§ Mr. Kevan Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the Government's policy is on placing of orders for naval vessels in overseas shipyards. 
§ Mr. Ingram
It remains the policy of this Government that all warships for the Royal Navy will continue to be built in the United Kingdom. This entails all fabrication and assembly of new warship hulls but excludes weapon, command and propulsion systems, which may be procured from overseas, following open competition.