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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Defence: Procurement more like this
star 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, which freedoms and flexibilities the bidders for Managed Service Providers in the Ministry of Defence DE and S have been granted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
unstar this property uin 211274 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>When Defence Equipment and Support (DE&amp;S) became a bespoke trading entity on 1 April 2014 it was given a broad range of freedoms, agreed by HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office, to allow it to manage its business, outputs and workforce within an operating cost envelope set to drive significant efficiencies. The bidders for the Managed Service Provider work packages are not granted freedoms and flexibilities; they are being procured via standard commercial practices to provide tailored external skills to support DE&amp;S as it uses its freedoms to transform and to deliver the equipment programme.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:42:36.7605084Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:42:36.7605084Z
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1542
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
star this property tabling member
1552
star this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
100127
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Compensation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where his Department has found delays in the processing of injured veteran's claims in the War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme claim process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
unstar this property uin 211383 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>Each claim is different. Many are complex. It is inevitable that processing these can take a considerable time, for example while evidence is gathered from third party organisations and individuals.<br><br>In the case of the War Pension Scheme, there are no time limits for claiming, and claims for injuries dating back to World War Two are still being received. Assessing these claims involves locating 70 year old paper records, both Service and medical, and often requires a person to be medically examined so that a decision can be made based on up-to-date evidence. We attach much importance to dealing with all such claims as quickly as possible. Improvements have already been implemented and work is ongoing to further speed up the claims processing times.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:41:52.8921484Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:41:52.8921484Z
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3938
unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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1498
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
100128
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Aircraft Carriers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 plans are in place in relation to the deployment of the HMS Queen Elizabeth II and HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carriers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 211375 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>Specific deployment plans for the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers have not yet been decided. The carriers are strategic maritime platforms which will perform a wide variety of military functions; for example: providing credible conventional deterrence; delivering carrier strike missions using Lightning II aircraft; enforcing no fly zones; deploying Royal Marine Commandos; building international partnerships; delivering humanitarian aid and disaster relief; and conducting complex non-combatant evacuation operations.</p> more like this
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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less than 2014-10-28T16:53:21.6885924Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:53:21.6885924Z
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1444
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
100129
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Tornado Aircraft more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 aircraft from the recently retired Tornado squadrons (a) have been put in storage, (b) destroyed and (c) used for cannibalisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 211341 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>As part of the phased reduction of the RAF’s Tornado GR4 fleet, aircraft allocated to disbanded squadrons are assessed against a range of criteria including flying hour life consumed, embodied capabilities and future maintenance requirements. Depending on the result of this assessment, aircraft are reallocated to Front Line squadrons, returned to BAE Systems for maintenance or upgrade, placed in storage for future use or selected for spares recovery. Components and equipment for which no further beneficial use can be identified are disposed of through normal channels.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:43:54.0094572Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:43:54.0094572Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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1433
star this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
100130
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading European Fighter Aircraft more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 MBDA Brimstone 2 missile will be ready for operational use on Typhoon aircraft; and whether this missile will be usable on all variants of the aircraft. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 211340 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>Work is under way to ensure the integration of Brimstone 2 on to Typhoon aircraft. On 2 June 2014, BAE Systems was awarded a contract to undertake a risk reduction study in support of a planned Main Gate business decision in early 2015. No decision has yet been taken on those variants to which Brimstone will be fitted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:57:29.3365884Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:57:29.3365884Z
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1542
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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1433
star this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
100131
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Military Aircraft more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 estimate he has made of the annual combined operating and support cost for one F-35 and one Typhoon aircraft. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 211343 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 information is not held in the format requested as aircraft operating and support costs are calculated on the whole fleet rather than per aircraft, in order to achieve efficiencies of scale. <br><br>While data continues to mature on the F-35 programme, it is too early to provide future UK operating and support cost estimates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:43:16.0056634Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:43:16.0056634Z
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1542
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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1433
star this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
100133
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 unit cost is of the (a) Hermes 450 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and (b) Watchkeeper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 211342 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 Hermes 450 Unmanned Air System was procured by the Ministry of Defence from Thales UK as a service provision in response to an Urgent Operational Requirement. The Department has therefore never owned the equipment and does not have access to the unit cost. <br><br>Watchkeeper is a system delivering an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability and comprising a number of elements including air vehicles, ground control stations, data terminals, ground equipment and sensors, as well as infrastructure and training facilities. Delivery of the complete Watchkeeper system is enabled by the Demonstration, Manufacture and In-Service Support contract with the prime contractor, Thales UK. As a contract for delivering the entire system, it does not lend itself to the individual identification of the unit cost of a Watchkeeper aircraft.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:54:53.2201268Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:54:53.2201268Z
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1542
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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1433
star this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
100134
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Colombia more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department had with the Colombian government on human rights in that country before it took the decision to provide military assistance in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
unstar this property uin 211346 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>Military assistance in Colombia has been provided over many years and the issue of human rights is closely examined before any military assistance to Colombia is approved. The UK has provided expertise and advice to the Colombian Armed Forces on the subjects of international humanitarian law and human rights during military operations at a number of seminars and conferences.<br><br>My right hon. Friend the previous Foreign Secretary (William Hague) raised the issue of human rights with President Santos and Defence Minister Pinzon in February. He welcomed the Colombian Government’s commitment to zero tolerance of human rights abuses and underlined the importance of taking action on threats to human rights defenders and trade unionists. My right hon. Friend the Minister for Latin America Affairs, (Hugo Swire) also raised human rights with the Colombian Government during his visit to Colombia in June.</p> more like this
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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less than 2014-10-28T16:58:27.8201157Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:58:27.8201157Z
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1444
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
100135
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Warships: Shipbuilding more like this
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25259
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 value is of Government contracts awarded to shipyards based (a) on the Clyde and (b) in Rosyth in each year since 1997. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr William Bain more like this
unstar this property uin 211206 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 Ministry of Defence does not hold comprehensive information centrally on contracts awarded to the shipyards on the Clyde and in Rosyth since 1997. While records of contracts awarded to BAE Systems and Babcock (the owners of Scotstoun, Govan and Rosyth) are available, these cover a wide range of equipment, services and locations and may not all be related to the shipyards. Any analysis would therefore only present a partial picture of the total value of contracts awarded to the shipyards.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:44:32.6008939Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:44:32.6008939Z
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1542
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr William Bain more like this
100351
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the letter dated 1 August 2014 from the Secretary of State for Defence to the Defence Committee, published in that Committee's Seventh Special Report of Session 2014-15, HC 387, Appendix B, if he will place in the Library a copy of the full analysis undertaken by the Adjutant General into the cost effectiveness of recruiting under-18's more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 211635 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The document requested is being reviewed. Once the review is complete, it will be placed in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Canterbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Julian Brazier more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:39:44.0916973Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:39:44.0916973Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Julian Brazier more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this