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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 120, tabled on 21 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to decide on base porting arrangements between Devonport and Portsmouth for the new (a) Type 26 and (b) Type 31 frigates.

Answered on

28 June 2017

As we move towards the Type 26 Global Combat Ships entering service with the Royal Navy in the 2020s, preparations will include consideration of their future base porting.

The Type 31e programme is in its pre-concept phase, therefore, no decisions have yet been taken on base porting arrangements.