§ Mr. Hancock
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what parts of the refit programe for HMS Otter and HMS Euryalus which were originally to be carried out by the contractor have been subsequently carried out by industrial civil servants employed by the Royal Navy.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
No part of the refit of HMS Otter, originally to be carried out by the contractor, has subsequently been carried out by industrial civil servants. A missile launcher for HMS Euryalus which had been defective on supply to the contractor and as a result was damaged in setting to work, was repaired by industrial civil servants in the Portsmouth fleet maintenance and repair organisation.