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Military Aircraft

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of fitting explosion suppressant foam to one (a) C-130K and (b) C-130J Hercules is. (206142)

The average cost of fitting explosion suppressant foam to one Hercules C-130K aircraft is approximately £600,000 and to one Hercules C-130J aircraft is approximately £350,000.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of his Department’s aircraft capitation rates. (207044)

No. Placing the aircraft capitation rates in the Library of the House would prejudice the Department’s commercial interests.