HC Deb 14 December 1982 vol 34 c61W
Mr. David Young

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he intends that the planned sale of HMS "Dido" and other ships to other countries is still to proceed; and what plans he has for their replacement.

Mr. Pattie

As announced in the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Ashford (Mr. Speed)—[Vol. 29, c.196.]—on 21 October, HMS "Dido" has been sold to New Zealand and will be handed over in July 1983. No negotiations are currently in progress to sell any other major warship to a foreign Government. The medium term size of the destroyer-frigate force is being kept under review.