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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Defence: Satellite Communications more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to upgrade the Skynet A5 satellite system. more like this
tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsten Oswald remove filter
uin 43348 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-07-26more like thismore than 2016-07-26
answer text <p>We currently have no plans to upgrade the specific SKYNET 5A satellite. The Ministry of Defence is currently examining options to sustain the capability currently provided by the Skynet constellation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-07-26T14:27:12.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-26T14:27:12.04Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4413
label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
620887
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-25more like thismore than 2016-10-25
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Armed Forces: Food more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to increase the use of locally produced food in defence establishments. more like this
tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsten Oswald remove filter
uin 50137 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence encourages British food producers to put themselves forward as conrtactors and gives full consideration to procuring British products.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-01T17:08:42.273Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T17:08:42.273Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4413
label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
657832
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading AWE: Occupational Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Oral Answer by the Leader of the House on 7 December 2016, Q9, Official Report, column 211-2, on how many occasions (a) he and (b) his Ministerial colleagues met with trade unions representatives to discuss the proposed changes to the Atomic Weapons Establishment pension scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsten Oswald remove filter
uin 57374 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-12-19more like thismore than 2016-12-19
answer text <p>I have remained fully informed of developments regarding the proposed changes to the Atomic Weapons Establishment pension scheme. My predecessor, Phillip Dunne, met with Trades Union representatives, and subsequently instructed officials to have further meetings to clarify the Government's position on a number of issues. There being no material change in those positions, further clarifications have been provided through correspondence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-12-19T16:07:33.5Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-19T16:07:33.5Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4413
label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
675470
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading AWE: Industrial Disputes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent industrial action by Atomic Weapons Establishment staff on the delivery of his Department's nuclear weapons programme. more like this
tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsten Oswald remove filter
uin 60871 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
answer text <p>Trade union members at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) have been undertaking industrial action since 14 November 2016 in relation to proposed changes to the AWE Pension Scheme by AWE plc. Robust measures are in place to manage any impact of this industrial action.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-26T16:05:00.227Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T16:05:00.227Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4413
label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
454111
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Libya: Military Intervention more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) date and (b) remit was of his authorisation to use RAF Lakenheath as a base to carry out airstrikes in Libya. more like this
tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsten Oswald remove filter
uin 28098 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-01more like thismore than 2016-03-01
answer text <p>Authorisation for the United States to use UK bases to launch the airstrike against a Daesh training camp in Libya was given on 18 February 2016. Authorisation would be required for any operations of this nature involving the use of UK bases.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
grouped question UIN 28099 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-01T16:36:56.717Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-01T16:36:56.717Z
answering member
88
label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
tabling member
4413
label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
454115
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Libya: Military Intervention more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether further authorisation from him will be necessary for any future airstrikes in Libya carried out by US forces from UK bases. more like this
tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsten Oswald remove filter
uin 28099 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-01more like thismore than 2016-03-01
answer text <p>Authorisation for the United States to use UK bases to launch the airstrike against a Daesh training camp in Libya was given on 18 February 2016. Authorisation would be required for any operations of this nature involving the use of UK bases.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
grouped question UIN 28098 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-01T16:36:56.78Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-01T16:36:56.78Z
answering member
88
label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
tabling member
4413
label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
619885
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-24more like thismore than 2016-10-24
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Military Alliances: USA more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on European and American defence co-operation of the withdrawal of the UK from the EU; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsten Oswald remove filter
uin 49993 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
answer text <p>NATO will continue to remain the cornerstone of European defence and security and our decision to leave the EU will not undermine the prominent role that we play within the Alliance. Good progress has been made on delivering the NATO-EU co-operation announced at the Warsaw Summit and this was built firmly on the strong trans-Atlantic bond.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
answering member printed Sir Michael Fallon more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-01T17:03:29.713Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T17:03:29.713Z
answering member
88
label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
tabling member
4413
label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
669080
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-06more like thismore than 2017-01-06
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Armed Forces: Deployment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's policy is on requiring a debate in the House on a substantive motion prior to any planned deployment of the armed forces. more like this
tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsten Oswald remove filter
uin 58695 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
answer text <p>I refer the hon.Member to the Written Statement I made on 18 April 2016 (HCWS678).</p> more like this
answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
answering member printed Sir Michael Fallon more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-12T16:08:22.827Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-12T16:08:22.827Z
answering member
88
label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
attachment
1
file name Hansard Extract 18 April 2016, HCWS678.docx more like this
title HCWS678 - Written Statement on Armed Forces Update more like this
tabling member
4413
label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
515265
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Land Mines more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using drones to detect mines and improvised explosive devices. more like this
tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsten Oswald remove filter
uin 35234 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
answer text <p>The merits of the use of drones to detect mines and improvised explosive devices have been recognised by the UK's Armed Forces and there are a number of ongoing research projects which seek to refine possible techniques.</p><p>While a number of technical challenges remain in integrating more complex detectors and sensors onto Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), there is potential for a UAS to be procured in future which could be used to detect mines and improvised explosive devices.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
grouped question UIN 35225 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-04T13:52:36.24Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-04T13:52:36.24Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
4413
label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
515273
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many hours UK drones have flown over which countries in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
tabling member printed
Kirsten Oswald remove filter
uin 35222 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
answer text <p>Since 2010, the UK's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) have operated in Afghanistan until 2014 and in Iraq and Syria from 2014.</p><p>The number of hours flown by RPAS in Afghanistan can be found at the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/operation-herrick-afghanistan-aircraft-statistics</p><p>Since 2014, Reaper has been flying in support of Op SHADER in Iraq and Syria. It is not possible to breakdown Reaper flying hours by country for Op SHADER. The table below provides the total number of hours flown:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Reaper flying hours flown in support of Op Shader</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>1,653</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>12,698</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016 (up to and including 31 March 2016)</p></td><td><p>2,509</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>16,860</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-04T13:45:43.357Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-04T13:45:43.357Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
4413
label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this