§ 35. Miss Fookes
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he can now say by how much in terms of volume and value he expects the traditional work in each of the four Royal dockyards to decline, in the light of the recently announced defence cuts.
§ Mr. Judd
The precise effects of the defence review proposals will depend on the outcome of consultations with our allies and further detailed study. However, warship refitting will remain the primary rôole of all four dockyards although further diversification of their work will be introduced where capacity is available.