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Future Surface Combatant

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria have been decided for the design of the Future Surface Combatant; and when he will determine the number of ships which will be required for this programme. (193138)

[holding answer 11 March 2008]: The Future Surface Combatant is at the early stages of concept design and the detailed criteria have yet to be defined. The number of ships required will be determined when the programme is more mature.