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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...

Written Answers — Defence: Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations (23 May 2011)

Peter Luff: ...practically be reduced further. The Department's aviation safety management systems are subject to formal audit by the Military Aviation Authority. As a result of this process, our helicopter fleets have been significantly enhanced to meet the demands of operations in Afghanistan. Investment continues to improve our helicopters' protection against attack, to make landings in Afghanistan's...

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

William Bain: ...Fleetwood (Eric Ollerenshaw), for Camborne and Redruth (George Eustice), for Totnes (Dr Wollaston), for Truro and Falmouth (Sarah Newton), for Morecambe and Lunesdale (David Morris), for Waveney (Peter Aldous), for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish) and for Argyll and Bute (Mr Reid). They referred to the social and economic importance of the fisheries in their communities, and the moral...

[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...

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.

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