§ Harry Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what increase in cost for the proposed two new aircraft carriers has been communicated to him; what reasons were given; what his response has been; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Ingram
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 1 September,Official Report, column 894W, to the hon. Member for New Forest, East (Dr. Lewis).