Type 31 Frigates

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 5th September 2018.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the target in-service date for the first Type 31 frigates is; and what assessment he has made of the implications of operating Type 23 frigates beyond the dates on they were due to be replaced by Type 31 frigates.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There has been no change to our plans for the first Type 31e Frigate to enter service by the end of 2023, with all five ships delivered by the end of 2028.

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