HC Deb 03 August 1966 vol 733 c106W
67. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the estimated cost of refitting H.M.S. "Ark Royal"; and if, in view of the financial crisis, he will reduce this expenditure.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

The refit is expected to cost about £30 million. I am appointing a special Watch Committee to scrutinise all expenditure on it.