HC Deb 11 June 1958 vol 589 c16W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for Air what was the cost of purchasing four "Castle" class frigates from the Admiralty for use as ocean weather ships; and what is the estimated cost of their conversion.

Mr. Ward

So far one vessel has been transferred under normal departmental arrangements. It would be contrary to established Government practice to disclose the payments to contractors for its conversion.