HC Deb 05 May 2004 vol 420 c1523W
Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of through-life programmes to accompany future naval procurements. [166536]

Mr. Ingram

Each project is required to maintain a Through Life Management Plan which explains how the particular equipment will be supported through to the end of its life. This is subject to regular scrutiny throughout the equipment's life and in particular, as part of the Main Gate business case submission.

The support through life for major future naval equipments is assessed against the Warship Support Agency's Maritime Support Strategy element. This forms part of the Defence Logistics Organisation sponsored Support Solutions Envelope.

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