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Written Answers — Defence: Storage (10 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 9 July 2012 This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Defence: Aircraft Carriers (9 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: The final target cost for the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers that was developed in 2010 was based on STOVL-configured ships, and encompassed all known elements of the programme at that time, although following the 10 May 2012 decision to end Carrier Variant conversion investigations and revert to a STOVL-based carrier programme, we are now formally re-baselining the programme.

Written Answers — Defence: Submarines (9 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is not seeking a commercial partner to advise on the submarine enterprise performance programme (SEPP). The MOD is, however, seeking a commercial partner to augment the current resources in programme and project support functions within the submarine operating centre in the Defence Equipment and Support organisation. This is to improve skills and processes, to...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Uniforms (4 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 2 July 2012 Budgets for ceremonial uniforms are not held in the format requested, as they form part of the three services’ overall clothing budgets, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Defence: Warships (4 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: Co-operative Engagement Capability (CEC) has not been cut; it was never in the committed core equipment programme. The CEC programme entered the assessment phase in 2000. The previous Government then deferred the programme by five years in 2005 and by a further four years in 2010. The Ministry of Defence (MOD)'s expenditure to date on the assessment phase over this whole period is £45.5...

Written Answers — Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (3 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: The combat radius of the F35B is 450 nautical miles and the F35C, 600 nautical miles. The ferry range for the F35B is 1,000 nautical miles and for the F35C it is 1,500 nautical miles. The combat range for the two variants will be between the aircraft's combat radius and ferry range and is dependent on the configuration of the aircraft for the combat mission flown.

Written Answers — Defence: Nuclear Submarines: Fires (3 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: Due to the nature of submarine operations, meticulous records are kept of all fire safety incidents, irrespective of how minor. Incidents recorded in the 25 years since 1 January 1987 are as follows: 243 small scale fires that were categorised as a localised fire, such as a minor electrical fault creating smoke, dealt with quickly and effectively using minimal onboard resources. 67 of these...

Written Answers — Defence: Energy (2 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: In mainland UK, the Ministry of Defence competes its requirements for gas and electricity supply in mainland UK every three to four years. Current mainland UK suppliers are: Corona Energy (gas supply—all sites) EDF Energy (electricity supply—medium and large sites) British Gas Business (electricity supply—small sites). Current Northern Ireland suppliers are: Firmus Energy and Phoenix...

Written Answers — Defence: European Fighter Aircraft (2 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: Although the technical work on integration is well advanced, no aspects of the Phase one enhancement (P1E)a upgrades have yet been integrated into RAF Typhoons. The date by which the upgrades will be introduced into service with the RAF is under review. The cost of this upgrade is interwoven within the Future Capability Programme 1 which includes costs for the follow-on P1Eb upgrade. The cost...

Written Answers — Defence: Government Procurement Card (2 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: The information on the detailed breakdown of the nature of employment of Government Procurement Card (GPC) holders is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. GPC cards are only issued to Crown Servants or contractors who are required to make purchases on behalf of the Department where this offers an efficient way of purchasing. The dates on which the Ministry...

Written Answers — Defence: Nuclear Submarines (2 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: Planning permission for the regeneration of the Raynesway site was granted by Derby city council in February 2010 (planning permission number 11/09/01360). The first construction contract is planned to be let by Rolls-Royce towards the end of this year, with work starting in early 2013. The first part of the facility is planned to start operating in summer 2016, with the remainder planned to...

Written Answers — Defence: Nuclear Submarines (2 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: In the period up to 2023, the recently announced contract with Rolls-Royce is planned to deliver one pressurised water reactor (PWR) 2 reactor core and one PWR3 reactor core. The PWR3 core will not be manufactured until after the Successor Main Gate decision in 2016.

Written Answers — Defence: Nuclear Submarines (2 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: The existing facilities and machinery are owned by Rolls-Royce except for equipment that has been provided as Government Funded Equipment. The Ministry of Defence does not therefore hold the asset value of the facilities.

Written Answers — Defence: Nuclear Submarines (2 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: The procurement strategy for reactor cores for later boats, after Successor Boat One, has not yet been decided and will not be decided until after the Successor Main Gate decision in 2016.

Written Answers — Defence: Nuclear Submarines: Fires (2 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: All equipment fitted or carried onboard Royal Navy submarines, including vacuum cleaners, is assessed before it enters service to determine the fire risk it presents. When risks are identified, all practicable measures are taken to reduce their severity before a further assessment is made to ensure any remaining risk is tolerable; this assessment is kept under periodic review. Once...

Written Answers — Defence: Nuclear Submarines: Fires (2 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: The Ministry of Defence has a strict regime to manage fire safety on submarines. This includes the routine assessment of all fire incidents on board Royal Navy ships and submarines, as well as those fire incidents reported by foreign navies. The recent fire on board the USS Miami will be assessed in accordance with these processes, with lessons being identified and taken forward as appropriate.

Written Answers — Defence: Procurement (2 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: Ministry of Defence spend with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been reported in the Cabinet Office report ‘Making Government business more accessible to SMEs—One Year on’, which is available at: www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/making-government- business-more-accessible-smes-one-year The approximate number and value of new contracts placed with SMEs, for the...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence: Cryptography (26 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: In the last 12 months, four additional Ministry of Defence personnel have been internally recruited to work on the Cipher programme at a total cost of approximately £141,000 per annum.

Written Answers — Defence: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft (25 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: We anticipate that initially a total of three or four UK test pilots will be involved in the first sea trials of the F35B aircraft with additional operational pilots becoming involved as the programme progresses. Final decisions will be taken nearer the time.

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (25 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 21 June 2012 As stated in the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), we plan to have a fast jet fleet based around two types of modern and capable multi-role aircraft. We are reviewing, as part of normal business, how we intend to manage the transition between Tornado, Typhoon and the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). We plan to run down the Tornado force broadly in line with...


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