§ 73. Mr. McMaster
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made by Her Majesty's Government in respect of the proposal to place an order for a new aircraft carrier; and when invitations to tender for its construction will be issued to British shipbuilding yards.
§ Mr. Healey
Present plans are based on ordering this ship in 1966 in which case we would invite tenders in the early part of that year.