Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Written Questions

3 Questions to Ministry of Defence tabled by Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown


Date Title Questioner
11 Jun 2018, 4:42 p.m. Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what time period was his Department's tender validity on the Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation contract extended; and when he plans to announce the winning tender.

Answer (Mark Lancaster)

The Defence Fire and Rescue project remains subject to an on-going approvals process. Bidders have accepted extensions to the bid validity period to accommodate this; these extensions are confidential between the bidders and the Department. An announcement on the outcome of the project will be made in due course.

25 Oct 2017, 1:37 p.m. Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for awarding the Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation contract; and when the successful bidder of that contract will commence mobilisation.

Answer (Mr Tobias Ellwood)

The final bids in respect of the Defence Fire and Rescue Project were received on 19 September 2017. These bids are now being assessed and, subject to receiving the necessary approvals, the contract is expected to be awarded in 2018.

19 Sep 2017, 3:55 p.m. Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) short-term emergency and (b) medium-term reconstruction aid his Department has provided to people affected by Hurricane Irma.

Answer (Mr Tobias Ellwood)

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been at the forefront of Her Majesty's Government's relief efforts. As of 1100 hrs on 19 September 2017, the MOD had 1,293 personnel in the region. They have provided aid, security assistance, engineering support and support to the civilian government to some of the worst hit areas.

Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) MOUNTS BAY was deliberately pre-positioned for the hurricane season and provided assistance as soon as it was safe to do so. She was the right ship, positioned in the right place at the right time. More than 40 metric tonnes of aid has now arrived and is being distributed across the region - including 2,608 shelter kits, which can provide shelter for over 13,000 people, and 2,304 solar lanterns, which can provide essential light and power for over 11,000 people.

HMS OCEAN has been redeployed from the Mediterranean to assist in long-term reconstruction efforts - she carries nine helicopters and was supplemented with further aid and reconstruction supplies when she transited through Gibraltar.

The situation is continually evolving and we remain flexible - ensuring the most urgent tasks are prioritised. We are working closely across Government, and are aligning efforts with international partners to ensure coordination in the overall humanitarian and reconstruction effort.