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Type 45 Destroyers

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL7486, tabled on 11 April 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 March (HL6981), whether the money necessary to make all the destroyers operational will come from the First Sea Lord's budget or from the reserve or contingency funds.

Answered on

19 April 2016

All Type 45 Destroyers remain in the operational cycle and continue to be routinely deployed. The Type 45 power and propulsion improvement programme is currently considering a number of technical options and delivery models with competing industrial partners. The programme is not yet mature enough to confirm when the equipment upgrade will be completed.

Funding for the Type 45 power and propulsion improvement programme is to be contained within the budget allocated to Navy Command.