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Q

Asked by Luke Pollard

(Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)

Asked on: 19 December 2019

Ministry of Defence

Devonport Dockyard

231

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce the full funding for the construction of submarine refit facilities for the Astute-class submarines in Devonport.

A

Answered by: James Heappey

Answered on: 08 January 2020

Plans to update the Astute Class refit facilities at Devonport are in the early stages. The funding approach has not yet been defined, but it is not Ministry of Defence policy to announce the full funding of its projects for reasons of protecting commercial interests.

Q

Asked by Luke Pollard

(Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)

Asked on: 19 December 2019

Ministry of Defence

HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark

230

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to vary the published out of service dates for (a) HMS Albion and (b) HMS Bulwark.

A

Answered by: James Heappey

Answered on: 07 January 2020

There are currently no plans to vary the published out of service dates for HMS Albion and Bulwark. They remain 2033 and 2034 respectively.

Q

Asked by Mr Kevan Jones

(North Durham)

[N]

Asked on: 19 December 2019

Ministry of Defence

Shipbuilding

48

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any UK shipyard has the capability to build a Cantabria-class Combat Support Ship.

A

Answered by: James Heappey

Answered on: 07 January 2020

The UK has capable shipyards that are able to build and maintain large complex warships and other classes of military and commercial vessels. The recent completion of the cutting-edge Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers are a clear example in this regard.

 

 

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