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star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
star 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, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2015 to Question HL1125 on Saudi Arabia: Yemen, how many precision-guided weapons of what type are being provided to Saudi Arabian armed forces; what procedures are in place to monitor the use of such weapons by Saudi Arabian armed forces; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 7584 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>We do not routinely reveal the exact numbers of precision guided weapons being provided to the Saudi authorities as to do so would prejudice commercial interests, and also to protect Saudi operational security. The release of this information would be a matter for the Saudi authorities.</p><p>The UK aims to operate one of the most rigorous and transparent export control regimes in the world. Each licence application is rigorously assessed using internationally recognised criteria. The Saudis have provided repeated assurances to us that they will be used in compliance with international humanitarian law and we continue to engage with them on those assurances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T15:30:16.143Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T15:30:16.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
390738
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Yemen: Military Intervention 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 Answer of 9 September to Question 207819 on Saudi Arabia, what roles British personnel stationed in Saudi Arabia are carrying out in support of the Saudi armed forces military operations in Yemen; what steps he has taken to ensure that such military operations are not in breech of international humanitarian law; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 7583 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK provides routine teams of personnel to support Saudi Arabia, under existing government-to-government arrangements. None of these personnel are participating directly in Saudi military operations. We currently have:</p><p>11 personnel providing mentoring and advice to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, as part of the British Military Mission to the Saudi Arabian National Guard.</p><p>18 military and 19 civilian personnel working on the Saudi Arabia National Guard Communications Project to acquire and support, modern communications capabilities for the Saudi Arabian National Guard.</p><p>76 military and 42 civilian personnel working on the Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Projects, supporting the United Kingdom's commitment to the defence of Saudi Arabia through the supply of modern military aircraft, naval vessels, weapons and associated support services to the Saudi Armed Forces.</p><p>In addition to these personnel, we have also deployed a small number of liaison personnel in Saudi and coalition Air and Maritime Headquarters. This includes personnel in the Maritime Coalition Coordination Centre in Bahrain to help ease the flow of humanitarian aid into Yemen.</p><p>We have received assurances from the Saudis that they are complying with International Humanitarian Law and we continue to engage with them on those assurances.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T15:33:37.06Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T15:33:37.06Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
437062
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Yemen: Military Intervention 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 his Department has made an assessment of the accuracy of reports by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch that a UK-produced bomb was used in an airstrike against a civilian factory in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Margaret Ferrier more like this
star this property uin 19547 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 2015-12-18more like thismore than 2015-12-18
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the allegation that a ceramics factory in Sana'a Governorate was attacked on 23 September 2015 causing civilian casualties and are monitoring this alleged incident.</p><p>In doing so, the Ministry of Defence is considering a range of evidence from Government sources, foreign governments, the media and international non-governmental organisations. Our consideration of this allegation is on going.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2015-12-18T12:01:49.623Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-18T12:01:49.623Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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4386
star this property label Biography information for Margaret Ferrier more like this
446255
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Yemen: Military Intervention 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 assistance British service personnel are providing to Saudi Arabian forces in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 23505 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 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have a long history of defence cooperation. As part of this long standing relationship, the RAF provides training and shares best practice to the Royal Saudi Air Force, including training on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) compliant targeting.</p><p>In addition we have provided guidance and advice to the Saudis on their processes to ensure continued compliance with IHL.</p><p>Finally the UK has deployed a small number of military personnel serving as Liaison Officers in Saudi headquarters. Their role is to build our relationship and provide insight into Saudi operations. Liaison Officers are not involved in directing or conducting operations in Yemen or selecting targets and are not involved in the Saudi targeting decision-making process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-01-25T16:24:51.003Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-25T16:24:51.003Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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1484
star this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
449796
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Yemen: Military Intervention 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 British military advisers have been present in control rooms of the Saudi-led coalition engaged in conflict in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Argyll and Bute more like this
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Brendan O'Hara more like this
star this property uin 25327 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 2016-02-05more like thismore than 2016-02-05
star this property answer text <p>We have deployed a small number of military personnel serving as liaison officers in Saudi headquarters to provide insight into Saudi operations. They remain under UK command and control. These liaison officers are not involved in the targeting process - whether it be the selection, decision making or directing.</p><p>British personnel are not involved in carrying out strikes, directing or conducting operations in Yemen or selecting targets and are not involved in the Saudi targeting decision-making process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-02-05T13:21:46.767Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-05T13:21:46.767Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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4371
star this property label Biography information for Brendan O'Hara more like this
513236
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-15more like thismore than 2016-04-15
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Yemen: Military Intervention 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 number of airstrikes that have been conducted by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 34248 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 2016-04-20more like thismore than 2016-04-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a small number of military personnel serving as liaison officers to Saudi headquarters to provide insight into Saudi operations. The UK is not a member of the coalition and the release of operational data is a matter for the coalition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-04-20T15:00:19.45Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-20T15:00:19.45Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
513999
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-04-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Yemen: Military Intervention 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 representations he has made to the government of Saudi Arabia on the designation of the Yemeni cities Sa'da and Marran as military targets by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition on 8 May 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 34726 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 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes all allegations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations very seriously and we have emphasised the importance of full compliance with IHL to the Saudi Government and other members of the military coalition on several occasions. We have provided training and advice to the coalition to support continued compliance with IHL and minimise civilian casualties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-04-26T16:08:39.113Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-26T16:08:39.113Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
484342
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Yazidis: Military Aid more like this
star 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, what (a) training and (b) materiel support is being provided by his Department to Yazidi militia forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
star this property uin 32103 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 2016-03-29more like thismore than 2016-03-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK is working with the government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government to ensure they are better able to protect their own diverse population, including the Yazidi and other minority communities. We have not provided any support directly to Yazidi militia forces.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-03-29T14:58:04.937Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-29T14:58:04.937Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-06more like thismore than 2016-01-06
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 West Africa: Piracy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the armed forces are taking in cooperation with other countries to prevent piracy off the coast of West Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 21350 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 2016-01-14more like thismore than 2016-01-14
star this property answer text <p>Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, as well as Short Term Training Teams (STTTs), work episodically to assist in building the capacity of maritime forces in West Africa in order that they may mitigate a range of security threats, including piracy. In 2015 HMS DRAGON, HMS LANCASTER and RFA GOLD ROVER delivered capacity-building training to maritime forces in Angola, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo. In partnership with US maritime forces, STTTs conducted training in Angola, Cameroon, Gabon and Ghana while bilateral training was delivered in Mauritania, Morocco and Nigeria. In 2016/17 there are plans for RFA GOLD ROVER and HMS PORTLAND to continue these capacity building efforts and for an STTT to return to Nigeria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-01-14T16:19:57.85Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-14T16:19:57.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Weapons 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 steps he is taking to increase the UK's counter- (a) chemical, (b) biological (c) radiological and (d) nuclear capabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency The Wrekin more like this
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Mark Pritchard more like this
star this property uin 274 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 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has a range of capabilities which contribute to the Government's overall strategy to counter the Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threat. Defence has a number of programmes in train to enhance its Counter-CBRN capabilities to detect and remove CBRN threats and to protect UK Forces in the event of an attack. Building on existing capabilities, this will deliver a UK response that includes: early warning and detection, individual and collective protection, treatment and post-crisis management, and intelligence and analysis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T16:19:17.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T16:19:17.477Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Pritchard more like this