H.M.S. "Formidable"

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th July 1952.

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Photo of Sir John Langford-Holt Sir John Langford-Holt , Shrewsbury 12:00 am, 30th July 1952

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the present duties and the future intended use of H.M.S. "Formidable."

Photo of Mr James Thomas Mr James Thomas , Hereford

Her Majesty's Ship "Formidable" is at present in reserve. Her future is under consideration.

Photo of Sir John Langford-Holt Sir John Langford-Holt , Shrewsbury

Can my right hon. Friend say how long this ship has been in her present state and when his Department will arrive at a decision as to what will happen to this vessel?

Photo of Mr James Thomas Mr James Thomas , Hereford

I cannot say how long the ship has been in the state to which my hon. Friend referred, but I can say that a decision is now not very far away.