast Attack Craft
"Dittisham"Inshore Minesweeper
"Isis"Inshore Minesweeper
1981
"Bulwark"ASW/Commando Carrier
"London"County Class Destroyer
"Juno"Leander Class Frigate
"Brighton"Rothesay Class Frigate
"Falmouth"Rothesay Class Frigate
"Glasserton"Coastal Minesweeper
"Sabre"Fast Target Boat
"Scimitar"Fast Target Boat
"Cutlass"Fast Target Boat
Year of AcceptanceNameTypeOrder Date
1980HMS "Invincible"Anti-Submarine Carrier17 April 1973
HMS "Exeter"Type 42 Destroyer22 January 1976
HMS "Speedy"Hydrofoil29 June 1978
1981HMS "SouthamptonType 42 Destroyer17 March 1976
HMS "Splendid"Fleet Submarine26 May 1976
HMS "Brilliant"Type 22 Frigate7 September 1976
HMS "Ledbury"Mine Countermeasures Vessel31 March 1977
HMS "Leeds Castle"Offshore Patrol Vessel8 August 1980
On our latest assessment the following vessels are expected to enter service in 1982 and 1983:
1982HMS "Illustrious"Anti-Submarine Carrier14 May 1976
HMS "Nottingham"Type 42 Destroyer1 March 1977
HMS "Liverpool"Type 42 Destroyer27 May 1977
HMS "Brazen"Type 22 Frigate21 October 1977
HMS "Cattistock"Mine Countermeasures Vessel29 January 1979
HMS "Dumbarton Castle"Offshore Patrol Vessel3 June 1981
1983HMS "Trafalgar"Fleet Submarine7 September 1977
HMS "Manchester"Type 42 Destroyer10 November 1978
HMS "Cottesmore"Mine Countermeasures Vessel29 Janauary 1979
HMS "Challenger"Seabed Operations Vessel28 January 1979
HMS "Brocklesby"Mine Countermeasures Vessel19 June 1980
UnnamedOffshore Patrol Vessel*1 July 1981
Note * First of five for use in Hong Kong (75 per cent funded by Hong Kong Government)

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