4th December 2017

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will bring forward the Power Improvement Package for the Type 45 Destroyer to 2018.

Harriett Baldwin, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement: The competitive process for the Power Improvement Project was launched earlier this year and bids are being evaluated. The cost and the schedule for work on the Type 45 Destroyer's Power Improvement Project will be determined at the Main Gate investment decision point, which on current plans will be in early 2018.

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