§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
As my right hon. Friend announced in another place on 13 November 1986, at column124, Lloyd's Register of Shipping has agreed to conduct the inquiry into hull forms for frigates and destroyers under the chairmanship of Mr. H. R. MacLeod. I understand that Lloyd's Register has begun the gathering and assessment of the evidence and we look forward to receiving its report in due course. I would expect the inquiry to take about six to nine months to complete its work.