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Hospital Ships: Finance

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 215619, tabled on 1 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 210727, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of funding or part-funding a Royal Navy Hospital Ship.

Answered on

7 February 2019

I am committed to demonstrating how UK aid and the UK Armed Forces can work closely together to achieve the best outcomes for the UK and identify “win-wins” for both departments. It is therefore right that we explore innovative new options, and as part of this we are currently considering the potential merits of a cross government maritime capability.