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21 Jun 07. Personnel: House of Commons Debate. The annual Debate on Armed Forces Personnel was held in the House of Commons on 21 Jun 07. The Debate was introduced by the Armed Forces’ Minister and concluded by the Junior Defence Minister.
Comment: Little that was new was revealed during the Debate. The Shadow Defence Secretary noted that it was “widely rumoured that an additional six ships will be mothballed” and named them as the Type 22 frigates HMS CORNWALL, CAMPBELTOWN, CUMBERLAND & CHATHAM and the Type 42 destroyers HMS EXETER & SOUTHAMPTON. Ministers neither confirmed nor denied the rumour. The Debate is recorded in Hansard for 21 Jun 07, starting at Column 1534. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0725, 25 Jun 07)

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