HC Deb 16 January 1986 vol 89 c641W
Mr. Hancock

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if any major repairs or refit work is due for HMS Challenger; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lee

Improvements are required to be made in the diving system of HMS Challenger. Following competitive tendering the contract has been awarded to Thorn-EMI and the work will take place, under subcontract, at Humber Shiprepairers.

During 1986 HMS Challenger is also due to undergo a short docking period for routine maintenance.