HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Queen Elizabeth

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister for Local Government (Communities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce the location for a new dry dock facility capable of housing HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister for Local Government (Communities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Navy on the location of a new dry dock facility capable of housing HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister for Local Government (Communities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of a new dry dock facility capable of housing HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth on (a) employment and (b) the economy in Portsmouth.

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

The Ministry of Defence has no current plans to construct a dry-dock facility for the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

Plans for a long-term in-service support solution for the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers are under consideration as part of the Common Support Model for complex warships. However, on current plans, routine scheduled repair and refitting of the two Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, other than dry-docking, will be conducted at her Majesty's Naval Base Portsmouth and will sustain jobs at that site.

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