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star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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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 Navy: Spare Parts 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, for what reasons equipment cannibalisation within the Royal Navy has increased. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
star this property uin 111135 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-08more like thismore than 2017-11-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Royal Navy (RN) continues to deliver their operational commitments at home and overseas. Cannibalisation is a recognised Defence practice for satisfying a materiel demand within a required delivery date and has been in place for many years in the Armed Forces. It is used only when all other sources of supply have been explored and is essential to protecting the operational programmes of our units.</p><p>The operational imperative for the RN often dictates that cannibalisation remains the best solution. While it is the case that the percentage of cannibalisation has risen over the period of the report, it represents only 0.4% of all equipment issued to the RN.</p><p>The RN is working closely with other organisations within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to optimise the balance between equipment and system reliability and the purchase of spares and stock inventory. The RN has introduced an &quot;in Service Capability Management&quot; organisation which clearly attributes accountability and responsibility for platform performance, driving improvements in availability, reliability, sustainability and affordability.</p><p>The RN will now use the information from the Report to monitor trends more closely, review the impact of cost saving decisions, aiming to improve support and greater efficiency.</p><p>The MOD continues to invest in advanced modelling of their inventory requirement to ensure that the requirements of complex operations, technologically advanced equipment and high tempo programmes are achieved. This investment ensures that cannibalisation remains a last resort option. However, there is no evidence that this recognised practice is having a demoralising effect on members of the RN.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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110912 more like this
110913 more like this
110917 more like this
110918 more like this
111188 more like this
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less than 2017-11-08T15:50:15.65Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-08T15:50:15.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
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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: Cost Effectiveness 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, for what reasons his Department has initiated an invitation to tender for an Efficiency Assurance Review for additional external and independent assurance of his Department's revised efficiency plan within his Department’s financial forecast. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
star this property uin 123561 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 2018-01-26more like thismore than 2018-01-26
unstar this property answer text <p>We are making good progress towards our efficiency targets, and are confident of meeting our objectives. This work will help provide assurance that our current plans are robust.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2018-01-26T13:44:53.777Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-26T13:44:53.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
782703
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star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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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 Military Aircraft: Accidents 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, how many (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) RAF aircraft have received category (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three, (iv) four and (v) five damage in each of the last five years; and what the cost of that damage was in each of those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
star this property uin 111129 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
unstar this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2017-11-10T14:03:10.953Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-10T14:03:10.953Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
782700
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star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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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 Navy 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 (a) permanent and (b) contracted staff there were within (i) Defence Equipment and Support Ships Operating Centre and (ii) Defence Equipment and Support Submarine Operating Centre. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
star this property uin 111134 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is provided below and is accurate as of 11 October 2017.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Defence Equipment and Support Ships Operating Centre</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Permanent Staff<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>Contracted Staff<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1,431</p></td><td><p>47</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Defence Equipment and Support Submarine Operating Centre</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Permanent Staff<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>Contracted Staff<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1,292</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup> Civilian Full Time Equivalents and military staff.</p><p><sup>2 </sup>Contracted staff has been interpreted as meaning “manpower substitution” and defined as being those “generally engaged on a temporary basis to fill vacant, funded posts until recruitment action is taken to appoint a salaried permanent member of staff”.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2017-11-09T14:31:17.103Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T14:31:17.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
781266
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star this property date less than 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
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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: Babcock International more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) senior civil servants of his Department and (b) former officers in the Armed Forces have taken up employment with Babcock International in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
star this property uin 110532 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 2017-11-08more like thismore than 2017-11-08
unstar this property answer text <p>One Senior Civil Servant is confirmed as taking up an appointment with Babcock Marine and Technology (parent company- Babcock International Group) on 3 August 2015. Further information can be found at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-business-appointment-rules-may-to-december-2015</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2017-11-08T16:25:56.347Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-08T16:25:56.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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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: Staff 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 Nepalese citizens were recruited by his Department in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
star this property uin 4687 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on the numbers of Nepali nationals recruited into the Brigade of Gurkhas and UK Regular Forces, by Financial Year (FY), is provided in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>FY2010-11</p></td><td><p>FY2011-12</p></td><td><p>FY2012-13</p></td><td><p>FY2013-14</p></td><td><p>FY2014-15</p></td><td><p>FY2015-16</p></td><td><p>FY2016-17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>320</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Note: The vast majority of Nepali national intake is to the Brigade of Gurkhas, with only a small number joining the UK Regulars. Numbers are rounded and do not include Locally Employed Civilians.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2017-07-20T15:16:18.54Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:16:18.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
781255
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star this property date less than 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
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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
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star this property hansard heading Marines more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Marines personnel are employed in the (a) armoured support, (b) armourer, (c) assault engineer, (d) clerk, (e) combat intelligence, (f) driver, (g) drill instructor, (h) general duties, (i) heavy weapons (air defence), (j) heavy weapons (anti-tank), (k) heavy weapons (mortars), (l) landing craft, (m) metalsmith, (n) mountain leader, (o) physical training instructor, (p) platoon weapons (sniper), (q) platoon weapons (machine gunner), (r) Royal Marines aircrewman, (s) Royal Marines communications technician, (t) Royal Marines information systems (RMIS, (u) Royal Marines medical assistant (RMMA), (v) Royal Marines Police, (w) signaller, (x) special forces communicator (SFC), (y) stores accountant, (z) telecommunications technician, (aa) vehicle mechanic (ab) artificer telecommunications, (ac) artificer vehicles, (ad) foreman of signals and (ae) yeoman of signals specialist roles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
star this property uin 110519 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-08more like thismore than 2017-11-08
unstar this property answer text <p>I am witholding information on the number of personnel in each specific specialisation within the Royal Marines as to release this would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.</p><p> </p><p>More general monthly personnel statistics for the Trained Strength Regular Royal Marines are published by Defence Statistics and as at 1 September 2017 are:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Ranks</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Personnel</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Officers Band Service</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Officers General Service</p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Officers RM Pilot</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ratings Band Service</p></td><td><p>340</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ratings General Service</p></td><td><p>5,360</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>RM Aircrewman</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>RM Medical Assistant</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>RM Chef</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TOTAL</p></td><td><p>6, 600</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>All totals are rounded as a means of disclosure control and to improve the clarity of outputs, therefore totals may not equal the sum of their parts.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2017-11-08T16:22:11.203Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-08T16:22:11.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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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: Aviation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many air miles have been (a) earned by his Department's personnel flying on business, (b) collected by those personnel and (c) offset against his Department's business travel in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
star this property uin 111533 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Ministry of Defence (MOD) policy is that individuals should not collect air miles as part of official travel.</p><p>Corporately, the MOD has arrangements with the majority of airlines that preclude the collection of air miles in favour of reduced fares where possible. Where corporate air miles are collected these are also used to directly reduce MOD air ticket costs. The MOD does not hold this data as it rests with the travel provider.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2017-11-13T15:54:03.11Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T15:54:03.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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781256
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star this property date less than 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
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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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and which of his Department's contracts since the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Revenue of value equal to or greater than £1 billion have been placed taking into account National Security Objective 3. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
star this property uin 110520 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-08more like thismore than 2017-11-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Between publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) in November 2015 and 31 March 2017, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) awarded nearly 150 contracts with a value of more than £10 million. Around 20 of these are worth more than £100 million, with none over £1 billion. These figures do not include extensions to existing contracts, for example the Type 26 manufacture contract or the revised UK Military Flying Training System agreements. Information about contracts awarded during the 2017-18 financial year is still being validated, so a full picture of new contracts awarded since 1 April 2017 is not yet available.</p><p> </p><p>Records are not held centrally for all of these contracts and therefore comprehensive information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, available records show that none of the contracts over £100 million awarded during that period included specific criteria relating to National Security Objective 3. For some contracts, the issues outlined in the objective had been considered but not explicitly rendered into the award criteria. Others were awarded on a single-source basis and, for some, contract award criteria had been set prior to publication of the SDSR.</p><p> </p><p>National Security Objective 3 covers an extensive range of subjects in relation to promoting UK prosperity: strengthening relationships with international partners, creating a more open, innovative defence sector, enhancing support to exports, and investing in skills and capabilities. The wide-ranging nature of the objective therefore means it is difficult to condense into a set of contract award criteria with relevant weightings. Instead, officials responsible for procuring defence capabilities are expected to consider these issues throughout the procurement process, from setting requirements through to awarding a contract and beyond.</p><p> </p><p>The steps we are taking to help further promote UK prosperity will be outlined in more detail in our forthcoming refreshed defence industrial policy. This will include information on how our approach to defence procurement is designed to help the UK's defence and security industries grow and compete successfully.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
110521 more like this
110522 more like this
110526 more like this
110527 more like this
110528 more like this
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less than 2017-11-08T15:38:51.243Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-08T15:38:51.243Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
781258
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star this property date less than 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
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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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and which of his Department's contracts since the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Revenue of value equal to or greater than £10 million have been placed taking into account National Security Objective 3. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
star this property uin 110522 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-08more like thismore than 2017-11-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Between publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) in November 2015 and 31 March 2017, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) awarded nearly 150 contracts with a value of more than £10 million. Around 20 of these are worth more than £100 million, with none over £1 billion. These figures do not include extensions to existing contracts, for example the Type 26 manufacture contract or the revised UK Military Flying Training System agreements. Information about contracts awarded during the 2017-18 financial year is still being validated, so a full picture of new contracts awarded since 1 April 2017 is not yet available.</p><p> </p><p>Records are not held centrally for all of these contracts and therefore comprehensive information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, available records show that none of the contracts over £100 million awarded during that period included specific criteria relating to National Security Objective 3. For some contracts, the issues outlined in the objective had been considered but not explicitly rendered into the award criteria. Others were awarded on a single-source basis and, for some, contract award criteria had been set prior to publication of the SDSR.</p><p> </p><p>National Security Objective 3 covers an extensive range of subjects in relation to promoting UK prosperity: strengthening relationships with international partners, creating a more open, innovative defence sector, enhancing support to exports, and investing in skills and capabilities. The wide-ranging nature of the objective therefore means it is difficult to condense into a set of contract award criteria with relevant weightings. Instead, officials responsible for procuring defence capabilities are expected to consider these issues throughout the procurement process, from setting requirements through to awarding a contract and beyond.</p><p> </p><p>The steps we are taking to help further promote UK prosperity will be outlined in more detail in our forthcoming refreshed defence industrial policy. This will include information on how our approach to defence procurement is designed to help the UK's defence and security industries grow and compete successfully.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
110520 more like this
110521 more like this
110526 more like this
110527 more like this
110528 more like this
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less than 2017-11-08T15:38:51.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-08T15:38:51.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this