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AUKUS: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 52591, tabled on 21 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has received guarantees that British industry will benefit from contracts resulting from the AUKUS agreement.

Answered on

18 October 2021

As set out to the House on 16 September 2021 by the Prime Minister, the initial scoping phase for the AUKUS partnership is expected to take 18 months, therefore it is too early to provide an estimate of the number of UK jobs that will be created. This is a complex, long term project, and the 18 month programme of work is the first step in the process to identify potential opportunities and interdependencies with the UK submarine programme.

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