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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...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (7 November 2013)

Johann Lamont: ...a defence against the reality it faces. That reality is not just faced by us in the chamber: it is much more serious for those who depend on the jobs. This morning, I spoke to the shop stewards convener at Thales. He described the position that the workers are in following yesterday’s announcement as moving from uncertainty to vulnerability. That vulnerability is because the United...

Written Answers — Defence: Guided Weapons (22 October 2013) See 1 other result from this answer

Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Thales Starstreak high velocity missiles have been purchased by his Department on 11 October 2013; and what the cost to the public purse of this purchase was; (2) how many Thales Starstreak high velocity missiles are currently in the inventory of the armed forces.

Public Bill Committee: Defence Reform Bill: Clause 14 - Regulations relating to qualifying defence contracts (15 October 2013)

Philip Dunne: ...which was completed in January 2012. In April 2012, we started a defence suppliers forum sub-group with our top 10 single-source suppliers. That includes BAE Systems, Finmeccanica, Rolls-Royce, Babcock, Thales, MBDA, QinetiQ and others. Over the past year and a half, we have met with the sub-group more than a dozen times to share our proposed approach and to understand their concerns. I...

Written Answers — Defence: Cybercrime (8 October 2013)

Andrew Robathan: ...of National Infrastructure, British Aerospace, BT, CGI Logica, Cassadian, General Dynamics, Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, QinetiQ, Raytheon UK, Rolls-Royce, Selex ES (part of Finmeccanica), Thales UK, ADS (Aerospace Defence Security) and Intellect. There is an intention for more organisations to be included as work progresses.

Child Protection: Employment Rights (12 September 2013)

Jim Sheridan: ...the jobs—jobs with zero-hours contracts, part-time jobs and jobs for the self-employed. It is important that we try to get a grip of the issue. In my early days—before I came into this place and when I worked for a living—I was with Thales, a well-respected company. Last week, I was at its 125th anniversary and the Thales management went out of their way to tell people of...

Written Answers — Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles (12 September 2013)

Philip Dunne: ...cab have been purchased by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The base vehicles were manufactured in Singapore by Singapore Technologies Kinetics and UK specific equipment was fitted to the vehicles by Thales in Wales. The approved cost of the procurement programme was approximately 180 million. While not defined as combat vehicles, the MOD has purchased protected vehicles such as 376...

UK Submarine Supply Chain (10 July 2013) See 2 other results from this debate

Philip Dunne: ...in the supply chain for build and maintenance of the fleet. For example, as hon. Members from Scotland present in the Chamber are no doubt aware, the sensor support optimisation contract I signed recently with Thales UK in May has secured 50 high tech jobs in Glasgow, along with a further 250 in Crawley, Manchester and Somerset.

[Mr David Amess in the Chair] — Air Transport (Northern Ireland) (27 June 2013)

Naomi Long: ...of the contribution and benefits of aviation to the UK economy. That is especially true in Northern Ireland, particularly in my constituency of Belfast East, where aerospace companies such as Bombardier and Thales directly employ many highly skilled workers. Their employment contributes to the rebalancing of the economy, which the hon. Member for Tewkesbury has said is a priority for the...

Drones: Code of Conduct — Question for Short Debate (25 June 2013)

Earl Attlee: ...development of technologies, systems and procedures with a specific emphasis on unmanned aircraft systems. The consortium is led by seven UK companies—AOS, BAE Systems, Cassidian, Cobham, Qinetiq, Rolls-Royce and Thales—plus a further 70 SMEs and universities. The aim of the programme is to enable the routine use of UAS in all classes of airspace without the need for...

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