HC Deb 20 January 1972 vol 829 c211W
36. Captain W. Elliot

asked the Minister of State for Defence what decision has been made concerning the future of H.M.S. "Lion".

Mr. Kirk

Following the decision, announced in the Supplementary Statement on Defence Policy 1970, not to proceed with the conversion of H.M.S. "Lion" to the helicopter-carrying rôle, it has been decided that the ship will be disposed of by scrapping.