§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the value of the long lead items for which contracts have been placed for the new aircraft carrier 163W CVA-01; and whether similar equipment has beer ordered for a second new carrier.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Contracts valued at just over £3½ million have been placed in aid of CVA-01. No commitments have been undertaken in respect of a second new carrier.