Type 26 Frigates

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th July 2017.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his policy to purchase any more Type 26 frigates on top of those frigates already announced.

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

The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review set out our commitment to build eight Type 26 Frigates. We have awarded the contract to build the first three ships and expect to negotiate the contract and secure the necessary approvals for the remaining five in the early 2020s.

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