HC Deb 23 July 1999 vol 335 cc700-1W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the (i) name, (ii) length, (iii) weight, (iv) type, and (v) displacement of the largest ship to have docked at the(a) Portsmouth Naval Base and Dockyards, (b) Rosyth Dockyard and (c) Devonport Dockyard; and if he will make statement. [92372]

Mr. Doug Henderson

The information requested is in the table. Accurate records are available only for the last 15 years.

Mr. Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 19 July 1999,Official Report, column 426, on the Royal Tournament, what will be the principal differences between the Military Tattoo to be staged at Horse Guards Parade and the Military Festival to be held outside London. [92628]

Mr. George Robertson

The new military tattoo will be an evening event on Horse Guards Parade in London. It will build on the traditions of the Royal Tournaments, involving ceremonial, massed bands and pageantry. The new military festival will be an all-day experience, enabling spectators to see a wide range of military activities, view the latest military equipment, meet personnel and participate in interactive displays. It will be held at varying locations outside London, starting in 2001 at Portsmouth.

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