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Written Answers — Defence: Defence Equipment: Scotland (12 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: The information requested will take time to be collated. I will write to the hon. Member once this is completed. Substantive answer from Peter Luff to Angus Robertson: I undertook to write to you on the 16 May 2012 (Official Report, Column 168W) in answer to your parliamentary question about how many (a) aircraft support vehicles, (b) Royal Maritime Auxiliary service ships, (c) fire trucks,...

Written Ministerial Statements — Defence: Defence Rotary Wing Capability Study (12 Jun 2012)

Nick Harvey: ...taken in the study by Parliament, I wanted to take the opportunity to announce its key findings. As the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Worcestershire (Peter Luff), who has responsibility for defence equipment, support and technology, stated in his response on 30 April 2012, Official Report, column 1142W, I should reiterate that the findings...

Written Answers — Defence: Future Large Aircraft (11 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: The A400M development fleet continues to undergo rigorous testing, including that of the engine and gearbox, as part of the ongoing flight test programme leading to civil and military certification. During a planned flight from South East Asia back to Europe, there was a gearbox incident which resulted in the automated shutdown of the engine. The aircraft landed safely in Oman where a...

Written Answers — Defence: SD Marine Services (11 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: ...Barge 2 HMNB Clyde Water Barge 1 HMNB Clyde Water Lighter 2 HMNB Clyde Pilot Tender 2 HMNB Clyde Class IX Tugs 8 HMNB Clyde Damen Crew Transfer Vessel 1 HMNB Clyde Fleet Tender—O Class—Passenger Ship 2 HMNB Clyde Moorings 1 HMNB Clyde Torpedo Recovery, Mine-laying and Diving Support Vessel 1 HMNB Clyde Worldwide Support Ship 1 Kyle of...

Written Answers — Defence: Sea King Helicopters (11 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: ...means to replace it. The Department of Transport is currently running a competition for a UK-wide service contract to provide Search and Rescue services when the Ministry of Defence's (MOD) fleet of Sea King Mk 3, 3a and 5 Search and Rescue helicopters retire. The MOD is also examining alternative means of replacing the Sea King search and rescue capability in the Falkland Islands. The...

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft (23 May 2012)

Peter Luff: The Harrier was a flexible and capable aircraft which served the nation well. However, owing to the reduction in the size of the Harrier fleet to 32 aircraft in 2009 under the previous Government it was unable to achieve sustained operations in Afghanistan and maintain an adequate contingent capability for the unexpected on its own. Only the Tornado could do this and sustaining fleets of...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Equipment: Scotland (16 May 2012)

Peter Luff: Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships do not have permanent bases, but use a combination of naval bases, which include the Scottish ammunition facilities at Crombie and Glen Mallen, and commercial ports throughout the UK, to deliver their operational programmes.

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (30 Apr 2012)

Peter Luff: The UK has invested in its own air-to-air refuelling (AAR) capability to replace the ageing VC10 and Tristar fleets, and we are planning to introduce the Voyager aircraft into service as an AAR aircraft from May 2014. The Department is looking to work bilaterally and multilaterally with partners to explore opportunities to provide access to UK potential AAR unallocated capacity. Additionally,...

Written Answers — Defence: Tanks (30 Apr 2012)

Peter Luff: After the strategic defence and security review, the Army's supported main battle tank fleet consists of 227 Challenger 2 tanks.

Written Answers — Defence: Tanks (30 Apr 2012)

Peter Luff: ...withholding the information on the current value of each vehicle as its disclosure would prejudice commercial interests. Disposal options currently being considered are: selling, using the disposal fleet for spares; and recycling.

Written Answers — Defence: Sentry Aircraft (23 Apr 2012)

Peter Luff: the radome supports of two RAF Boeing E-3D Sentry aircraft. The cause of the fault has yet to be determined; a full technical examination is under way. The aircraft in the current forward fleet have been checked and show no sign of a similar fault. Nevertheless, as a precautionary measure, non-essential routine flying has been temporarily suspended until the cause of this fault is...

Shipbuilding (19 Mar 2012)

Mark Prisk: 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)

Fiona O'Donnell: ...whether he said “sub-sea” or “subsidy”, so there we are. It has been an afternoon with some serious, thoughtful and well-informed contributions. I say to the hon. Member for Waveney (Peter Aldous) that no one in the debate should apologise for being parochial or speaking up for their own communities. If there is one thing I have learned in my short time in this shadow role, as I...

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...

Written Answers — Defence: Large Goods Vehicles (1 Mar 2012)

Peter Luff: ...Bicester in each year since 2005 is not held. The Transport Management System (TMS) is a vehicle management system currently being introduced into a number of DE&S sites that operate vehicle fleets. Sites that are already using TMS include Logistic Services Bicester and Logistic Services Donnington. It is planned that TMS will achieve full operational capability by 31 December 2012.

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.

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