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Education and Adoption Bill (22 June 2015)

Carol Monaghan: science and engineering has ensured the Clyde’s rich tradition in shipbuilding is world renowned, but there are only two shipyards remaining: Govan and Scotstoun, which is situated in my constituency. When BAE Systems builds ships in Glasgow, it is not mere tokenism; it is because it knows it has one of the world’s most highly skilled workforces at its disposal. When the...

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 3 — Further provision about the referendum (16 June 2015)

Gerald Howarth: No, I will not give way, because all three Members have spoken and intervened ad nauseam. I have a reception to go to for BAE Systems, the fourth largest defence manufacturer in the world, based in my constituency, and I do not wish to detain the Committee more than is absolutely necessary.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Minesweepers (8 June 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Douglas Chapman: ...the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the proportion of the value of the UK Ministry of Defence Autonomous Minesweeping Capability contract that will go to (a) Atlas Elektronik (b) BAE systems and (c) Babcock.

Defence Review — Question (25 March 2015)

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill: My Lords, the report suggests that the departing part-time chairman of BAE Systems was paid 211,000, plus 5,000 for a chauffeur, for three and a half months after he ceased his board duties. Can the Minister confirm that the defence review will ensure that these obscene costs are not recharged to the taxpayer?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Nigel Evans: On that theme, BAE Systems, which manufactures world-beating military jets, announced that it is to set up a training academy in the Ribble Valley, upskilling the current work force and bringing on new talent via its ambitious apprenticeship scheme. Will the Prime Minister welcome the 15.6 million investment in this training academy, and when it opens next year, will he visit the...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Defence Spending (12 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Nigel Evans: As my hon. Friend knows, I back the minimum 2% spend of GDP on defence. He knows how important that is to the Ribble Valley. Does he welcome the announcement today by the Prime Minister and BAE Systems that a new training academy will open at BAE Systems Samlesbury, not only to train the new apprentices but to tune up the great skills we already have at BAE Systems?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (12 March 2015)

Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of each Sea Lightning will be built in the United Kingdom by BAE Systems and other British contractors.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Trade Union Reform (Civil Service) (10 March 2015)

Lucy Powell: ...their political ideology than good accounting. Check-off is another example. Many major private employers use it: in construction, there is Balfour Beatty; in pharmaceuticals, there is AstraZeneca; in manufacturing, there is BAE Systems, GKN and Rolls-Royce. All of these private sector companies recognise its benefits, but unsurprisingly this Conservative-led Government have done...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nimrod Aircraft (6 March 2015)

Julian Brazier: ...airframes, against a corresponding receipt of 1 million. Available financial information has not identified payments relating to the programme after 20 October 2012. Information on payments made to BAE Systems in respect of work undertaken on the Nimrod MRA4 programme is no longer centrally held and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. I am withholding details of...

Women: Economic Empowerment — Motion to Take Note (5 March 2015)

Baroness Jolly: ...Act, Report initiative, we are encouraging firms actively to look at how their female employees are faring, take action to address any issues and report publicly on their progress. More than 270 companies have signed up so far, including major employers such as BT, Tesco, Specsavers, Unilever and BAE Systems. That means that more than 2.5 million employees are working in organisations...

Astute-class Submarines — Question (2 March 2015)

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill: My Lords, in view of the vulnerable international situation, have the Government been in discussions with BAE Systems about how to speed up the production of these necessary submarines with Tomahawk missiles if the international situation gets worse, or are we stuck on a timetable that has no connection with the international scene?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 45 Destroyers (2 March 2015)

Lord Astor of Hever: ...being considered. This would add greater resilience to the Power and Propulsion system by increasing electrical generation capacity. The feasibility phase for this work, which is being co-funded by BAE Systems and the MOD, will conclude at the end of March 2015. A decision on whether to proceed with the upgrade programme will then be considered against wider Defence priorities and would be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Patrol Craft (26 February 2015)

Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the agreement in principle with BAE Systems for three offshore patrol vessels.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Tornado Aircraft (11 February 2015)

Philip Dunne: Installation of the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) II involves the integration of multiple Tornado GR4 aircraft systems. BAE Systems is managing this through a Weapon System Specification from which it has flowed down specific equipment specifications to the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The OEMs detail how they have met the specific equipment specification by...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Shipbuilding: Portsmouth (4 February 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Mike Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to reach a decision on the future use of the shipbuilding sheds in Portsmouth which have been handed back to his Department by BAE Systems.

Small Businesses — Question for Short Debate (3 February 2015)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: ...excellent organisation to continue with the work it does for small businesses. In one area especially, it is my contention that there is scope for government to influence procurement policy and help the local economy. BAE Systems in Barrow has made some encouraging statements in respect of local involvement and has been extremely approachable. However, once the tendering process gets under...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Trident (27 January 2015)

Philip Dunne: The expected 42 million reduction in cost results from changes to the way the Department pays for the Barrow facility improvements. The payment changes reflect a move from overhead recovery from BAE Systems to direct funding by the Ministry of Defence, and an associated reduction in the company's profit to reflect the reduced level of commercial risk. Much of the plant and equipment...

Defence: Type 26 Frigates — Question (26 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Astor of Hever: My Lords, the Type 26 will be built by BAE Systems on the Clyde. Complex UK warships are built only in UK shipyards and we have no plans to change this. Although the contract has not been awarded, we have been clear that from 2015 the Clyde will be the UK’s only shipyard that builds complex warships.

Businesses (North of England) — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (14 January 2015)

Nigel Evans: ...(David Rutley) on securing this debate. I am incredibly fortunate in the Ribble Valley to have businesses both small and large. Between Salmesbury in my patch and Warton in a neighbouring patch, BAE Systems employs 11,000 people, and it is well known that for every job created at BAE Systems, about three are created in smaller businesses down the pipeline. The Consortium of Lancashire...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (12 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Menzies: May I put on record my thanks to the Minister for the Armed Forces for his visit to BAE systems in Warton and Salmesbury aerodromes, which are key employers in Lancashire? Will he update the House on defence export prospects for the Hawk trainer aircraft, as its production line has recently opened in my Fylde constituency?

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