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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Shipping: Procurement more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's latest timetables are for the orders of (a) Type 31e (first batch), and (b) Fleet Solid Support vessels. 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 188742 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>We plan to award a contract for Type 31e by December 2019 and for the Fleet Solid Support ships in 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:56:27.227Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:56:27.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1002728
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence Equipment: Finance 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, with reference to paragraph 3.14 on page 34 of the 5 November 2018 National Audit Office Report on the Equipment Plan 2018 to 2028, HC1621, on which projects he plans to use the £150 million contingency available across its equipment and support budgets. 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 188748 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Contingency funding managed by head office will be used to offset aggregate increases in cost across the whole programme, after project and TLB-level risk management controls have been applied. We will decide on the allocation of this funding as part of our normal financial planning and budgeting process.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:52:30.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:52:30.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1002734
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence Equipment: Parliamentary Scrutiny 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, with reference to paragraph 14 of the National Audit Office Report, the Equipment Plan 2018 to 2028, HC1621, published on 5 November 2018, what steps he is taking to improve how his Department outlines to Parliament its decisions in relation to the Equipment Plan, including the financial and broader implications. 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 188749 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>We are grateful to the National Audit Office for their report and continue to work with them to improve our processes and transparency. We expect to report the implications of decisions affecting the Equipment Plan in future Equipment Plan financial summary reports.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:57:38.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:57:38.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
944778
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence Equipment 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 the Defence equipment plan is affordable. 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 166091 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 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to delivering large, complex and technologically challenging defence programmes to give our military the very best equipment. We recognise the financial risks in the equipment plan and are working to incorporate the recommendations of the National Audit Office and Public Accounts Committee's reviews of the Equipment Plan 2017 into our management of the Plan. Going forward, the Modernising Defence Programme aims to deliver better military capability and value for money in a sustainable and affordable way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-07-25T15:16:10.897Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T15:16:10.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
944779
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence Equipment 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 he has made of his Department's ability to make the remaining £8.1 billion saving from its equipment plan by 2027. 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 166092 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 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>As the National Audit Office reported in January 2018, the Department had achieved £7.9 billion of a £16 billion savings target between 2010 and 2027, and had also identified potential savings to meet all but £0.5 billion of the remaining £8.1 billion over the next nine years. As such, we remain confident and committed to delivering this as agreed, and will report on progress in the Equipment Plan 2018 financial summary due to be published in the autumn.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-07-25T15:16:49.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T15:16:49.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
944780
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence Equipment 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 expenditure on equipment support is falling when major new equipment is being brought into service. 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 166093 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 2018-07-27more like thismore than 2018-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains committed to real terms growth of the Equipment Plan by 1% each year and to meeting the NATO guideline to spend 20% of its defence expenditure on major equipment, and associated research and development. We plan to spend £179 billion over the 10 years to 2027 to deliver the cutting edge ships, aircraft, and armoured vehicles our military need now and in the future. This includes increasing spending on Equipment Support from £8.3 billion in 2017-18 to almost £10 billion in 2026-27.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-07-27T13:32:00.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-27T13:32:00.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
944781
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Aircraft Carriers 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 recent assessment he has made of the ability of his Department to deliver the re-baselined cost of £6.2 billion for production of the two new aircraft carriers. 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 166094 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 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence keeps costs within the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier programme under very close scrutiny. The final cost of the programme will be subject to commercial negotiations with the Aircraft Carrier Alliance. The overall impact will only be clear once we have concluded our talks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-07-25T15:13:34.443Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T15:13:34.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
944782
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star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timeframe is for his Department to publish the detailed data on the cost of (a) supporting and (b) operating UK F-35 aircraft. 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 166095 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>A summary of F-35 Lightning costs will appear in the annual Defence Equipment Plan 2018, which is due to be published in September 2018. Once the UK fleet is fully established in the UK, operating costs will be incorporated into centralised budgets and set out in the Ministry of Defence's Annual Report and Accounts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T13:52:46.267Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T13:52:46.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
944783
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star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Trident Submarines more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the cost to the public purse of the four Dreadnought class nuclear ballistic missile submarines does not exceed the £31 billion budget. 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 166096 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 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>We have delivered our 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR15) commitment to establish the Defence Nuclear Organisation, the Submarine Delivery Agency and the Dreadnought Alliance to strengthen our organisational, industrial and commercial arrangements for the Dreadnought submarine programme.</p><p>The Programme remains on track to deliver on schedule and within the estimated cost of £31 billion stated in the SDSR15, which also set a contingency of £10 billion.</p><p>As the Prime Minister announced in Parliament on 28 March 2018 (Official Report, column 756), the Ministry of Defence has been given access to £800 million in Financial Year 2018-19, which will contribute to the Dreadnought programme. This will enable us take opportunities to drive out cost and risk later in the programme and ensures best value for the taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T13:54:19.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T13:54:19.253Z
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unstar this property file name Hansard Extract 28 March 2018, UIN 904646.docx more like this
star this property title Dreadnought submarine programme more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
944798
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star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps is he taking to fill gaps in the 102 specialist armed forces pinch point trades where there are shortfalls in skilled personnel. 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 166101 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 2018-07-27more like thismore than 2018-07-27
star this property answer text <p>Armed Forces Operational Pinch Points are closely monitored and managed by the Services and the Defence Board. A range of long and short-term measures, at both Single Service and Tri-Service level, are being taken to resolve current shortfalls and mitigate their impact, including using financial recruitment and retention incentives and targeted extensions of Service.</p><p>The close monitoring and management of Operational Pinch Points enables the Department to ensure that these Pinch Points do not impact on the ability of the UK Armed Forces to meet their operational commitments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-07-27T13:21:30.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-27T13:21:30.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this