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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: Since 2010 the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator (DNSR) has issued five safety improvement notices and has not issued any immediate safety requirement notices. Prior to April 2015 the DNSR Annual Assurance Reports, available on GOV.uk, detail the assurance activity conducted by the Regulator. Since this date the reports and contents have been redacted in full, to ensure our capabilities are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Leeds North East (Fabian Hamilton) on 3 July 2018 to Question 157649. Nuclear Weapons: Safety (Word Document, 26.38 KB)

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

Guto Bebb: The Ministry of Defence does not hold information on the contracts delivered by Airbus subsidiaries outside the European Union, nor the source of the goods provided under those arrangements; both are primarily a matter for Airbus.

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

Guto Bebb: All information and records related to these exemptions are sensitive and classified. The information requested cannot be provided as excessive efforts must be applied by the Ministry of Defence to cleanse sensitive data from these records in order to publish the information openly and therefore information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: State aid is generally prohibited under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, apart from under a small number of specific exemptions stipulated by legislation. For state aid to be deemed illegal it must meet clearly defined criteria. The Korean Development Bank's Ocean Value-Up Fund is designed to assist small and medium sized shipping companies in placing orders for new...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: Preserving industrial capability can be used as a measure to protect a nation's security interests under the Article 346 exemption in certain circumstances. For example, there is a requirement to protect our freedom of action to design, integrate and build Royal Navy warships, as this is critical to national security. All procurement decisions are still subject to value for money...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Patrol Craft ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The National Shipbuilding Strategy (paragraph 92) defines Royal Navy Warships as destroyers, frigates and aircraft carriers. For the purposes of shipbuilding, all other naval ships are not classified as such.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary ( 9 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Fleet Solid Support ships market engagement process was conducted on a 'without commitment' basis, so there are no grounds on which a party could claim compensation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Tornado Aircraft: Safety Measures ( 5 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) fitted to Tornado GR4 aircraft is the Honeywell TCAS II system and not TCAS I, as incorrectly indicated in a small number of Airprox reports.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Aircraft Carriers: Repairs and Maintenance ( 5 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: We plan to award the contract for the first dry docking of HMS Queen Elizabeth in the final quarter of 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Weapons: Safety ( 4 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The requested information is not held centrally and will take time to collate and verify. I will write to the hon. Member in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence ( 4 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Ministry of Defence is working closely with defence industry and other Government Departments to understand the implications and opportunities presented by the UK's departure from the European Union. The European defence sector is already closely integrated; leading companies have a presence right across Europe, and across the UK. It is worth noting that current major European...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Trident Missiles ( 3 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: I am withholding details on this matter for the purposes of safeguarding national security.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Weapons: Safety ( 3 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator Annual Assurance Reports for the periods 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18, containing the level of safety assurance, will not be published as it has been assessed to do so would impact national security. This does not prevent the effective management and independent assessment of the Defence Nuclear Programme, nor prevent its duty holders being held to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Submarines: Expenditure ( 3 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The National Audit Office published a landscape review on the Defence Nuclear Enterprise on 22 May 2018. This includes more recent forecasts of expenditure across the enterprise broken down into submarine build, in-service support, and warhead programmes. The details can be found in figures 3 and 12 of the report which is available at the following link:...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles ( 3 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Ministry of Defence publishes annual statistics on vessels, land equipment and aircraft of the Armed Forces, as well as military formations. The information requested can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-armed-forces-equ ipment-and-formations-2017. We do not routinely comment on the breakdown of vehicle fleets, including by location, as to do so...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia: Military Aircraft ( 2 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The term covers the release of any munition, whether drill, practice or live, from its place of storage to an end user either for holding, transportation or loading to an aircraft.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Scotland ( 2 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Defence Industry in Scotland continues to play an important role in delivering cutting-edge capabilities for our Armed Forces. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) publishes regional expenditure statistics, although these are not broken down by defence programme. In 2016-17, the MOD spent £1.592 billion with UK Industry and commerce in Scotland, sustaining 10,500 jobs. Further details can be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Aircraft Carriers: Repairs and Maintenance ( 2 Jul 2018)

Guto Bebb: The following dry-dock facilities in the UK are of a sufficient size to accommodate the Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers: Able UK, Seaton Port, Teeside; Babcock, Rosyth; Cammell Laird, Birkenhead; Cammell Laird, Greenock (Inchgreen); Harland and Wolff, Belfast. Plans for the dry-docking of QEC aircraft carriers are currently under consideration as part of a commercial...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Procurement (28 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Ministry of Defence routinely publishes statistics on organisations paid more than £5 million and the levels of expenditure against competitive and non-competitive contracts. This can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mod-trade-industry- and-contracts-2017 A breakdown to show US-owned companies could be provided only at disproportionate cost.


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