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Military Aircraft: Training

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average number of training hours spent by fast jet pilots in each aircraft type in the Royal Air Force was in each (a) year since 2003 and (b) month of 2008. (255629)

Officials are collating the information requested. I will write to the hon. Member when this work is complete and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average number of training hours spent by personnel serving in each type of tanker and transport aircraft in the Royal Air Force has been in each (a) year since 2003 and (b) month of 2008. (255630)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 4 November 2008, Official Report, column 306W.

Information on a monthly breakdown for 2008 is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training sorties for each Royal Air Force fast jet type have been cancelled in the last two years. (255631)

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.