Shipbuilding: Portsmouth

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Independent, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to reach a decision on the future use of the shipbuilding sheds in Portsmouth which have been handed back to his Department by BAE Systems.

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

Holding answer received on 02 February 2015

As announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence (Michael Fallon) on 30 January 2015, three companies have been shortlisted for future use of the shipbuilding facilities - BAE Systems, Burgess Marine and Magma Structures. Preferred bidders for the shipyard site will be announced in due course.

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