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Aircraft

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual lease cost was of the four C-17 aircraft in each year until 2006; and how much his Department has paid for the purchase of the fifth C-17. (90933)

[holding answer 13 September 2006]: I am withholding the information requested as its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice commercial interests.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Hercules aircraft have been fitted with flame retardant materials since May. (92511)

The programme to fit explosive suppressant foam to Hercules aircraft continues as planned, and two aircraft have been fitted so far.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated cost is per annum per aircraft for the Nimrod MR4 for the first five years after its introduction into service. (92623)