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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Unmanned Air Vehicles (27 Mar 2018)

Guto Bebb: There have been four incidents involving the loss of a Watchkeeper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). On 16 October 2014, Watchkeeper UAV WK031, operated by a civilian crew from Thales, was involved in an accident while making a landing approach to West Wales Airport, Aberporth, during deteriorating weather conditions. A second accident involving Watchkeeper WK006, operated by a military crew,...

Uk Passport Contract (26 Mar 2018)

Liz Twist: ...was over £100 million less than other bids, in the light of the Government’s experience of Carillion’s failure? Why was it felt appropriate for the Prime Minister to open the new headquarters of Thales—the French security and defence company that has recently taken over Gemalto, one of the bidders for the passport contract—during the procurement process? The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles (22 Mar 2018)

Guto Bebb: The eight organisations that returned questionnaires for the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle requirement are: ARTEC, BAES, FNSS, General Dynamics, Nexter, Patria, ST Engineering, and Thales.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Exceptions (29 Jan 2018)

Carol Monaghan: ...we could lower the cost. The UK is the world leader in optical sensor technology. A company called Barr and Stroud, which was established close to my constituency, in Byres Road in the west end of Glasgow, evolved into Thales, which is now based in Govan. We also have Leonardo, based in Edinburgh. Those are defence companies which are looking at optical sensor systems, but proper...

Rail Services (Bedfordshire): Shipbuilding Strategy — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (23 Jan 2018)

Jim Shannon: ...ships over a period of time. The last to leave Queen’s Island was the £40 million Anvil Point, at the start of 2003. The 22,000-tonne ferry was the second of two vessels built for the Ministry of Defence. Harland and Wolff is teaming up with other companies such as Thales, also in my hon. Friend’s constituency, to bid for a £1.25 billion contract. I believe that they...

Space Industry Bill [Lords] (15 Jan 2018)

Ed Vaizey: ...true, that 80 space organisations are based in the Harwell space cluster. They include start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises, public sector organisations and major companies such as Airbus, Lockheed Martin and Thales. Some 800 people work on the Harwell campus, their number having grown by approximately 13% every year. The Harwell campus as a whole has benefited from extensive...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (15 Jan 2018)

Henry Smith: Will my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State update the House on the Royal Navy’s Crowsnest system and join me in paying tribute to Thales, which is based in my constituency, for the delivery of the project?

Defence (11 Jan 2018)

Chris Stephens: ...to shipbuilding and the national shipbuilding strategy. I have a great family history in that many members of my family have served in the armed forces, and when it comes to defence spending, Thales, a company in my constituency, is celebrating its centenary this year. As I noted in early-day motion 292, the company has now provided visual systems equipment for submarines—or, for the...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (28 Nov 2017)

Artificial Intelligence Committee: Artificial Intelligence. 3:15 pm; Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: ...Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Sheffield University Major Kitty McKendrick, Visiting Fellow, Chatham House Dr Alvin Wilby, Vice President Research, Technical and Innovation, Thales Group Mr Mike Stone, Former Chief Digital and Information Officer, Ministry of Defence

Durham Tees Valley Airport (22 Nov 2017)

Phil Wilson: ...the leading aviation fire training centres in the world and has a 20-acre dedicated training site with simulators and the largest confined-space rigs in the UK; TNT, which operates a logistics operation out of a dedicated hangar; Thales, which is on site to operate delivery contracts related to air traffic provision for the armed forces; and Sycamore Aviation, which provides aircraft...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Official Hospitality (20 Nov 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: ...it is known that the CEO of Babcock, Archie Bethel, was present. Harriett Baldwin MP, had dinner with science and engineering employees of BAE Systems on 5 April 2017 and lunch at the invitation of Thales at the Paris Air Show on 19 June 2017. Employees of both firms were present on both occasions.

Defence Aerospace Industrial Strategy (16 Nov 2017)

Robert Courts: .... I have concentrated on other matters, but that is not to take away from the points that others have made about jobs in the industry. There are lots and lots in my constituency who depend on such jobs—at Thales, Boeing, Airbus, RAF Brize Norton and AirTanker, and also at Airbus helicopters near my constituency. I could go on and on. This is all terribly important as well. I am...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Babcock International (8 Nov 2017)

Tobias Ellwood: ...and support to surface ships. Babcock is also the in-service support integration partner for Successor, and is part of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, delivering the Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers with Thales and BAE Systems. In the land domain, Babcock is responsible for managing white fleet services under the Phoenix agreement, and for the maintenance and repair of Army vehicles. It also...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms Trade: Trade Fairs (10 Oct 2017)

Mark Garnier: My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade met representatives of the following defence companies at DSEI 2017: Thales UK, MBDA and Leonardo.

Space Industry Bill [HL] - Second Reading (12 Jul 2017)

Lord McNally: ...commercial astronaut training centre will be built in the UK. The £120 million Blue Abyss facility will be constructed at RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire. In addition to these purely British ventures, a number of international companies, such as Airbus and Thales, are working here on space ventures. Private firms, such as Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Elon Musk’s...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Common Defence and Security Policy (10 Jul 2017)

Henry Smith: I am pleased to hear my right hon. Friend state that NATO is the cornerstone of our defence alliance. Will he assure me that the pan-European co-operation of defence contractors, such as Thales in my constituency, will continue?

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (13 Mar 2017)

Robert Courts: ...such as Darke and Taylor in Hanborough. There are also businesses that have not been grown in West Oxfordshire but that have come to make their home and invest in my area, including Airbus, Boeing and Thales in Carterton. For many years, however, we have not been training the young people that those companies need, so home-grown workers do not have the skills required to work in my area....

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

Mike Gapes: ...is unable to compete without international involvement. Some companies have moved offshore, in the sense that they have moved across the Atlantic, while others in this country are joint collaborative arrangements. Thales, originally a French company, is now very much a British defence manufacturer. For many reasons, if our defence industry is to be competitive and provide jobs for tens of...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (6 Feb 2017)

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom: My Lords, I draw noble Lords’ attention to my interests in the register, particularly to the fact that I am chairman of the Information Assurance Advisory Council, chair of the advisory board of Thales UK and a member of the advisory board of IRM, among other cyber-interested companies. This Bill is about the digital economy, but it contains very little mention of security. Yet...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Suppliers: Innovation (30 Jan 2017)

Mary Robinson: Thales in Cheadle is a global centre for innovation and excellence in underwater combat systems and sonar. The delivery of that technology relies on the retention of high-tech skills. What steps is the Ministry of Defence taking to ensure that we continue to encourage the right environment for firms such as Thales and for smaller firms in my constituency by investing in complex engineering...


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