Hospital Ships: Finance

Department for International Development written question – answered on 20th March 2019.

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

What plans her Department has to allocate funding to the introduction of a UK hospital ship.

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

As an ambitious and innovative department, we are always looking for ways to collaborate across government to ensure UK aid reaches those who need it the most, while also delivering in our national interest. It is therefore right that we explore innovative new options, and as part of this we are exploring the potential merits of a cross government maritime capability.

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