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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (3 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the future attrition rates of F-35 aircraft.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement (3 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many F-35B aircraft his Department has (a) taken receipt of and (b) on order as at 1 December 2021.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Guided Weapons (3 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the initial operating capability is of the Martlet surface to air missile system.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (3 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has contracted a vessel to help recover the F-35B aircraft that was recently ditched in the Mediterranean Sea.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Accidents (3 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost incurred to the public purse, including support costs, has been of the recent ditching of the F-35B aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea.

Committee on Standards (2 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: May I refer the Chairman to paragraph 58 on page 19 of the report? I take the point he has made very clearly that these are proposals for consultation and could be changed. However, the paragraph says: “We therefore support the addition to the Code of a rule similar to those adopted by the Welsh Senedd and the Northern Ireland Assembly, making it an investigable breach of the Code for a...

Committee on Standards (2 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: But it would be by the commissioner.

Business of the House (2 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: The Leader of the House gave us the business until 13 December, but the House rises on 16 December, so we still have three unallocated days. After four years, two general election manifestos and a pledge in a national newspaper hand-signed by the Prime Minister, still we have not introduced the much-delayed legislation to end the cycle of endless investigations against Northern Ireland...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems (2 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 12 of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority Annual Report on Major Projects 2020-21 and its grading of the Crowsnest Programme as red, what assessment he has made of the viability of the Crowsnest AEW system.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Accidents (1 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the F-35B aircraft recently ditched in the Mediterranean Sea was insured.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Canada: Army (1 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to close the British Army Training Unit Suffield in Canada.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Merlin Helicopters: Aircraft Carriers (1 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how often the Crowsnest AEW system was flown during the recent CGS21 deployment.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems (1 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Crowsnest AEW system during the recent CG21 deployment.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Accidents (1 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the pilot who recently ejected from the F-35B aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea was from the Royal Air Force or the Fleet Air Arm.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Accidents (1 Dec 2021)

Mark Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what stores were being carried by the F-35B aircraft that was recently ditched in the Mediterranean Sea.

Army Restructuring: Future Soldier (25 Nov 2021)

Mark Francois: The British Army cannot fight without effective kit, but the Public Accounts Committee has declared the MOD’s procurement system “broken”, which it is, and has described the General Dynamics Ajax programme as a catastrophe. The next debacle is the Morpheus programme to replace Bowman, which also has General Dynamics effectively in the lead, and is horribly late and going round in...

Defence: Helicopter Supply Chain (15 Nov 2021)

Mark Francois: A fortnight ago, the all-party Public Accounts Committee published the most damning report it has ever produced on MOD procurement, including helicopter procurement. The report concluded: “To meet the aspirations of the Integrated Review, the Department’s broken system for acquiring military equipment needs an urgent rethink, led by HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office.” Given that not...

Defence: Topical Questions (15 Nov 2021)

Mark Francois: Hello, it’s me again. I will gladly take the Secretary of State up on his offer of a meeting about procurement, but there is an old Army saying: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This is broke—it is official. This is the worst report on MOD procurement in living memory, Ben. We both know it is, so can we please do something about it and put it right?

Photographic Reconnaissance Unit: National Memorial — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (9 Nov 2021)

Mark Francois: I apologise to you, Mr Davies, and to the Minister that I cannot be here for the whole debate because I am about to attend a remembrance service in the Guards’ Chapel. No disrespect is intended. May I pay a family tribute? My late father, Reginald Francois, was on a minesweeper on D-day. There were many reasons why Operation Overlord succeeded, but one undoubtedly was the ceaseless courage...

Northern Ireland: Legacy of the Troubles (27 Oct 2021)

Mark Francois: After more than four years, two general election manifestos and a hand-signed promise in The Sun newspaper from the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State has delivered nothing. My question is very straightforward: “Where is your Bill, Brandon?”


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