HC Deb 18 July 1968 vol 768 c274W
Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Defence why the wiring of H.M.S. "Delight" has deteriorated to such an extent that he has ordered her scrapping.

Dr. David Owen

H.M.S. "Delight" has been placed on the scrap list because, with a reducing Fleet, no further rôle for her could be foreseen. This decision had nothing to do with any deterioration of her wiring.