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14th March 2019, 23:17

Spain "favourites" to land £1bn Royal Navy Ship contract according to UK reports

Spain is reportedly favourite to land a £1billion contract to build three new Royal Navy support ships for HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.

The story has been picked up by the Daily Express and Plymouth Herald as both Portsmouth and Plymouth are also vying for the lucrative contract.

Portsmouth City Council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson, told the press the ships are highly complex and carry quantities of munitions. He said “they have to be very powerfully built, and be able to be in a war zone and yet the government are choosing to probably allow them to be built in Spain."

The news comes as tensions continue between the UK and Spain over incursions into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.

GBC has asked No.6 and the Convent for comment.