§ 78. Mr. Ridley
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what will be the cost of each of the new Type 82 destroyer complete with its weapons systems; and how many he proposes to order.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
We do not as a rule publish the estimated costs of ships before we order them, and the first Type 82 destroyer will be ordered in the autumn of this year. We have not yet settled the size of the programme, but there will be at least four of these very advanced ships.