18. Mr. R. C. Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what naval shipbuilding orders he expects to place within the next three months.
§ 25. Mr. Douglas
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the current order programme for ships for the Royal Navy from United Kingdom shipyards
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
It is not our usual practice to provide details of the Royal Navy's ordering plans in advance. However, we expect to place orders this year for a type 22 frigate, the first of a new class of conventionally-powered submarines, another nuclear-powered fleet submarine and a number of support vessels.