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Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the cost of Government Furnished Equipment for each of the five planned Type 31 Frigates.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the overall cost will be for each Type 31 Frigate once the cost of Government Furnished Equipment is added to the £250 million unit cost.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Government Furnished Equipment for the Type 31 Frigate will be transferred from decommissioned Type 23 Frigates.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There is an estimated baseline value of Government Furnished Equipment for the Type 31e Frigate programme, but it would be prejudicial to the commercial interests of the Ministry of Defence to disclose that estimate at this stage.

It is too early to specify the sources of Government Furnished Equipment that will be fitted to the Type 31 Frigates.

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