Stuart Andrew: The Submarine Delivery Agency works closely with all its suppliers to increase confidence that they will be able to deliver to time and cost. This includes provision for regular progress reports. The Ministry of Defence is also rolling out a Strategic Supplier Management Programme that works with customers across Defence to understand the level of performance across strategic suppliers'...
Stuart Andrew: The total contract value to provide support to the Jackal, Coyote, Mastiff, Ridgback, Wolfhound and Husky fleets through the Service Provision and Transformation Contract with Babcock is £59.26 million. In addition to the vehicles listed, this value includes support to the Foxhound fleet.
Stuart Andrew: The Sandown-Class Minehunters are currently undergoing a technical refresh programme, which will update the seven platforms with the Thales 2093 Sonar. The capability upgrade for the First of Class was successfully completed in September 2018. Future capability upgrades are aligned with individual ship's upkeep programmes.
Stuart Andrew: The scheduled undocking of Swiftsure on 27 August 2018 marked the successful completion of Stage 1 of the initial dismantling process with the removal of over 50 tonnes of low level radioactive waste on time and within budget. Planning for the next stage continues.
Stuart Andrew: During the last four financial years (2014-15 to 2017-18) the Ministry of Defence purchased Glivec Tablets 400mg and Stelara Injection 45mg/0.5ml at a cost of £3,208 and £2,147 respectively.
Stuart Andrew: The Cost Assurance and Analysis Service (CAAS) provides a range of independent cost management services across the Ministry of Defence (MOD) linking in through the acquisition system. CAAS also provides financial assurance to the MOD Director General Finance.
Defence: European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP).
Witnesses: Stuart Andrew MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement Linda Dann, Head of European Bilateral Relations and EU Exit, Ministry of Defence Valerie Evans, Head of the International Relations Group, Defence Equipment and Support Daniel Drake, Head of the Euro-Atlantic Security Policy Unit, Ministry of Defence
European Scrutiny: European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP).
Witnesses: Stuart Andrew MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement, Ministry of Defence Linda Dann, Head of European Bilateral Relations and EU Exit, Ministry of Defence Valerie Evans, Head of the International Relations Group, Defence Equipment and Support Daniel Drake, Head of the Euro-Atlantic Security Policy Unit (a joint FCO-MOD unit)
Stuart Andrew: Thank you very much, Mr Hollobone; it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. I too offer my congratulations to the hon. Member for Glasgow North East (Mr Sweeney) for securing this important debate. I know that this a matter close to his heart and an issue of great importance to him. I was somewhat depressed, however, by the fact that he said he will be 30 in January, given that I...
Stuart Andrew: There were issues with the start of the procurement process. We have reset that, and I reassure the hon. Gentleman that we are sticking to delivery of the first one by the end of 2023. We have made that commitment; this is an ambitious project, and we are determined and working incredibly hard to ensure that we catch up any time that may have been lost. Each time I have updates, I get more...
Stuart Andrew: It is not a warship by definition, for the simple reason that the definition is based on the UK’s requirement to retain the ability to design, build and integrate frigates, destroyers and aircraft carriers for reasons of national security, ensuring that the complex nature of the construct is an important part of it from the very beginning. We will continue to have this argument—unions are...
Stuart Andrew: The Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 stated our intent to buy 138 F-35 Lightning aircraft over the life of the programme. The first tranche of 48 aircraft will be F-35B; decisions on subsequent tranches of Lightning will be taken at the appropriate time.
Stuart Andrew: The UK Lightning Force will have the ability to operate from austere land-bases.
Stuart Andrew: As a key supplier to the Ministry of Defence, Babcock's performance, including any partnering subsidiaries or Joint Ventures, is regularly monitored. This is carried out through robust monitoring of contract performance indicators, with action being taken as appropriate where standards are not met.
Stuart Andrew: The Expressions of Interest process for the Fleet Solid Support ships did not include any technical specifications. The detailed technical specification requirements will be released to companies that are invited to negotiate for the Design and Manufacture contract.
Stuart Andrew: Through the Public Contract Regulations 2015, all public sector buyers must include 30-day payment terms in new public sector contracts and require that this payment term be passed down the supply chain. Public sector buyers must also publish annually on their payment performance. Her Majesty's Government strongly encourages businesses to report poor payment practice and instances of late...
Stuart Andrew: Defence Equipment and Support employees remained on the previous Ministry of Defence pay grade structure until April 2017. Details of this are published on gov.uk at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/mod-organisation-c harts
Stuart Andrew: The Typhoon Enhanced Collision Awareness is a collision awareness system rather than a collision avoidance system, and is not required to comply with Def Stan 00-970, part 13, sub-paragraph 188.8.131.52 (Aircraft Collision Avoidance System).
Stuart Andrew: We do not collate data on total Defence spending figures for Scotland (or any other part of the UK) and, therefore, it cannot be disaggregated to separate resource and capital expenditure.
Stuart Andrew: As one of our key suppliers, we hold regular discussions with Babcock covering a wide range of programme and supply chain matters. We remain committed to working closely with Babcock to safely deliver submarine support work, including planned maintenance projects. The contract for HMS Vanguard's planned period of extended maintenance and refuel work was awarded in 2015 and is funded by the...