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HMS Queen Elizabeth

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL5226, tabled on 3 February 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 31 January (HL4999), whether "summer" is defined as (1) from the summer solstice to the September equinox, or (2) June to August.

Answered on

15 February 2017

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH is currently undertaking harbour trials as part of her test and integration phase. Sea trials will begin only on successful completion of this phase.

"Summer" was not defined in the answer to Question HL4999. Rather, the word was used to provide a broad indication of the likely timetable.