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Ministerial Corrections
12 July 2018
Volume 644

Ministerial Corrections

Thursday 12 July 2018

Defence

Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Fleet Support Ships

The following is an extract from Defence questions on 9 July 2018.

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Will the Minister confirm that any weaponry installed on the fleet support ships will be procured from British companies?

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My hon. Friend is absolutely right. The weapons element of any ship that is not designated as a warship will be procured from the United Kingdom and fixed on to the platforms in the United Kingdom.

[Official Report, 9 July 2018, Vol. 644, c. 687.]

Letter of correction from Guto Bebb:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for North West Leicestershire (Andrew Bridgen).

The correct response should have been:

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The weapons element of any ship that is not designated as a warship will be supplied to meet that ship’s specific requirement and fixed on to the platforms in the United Kingdom.

Transport

Transport Infrastructure

The following is an extract from Transport questions on 5 July 2018.

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I have a wonderful piece of transport infrastructure in my constituency called Blackpool airport. Will the Secretary of State tell me what steps will be taken to ensure that with a third runway at Heathrow, we will see improved connectivity to my part of the north-west?

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This is why I am committed to saying that the 15% of slots set aside for regional connections are set in stone. We are not going to see those suddenly disappear from 15% to 10% to 5%, with routes diverted elsewhere. The expansion of Heathrow is a really important part of delivering improvements right around the United Kingdom, and I am committed to making sure that happens.

[Official Report, 5 July 2018, Vol. 644, c. 476.]

Letter of correction from Chris Grayling:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Fylde (Mark Menzies).

The correct response should have been:

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As per my previous response to the hon. Member for Brentford and Isleworth (Ruth Cadbury), I am committed to saying that around 15% of slots set aside for regional connections are set in stone. We are not going to see those suddenly disappear from 15% to 10% to 5%, with routes diverted elsewhere. The expansion of Heathrow is a really important part of delivering improvements right around the United Kingdom, and I am committed to making sure that happens.