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Departmental Project Approvals

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) category A, (b) category B and (c) category C projects of his Department have received (i) Initial Gate and (ii) Main Gate approval since 1 November 2004; and when approval was received in each case. (93037)

The information requested is as follows:

Category A Initial Gate Projects

Date of approval

Name of project

Date of approval

Name of project

10 December 2004

Munitions Acquisition Supply Solution

24 November 2005

Chinook T55 Capability Sustainment and Future Support Programme

28 April 2005

UK Intelligence Web and SCOPE connection

27 June 2006

Future Transport Aircraft (A400M) Support

18 May 2005

Nimrod Future Support

19 July 2006

Defence Logistics Organisation/Defence Procurement Agency Collocation

27 July 2005

Maritime Air Surveillance and Control

27 July 2006

Programme to Rationalise and Integrate Defence Intelligence Service Estate (PRIDE)

l August 2005

Future Rotorcraft Capability

Category A Main Gate Projects

Date of approval

Name of project

Date of approval

Name of project

13 December 2004

Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) DII(F) (Approval for Initial Work)

8 September 2005

Defence Estates Regional Prime Contracting—Central

l February 2005

Defence Estates Regional Prime Contracting—South East

8 November 2005

Defence Housing Executive—Prime Contract

9 February 2005

Sea King Integrated Operational Support

9 November 2005

Defence Estates Regional Prime Contracting—East

24 February 2005

Offshore Patrol Vessel (Helicopter)

21 December 2005

Future Carrier (Demonstration Phase)

25 February 2005

Typhoon (Tranche 2)

7 February 2006

Chinook Future Support

4 March 2005

Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) (Contractor Downselect and Main Investment)

10 February 2006

Future Provision of Marine Services

15 March 2005

Project PICASSO (Increment 1)

24 February 2006

Merlin Future Support Programme (IMOS—Integrated Merlin Operational Support)

19 April 2005

Human Resources Service Delivery Organisation

9 March 2006

Combined Aerial Target Service

20 April 2005

Tornado Future Support Programme (ATTAC)

28 March 2006

Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme

14 July 2005

Future Military Aviation Radar Service

4 April 2006

Defence Medical Information Capability Programme

20 July 2005

Future Defence Supply Chain Initiative

04 April 2006

Project FALCON

21 July 2005

Northwood PFI

31 May 2006

Hercules Future Support Project

22 July 2005

Watchkeeper

08 June 2006

Battlefield Reconnaissance Helicopter/Surface Combatant Maritime Rotorcraft

31 July 2006

MOD Estates London

20 July 2006

C-17 Strategic Airlift (Lease Buy Out)

2 August 2006

Advanced Jet Trainer

Category B Initial Gate Projects

Date of approval

Name of project

Date of approval

Name of project

3 November 2004

Defence Travel Modernisation (DTM)

5 October 2005

Tornado GR4/4a Collision Warning System

7 December 2004

Project Eagle

17 November 2005

Gnome Engine Future Support Project

24 January 2005

Project Hyperion—Land and Adjutant General collocation and estate rationalisation

17 November 2005

RTM 322 Engine Future Support Project

5 August 2005

Material Flow—Management of Joint Deployed Inventory (MJDI)

4 May 2006

Tornado Capability Upgrade Strategy

9 August 2005

Rapier Support

28 July 2006

Project DMETA/MMA (Defence Medical Training Agency—Midlands Medical Accommodation)

9 August 2005

High Velocity Missile Support

19 September 2006

Personal Equipment and Common Operational Clothing

Category B Main Gate Projects

Date of approval

Name of project

Date of approval

Name of project

22 November 2004

Improved 105mm Light Gun Ammunition

18 July 2005

Joint UAV Experimental Programme

4 January 2005

Secondary Healthcare Germany

21 December 2005

Tornado Future Support Programme RB199 (ROCET)

5 January 2005

Defence Academy Shrivenham Campus Integrator

17 July 2006

Project PICASSO (Increment 2)

26 January 2005

Defence Resource Management Programme Increment 4

25 January 2006

Anti-Structures Munition

3 May 2005

Defence Academy Shrivenham Academic Provider

25 July 2006

C-17 Strategic Airlift (5th Aircraft)

l June 2005

Oracle Enterprise Agreement

3 August 2006

J1/J4 Interim Op Support—Interim fit (raised to Cat B for Main Gate due to cost)

2 June 2005

AS90 Equipment Support Project

Category C Initial Gate Projects1

Date of approval

Name of project

Date of approval

Name of project

14 January 2005

UK Integrated Broadcast Service

10 May 2006

UK Air Surveillance Command and Control System

19 May 2005

DNA(2)—T23 Frigate Command System Update

5 June 2006

Computer Network Defence (CND)

24 May 2005

Digital Diagnosis Repair

8 August 2006

Joint Command and Control Support Programme (JC2SP) Application Migration Project

1l July 2005

Surveillance Systems and Range Finding

17 August 2006

Project Listener

16 November 2005

J1/J4 Interim Op Support—Interim fit

11 September 2006

Small Arms Range Targetry Systems

Category C Main Gate Projects2

Date of approval

Name of project

Date of approval

Name of project

17 December 2004

Army Training and Recruitment Agency -Digitised Classroom Project

23 June 2006

Command, Control and Information System for Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

22 December 2004

Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

26 July 2006

DNA(2)—T23 Frigate Command System Update

21 February 2005

Defence Fixed Telecommunications System (Cyprus)

25 August 2006

Dismounted Counter Mine Capability

13 May 2005

Temporary Deployed Accommodation

l September 2006

Project CUTLASS

26 August 2005

Maritime Composite Training System

11 September 2006

JC2SP Interoperability Project

7 September 2005

Defensive Anti-Surface Warfare

1 One project has been excluded from the list as it relates to Special Forces.

2 Three projects have been excluded from the list as they relate to Special Forces.