HMS "Invincible"

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons am 12:00 am ar 27 Gorffennaf 1982.

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Photo of Mr John Nott Mr John Nott , St Ives 12:00, 27 Gorffennaf 1982

Recently, I announced that we would publish a White Paper in the autumn. In it we shall, of course, give the results of our consideration of naval numbers and of the future size of the dockyards following our reassessment of the ships that need to be repaired as a result of the Falklands campaign. At present, our plan is that there should always be two aircraft carriers operational. That means that we would need a third aircraft carrier in reserve, so that when one of those carriers is due for its first refit in the 1990s—HMS "Invincible" would be due for a refit in the 1990s—there would be two carriers operational in the Fleet.