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Submarines: Shipbuilding

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL4768, tabled on 18 January 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when ordering steel required for the manufacture of UK submarines, they have released to overseas steel manufacturers (1) the steel recipe, or (2) the method of manufacture.

Answered on

26 January 2017

The Tier One suppliers, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce, are responsible for procuring steel for the two submarine programmes.

Throughout the tender process they will release technical specifications to contractors as appropriate and in accordance with the constraints of Ministry of Defence security policy.