Type 31e frigates

The announcement by the Ministry of Defence of delays to building the Type 31e frigates is a complete and utter shambles.  To sneak this announcement out on the last day of parliament before the Summer recess highlights how this government is failing in its responsibilities and shying away from proper scrutiny. 

This has deeply serious consequences for our naval defence capabilities and the future of the shipbuilding across the UK and including here in Inverclyde.  I will be meeting with representatives of Ferguson Marine to discuss the UK Government announcement and what this means for shipbuilding on the lower Clyde.