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star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated development cost for the Common Base Platform of the Scout family of military vehicles. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL5578 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) contract will provide 589 vehicles in six variants based on the Common Base Platform design concept. The contract with General Dynamics UK for the development of these vehicles amounts to £601 million (excluding VAT).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:43:05.323Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:43:05.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
225764
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star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading EU Defence Policy more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the statement by the President of the European Commission Mr Jean-Claude Juncker that the European Union should have its own army; whether the statement was approved by the European Council; and whether they will renew their opposition to such a policy. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL5530 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Mr Juncker's statement was not approved by the EU Member States. The UK remains firmly opposed to centralised EU command or control over military forces, which remains a Member State competence, and has successfully kept the EU focused on strengthening its co-operation with NATO which holds primacy in defence matters.</p><p> </p><p>The Prime Minister made this clear at the December 2013 European Council where strengthened EU-NATO partnership was agreed to be one of the key deliverables. It will be raised again as a fundamental agenda item at the June 2015 European Council where EU Member States will look for ways to further enhance collaboration between the two institutions.</p><p> </p><p>The Government's views on this matter have been consistent and transparent and any attempt to form an 'EU army' would be blocked by the UK. We will continue to emphasise our views to partners and will remain vigilant on the issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:59:27.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:59:27.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
227042
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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading EU Defence Policy more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to European Commission President Juncker's call for the formation of a European Union army. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
star this property uin HL5681 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Mr Juncker's statement was not approved by the EU Member States. The UK remains firmly opposed to centralised EU command or control over military forces, which remains a Member State competence, and has successfully kept the EU focused on strengthening its co-operation with NATO which holds primacy in defence matters.</p><p>The Prime Minister made this clear at the December 2013 European Council where strengthened EU-NATO partnership was agreed to be one of the key deliverables. It will be raised again as a fundamental agenda item at the June 2015 European Council where EU Member States will look for ways to further enhance collaboration between the two institutions.</p><p>The Government ' s views on this matter have been consistent and transparent and any attempt to form an 'EU army' would be blocked by the UK. We will continue to emphasise our views to partners and will remain vigilant on the issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:58:50.313Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:58:50.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
226463
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star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Defence: Expenditure more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) the United Kingdom has spent on defence in each of the last five years; and under present medium-term plans what percentage of GDP defence expenditure is expected to be over the next five years. more like this
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Lord Radice more like this
star this property uin HL5585 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) the United Kingdom has spent on Defence in each of the last five years, is shown below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% of GDP spent on Defence</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009 - 10</p></td><td><p>2.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010 - 11</p></td><td><p>2.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011 - 12</p></td><td><p>2.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012 - 13</p></td><td><p>2.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013 - 14</p></td><td><p>2.1%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The United Kingdom expects to spend 2% of GDP on Defence this year and next year. Decisions for 2016-17 and beyond will be a matter for the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:57:28.647Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:57:28.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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225809
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star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which of the following vehicle types are still in service with the British Army and what were or are their anticipated out of service dates: Challenger 2, Driver Track Training Vehicle, Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicles, Trojan, Titan, Warrior, Saxon, Samson, Spartan, Scimitar, Samaritan, Sultan, Snatch Land Rover, FV430, Mastiff, Jackal, Vector, Bulldog, and Panther. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL5565 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The out of service dates of the vehicles specified are as follows:</p><p /> <p> </p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Vehicle Type</p></td><td><p>Planned Out Of Service Date</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Challenger 2</p></td><td><p>2025</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Driver Track Training Vehicle</p></td><td><p>2025</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle</p></td><td><p>2040</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Trojan</p></td><td><p>2040</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Titan</p></td><td><p>2040</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Warrior</p></td><td><p>2025</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Saxon</p></td><td><p>Out of service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Samson</p></td><td><p>2026</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spartan</p></td><td><p>2026</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scimitar</p></td><td><p>2026</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Samaritan</p></td><td><p>2026</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sultan</p></td><td><p>2026</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Snatch Land Rover (1, 1.5, 2 and Vixen variants)</p></td><td><p>Out of service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Snatch Land Rover (2A and 2B variants)</p></td><td><p>2024</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Snatch Land Rover (Vixen Plus variant)</p></td><td><p>2024</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FV 430</p></td><td><p>Out of service</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mastiff</p></td><td><p>2024</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jackal</p></td><td><p>2030</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vector</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bulldog</p></td><td><p>2030</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Panther</p></td><td><p>2037</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:32:12.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:32:12.063Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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225805
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star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Military Aircraft more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, from 2009–10 to the latest year for which data are available, what was the annual number of hours flown by (1) Typhoon, (2) Tornado GR4, (3) Chinook, (4) Merlin Mk3, (4) C-130J, (5) C-17, (6) Apache, and (7) Merlin Mk1/2, aircraft. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL5562 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Flying hours for financial years 2009-10 onwards are provided in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2009-10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Typhoon</strong></p></td><td><p>9,890</p></td><td><p>9,980</p></td><td><p>14,030</p></td><td><p>15,350</p></td><td><p>16,970</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Tornado GR4</strong></p></td><td><p>17,940</p></td><td><p>20,480</p></td><td><p>21,140</p></td><td><p>16,790</p></td><td><p>15,040</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Chinook</strong></p></td><td><p>15,460</p></td><td><p>16,360</p></td><td><p>17,240</p></td><td><p>14,810</p></td><td><p>13,950</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Merlin Mk3/3a</strong></p></td><td><p>6,490</p></td><td><p>6,610</p></td><td><p>7,240</p></td><td><p>6,900</p></td><td><p>5,520</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Apache</strong></p></td><td><p>17,060</p></td><td><p>18,290</p></td><td><p>18,290</p></td><td><p>16,660</p></td><td><p>15,340</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Merlin Mk1/2</strong></p></td><td><p>6,460</p></td><td><p>7,030</p></td><td><p>5,920</p></td><td><p>6,340</p></td><td><p>5,960</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Figures are rounded to the nearest 10</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For the C-130 and C-17 fleets I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave him on 22 October 2014 (Official Report, column WA84).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:57:11.26Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:57:11.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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star this property file name Hansard Extract HL5562.doc more like this
star this property title Hansard Extract 22 October 2014 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading West Africa more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) regular and reserve armed forces personnel and (b) regular and reserve armed forces personnel based in Plymouth have been involved in operations to control the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Oliver Colvile more like this
star this property uin 227458 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As at 17 March 2015, the total number of Regular and Reserve Armed Forces personnel who have deployed to Sierra Leone on operations to assist in controlling the recent Ebola outbreak is 1,310. Of these, 109 were undertaking roles based in Plymouth prior to their deployment. These figures include both those who are currently deployed in Sierra Leone and those who have completed their deployment and returned to the UK or other duties.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:46:40.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:46:40.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Colvile more like this
226631
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star this property date less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Air Force: Training 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, how many Royal Air Force pilots are in training to enable them to land a fast jet on the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Mr Mike Hancock more like this
star this property uin 227188 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A joint plan is in place to provide sufficient numbers of F-35B pilots from both Services to meet the United Kingdom's requirements for First of Class Flying Trials in 2018 and Queen Elizabeth Class carrier operations from 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 227177 more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:19:49.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:19:49.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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226622
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star this property date less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
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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 remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Navy: Training 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, how many Royal Navy pilots are in training to enable them to land a fast jet on the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Mr Mike Hancock more like this
star this property uin 227177 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A joint plan is in place to provide sufficient numbers of F-35B pilots from both Services to meet the United Kingdom's requirements for First of Class Flying Trials in 2018 and Queen Elizabeth Class carrier operations from 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 227188 more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:19:49.53Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:19:49.53Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mike Hancock more like this
226639
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star this property date less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Trident Missiles 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, how many Trident missiles are undergoing maintenance work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Mr Mike Hancock more like this
star this property uin 227194 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK’s Trident missiles are provided from a shared pool at the US Navy's Strategic Weapons Facility at Kings Bay, Georgia. The US undertakes maintenance of the missiles while they are pooled, at which time they are not allocated to either nation.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Polaris Sales Agreement (amended for Trident) the UK pays the US Department of Defense an annual contribution towards the overall cost of the Strategic Weapons Facility. This contribution, which includes maintenance work, is based on the UK's share of the overall missile inventory, and historically has amounted to around £12 million a year.</p><p> </p><p>There is no separate missile refurbishment program. However, in order to minimise the risk of obsolescence, the US is undertaking the Trident Life Extension program. MOD expenditure for this program (at outturn prices) for the last three years is:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><em>Financial year</em></p></td><td><p><em>£ million</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>2.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>16.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>21.9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>We do not comment on operational matters for the purpose of safeguarding national security.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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227184 more like this
227192 more like this
227193 more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:17:30.94Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:17:30.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mike Hancock more like this