HC Deb 23 February 1984 vol 54 c617W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he was first aware of the faults in designs and specifications of cables for vessels constructed for the Royal Navy.

Mr. Lee

I assume that the hon. Gentleman's question refers to recent publicity regarding HMS Challenger. This Department first became aware of the problems arising from the faulty installation of wiring on board the ship in January 1983.