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Defence written question – answered on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Bernard Jenkin Bernard Jenkin Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what further plans he has to place warships in extended readiness or on standby in the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 2 May 2002, Hansard, columns 963–64W and to the answer I gave on 10 April 2002, Hansard, column 14W to Mr. Gray.

On current plans no further warships will be placed at extended readiness during the next 12 months.

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