HC Deb 04 March 1982 vol 19 c195W
Q56. Mr. Speed

asked the Prime Minister, pursuant to her answer of 25 February, Official Report, c. 982–83, to the hon. and learned Member for Colchester (Mr. Buck), whether the £175 million receipts from the sale of HMS "Invincible" will be added to the present naval budget for the purchase of extra warships.

The Prime Minister

As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence made clear on 23 February 1982—[Vol. 18, c. 734]—receipts from the sale of HMS "Invincible" will be credited to the naval programme.