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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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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 World War I: Anniversaries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to commemorate the scuttling of the German Fleet at Scapa Flow in June 1919. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Royal Navy provided support to the Orkney Islands Council 'Scapa 100' commemorative events on 21 June 2019. The commemorations remembered the fifteen German lives lost as a result of the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet on 21 June 1919.</p><p>Ceremonial dives were conducted by Royal Navy and German Navy divers to place wreaths on SMS DRESDEN. Royal Navy and German Navy representatives attended a commemorative service at the Royal Naval Cemetery in Lyness where the Royal Marines Band Service, together with the German Navy Band, provided the music.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-25T14:36:51.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:36:51.66Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Military Bases 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, what steps his Department is taking to maintain the reduction in the number of wild birds illegally trapped on the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 242813 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 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) Administration continues to make significant efforts to prevent the trapping and killing of wild birds in the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus, using increased enforcement and denial of trapping opportunities. These were recently recognised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and BirdLife Cyprus, with an estimated 70% reduction in bird trapping in the SBA last year and a significant decrease in bird deaths from 880,000 in 2016 to 121,000 in 2018. The SBA Police continues to seek improved evidence collection using enhanced surveillance equipment, resulting in greater fixed penalty notices or court sentences. The programme of seizing bird trapping equipment continues, as will the extensive patrolling by the SBA Police during the migratory seasons. The SBA Administration will remove piping laid by bird trappers to illegally irrigate invasive acacia trees used to attract birds. To-date, approximately 89 kilometres of irrigation piping within the Cape Pyla range area in the Dhekelia SBA has been removed, which has resulted in significant die-back of acacia trees. Subject to assessments on safety and security, acacia trees will also continue to be removed from the Special Areas of Conservation in the SBA. The SBA Administration is also developing a management plan for Cape Pyla, which will examine the opportunities to improve habitat management for the migratory birds and explore any eco-tourism initiatives that might arise. All opportunities will be taken to enhance the excellent cooperation between the SBA Administration, the RSPB, BirdLife Cyprus and other NGOs involved in preventing illegal bird trapping.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-04-23T15:34:12.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T15:34:12.7Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations 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, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the US Administration on the unlawful exhumation and removal of historical British military sites in Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 229159 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>We condemn the improper removal of objects from historical sites. Such a case was brought to our attention in 2013 and UK officials raised the issue with the US Department of Defense at the time. The UK has since commenced collaboration with the US on Cultural Property Protection training.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-03-12T16:33:22.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:33:22.307Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Recruitment 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, what recent progress has been made on (a) bringing the defence recruiting system up to full operating capability and (b) meeting recruitment targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 164397 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 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Capita, working closely with all three single Services, has rectified all significant Defence Recruiting System (DRS) defects identified since it went live in November 2017. Some remaining issues relating to DRS interfaces with existing Ministry of Defence IT systems are not impacting on the ability of candidates to apply and join the Armed Forces and will be resolved soon. Application numbers have returned to pre-DRS levels.</p><p> </p><p>The Army recruited over 9,000 people (Regular and Reserves) in 2017-18 and application numbers continue to perform strongly, supported by the 'Belonging' marketing campaign. The focus is now on improving the application to enlistment conversion rate. Working with Capita, the Army has implemented a new operating model which is less centralised and provides increased support to candidates. The Army is also taking steps to reduce the time it takes a candidate to move from application to being allocated a training place.</p><p>I continue to monitor the situation closely.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2018-07-24T15:09:50.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-24T15:09:50.247Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Gurkhas: Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the pension actuarially of Gurkha's who transferred to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme is 23 to 36 per cent for service that took place prior to 1st July 1997. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 162534 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 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answer text <p>To be eligible for the Gurkha Offer to Transfer (GOTT) in 2007/8, a Gurkha had to have served in the Army on or after 1 July 1997.</p><p>The service credits applied under the GOTT to service pre-July 1997 were based on actuarial assumptions calculated by the Government Actuary's Department and accepted by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). This is normal practice across the public services for those transferring between pension schemes.</p><p>The assumptions took into account differences in benefit structures between the Gurkha Pension Scheme and the Armed Forces Pension Scheme, including age on joining, length of service and mortality rates.</p><p>Legal challenges to the terms of the GOTT, up to the European Court of Human Rights, were rejected, with MOD's view that the transfer terms were fair and reasonable being upheld.</p><p>No pension value was removed from any Gurkha as a result of the GOTT.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
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less than 2018-07-17T15:16:20.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T15:16:20.357Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Military Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to provide military support to NATO allies in (a) Estonia and (b) Iceland in the next 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 153251 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 2018-06-20more like thismore than 2018-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK provides military support to its NATO Allies in many ways, and the next 12 months will be no different. For example, in Estonia the UK will continue to be the Framework Nation for NATO's enhanced Forward Presence, with an 800-strong armoured battlegroup deployed there. We will also conduct Air Policing from Estonia and Iceland in 2019. In addition, UK forces will take part in range of exercises and training activities with their Estonian and Icelandic counterparts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2018-06-20T15:07:14.173Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-20T15:07:14.173Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Recruitment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to recruit (a) more engineers and (b) intelligence specialists in the armed forces. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 153253 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces are proactively recruiting and training individuals as engineers and intelligence specialists to meet the needs of Defence. There is a competitive market for such skills and we have introduced a range of measures to support our recruitment and retention efforts. These include remunerative measures such as targeted Golden Hellos and enhanced bursary schemes; the use of specialist recruiting teams, enhanced digital marketing campaigns, pioneering lateral entry at more senior grades for trained professionals and accelerated apprenticeship schemes.</p><p>In addition, and distinct from recruiting, the Ministry of Defence is fully engaged in youth STEM outreach activity as part of the UK national effort, to ensure that the talent pipeline has sufficient numbers from which then to recruit. This is underpinned by the launch of the Defence Youth STEM engagement strategy in 2016, and subsequent support to cross-Government initiatives such as the Department for Transport led Year of Engineering and the Department for Education led STEM oversight board.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2018-06-19T15:03:59.883Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T15:03:59.883Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Monuments: Occupied Territories more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will establish a permanent memorial to British servicemen and women who lost their lives in Palestine during the lead-up to Israel's independence. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord 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 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, Staffordshire, already hosts a memorial to those British Service personnel who served in Palestine, erected by the Palestine Veterans' Association in 2001. The Government has no plans to create a further memorial at any other location.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T13:57:09.503Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T13:57:09.503Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this