§ 113. Sir J. Maitland
asked the Minister of Defence if he will now make a statement on the provision of a new aircraft carrier.
§ 114. Mr. G. R. Howard
asked the Minister of Defence when a decision to build a replacement for H.M.S. "Victorious" will be announced.
§ Mr. McMaster
asked the Minister of Defence what plans Her Majesty's Government has to build new aircraft carriers; and when he expects work to commence on this programme.
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement I made yesterday. As regards the second part of the Question it is too early to say when the keel will actually be laid.