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Aircraft Carriers

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when (a) HMS Illustrious and (b) HMS Ark Royal are planned to be withdrawn from service with the fleet. (154397)

[holding answer 8 October 2007]: Our present planning assumption is that HMS Illustrious and HMS Ark Royal will be withdrawn from service in 2015 and 2012 respectively.