Julian Lewis: Can the Secretary of State confirm that if he decided to go for the short take-off and vertical landing variant of the F-35, this would enable continuous carrier strike capability to be maintained, as it could be deployed from both carriers, which is impossible to do with a single carrier?
Peter Luff: holding answer 26 April 2012 The F-35 training syllabus and delivery method has not yet been finalised. Therefore the length of time and associated cost to train an individual to operate Joint Strike Fighter aircraft is not quantifiable at this time.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what level of autonomy the UK will have in relation to (a) mission systems and (b) computer systems for the (i) F-35 and (ii) Rivet Joint aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his plans are for the operational role of HMS Prince of Wales; whether recent decisions on the procurement of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have caused those plans to be modified; and if he will make a statement.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the procurement of the F-35 joint strike fighter jet; and if he will make a statement.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the F-35 joint strike fighter jet will be battle-ready.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how the capabilities of the F-35 joint strike fighter will differ from those of the Harrier.
Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what agreements they have put in place with the Government of the United States for consultations on the costs and scope of future upgrades within the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) programme.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British (a) civilian and (b) service personnel are involved in the F-35 pilot and maintainer training at Eglin US Air Force Base.
Kevan Jones: It would be interesting to see how a GoCo would react to the NAO report about the change in the F-35 decision.
Philip Dunne: Weapons trials are an ongoing element of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter development test programme. The weapons trials programme for the partner nations is on track. To date there has been no live explosive armament testing. Only inert armaments have been released.
Alison Seabeck: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to make an announcement on an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft Main Gate 4 decision.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the four F-35 Joint Strike Fighters purchased thus far will form a part of the 48 ordered to date.
Philip Dunne: There is no single software specification for the F-35 Programme. The Joint Strike Fighter contract specification allows the aircraft designers to identify appropriate standards and then justify and agree their selection with the US Government. To date, there have been no specific problems with the aircraft design in terms of software specification.
Philip Dunne: The In Service Date for the UK's F-35 Lightning II Aircraft is scheduled for 2018.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the UK's F-35 Joint Strike Fighters will be equipped to carry the B-61 nuclear bomb.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what requests NATO has received from the US Government in relation to Alliance funding for the integration of the B-61 nuclear bomb onto the F-35.
Mark Francois: The Ministry of Defence continually reviews its force structure and basing options, but at present there are no plans to station UK F-35 aircraft in the Falkland Islands following their acceptance into service.
Philip Dunne: The overall number of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to be purchased, as part of the UK's overall combat air capability, will not be determined before the next Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2015 at the earliest.
Thomas Docherty: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he or officials of his Department have had with their US counterparts on the annual report of the US Defense Department Office of Test and Evaluation on the F-35 programme.