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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much (1) the Royal Navy, (2) the army, and (3) the Royal Air Force, are under strength. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The current strength of the Armed Forces as at 1 April 2019 is give<ins class="ministerial">n</ins> in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Service</p></td><td><p>Trained Strength</p></td><td><p>Workforce Requirement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</p></td><td><p>29,224</p></td><td><p>30,568</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army</p></td><td><p>75,070</p></td><td><p>82,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Air Force</p></td><td><p>30,010</p></td><td><p>31,756</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Trained Strength comprises military personnel who have completed Phase 1 and 2 training for Royal Navy/Royal Marines, the Army (prior to 1 October 2016) and the Royal Air Force. Following the change in definition of trained strength for Army, from 1 October 2016, trained strength for the Army comprises of personnel who have completed Phase 1 training.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence remains committed to maintaining the overall size of the Armed Forces and we have a range of measures under way to improve recruitment and retention. The challenge is kept under constant review.</p><p>Importantly the Services continue to meet all their current commitments, keeping the country and its interests safe.</p><p> </p><p>The strength of the Armed Forces is published every three months and can be found in the UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Z
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less than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Russia: G7 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the possible readmission of Russia to the G7. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL17598 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The United Kingdom is very clear that Russia cannot return to the G7 while it continues its destabilising activity in Ukraine, as well as wider malign activity, including in Salisbury last year, and in Syria. The United Kingdom strongly defended this position at the G7 Summit last month. This is not the moment to relax pressure on Russia.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:27:13.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:27:13.103Z
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less than 2019-10-01T10:51:06.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:51:06.17Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: USA more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of the United States and China about the impact on the world economy of their current trade dispute. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL17596 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The UK is concerned by the impacts of the current trade dispute between the governments of the US and China, and is clear that nobody benefits from trade wars. We continue to raise our concerns about the trade dispute with both parties, and to work closely with them on our bilateral trade and investment relationships.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:27:46.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:27:46.737Z
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less than 2019-10-01T10:51:46.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:51:46.527Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Kashmir: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of India about the Presidential Order on 5 August which made Article 370 of the Constitution of India inoperative. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We are following the serious situation in Kashmir closely. Events in Kashmir can have regional and international implications and we urge calm and caution from all. We are in regular contact with the Government of India. The Prime Minister has spoken with Prime Minister Modi of India on this issue. He stressed that Her Majesty's Government's position on Kashmir remains unchanged and underlined the importance of dialogue. In addition, the Foreign Secretary spoke with his Indian counterpart, Dr Jaishankar, on 7 August. He expressed concerns about the situation in Kashmir and called for calm. I have also spoken with the Indian High Commissioner regarding the situation.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:27:28.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:27:28.063Z
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less than 2019-10-01T10:51:30.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:51:30.367Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran: Nuclear Power more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to maintain the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement with Iran. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL17710 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government is committed to preserving the Iran nuclear deal (JCPoA) as the best way of preventing a nuclear-armed Iran. We are deeply concerned by Iran’s steps to reduce compliance with the deal and are working with remaining parties to address this. We are also working hard to deliver the sanctions relief envisaged under the terms of the JCPoA as part of our efforts to encourage Iran to return to full compliance with the deal.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:24:59.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:24:59.193Z
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less than 2019-10-01T10:43:37.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:43:37.087Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to raise the issue of human rights at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
star this property answer text <p>We are engaging with the Commonwealth Secretariat, other member states and organisations from across the Commonwealth to agree an agenda for next year's Heads of Government meeting. In this respect papers have been circulated on <del class="ministerial">five</del> <ins class="ministerial">four</ins> key pillars on which the agenda may be progressed. These are prosperity (trade), sustainability, security and fairness. The final pillar of fairness<del class="ministerial"> is</del> <ins class="ministerial">(</ins>subject to agreement with member states and the secretariat<ins class="ministerial">)</ins> provides substan​tial scope for the important issue of human rights to be raised.</p><p>The Government believes that the Commonwealth is a force for good around the world, through its promotion of freedom, democracy, and human rights as enshrined in the Commonwealth Charter. The UK-hosted 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will encourage all Commonwealth members to uphold these values.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T14:58:11.11Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T14:58:11.11Z
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less than 2017-10-26T16:19:30.543Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-26T16:19:30.543Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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25277
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Army units are stationed in Scotland; and where those units are located. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem 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 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Army footprint in Scotland consists of:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The Army Personnel Centre;</li><li>Headquarters 51<sup>st</sup> Brigade;</li><li>Seven Regular units, including a detachment of the Royal Military Police;</li><li>Sixteen Reserve units, and a Reserve recruit training unit;</li><li>Four University Officer Training Corps;</li><li>Eight Army Cadet Force (ACF) battalions, and two independent sub units;</li><li>Fifteen Combined Cadet Force sections.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The location of these units is given in the attached table.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:19:31.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:19:31.973Z
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star this property file name PQ 07090.docx more like this
star this property title Army Units in Scotland more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the current status of the programme for the purchase and deployment of the F-35 jet fighter plane. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL867 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 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>We have taken delivery of 11 F-35B aircraft and expect to have 14 by the end of 2017. The UK programme remains on track, and within time and cost approvals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T14:49:49.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T14:49:49.703Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the current strength of each battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL865 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 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The strength of each battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland as at 1 May 2017 is shown below. There are 500 personnel of the Royal Regiment of Scotland who are not currently on Regimental Duty within it and therefore not included.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Battalion</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 SCOTS</p></td><td><p>390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2 SCOTS</p></td><td><p>500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3 SCOTS</p></td><td><p>540</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 SCOTS</p></td><td><p>630</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5 SCOTS Balaklava Company</p></td><td><p>90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6 SCOTS</p></td><td><p>390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7 SCOTS</p></td><td><p>450</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Caveats:</p><p> </p><p>Figures are for Trade Trained Regular Personnel for the Regular batallions (1 SCOTS-5 SCOTS).</p><p> </p><p>6 SCOTS and 7 SCOTS are Army Reserve batallions and include both Trained and Untrained Future Reserve 2020 personnel.</p><p> </p><p>Figures include all Arms/Services attached to the battalions.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 10; numbers ending in “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T13:57:19.127Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T13:57:19.127Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the individual cost of the remaining F-35 fighter jets which they intend to acquire. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem 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 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The cost of an F-35 aircraft is published when the Joint Programme Office (JPO) lets a contract. The cost of aircraft to be procured in future contracts is still to be negotiated. I am witholding information relating to cost estimates as its disclosure would prejudice commercial interests.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T13:37:43.307Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T13:37:43.307Z
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