Royal Navy: Type 31e Frigates - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:23 pm on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Chair, International Relations Committee 3:23 pm, 6th March 2019

My Lords, my noble friend will be aware that we are both designing and building frigates for other Commonwealth countries, notably Australia and Canada. Will he encourage his friends to consider the proposal that these frigates—I am not sure whether they are Type 26 or Type 31e—shall be crewed and operated jointly by Commonwealth navies?