HC Deb 17 July 2000 vol 354 c15W
Mr. Duncan Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which vessels have been sold by his Department since 1 May 1997; and to which countries. [130449]

Dr. Moonie

[holding answer 13 July 2000]: The Ministry of Defence has made no actual sales of surplus Royal Navy vessels since 1 May 1997. However, the following transfers, not strictly sales, have been arranged in the period:

Vessels Country Terms of transfer
Four Upholder Class Conventional Submarines: HMS Upholder, Unseen, Unicorn, Ursula Canada Lease with option to buy by 2007
Two Hunt Class Mine Counter Measure Vessels: HMS Bicester and Berkeley Greece Sold through Vosper Thornycroft