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Royal Navy (Ships)

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Navy ships will be taken out of service over the next 10 years; and how many will be replaced by new ships.

It is not the practice to give operational and planning details of this kind. However, I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Mossley Hill (Mr. Alton) on 1 March at column 299, which outlined the Government's policy on the future strength of the Royal Navy.