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Aircraft Carrier Demonstration Phase

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of the RN future aircraft carrier demonstration phase. (116371)

Good progress is being made on the demonstration phase work, which is aimed at maturing the risks, costs and the contractual framework for building the carriers. The culmination of this work will enable us to get a robust, affordable deal negotiated and take a decision to commit to manufacture.