Results 41–60 of 2163 for speaker:Guto Bebb

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Fleet Support Ships ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: Since entering a four-year assessment phase in April 2016, the project has held three industry days. We have also undertaken a period of market engagement with UK and international shipbuilders. We formally launched the international competition on 5 June. Subject to normal approvals, our current intent is to award the contract in 2020.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Fleet Support Ships ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: I am surprised by the hon. Gentleman’s question. I have explained several times at the Dispatch Box that we have adopted the shipbuilding strategy in full. The strategy is clear about defining warships as a capability that will be built in the UK and non-warships as a capability that will be subject to international competition.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Fleet Support Ships ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. The weapons element of any ship that is not designated as a warship will be procured from the United Kingdom and fixed on to the platforms in the United Kingdom.[Official Report, 12 July 2018, Vol. 644, c. 7MC.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Fleet Support Ships ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: I reject the right hon. Gentleman’s comments. This Department and this Government have supported our shipbuilding industry to such an extent that for the first time in 40 years we have actually secured significant orders for the export of British-designed warships to Australia. The right hon. Gentleman should recognise that the shipbuilding strategy is working by ensuring that our yards are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Fleet Support Ships ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: My hon. Friend makes an important point. Our shipbuilding industry, our businesses and our yards are fully engaged with the process, and they are confident that they can bring forward a successful bid. The key thing is that they will be bringing bids forward knowing that they are competitive on the world stage, not just being protected due to a “Britain First” policy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Fleet Support Ships ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: First, I extend my thanks to the workers of the Rosyth yard for their fantastic work on our carriers. Secondly, the report that has been produced about the contribution of defence to the prosperity of the UK is important, but I return to the point I made earlier: we have adopted all the recommendations of the shipbuilding strategy, and we are already seeing the results.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Fleet Support Ships ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question but, once again, I refer him back to the shipbuilding strategy, which was endorsed on a cross-party basis. The key thing is that the Type 31e is a frigate and, as such, is designated as a warship. The fleet solid support ships are not designated as warships. We are very clearly following through the shipbuilding strategy, which we think will...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Leaving the EU: Defence and Military Aerospace Industry ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Ministry of Defence is working closely with the defence industry to understand the implications and opportunities presented by our departure from the EU. We will continue to work with our allies and partners on the development of the capability that we need to keep us safe, and much of this already takes place outside an EU framework. The UK defence industry is globally competitive and I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Leaving the EU: Defence and Military Aerospace Industry ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: I am glad to say to the hon. Gentleman that a cross-governmental group is looking into this issue to ensure that we are prepared for the possibility of having to build an independent system for the United Kingdom, but I repeat from the Dispatch Box what I have said previously: our preference is to remain involved in the Galileo project. To exclude the United Kingdom from the project would...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Leaving the EU: Defence and Military Aerospace Industry ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: I do not think that this Government have anything against the aerospace industry. Indeed, the combat air strategy, which was announced by this Department recently, is a sign of our confidence in a world-beating aerospace sector. I will be very pleased when the completion of that work on our new combat air strategy is announced, as it will highlight what this country has to offer. I can assure...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Leaving the EU: Defence and Military Aerospace Industry ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: I will write to the hon. Gentleman about the meeting between the Secretary of State and the individual from the Commission whom he named. I have to say that I have also been in Brussels recently with regard to this issue. It is clear from our perspective that we want to be involved with European defence firms. We would also like to be involved with the European Defence Agency, but the way in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Leaving the EU: Defence and Military Aerospace Industry ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: It is, undoubtedly, a fantastic good news story for the United Kingdom. As I have said, it is the first time that we have exported a warship design in more than 40 years, and great credit should be offered to the teams at BAE and across Government who have worked so hard to ensure that that happens. It is a great success story for our industry and for the United Kingdom.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Leaving the EU: Defence and Military Aerospace Industry ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The chief executive of Airbus made very similar comments back in January, but he would also be very pleased with the plans that were announced by the Prime Minister at the Chequers meeting. The key thing is that defence industries in the United Kingdom are confident—they have larger order books and they are winning contracts for the first time in generations in some countries. On top of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Tier 1 Status: Job Dependency ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The UK has always been and will always be a tier 1 military power, supported by a world-class defence industry. Last year, we spent £18.7 billion with UK industry and commerce, directly supporting 123,000 jobs throughout the United Kingdom. Through the modernising defence programme we are considering how to grow even further the already substantial contribution that defence makes to UK...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Tier 1 Status: Job Dependency ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: My hon. Friend makes an important point. Quite clearly the capability of the Type 26 was understood and appreciated by our Australian counterparts, but the key element was the fact that the Royal Navy is committed to this platform as our future anti-submarine warfare frigate. There is no doubt that my hon. Friend is absolutely right that when the Royal Navy shows confidence in a piece of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Tier 1 Status: Job Dependency ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: Well, I thank the hon. Lady for her question. It is important to understand that tier 1 is shorthand for the fact that we are a country that can reach globally in terms of our military capabilities. That has always been the case for the United Kingdom, and it shall remain the case for the United Kingdom under this Government.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Shipbuilding Contracts: Scottish Yards ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The national shipbuilding strategy seeks the long-term growth of UK shipbuilding, including Scottish yards. The Ministry of Defence works closely with industry and the Department for International Trade on export campaigns for platforms, sub-systems and support. We seek to build on our recent success in the Australian SEA 5000 competition—for example, through our Type 31e frigate programme,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Shipbuilding Contracts: Scottish Yards ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: With supporters such as the hon. Lady, I shudder about the future of the Scottish shipbuilding sector. The yards on the Clyde will benefit immensely from this vote of confidence in their design capability. The supply chain will benefit immensely from opportunities that come from this contract, and other export opportunities are available for both the Type 26 and Type 31, which will be built...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The right hon. Gentleman should be aware that, like every other Department, the MOD hedges to ensure that we are not affected by currency fluctuations. Indeed, changes since the start of the year have been beneficial. At this point in time, the effect will be minimal.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment: Procurement ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The information is not held in the format requested. Ministry of Defence contracts with US suppliers are generally through a company's UK subsidiary and are priced in sterling. Any conversion would be an inaccurate representation of the contract value.


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