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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the merits of the recent agreement between Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon on the F-35 aircraft; what the timetable is for the purchase of the 138 F-35 aircraft; and whether all those aircraft will be of the F-35B variant. more like this
tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
tabling member printed
Nia Griffith remove filter
uin 263107 remove filter
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>We welcome the announcement of the agreement between the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin for the delivery of a further 478 F-35 Lightning aircraft across the international programme. Once formally finalised and on contract, it should deliver the lowest aircraft prices on the F-35 programme to date.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence's current approval is for the delivery of the Tranche 1 fleet of 48 F-35B aircraft, which are all expected to be delivered by 2025.</p><p>Decisions on subsequent tranches and aircraft variant will be taken at the relevant time to ensure the most appropriate capability for our Armed Forces and best value for money.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
answering member printed Stuart Andrew remove filter
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answering member
4032
label Biography information for Stuart Andrew remove filter
tabling member
1541
label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this