HC Deb 14 December 1983 vol 50 cc473-4W
18. Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the response to the small engineering firms investment scheme 2.

batch of Leander class frigates is to be modernised with a half-life refit, and for each ship where the refit has been completed, the time involved, date of completion of the work and its cost.

Mr. Lee

The programme of major refits for Leander Class Frigates commenced in 1970; it is expected that the last ship, Scylla, will be completed in 1985. Details are as follows:

Mr. Trippier

Yes. Over 6,100 applications for support were received, representing new investment in advanced capital equipment of £290 million.