The Bishop of Exeter received the following written answer on 5th September 2022:
The Lord Bishop of Exeter asked Her Majesty’s Government, further to the announcement of the £55 million contract to regenerate HMS Quorn, a former Royal Navy mine-hunting vessel, what plans they have for further refurbishment of naval vessels to bolster NATO’s maritime capability.
Baroness Goldie (Con): There are currently no plans for the refurbishment of any former naval vessels.
The Royal Navy routinely sells its surplus units to key allies and partners as new capabilities are brought into service.
HMS Quorn is well suited to the Lithuanian Navy’s requirements and will continue to support NATO maritime capability for many years to come.
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