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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-19more like thismore than 2023-09-19
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 Shipbuilding: Portsmouth North more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the member of Parliament for Portsmouth North regarding the plan to build three ships in that constituency to assist in disaster relief and other operations. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord West of Spithead more like this
uin HL10335 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-10-03more like thismore than 2023-10-03
answer text <p>There are no plans for the Ministry of Defence to build any disaster relief vessels in the constituency of Portsmouth North and there have been no Ministerial discussions on the matter.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-10-03T15:23:07.743Zmore like thismore than 2023-10-03T15:23:07.743Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
tabling member
3834
label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1661503
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-18more like thismore than 2023-09-18
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 Navy: Landing Ship Dock Auxiliaries more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what change to the global geostrategic situation outlined in the Integrated Review Refresh 2023: Responding to a more contested and volatile world, published on 13 March, has led to the decision to have no operational Landing Platform Dock ships in the Royal Navy. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord West of Spithead more like this
uin HL10292 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-10-02more like thismore than 2023-10-02
answer text <p>The Royal Navy will continue to operate a credible Landing Platform Dock (LPD) capability, through its Bay class Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary) (LSD(A)), until the operational return of the Albion class Landing Platform Dock (LPD) ships, with HMS Bulwark.</p><p> </p><p>The LPD and LSD(A) platforms are interchangeable in function by degrees of scale, each complements the other and both together constitute our core amphibious delivery capability when combined for maximal amphibious effect. To enable the sustained forward presence of the Littoral Response Group’s (LRG) in the coming years, both classes of ship will be pulsed into the deployment of the LRGs around their respective refit cycles.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-10-02T14:48:49.653Zmore like thismore than 2023-10-02T14:48:49.653Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
tabling member
3834
label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1661537
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-18more like thismore than 2023-09-18
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 HMS Queen Elizabeth: Military Aircraft more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government how many UK F35B and Crowsnest aircraft HMS Queen Elizabeth is carrying on her current deployment. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord West of Spithead more like this
uin HL10293 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-10-02more like thismore than 2023-10-02
answer text <p>We do not disclose information on, or comment on, current Royal Navy operations as to do so could prejudice the capability, effectiveness, or security of the Armed Forces. However, I can confirm that the scale of UK carrier deployments is tailored to the task, threat, location and is kept under constant review.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-10-02T15:03:00.02Zmore like thismore than 2023-10-02T15:03:00.02Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
tabling member
3834
label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1661538
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-18more like thismore than 2023-09-18
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 HMS Prince of Wales: Military Aircraft more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government how many UK F35B and Crowsnest aircraft HMS Prince of Wales is carrying on her current deployment. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord West of Spithead more like this
uin HL10294 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-10-02more like thismore than 2023-10-02
answer text <p>We do not disclose information on, or comment on, current Royal Navy operations as to do so could prejudice the capability, effectiveness, or security of the Armed Forces. However, I can confirm that the scale of UK carrier deployments is tailored to the task, threat, location and is kept under constant review.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-10-02T15:01:55.69Zmore like thismore than 2023-10-02T15:01:55.69Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
tabling member
3834
label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1661539
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-18more like thismore than 2023-09-18
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 Military Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government whether the cannibalisations of Wildcat parts from aircraft undergoing maintenance and front-line squadrons is part of the "hollowing out" noted by the outgoing Defence Secretary in his resignation letter to the Prime Minster on 30 August. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord West of Spithead more like this
uin HL10295 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-10-02more like thismore than 2023-10-02
answer text <p>The reuse of any component or piece of equipment is closely managed and only done when strictly necessary to ensure capabilities are able to meet defence outputs. Whilst not planned, it is a valid engineering technique that can mitigate shortfalls in the supply of components that emerge for a whole host of reasons and is a useful management choice to expedite the return to flight of an aircraft faster than the supply chain.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-10-02T15:01:36.84Zmore like thismore than 2023-10-02T15:01:36.84Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
tabling member
3834
label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1659964
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-12more like thismore than 2023-09-12
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 Navy: Uniforms more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Goldie on 22 June 2022 (HL Deb col 224), what was the result of the inquiries that were made regarding cotton products used by the Royal Navy. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Rooker more like this
uin HL10074 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-09-26more like thismore than 2023-09-26
answer text <p>It is longstanding policy that the use of slave labour is a mandatory exclusion from contracts with the Ministry of Defence; this policy is currently captured within the Procurement Contract Regulations (2015). In line with this policy the current supplier of combat clothing follows a code of practice under which cotton sourced from countries or regions at high risk of forced labour or child labour is prohibited, including the Xinjiang province of China. This is subject to regular review, and inspections of overseas suppliers are performed to ensure adherence to this policy.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-09-26T15:10:24.157Zmore like thismore than 2023-09-26T15:10:24.157Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
tabling member
302
label Biography information for Lord Rooker more like this
1659972
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-12more like thismore than 2023-09-12
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 AUKUS more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government how work on AUKUS Pillar 2 is progressing. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord West of Spithead more like this
uin HL10082 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-09-26more like thismore than 2023-09-26
answer text <p>Good progress is being made on AUKUS Pillar 2, the Advanced Capabilities Pillar, on quantum technologies, undersea capabilities, artificial intelligence and cyber, hypersonic and counter-hypersonic capabilities, and electronic warfare capabilities, supported by two enabling workstreams covering innovation, and information sharing. Substantial progress is being made in accelerating the near-term delivery of certain capabilities that will meet our militaries' requirements earlier: the first AUKUS artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy trial, held in Wiltshire this April, achieved several world firsts, including the live retraining of models in flight and the interchange of AI models between AUKUS nations. AUKUS Principals met in London for the Advanced Capabilities Executive Group where they had productive discussions on Pillar 2 progress and endorsed a trilateral plan for engagement with industry ahead of the next meeting in November.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the Defence Secretary is the overall minister responsible for AUKUS, he is supported by the Permanent Secretary who is the most senior official on AUKUS, covering both Pillars 1 and 2. In the two years following the AUKUS announcement, the UK continues to work well on a trilateral basis, developing and implementing ambitious plans to streamline defence trade, whilst also strengthening our ability to protect sensitive technologies that underpin our security. Vetting, legal frameworks and establishing standards are an important part of wider AUKUS activity planned, with good progress being made overall.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
grouped question UIN
HL10085 more like this
HL10089 more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-09-26T16:05:49.517Zmore like thismore than 2023-09-26T16:05:49.517Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
tabling member
3834
label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1659975
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-12more like thismore than 2023-09-12
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 AUKUS more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defence, who is responsible for coordinating work on AUKUS Pillar 1, is also able to coordinate work on Pillar 2 across His Majesty's Government and industry. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord West of Spithead more like this
uin HL10085 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-09-26more like thismore than 2023-09-26
answer text <p>Good progress is being made on AUKUS Pillar 2, the Advanced Capabilities Pillar, on quantum technologies, undersea capabilities, artificial intelligence and cyber, hypersonic and counter-hypersonic capabilities, and electronic warfare capabilities, supported by two enabling workstreams covering innovation, and information sharing. Substantial progress is being made in accelerating the near-term delivery of certain capabilities that will meet our militaries' requirements earlier: the first AUKUS artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy trial, held in Wiltshire this April, achieved several world firsts, including the live retraining of models in flight and the interchange of AI models between AUKUS nations. AUKUS Principals met in London for the Advanced Capabilities Executive Group where they had productive discussions on Pillar 2 progress and endorsed a trilateral plan for engagement with industry ahead of the next meeting in November.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the Defence Secretary is the overall minister responsible for AUKUS, he is supported by the Permanent Secretary who is the most senior official on AUKUS, covering both Pillars 1 and 2. In the two years following the AUKUS announcement, the UK continues to work well on a trilateral basis, developing and implementing ambitious plans to streamline defence trade, whilst also strengthening our ability to protect sensitive technologies that underpin our security. Vetting, legal frameworks and establishing standards are an important part of wider AUKUS activity planned, with good progress being made overall.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
grouped question UIN
HL10082 more like this
HL10089 more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-09-26T16:05:49.593Zmore like thismore than 2023-09-26T16:05:49.593Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
tabling member
3834
label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1659979
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-12more like thismore than 2023-09-12
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 AUKUS more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of progress being made in agreeing tri-national tasks of (1) vetting, (2) legal framework, and (3) standards, as AUKUS moves forward. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord West of Spithead more like this
uin HL10089 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-09-26more like thismore than 2023-09-26
answer text <p>Good progress is being made on AUKUS Pillar 2, the Advanced Capabilities Pillar, on quantum technologies, undersea capabilities, artificial intelligence and cyber, hypersonic and counter-hypersonic capabilities, and electronic warfare capabilities, supported by two enabling workstreams covering innovation, and information sharing. Substantial progress is being made in accelerating the near-term delivery of certain capabilities that will meet our militaries' requirements earlier: the first AUKUS artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy trial, held in Wiltshire this April, achieved several world firsts, including the live retraining of models in flight and the interchange of AI models between AUKUS nations. AUKUS Principals met in London for the Advanced Capabilities Executive Group where they had productive discussions on Pillar 2 progress and endorsed a trilateral plan for engagement with industry ahead of the next meeting in November.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the Defence Secretary is the overall minister responsible for AUKUS, he is supported by the Permanent Secretary who is the most senior official on AUKUS, covering both Pillars 1 and 2. In the two years following the AUKUS announcement, the UK continues to work well on a trilateral basis, developing and implementing ambitious plans to streamline defence trade, whilst also strengthening our ability to protect sensitive technologies that underpin our security. Vetting, legal frameworks and establishing standards are an important part of wider AUKUS activity planned, with good progress being made overall.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
grouped question UIN
HL10082 more like this
HL10085 more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-09-26T16:05:49.64Zmore like thismore than 2023-09-26T16:05:49.64Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
tabling member
3834
label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1659829
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-11more like thismore than 2023-09-11
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 Ministry of Defence: Theft more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government to list the items stolen from UK military bases and Ministry of Defence sites with a value of more than £100 in 2022–23. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent more like this
uin HL10020 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-09-25more like thismore than 2023-09-25
answer text <p>This information is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-09-25T15:27:38.283Zmore like thismore than 2023-09-25T15:27:38.283Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
tabling member
4508
label Biography information for Baroness Anderson of Stoke-on-Trent more like this