HC Deb 22 April 1994 vol 241 cc711-2W
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.

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.