Type 31 Frigates

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 25 January 2018.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the National Shipbuilding Strategy, what the evidential basis is for his Department's decision to set the objective of exporting 40 Type 31e frigates.

Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

With reference to the National Shipbuilding Strategy no Departmental objective has been set for the export of 40 Type 31e frigates. The Government has assessed that there is a potential light frigate market of around 40 ships over the next 10 years.

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