HC Deb 23 July 1985 vol 83 c502W
Mr. Merchant

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has reached a decision on the contractor for conversion of Royal Fleet auxiliary Orangeleaf to the support tanker role; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lee

A number of tenders for this work were received. The contract is being awarded to Tyne Shiprepair Ltd. This firm's tender offered significant advantages over its nearest competitors' in terms of both price and time.