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Frigates And Destroyers (In-Service Life)

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current planned in-service life for the type 21 and type 22 frigates and type 42 destroyer, respectively.

It is too early to offer a precise assessment; but on current plans we do not expect any of these ships to be phased out before the 1990s and some will continue in service until the next century.