§ The Under-Secretary of State for Defence for the Royal Navy (Dr. David Owen)
I cannot at present make a statement. The review on the future of the Royal Naval dockyards is not yet complete. I am, however, very aware of the need for urgency on this.
Would the hon. Member say what decision, if any, has been reached about the propositions for expanding Portsmouth Dockyard?
§ Dame Joan Vickers
When can we hear something about Plymouth Dockyard? The hon. Member is one of the representatives of the city and he knows the great importance of this. Also, when are we to have the report of the working party on dockyard technical colleges?