Type 31 Frigates: Iron and Steel

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to include British steel within the supply chain of the Type 31 Frigate; what proportion of the hull contains British steel; and what the UK content is of the entire ship.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

It is too early to say what the steel requirement for the Type 31 Frigates might be. In line with Cabinet Office guidance on the procurement of steel in major projects, the Type 31 prime contractor, Babcock will make its steel requirements known to the UK steel industry in order that they may consider bidding.

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