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Warships

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) destroyers and (b) frigates are scheduled to (i) leave and (ii) enter service with the Royal Navy in each of the next 10 years. (154393)

[holding answer 8 October 2007]: On present planning assumptions, which are routinely reviewed and updated, we expect to withdraw destroyers and frigates from service as follows:

Destroyers

Frigates

2007

0

0

2008

0

0

2009

2

0

2010

1

0

2011

2

0

2012

2

0

2013

1

0

2014

0

0

2015

0

1

2016

0

0

It is departmental policy to release in-service dates only for those warships for which the main investment decision has been taken. Over the period in question, in-service dates for new destroyers and frigates have been established as follows:

Destroyers

Frigates

2007

0

0

2008

0

0

2009

1

0

2010

1

0

2011

2

0

2012

1

0

2013

1

0

2014

0

0

2015

0

0

2016

0

0

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the scheduled out-of-service dates are of each (a) destroyer, (b) frigate and (c) submarine in service with the Royal Navy. (154394)

[holding answer 8 October 2007]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave on 3 September 2007, Official Report, column 1632W, to the hon. Member for Woodspring (Dr. Fox).