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Hms "Invincible"

Volume 931: debated on Saturday 5 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the increase in cost of HMS "Invincible" compared with the original estimate both in percentage and in cash terms at current and constant prices; and what is the estimated cost of the second anti-submarine warship and of its complement of aircraft.

For commercial reasons it has not been the practice of successive Government to disclose the cost of warships before their acceptance into service.