§ 43. Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the naval shipbuilding programme.
§ Mr. Pattie
The broad outlines of the shipbuilding programme were laid down last year in Cmnd. 8288. This programme is proceeding satisfactorily. In addition, the Government are considering as a matter of urgency the need for replacement of ships lost in the South Atlantic.