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Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (17 Oct 2017)

Defence: F-35 Procurement. 2:45 pm; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Peter Ruddock, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin UK Jeff Babione, Executive Vice President and General Manager, F-35 Programme, Lockheed Martin UK Steve Over, Director, F-35 International Strategy and Customer Engagement, Lockheed Martin UK Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement Stephen Lovegrove, Permanent Secretary, MoD Lt General Mark Poffley, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Bases: Food (17 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The daily cost of core meals for UK Service personnel is set by the Armed Forces Pay Review Body at £5.74 inclusive of Value Added Tax. The table below highlights the core meal price spent on produce and ingredients: Breakfast Lunch Main Meal Total Food cost £1.20 £1.62 £1.97 £4.79 VAT @ 20% £0.24 £0.32 £0.39 £0.95 ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Ocean (17 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: There are no plans to review the decision to decommission HMS OCEAN in 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft: Procurement (17 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is procuring nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft under a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) arrangement with the US Government. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2019. The estimated total cost is $3.2 billion. This figure includes the cost of the aircraft, and also encompasses initial support, training, sonobuoy and weapons provisioning, together...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Bombardier: Belfast (17 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The Secretary of State fully understands the importance of Bombardier to Northern Ireland and has been closely engaged on this matter, meeting with both the Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in support the Government's approach. Alongside this and as part of the wider Government efforts, we have made it clear to Boeing that this is not the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Boeing (17 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: Information on how much the Ministry of Defence has paid to Boeing in each of the last five years is provided below: Year Value* (million) 2016-17 £348 2015-16 £493 2014-15 £488 2013-14 £499 2012-13 £524 *figures rounded to the nearest million This information is also published in the Trade Industry & Contracts Statistical...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Albion (17 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The cost of the work on the last refit of HMS Albion was around £90 million.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Frigates and Patrol Craft: Per Capita Costs (16 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: For the cost per ship of the Type 26 Frigate, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 25 July 2017 to Question 5703 to the member for Bridgend (Madeleine Moon). The Type 31e Frigate programme is currently in its pre-procurement phase. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has issued a Request for Information to industry, inviting high level proposals against the outline requirements, cost and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Yemen: Military Intervention (16 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) monitors all alleged International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations arising from airstrikes reportedly conducted by the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen since March 2015. The UK is not party to the conflict and the MOD does not conduct investigations in to alleged IHL violations in Yemen. The UK continues to use diplomatic and military channels to engage with Saudi...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Aircraft Carriers: Gibraltar (16 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: As part of forward planning for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, the Royal Navy continues to review ports that would be accessible to these ships. This process includes the infrastructure requirements at South Mole in Gibraltar.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 31 Frigates (16 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The Ministry of Defence published a Request for Information on 15 September 2017 which included a summary of the whole-ship requirements, including the weapons specification.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: West Wales (16 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: Research and Development (R&D) is critical to the delivery of battle-winning capability for our Armed Forces. In 2015-16, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) spent £1.65 billion on R&D, much of it with UK industry, sustaining many UK jobs. Information on Government investment in military R&D in west Wales in the last five years is not held centrally and could be provided only at...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Government Departments: Iron and Steel (16 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is fully supportive of wider Government efforts to support the UK steel industry. Following the implementation of the Government's updated policy guidance on steel procurement, the MOD has remained engaged with its prime defence contractors to ensure their support in adhering to the practices and guidelines set out in the policy. This includes forecasting our...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Warships: Decommissioning (16 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: We continuously review the capabilities we require. The National Security Capability Review is focussed on the continued implementation of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, to ensure the United Kingdom’s investment in national security capabilities is as joined-up, effective and efficient as possible. No decisions have been made and any discussion of specific platforms or...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: NATO: Military Exercises (16 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: As at 1 April 2017, we had 38 M3 amphibious bridging vehicles. We do not routinely comment on specific levels of readiness and specific locations for individual capabilities as to do so would compromise operational security, or would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. 38 UK M3 amphibious bridging vehicles have been based in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Red Arrows (16 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The Red Arrows use the Hawk T1 aircraft which is due to remain in service until 2030. The UK currently has a pool of 75 T1 aircraft from which the Red Arrows are able to draw. Given the number of aircraft currently in service there is no pressing need to make a decision on Red Arrows replacement. Consideration will be given to replacing the Hawk T1 in due course but a decision is unlikely to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft: Procurement (16 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) centrally manages the impact of variations in foreign exchange rates as part of the routine financial management of the defence programme. The foreign currency arrangements in place will limit the impact from the current foreign exchange position and any further considerations will be dealt with as part of the MOD's annual planning cycle. This has not affected...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Antiship Missiles (16 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to Question 105167 on 10 October 2017 to the hon. Member for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine (Andrew Bowie). 105167 - WQnA extract on Antiship missiles (Word Document, 12.36 KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Logistic Commodities and Services: Donnington (12 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The opening of the Defence Fulfilment Centre (DFC) in April this year marked the completion of the build; at the same time the facility became partially operational. Work continues to equip and stock the DFC to ensure full operational capability by March 2019.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Trident Submarines (12 Oct 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: We estimate the four new Dreadnought submarines will cost £31 billion spread over 35 years. On top of this, we are setting a contingency of £10 billion. As outlined in the 2017 Nuclear Workforce Assessment, the majority of skills required for UK civil nuclear projects are generic; however, the majority of those required for Defence are more specialised.


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