Hospital Ships: Finance

Department for International Development written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 210727, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of funding or part-funding a Royal Navy Hospital Ship.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Secretary of State for International Development, Minister for Women and Equalities

I am committed to demonstrating how UK aid and the UK Armed Forces can work closely together to achieve the best outcomes for the UK and identify “win-wins” for both departments. It is therefore right that we explore innovative new options, and as part of this we are currently considering the potential merits of a cross government maritime capability.

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