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Aircraft Carriers: France

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he intends that France will participate in the construction of the UK future aircraft carriers. (144781)

[holding answer 27 June 2007]: We have always stressed that co-operation with France through industry-to-industry links may offer potential benefits to both nations. It has been agreed with France that for co-operation to work, it must deliver cost savings and must do so without delaying UK or French programmes.