Defence written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contracts have been signed in respect of the construction of new (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels since May 1997.

Photo of Quentin Davies Quentin Davies Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Defence Equipment and Support)

Construction contracts for 15 surface ships and submarines have been signed since May 1997. Details are provided in the following table:

Type of vessel Name of vessel
2000 Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary) Largs Bay
Lyme Bay
2000 Echo Class Survey Vessels Echo Enterprise
2000(1) Type 45 Destroyer Daring
2001 Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary) Mounts Bay
Cardigan Bay
2007 Astute Class Submarine Audacious
2008 Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers Queen Elizabeth
Prince Of Wales
(1 )The Type 45 contract was re-negotiated in 2007.

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