§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many naval vessels have been disposed of to Queenborough at Cairnryan or its predecessors for breaking up.
§ Mr. Lee
Since 1970, 11 ex-naval vessels have been sold to Ship-breaking (Queenborough) Ltd. for breaking up for scrap at Cairnryan. Two ex-aircraft carriers, HMS Eagle and HMS Ark Royal, were also broken up at Cairnryan by H. R. Vickers Ltd. and Steel Supply Company Ltd. respectively, which used the premises of 205W Queenborough because their own facilities were not large enough. No records are available for the period prior to 1970.