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PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

05 Jun 13. Defence Committee. FUTURE ARMY 2020. Have your say on the Ministry of Defence’s plans for the Army. As part of our inquiry into Future Army 2020 which is examining the MoD’s plans for the future structure of the Army, the Army Rumour Service has kindly agreed to host a discussion for us. You can post your views in response to our questions on their website at http://www.arrse.co.uk/house-commons-205 or you can get to them through our website at http://www.parliament.uk/future-army-2020. Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP, Chair of the Committee, said: “We have already held an evidence session on the MoD’s plans for the future of the Army with General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff. As we continue our inquiry, we want to hear the views of as many people as possible views on the MoD’s plans. We are extremely grateful to the Army Rumour Service for hosting this discussion. I hope that we will receive many ideas for the questions we should ask and explore with our witnesses. Please take this opportunity to contribute to our work and give us the benefit of your knowledge and experience so that we can effectively examine and improve the MoD’s plans”.
More information is on our website at http://www.parliament.uk/future-army-2020 and the Army Rumour Service website at http://www.arrse.co.uk/house-commons-205

House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for Thurssday 06 June 2013

Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Alison Seabeck: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether a second batch of F-35B Lightning II aircraft are included in the Single Integrated Capability Priority list. [157886]

Mr Dunne: Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) is a core funded programme and is not included in the Single Integrated Capability Priority list. A decision on F-35 aircraft numbers will not be made until after the next Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2015.

Military Alliances

Mr Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what military agreements the UK has with countries in East Asia; [158213]
(2) what military agreements the UK has with (a) China, (b) Japan, (c) Australia, (d) New Zealand, (e) South Korea and (f) Vietnam. [158217]

Dr Murrison: The UK has the following principal military agreements and arrangements with countries in East Asia and the Pacific region:
Japan: A Defence Co-operation MOU, an Agreement on Defence Exchanges and an Agreement on the Protection of Classified Information.
Korea: A Mutual Logistics Support Agreement and an Agreement on the Protection of Classified Information. Additionally, although not a military bilateral agreement as such, the UK is one of the 16 signatories to the United Nations Declaration of 27 July 1953 that ended conflict on the Korean peninsula.
Mongolia: Defence Co-operation MOU.
Indonesia: Defence Co-operation MOU.
Malaysia: Defence Co-operation MOU, an Arrangement on the Protection of Classified Information and a Status of Forces Agreement.
Singapore: Research collaboration MOU, an Arrangement on the Protection of Classified Information, and a Status of Forces Agreement.
Brunei: Garrison Agreement and a MOU on the Provision of Personnel of the United Kingdom Armed Forces to the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
Tonga: MOU concerning Command and Control, Training and related support for the Tonga Defence Services contingents in Afghanistan.
Vietnam: Defence related co-operation MOU.
New Zealand: Defence Capability and Equipment co-operation MOU; Exchange Programme LONGLOOK.
Australia: Defence Co-operation Treaty; Australia-UK MOU on Military Capability Harmonisation and Equipment Cooperation (AUMICE); Anglo-Australia MOU on Science and Technology (AAMOST); Mutual Logistics Support Arrangement (MLSA); Military Geospatial Information and Services MOU (MGIS); Strategic Policy Partnership, Government Quality Assurance MOU; American, British, Canadian, Australian Armies Programme (ABCA), Air and Space Interoperability Council (ASIC); Exchange Programme

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