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BVT Surface Fleet: Scotland

Volume 496: debated on Monday 5 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate how much of the planned annual expenditure under the terms of business agreement with BVT will be spent in Scotland in each of the next five years. (291380)

[holding answer 16 September 2009]: This information is not held in the format requested.

This BVT Surface Fleet Limited (BVT) Terms of Business Agreement (ToBA) is a long-term partnering arrangement that provides a framework for how BVT and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) will work together over the next 15 years in the area of warship design and build and elements of warship support.

Other than the commitment from MOD to support a range of key industrial capabilities, the ToBA does not contain nor commit MOD to a particular level of annual expenditure in any geographical location or constrain BVT in relation to how or where BVT conducts its business.