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Written Answers — Defence: RFA Fort George (26 Apr 2011)

Peter Luff: RFA Fort George is one of only two Auxiliary oilers replenishment in service with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and both ships are the same age. The decision to withdraw Fort George from service instead of her sister ship Fort Victoria took into account the material state of each ship, their respective maintenance requirements and the estimated savings that the retirement of each ship would deliver.

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Early Retirement (30 Mar 2011)

Peter Luff: 2008-09. (2) These figures represent calendar years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. (3) These figures include MOD trading funds but exclude locally engaged civilians and members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Costs for release, where the exit involves the early payment of pension other than on an actuarially reduced basis, are not separately identifiable and could be provided only at...

Written Answers — Defence: European Fighter Aircraft (30 Mar 2011)

Peter Luff: On 9 March 2011 three Typhoon aircraft were being used as donor airframes for cannibalised parts. This is a routine measure in the management of the fast jet fleet. None of these aircraft were in the forward fleet.

Written Answers — Defence: HMS Ark Royal (30 Mar 2011)

Peter Luff: ...and security review set out the arguments underpinning the Government's decision to decommission HMS Ark Royal and remove the Harrier from service. It would have been unsustainable to retain a fleet of four fast jet types over the next decade. Recent events in North Africa have shown that the UK has extensive basing and over-flying rights to enable the full and effective projection of air...

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft (16 Mar 2011)

Peter Luff: The fleet of Harrier aircraft is currently in storage while disposal options, including sale to other countries, are explored. It is too early to say what the final disposal arrangements will be or whether onboard equipment and systems will be used on other in-service aircraft.

Written Answers — Defence: Warships: Repairs and Maintenance (15 Mar 2011)

Peter Luff: ...currently in refit. In addition the Type 42 destroyer HMS Edinburgh and Type 23 Frigate HMS Argyll are both in post refit sea training and the Type 45 HMS Dauntless, which has recently joined the fleet, has not completed basic operational sea training. These ships are also therefore not available for operations.

Written Answers — Defence: Northern Ireland (4 Mar 2011)

Peter Luff: ...-06 281 2006-07 128 2007-08 89 2008-09 79 2009-10 90 Notes: 1. Figures include costs associated with pay for locally employed civilians and Territorial Army, utilities, white fleet vehicle leasing and fuel. The figures do not include costs associated with military equipment, military personnel pay, or IT and communications. 2. Figures from 2005-06 onwards do not...

Nato — Debate (10 Feb 2011)

Lord Lee of Trafford: .... The intention by the early 2020s is to have the ability to deploy the UK-French integrated carrier strike group. On the A400M transport, the plan is to develop common support for our future fleets of transport aircraft and agree a single contract with Airbus Military, to be signed by the end of 2011. On submarine technologies and systems, the aim is jointly to develop some of the...

Written Answers — Defence: TriStar Aircraft (4 Feb 2011)

Peter Luff: to the contractual cost, if any, associated with not proceeding with the requirement. It is unlikely that the full minimum military requirement programme will be carried out before the TriStar fleet's out of service date of 2013. However, minor modifications to the avionics suite will be undertaken to comply with international air traffic management legislation. As at 31 January 2011,...

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft (27 Jan 2011)

Peter Luff: The Harrier aircraft retired from service with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force on 15 December 2010. There are no plans to retain these aircraft as a reserve capability. The Harrier fleet is currently in storage and is receiving minimum maintenance including anti-deterioration measures to keep the aircraft in an airworthy condition for possible sale. It is too early to say what the final...

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft (27 Jan 2011)

Peter Luff: ...aircraft retired from service on 15 December 2010. There are no plans to retain these aircraft as a reserve or emergency capability. The National Security Council decision to retire the Harrier fleet was agreed collectively by the Service Chiefs.

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (18 Jan 2011)

Peter Luff: ...the average for December 2010 and so have been rounded to the nearest aircraft. In service aircraft include all bar those which are redundant, declared as surplus or awaiting disposal. The forward fleet comprises aircraft which are serviceable or short-term unserviceable. Fit for purpose aircraft include only serviceable aircraft available to the front-line commands for operational and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Defence: Integrated Merlin Operational Support Contract (17 Jan 2011)

Peter Luff: ...second pricing period with Agusta Westland valued at approximately £570 million. The IMOS contract was awarded to Agusta Westland in 2006 to secure the future availability of the Merlin helicopter fleet to the front line while saving the Ministry of Defence and UK taxpayers around £12 million per year compared to previous contractual arrangements. At a time when Merlin helicopters are...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries (13 Jan 2011)

Peter Aldous: ...quota more evenly between long-liners and trawlers operating off the East Anglian coast; (2) what assessment her Department has made of the effects on skippers of the under-10 metre fishing fleet of the ownership of quotas by non-fishermen; (3) for what reasons non-fishermen are permitted to own quota for the under-10 metre fishing fleet on the East Coast; (4) what recent estimate has...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (13 Jan 2011)

Peter Luff: The TriStar fleet has not been grounded. Flying was temporarily suspended on 17 December 2010 in order to enable engineering checks to be undertaken following the identification of a technical issue with the fleet. Following engineering checks, the first TriStar returned to service on 23 December 2010 and, subject to any rectification work, aircraft continue to return to service. As a...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (20 Dec 2010)

Peter Luff: holding answer 16 December 2010 The overriding factor in deciding between removing either the Tornado GR4 or Harrier was the ability to support operations in Afghanistan. A fleet of 50 Tornado and 50 Harrier aircraft would have been unable to maintain continuous support to operations in Afghanistan at current levels and maintain the ability to support concurrent operations. In addition,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Common Fisheries Policy (9 Dec 2010)

Peter Aldous: ...fishermen and communities all around Britain depends on a successful outcome. Will the Minister confirm that in the review of the CFP, his priorities will include a fair deal for the under-10-metre fleet and the elimination of discards?

Energy Industry (East Anglia) (7 Dec 2010)

Charles Hendry: ...strong champion for his constituency and his whole community, and today's speech adds to his track record. I was also delighted to hear the contributions of my hon. Friends the Members for Waveney (Peter Aldous), for Norwich South (Simon Wright) and for Suffolk Coastal (Dr Coffey), which focused so directly on the skills issue and on what more should be done, and is being done, to ensure...

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Fisheries (2 Dec 2010)

Therese Coffey: ...I believe, a successful meeting with the Minister earlier. He fishes from a boat called Maximus out of the port of Lowestoft, which is in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Waveney (Peter Aldous). I pay tribute to him for sitting through this debate when he could be out fishing instead. Fishing may not be the biggest industry in my constituency, but it is an iconic one. The...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (1 Dec 2010)

Richard Lochhead: .... That is why we have had a number of exciting initiatives over the past few years—to mitigate the effects of the bad decisions and to help our fishing communities to cope with them. I say to Peter Peacock that, in opposition, I was critical of the previous Administration's policies in some regards because, too often, I felt that we just shrugged our shoulders and swallowed what...

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