§ Mr. Brazier
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to announce new orders for replacement ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.712W
§ Mr. Aitken
As part of our ongoing programme to maintain an up-to-date Royal Fleet Auxiliary, we invited tenders on 6 April for certain aspects of the feasibility studies for new auxiliary oilers. These vessels are planned to replace the "0" class front-line tankers around the turn of the century.