HC Deb 11 February 1986 vol 91 c448W
Mr. Hancock

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if Portsmouth fleet maintenance repair base is capable of carrying out the refit work on the royal yacht Britannia.

Mr. Lee

Since HMY Britannia was last refitted at Portsmouth, the base has been restructured as a fleet maintenance and repair organisation, with a smaller work force and a change in the balance of skills. The content and spread of the work planned for the 1987 refit of the royal yacht is such that it is unlikely to be compatible with the capacity, particularly in the finishing trades, available in the Portsmouth fleet maintenance and repair organisation.

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