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1126065
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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: Contracts 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, which defence contracts were granted exemption from the single source regulation regime in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18; and what was the value of each of those contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 253527 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>All exemptions from the Single Source Contract Regulations have to be personally authorised by the Secretary of State, who only does so under exceptional circumstances. Between April 2015 and March 2018, fewer than 10 contracts were exempted, valued at less than 1% of the 19.4 billion worth of single source defence contracts brought under the regime during that period. These were exempted from the regulations on a variety of grounds, including when value for money assurance could be achieved through, for example, purchasing commercially priced items.</p><p>Details of individual contracts and the numbers exempted in each year have not been provided because disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of the companies involved or the Ministry of Defence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey remove filter
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T15:18:14.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:18:14.847Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1125900
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 Type 31 Frigates: Exports more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 she has made of the effectiveness of the export strategy for the Type 31 frigate following increases to the construction costs of that frigate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 252838 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>We still want all five Type 31e Frigates at an average production price of £250 million per ship. We are confident that it will be competitively priced in the global export market.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey remove filter
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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252885 more like this
252886 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T16:18:36.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:18:36.837Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1122642
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 Type 26 Frigates 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 he is taking to ensure that UK suppliers are supported during the manufacture of the Type 26 Frigate programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 246960 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 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>Procurement programmes do not routinely set the requirements on where equipment or components are manufactured or assembled, unless there is a national security requirement to do so. This is a matter for the equipment and component suppliers, and the lead contractors.</p><p>In both cases, the Aircraft Carrier Alliance whose membership consists of BAE Systems, Babcock and Thales UK, and the lead contractor for the Type 26 Frigate programme, BAE Systems, have selected the majority of sub-contractors for the programmes through competition. UK suppliers have had an equal opportunity to bid for work on the two programmes, with selections based on price and the ability of suppliers to meet schedule and performance requirements.</p><p>The majority of the structural steel for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier programme was supplied by Tata UK and the programme as a whole sustained thousands of jobs throughout the UK supply chain. On the Type 26 programme to date, 64 sub-contracts have been awarded to UK based companies including the gas turbines (Rolls Royce), propulsion system (General Electric) and gearboxes (David Brown Gear Systems) and air weapons handling system (Babcock). We anticipate that more UK based sub-contractors will continue to be appointed as the programme progresses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey remove filter
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 246961 more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T15:23:29.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T15:23:29.883Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1122644
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 Aircraft Carriers: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 steps his Department took to ensure that UK suppliers were supported throughout the concept, development and manufacturing phase of the Aircraft Carrier Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 246961 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 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>Procurement programmes do not routinely set the requirements on where equipment or components are manufactured or assembled, unless there is a national security requirement to do so. This is a matter for the equipment and component suppliers, and the lead contractors.</p><p>In both cases, the Aircraft Carrier Alliance whose membership consists of BAE Systems, Babcock and Thales UK, and the lead contractor for the Type 26 Frigate programme, BAE Systems, have selected the majority of sub-contractors for the programmes through competition. UK suppliers have had an equal opportunity to bid for work on the two programmes, with selections based on price and the ability of suppliers to meet schedule and performance requirements.</p><p>The majority of the structural steel for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier programme was supplied by Tata UK and the programme as a whole sustained thousands of jobs throughout the UK supply chain. On the Type 26 programme to date, 64 sub-contracts have been awarded to UK based companies including the gas turbines (Rolls Royce), propulsion system (General Electric) and gearboxes (David Brown Gear Systems) and air weapons handling system (Babcock). We anticipate that more UK based sub-contractors will continue to be appointed as the programme progresses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey remove filter
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 246960 more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T15:23:29.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T15:23:29.937Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1122803
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 KBR: Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, whether he has made an assessment of whether the PFI arrangement with KBR to maintain a fleet of 92 heavy equipment transporters for the British Army will be renewed beyond 2023. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 246963 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 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
star this property answer text <p>The current Heavy Equipment Transporter Private Finance Initiative contract expires in 2024. The requirement for the future transportation of heavy equipment will be developed prior to the expiry date with an appropriate contractual arrangement placed accordingly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey remove filter
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-05-03T13:42:15.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-03T13:42:15.013Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1122387
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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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 India: Military Alliances more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 he has made of the potential effect of the renewed Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and India on the volume of UK defence equipment exports to India. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 246484 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Memorandum of Understanding underpins the commitment of the UK and India to strengthening our bilateral defence relationship. It will help us identify common defence and security capability needs, thereby allowing our defence and security industries to focus and collaborate more effectively on procurement opportunities, both in the UK and in India. The improvements in technology and manufacturing capabilities flowing from this co-operation will bolster our mutual security and prosperity for the long term.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey remove filter
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 245690 more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T15:06:43Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T15:06:43Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1122423
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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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 Defence: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, whether he has plans to make an assessment of the effect of procurement decisions on levels of (a) safety training and (b) equipment standards in the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 246487 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 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) puts safety at the heart of all its procurement activities, from setting initial requirements, through to procurement and safe operation of equipment and, ultimately, disposal. In Defence Equipment and Support, this is facilitated through the Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management System, which is used to ensure that safety training and equipment standards are considered in all procurement activity. Safety performance is routinely considered at Board level, with the MOD continually looking for opportunities to improve safety standards and reinforce a strong safety culture at every level. Underpinning this, the Defence Safety Authority provides independent assurance that MOD safety policy is being promoted and implemented.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey remove filter
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T15:24:31.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T15:24:31.8Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1122424
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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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 Challenger Tanks: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on the programme to extend the service life of the Challenger 2 main battle tank; and how many vehicles he plans to upgrade under the Challenger 2 Life Extension Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 246488 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 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>The Challenger 2 remains a key capability for the Armed Forces as the British Army's main battle tank. The Challenger 2 Life Extension Programme will provide a suite of capability upgrades and substantially extend its service life. The planned upgrade is currently undergoing an extended assessment phase, which is expected to conclude in 2020. No final decisions have been made on the numbers, which will be informed by the assessment phase, Defence requirements, and balance of investment considerations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey remove filter
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 246432 more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T15:22:22.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T15:22:22.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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1438
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1121954
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 steps his Department has taken to ensure the greatest economic benefit to the UK from his Department's (a) public procurement and (b) award of contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 245689 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) continually seeks to improve its public procurement and contract award processes to obtain the best commercial outcome for the taxpayer. We do this in a way that looks to strengthen our economy and prosperity where it is relevant to what is being procured and is fair and non-discriminatory. To maximise UK economic benefits, the MOD uses the Treasury's Green Book framework when making these decisions.</p><p>Since 2015, we have published a National Shipbuilding Strategy, launched the Future Combat Air Strategy, and refreshed our Defence Industrial Policy to help strengthen UK competitiveness. We also routinely engage with global primes to create opportunities for all tiers of the UK supply chain.</p><p>On 14 March 2019, the Defence Secretary announced an ambitious Defence Prosperity Programme to grow Defence's contribution to UK prosperity. As part of this programme we are working jointly with industry and academia to improve the quality and relevance of defence economic data that is available to decision makers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey remove filter
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T15:05:56.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T15:05:56.893Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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1438
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1121963
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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 India: Military Alliances more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 the Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and India supports increased defence ties between the UK and India. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 245690 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Memorandum of Understanding underpins the commitment of the UK and India to strengthening our bilateral defence relationship. It will help us identify common defence and security capability needs, thereby allowing our defence and security industries to focus and collaborate more effectively on procurement opportunities, both in the UK and in India. The improvements in technology and manufacturing capabilities flowing from this co-operation will bolster our mutual security and prosperity for the long term.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey remove filter
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 246484 more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T15:06:42.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T15:06:42.95Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this