§ Mr. Burnett
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which vessel his Department plans to be used as a landing platform for helicopters over the next 10 years during the times when HMS Ocean is in refit. 
§ Mr. Spellar
On current plans HMS Ocean's first full refit will take place in about seven years' time. It is anticipated that the new Landing Platform Docks, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark, currently being built, will cover the period of refit, along with an Invincible Class aircraft carrier in the Landing Platform Helicopter role.