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Aircraft Carriers

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

21. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made in acquiring additional aircraft carriers. (105393)

Our plans to acquire two new Future Aircraft Carriers are progressing well, following the move into the Demonstration Phase announced on14 December last year. This Phase will deliver a mature design, provide more detailed cost definition, reduce risk and produce a contractual framework that will allow a decision to be made to commit to manufacture.