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Nimrod Aircraft

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what long-range maritime cover will be in place following the withdrawal of the Nimrod Mk2s in April 2010 prior to the introduction of the Nimrod Mk4s in 2012. (320925)

I refer the right hon. Member to the answer the Minister for the Armed Forces, my hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Bill Rammell), gave on 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 47W, to the hon. Member for Woodspring (Dr. Fox).

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received from representatives of (a) the Scottish Fishermen's Federation and (b) Oil and Gas UK on the removal from service of the Nimrod MR2. (321368)

Ministers have received no representations from these bodies on the removal from service of the Nimrod MR2.