BAE Systems: Type 26 Frigate - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:06 am on 24 March 2022.

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Photo of Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton Conservative 11:06, 24 March 2022

Our frigates are really of any use to us only if they are armed. We have, of course, rightly in recent weeks donated a lot of arms to Ukraine, including 4,000 NLAWs. Can my noble friend reassure your Lordships’ House that an order has been placed to replace those weapons and that, crucially, they will be paid for not by the MoD budget but by the Treasury contingency fund?