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"Sir Frederick Russell" (Refit)

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the refit of the "Sir Frederick Russell" a vessel belonging to the Natural Environment Research Council, in a Belgian as opposed to a British yard; what estimate he has made of the cost of the refit of the vessel; and what is his Department's policy with regard to accepting the lowest tender for carrying out such a refit.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the reasons for permission being given for the Natural Environment Research Council's ship "Sir Frederick Russell" to be repaired in a Belgium shipyard.

I refer my hon. Friend and the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Aberdeen, North (Mr. Hughes) on 22 February 1980.