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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has strong ties with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan, which we value and reinforce through regular defence engagement, exercises and training courses.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary visited Islamabad in March 2019 for the annual Defence Cooperation Forum with Pakistan and regular dialogue continues at senior military level. The Pakistan National Defence University visited the UK earlier this year. Bangladesh also held a National Defence College visit.</p><p>Defence relations with Sri Lanka were significantly strengthened in 2019 by the appointment of a resident Defence Adviser.</p><p>HMS Dragon visited Karachi in February 2019 as part of Exercise AMAN, in which Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were also involved. HMS Montrose visited Colombo in April 2019 as part of her deployment in the Indian Ocean and conducted a short exercise with the Sri Lankan Navy.</p><p>In addition to bespoke training programmes, Bangladeshi and Pakistani cadets are attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2018-19, and there are members of the Royal College of Defence Studies from all three countries.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>It is not possible to identify a single unit cost for an Astute Class submarine as Boats one to three (Astute, Ambush, and Artful) were contracted as a batch, with the rest of the class subject to separate contractual arrangements. However, as an example of the main costs involved, the whole-boat contract for Agincourt, the seventh and last boat in the class, announced in May 2018, was £1.5 billion. This covers the totality of work involved in the boat build, including test and commissioning. The procurement costs include initial support provisioning, however, in-service support costs of a submarine will vary with the individual platform material state. These costs form part of wider submarine maintenance contracts and are not easily identifiable separately and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>A400M routinely carries ordnance, munitions and explosives in support of the UK's Defence commitments including in the broader Middle East. The type of stores that can be carried have been cleared through a qualification process in line with operational priorities, and there are no restrictions specific to A400M due to vibration.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>There is no single activity or programme to address aircraft serviceability. All aircraft are operated and maintained in accordance with the Air System Document Set, which includes the Operator's Maintenance Plan. This defines the servicing schedules and their periodicity based primarily on usage. With regard to reliability, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 1 July 2019 to Question 269009.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Both HMS DAUNTLESS and HMS DARING are in planned deep maintenance periods. I am withholding information on their future programmes as this would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>At this stage in the programme it is too early to confirm design, equipment and systems for the Type 31e frigates.</p><p>Final decisions will be made at the main investment decision point, taking into account the role of the ship, operating environment and future threats.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to modify the weapon systems of the P-8A Poseidon. However, once we have reached the full operating capability of the aircraft, the Department will be in a position to assess the weapon choices available that meet our needs and to enable us to make decisions on future aircraft configurations.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>All Ministry of Defence (MOD) investment appraisals are conducted in line with the HM Treasury Green Book, including the provisions of Chapter 6 Section 10 where relevant.</p><p>Between publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review in November 2015 and 31 March 2018, the MOD awarded nearly 250 contracts above £10 million. Nearly 40 of these are worth more than £100 million, with none over £1 billion. These figures do not include extensions to existing contracts. Information on contracts awarded during the 2018-19 financial year is not yet available. Information on whether provisions are used for individual contracts, is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>All Ministry of Defence (MOD) investment appraisals are conducted in line with the HM Treasury Green Book, including the provisions of Chapter 6 Section 10 where relevant.</p><p>Between publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review in November 2015 and 31 March 2018, the MOD awarded nearly 250 contracts above £10 million. Nearly 40 of these are worth more than £100 million, with none over £1 billion. These figures do not include extensions to existing contracts. Information on contracts awarded during the 2018-19 financial year is not yet available. Information on whether provisions are used for individual contracts, is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>All Ministry of Defence (MOD) investment appraisals are conducted in line with the HM Treasury Green Book, including the provisions of Chapter 6 Section 10 where relevant.</p><p>Between publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review in November 2015 and 31 March 2018, the MOD awarded nearly 250 contracts above £10 million. Nearly 40 of these are worth more than £100 million, with none over £1 billion. These figures do not include extensions to existing contracts. Information on contracts awarded during the 2018-19 financial year is not yet available. Information on whether provisions are used for individual contracts, is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this