§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is still planned to convert H.M. Ships "Devonshire" and "Hampshire" to carry the Seaslug II missile during their extended refits in accordance with his policy announced in the 1967 Statement on Defence Estimates.
§ Mr. Foley
In view of the progress with our plans for the new Sea Dart destroyers, we have now decided not to convert H.M. ships "Devonshire" and "Hampshire" to carry Sea Slug II. Plans for the conversion of H.M. ships "Kent" and "London" are being considered in the light of the Prime Minister's statement on economic policy in January.—[Vol. 756, c. 1583.]