HC Deb 25 June 2003 vol 407 c879W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to change the number of aircraft carriers in service; and if he will make a statement. [120269]

Mr. Ingram

It is planned that the Navy's three existing CVS class carriers will be replaced by two larger and more capable CVF class carriers from early in the next decade.