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Ship Repairs (Falmouth)

Volume 981: debated on Thursday 27 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he has received any approaches from British Shipbuilders for repair, refit or maintenance work on any of Her Majesty's ships or Royal Fleet Auxiliaries to be allocated to the Falmouth ship repair yard; and if he will list, in date order, the last three such jobs to be completed at Falmouth and the dates and shipyards of allocation of ail such work since the resources at Falmouth were last utilised.

No approaches have been made by British Shipbuilders about the Falmouth yard. The last three major jobs completed at Falmouth were:

Dry-docking, repainting and repair of floating crane: 15 October 1979.
Repair of RMAS "Typhoon": 19 October 1979.
Dry-docking, repainting and repair of two barges: 23 February 1980.
Several smaller jobs were also undertaken during this period. The yard is currently undertaking the conversion and refit of RMAS "Dolwen" and it has just been awarded a further contract for essential repairs to the survey ship HMS "Hecate".