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Royal Yacht: Contracts

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 58311, tabled on 18 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the £250 million Royal Yacht contract that will be reserved for payments for the interior design of the vessel.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 November 2021

The National Flagship is not a direct replacement for HMY Britannia and will not therefore be a Royal Yacht.

A competition is underway to procure a world-class design for the National Flagship. It will be for the successful bidder in this competition to determine the proportion of value in its firm price contract that is allocated to interior design. A separate competition will be conducted for the construction of the National Flagship. It will be for the successful bidder in that competition to determine how construction contract costs are broken down.

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