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Division Votes
21 May 2024 - High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill (Instruction) (No. 3) - View Vote Context
Kevan Jones voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 86 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 323 Noes - 7
21 May 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Kevan Jones voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 164 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 217 Noes - 268


Speeches
Kevan Jones speeches from: Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill
Kevan Jones contributed 1 speech (643 words)
Consideration of Lords amendments
Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Business and Trade
Kevan Jones speeches from: Infected Blood Compensation Scheme
Kevan Jones contributed 1 speech (186 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Cabinet Office
Kevan Jones speeches from: Oral Answers to Questions
Kevan Jones contributed 1 speech (45 words)
Monday 20th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Ministry of Defence
Kevan Jones speeches from: Ukraine
Kevan Jones contributed 3 speeches (1,431 words)
Monday 20th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


Written Answers
Fleet Solid Support Ships: Manufacturing Industries
Asked by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
Monday 20th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the Fleet Solid Support programme manufactured by the UK workforce.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

The Fleet Solid Support contract will create more than 1,200 UK shipyard jobs and around 800 jobs will be sustained in the UK supply chain. There is also substantial investment being made in the UK including around £100 million into UK shipyards, including £77 million of infrastructure at Harland & Wolff’s Belfast shipyard, the agreement will see a further £21 million invested in skills and technology transfer from Navantia UK. Whilst the majority of the work will take place in the UK, companies in the supply chain are still being engaged. There is also substantial investment being made in UK shipbuilding and ship design.

As prime contractor for the Fleet Solid Support ships Navantia UK is in the process of letting a number of contracts to UK companies, including those already let with BMT and Harland & Wolff. The value of the individual contracts is commercially sensitive information. It is expected that approximately 60% of the contract value will be with UK companies.

Fleet Solid Support Ships: Manufacturing Industries
Asked by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
Monday 20th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the Fleet Solid Support programme will be manufactured using components made in the UK.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

The Fleet Solid Support contract will create more than 1,200 UK shipyard jobs and around 800 jobs will be sustained in the UK supply chain. There is also substantial investment being made in the UK including around £100 million into UK shipyards, including £77 million of infrastructure at Harland & Wolff’s Belfast shipyard, the agreement will see a further £21 million invested in skills and technology transfer from Navantia UK. Whilst the majority of the work will take place in the UK, companies in the supply chain are still being engaged. There is also substantial investment being made in UK shipbuilding and ship design.

As prime contractor for the Fleet Solid Support ships Navantia UK is in the process of letting a number of contracts to UK companies, including those already let with BMT and Harland & Wolff. The value of the individual contracts is commercially sensitive information. It is expected that approximately 60% of the contract value will be with UK companies.

Ministry of Defence: Written Questions
Asked by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
Monday 20th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to Questions 22907 and 22908 tabled by the Rt hon. Member for North Durham.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

The Fleet Solid Support contract will create more than 1,200 UK shipyard jobs and around 800 jobs will be sustained in the UK supply chain. There is also substantial investment being made in the UK including around £100 million into UK shipyards, including £77 million of infrastructure at Harland & Wolff’s Belfast shipyard, the agreement will see a further £21 million invested in skills and technology transfer from Navantia UK. Whilst the majority of the work will take place in the UK, companies in the supply chain are still being engaged. There is also substantial investment being made in UK shipbuilding and ship design.

As prime contractor for the Fleet Solid Support ships Navantia UK is in the process of letting a number of contracts to UK companies, including those already let with BMT and Harland & Wolff. The value of the individual contracts is commercially sensitive information. It is expected that approximately 60% of the contract value will be with UK companies.

HMS Argyll: Repairs and Maintenance
Asked by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much he has spent on post-life extension upkeep of HMS Argyll.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave on 17 May 2024 to Question 26276 to the hon. Member for Angus (Mr Doogan).

Malaysia: Wrecks
Asked by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether the Malaysian authorities have requested assistance from his Department in their investigations into the illegal salvage of HMS Prince of Wales.

Answered by Anne-Marie Trevelyan

The Malaysian authorities are in the process of conducting a wide-ranging investigation into the illegal salvage of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse. The Ministry of Defence and British High Commission are in close contact with Malaysian authorities and continue to push for a quick investigation as well as the release of the artefacts back into British hands.

Malaysia: Wrecks
Asked by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what discussions he has had with his Malaysian counterpart on the wrecks of HMS (a) Prince of Wales and (b) Repulse.

Answered by Anne-Marie Trevelyan

The Malaysian authorities are in the process of conducting a wide-ranging investigation into the illegal salvage of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse. The Ministry of Defence and British High Commission are in close contact with Malaysian authorities and continue to push for a quick investigation as well as the release of the artefacts back into British hands.

Multi-role Ocean Surveillance Ships
Asked by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his expected timetable is for when the first Multi-Role Support Ship vessel will enter service.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Funding for the concept phase of Multi Role Support Ship (MRSS) has been approved by HM Treasury. I can confirm that the platform will be procured through the new Integrated Procurement Model (IPM), which I recently announced. As such, the next step in the programme will be for me to receive and review the Independent Advice Note (IAN) on MRSS which will inform the concept and design phases of the programme. As I said in my Oral Statement of 28th February, announcing the IPM, the aim of this note is “to provide a credible second opinion for Ministers to weigh alongside the military’s proposed requirement” (Hansard ref).

The IAN will provide advice on key policy choices, to ensure we set the programme up for success from the off. In particular, this is to core policy issues are transparently considered at the earliest stage, and then locked down as far as possible, so that the remaining procurement stages can proceed at pace, and in a context of underlying policy certainty. Policy areas to be informed by the IAN will include:

  • Industrial options, to be supplemented by in-depth engagement with industry;
  • Exportability, enabling any related campaigns to commence at the earliest opportunity, and providing transparency over any potential mismatch between domestic and international market requirements;
  • Full cost transparency, including the likely cost of associated and dependent enablers; and
  • Technological considerations, informed by wargaming and other evidence.

Advice would draw on expertise from across the Defence Enterprise, including, but not restricted to: DSTL; DE&S; DSE/DBT.

The total programme budget will be allocated on completion of the concept phase. It is too early in that process to have committed expenditure or actual spend.

MRSS will enter service in the early 2030s, providing highly flexible warships, able to deploy on a wider variety of operations. They will be lean-crewed, with the precise crew requirement being confirmed during the concept phase.

Multi-role Ocean Surveillance Ships: Finance
Asked by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding has (a) been committed to and (b) been spent on the Multi-Role Support Ship programme.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Funding for the concept phase of Multi Role Support Ship (MRSS) has been approved by HM Treasury. I can confirm that the platform will be procured through the new Integrated Procurement Model (IPM), which I recently announced. As such, the next step in the programme will be for me to receive and review the Independent Advice Note (IAN) on MRSS which will inform the concept and design phases of the programme. As I said in my Oral Statement of 28th February, announcing the IPM, the aim of this note is “to provide a credible second opinion for Ministers to weigh alongside the military’s proposed requirement” (Hansard ref).

The IAN will provide advice on key policy choices, to ensure we set the programme up for success from the off. In particular, this is to core policy issues are transparently considered at the earliest stage, and then locked down as far as possible, so that the remaining procurement stages can proceed at pace, and in a context of underlying policy certainty. Policy areas to be informed by the IAN will include:

  • Industrial options, to be supplemented by in-depth engagement with industry;
  • Exportability, enabling any related campaigns to commence at the earliest opportunity, and providing transparency over any potential mismatch between domestic and international market requirements;
  • Full cost transparency, including the likely cost of associated and dependent enablers; and
  • Technological considerations, informed by wargaming and other evidence.

Advice would draw on expertise from across the Defence Enterprise, including, but not restricted to: DSTL; DE&S; DSE/DBT.

The total programme budget will be allocated on completion of the concept phase. It is too early in that process to have committed expenditure or actual spend.

MRSS will enter service in the early 2030s, providing highly flexible warships, able to deploy on a wider variety of operations. They will be lean-crewed, with the precise crew requirement being confirmed during the concept phase.

Multi-role Ocean Surveillance Ships: Crew
Asked by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what average number of crew will be required per Multi-Role Support Ship.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Funding for the concept phase of Multi Role Support Ship (MRSS) has been approved by HM Treasury. I can confirm that the platform will be procured through the new Integrated Procurement Model (IPM), which I recently announced. As such, the next step in the programme will be for me to receive and review the Independent Advice Note (IAN) on MRSS which will inform the concept and design phases of the programme. As I said in my Oral Statement of 28th February, announcing the IPM, the aim of this note is “to provide a credible second opinion for Ministers to weigh alongside the military’s proposed requirement” (Hansard ref).

The IAN will provide advice on key policy choices, to ensure we set the programme up for success from the off. In particular, this is to core policy issues are transparently considered at the earliest stage, and then locked down as far as possible, so that the remaining procurement stages can proceed at pace, and in a context of underlying policy certainty. Policy areas to be informed by the IAN will include:

  • Industrial options, to be supplemented by in-depth engagement with industry;
  • Exportability, enabling any related campaigns to commence at the earliest opportunity, and providing transparency over any potential mismatch between domestic and international market requirements;
  • Full cost transparency, including the likely cost of associated and dependent enablers; and
  • Technological considerations, informed by wargaming and other evidence.

Advice would draw on expertise from across the Defence Enterprise, including, but not restricted to: DSTL; DE&S; DSE/DBT.

The total programme budget will be allocated on completion of the concept phase. It is too early in that process to have committed expenditure or actual spend.

MRSS will enter service in the early 2030s, providing highly flexible warships, able to deploy on a wider variety of operations. They will be lean-crewed, with the precise crew requirement being confirmed during the concept phase.



Early Day Motions Signed
Wednesday 24th April
Kevan Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Diversion schemes for drug-related offending

17 signatures (Most recent: 22 May 2024)
Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House endorses the recognition from Dame Carol Black and the Home Affairs Committee that improved use of diversion schemes, where police deal with low-level offending without the involvement of courts, can be an important tool in reducing drug-related crime; pays tribute to the pioneering work of Police-led Drug …



Kevan Jones mentioned

Parliamentary Debates
Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill
14 speeches (2,229 words)
Consideration of Lords amendments
Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Business and Trade
Mentions:
1: Nigel Evans (Con - Ribble Valley) Before I call Marion Fellows, I note that earlier today Kevan Jones announced that he will not be standing - Link to Speech

Ukraine
81 speeches (24,576 words)
Monday 20th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Mentions:
1: John Healey (Lab - Wentworth and Dearne) Friend the Member for North Durham (Kevan Jones) was the only one who reminded the House that the Ukrainians - Link to Speech



Select Committee Documents
Wednesday 29th May 2024
Attendance statistics - Procedure Committee attendance of Members for Session 2023-24

Procedure Committee

Found: (100.0%) James Gray (Conservative, North Wiltshire) (added 20 Jul 2020) 6 of 12 (50.0%) Mr Kevan

Tuesday 28th May 2024
Written Evidence - Liverpool John Moores University
RHR0002 - The role of human rights in the UK democratic process

The role of human rights in the UK democratic process' - Human Rights (Joint Committee)

Found: Freedom of Speech) Act 2023 – 12 July 2021 Vol.699 Cols.72 -111, per Sir John Hayes, Danny Kruger, Kevan

Thursday 23rd May 2024
Formal Minutes - Defence Committee Formal Minutes 2023-24

Defence Committee

Found: Robert Courts , in the Chair Sarah Atherton Martin Docherty- Hughes Richard Drax Mark Francois Kevan



Non-Departmental Publications - News and Communications
Jul. 04 2024
Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street
Source Page: Dissolution Peerages 2024
Document: Dissolution Peerages 2024 (webpage)
News and Communications

Found: The Rt Hon Kevan Jones PC - Lately Member of Parliament for North Durham and former Minister for Veterans