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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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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 Bahrain more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what accommodation will be constructed at the UK's new naval base in Bahrain; and how much of this will be allocated to the families of service personnel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 218011 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has had a naval base in Bahrain since the 1950s. Under the arrangement (signed at the Manama dialogue in December 2014), the UK and Bahrain will work together to enhance facilities at the base. Negotiations are ongoing on the detailed design for the living and transit accommodation.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2015-03-02T16:21:21.857Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T16:21:21.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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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 Iraq 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, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's policy on the disclosure of information concerning lethal strikes in Iraq. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 219723 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Our policy on the disclosure of information regarding air strikes by Royal Air Force aircraft engaged on Operation <em>Shader</em> in Iraq is that the detail of each individual strike is carefully considered against the necessary constraint of maintaining operational security, but our over-riding principle is to seek to place information on each strike in the public domain in a prompt and timely manner.</p><p> </p><p>This is consistent with, and a continuation of, Ministry of Defence practice for any operational information. It reflects the necessity for the Armed Forces of a democracy such as the UK not just to conduct military operations in a highly disciplined, careful and proportionate manner within the rule of law, but to demonstrate transparency and accountability for such activity. The need for this is all the more important when the military operations are being conducted against a terrorist organisation such as ISIL which wholly disregards the rule of law and relies on a perverted ideology and deceitful propaganda. This policy has been followed ever since the start of air strike operations in support of the Iraqi authorities, following the Parliamentary vote on 26 September. The primary channel for publishing this information is the Government website <a title="http://www.gov.uk/" href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>, and the information thus disclosed has been regularly reported in the British and international media.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2015-03-02T16:32:00.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T16:32:00.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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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 Bahrain 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, if he will publish all correspondence and documentation held or produced by his Department on how the Government's Overseas Justice and Assistance Human Rights Guidance would affect the decision to enter an agreement with Bahrain to establish a naval base in the Gulf; and what assessment he has made of the compatibility of this decision with (a) international human rights treaties to which the UK is a party and (b) the promotion of human rights in Bahrain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington North more like this
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Jeremy Corbyn more like this
star this property uin 219272 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK has had a naval presence in Bahrain since the 1950s which has supported naval patrols operating in and around the Gulf. Under the new arrangement signed by the Foreign Secretary in December 2014, the UK and Bahrain agreed to working together to enhance the existing facilities at the port. This arrangement is fully in accordance with the UK's international human rights obligations, which the Government takes extremely seriously.</p><p>The Government's Overseas Security and Justice Assistance Guidance (OSJA) is a tool to ensure that security and justice assistance provided by the UK to a government overseas meets our human rights obligations and values. The recent defence agreement does not involve the provision of assistance to Bahrain, and therefore no assessment was required.</p><p>However, the UK Government is supporting the government of Bahrain in its reform programme, including work to help Bahrain strengthen its human rights and justice sector, and all elements of this work that could have implications for human rights are subject to an Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessment.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2015-03-02T16:11:47.747Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T16:11:47.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Corbyn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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: Deployment 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 deployments of UK military personnel have been on the basis of a UN resolution in the last five years; what the cost of those deployments has been; and what funds the UN has contributed towards the cost of those deployments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 214595 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UN deploys peacekeepers on missions which hold a UN mandate; these are missions whereby the UN Security Council drafts a Resolution which contains a mandate authorising the UN itself to take action (unilaterally or with partners), usually through the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.</p><p> </p><p>Over the past five years, UK military personnel have been deployed to four separate UN mandated peacekeeping missions: Cyprus (UNFICYP), Mali (MINUSMA), South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).</p><p> </p><p>The number of military personnel who have deployed on the various UN operations is set out below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UNFICYP</p></td><td><p>272</p></td><td><p>271</p></td><td><p>273</p></td><td><p>270</p></td><td><p>274</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>MINUSMA</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UNMISS</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td> </td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>MONUSCO</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The cost of UN peacekeeping operations is $8.0 billion for Financial Year 2014-15 of which the UK Government provides an assessed contribution of 6.68% ($534 million or £341.8 million) to the UN.</p><p> </p><p>Until late-2014, the UN reimbursed the country of origin with $1,101 per deployed soldier, per month (this has risen to $1,332 from July 2014). As an estimate, based on 300 personnel deployed, the UN has historically reimbursed the UK approximately £4 million per annum.</p><p> </p><p>Additional costs associated with the specific deployment of UK troops on UN missions are met by the Conflict Pool. The information below shows the additional costs for UK military staff on UN Peacekeeping Operations:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UNFICYP</p></td><td><p>£18 million</p></td><td><p>£18 million</p></td><td><p>£17.8 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other UN missions</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£1.505 million</p></td><td><p>£680,000 up to January 2015</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The UK’s reimbursement from the UN is invested back into the Conflict Pool to bolster that fund.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2015-03-02T16:31:17.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T16:31:17.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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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 Aviation Authority 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, if he will place in the Library the letter with reference DG/03/01/MOD STRAT dated 8th February 2011 between the Director General of the Military Aviation Authority and the Second Permanent Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 223407 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A copy of the letter has been placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2015-03-02T16:16:08.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T16:16:08.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property file name 20110208-MAA_TOR_GR4_CWS_CBA-RM-DG (2)[1].DOC more like this
star this property title 223407 - Letter between DGMAA and a 2nd PUS more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this