Defence written question – answered on 9th September 2014.

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Photo of Alison Seabeck Alison Seabeck Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what process the Royal Navy uses when deciding the names of new vessels; and whether names of UK cities can be used for the Type 26.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend Oliver Colvile, on 5 September 2014, Hansard, column 363W.

As a new class of Royal Navy warship, the naming of the Type 26 Frigates will follow a theme, and this is under consideration. The Ships’ Names and Badges Committee has noted the proposal to use names of UK cities.

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