Portsmouth Dockyard

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th November 2014.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Independent, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many expressions of interest in Portsmouth Shipyard have been received.

Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Independent, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any company which expressed interest in Portsmouth Shipyard has ship-building capability.

Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Independent, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there is a preferred business which has shown interest in Shipyard Portsmouth following the closure of the period for expressions of interest in acquiring ownership of the shipyard.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Eight Formal Expressions of interest in the Portsmouth Shipyard were received by the 30 June closing date of which three have been shortlisted.

Details of the specific companies are being withheld as disclosure would prejudice commercial interests

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