§ Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he has completed his review of policy concerning the overhauling of royal fleet auxiliaries in commercial shipyards; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
The current and long-established policy is that royal fleet auxiliaries which cannot be accommodated within the capacity of the Royal dockyards are repaired in British commercial shipyards on the basis of competitive tenders. This policy is kept continuously under review.