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Royal Dockyards

Volume 84: debated on Tuesday 22 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a further statement on his proposals to reorganise the royal dockyards.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence announced his decision on the options for the future management of the royal dockyards on 23 July 1985 at cols. 867–88. Work within the Ministry of Defence to implement the proposals is continuing; the level of commercial interest in the scheme remains high and a number of interested companies have visited Devonport and Rosyth for briefings. Work is also in progress to form a new customer organisation within the Ministry of Defence.