HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 c91W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the 12 Ship Programme for the Type 45 Destroyer will(a) start and (b) be completed. [103924]

Mr. Kilfoyle

The Type 45 Destroyer programme is already under way and on 23 November 1999 BAE Systems was appointed as Prime Contractor and awarded a contract to complete the Preparation For Demonstration phase. As regards the delivery programme for the Type 45 warships, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 6 December 1999,Official Report, column 342W.