Hospital Ships: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any new hospital ship will be operational before the retirement of RFA Argus in 2024.

Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will procure another helicopter training vessel before the retirement of RFA Argus in 2024.

Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

RFA ARGUS is the Ministry of Defence's Primary Casualty Receiving Ship. The consideration of options to deliver the capabilities provided by ARGUS after she leaves service remains ongoing.

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