§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list all the work, and its estimated cost, that has been or is to be done for the refit of HMS Otter and HMS Euralyus in Rosyth and Plymouth dockyards.
§ Mr. Lee
The royal dockyards at Rosyth and Devonport are providing certain assistance, including technical advice and guidance, direct to the contractors undertaking these refits. In addition, replacement items which have been or which may be issued to the contractors, some from MOD stocks, will in some cases428W have been fabricated or refurbished in the dockyards. The propeller shafts refurbished at Devonport — Official Report, Vol. 79, columns 57 and 58—are an example of the latter category. A running total of such assistance is not maintained centrally. Full records are, however, being maintained by the various MOD authorities responsible and the relevant costs will be taken fully into account when the final cost to the MOD of these refits is assessed.