To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to order the next batch of Type 26 frigates.
9 September 2020
For our plans to order the next batch of Type 26 frigates, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my noble Friend, the Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence (Baroness Goldie of Bishopton), on 21 January 2020 to Question HL366 in the House of Lords.
The terms and conditions of our contract with BAE Systems for the Batch 1 Type 26 frigates are commercially confidential; I can, however, confirm that the contract contains no such penalty clauses.