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Warships

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will identify the four warships of destroyer or frigate size and above at (a) low and (b) very low readiness due to their being in refit referred to in his letter of 12 February 2007 to the hon. Member for New Forest, East; and if he will identify the sixth such warship, other than those four vessels and HMS Invincible, which is also in such a readiness state. (124669)

[holding answer 6 March 2007]: I refer the hon. Member to my letter of 6 March 2007, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the future programme of activities is for (a) HMS Albion, (b) HMS Bulwark and (c) HMS Ocean. (124812)

[holding answer 6 March 2007]: I am withholding the information as it would, or would be likely to, prejudice the security of our armed forces.