Navy: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) his Department or (b) HM Treasury determines that planned orders for future fleet solid support ships will be subject to international competition.

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

The procurement of the Fleet Solid Support ships through international competition reflects the fact that they are Naval Auxiliary Support Ships and not warships. We are therefore required by law to procure them through international competition, under our obligations set out in the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 and as outlined in the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

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