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Hospital Ships: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 210730, tabled on 21 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a UK hospital ship would be classed as a complex warship and eligible for a restricted tender for UK shipyards for its construction.

Answered on

29 January 2019

In accordance with the National Shipbuilding Strategy, UK hospital ships procured by the Royal Navy are not warships.