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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces (27 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: We are committed to investing over £17 billion in the Land environment to provide the Army with a modernised warfighting division that includes the transformational STRIKE capability. This investment will support and provide opportunities for the UK's Land and defence sector. To date only Shipbuilding and Combat Air have been selected for a specific sector strategy, other sectors (such...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Spain: Submarines (27 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: We are confident of UK sovereignty over the whole of Gibraltar, including British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. The Royal Navy continues to challenge all incursions by State vessels into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office support this by making formal diplomatic protests to the relevant authorities.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Decorations (27 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The initial awards of the Iraq and Syria Operational Service Medal were to personnel who were based in either Iraq or Cyprus. These personnel will have subsequently deployed on further operations, deployed again on Operation SHADER, or returned to their home base. Further eligible locations for award of the medal are currently under consideration.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment (27 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Government remains committed to real terms growth of the Equipment Plan by 1% each year and to meeting the NATO guideline to spend 20% of its defence expenditure on major equipment, and associated research and development. We plan to spend £179 billion over the 10 years to 2027 to deliver the cutting edge ships, aircraft, and armoured vehicles our military need now and in the future....

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces (27 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Armed Forces Operational Pinch Points are closely monitored and managed by the Services and the Defence Board. A range of long and short-term measures, at both Single Service and Tri-Service level, are being taken to resolve current shortfalls and mitigate their impact, including using financial recruitment and retention incentives and targeted extensions of Service. The close monitoring and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 31 Frigates (27 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Royal Navy's Type 31e frigates will be capable of unrestricted global deployment, experiencing a wide range of sea and climatic conditions, and will operate effectively in various regions, including northern waters and the South Atlantic all year round. However ships must comply with the International Maritime Organization Polar Code, which sets out regulations for shipping in the Polar...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMY Iolaire (27 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Royal Navy is in the process of identifying potential vessels to be designated under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986, and the status of HMY IOLAIRE is being reviewed as part of this process. We expect a decision to be made at the end of this year.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (26 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: A summary of F-35 Lightning costs will appear in the annual Defence Equipment Plan 2018, which is due to be published in September 2018. Once the UK fleet is fully established in the UK, operating costs will be incorporated into centralised budgets and set out in the Ministry of Defence's Annual Report and Accounts.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Trident Submarines (26 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: We have delivered our 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR15) commitment to establish the Defence Nuclear Organisation, the Submarine Delivery Agency and the Dreadnought Alliance to strengthen our organisational, industrial and commercial arrangements for the Dreadnought submarine programme. The Programme remains on track to deliver on schedule and within the estimated cost of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Warships: Radar (25 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy, supported by their respective science and technology organisations (Dstl and Defence Science and Technology Group) completed a collaborative capability study this year into Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar technology (including CEAFAR). The study concluded that both Navies field world class Radar capabilities with exciting opportunities for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Ocean (25 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: HMS Ocean was sold to the Brazilian Government for £84 million. The Payment Schedule is subject to review, dependent upon any work supporting the sale being carried out as planned and with the final payment to be adjusted to reflect the final docking costs.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft (25 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: A broad range of academic institutions were consulted during the development of the Combat Air Strategy, including Cranfield University, the Strategy and Security Unit at the University of Exeter, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS), RAND Europe and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). Ministry of Defence officials had face to face consultations with 11 academics,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Departmental Responsibilities (25 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: I was appointed by the Prime Minister on 19 July 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment (25 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: We are committed to delivering large, complex and technologically challenging defence programmes to give our military the very best equipment. We recognise the financial risks in the equipment plan and are working to incorporate the recommendations of the National Audit Office and Public Accounts Committee's reviews of the Equipment Plan 2017 into our management of the Plan. Going forward,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment (25 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: As the National Audit Office reported in January 2018, the Department had achieved £7.9 billion of a £16 billion savings target between 2010 and 2027, and had also identified potential savings to meet all but £0.5 billion of the remaining £8.1 billion over the next nine years. As such, we remain confident and committed to delivering this as agreed, and will report on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Aircraft Carriers (25 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Ministry of Defence keeps costs within the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier programme under very close scrutiny. The final cost of the programme will be subject to commercial negotiations with the Aircraft Carrier Alliance. The overall impact will only be clear once we have concluded our talks.

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: It is a pleasure to reply to this debate, in what is my last act as a Wales Minister before I move on to the Ministry of Defence. I should like to take this opportunity to say what a great pleasure it has been to work with the Wales Office, and I want to pay tribute to the team, who have supported me brilliantly, and to the work that we have done with Members across the House and in Wales. I...

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The hon. Gentleman will know full well that this Government engaged massively with both the Welsh Government and the Scottish Government, and we went a long way in listening to the views that were represented by both Governments. The Welsh Government, thankfully, recognise that the UK Government have come a long way and have produced a measure that is acceptable. It is a shame that the...

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The honest answer is: I do not know the answer to that question, but I will be honest about it and I will happily get back to the hon. Gentleman if he will allow me. The hon. Member for Midlothian (Danielle Rowley) talked about how sad it is that people feel they have to choose between being Scottish or British, which is an important point. I consider myself Welsh, but I am also very proud...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Patrol Craft (23 Jul 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Yes. The National Shipbuilding Strategy (page 33) set out that Offshore Patrol Vessels should be subject to open international competition, provided that there are no compelling national security reasons to constrain a particular procurement to national providers.


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