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Rosyth Dockyard

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL6555, tabled on 3 April 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans are in place to secure the future of Rosyth Dockyard, in the light of the recommendation by Sir John Parker in his Independent Report to inform the National Shipbuilding Strategy that the block-build model used by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance should be used more extensively in the construction of UK military shipping.

Answered on

18 April 2017

We are considering Sir John's recommendations on block-building, which he described as the virtual shipbuilding model, along with the other recommendations in his report.

The Ministry of Defence has not prescribed a build strategy for the Fleet Solid Support ships and it will be for potential bidders to consider how the construction of the ships might be optimised.

The National Shipbuilding Strategy is intended to lay the foundation for a modern and efficient sector capable of meeting the country's future defence and security needs. This will be published in the spring.