HC Deb 23 November 1981 vol 13 c314W
Sir Frederick Burden

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when HMS "Swiftsure" was first taken into Devonport for refuelling and refit; and why work was not started until April 1980.

Mr. Blaker

HMS "Swiftsure" arrived in Devonport in January 1979 for a refit scheduled to start in March 1979. Work was not started until April 1980 due to an industrial dispute.

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