HC Deb 18 November 1982 vol 32 cc226-7W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is still proposed to order 12 Edatst minesweepers.

Mr. Pattie

In our first defence White Paper—Cmnd 7826—we confirmed previous intentions to proceed with a new class of minesweepers. We have recently placed an order for the first batch of four. Decisions on subsequent orders will be taken in due course.