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PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS FROM PS2, THE UK’S LEADING GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS HOUSE

FSTA

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the original timetable was for the development of strategic tanker aircraft; what the current timetable is; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ingram: The Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) is a prospective PFI project currently in the assessment phase. As such, it does not have a formally approved development programme or date for introduction to service. Negotiations with industry are ongoing.

Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans (a) to procure and (b) to lease further air-to-air refuelling aircraft before aircraft provided by the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft private finance initiative enter service.

17.02.06 Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to sign the contract for the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft private finance initiative; and if he will make a statement on how the programme is progressing.

17.02.06 Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department’s deadline is for the commencement of the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft private finance initiative; and whether he has reassessed the desirability of a conventional procurement to meet this

17.02.06 Mr Gerald Howarth (Aldershot):

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress is being made by the Air Tanker consortium in securing third party commercial operations for the aircraft involved in the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft private finance initiative.

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