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Portsmouth Dockyard (Graving Dock)

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1965

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51.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he now has for building a graving dock in Her Majesty's Dockyard, Portsmouth.

The Under-Secretary of State for Defence for the Royal Navy
(Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu)

The need for the graving dock depends on decisions on the future of the carrier force but plans are in hand to meet the need should it arise.

Will the Minister speed up the building of this graving dock? Many people in this country would rather have a graving dock in Portsmouth than spend £6½ million on the Minister of Technology and his office.