§ Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how the cost of Leander class frigates built in the Royal Dockyards compares with that of those built in commercial shipyards.
§ Mr. John Morris
The latest ships for which comparisons are available are H.M.S. "Danae" built at Devonport Dockyard, costing £5,830,000, and H.M. Ships "Juno" and "Argonaut" built by commercial shipyards, costing £5 million each. These ships were completed in the 1967–68 financial year.