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Isil: Topical Questions (24 November 2014)

Philip Dunne: .... It will increase operational effectiveness by simultaneously tracking air and ground targets at range. It also represents a significant investment in the UK defence industry, sustaining jobs in BAE Systems in Lancashire and in the whole radar supply chain, including some 500 jobs in Scotland, half of which are for highly skilled engineers, which would not have happened in the same way...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Skills Training (20 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Martin Vickers: Last month, I attended the groundbreaking ceremony at Humberside airport, where BAE Systems has invested 5 million in a training academy. The project is supported by North Lincolnshire council and the regional growth fund, and provides opportunities for 60 apprenticeships each year. Does the Minister agree that this is just the sort of project where the Government and local authorities...

Armed Forces (Investment) (18 November 2014)

Mark Francois: ...provided to the Royal Navy. MSDF contracts have been awarded to both our industrial partners at naval bases. The contract awarded to Babcock to provide support services at Her Majesty’s naval bases at Devonport and Clyde is valued at 2.6 billion, and the contract awarded to BAE Systems to provide support services at Portsmouth naval base is worth some 600 million. The...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Rolls-Royce (17 November 2014)

Matthew Hancock: ...by Government and industry and which matches skilled engineers with employers looking for talent. This scheme has a successful track record of redeploying engineering talent, most recently with BAE Systems.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Military Bases (11 November 2014)

Philip Dunne: ...received on 20 October 2014 The Maritime Support Delivery Framework (MSDF) contracts replace the three Warship Support Maintenance Initiative (WSMI) contracts with Babcock Marine and BAE Systems covering HM Naval Bases (HMNBs) Clyde, Devonport and Portsmouth. Under WSMI, industry was contracted to provide engineering support to Royal Navy ships and submarines, waterfront support...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (10 November 2014)

Committees on Arms Export Controls: Scrutiny of Arms Exports (2015). 3:30 pm; Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: ...David Wilson, Export Compliance, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services and Chairman of Export Group for Aerospace and Defence (EGAD), Sue Tooze, Deputy Head of Trade Controls-Compliance and Assurance, BAE Systems and Bernadette Peers, Compliance Manager, Strategic Shipping Company Ltd

Armed Forces (Prevention of Discrimination) (5 November 2014)

Thomas Docherty: ...accepted—that too many reservists face discrimination when seeking work. Many employers recognise the advantages that reservists can bring: they are hard working self-starters who know how to work well in a team. Babcock, BT and BAE Systems are just three examples of major British companies actively promoting the benefits of serving in the reserves. However, too many companies are...

Blackpool Airport (3 November 2014)

Mark Menzies: .... One of the largest operators is Bond Offshore Helicopters, which provides logistical support and personnel transport for the Morecombe bay and Irish sea gas rigs. I have been informed that it is temporarily operating out of BAE Systems’ Warton aerodrome, which is also in my constituency, while the future of Blackpool airport is decided. I understand that that is for a three-month...

Morecambe Bay (Tunnel) (29 October 2014)

David Morris: ...is a tunnel under Morecambe bay towards the Furness peninsula, which would not only link the M6 to the port and nuclear power stations in Heysham, but create a streamlined route to nuclear installations and BAE Systems on the Cumbrian coast. I would like a tunnel that would allow two-way traffic to travel between Heysham and the Barrow area. Currently, that journey takes approximately one...

Furness Line (28 October 2014)

Tim Farron: ...The shortfall in service provision is so great here that there is an overwhelming case for immediate action.” Looking to the future, the report has a vision for the line right through to 2030. It takes into account the expansion of BAE Systems in Barrow, GlaxoSmithKline in Ulverston and the proposed nuclear power station at Moorside. It accurately envisages significant increases in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Tornado Aircraft (28 October 2014)

Philip Dunne: ...including flying hour life consumed, embodied capabilities and future maintenance requirements. Depending on the result of this assessment, aircraft are reallocated to Front Line squadrons, returned to BAE Systems for maintenance or upgrade, placed in storage for future use or selected for spares recovery. Components and equipment for which no further beneficial use can be identified are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: European Fighter Aircraft (28 October 2014)

Philip Dunne: Work is under way to ensure the integration of Brimstone 2 on to Typhoon aircraft. On 2 June 2014, BAE Systems was awarded a contract to undertake a risk reduction study in support of a planned Main Gate business decision in early 2015. No decision has yet been taken on those variants to which Brimstone will be fitted.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Warships: Shipbuilding (28 October 2014)

Philip Dunne: The Ministry of Defence does not hold comprehensive information centrally on contracts awarded to the shipyards on the Clyde and in Rosyth since 1997. While records of contracts awarded to BAE Systems and Babcock (the owners of Scotstoun, Govan and Rosyth) are available, these cover a wide range of equipment, services and locations and may not all be related to the shipyards. Any analysis...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: European Fighter Aircraft (23 October 2014)

Philip Dunne: In June 2014, BAE Systems notified the Department of a manufacturing issue (de-burring) affecting Typhoon aircraft rear fuselages. Testing is currently under way to substantiate how this may affect the long-term fatigue life of the airframe, although we believe that there will be little impact on the lifespan of the aircraft. Deliveries of new aircraft will continue as planned. Typhoon...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Military Bases (22 October 2014)

Philip Dunne: To place copies of the contracts with BAE Systems and Babcock Marine in the Library would require a thorough review of both contracts, which together comprise thousands of pages. This review process could only be carried out at disproportionate cost.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Maritime Support Delivery Framework (20 October 2014)

Philip Dunne: ...the Ministry of Defence makes to sustaining the long-term economic health of the nation's three main naval bases. The contracts total 3.2 billion of spending by the Royal Navy over five years with BAE Systems and Babcock, and will sustain about 7,500 jobs, up to 4,000 of them at Devonport and more than 2,000 at Portsmouth, and about 1,500 at Clyde.

Isil: Typhoon and Hawk Aircraft (20 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Menzies: The Minister might be aware that there have recently been announced new job losses in management positions at BAE Systems in Warton in my constituency. Given that the Typhoon is playing such an important role in our defence exports, what progress are the Government making with Typhoons for the Malaysian air force, in the light of Malaysia’s recent election to the UN Security Council?

Isil: Type 26 Frigates (20 October 2014)

Philip Dunne: ...is still in its assessment phase. We want to learn the lessons from previous multi-billion pound contracts to ensure proper value for the Navy and the taxpayer, so we are currently working with BAE Systems to gain greater granularity for the programme, for example in relation to detailed ship design, the supply chain and the contracting structure.

Isil: Topical Questions (20 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Philip Dunne: .... The contract values by location are 1.98 billion at Devonport, 600 million at Portsmouth and 632 million at the Clyde, which breaks down to 2.6 billion for Babcock and 600 million for BAE Systems. Of course, both those companies are intimately engaged in the defence apprenticeship programme.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Military Bases (20 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much will be spent in each location in the Maritime Support and Delivery Framework with BAE Systems in each of the next five years.

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