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

As my hon. Friend knows, the Treasury is always helpful in such matters, but it is a little premature to decide how to finance the retention of HMS "Invincible". We shall have to give further attention to that in the autumn. We intend to have two, not three, aircraft carriers operational in the Fleet. The third aircraft carrier will have a standby capacity to ensure that we always have two carriers available in the Fleet when one of them is undergoing refit and to guard against the possibility of an accident.