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Type 23 Frigate

Volume 29: debated on Thursday 28 October 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what procedures have been followed in inviting tenders for the type 23 frigate; and whether there has been any departure from normal procedure.

Competing proposals and competitive tenders for certain long-lead items for the type 23 have been invited in accordance with normal procedures and following evaluation of these bids the procurement process is underway. Tenders for the type 23 vessel itself have not yet been invited.