I took the opportunity during today’s Defence Questions to tackle the Minister on speculation about the future of HMS Bulwark.
HMS Bulwark has many County Durham associations including with the Cathedral, Bishop Hospital and Forest-Teesdale School.
I asked the Minister “People in County Durham will be very alarmed that the future of HMS Bulwark is in question. She is one of the country’s two newest amphibious transport docks, the fleet flagship and has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean. Surely this is a false economy?”
Disappointingly the Minister failed to provide any reassurance on the future of HMS Bulwark despite support for my question coming from his own Tory MPs.
You can watch my Question on Parliament TV