§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the estimated cost of the conversions of Her Majesty's Ships "Lion" and "Blake"; and when work on them will be completed.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
The conversion and concurrent refit of H.M.S. "Blake" is expected to cost about £5 million, and to be completed towards the end of 1968. Work on the second Tiger Class Cruiser is likely to be completed in 1969, and to cost about the same.