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Written Ministerial Statements — Defence: Chinook Contract (5 Sep 2011)

Peter Luff: a result of the Government’s commitment to a real-terms rise in the equipment budget of 1% after 2015, he had given the go-ahead for the procurement of 14 Chinook helicopters, 12 to expand the fleet and two to replace those lost on operations in Afghanistan in 2009. I am pleased to be able to confirm that we have now signed a contract with Boeing for their delivery. This will expand...

Written Answers — Defence: Warrior Weapons (11 Aug 2011)

Peter Luff: ...defence and security review set out an enduring requirement for an armoured infantry capability, which the Warrior capability sustainment programme will deliver by extending the service life of the fleet. The Warrior capability sustainment programme is currently in its assessment phase. The main investment decision is expected later this year.

Written Answers — Defence: Future Rapid Effect System (19 Jul 2011)

Peter Luff: ...estimated programme costs cannot be confirmed until their respective main investment decisions have been made. The purpose of the specialist vehicles and utility vehicles programmes is to deliver a fleet of armoured vehicles as opposed to being programmes that deliver vehicle sub-systems.

Written Answers — Defence: Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (18 Jul 2011)

Peter Luff: ...levels of capability, reliability, flexibility and economy. It will provide the air-to-air refuelling and the passenger air transport capability that is currently provided by the Royal Air Force's fleet of VC10 and TriStar aircraft. The Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft will also be capable of providing aeromedical evacuation of personnel.

Written Answers — Defence: Type 42 Destroyer (18 Jul 2011)

Peter Luff: The cost of extending the Type 42 Destroyer fleet lifespan beyond its intended service life to coincide with the delivery of the six Type 45 Destroyers is estimated to be £195 million. This includes deep maintenance, planned maintenance, unplanned maintenance, manpower, spares and equipment. As confirmed by the National Audit Office in their 2009 report: Providing Anti-Air Warfare...

Written Answers — Defence: Type 42 Destroyer (18 Jul 2011)

Peter Luff: The cost of maintaining the Type 42 Destroyer fleet of fourteen ships over its service life, from 1978 to 2013, is estimated to be £709 million. This estimate does not include running costs, naval base expenditure or disposal costs. Costs between 1978 and 1998 have been estimated using historical data on a pro-rata basis, as a more accurate estimate could be provided only at disproportionate...

Written Answers — Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary (11 Jul 2011)

Peter Luff: The Royal Fleet Auxiliary will continue to operate a fleet of supply and support vessels scaled to meet the Navy's requirements. We are taking forward the findings of the value for money review of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary which were announced in the debate by the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, my right hon. Friend the Member for South Leicestershire (Mr Robathan), on...

Written Answers — Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (5 Jul 2011)

Peter Luff: The UK's ability to undertake deep maintenance, repair and upgrade of its Joint Combat Aircraft fleet in the UK is a fundamental element of our operational sovereignty requirement, which has been secured through a US/UK bilateral supplement to the Joint Strike Fighter Memorandum of Understand signed by Ministers in December 2006.

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (5 Jul 2011)

Peter Luff: The fatigue life of the RAF Typhoon fleet is 6,000 flying hours per airframe which is sufficient to meet the planned out of service date (OSD) of 2030. The fatigue life of the RAF Tornado GR4 fleet is 7,000 flying hours per airframe, with a small number cleared to 7,500 flying hours. Fatigue testing is taking place with the expectation of verifying an increased fatigue life of 8,000 flying...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (30 Jun 2011)

Peter Luff: holding answer 28 June 2011 I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 30 March 2011, Official Report, column 389W. The three aircraft from the sustainment fleet, which were not available for flying, were used as donor aircraft for spares throughout the dates listed. In addition, one aircraft was declared temporarily unserviceable on 15 June, following the removal of a part to meet...

Written Answers — Defence: Air Force (28 Jun 2011)

Peter Luff: ...capability from around 2020, based upon an operational Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier fitted with catapults and arrester gear and the F35C joint strike fighter. The joint strike fighter fleet will be jointly maimed by the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy in a similar way to the jointly manned Harrier Force. Navy and Air Commands are developing plans to sustain and then re-grow...

Written Answers — Defence: HMS Endurance (28 Jun 2011)

Peter Luff: HMS Protector, the interim replacement ship for HMS Endurance, was commissioned into the Royal Navy fleet on 23 June. On current projections, it will depart Portsmouth towards the end of this year to conduct its first deployment to the Antarctic.

Written Answers — Defence: Tornado Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance (28 Jun 2011)

Peter Luff: The RAF Tornado GR4 fleet is supported by an Availability Transformation Tornado Aircraft contract (ATTAC) with BAE Systems which includes aircraft maintenance, spares and technical support. The contract is designed to ensure that the RAF has the required number of aircraft available to carry out its operational and training commitments; this includes the current flying operations in Libya....

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Vehicles (16 Jun 2011)

Peter Luff: The Ministry of Defence has a lease/hire agreement in place for the provision of the majority of non-operational vehicles (White Fleet Vehicles), which include cars, vans, trailers, minibuses, motorbikes and coaches. These are vehicles which are not intended to operate in combat zones. We do not therefore own such vehicles under this arrangement. Some units may arrange for the ad hoc supply...

Written Answers — Defence: Guided Weapons (10 Jun 2011)

Peter Luff: ...replaced costing £19,000. The aircraft with damage to the horizontal stabilator was fitted with a new composite horizontal stabilator which was in the process of being embodied across the Apache fleet.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: General Matters (24 May 2011)

Thomas Docherty: ...I follow the hon. Member for Portsmouth North (Penny Mordaunt), as I too have a naval interest. Just this weekend, the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire (Peter Luff), who is responsible for defence procurement, wrote to many Members to inform them of the outcome of the Government’s strategic defence and security review and the refitting and...

Written Answers — Defence: Hawk Aircraft (24 May 2011)

Peter Luff: The available information is provided in the following table. In service fleet Forward fleet Fit for purpose Hawk T1 127 88 60 Hawk T2 20 19 10 In service aircraft include those undergoing planned depth maintenance but exclude those which are redundant, declared as surplus or awaiting disposal. The forward fleet comprises aircraft which are serviceable or short-term...

Backbench Business — [27th Allotted Day]: Fisheries (12 May 2011)

Peter Aldous: ...industry is of crucial importance to Lowestoft in my constituency, where fishing has a long and proud record. Last October, I secured an Adjournment debate on the future of the inshore fishing fleet on these coasts. The crisis facing the industry at that time and the solutions remain the same, so I will not repeat them, as they are on the record. There have, however, been four significant...

[Annette Brooke in the Chair] — Submarines and Frigates (Plymouth) (26 Apr 2011)

Gerald Howarth: the outset that I am responding to the debate on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government in the stead of the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Worcestershire (Peter Luff), who is the Minister with responsibility for defence equipment, support and technology. I am very pleased to say that he is in Japan undertaking work that I hope the House will...

Written Answers — Defence: Nimrod Aircraft (26 Apr 2011)

Peter Luff: The decisions to withdraw the Nimrod R1 and MR2 were taken by the previous Government. No Nimrod R1 aircraft have been withdrawn from service or destroyed in the last twelve months. The fleet of 14 Nimrod MR2 aircraft were withdrawn from service on 31 March 2010. Three of the aircraft were sold for recycling by the Disposal Services Authority, generating receipts for the UK taxpayer. Five...

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