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Defence Contracts

Volume 407: debated on Friday 20 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the (a) date of initial gate approval, (b) target date for main gate approval, (c) approved cost of the assessment phase and (d) cost of demonstration and manufacture phase at initial gate are for the (i) Future Joint Combat Aircraft, (ii) Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft, (iii) in Transit Visibility, (iv) Indirect Fire Precision Attack, (v) Inner London Barracks, (vi) Integrated Ground Based Air Defence Phase 1, (vii) Light Forces Anti-tank Guided Weapon and (viii) Microwave Landing System programmes; [119595](2) what the

(a) date of initial gate approval, (b) target date for main gate approval, (c) approved cost of the assessment phase and (d) cost of demonstration and manufacture phase at initial gate are for the (i) Mine Detection and Neutralisation, (ii) Northwood refurbishment, (iii) Precision Guided Bomb, (iv) Project Allenby/Connaught, (v) Project Aquatrine (provision of water and sewerage services) —Packages B and C, (vi) Project Falcon—Land Formation Communication System, (vii) Project PICASSO (imagery and geospatial intelligence production system) and (viii) Sender: Unmanned Air Vehicle programmes; [119596]

(3) what the (a) approved cost of the assessment phase, (b) actual cost of assessment phase and (c) most likely cost of demonstration and manufacture phase was at (i) initial gate and (ii) main gate for (i) Project Aquatrine (provision of water and sewerage services)—Package A, (ii) Typhoon International Weapon System Support System, (iii) Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapons, (iv) Scotland Regional Prime Contract, (v) Neptune regeneration project (HMNB Clyde Accommodation), (vi) SSN Berthing and (vii) Defence High Frequency Communications Service; [119624]

(4) what the (a) approved cost of the assessment phase, (b) actual cost of assessment phase and (c) most likely cost of demonstration and manufacture phase was at (i) initial gate and (ii) main gate for (A) Heavy Equipment Transporter, (B) Astute Class Training Services, (C) Surface Ship Torpedo Defence, (D) Tornado GR4 Upgraded Main Computer Programme, (E) Armed Forces Pay and Administration Agency, (F) Generic Helicopter Health and Usage Monitoring System, (G) Battlegroup Thermal Imaging and (H) Wheeled Tanker; [119628]

(5) what the (a) approved cost of the assessment phase, (b) actual cost of assessment phase and (c) most likely cost of demonstration and manufacture phase was at (i) initial gate and (ii) main gate for (A) BOWMAN Radio, (B) P2P (Purchase to Payment), (C) Support Vehicles, (D) Skynet 5, (E) Next Generation Light Anti-armour Weapon, (F) Field Electrical Power Supplies, (G) Single Living Accommodation and (H) Digitization of the Land Battlefield; [119629]

(6) what (a) the date of initial gate approval, (b) target date for main gate approval and (c) date of main gate approval is for (i) Project Aquatrine (provision of water and sewerage services)—Package A, (ii) Typhoon International Weapon System Support System, (iii) Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon (iv) Scotland Regional Prime Contract, (v) Neptune regeneration project (HMNB Clyde Accommodation), (vi) SSN Berthing and (vii) Defence High Frequency Communications Service; [119630]

(7) what the (a) approved cost of the assessment phase, (b) actual cost of assessment phase and (c) most likely cost of demonstration and manufacture phase was at (i) initial gate and (ii) main gate for (A) Colchester Garrison, (B) Main Building Refurbishment, (C) SA80 Upgrade, (D) Survey Vessels, (E) Defence Housing Executive PFI Housing Project, (F) Defence Electronic Commerce Service, (G) White Fleet PFI and (H) Roll-On Roll-Off Ferries; [119631]

(8) what the (a) date of initial gate approval, (b) target date for main gate approval, (c) approved cost of the assessment phase and (d) cost of demonstration and manufacture phase at initial gate are for the (i) Sonar and Signature Improvement, (ii) Soothsayer: Electronic Warfare, (iii) Support Amphibious Battlefield Rotorcraft—Search and Rescue, (iv) Surface Combatant Maritime Rotorcraft, (v) Temporary Deployable Accommodation, (vi) Tri-Service Airfield Support Services Project, (vii) Tubed Artillery Conventional Ammunition System, (viii) UK Cooperative Engagement Capability and (x) UK Military Flying Training System programmes; [119632]

(9) what the (a) date of initial gate approval, (b) target date for main gate approval, (c) date of main gate approval are for the (i) Colchester Garrison, (ii) Main Building Refurbishment, (iii) SA80 Upgrade, (iv) Survey Vessels, (v) Defence Housing Executive PFI Housing Project, (vi) Defence Electronic Commerce Service, (vii) White Fleet PFI and (viii) Roll-On Roll-Off Ferries programmes; [119633]

(10) what the (a) date of initial gate approval, (b) target date for main gate approval, (c) approval cost of the assessment phase, and (d) cost of demonstration and manufacture phase at initial gate are for the (i) Armoured Vehicles Training Service, (ii) Battlefield Light Utility Helicopter, (iii) Battlegroup Thermal Imaging, (iv) C Vehicles, (v) Combined Aerial Targets Service, (vi) Counter Anti-Radiation Missile Suite, (vii) Cyprus Accommodation and (viii) Defence Estates Regional Prime Contracting programmes; [119634]

(11) what the (a) date of initial gate approval, (b) target date for main gate approval, (c) approval cost of the assessment phase, and (d) cost of demonstration and manufacture phase at initial gate are for

the (i) Defence Housing Executive Management Information System, (ii) Defence Housing Executive Prime Contract+, (iii) Defence Information Infrastructure, (iv) Defence Logistics Organisation Information Strategy Programme, (v) Defence Medical Information Capability Programme, (vi) Defence Training Review, (vii) Future Command and Liaison Vehicles and (viii) Future Integrated Soldier Technology programmes; [119635]

(12) what the (a) date of initial gate approval, (b) target date for main gate approval and (c) date of main gate approval are for the (i) Heavy Equipment Transporter, (ii) Astute Class Training Services, (iii) Surface Ship Torpedo Defence, (iv) Tornado GR4 Upgraded Main Computer, (v) Armed Forces Pay and Administration Agency, (vi) Generic Helicopter Health and Usage Monitoring System, (vii) Battlegroup Thermal Imaging and (viii) Wheeled Tanker programmes; [119636]

(13) what the (a) date of initial gate approval, (b) target date for main gate approval and (c) date of main gate approval are for the (i) BOWMAN Radio, (ii) P2P (Purchase to Payment), (iii) Support Vehicles, (iv) Skynet 5, (v) Next Generation Light Anti-armour Weapon, (vi) Field Electrical Power Supplies, (viii) Single Living Accommodation and (viii) Digitization of the Land Battlefield programmes. [119637]

I will write to the hon. Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.