Results 81–100 of 2163 for speaker:Guto Bebb

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

Guto Bebb: The Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 recognised the need to invest in and sustain the RAF's Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) capability to at least 2035. As yet the procurement strategy has not been determined.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Radioactive Materials: Transport (27 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator (DNSR) concluded that the Nuclear Emergency Response Exercise in question, Exercise Senator 2011, achieved its stated objectives. We maintain a robust change and improvement process to ensure that all lessons for the transportation of nuclear materials, however they are identified, are actioned. The DNSR assessment report for Exercise Senator 2011...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Procurement (27 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: Information about the number of contracts awarded through competition and single-source arrangements is published in the Trade Industry and Contracts Statistical Bulletin, which can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mod-trade-industry- and-contracts-2017 A detailed breakdown for all years since 2009-10 is contained within the Excel workbook.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Procurement (27 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: Information on how many contracts the Ministry of Defence has awarded since 2012 to these companies is provided below. BAE Systems 420 Airbus 50 Leonardo 317 Raytheon 40 Marshall 23 It should be noted that, due to shared ownership, some contracts will appear more than once. This is the case, for example, where contracts have been awarded to MBDA, in which BAE Systems,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Procurement (27 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Ministry of Defence does not calculate an average additional value for single source procurement as the decision to take this route will be based on a range of factors specific to that particular programme.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Trafalgar Class Submarines (26 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The intent is to store the remaining three Trafalgar Class submarines, when they are decommissioned, at Her Majesty's Naval Base Devonport prior to dismantling under the Submarine Dismantling Project.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: RAF Marham (26 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Ministry of Defence has invested £300 million to prepare RAF Marham for the F-35 Lightning jets, including resurfacing the second runway with little to no impact on Tornado operations. All elements of the infrastructure programme at RAF Marham are expected to be completed to meet programme needs. The first four UK F-35 Lightning jets arrived at RAF Marham on 6 June 2018, two months ahead...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Procurement (26 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Ministry of Defence does not use offsets in defence procurement as they are not permitted under European Union procurement law.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee ()

Science and Technology: Galileo. 4:10 pm; Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Guto Bebb MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, Ministry of Defence Nick Ayling, Head of Cyber and Space Policy, Ministry of Defence Rebecca Evernden, Director, International, UK Space Agency

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Finance (25 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The UK has made clear that we are unambiguously committed to European security. Having played a central role in the development of the Galileo Satellite programme, we want to continue our involvement. We strongly believe that there is a mutual benefit to the UK remaining involved in Galileo. As we have already stated, if we are denied the access we need we will look at other options, which...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Liability (21 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The only occasion in the last 12 months that the Ministry of Defence has failed to allow Parliament the full 14 Parliamentary sitting days was for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship Manufacture Phase 1 Contract. The Departmental Minute and Written Ministerial Statement were laid on 27 June 2017, but only provided limited notice (under 14 sitting days) for Parliament to consider and raise any...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Procurement (21 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not estimate the cost of running bidding competitions. Associated costs to the MOD are usually met from within the programme plan.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (20 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: Information on training costs for the F-35B Lightning project is not held on a system by system basis and could be provided only at disproportionate cost, if at all.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Radar (20 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: It is not possible to provide a breakdown or comparison of support costs for each individual radar. This is because each support contract is negotiated on an individual basis, taking account of varying factors; such as the number and age of the radar systems, their location, the scope of support provided, and the length of the contract.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Procurement (20 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The selection criteria for future Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fleet Solid Support Ships are currently under development and it would therefore be inappropriate to comment in detail at this time. In all cases procurers have to assess whether any of the diverse issues set out in National Security Objective 3 are relevant to their procurement. Weighting of all relevant factors is applied on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Submarines (19 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: It is UK policy that we do not comment on matters relating to submarine activity or operations as disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Astute Class Submarines: Safety (19 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: It is UK policy that we do not comment on matters relating to submarine activity or operations as disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary (19 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: The procurement of the Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships through international competition reflects the fact that they are Naval Auxiliary Support Ships whose primary role is the replenishment of naval vessels with bulk stores. They are non-combatant ships, manned by civilian Royal Fleet Auxiliary crews and are equipped with weapons solely for self-defence. We are clear that FSS ships are not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary (19 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: European Union (EU) laws governing state aid do not apply to activity conducted outside the boundaries of the EU, however, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) makes no such distinction and treats all bidders who participate in its competitions equally. State aid is generally prohibited under the Treaty of the Functioning of the EU, apart from under a few specific exemptions stipulated by...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Trident Submarines (19 Jun 2018)

Guto Bebb: With last month's investment of £960 million into its second delivery phase, the Dreadnought programme remains on schedule to deliver the first of class in the early 2030s and is within the £31 billion cost estimated in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.


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