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Hms "Ark Royal"

Volume 982: debated on Thursday 17 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence, further to his answer, Official Report, 28 March, column 692, if he will make a statement on the various proposals he received regarding the future use of HMS "Ark Royal"; what was the highest cash bid received; and why he decided to reject the offer.

I regret that it would not be appropriate to reveal details of schemes put to us in confidence.