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Shipbuilding (19 Mar 2012)

Mark Prisk: ...an earlier stage. All too often in the past Governments have not done that properly, regardless of their political persuasions. Let me say something about the MARS programme. In the context of the fleet tankers, the hon. Gentleman referred to speculation in reports about remarks attributed to the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Worcestershire (Peter...

Backbench Business: Common Fisheries Policy (15 Mar 2012)

Eric Ollerenshaw: ...introduced the debate, and I thank the Minister for his support in the past. I am in a somewhat different situation from other hon. Members in this regard. My hon. Friend the Member for Waveney (Peter Aldous) talked about the cuts in Lowestoft. In Fleetwood, we already have hardly any boats left as over time there has been virtually a complete destruction of the fishing fleet. I remember...

Written Answers — Defence: Chinook Helicopters (1 Mar 2012)

Peter Luff: Julius introduces a digital “glass” cockpit and new crewman’s workstation across our current fleet of Chinook helicopters that provide the core heavy-life element of the UK rotary wing fleet. These modifications will allow pilots to determine what flight and tactical information is displayed to them at any given time, improving the ergonomics of the cockpit. Modified aircraft completed...

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rio+20 Summit (28 Feb 2012)

Fiona O'Donnell: ...? The EU is in the process of radically reforming the common fisheries policy to provide a sustainable and profitable future for UK fishermen. That reform might pose serious challenges for the UK fleet on issues such as maximum sustainable yields, discards and capacity. I was hugely impressed by the contribution from the hon. Member for Richmond Park, although his reputation preceded him,...

Fishing Quotas (22 Feb 2012)

Sir David Amess: ...hundreds of tons. There is also inconsistent implementation of quotas in the industry. Two excellent articles appeared in The Times on 14 February. One of them is titled, “All at sea: historic fleet that can’t catch its own cod”, and I refer to my hon. Friend the Minister the circumstances of the Hastings fishing fleet. The other article was about a cartel on fishing quotas. My hon....

Written Ministerial Statements — Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary (22 Feb 2012)

Peter Luff: ...(DSME) as the preferred bidder for the MARS tanker project and intends to place a contract worth £452 million for the procurement of four double hulled MARS tankers, to be operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). This contract will include two years’ initial provisioning for capital spares, training and training systems. The MARS tankers, which are planned to enter service at yearly...

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Travel (8 Feb 2012)

Peter Luff: ...of Defence (MOD), under Project Phoenix, signed a contract in August 2011 with Babcock International Group PLC, as part of a pan-Government Framework agreement, which covers the management of fleet and self drive vehicles for MOD personnel in the UK. This contract is gradually replacing the existing arrangements and includes a provision, which is still to be introduced, for vehicles with a...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (8 Feb 2012)

Peter Luff: Full capability for the new platform will be achieved incrementally to achieve the in service date of May 2014. The full service date for the RAF Voyager aircraft is September 2016 when the fleet will consist of 14 aircraft. There have been no operational or training flights.

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (8 Feb 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 6 February 2012 The number of aircraft at a particular Ministry of Defence operating base will vary on a day-to-day basis according to normal fleet management activities, including requirements for mandated maintenance, upgrade programmes and operational deployments. The information contained in the following table is correct as of 31 January 2012. Some of the bases listed in...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance (8 Feb 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 16 January 2012 The Royal Air Force has operated fleets of a number of different aircraft types over a long period of time. Maintenance arrangements have evolved as aircraft technology has become increasingly more complex and lessons are learned from previous contracts and processes. Current arrangements vary by fleet but range from in-house maintenance carried out by...

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft: Sales (1 Feb 2012)

Peter Luff: ...airframes spares and associated support equipment to the US Government was negotiated and agreed as a consolidated package. The majority of support equipment used to support the former Harrier fleet has been acquired since 1996 but information on the original purchase cost is no longer held. At the time of the sale to the US Government the value of support equipment recorded on the...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (31 Jan 2012)

Peter Luff: ...wing and rotary aircraft in service with each branch of the armed forces, and where each such aircraft is based is shown in the following table: Aircraft type Service Based at In-service fleet (number) Apache Army Wattisham, Middle Wallop 67 BAE 146 RAF Northolt 2 BAE 125 RAF Northolt 6 C-17 RAF Brize Norton 7 Chinook Mk 2/2a and Mk 3 RAF Odiham 46 ...

Bill Presented — Financial Services: Strategic Defence and Security Review (26 Jan 2012)

Penny Mordaunt: ...down the track” means “not here yet”. I am reassured by the excellent work on the Type 26 of the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Worcestershire (Peter Luff), who is responsible for procurement, and by the fact that the Prime Minister speaks enthusiastically about the carriers, but by his own definition of full spectrum capability Britain...

Written Answers — Defence: Submarines (24 Jan 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 19 January 2012 The Royal Navy's requirement for submarines was assessed during the strategic defence and security review. Over the next 10 years we plan to maintain a fleet of four Vanguard class ballistic-missile submarines delivering the strategic nuclear deterrent, and a fleet of seven nuclear attack submarines consisting of a mixture of Trafalgar class boats and the new...

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft (19 Jan 2012)

Peter Luff: No external legal or currency brokerage costs were incurred by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the retirement of the Harrier fleet or for the sale to the US Government. The external consultancy costs for these two activities were £0.7 million and £0.4 million respectively. We do not expect to incur any further costs relating to the retirement and sale to the US Government of the Harrier...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft: Helicopters (19 Jan 2012)

Peter Luff: The previous Government purchased six Danish Merlin helicopters in 2007 to boost the UK fleet to 28. The cost of acquiring the helicopters was £203.3 million. This figure includes the cost of converting the ex-Danish aircraft for UK operational use, purchase of an initial stock of spares and the cost of procuring six replacement Merlin aircraft for Denmark. The modified UK Merlin Mk3a...

Written Answers — Defence: Lynx Helicopters (14 Dec 2011)

Peter Luff: We are planning to increase the number of Wildcat helicopters being purchased from 62 to 66. The fleet will consist of three types: 28 Helicopter Maritime Attack, 30 Army Helicopter (AH), and eight Light Assault Helicopter (LAH). Four of the LAH aircraft were previously to have been AH type. The costs of conversion are still under consideration.

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft (13 Dec 2011)

Peter Luff: The transfer of the Harrier fleet for use as spare parts to the USA has commenced with the arrival of 40 United States Marine Corps containers at RAF Cottesmore. The Harrier team are now loading the containers for removal and all Harrier assets are to be removed from UK collection points by 31 March 2012. As announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review, we plan to regenerate a...

Trident (7 Dec 2011)

Peter Luff: ...Weapons Establishment, which I will come to later. If I may start with the platform—the boats—earlier this year “The Initial Gate Parliamentary Report” stated: “assuming a four boat fleet, the replacement submarines will remain within the £11-14Bn estimate.” We made it clear in the report and, indeed, in the White Paper itself that those values are at 2006-07 constant prices,...

Written Answers — Defence: EU Defence Policy (6 Dec 2011)

Peter Luff: We continue to monitor the progress of the European Air Transport Fleet Programme and keep our current position of non-membership under review. We support the work undertaken through the Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) Theatre Exploitation Laboratory Technical Arrangement, including through sharing information on the UK's established C-IED capability, but we do not intend to join...


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