§ Mr. Grylls
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, in the light of recent developments, he will reconsider his proposals to sell HMS "Invincible" to the Australian Navy.458W
§ Mr. Pattie
No. As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence said in the House yesterday—[Vol. 21, c. 1050]—HMS "Illustrious" is on sea trials and HMS "Ark Royal" is now building. Until HMS "Ark Royal" enters service HMS "Hermes" will run on.