HC Deb 21 November 1979 vol 974 cc224-5W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what upgrading and refitting work is planned for Rosyth and Faslane; and what are the projected manpower requirements at these bases.

Mr. Speed

It is planned that Her Majesty's Dockyard, Rosyth, will continue to refit nuclear submarines, frigates, mine countermeasures vessels and other smaller vessels and craft. Some modernisation work may be undertaken during the refits. The aim is to maintain the numbers employed in the dockyard at approximately the present level.

At the Clyde submarine base, Faslane, routine equipping and maintenance of submarines is undertaken by naval technical staff, but no upgrading or refitting work is carried out there.