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Type 23 Frigates: Costs

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Answer of 13 March 2008, Official Report, column 668W, on Type 23 Frigate, what the reasons are for the cost of (a) HMS Portland and (b) HMS Sutherland relative to the average cost of the other ships in the class; and if he will make a statement. (196353)

In order to establish the reasons for the variation in costs of HM Ships Portland and Sutherland from the Type 23 Class average, it would be necessary to investigate historic contract information that is no longer held centrally by the MOD and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.