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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 14th July 2014.

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Photo of David Heath David Heath Liberal Democrat, Somerton and Frome 2:30 pm, 14th July 2014

The naming of HMS Queen Elizabeth is extremely welcome, and it will be even more so when we have some planes to fly off her decks. When the First Sea Lord says that

“continuous carrier availability… means having two carriers, not one… a modest extra premium to pay for an effective, a credible, an available, insurance policy”,

does the Secretary of State agree?