HC Deb 30 November 1981 vol 14 c23W
Sir Frederick Burden

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many "Leander" class frigates are undergoing modernising refits at an estimated unit cost equal to or exceeding the figure of £70 million given in his answer of 23 November to the hon. Member for Gillingham.

Mr. Blaker

It is anticipated that the final cost of the four Batch 3 "Leander" frigates currently undergoing modernisation refits will exceed £70 million in each case.

Mr. Speed

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the "Leander" class frigates now being modernised whose outturn costs of modernisation are expected to be £70 million or more; and when each refit was started and is due for completion.

Mr. Blaker

The forecast completion dates are at present subject to re-assessment.

Start Forecast Completion
Jupiter January 1980 July 1983
Scylla November 1980 September 1983
Charybdis June 1979 June 1982
Hermione January 1980 January 1983