Results 141–160 of 3000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Peter Luff

Written Answers — Defence: AWE: Research (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: I will write to the hon. Member once the information has been collated. Substantive answer from Gerald Howarth to Angus Robertson: In his written answer to your Parliamentary Question on 10 July 2012 (Official Report, column 199W), Peter Luff promised to write to you confirming which universities receive funding for research commissioned by the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE); and what...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Equipment and Support (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: Once a decision on the proposed future operating model option for Defence Equipment and Support is taken later this year, we will ensure that all interested parties have the opportunity to contribute to the debate, both in Parliament and more widely. This will involve discussion not just with industry, international partners, staff representatives and specialist organisations but with those...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence: Procurement (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: The Single Integrated Capability Priority List consists of a range of programmes and enhancements to which the Ministry of Defence has made no decision to commit funds. The list will change over time in response to changing threats, emerging technologies and a range of other factors. I am withholding the information requested on the basis that its disclosure would, or would be likely to...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence: Procurement (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: It is assumed that “in theatre” relates to operations in Afghanistan. The following companies have been issued contracts since 1 May 2010, where all or part of the associated work has been undertaken in Afghanistan: WYG Management Services Ltd Contrack International Inc Security Services Group Defence Support Group (Ministry of Defence Trading Fund) Thales ATM Ltd Sippi...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence: Procurement (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: Defence procurement is subject to EU Single Market rules for public procurement, although there are certain exclusions such as article 346 (known as the warlike stores exemption) of the Lisbon treaty which may be used in exceptional circumstances.

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

Peter Luff: The US Government are currently reviewing all its defence spending plans for the next decade. Our assessment is that the F35-B variant will not be cancelled and that the US is committed to all three variants of the F35, and this was confirmed most recently by the US Secretary for Defence, Leon Panetta, when he met the Secretary of State for Defence, my right hon. Friend the Member for...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: Information on the expenditure against the principal support and maintenance contracts for each type of aircraft in each of the last three financial years is contained in following table: £ million (approximate)   Financial year Aircraft type 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Tornado 334 328 378 Typhoon 457 476 506 Sea King 116 121 126 It is not possible to...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: Tornado aircraft undergo forward maintenance at RAF Lossiemouth and both forward and depth maintenance at RAF Marham. Typhoon aircraft undergo forward maintenance at RAF Leuchars and both forward and depth maintenance at RAF Coningsby. Forward maintenance is concerned with preparing aircraft for use and keeping them in day-to-day working order. Depth maintenance involves the scheduled...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: The number, type and location of flight simulators, ground instructional aircraft and inertial guidance systems trainers permanently based in Scotland are shown in the following table:   Type of equipment Location Total Flight Simulators Tornado GR4 RAF Lossiemouth (1)2 Ground Instructional Aircraft Tornado GR4 RAF Lossiemouth 1 Ground Instructional Aircraft Tornado GR1...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: No Merlin helicopter training equipment is permanently based in Scotland. Merlins are based at RNAS Culdrose for the Royal Navy and at RAF Benson for the RAF. The UK's Defence footprint is organised, resourced and managed on a UK-wide basis to meet operational needs.

Written Answers — Defence: Radar (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: The information requested is not held. The Scanter 4100 air search radar is one of the systems on board HMS Clyde, a River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel, which is chartered by the Ministry of Defence from BAE Systems Maritime—Naval Ships (BAES MNS), who supply the vessel as a complete capability to meet the Ministry of Defence's requirement. The ship is equipped with a number of on board...

Written Answers — Defence: Science and Technology (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: The Government's White Paper, ‘National Security through Technology’, stated that the Ministry of Defence investment in science and technology will focus on achieving six critical outcomes. The planned investment during 2012-13 against the outcomes is shown in the following table: Critical S&T outcome £ million (nearest £5 million) Support to current defence and security...

Written Answers — Defence: Unmanned Air Vehicles (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: There are no plans to test Reaper (otherwise known as Predator B) unmanned air systems at West Wales Airport or at the Sennybridge Training Area and no discussions have taken place with the Welsh Government or the local population on this subject.

Written Answers — Defence: Unmanned Air Vehicles (3 Sep 2012)

Peter Luff: We do not yet know the likely cost of operating the Unmanned Air Systems Capability Development Centre (UAS CDC) over the next five years. The pilot UAS CDC is based around existing facilities with a small management team at Ministry of Defence (MOD) Boscombe Down. The cost of operating these elements is subject to ongoing negotiation with industry. There will also be contributions in kind...

Written Answers — Defence: Hercules Aircraft (17 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: The Ministry of Defence has no Hercules C-130 aircraft in temporary hangars at Marshalls of Cambridge. The company provides depth maintenance for Hercules aircraft under the Hercules Integrated Operational Support contract. RAF teams also utilise hangar space at Marshalls of Cambridge to undertake frontline maintenance that cannot be completed at RAF Brize Norton. This occurred on two...

Written Answers — Defence: Radio Frequencies (17 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 13 July 2012 The Ministry of Defence is currently liaising with a number of other Government Departments and Ofcom to conduct the technical and regulatory analysis required to enable the sharing of the spectrum in 870-872 and 915-917MHz. I will write to the hon. Member once the position is clearer.

Written Answers — Defence: Departmental Staff (17 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 16 July 2012 The number of staff working on the delivery of urgent operational requirements (UORs) will vary depending upon the number and complexity of UORs that are in progress at any particular time. Currently, there are approximately 455 full-time equivalent Defence equipment & support personnel employed in their delivery. Additional personnel across the Ministry of...

Written Answers — Defence: Scout Specialist Vehicle (16 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: The Scout specialist vehicle programme is currently in the Demonstration Phase. The first vehicle platform test rig was rolled out on 6 June 2012 and pre-production vehicle prototypes are due to begin delivery from 2013.

Written Answers — Defence: Astute Class Submarines (13 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: All Astute-class submarines will be powered by a pressurised water reactor 2 (PWR2). PWR3 is a new design, which exploits technology that was not available when the design of the Astute submarine was finalised.

Written Answers — Defence: Nuclear Submarines: Wales (13 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: I have not received any official representations from the Welsh Government regarding the basing in Wales of the nuclear submarine fleet. The UK is not making plans for Scottish independence and is not making plans to move the nuclear deterrent or other submarines from HM Naval Base Clyde.


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