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(wef 4 Oct 04)

1. Secretary of State for Defence (Defence Secretary), Chairman of the Council:
The Right Honourable G W Hoon MP.

2. Minister of State for the Armed Forces (Armed Forces’ Minister):
The Right Honourable A P Ingram MP.

3. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement (Defence Procurement Minister): The Lord Bach of Lutterworth.

4. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Veterans (Junior Defence Minister): I K Caplin Esq MP.

Military Members
5. Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS): General Sir Michael Walker GCB CMG CBE ADC Gen.

6. Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) and First Sea Lord: Admiral Sir Alan West GCB DSC ADC.

7. Chief of the General Staff (CGS): General Sir Mike Jackson KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen.

8. Chief of the Air Staff (CAS): Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup KCB AFC ADC.

9. Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS): Air Chief Marshal Sir Anthony Bagnall GBE KCB.

10. Chief of Defence Logistics (CDL):
a. Air Chief Marshal Sir Malcolm Pledger KCB OBE AFC.
b. Lieutenant General K O’Donoghue CBE (wef 1 Jan 05).

Civil Servants
11. Permanent Under-Secretary of State (PUS), Secretary of the Council:
Sir Kevin Tebbit KCB CMG.

12. Chief of Defence Procurement (CDP):
Sir Peter Spencer KCB.

13. Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA):
Professor R Anderson FRS.

14. Second Permanent Under-Secretary of State (2nd PUS):
I C F Andrews Esq CBE TD.

(Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 04/40, 18 Oct 04)

Aerospace Equipment Exports

Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will break down the additional aerospace equipment exports listed in UK Defence Statistics by country, for each year since 1997. [188917]

Mr. Ingram: Estimates of total export deliveries and orders for defence equipment and services relating to the United Kingdom are published by the Defence Analytical Services Agency in “UK Defence Statistics”-the latest copy of which is available in the Library of the House. This includes data on additional aerospace equipment and services from a survey that is undertaken by the Society of British Aerospace Companies. A breakdown of the additional aerospace equipment exports line by country is not available, as the data are not collected at this level of detail. The Society of British Aerospace Companies do, however, publish data on aggregate UK Aerospace Companies’ Military Export orders by broad regional destination-EU countries and the Rest of the World. These are available in their annual publication “UK Aerospace Facts and Figures”.

C130K Hercules Fleet

Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the case for extending the life of the C130K Hercules fleet beyond 2012. [188460]

Mr. Ingram [holding answer 13 September 2004]: The out of service dates for in-service equipment are routinely reviewed as part of normal planning work within the Ministry of Defence. The Hercules C130K is one such case. No decisions have, however, been taken to extend its life beyond 2012.


Ann Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial commitments are involved in the Eurofighter contract. [188794]

Mr. Ingram: The United Kingdom’s financial commitments to date to Eurofighter contracts total £11,193 million covering the development, production and in-service support of Tranche 1 aircraft and some preparatory activities for Tranche 2.


Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what factors contributed to the decision to upgrade the Nimrod R1 aircraft rather than replace it; and if he will make a statement. [188149]

Mr. Ingram: As part of the Project Helix assessment phase a balance of investment study is currently being conducted to determine the most co

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