HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c457W
Mr. O'Neill

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when HMS Illustrious will next undergo refit; and when that refit will be complete.

Mr. Sainsbury

HMS Illustrious' next refit is scheduled to start as part of the core programme at Devonport dockyard in 1991 and to finish in 1993. The plans for refitting Royal Naval vessels are, however, subject to continuous review.