||Mr. Duncan Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in the upgrading of afloat medical support
Dr. Moonie: [holding answer 27 March 2000]: The three vessels whose medical support facilities are to be upgraded are the Royal
Fleet Auxiliaries Argus, Fort George and Fort Victoria. The design work necessary to upgrade the facilities is well advanced and the
procurement of equipment has commenced. We plan to carry out the installation work on Argus and Fort George in 2001 and on Fort
Victoria in 2002, during scheduled maintenance periods.