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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the merits of the recent agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon on the F-35 aircraft; what the timetable is for the purchase of the 138 F-35 aircraft; and whether all those aircraft will be of the F-35B variant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 263107 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the announcement of the agreement between the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin for the delivery of a further 478 F-35 Lightning aircraft across the international programme. Once formally finalised and on contract, it should deliver the lowest aircraft prices on the F-35 programme to date.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence's current approval is for the delivery of the Tranche 1 fleet of 48 F-35B aircraft, which are all expected to be delivered by 2025.</p><p>Decisions on subsequent tranches and aircraft variant will be taken at the relevant time to ensure the most appropriate capability for our Armed Forces and best value for money.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:19:45.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1130553
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Ministry of Defence: Living Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of organisations that hold contracts with her Department pay the National Living Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 261252 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not hold information on the proportion of contracted organisations that pay the National Living Wage. However, employers, including those involved in contracts placed by the MOD are required to abide by applicable employment legislation such as the National Living Wage. MOD policy is to include a contract condition in its contracts which reinforces this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-06-11T15:11:52.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:11:52.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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4418
star this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1130095
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Radar more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when her Department plans to conclude the radar technology baseline review; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 260595 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has concluded phase one of the radar review following internal and external engagement. This has helped us develop our understanding of the factors we will need to consider for the future developments of radar capability. We are considering how we take this review forward, which will be informed by the forthcoming Defence Science Expert Committee RF sensing report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-06-10T15:25:55.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:25:55.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1130096
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Radar: Wind Power more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether her Department plans to consult the offshore wind industry for the radar technology baseline review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 260596 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has concluded phase one of the radar review following internal and external engagement. This has helped us develop our understanding of the factors we will need to consider in the future development of Radar capability post 2030. We are considering how we take this review forward, which will be informed by the forthcoming Defence Science Expert Committee RF sensing report. We will of course consult with industry in any next steps and this would include the offshore wind industry through the Aviation Management Board, where appropriate to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-06-10T15:25:07.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:25:07.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1129177
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe–Standardization more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress she has made in establishing representations with the ASD-STAN organisation; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 259083 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence continues to have well-established representation at ASD-STAN committees, and officials are actively engaged in developing European aerospace standards alongside our industry and European partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-06-10T15:26:31.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:26:31.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1129178
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe–Standardization more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials her Department sends to ASD-STAN organisation committee meetings; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 259084 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The resource allocated to ASD-STAN committees is dependent on subject matter and typically ranges between two and four individuals as appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-06-10T15:27:07.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:27:07.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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1490
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1128515
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Iran: International Military Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date IMS Ltd., a Government owned company, closed its office in Tehran. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 257787 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold a precise date, but IMS ceased trading in 1991.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-06-05T14:58:45.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T14:58:45.153Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
4518
star this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1128516
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Ministry of Defence: International Military Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the last official from his Department ended their secondment to IMS Ltd, a wholly owned government company. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 257788 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Prior to the introduction of an electronic based HR system in 2006, departmental records on the detail of secondments were paper based. To identify anyone seconded to IMS would involve searching thousands of records and therefore the information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. IMS Ltd records do not show any secondees from the Ministry of Defence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-06-05T14:59:28.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T14:59:28.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1128520
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Admiralty Holdings more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the remit is of Admiralty Holdings Ltd and its eight subsidiaries; and what that company's relationship is with her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 257789 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>To maximise its commercial opportunities and provide it with services in support of effective delivery of its core business, the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) established some subsidiary companies that operated at arm's length from UKHO on behalf of the Secretary of State for Defence. Any such companies were wholly-owned by the Defence Secretary and came under the umbrella of Admiralty Holdings Limited (AHL). Their scope and number varied from time to time according to the opportunities that presented themselves and any changes requiring approval from the owner. AHL was operated on the owner's behalf by UKHO. All companies are currently dormant are therefore no longer active.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-06-05T15:02:14.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:02:14.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1128610
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Ministry of Defence: Iron and Steel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK steel and steel products procured by his Department in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
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Nick Smith more like this
star this property uin 257728 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence does not hold a central record of the origin of all steel used in defence equipment projects. This is because steel for our major programmes is mainly sourced by our prime contractors and the supply chains are complex.</p><p>UK suppliers have, however, made a significant contribution to the supply of steel for some of our largest defence equipment projects, including 88% of the structural steel for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers and 50% of the value of the steel required for the Batch 1 Type 26 ships. The specialist nature of some of our steel requirements means that UK steel producers do not always have the capability to supply our programmes.</p><p>This Government is committed to creating the right conditions in the UK for a competitive and sustainable steel industry. It publishes its future pipeline for steel requirements, together with data on how Departments are complying with steel procurement guidance on:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/publications/steel-public-procurement.</p><p>This enables UK steel manufacturers to better plan and bid for Government contracts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-06-05T15:00:52.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:00:52.93Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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3928
star this property label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
1128618
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Satellite Communications: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether she plans to launch a competition for SKYNET 6 Enduring Capability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Martin Whitfield more like this
star this property uin 257805 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The Department's default is competition, and this is the case for the SKYNET 6 Enduring Capability project. The SKYNET 6 team continually reinforces this message directly with industry through conferences, industry briefing days and in regular 1-2-1 meetings with key industrial partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-06-06T13:06:33.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T13:06:33.483Z
star this property answering member
4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
4626
star this property label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
1128619
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Satellite Communications: Costs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost is of SKYNET 6. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Martin Whitfield more like this
star this property uin 257806 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The estimated costs for the entire programme, out to the 2040s, is £7 billion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T15:12:14.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T15:12:14.703Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
4626
star this property label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
1128620
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Satellite Communications: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department is taking to include SMEs in the SKYNET programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Martin Whitfield more like this
star this property uin 257807 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department is following the Small to Medium Enterprise principles outlined in the National Security Through Technology 2012 white paper. The SKYNET 6 Programme is taking a very proactive approach to incentivise and incorporate SMEs across the whole programme.</p><p>The current SKYNET 5 programme already exceeds the 25% SME target which provides a strong foundation for the SKYNET 6 programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-06-05T15:05:22.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:05:22.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
4626
star this property label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this
1127943
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Shipbuilding more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations made in the report entitled, National Ship Building Strategy, published by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair in May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 257025 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>I thank the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Shipbuilding and Ship Repair for their work in completing this report.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence is not required to make a formal assessment of the recommendations in the report, but as per my oral contribution on 20 May 2019 (Official Report column 494) I would be happy to meet the APPG to discuss their report.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-05-23T14:45:59.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:45:59.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1127956
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Defence: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she makes of the potential merits of retaining sovereign capabilities when undertaking procurement contracts with SME suppliers; and where retaining sovereign capabilities ranks on the MOD Procurement scorecard. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 257142 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has a responsibility to procure the right capability for our Armed Forces and to ensure value for money for the taxpayer in the goods and services that we buy, regardless of the company's size.</p><p> </p><p>We are clear that international competition is at the heart of our approach. This allows our Armed Forces to secure the best equipment from an open, global marketplace to meet evolving threats. We also recognise, however, that defence procurement needs to protect UK freedom of action and operational advantage. These strategic considerations shape our procurement strategies. Our refreshed Industrial Policy sets out the basis on which we will develop specific sector approaches to protect national security.</p><p> </p><p>There is no single MOD procurement scorecard. Once we have launched a commercial competition, the MOD considers a wide range of factors when awarding our contracts to obtain the best value for money outcome for defence and the taxpayer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-05-30T15:14:58.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:14:58.497Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
1127964
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Defence Equipment and Support: Small Businesses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the policy priorities are for Defence Equipment and Support with respect to procuring with domestic SME's in emergent markets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 257145 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD), including Defence Equipment and Support, has a responsibility to get the right capability for our Armed Forces and to ensure value for money for the taxpayer in the goods and services that we buy.</p><p>The MOD is committed to making it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to do business with defence. In March 2019, we published our SME Action Plan which explains how we will increase our spend with SMEs, and addresses behavioural, policy and process change.</p><p>I also chair SME Forums around the UK to understand the issues facing SMEs, the most recent of which was held on 9 May 2019 in Broughton.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-05-30T15:12:56.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:12:56.56Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
4508
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Body Armour: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress she has made with the procurement process for new body armour; and which companies have been shortlisted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 257146 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>A project is under way to procure and support a range of ballistic and training plates to fit the VIRTUS body armour and load carriage system. It is currently in the assessment phase with tender returns due over the next three months. I am withholding the company names as their disclosure would prejudice commercial interests.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-05-30T15:16:42.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:16:42.86Z
star this property answering member
4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
4508
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
1127389
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Nuclear Weapons: Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent estimate she has made of the number of jobs supported by the nuclear defence sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 910985 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>We estimate, based on industry and Government statistics, that the Defence Nuclear Enterprise supports at least 30,000 jobs, supporting prosperity across the United Kingdom.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-05-20T16:50:12.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:50:12.153Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
4005
star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
1127513
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Saudi Arabia: Military Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK (a) soldiers and (b) contracted staff work to support air radar systems in Saudi Arabia in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 256331 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>No UK soldiers work to support air radar systems in Saudi Arabia. There are today around 50 UK-contracted personnel providing routine technical support for the avionics systems on UK-supplied aircraft, including the air radar systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T14:40:52.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:40:52.06Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1127145
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Challenger Tanks: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when her Department plans to make a decision on how many of the Army’s Challenger 2 tanks will be refitted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 255360 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Following outcomes of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the British Army currently has 227 Challenger 2 tanks. For current and historical information on the British Army's vehicle fleet size, statistics may be found online either on the gov.uk website through the 'UK armed forces equipment and formations' publication, or on the National Archives website within copies of the 'UK Defence Statistics Compendium.'</p><p>With regards to the future size of the Army's tank fleet, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 29 April 2019, to Question 246488 to the right hon. Member for North Durham (Kevan Jones).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
255361 more like this
255362 more like this
255363 more like this
255364 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:04:38.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:04:38.393Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property attachment
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star this property file name 246488 - Challenger Tanks - Repairs and Maintenance.docx more like this
unstar this property title Challenger Tanks - Repair and Maintenance more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1127146
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Challenger Tanks: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what budget has been allocated for the refit of the Army’s Challenger 2 tanks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 255361 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Following outcomes of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the British Army currently has 227 Challenger 2 tanks. For current and historical information on the British Army's vehicle fleet size, statistics may be found online either on the gov.uk website through the 'UK armed forces equipment and formations' publication, or on the National Archives website within copies of the 'UK Defence Statistics Compendium.'</p><p>With regards to the future size of the Army's tank fleet, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 29 April 2019, to Question 246488 to the right hon. Member for North Durham (Kevan Jones).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
255360 more like this
255362 more like this
255363 more like this
255364 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:04:38.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:04:38.453Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property attachment
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star this property file name 246488 - Challenger Tanks - Repairs and Maintenance.docx more like this
unstar this property title Challenger Tanks - Repair and Maintenance more like this
star this property tabling member
4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1127148
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Tanks more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans her Department has to change the number of tanks available to the Army. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 255362 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Following outcomes of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the British Army currently has 227 Challenger 2 tanks. For current and historical information on the British Army's vehicle fleet size, statistics may be found online either on the gov.uk website through the 'UK armed forces equipment and formations' publication, or on the National Archives website within copies of the 'UK Defence Statistics Compendium.'</p><p>With regards to the future size of the Army's tank fleet, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 29 April 2019, to Question 246488 to the right hon. Member for North Durham (Kevan Jones).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
255360 more like this
255361 more like this
255363 more like this
255364 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:04:38.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:04:38.5Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property attachment
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star this property file name 246488 - Challenger Tanks - Repairs and Maintenance.docx more like this
unstar this property title Challenger Tanks - Repair and Maintenance more like this
star this property tabling member
4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1127149
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Tanks more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many tanks the Army has had in service in each of the last 20 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 255363 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Following outcomes of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the British Army currently has 227 Challenger 2 tanks. For current and historical information on the British Army's vehicle fleet size, statistics may be found online either on the gov.uk website through the 'UK armed forces equipment and formations' publication, or on the National Archives website within copies of the 'UK Defence Statistics Compendium.'</p><p>With regards to the future size of the Army's tank fleet, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 29 April 2019, to Question 246488 to the right hon. Member for North Durham (Kevan Jones).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
255360 more like this
255361 more like this
255362 more like this
255364 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:04:38.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:04:38.547Z
star this property answering member
4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property attachment
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star this property file name 246488 - Challenger Tanks - Repairs and Maintenance.docx more like this
unstar this property title Challenger Tanks - Repair and Maintenance more like this
star this property tabling member
4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1127150
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Tanks more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment her Department has made of the number of tanks the Army requires to fulfil its operational requirements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 255364 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Following outcomes of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the British Army currently has 227 Challenger 2 tanks. For current and historical information on the British Army's vehicle fleet size, statistics may be found online either on the gov.uk website through the 'UK armed forces equipment and formations' publication, or on the National Archives website within copies of the 'UK Defence Statistics Compendium.'</p><p>With regards to the future size of the Army's tank fleet, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 29 April 2019, to Question 246488 to the right hon. Member for North Durham (Kevan Jones).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
255360 more like this
255361 more like this
255362 more like this
255363 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T15:04:38.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:04:38.597Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property attachment
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star this property file name 246488 - Challenger Tanks - Repairs and Maintenance.docx more like this
unstar this property title Challenger Tanks - Repair and Maintenance more like this
star this property tabling member
4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1127151
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Ministry of Defence: Per Capita Costs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much her Department has spent per capita in each region of the UK in each of the last five years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 255365 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Statistics on Ministry of Defence (MOD) expenditure per person, broken down by region is published in Tables 4 and 5 of the MOD regional expenditure with UK industry and supported employment 2017/18 bulletin, which can be found at the link below:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mod-regional-expenditure-with-uk-industry-and-supported-employment-201718</p><p>Data for 2018/19 will be published in January 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T15:02:00.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:02:00.26Z
star this property answering member
4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1126813
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar 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 Armed Forces: Weapons more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to help ensure that weapons used by British armed forces are (a) fit for purpose and (b) modern. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
star this property tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 254790 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>As explained in the report on the Modernising Defence Programme published in December 2018, we plan to modernise and transform our Armed Forces by embracing new and innovative technologies to ensure we retain military advantage over potential adversaries and by investing to improve the readiness and availability of defence equipment. We will spend over £186 billion on equipment and support over the decade from April 2018 to March 2028 to ensure that our Armed Forces are fit for the defence and security challenges of the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T15:01:17.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:01:17.393Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this