HC Deb 23 November 1981 vol 13 c314W
Sir Frederick Burden

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the statement in Cmnd. 8288 as reported to the House, Official Report, column 29, 7 July, that modernising a Leander class frigate costs £70 million, how many such frigates have been modernised at this cost.

Mr. Blaker

Cmnd. 8288 said that, typically, modernising a "Leander" frigate can cost £70 million. This was based upon the estimated costs of refits in hand, rather than of those already completed.