HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 c36W
30. Mr. Speed

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the reply of 26 April, Official Report, c. 314, when HMS Swiftsure entered Devonport dockyard for the current refit; and when he expects her to rejoin the fleet for operational duties.

Mr. Ian Stewart

As to the first part of the question I have nothing to add to the answer my hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Gillingham (Sir F. Burden) on 26 November 1982. — [Vol. 32, c.590.] As regards operational duties, it is not the practice to disclose details which directly concern the operational availability of Her Majesty's ships and submarines.