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Auxiliary Oil Replenishment Vessels

Volume 79: debated on Wednesday 22 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether any foreign companies have been invited to tender for the first two auxiliary oiler replenishment vessels.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence which British shipbuilding companies have been invited to tender for the first two auxiliary oiler replenishment vessels.

The following companies have been invited to tender for the first two auxiliary oiler replenishment vessels: British Aerospace plc, Marconi Projects Ltd., Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd., Harland & Wolff Ltd., Scott Lithgow Ltd. and Cammell Laird Shipbuilders Ltd.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to place an order for auxiliary oiler replenishment vessels for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many auxiliary oiler replenishment vessels will be required to support the Royal Navy surface fleet in the early 1990s.

No decision has been taken on the total number of auxiliary oiler replenishment vessels to be ordered.