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BVT Surface Fleet

Volume 496: debated on Monday 5 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for which shipbuilding projects BVT has exclusivity under the terms of its business agreement. (291381)

The Terms of Business Agreement (ToBA) is a complex commercial arrangement that provides BVT Surface Fleet Limited (BVT) with a right of exclusivity in design, build and integration for future destroyers, frigates and minor warships.

Concept design will normally be carried out by the Naval Design Partnership in which BVT plays a part.