Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 28 June 2017.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to decide on base porting arrangements between Devonport and Portsmouth for the new (a) Type 26 and (b) Type 31 frigates.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

As we move towards the Type 26 Global Combat Ships entering service with the Royal Navy in the 2020s, preparations will include consideration of their future base porting.

The Type 31e programme is in its pre-concept phase, therefore, no decisions have yet been taken on base porting arrangements.

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