HC Deb 29 March 1976 vol 908 cc381-2W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Defence at which dockyards the Type 21, 22 and 42, respectively, are to be maintained.

local authorities and nationalised industries at each year since 1970.

Mr. Dell

I assume the hon. Member is interested in the foreign currency borrowing of Her Majesty's Government and the United Kingdom public sector. The totals outstanding for the years in question were as follows (all figures are in $million):

Mr. Judd

Portsmouth will be the lead dockyard for the refitting and repair of Type 42 destroyers, and Devonport for the Types 21 and 22 frigates. However, some of these ships may be refitted in others of Her Majesty's Dockyards in order to maintain balanced programmes.

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