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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Navy ships are currently undergoing repair; and how many were out of service for repairs in each of the last ten years. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL17522 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17523 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142449
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of repairing Royal Navy ships currently unfit for action. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL17523 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17522 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
758374
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star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ascension Island: Aviation more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the completion of scheduled works to the US Airbase Wideawake Airfield on Ascension Island, the RAF will resume their use of that airfield. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL1378 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
star this property answer text <p>Ascension Island remains strategically important in supporting the Ministry of Defence (MOD) mission in the South Atlantic. The MOD fully intends to return to Ascension Island following the full restructuring of the runway.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-09-18T14:20:18.467Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T14:20:18.467Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
757292
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star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ascension Island: Aviation more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to revert to using Ascension Island as a refuelling stop after scheduled works have been completed; and when they expect flights using Ascension to resume. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL1277 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
star this property answer text <p>Following the scheduled restructuring works to the Wideawake runway on Ascension Island, the Ministry of Defence fully intends on returning to Ascension Island to continue operation of the South Atlantic Airbridge to the Falklands.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-09-18T14:23:36.28Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T14:23:36.28Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
757293
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading St Helena: Aviation more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of using St Helena Airport as a refuelling stop for flights to and from the Falkland Islands. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL1278 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The distance between the UK and the Falkland Islands and the time spent over water necessitates the use of large aircraft which have the capability to operate the route. The runway length at St Helena Airport has been assessed by the Ministry of Defence as not sufficient to enable our large military aircraft to operate from it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-09-18T14:24:15.243Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T14:24:15.243Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this