§ 16. Sir Patrick Wall
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will announce his plans for the replacement of warships and Royal Fleet Auxilary vessels lost in the Falkland Islands campaign.
§ Mr. Nott
As my hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces informed my hon. and gallant Friend on 18 October [Vol 29, c.48]—we are considering the way ahead in the light of our assessment of experience gained in the Falklands and I hope to make an announcement about ship replacements by the end of the year.
§ 20. Sir David Price
asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he intends to place new and replacement orders for naval ships with British Shipbuilders; and how many ships he will be ordering.
§ 22. Mr. Brotherton
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about plans to replace Her Majesty's ships lost in the Falkland Islands operation.
§ Mr. Pattie
I have nothing to add to the reply given earlier today to my hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice (Sir P. Wall)