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PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for Friday 18 October 2013

Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

46. Ms Margaret Ritchie (South Down): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the files currently held at Swadlincote that are subject to the Public Records Act 1958 have been (a) assessed and (b) released to the National Archive. (171580)

47. Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions spatial disorientation of a pilot has resulted in (a) damage or (b) total loss of an airframe in each of the last 10 years. (171723)

48. Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any pilots testing the Joint Strike Fighter have suffered spatial disorientation using the helmet mounted display. (171724)

49. Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the ability of the helmet mounted display for the Joint Strike Fighter to (a) match the acuity of the human eye and (b) enable the pilot to view directly behind them during flight. (171725)

50. Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his estimate is of the cost of removing equipment installed on Warthog vehicles for use in Afghanistan; and what equipment will replace it. (171726)

51. Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle will receive a full release to service; and if he will estimate how much has been spent on the programme to date. (171727)

52. Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what live armaments have been used by the Joint Strike Fighter to date. (171728)

53. Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Thales Starstreak high velocity missiles have been purchased by his Department on 11 October 2013; and what the cost to the public purse of this purchase was. (171853)

54. Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Thales Starstreak high velocity missiles are currently in the inventory of the armed forces. (171854)

55. Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of reports of cracks in the bulkhead of the F-35B aircraft fleet; and how many times bulkheads in the UK’s test aircraft have been replaced since their introduction. (171855)

56. Angus Robertson (Moray): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Warthog vehicles will be operated by 32 and 47 Regiment’s Royal Artillery. (171856)

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