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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 900312, tabled on 4 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to expand the Royal Navy.

Answered on

10 July 2017

The Royal Navy is growing for the first time in a generation. The first of two new aircraft carriers, HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, is at sea conducting trials. There will be new submarines; frigates – we have placed the contract for the first three Type 26s; aircraft; patrol vessels; support ships and tankers. We will increase Naval personnel numbers by 400 to 30,600 by 2025.

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