HC Deb 04 March 1966 vol 725 c397W
Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what warships, and of what type and class, are to be laid down or ordered in 1966.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

The seventh County Class guided missile destroyer was laid down in January and the eighth will be laid down a few days from now. Two more Leander Class frigates will be laid down later in the year. We plan to order the first Type 82 guided missile destroyer, more Leander Class ships, and a nuclear-powered fleet submarine; and further orders are under consideration.