Armed Forces: A400M

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Gilbert Lord Gilbert Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with the Government of the United States how Her Majesty's Government could satisfy their airlift requirements, should they cancel orders for the A400M aircraft.

Photo of Lord Drayson Lord Drayson Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Science and Innovation) (also in the Ministry of Defence)

The department keeps its current and future airlift requirements under constant review, and is undertaking work to study the fallback options for alternative air transport capability solutions.

While discussion takes place with the US at working level on a range of airlift issues, no formal discussions have taken place with the US on the purchase of alternative airlift solutions in the event that the UK orders for A400M aircraft do not proceed.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.