Type 31 Frigates

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th October 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 18, paragraph 44 of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, whether he expects that prime contractors will bear the cost of any programme cost overruns in the Type 31e programme following the main gate investment decision.

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

The detailed commercial arrangements have yet to be agreed but it is the intent to maximise the transfer of risk to the contractor during this programme, and minimise the dependencies that the Ministry of Defence will manage.

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