HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 c33W
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.