HC Deb 28 January 1972 vol 829 c530W
Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Minister of State for Defence what is the programme for the building of new quarters for naval ratings and the Women's Royal Naval Service at H.M.S. "Drake"; and what he anticipates will be the dates of completion.

Mr. Kirk

A new block for male junior ratings at H.M.S. "Drake" will be completed in about July, 1972. It comprises 840 beds and galley, dining hall and N.A.A.F.I. club for all junior ratings. A new W.R.N.S. block will be completed about the end of 1972. It is planned that additional blocks for about 370 junior ratings and 120 officers will be completed in the second half of 1974. Further improvements to accommodation for both senior and junior ratings are envisaged after 1974.