HC Deb 21 October 1987 vol 120 c749W
Dr. Marek

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is now in a position to accept a tender for the replacement of the RMS St. Helena; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chris Patten

Three bids have been shortlisted and are under consideration. An announcement about the award of the contract will be made as soon as possible.

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