§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement concerning his Department's ships(a) HMS Andromeda and (b) HMS Sirius. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
Regarding the former HMS Andromeda, I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 6 July 1995,Official Report, column 371. The former HMS Sirius has been decommissioned, and awaits disposal. We are considering a number of disposal options for her. No final decision has yet been made concerning her future sale, or use for other purposes.