Hospital Ships: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a UK hospital ship would be classed as a complex warship and eligible for a restricted tender for UK shipyards for its construction.

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

In accordance with the National Shipbuilding Strategy, UK hospital ships procured by the Royal Navy are not warships.

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