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1041726
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
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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 Nigeria: Military Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is giving to the Nigerian Government to repel attacks by armed insurgents in north-east Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 208931 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>Since 2014, the UK has sought to support and enable a Nigerian-led regional response to Boko Haram and related violent extremism in the north-east, doing so in the context of the long-term need to help build capacity of the Nigerian Armed Forces and support Defence Transformation. Some 70 Defence personnel are currently deployed to Nigeria on an enduring basis, and over 800 have deployed to Nigeria on training and advisory tasks since April 2015. This is supported by equipment gifting, places on professional development courses, and a focus on developing Nigerian Command, Staff, and Leadership institutions.</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 2019-01-21T17:34:47.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:34:47.39Z
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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 Wes Streeting more like this
1041578
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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 Navy: Reserve Forces more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reservists at each rank are serving on Her Majesty's Ships on operational duty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 208736 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>There are currently fourteen Royal Navy Reservists serving in Her Majesty’s ships on operational duty. These are broken down as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Rank/Role</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lieutenant</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sub-Lieutenant</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leading Hand</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Able Seaman</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr></tbody></table><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 2019-01-21T16:15:18.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:15:18.443Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1041737
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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 Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on Official Development Assistance in each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 208846 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 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Since the beginning of 2015 the Ministry of Defence has spent a total of £13.98 million on Official Development Assistance (ODA), a breakdown by year is below.</p><p> </p><p>The 2018 figure is currently undergoing the usual assurance process and is scheduled to be published on 1 April 2019.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£2.75 million</p></td><td><p>£5.11 million</p></td><td><p>£6.12 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>ODA is reported on the basis of calendar years rather than financial years, and is reported on a cash rather than an accruals basis.</p><p> </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 2019-01-23T16:10:52.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T16:10:52.177Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1041758
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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 Service Complaints Ombudsman: Staff 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 his letter of 15 January 2019 in relation to Question 196768, what steps he is taking to ensure the number of full-time investigation officer posts in the office of the Service Complaints Ombudsman's are fully staffed; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 208852 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Service Complaints Ombudsman is provided with an annual budget from defence funds which, under the financial delegation given to her, is used to meet all the costs associated with her independent function.</p><p>The Ombudsman's office is staffed by Civil Servants and all job advertisements are posted on the Civil Service Jobs website at the earliest opportunity. On occasions, it has not been possible to attract sufficiently qualified applicants from within the Civil Service with the necessary skills for investigation officer posts. This has led to jobs being advertised externally, a process which takes significantly longer as it requires necessary security vetting.</p><p>All posts are subject to the usual churn of staff, some of whom will seek opportunities elsewhere following a two or three-year term. It is, therefore, not surprising that with the establishment of the SCO office in 2015, a number of staff left the Ombudsman's office in the latter part of 2017. Around that time, an internal restructuring was also undertaken which has taken time to bed in.</p><p>The number of filled investigation officer posts has now increased to ten, with recruitment ongoing for the remaining post plus another that is due to become vacant in April 2019. I am also aware that the Ombudsman is reviewing her staffing requirements. A review of the office's case handling processes, without detriment to quality, will, I understand, form the basis for this.</p><p>To date, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has responded positively to any requests for additional staff from the Ombudsman, including throughout the period when recruitment in the MOD was subject to severe restrictions, and we will of course be happy to fully consider any further requests.</p><p>It will take time to collate the detailed information requested on the average length of investigations, recruitment to full-time investigator posts and sick leave. I will write to the hon. Member in due course.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
208853 more like this
208854 more like this
208857 more like this
208859 more like this
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209305 more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:46:59.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:46:59.997Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1490
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1041760
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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 Service Complaints Ombudsman: Staff more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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, pursuant to his letter of 15 January 2019 in relation to Question 196768, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of staffing levels in the office of the Service Complaints Ombudsman; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 208853 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Service Complaints Ombudsman is provided with an annual budget from defence funds which, under the financial delegation given to her, is used to meet all the costs associated with her independent function.</p><p>The Ombudsman's office is staffed by Civil Servants and all job advertisements are posted on the Civil Service Jobs website at the earliest opportunity. On occasions, it has not been possible to attract sufficiently qualified applicants from within the Civil Service with the necessary skills for investigation officer posts. This has led to jobs being advertised externally, a process which takes significantly longer as it requires necessary security vetting.</p><p>All posts are subject to the usual churn of staff, some of whom will seek opportunities elsewhere following a two or three-year term. It is, therefore, not surprising that with the establishment of the SCO office in 2015, a number of staff left the Ombudsman's office in the latter part of 2017. Around that time, an internal restructuring was also undertaken which has taken time to bed in.</p><p>The number of filled investigation officer posts has now increased to ten, with recruitment ongoing for the remaining post plus another that is due to become vacant in April 2019. I am also aware that the Ombudsman is reviewing her staffing requirements. A review of the office's case handling processes, without detriment to quality, will, I understand, form the basis for this.</p><p>To date, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has responded positively to any requests for additional staff from the Ombudsman, including throughout the period when recruitment in the MOD was subject to severe restrictions, and we will of course be happy to fully consider any further requests.</p><p>It will take time to collate the detailed information requested on the average length of investigations, recruitment to full-time investigator posts and sick leave. I will write to the hon. Member in due course.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
208852 more like this
208854 more like this
208857 more like this
208859 more like this
208860 more like this
209305 more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:47:00.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:47:00.073Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1490
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1041762
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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 Service Complaints Ombudsman: Sick Leave more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his letter of 15 January 2019 in relation to Question, how many staff in the Service Complaints Ombudsman's office have taken sick leave as a result of stress related illnesses; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 208854 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Service Complaints Ombudsman is provided with an annual budget from defence funds which, under the financial delegation given to her, is used to meet all the costs associated with her independent function.</p><p>The Ombudsman's office is staffed by Civil Servants and all job advertisements are posted on the Civil Service Jobs website at the earliest opportunity. On occasions, it has not been possible to attract sufficiently qualified applicants from within the Civil Service with the necessary skills for investigation officer posts. This has led to jobs being advertised externally, a process which takes significantly longer as it requires necessary security vetting.</p><p>All posts are subject to the usual churn of staff, some of whom will seek opportunities elsewhere following a two or three-year term. It is, therefore, not surprising that with the establishment of the SCO office in 2015, a number of staff left the Ombudsman's office in the latter part of 2017. Around that time, an internal restructuring was also undertaken which has taken time to bed in.</p><p>The number of filled investigation officer posts has now increased to ten, with recruitment ongoing for the remaining post plus another that is due to become vacant in April 2019. I am also aware that the Ombudsman is reviewing her staffing requirements. A review of the office's case handling processes, without detriment to quality, will, I understand, form the basis for this.</p><p>To date, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has responded positively to any requests for additional staff from the Ombudsman, including throughout the period when recruitment in the MOD was subject to severe restrictions, and we will of course be happy to fully consider any further requests.</p><p>It will take time to collate the detailed information requested on the average length of investigations, recruitment to full-time investigator posts and sick leave. I will write to the hon. Member in due course.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
208852 more like this
208853 more like this
208857 more like this
208859 more like this
208860 more like this
209305 more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:47:00.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:47:00.12Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1490
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1041765
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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 Service Complaints Ombudsman: Complaints more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his letter of 15 January 2019 in relation to Question 196768, what the average length of investigations held by each full-time investigator was; and how many complaints were received relating to the length of time investigations were taking in the office of the Service Complaint Ombudsman in each quarter from March 2017 to 30 September 2018; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 208857 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Service Complaints Ombudsman is provided with an annual budget from defence funds which, under the financial delegation given to her, is used to meet all the costs associated with her independent function.</p><p>The Ombudsman's office is staffed by Civil Servants and all job advertisements are posted on the Civil Service Jobs website at the earliest opportunity. On occasions, it has not been possible to attract sufficiently qualified applicants from within the Civil Service with the necessary skills for investigation officer posts. This has led to jobs being advertised externally, a process which takes significantly longer as it requires necessary security vetting.</p><p>All posts are subject to the usual churn of staff, some of whom will seek opportunities elsewhere following a two or three-year term. It is, therefore, not surprising that with the establishment of the SCO office in 2015, a number of staff left the Ombudsman's office in the latter part of 2017. Around that time, an internal restructuring was also undertaken which has taken time to bed in.</p><p>The number of filled investigation officer posts has now increased to ten, with recruitment ongoing for the remaining post plus another that is due to become vacant in April 2019. I am also aware that the Ombudsman is reviewing her staffing requirements. A review of the office's case handling processes, without detriment to quality, will, I understand, form the basis for this.</p><p>To date, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has responded positively to any requests for additional staff from the Ombudsman, including throughout the period when recruitment in the MOD was subject to severe restrictions, and we will of course be happy to fully consider any further requests.</p><p>It will take time to collate the detailed information requested on the average length of investigations, recruitment to full-time investigator posts and sick leave. I will write to the hon. Member in due course.</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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208852 more like this
208853 more like this
208854 more like this
208859 more like this
208860 more like this
209305 more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:47:00.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:47:00.167Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1490
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1041767
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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 Service Complaints Ombudsman more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his letter of 15 January 2019 in relation to Question 196768 and with reference to the 122 cases currently unallocated within Service Complaints Ombudsman's office, what plans he has to increase the resources available to that office; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 208859 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Service Complaints Ombudsman is provided with an annual budget from defence funds which, under the financial delegation given to her, is used to meet all the costs associated with her independent function.</p><p>The Ombudsman's office is staffed by Civil Servants and all job advertisements are posted on the Civil Service Jobs website at the earliest opportunity. On occasions, it has not been possible to attract sufficiently qualified applicants from within the Civil Service with the necessary skills for investigation officer posts. This has led to jobs being advertised externally, a process which takes significantly longer as it requires necessary security vetting.</p><p>All posts are subject to the usual churn of staff, some of whom will seek opportunities elsewhere following a two or three-year term. It is, therefore, not surprising that with the establishment of the SCO office in 2015, a number of staff left the Ombudsman's office in the latter part of 2017. Around that time, an internal restructuring was also undertaken which has taken time to bed in.</p><p>The number of filled investigation officer posts has now increased to ten, with recruitment ongoing for the remaining post plus another that is due to become vacant in April 2019. I am also aware that the Ombudsman is reviewing her staffing requirements. A review of the office's case handling processes, without detriment to quality, will, I understand, form the basis for this.</p><p>To date, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has responded positively to any requests for additional staff from the Ombudsman, including throughout the period when recruitment in the MOD was subject to severe restrictions, and we will of course be happy to fully consider any further requests.</p><p>It will take time to collate the detailed information requested on the average length of investigations, recruitment to full-time investigator posts and sick leave. I will write to the hon. Member in due course.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
208852 more like this
208853 more like this
208854 more like this
208857 more like this
208860 more like this
209305 more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:47:00.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:47:00.213Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1490
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1041769
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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 Service Complaints Ombudsman: Recruitment more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to his letter of 15 January 2019 in relation to Question 196768, what (a) the average number of applications made for vacant full-time investigator posts was and (b) the average length of time from a post being advertised and an appointment made was in the office of the Service Complaints Ombudsman from 31 March 2017 to 30 September 2018; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 208860 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Service Complaints Ombudsman is provided with an annual budget from defence funds which, under the financial delegation given to her, is used to meet all the costs associated with her independent function.</p><p>The Ombudsman's office is staffed by Civil Servants and all job advertisements are posted on the Civil Service Jobs website at the earliest opportunity. On occasions, it has not been possible to attract sufficiently qualified applicants from within the Civil Service with the necessary skills for investigation officer posts. This has led to jobs being advertised externally, a process which takes significantly longer as it requires necessary security vetting.</p><p>All posts are subject to the usual churn of staff, some of whom will seek opportunities elsewhere following a two or three-year term. It is, therefore, not surprising that with the establishment of the SCO office in 2015, a number of staff left the Ombudsman's office in the latter part of 2017. Around that time, an internal restructuring was also undertaken which has taken time to bed in.</p><p>The number of filled investigation officer posts has now increased to ten, with recruitment ongoing for the remaining post plus another that is due to become vacant in April 2019. I am also aware that the Ombudsman is reviewing her staffing requirements. A review of the office's case handling processes, without detriment to quality, will, I understand, form the basis for this.</p><p>To date, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has responded positively to any requests for additional staff from the Ombudsman, including throughout the period when recruitment in the MOD was subject to severe restrictions, and we will of course be happy to fully consider any further requests.</p><p>It will take time to collate the detailed information requested on the average length of investigations, recruitment to full-time investigator posts and sick leave. I will write to the hon. Member in due course.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
208852 more like this
208853 more like this
208854 more like this
208857 more like this
208859 more like this
209305 more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:47:00.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:47:00.277Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1490
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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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
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star this property hansard heading Royal Tank Regiment: Death more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has issued a response to HM Senior Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull in relation to the Regulation 28 report, dated 17 July 2018 on the deaths of two members of the Royal Tank Regiment on 14 June 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
star this property uin 208873 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Yes, the Secretary of State for Defence issued a response to HM Senior Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull within the required 56 days following the Prevention of Future Deaths Report.</p> more like this
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 2019-01-23T16:06:57.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T16:06:57.597Z
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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 Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this