Lord Sheikh asked Her Majesty’s Government:
- When they intend to conduct a formal review of the current size and organisation of the Royal Navy. [HL4943]
The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence & Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Lord Drayson): The Government have no plans to carry out such a review. However, the size and organisation of the Royal Navy, and our other Armed Forces, is kept under regular scrutiny as part of the defence planning process. This ensures that the department is investing in current priorities and using resources efficiently and effectively.