HC Deb 28 January 1987 vol 109 c235W
Mr. Best

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about the latest position regarding the investigation into the properties of the S90 short fat hull.

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.

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