HC Deb 08 May 1996 vol 277 c188W
Mr. Hicks

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to public funds of providing facilities at Rosyth dockyard for the refitting of aircraft carriers. [28054]

Mr. Arbuthnot

The existing facilities at Rosyth are suitable for refitting aircraft carriers without significant additional expenditure; further discussions about precise requirements will take place with the dockyard operator well in advance of the first refit.