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PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for Thursday 20 December 2012

Clyde Shipyards

John Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was paid from the public purse to shipyards on the River Clyde in (a) 1997, (b) 2005, (c) 2010 and (d) 2012 to date. [133930]

Mr Dunne: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) no longer holds records of the amount paid to BAE Systems Maritime—Naval Ships (BAES MNS) Govan and Scotstoun shipyards on the River Clyde in 1997. In financial year (FY) 2005-06 the MOD paid £337 million, in FY 2010-11 the amount was £513 million and for the current financial year (beginning April 2012), the amount to November 2012 is £287 million. These figures cover expenditure on the Type 45 Destroyer and Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier programmes. A contract valued at £127 million was awarded to BAES MNS for the Assessment Phase of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme in 2010. Work under this contract is being carried out at a number of sites, including the Govan shipyard, but it is not possible separately to identify the payments by location.

Defence Equipment

Mr Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-4, on defence budget and transformation, whether any of the contingency funding for defence equipment and support has been allocated. [132898]

Mr Dunne: During the course of Planning Round 12 a small proportion of the overall contingency provision was allocated. I am withholding details of the amount and the projects concerned as their release would be prejudicial to the Department’s commercial interests. During the course of Annual Business Cycle 13, the Department is reviewing the level of contingency in the light of our current understanding of the risk position in our major procurement projects. This will inform a decision on the levels of contingency we will require in the future.

Defence: Procurement

Mr Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many defence equipment contracts his Department has sought to renegotiate since May 2010. [134405]

Mr Dunne[holding answer 18 December 2012]: I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Plymouth, Moor View (Alison Seabeck) on 8 October 2012, Official Report, column 665W.

Mr Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the total cost is of his Single Integrated Priority List; [134406]
(2) what platforms are on the Single Integrated Priority List. [134407]
Mr Dunne[holding answer 18 December 2012]: I refer the right hon. Member to the answer given by my predecessor, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Worcestershire (Peter Luff), on 3 September 2012, Official Report, column 46W, to the hon. Member for Moray (Angus Robertson).

Devonport Dockyard

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the projected cost is of the Future Nuclear Facilities programme for refurbishing the submarine refit complex at Devonport Dockyard. [133923]

Mr Dunne: The total estimated cost of the Future Nuclear Facilities programme for refurbishing the submarine refit complex at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport is £243 million, which provides the capability to defuel the Swiftsure and Trafalgar class nuclear-powered attack submarines, and enables the ongoing deep maintenance of the Trafalgar class and, in time, the Astute class nuclear-powered attack submarines.

Guided Weapons

Alison Seabeck: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated cost to his Department is of the (a) light and (b) heavy future air-to-surface guided weapons. [134607]

Mr Dunne: To protect our commercial position, the Department does not normally publish cost estimates in advance of main investment decision points, which are planned for both Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon Light and Heavy missiles in 2013.

Merlin Helicopters

Alison Seabeck: To ask the Secretary of State for D

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