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DEFENCE AVIATION REPAIR AGENCY, ST ATHAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 87: tabled on 23 November 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the Ministry of Defence's preferred option of relocating almost the entire deep repair and maintenance of its fast jets in-house at RAF bases in England and away from the world-beating Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA) at St Athan, where this work is successfully undertaken by a highly trained workforce and where a publicly funded £77 million hangar, purpose-built to repair these jets, is approaching completion; is further concerned that the review of air logistics, on which this option is based, ignores the strategic role given to DARA by Her Majesty's Government as recently as April 2001 to provide a competitive alternative to commercial sources of repair work, and makes no distinction between uniformed RAF personnel operating under a military code and civilians working in a competitive commercial environment; recognises that there is no military or economic case for this work to be undertaken by the RAF; believes that, if implemented, this option will inevitably result in a return to a costly and inefficient dependence on a single monopoly source of depth support from a private contractor as a direct consequence of asking our dedicated servicemen and women to try and emulate factory workers, and calls on the Government to reconsider this option, in the interests of front line capability, the British taxpayer and the future of the South Wales aviation industry.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2004
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2005
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
Lichfield
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
Arundel and South Downs
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2005
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
Chesham and Amersham
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2004
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2005
Wealden
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Basingstoke
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Bromsgrove
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Penrith and The Border
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2004
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2004
Newark
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Tatton
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
Brentwood and Ongar
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Uxbridge
Roe, Dame Marion
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Romford
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2004
Nottingham South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
East Devon
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Gosport
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Upminster
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Ruislip - Northwood

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.