HC Deb 21 February 1978 vol 944 c549W
7. Mr. Hal Miller

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on the rate of completion of naval vessels currently under construction.

Dr. Gilbert

Warships are being completed at a rate which is enabling the Navy to undertake its operational role with increasing effectiveness. We expect five major surface vessels and one nuclear-powered fleet submarine to be accepted by the Navy in the next 12 months.

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