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Us Air Force's Kc-X Aircraft Tanker Programme

EDM number 846 in 2009-10, proposed by Robert Walter on 09/02/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Defence equipment and procurement and North America.

That this House celebrates the important and longstanding historical ties between the UK and the US and the two nations' important strategic relationship in defence, security and trade; notes that defence trade between the US and UK amounts to approximately $2.5 billion per year and that the balance of US-UK defence exports is around 2 to 1 in the US's favour; further notes that the United States Air Force is currently seeking to procure a new fleet of air-to-air refuelling tankers known as KC-X and had selected a bid led by Northrop Grumman involving Airbus aircraft; further notes that these aircraft will be built in the US using wings and landing gear that are designed and manufactured by Airbus in the UK and refuelling systems supplied by Cobham in Dorset, thereby supporting high-value manufacturing jobs and skills in this country, as well as parts from more than 230 US suppliers spread across all 50 states; is concerned that US Air Force's decision has been overturned as a result of lobbying by Boeing; deplores such moves towards protectionism in the United States; and calls on the Government to urge the Obama administration to conduct the KC-X procurement in an open and transparent manner so that all contractors are able to compete on level terms and the best bid can win.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Robert Walter09/02/2010North DorsetConservativeProposed
Bob Laxton09/02/2010Derby NorthLabourSeconded
Edward O'Hara09/02/2010Knowsley SouthLabourSeconded
Nigel Evans09/02/2010Ribble ValleyConservativeSeconded
Alan Meale09/02/2010MansfieldLabourSeconded
Paul Rowen09/02/2010RochdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Humfrey Malins09/02/2010WokingConservativeSigned
James Clappison09/02/2010HertsmereConservativeSigned
Bill Etherington09/02/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn09/02/2010Newport WestLabourSigned
John Greenway09/02/2010RyedaleConservativeSigned
John Austin09/02/2010Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Tim Boswell09/02/2010DaventryConservativeSigned
Betty Williams10/02/2010ConwyLabourSigned
Roger Berry10/02/2010KingswoodLabourSigned
Mike Hancock10/02/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
James Gray10/02/2010North WiltshireConservativeSigned
John Cummings10/02/2010EasingtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer10/02/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith10/02/2010Bristol North WestLabourSigned
William McCrea10/02/2010South AntrimDUPSigned
Paul Keetch10/02/2010HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley10/02/2010Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell10/02/2010East LondonderryDUPSigned
Lindsay Hoyle22/02/2010ChorleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones22/02/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
David Borrow24/02/2010South RibbleLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty24/02/2010Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins25/02/2010TamworthLabourSigned
Andrew Miller26/02/2010Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourSigned
Mark Oaten26/02/2010WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Lembit 26/02/2010MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
David Amess26/02/2010Southend WestConservativeSigned
Frank Cook01/03/2010Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Anthony D Wright03/03/2010Great YarmouthLabourSigned
Martyn Jones05/03/2010Clwyd SouthLabourSigned

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