§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he expects to begin tendering for any Royal Fleet Auxiliary orders in the financial years 1986–87 or 1987–88.
§ Mr. Lee
I refer the hon. Gentleman to the statement by my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Defence, on 24 April at column 434, concerning the auxiliary oiler replenishment vessel. No decisions have been taken on the timing of further new build orders, nor are there any plans at present for other classes of RFA ships.