§ 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.