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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Intelligence Services: Detainees more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to her oral contribution of 8 July 2019, Official Report, column 19, when she plans to announce the change of policy in relation to guidance on sharing and receiving intelligence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
star this property uin 277216 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the statement I made today (HCWS1746).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:48:53.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:48:53.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property file name HCWS1746 - Cabinet Office Review of Consolidated Guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title 20190718 - Written Ministerial Statement more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
1138704
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star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Intelligence Services: Disclosure of Information more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to her oral contribution of 8 July 2019, Official Report, column 19, if she will publish the review by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner on guidance on sharing and receiving intelligence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
star this property uin 276562 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office (Mr David Lidington) on 15 July 2019 (Official Report, column 595).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:11:45.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:11:45.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property file name Detainee Mistreatment - Judge Led Inquiry.docx more like this
star this property title 276562 - Detainee Mistreatment more like this
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4461
star this property label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
1138706
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star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what additional funding has been (a) required and (b) allocated to the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability programme for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s (RFA) Tide-Class tankers (a) Tidesurge, (b) Tidespring, (c) Tidewave and (d) Tideforce since each of those vessels was delivered to the RFA. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 276527 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Three Tide Class Tankers are in service with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary; the fourth (TIDEFORCE) will enter service soon. No additional funding has been required or allocated.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:07:34.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:07:34.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1138707
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s Tide-Class tankers (a) Tidesurge, (b) Tidespring, (c) Tidewave and (d) Tideforce completed their first Replenishment At Sea exercise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 276528 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Each Tide Class tanker conducted their first Replenishment at Sea on the following dates:</p><p>RFA TIDESPRING replenished RFA WAVE KNIGHT on 13 November 2017.</p><p>RFA TIDERACE replenished HMS SOMERSET on 21 July 2018.</p><p>RFA TIDESURGE replenished HMS DEFENDER on 16 February 2019.</p><p>RFA TIDEFORCE replenished RFA FORT VICTORIA on 1-2 May 2019.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:12:44.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:12:44.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1138708
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star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Royal Fleet Auxiliary more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money the Royal Fleet Auxiliary spent on vessel maintenance in each financial year since 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 276529 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The amounts spent in each financial year on vessel maintenance for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (rounded to the nearest million) are shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Total Spend (£ million)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>116</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>56</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>96</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>76</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data for financial years 2009-10 to 2014-15 is no longer held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:08:25.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:08:25.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1138404
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Black Hornet drones the British Army (a) possesses and (b) has deployed in active service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 276153 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Army first purchased 160 Black Hornet 1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in 2011 as part of a £20 million contract with FLIR UAS (formerly Prox Dynamics). The systems were used on operations in Afghanistan, but that capability has since been phased out. In 2019 the Army purchased 90 of the upgraded Black Hornet 3 UAS at a contract value of £1.7 million. There is no intention to deploy the capability on operations at this time.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 276154 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:06:39.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:06:39.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1138405
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much her Department has spent on the acquisition of Black Hornet drones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 276154 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Army first purchased 160 Black Hornet 1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in 2011 as part of a £20 million contract with FLIR UAS (formerly Prox Dynamics). The systems were used on operations in Afghanistan, but that capability has since been phased out. In 2019 the Army purchased 90 of the upgraded Black Hornet 3 UAS at a contract value of £1.7 million. There is no intention to deploy the capability on operations at this time.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 276153 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:06:39.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:06:39.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1138497
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Arctic: Defence more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when she plans to publish the Defence Arctic Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 276171 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Strategy, which will be titled The UK's Defence Contribution in the High North, will be published shortly.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:25:21.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:25:21.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1138498
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence: Space Technology more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when she plans to publish the Defence Space Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 276172 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence is firmly committed to a number of space programmes, and we are continually assessing our space capabilities, coherence and requirements. Our strategic work on space has developed significantly and will play a key role in Spending Review decisions. We expect to publish later this year.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:39:54.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:39:54.87Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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1541
star this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1138499
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the size of the (a) regular armed forces community and (b) reserve armed forces community including the partners, spouses and children of people serving in the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 276190 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is provided below:</p><p> </p><p>Number of Service Personnel and Estimate of the Number of Children and Marital Status as at 1 April 2019</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Service Personnel</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Estimated Number of children</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Estimated Numbers Married or in a Civil Partnership</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK Regular Forces<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>144,430</p></td><td><p>48,160</p></td><td><p>62,680</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Future Reserves 2020<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>36,400</p></td><td><p>10,610</p></td><td><p>14,380</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>180,830</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>58,770</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>77,060</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1. Figures exclude Gurkhas, Regular Reserve, Sponsored Reserve, Military Provost Guard Service, Locally Engaged Personnel and elements of the Full-time Reserve Service (FTRS).</p><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>Future Reserves 2020 includes volunteer reserves who are mobilised, High Readiness Reserves and Volunteer Reserve personnel serving on Additional Duties Commitment or FTRS contracts. Non Regular Permanent Staff, Expeditionary Forces Institute and University Officer Cadets and Regular Reservists are excluded.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3"><li>Figures for the number of children and marital status are estimates as the data is self-declared and has not been verified by Defence Statistics.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="4"><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, figures ending in “5” have been rounded to the nearest 20 to avoid systematic bias.</li></ol><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:10:56.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:10:56.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1138550
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Recruitment more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many soldiers were recruited to the Army Reserve between January 2018 and May 2019. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL17108 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Intake for the Army Future Reserve 2020 between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2019 was 4,310. This figure includes Officers and Soldiers. Further information can be found on gov.uk at the link below:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:38:43.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:38:43.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1138125
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Defence Policy more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on parliamentary accountability of the EU defence structures that the UK has joined since the EU referendum in 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
star this property uin 275696 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to ensure that parliamentary accountability for UK-EU defence cooperation is maintained. In addition to the public speeches made by the Prime Minister and the white paper of last July, the Government provided further clarification in September, in its response to the House of Commons Defence Committee report, on its proposals for a future security partnership with the EU. The Government has also participated in parliamentary debates or hearings on Permanent Structured Cooperation last April, Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Operation Sophia last June, the European Defence Industrial Development Programme last November and on CSDP missions and operations in May this year. The Government will continue to provide regular updates to both European Scrutiny Committees in Parliament.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:42:00.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:42:00.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1138280
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading World War II: Anniversaries more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what events they are planning to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Arnhem in September. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL17077 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Headquarters and The Association of The Parachute Regiment are closely engaged with our in-country staff in co-ordinating a series of events taking place in and around Arnhem over the period 20-22 September 2019. Both the Chief of the General Staff and the Chief of the Air Staff will be in attendance at the main Dutch event in Arnhem at the invitation of their respective opposite numbers within the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the commemorations, both the Mercian Regiment and the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will be providing substantial representation; given their antecedent Regiments’ involvement in the form of the South Staffordshire Regiment and the Border Regiment, respectively, as glider-borne troops who made up the 1st Air Landing Brigade.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:33:33.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:33:33.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1137765
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Defence Policy more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the merits of UK participation in EU defence structures after the UK has left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
star this property uin 275127 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU, we remain committed to playing a leading role on Euro-Atlantic security. NATO remains the cornerstone of our defence. Nonetheless, the UK and the EU will continue to face common threats, which are evolving and growing in complexity, and we share the same values. That is why we have agreed the outline terms, through the Political Declaration, of a flexible and scalable future UK-EU security partnership to cooperate as a sovereign third country with EU partners on a case-by-case basis where there is a clear shared interest.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:44:13.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:44:13.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1137822
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what criteria or process her Department chose 82,000 as the optimum number of personnel for the army. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 275137 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The proposal for a regular Army of 82,000 emerged from work that followed the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:43:46.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:43:46.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time personnel are currently in the three branches of the UK's armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 275138 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence publishes quarterly Service Personnel statistics which include the requested information. The latest edition, with figures as at 1 April 2019, can be found at the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:16:47.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:16:47.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Type 45 Destroyers: Deployment more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times the UK's six Type 45 destroyers have been put to sea in the last twelve months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 275139 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The normal operating cycle of every ship involves them entering different readiness levels depending on their programmes and Departmental planning requirements.</p><p> </p><p>From records available, the number of days each Type 45 destroyer has spent at sea between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019 is shown below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Type 45</p></td><td><p>Total number of days at sea</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMS DEFENDER</p></td><td><p>118</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMS DIAMOND</p></td><td><p>91</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMS DRAGON</p></td><td><p>154</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMS DUNCAN</p></td><td><p>116</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMS DARING</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMS DAUNTLESS</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TOTAL</p></td><td><p>479</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:43:17.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:43:17.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many F-35 aircraft are currently available for operations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 275140 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>617 Squadron is the UK's first operational frontline F-35 Lightning squadron with an initial complement of nine aircraft capable of undertaking operations from the land.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:42:34.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:42:34.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading HMS Prince of Wales more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the HMS Prince of Wales will be placed into the service of the Royal Navy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 275141 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Yes. HMS PRINCE OF WALES is structurally complete and on current plans will commence contractor sea trials in late 2019. Her first entry to Portsmouth will take place during those sea trials and her commissioning into the Royal Navy will follow their completion. Both of these dates have yet to be determined.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:16:13.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:16:13.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Military Exercises more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the conclusion of Operation Sea Breeze. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 275152 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Exercise SEA BREEZE concluded on 12 July 2019.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:15:27.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:15:27.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Marines: Guided Weapons more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Royal Marines will be ready to use the Lightweight Multirole Missile against drones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 275153 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>On current plans the Royal Marines will declare initial NATO compliant operating capability for the Lightweight Multirole Missile in early 2021.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:13:32.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:13:32.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Estonia: Military Exercises more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force demonstrations her Department plans to conduct in Estonia in the next two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 275154 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK led Joint Expeditionary Force provides, through collaboration with the partnering nations, an increased profile and presence in the Baltic Sea and High North region across multiple domains. Both operationally and through collective training, the UK's engagement in the coming years will be characterised by smaller scale, but more frequent activities in co-operation with all regional partners, of which Estonia is an important member. The opportunities and frequency of participation by Estonia is being reviewed through regular consultations at both the political and military level.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:06:47.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:06:47.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Training more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to increase the integration of Army Reserve units in training exercises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 275155 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Army continues to integrate the Army Reserve into the Army and Defence training exercise programme in both participating and supporting roles. The Army Reserve is involved in all of the Army's collective training exercises. All reserve overseas training exercises have an element of Regular Army participation.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:05:47.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:05:47.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Training more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funding her Department plans to provide for Reserve Army training in each of the next five financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 275156 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Army has budgeted over £100 million for Army Reserve training for the current financial year. This covers Army Reserve Units only and does not include training for Reservists in staff roles in Brigade or Army HQ which would be picked up by the parent unit. The Reserve training budget provides for activity such as classroom-based lessons, physical training, trade training and field exercises. Future budget allocations will be made through our normal financial planning process.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:04:52.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:04:52.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement more like this
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star this property question text What progress is being made on the delivery to the UK of the Poseidon MRA Mk1 (P-8A) aircraft. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Douglas Ross more like this
star this property uin 911783 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Initial build of the first UK aircraft is complete. Painted in RAF livery, its first flight is scheduled for later this week. Delivery, as the RAF’s first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, is expected in October. Manufacture of the second aircraft, for delivery in January 2020, is under way.</p><p> </p><p>The first two aircrew courses have graduated and engineering training is ongoing. Construction of support infrastructure at RAF Lossiemouth is also continuing apace, so significant progress is being made.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:32:22.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:32:22.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Douglas Ross more like this