Vernon Coaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many F-35 Lightning II aircraft are intended to operate on each of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.
Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what alternatives his Department has considered should the F-35 be considerably delayed beyond 2020.
Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2015 to Question 1740, whether infrastructure work in advance of the arrival of the F-35 squadron has begun at RAF Marham.
Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2015 to Question 1740, what complex weapons he expects to be operational on the F-35 (a) by 2018, (b) by 2019, (c) by 2020 and (d) after 2020.
Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what arrangements his Department is making to ensure that US and UK F-35 squadrons at RAF Lakenheath and RAF Marham benefit from joint through-life support.
Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the number of aircraft necessary to meet the threshold of initial operating capability for the F-35.
Andrew Murrison: I very much welcome the statement, particularly the commitment to naval platforms and manned and unmanned airframes, but to what extent do the through-life costings for the F-35 reflect the likelihood that UAVs will render the technology therein obsolete by the end-of-service date?
Philip Dunne: The Ministry of Defence is procuring a Lightning II Integrated Training Centre (ITC) at its main operating base at RAF Marham. The ITC will house full mission simulators with the capability of simulating the full range of bases from which the F-35 may be required to operate.
Douglas Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment for the implications for his policy of the merits decision by the US Air Force to extend weight restrictions of F-35 Lightning II pilots until 2018; and whether his Department has issued similar guidelines for UK pilots.
Earl Howe: We continue to see a reduction in aircraft unit costs which is in line with the estimates shown in the annual US Selected Acquisition Report. The UK's F-35 programme remains within its cost approval limit as detailed in the National Audit Office Major Projects Report 2015.
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the United States Department of Defense about safety of the F-35 ejection system.
Penny Mordaunt: No. The Ministry of Defence received a Host Nation Notification from the US in respect of RAF Lakenheath on 7 January 2015, relating to US F-35 basing.
Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers have sufficient network bandwidth capabilities to make full use of the situational awareness and tactics which the F-35 can offer the Royal Navy; and what plans they have to enhance that use.
Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what testing has been done on software systems for UK F-35 Lightning II fighters for resistance to hacking.
Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made with the flight test programme for the UK’s F-35 Lightning II fighters.
Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the radar control for the UK’s F-35 Lightning II fighters operate using software version block 4, and whether it will be available in time for initial operating capability.
Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be supported at BAE Systems in Samlesbury by the F-35 programme; and for how long those jobs will be supported.
Ruth Smeeth: I totally agree with my right hon. Friend. With the P-8A and even the F-35, we get only 20% of the build in the UK.
Nick Smith: The pound has dropped nearly 20% in value and the price of vital military kit that we buy abroad is set to sky-rocket, so will the Minister confirm that we have enough contingency to pay for the F-35 fighters planned for the new aircraft carriers?
Mark Lancaster: The £4 billion which is in addition to the Ministry of Defence's current infrastructure investment plans on projects like the QEC and F-35 programmes, will support the delivery of all programmes and projects within the Estate Optimisation Portfolio to deliver the Better Defence Estate Strategy, details of which were published on 7 November 2016.