To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the cost per flying hour of a (a) Tornado and (b) Typhoon jet. 
Mr. Quentin Davies:
I will write to the hon. Member.
Substantive answer from Quentin Davies to Nick Harvey:
I undertook to write to you in answer to your Parliamentary Question of the 13 July 2009 (Official Report, column 27W), asking for the most recent estimate of the cost per flying hour of a (a) Tornado and (b) Typhoon-jet. I apologise for the delay in replying.
The total cost per funded flying hour is provided in the table below.
Cost (K) Financial Year 2009-10
This includes forward and depth servicing, fuel costs, crew costs, training costs and the cost of capital charge and depreciation. The Typhoon cost per flying hour reflects the smaller numbers of aircraft currently in the fleet and their relatively short period in service. This is expected to reduce significantly over the in-service life of the aircraft.
Military Aircraft: Helicopters
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) planned and (b) actual average flying hours for each helicopter type in the (i) Army, (ii) Royal Navy and (iii) Royal Air Force were in each month of (A) 2008 and (B) 2009 to date. 
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the then Minister for the Armed Forces on 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 44W.
Between November 2006 and April 2009, we have increased flying hours for helicopters in Afghanistan by 84 per cent.
The following tables give the total planned and actual flying hours, including training as well as operations, for each helicopter type by month from January 2008 to May 2009: