§ Mr. Quentin Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made on the disposal of the remaining Type 22 frigates. 
§ Dr. Moonie
[holding answer 3 April 2001]: Final disposal options on the remaining Type 22 frigates—HMS Boxer, HMS London and HMS Brave—are currently being considered. HMS Beaver, the first of the Type 22s declared surplus under the 1998 Strategic Defence Review, has been sold in a non-operational condition to the commercial market.