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Warship Procurement

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the types and numbers of future warships to be ordered for the Royal Navy. (142919)

Over the next 20 years we expect to contract for or build more than 20 major warships, including nuclear attack submarines, new aircraft carriers and more air defence destroyers, and to begin a new class of fleet escorts. Numerous support ships will also come into service over this period.