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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Unmanned Air Vehicles (28 October 2014)

Philip Dunne: The Hermes 450 Unmanned Air System was procured by the Ministry of Defence from Thales UK as a service provision in response to an Urgent Operational Requirement. The Department has therefore never owned the equipment and does not have access to the unit cost. Watchkeeper is a system delivering an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability and comprising a number of elements...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (27 October 2014)

Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (EU Sub-Committee B): Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)/Civil Drones. 4:00 pm; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 4.15pm) evidence will be heard from Dr Sue Wolfe, Callen Lenz; Ray Mann, National Aeronautical Centre; and Thales UK and (at approximately 5.15pm) from Captain Andy Brown, Chairman RPAS Working Group, British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA); Gary Clayton, UAVS Group and Keith Hayward, Royal Aeronautical Society.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Tram-train Project (23 October 2014)

Mike Kane: ...week, the new Metrolink line to Manchester airport will open. At 14.5 km, it has been one of the biggest civil engineering projects in the country. Will the Minister join me in thanking the M-Pact Thales consortium, which has delivered the project a year ahead of schedule, as well as Transport for Greater Manchester and the good people of Wythenshawe, who have endured the disruption with...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Unmanned Air Vehicles (13 October 2014)

Lord Astor of Hever: None. The Ministry of Defence is procuring 54 Watchkeeper air vehicles from Thales UK. We expect deliveries to be complete by March 2016.

Written Answers — Defence: Unmanned Air Vehicles (5 September 2014)

Philip Dunne: None. UAV Tactical Systems Ltd, a joint venture company owned by Elbit and Thales, is a sub-contractor of Thales UK, the prime contractor for the Watchkeeper programme. It is the responsibility of prime contractors to select and manage the performance of their sub-contractors.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Defence Growth Partnership (4 September 2014)

Matthew Hancock: ...Steering Committee are Airbus Group, Atkins, Babcock, BAE Systems, Cobham, Finmeccanica, General Dynamics, Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, Marshall, MBDA, QinetiQ, Raytheon, Rolls Royce, Serco, Thales. The trade association, ADS, is also a member and represents the interests of the wider defence sector. SME representation is currently being reviewed by the DGP. The Department for...

Aerospace Industry — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (2 September 2014)

Jim Shannon: ...Foster—as have this Government and other Governments. We have a huge range of aerospace companies operating in Northern Ireland, including B/E Aerospace, Magellan Aerospace, Goodrich, RFD Beaufort and Thales, to name just a few, so it is perhaps not surprising that one in three of the world’s aircraft seats are manufactured in the village of Kilkeel in Northern Ireland. Look...

Scottish Parliament: Innovation Centres (Economic Impact) (20 August 2014)

Michael Russell: ...kind. That reflects the strong support from industry, which recognises the potential ambition of the programme. Those partners all come with high expectations and high reputations. Time precludes my naming them all, but they include GlaxoSmithKline, Thales UK, Amor Group, Philips Healthcare, Cisco Systems, Thermo Fisher Scientific—which I visited this morning—and Aridhia...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (14 August 2014)

Scottish Affairs: The Referendum on Separation for Scotland. 10:15 am
Witnesses: Eric McLeod, GMB Convenor Trade Union Secretary, Babcock International Group, Kenny Jordan, Regional Secretary, CSEU Scotland, Ronnie Taylor, Software Engineer and Unite Shop Steward, Thales UK and Jim Bredin, Deputy Convenor, Thales Group UK; Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, National Association of Pension Funds

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Economy (16 July 2014)

Theresa Villiers: ...That company alone announced 628 jobs in Dungannon, Craigavon and Ballymena. We have had further good news, with jobs announcements from Alexander Mann Solutions, HeartSine Technologies, Wrightbus, Thales, First Derivatives and, of course, Thompson Aero Seating.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (8 July 2014)

Scottish Affairs: The Referendum on Separation for Scotland. 11:30 am; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: ..., Babcock International Group, Raymond Duguid, Unite Convenor Trade Union Chairman, Babcock International Group, Andy Johnston, Trade Union Liaison and Site Convenor, Optronics Business Segment, Thales UK, Ronnie Taylor, Software Engineer and Unite Shop Steward, Thales UK and Henry Wilson, Lead Detail Designer and Staff Convenor, BAE Systems

Written Answers — Defence: Clyde Naval Base (23 June 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Katy Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will provide a skills breakdown of the civilian personnel employed at HMNB Clyde by (a) his Department, (b) Babcock, (c) Serco, (d) Rolls-Royce, (e) Thales and (f) other main contractors.

Written Answers — Defence: Clyde Naval Base (23 June 2014)

Katy Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilian personnel are employed at HMNB Clyde by (a) his Department, (b) Babcock, (c) ABL Alliance, (d) Serco, (e) Rolls Royce, (f) Thales and (g) other main contractors.

Written Answers — Transport: Road Traffic Control: Motorways (3 April 2014)

Robert Goodwill: ...Macnaughton McGregor Ltd Marriott Davies Yapp LLP McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd Mendas Ltd Momentum Incorporated Ltd MWL Print Group Ltd Nationwide Gritting Services Ltd NetComposites Ltd Network Information Services Ltd (NIS Ltd) (Mouchel / Thales JV) Nicander Ltd Nimlock Ltd Nusteel Structures Ltd NYS Corporate P M Harris Ltd PD Consult Ltd (Professional Development Consultants Ltd)...

Written Answers — Defence: Aircraft Carrier Alliance (2 April 2014)

Philip Dunne: ...the manufacture phase of the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier project the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA) was formed from BAE Systems Naval Ships (formerly BAE Systems Surface Ships), Babcock, Thales UK and the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The MOD is fully compliant with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Private companies do not fall under the remit of the Freedom of Information...

Defence in Scotland After 2014 (18 March 2014)

Andrew Murrison: ...electro-optical systems in companies based throughout the country, employing thousands of people in high-skill and relatively high-salary positions. Many of our prime contractors—Babcock, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Selex ES, Thales, Raytheon and QinetiQ—have sites in Scotland. The defence sector in Scotland employs about 12,600 people, with 4,000 jobs in Scottish shipyards being...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Youth Unemployment (26 February 2014)

Andrew Robathan: As I have said, this is a devolved matter, but I am delighted to say that there are high-tech and excellent jobs coming forward from companies like Bombardier and Thales which will have apprenticeships, which we applaud.

Business of the House (23 January 2014)

Richard Graham: Last week, Thales UK won a 120 million export order to Indonesia, securing important aerospace jobs. That is just one example of the importance of the Government strategy to rebalance the economy by supporting manufacturing, promoting apprenticeships and exporting to high-growth countries. Does my right hon. Friend agree that one of the strategy’s most important consequences is...

Company Boards (26 November 2013) See 1 other result from this debate

Jo Swinson: ..., to ensure that they properly engage with their work force, address issues as they arise and have mechanisms in place to pre-empt difficult challenges. The hon. Gentleman mentioned his experience at Thales, which is not far from my constituency and is still an appreciated employer. Many of my constituents work for Thales in Glasgow, but I do not know whether there is worker representation...

Scottish Parliament: Defence Industry (20 November 2013) See 3 other results from this debate

Keith Brown: ...poorly protected. BAE has recognised the unique skills of the workforce on the Clyde and at Scotstoun, and we will work with the company to safeguard and build upon that expertise. Babcock is already diversifying into renewables. Thales, another company in Johann Lamont’s constituency, is already working with the Scottish Government on transport projects. We can do better than the UK...

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