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Asked by John Spellar
(Warley)
Asked on: 28 April 2020
Ministry of Defence
Military Aid: Coronavirus
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has offered the use of (a) the RAF Voyager fleet and (b) civil-registered aircraft from the non-core Voyager fleet to the Department of Health and Social Care for the long-distance transport of personal protective equipment to the UK during the covid-19 pandemic.
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Answered by: James Heappey
Answered on: 06 May 2020

As part of the Government's COVID-19 response, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has provided military aircraft to transport personal protective equipment on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. The MOD deploys the most appropriate aircraft for each task in line with Military Aid to Civil Authorities (MACA) principles. In this case, A400M and C-17 aircraft have been used but Voyager aircraft have not.

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(Rayleigh and Wickford)
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 11 March 2020
Ministry of Defence
Future Large Aircraft
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Airbus A400m aircraft have been delivered to the RAF; and what the timetable is for the final delivery of that aircraft to be made.
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Answered by: Jeremy Quin
Answered on: 16 March 2020

To date, 20 aircraft have been delivered to the RAF, with the final delivery planned for 2022.

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