Alex Chalk: The Ministry of Defence will establish governance structures for the Fleet Solid Support ship programme at both the contractual and programmatic levels, ensuring appropriate levels of governance for the programme.
Alex Chalk: Defence Equipment and Support, as the Contracting Authority, will hold the contractor to account for all of its obligations.
Alex Chalk: I refer the right. hon Member to the answer I gave on 25 November 2022 to Question 89766. Fleet Solid Support Ships: Employment (docx, 17.1KB)
Alex Chalk: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has discussed the use of sustainable and synthetic fuels in air platforms over a number of years. These discussions enabled the Royal Air Force (RAF) to fly the UK's first military air transport flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel on one of their operational Voyager aircraft. This was a joint endeavour between the MOD and industry partners, Airbus,...
Alex Chalk: No, it did not.
Alex Chalk: The precise distribution of these jobs between UK sites throughout the duration of the Fleet Solid Support ship contract is a matter for the respective companies. The increased investment from the programme will provide the companies with the means to create new jobs and reinvigorate the shipbuilding sector.
Alex Chalk: The Ministry of Defence has a single loan arrangement that has generated interest rate payments This has only been in place since August 2021 and generated the payments outlined below. There have been no other loans that have generated interest payments since 2015. Financial Year 2021-22 2022-23 (as at 31 Oct 22) Working Capital Facility (WCF) Agreement with Sheffield Forgemasters...
Alex Chalk: The trials are conducted under a safe system of work endorsed by the Ajax Safety Assurance Panel. This safety protocol includes the use of the live monitoring of crew noise and vibration exposure levels to ensure exposure remains within the appropriate legislative action value. In my previous Answer of 18 November to Question 87760 I stated that Army crews are not required to undertake...
Alex Chalk: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister for the Armed Forces (James Heappey) on 14 March 2022 to Question 135702 to the hon. Member for Stockton South (Matt Vickers). Tanks: Procurement (docx, 21.1KB)
Alex Chalk: The Department's planned spend on new boilers for the Financial Year 2022-23 is £6 million. The Department does not hold the information on repairing boilers in the format requested and it can only be provided at disproportionate cost.
Alex Chalk: This information is not held because Pinnacle Group are not responsible for recovering payments from Service families for any damages in relation to their Service Family Accommodation.
Alex Chalk: Since April 2020, 33 boilers have been replaced in Single Living Accommodation as part of Programme Hydro. Programme Hydro will be delivered over a 10-year period and is predominantly focussed on resilience and timely responses to heating and hot water issues (boiler replacement does not typically sit within it).
Alex Chalk: The Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) accommodation contracts came into service on 1 April 2022. The contracts comprise of one National Accommodation Management Services (NAMS) contract, held by Pinnacle, and four Regional Accommodation Maintenance Services contracts held by Amey and VIVO. The Key Performance Indicators for the NAMS contract held with Pinnacle, will be placed in...
Alex Chalk: The Fleet Solid Support ships have been designed in the UK by BMT, a leading firm of Naval Architects. Intellectual Property rights in the design rest with BMT. The terms of the contract will give the Ministry of Defence free user rights under the FSS contract to operate, support and maintain the vessels through life.
Alex Chalk: The costs for the C-130J Hercules, Atlas A400M and C-17 for the last five financial years are given in the table below. £ million FY2017-18 FY2018-19 FY2019-20 FY2020-21 FY2021-22 Atlas A400M 339.064 106.951 26.678 236.738 185.243 C-130J Hercules 140.291 109.703 88.391 135.916 128.199 C-17 79.619 100.476 91.37 97.274 109.41 Costs are non-ringfenced Resource...
Alex Chalk: The structure of the winning team is a matter purely for the companies themselves.
Alex Chalk: The duration of contracts offered to employees of companies contracted by the Ministry of Defence is a matter for those companies.
Alex Chalk: I refer the right hon. Member to the answer given on 22 November 2022 to Question 88827. Fleet Solid Support Ships: Contracts (docx, 16.3KB)
Alex Chalk: I refer the right hon. Member to the answer given by my predecessor on 23 September 2021 to Question number 51616. Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement (docx, 24.2KB)
Alex Chalk: The information needed to answer the hon. Member's question is taking time to collate. I will write to him with an answer shortly, and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.