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Leander Class Frigates (Modernising)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the statement in Cmnd. 8288 as reported to the House, Official Report, column 29, 7 July, that modernising a Leander class frigate costs £70 million, how many such frigates have been modernised at this cost.

Cmnd. 8288 said that, typically, modernising a "Leander" frigate can cost £70 million. This was based upon the estimated costs of refits in hand, rather than of those already completed.