HC Deb 26 March 1969 vol 780 c296W
17. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Defence which of the aircraft carriers, commando carriers and cruisers, in the fleet and in reserve, were laid down more than 20 years ago.

Dr. David Owen

All of them, but the carriers have undergone major refits or conversions to fit them for further service and the cruisers joined the Fleet within the last 10 years. The assault ships, "Fearless" and "Intrepid", were laid down in 1962.