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HMS "Ark Royal"

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Empey Lord Empey UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government when a decision will be made about the future of HMS Ark Royal.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

In accordance with the Ministry of Defence's disposal policy a competition is currently being held to sell HMS "Ark Royal" for use by a private commercial enterprise or for recycling. Bids will be received in the coming weeks and following tender evaluations, it is hoped to select a preferred bidder by the autumn and award a contract by the end of the year.

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