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Aircraft Carriers

Volume 492: debated on Thursday 14 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost to the public purse (a) in total and (b) in interest incurred of the period between the originally announced completion date for the Royal Navy aircraft carriers and the most recent estimate of the completion date. (275188)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the right hon. Member for Devizes (Mr. Ancram) on 11 May 2009, Official Report, column 605W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where refits of the new aircraft carriers will be carried out. (275493)

The in-service support solution for the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers has yet to reach its main investment decision point, and so no decision has yet been taken on this issue.