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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: International Military Services: Debts (15 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The dispute is the subject of ongoing litigation initiated by the Ministry of Defence and Support for the Armed Forces of Iran against International Military Services Ltd. It would not be appropriate for the Government to comment.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment and Support: Conditions of Employment (15 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Trends in the level of pay and working conditions of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) employees are subject to regular monitoring through organisational governance processes. The DE&S Annual Report and Accounts contains comparative information on these subjects and can be found on gov.uk at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/defence-equipment-...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment and Support: Pay (15 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) staff are rewarded individually, with salary increases being based on how staff have performed throughout the year relative to their peers, and their salary in comparison to the market benchmark for their role. The distribution of civilian employees below the Senior Civil Service who were eligible for the 2018 pay award against each of DE&S’ five...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment: Cost Effectiveness (14 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: As stated in the Defence Equipment Plan 2018, the Ministry of Defence has secured sizeable cost savings on the Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (£207 million), Apache Capability Sustainment Programme (£132 million) and Type 26 frigates (£104 million). These are the result of efficiencies identified and realised by Defence Equipment and Support through transformation initiatives. In...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Scotland (12 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Our regional analyses do not provide a breakdown on whether defence spending relates to resource or capital expenditure.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment: Scotland (12 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The budgetary structure of the Ministry of Defence does not show separately the costs of the three individual Armed Services. This is because large parts of the Armed Services operate as fully integrated joint organisations in which elements from the Navy, Army and Air Force work closely together and share land, buildings and facilities, and sometimes equipment. The attached table shows...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Minesweepers (12 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Mine Countermeasures and Hydrographic Capability project is investigating the use of autonomous systems to deliver the Royal Navy's future Mine Counter Measures capability. I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 1 November 2018 to Question 184916 to the right hon. Member for North Durham (Kevan Jones). Minesweepers (Word Document, 26.4 KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Shipping: Procurement (12 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: We plan to award a contract for Type 31e by December 2019 and for the Fleet Solid Support ships in 2020.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Trade Fairs (12 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Defence Procurement, Research, Technology and Exportability 2019 (DPRTE 2019) is a commercial event organised by BiP Solutions Ltd. As such the Ministry of Defence is not responsible for the organisation of the event, including attendance and the choice of venue.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment: Finance (12 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: On the basis of a review in summer 2017, detailed cost forecasts were developed for procurement and support programmes managed by the Defence Nuclear Organisation. This included the Dreadnought programme where re-profiling provided opportunities to drive out cost and risk later in the programme to ensure it remains on schedule and within its £31 billion estimated cost. I am withholding the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment: Finance (12 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Contingency funding managed by head office will be used to offset aggregate increases in cost across the whole programme, after project and TLB-level risk management controls have been applied. We will decide on the allocation of this funding as part of our normal financial planning and budgeting process.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment: Parliamentary Scrutiny (12 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: We are grateful to the National Audit Office for their report and continue to work with them to improve our processes and transparency. We expect to report the implications of decisions affecting the Equipment Plan in future Equipment Plan financial summary reports.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Contracts (8 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Holding answer received on 07 November 2018 When placing contracts through a competitive procurement process the Ministry of Defence (MOD) relies on competitive pressures to restrict profit margins to market rates. Such market pressure is absent in non-competitive contracting where the MOD relies instead upon the protections offered by Part 2 of the Defence Reform Act 2014 (DRA) and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Sea King Helicopters (6 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Ministry of Defence operated a total of 183 Sea King helicopters between 1969 and their out of service date in September this year. It is not possible to estimate the number of RAF personnel that either crewed or maintained the Sea King helicopter fleet during that period as this information is not held centrally and personnel records do not provide the granularity of detail required.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Sea King Helicopters: Decommissioning (6 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Sixteen Sea King helicopters were decommissioned in 2016. This included two Sea King HU Mk 5 helicopters which were retired from Ministry of Defence service and placed in the disposal reserve, until being regenerated for lease to a company, HeliOperations Ltd, for training purposes. This lease ended in September 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Sea King Helicopters: Repairs and Maintenance (6 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Yes, standard maintenance of the Sea King helicopter included maintenance of the engine, gearbox and the heating and ventilation system.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Sea King Helicopters: Asbestos (6 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has known about the presence of asbestos in Sea King helicopters since they entered service in 1969 and it has been managed in accordance with the regulations in place at the time. As part of the wider remit to reduce and eliminate Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) in military systems, progressive action was taken since 1999 to reduce ACM in the Sea King fleet....

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: War Graves: Iron and Steel (5 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: UK Government officials continue to work closely with regional authorities to protect the wrecks of Royal Navy vessels, share information and support each other's interests where possible to protect these sites and to ensure the last resting places of our people are adequately protected. Where we have evidence of desecration of the wrecks of Royal Navy vessels, we will take appropriate action.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Private Finance Initiative (5 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Ministry of Defence has placed no private finance initiative (PFI) contracts between the period in question. Information on PFI contracts across Government, as at 31 March 2017, can be found at the below link, which also filters for specific Departments: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/private-finance-i nitiative-and-private-finance-2-projects-2017-summary-data.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Public Private Partnerships (5 Nov 2018)

Stuart Andrew: What constitutes a Public Private Partnerships (PPP) contract has changed over time and all the relevant data that could be regarded as PPP is not held centrally. Therefore, the number of these contracts the Ministry of Defence has placed could be provided only at disproportionate cost.


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