HC Deb 08 February 2001 vol 362 c631W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the fleet size is of(a) Warrior variants, (b) Challenger 1, (c) Challenger 2, (d) Saxon variants, (f) AVF 430 variants, (g) Sabre, (h) Striker, (i) Scimitar, (j) Spartan, (k) Sultan, (l) Samaritan and (m) Samson; how many were (i) allocated to front-line units, (ii) fully operational, (iii) unserviceable-fully operational in 24 hours, (iv) unserviceable-fully operational in seven days and (v) unserviceable-fully operational in more than seven days on 12 December; what percentage of the fleet size this represents for each category; and if he will make a statement; [143192]

(2) what the percentage serviceability target is in 2000–01 for equipment being required to be available within 24 hours for (a) RAF aircraft, (b) army tanks and (c) other battle vehicles; and if he will make a statement. [143194]

Mr. Spellar

[holding answer 10 January 2001]: I will write to the right hon. and learned Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.