§ Captain Kerby
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether he is satisfied with the progress of construction of H.M. Frigates "Weymouth", "Hastings" and "Fowey"; and when it is hoped to complete these vessels.
§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing:
Yes. It was decided to delay these ships, which were originally of the Whitby Class, so that they could be completed as the first three ships of the Leander Class, a development of the Whitby design. They are due to complete in about two years' time.37W