Results 1–20 of 1574 for speaker:Stuart Andrew

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Bangladesh: Military Alliances (26 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: The UK has strong ties with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan, which we value and reinforce through regular defence engagement, exercises and training courses. The Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary visited Islamabad in March 2019 for the annual Defence Cooperation Forum with Pakistan and regular dialogue continues at senior military level. The Pakistan National Defence University...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Warships: Deployment (25 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: Both HMS DAUNTLESS and HMS DARING are in planned deep maintenance periods. I am withholding information on their future programmes as this would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary (24 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 17 July 2019. The correct answer should have been: The amounts spent in each financial year on vessel maintenance for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (rounded to the nearest million) are shown in the following table: Financial Year Total Spend (£ million) 2015-16 11674 2016-17 5648 2017-18 9695 2018-19 76 Data...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary (24 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: The amounts spent in each financial year on vessel maintenance for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (rounded to the nearest million) are shown in the following table: Financial Year Total Spend (£ million) 2015-16 11674 2016-17 5648 2017-18 9695 2018-19 76 Data for financial years 2009-10 to 2014-15 is no longer held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Queen Elizabeth (22 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: Maintenance of Royal Navy warships (including their power and propulsion systems) is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract. While an immediate assessment of the flood damage in HMS Queen Elizabeth has been conducted, a detailed survey remains ongoing. It is therefore too early to establish costs but it is not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Queen Elizabeth (22 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: We routinely assess all military capability across Defence to ensure we have the appropriate equipment and capabilities to continue to counter the changing threats we face and to protect UK interests at home and around the globe. The Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, which will operate with embedded F35B Lightning Strike aircraft and as part of an integrated Task Group, are the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Astute Class Submarines (22 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: It is not possible to identify a single unit cost for an Astute Class submarine as Boats one to three (Astute, Ambush, and Artful) were contracted as a batch, with the rest of the class subject to separate contractual arrangements. However, as an example of the main costs involved, the whole-boat contract for Agincourt, the seventh and last boat in the class, announced in May 2018, was £1.5...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Future Large Aircraft (22 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: A400M routinely carries ordnance, munitions and explosives in support of the UK's Defence commitments including in the broader Middle East. The type of stores that can be carried have been cleared through a qualification process in line with operational priorities, and there are no restrictions specific to A400M due to vibration.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Future Large Aircraft (22 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: There is no single activity or programme to address aircraft serviceability. All aircraft are operated and maintained in accordance with the Air System Document Set, which includes the Operator's Maintenance Plan. This defines the servicing schedules and their periodicity based primarily on usage. With regard to reliability, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 1 July 2019 to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 31 Frigates: Radar (22 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: At this stage in the programme it is too early to confirm design, equipment and systems for the Type 31e frigates. Final decisions will be made at the main investment decision point, taking into account the role of the ship, operating environment and future threats.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Guided Weapons (22 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: There are currently no plans to modify the weapon systems of the P-8A Poseidon. However, once we have reached the full operating capability of the aircraft, the Department will be in a position to assess the weapon choices available that meet our needs and to enable us to make decisions on future aircraft configurations.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Procurement (22 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: All Ministry of Defence (MOD) investment appraisals are conducted in line with the HM Treasury Green Book, including the provisions of Chapter 6 Section 10 where relevant. Between publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review in November 2015 and 31 March 2018, the MOD awarded nearly 250 contracts above £10 million. Nearly 40 of these are worth more than £100 million, with none...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Torpedoes: Procurement (22 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: The Royal Navy has embarked upon a pre-concept phase regarding the future light weight torpedo programme which will assess the options for extension or replacement of the Sting Ray torpedo.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Porton Down: Animal Experiments (22 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down, Wiltshire, is licensed by the Home Office to conduct the Ministry of Defence's in-house research involving the use of animals. In 2017 and 2018, no animals were used in scientific procedures at Dstl Porton Down under a multiple generic licence. Dstl does not hold licences of this type. Animals are used in experiments to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Warships: Procurement (22 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 3 April 2019 to Question 238591 to the right hon. Member for Warley (Mr John Spellar). 238591 - Defence Procurement (Word Document, 22.63 KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Unmanned Air Vehicles (17 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: The Army first purchased 160 Black Hornet 1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in 2011 as part of a £20 million contract with FLIR UAS (formerly Prox Dynamics). The systems were used on operations in Afghanistan, but that capability has since been phased out. In 2019 the Army purchased 90 of the upgraded Black Hornet 3 UAS at a contract value of £1.7 million. There is no intention to deploy the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers (17 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: Three Tide Class Tankers are in service with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary; the fourth (TIDEFORCE) will enter service soon. No additional funding has been required or allocated.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (16 Jul 2019)

Welsh Affairs: Wales and the Armed Forces. 2:15 pm; The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Stuart Andrew MP, Minister for Defence Procurement Air Marshal Richard Knighton, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Capability) Major General Ralph Wooddisse, Assistant Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Chief of Defence People

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Guided Weapons: Procurement (16 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: The lead times for replenishing missiles is typically between 18 and 36 months depending on the munition type. Procurement costs are regularly reviewed and are dependent on the quantity of missiles being procured, customer priorities and market conditions at the time. I am withholding specific details of lead times which would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Guided Weapons: Procurement (16 Jul 2019)

Stuart Andrew: The UK's Trident II D5 missiles form part of a pool of available missiles shared with the US. The UK pays an annual contribution to the continued maintenance of the missile stock based on our share of the overall missile inventory.


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