§ Mr. Keetch
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress with procurement of roll-on, roll-off ferries requirement as listed in the strategic defence review. 
§ Dr. Moonie
[holding answer 25 April 2002]Construction of the six ships to meet the Ministry of Defence's requirement is proceeding to schedule. I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 27 June 2002,Official Report, column 1038W to my hon. Friend the Member for Derby North (Mr. Laxton).