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House of Commons Hansard
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12 July 2018
Volume 644

Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Fleet Support Ships

The following is an extract from Defence questions on 9 July 2018.

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Will the Minister confirm that any weaponry installed on the fleet support ships will be procured from British companies?

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My hon. Friend is absolutely right. The weapons element of any ship that is not designated as a warship will be procured from the United Kingdom and fixed on to the platforms in the United Kingdom.

[Official Report, 9 July 2018, Vol. 644, c. 687.]

Letter of correction from Guto Bebb:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for North West Leicestershire (Andrew Bridgen).

The correct response should have been:

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The weapons element of any ship that is not designated as a warship will be supplied to meet that ship’s specific requirement and fixed on to the platforms in the United Kingdom.