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star this property date less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Army 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 estimate he has made of the total savings to the public purse of reductions in the number of Army personnel since the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 71999 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-05-02more like thismore than 2017-05-02
star this property answer text <p><B>The House of Commons was prorogued before the earliest date of answer for this Question.</B></p> more like this
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less than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Advisory Services more like this
star this property house id 1 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, when he intends to lay before the House a Statutory Instrument to reflect the establishment of the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees; and if he will make statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 205921 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 2014-08-20more like thismore than 2014-08-20
star this property answer text <p>It is our intention to change legislation to reflect the establishment of the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees. The Armed Forces Bill 2015 represents the most likely opportunity to make the change through primary legislation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-08-20T09:59:21.3089821Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-20T09:59:21.3089821Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Rehabilitation 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, what steps he is taking to ensure that service personnel are effectively reintegrated into society following active service duty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 205910 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 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has robust measures in place to prepare our Service personnel for civilian life. As Lord Ashcroft highlighted in his recent review of transition arrangements, the vast majority of Service leavers make a successful transition.<br><br>All Service leavers are entitled to resettlement assistance from the Ministry of Defence funded Career Transition Partnership (CTP). We work with all industry sectors to offer Service leavers a range of employment options through the creation of partnerships with major organisations such as BAE Systems, Jaguar, Siemens and Google. The CTP helped 85% of Service leavers find sustainable employment within six months of leaving the Armed Forces in 2013-14. <br><br>The MOD supports a range of schemes to help Service leavers secure appropriate accommodation, and provides briefings on housing and finance. The £200 million Forces Help to Buy scheme began on 1 April 2014, meaning that Servicemen and women can now borrow up to 50% of their salary, up to a maximum of £25,000, interest free, providing a boost to those needing to find a deposit to buy their own home. In February 2014, LIBOR funding of £40 million was announced to support charities which assist veterans with housing needs. Projects are expected to include hostels and half-way houses for veterans, supported housing for the wounded, injured and sick, and long-term care homes.<br><br>The Veterans UK Helpline can provide advice on a wide range of issues, including healthcare, accommodation, training and benefits. The helpline can be reached on 0808 1914 218.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-10-06T15:21:22.5132705Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-06T15:21:22.5132705Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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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 hansard heading Teachers: Veterans more like this
star this property house id 1 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 encourage veterans to consider teaching as a post-service career option. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 207697 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 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has robust measures in place to prepare our Service personnel for civilian life as well as addressing any accommodation, employment, welfare, health and domestic needs and concerns. While in Service, our personnel can receive skills, qualifications and experience accredited to nationally recognised standards to ease the transition back into the civilian workplace. <br><br>The MOD and the Department for Education have worked closely together on the Troops for Teachers Programme. This is a coherent programme that Service leavers can use to access teaching opportunities to increase the number of high-quality Service leavers joining the teaching profession. The MOD and the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) (the MOD’s employment support partner for personnel leaving the Armed Forces) promote the programme through various channels including CTP organised career events for Service personnel; through internal Defence media (such as the Defence Intranet); and through resettlement briefings which take place at CTP centres across the UK. The CTP continues to be successful. Of those personnel who access the CTP, 85% are in employment within six months of them leaving the Armed Forces.<br><br>The new two-year, school-based Troops to Teachers programme started in January 2014 and has been designed and developed together with a group of outstanding schools and initial teacher training providers and with the CTP. It uses a rigorous assessment, selection and recruitment process to identify those Service leavers with the potential to become outstanding teachers. This process also recognises the professional skills Service leavers already have and provides training to make best use of and further develop them in schools. Good progress was made in recruiting 41 eligible Service leavers for the first cohort of this scheme. Trainees in the first cohort are in their second term of school-based training and feedback from host schools has been positive.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-10-06T15:35:42.4125885Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-06T15:35:42.4125885Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 hansard heading Iraq 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 estimate he has made of the length of time that UK military forces will be engaged in Iraq. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 210383 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 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has been clear that dealing with this threat will take time and patience. Our intention is to provide support to the Iraqi government while we believe it to be both needed and the Iraqi government still requests it. The UK airstrikes and other military support shows the UK will play its part in standing against ISIL.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:56:30.803Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:56:30.803Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading NATO Countries: Defence 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, what recent steps he has taken to encourage NATO allies to meet the pledge to spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 236350 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 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>At the 2014 NATO Wales Summit, all Allies signed the Defence Investment Pledge (DIP) to spend 2% of GDP on defence and 20% of that on major equipment by 2024. The UK fully supports the DIP and has been clear on the need for increased defence spending in the Alliance to meet an evolving and complex security environment. The UK welcomed the Secretary General's recent announcement that non-US Allies will spend an extra $100 billion on defence over 2016-2020, and $350 billion by 2024. However, the UK remains clear that this upward trend must continue and regularly engages with Allies at all levels on this. For example, I spoke on the issue of burden sharing at the February NATO Defence Ministerial, where I welcomed progress already made and urged Allies to do more to meet their commitments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Gavin Williamson more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T14:52:46.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:52:46.68Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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 hansard heading Armed Forces: Sexual Offences 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, what steps he is taking to tackle the increase in sexual offences in the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 239327 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 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence and our Armed Forces are absolutely clear there is no place for sexual offending. We expect the highest standards of behaviour from our Service personnel. Inappropriate behaviour is downright unacceptable and it stands in stark contrast with everything the Armed Forces represent. Anyone found to have committed a sexual offence will be dealt with appropriately and will face the full force of the law.</p><p> </p><p>The Armed Forces are committed to addressing the issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault through a range of actions, including awareness campaigns and training presentations around sexual consent.</p><p> </p><p>To make sure that all inappropriate behaviour, including sexual assault, is tackled across the Services a report has been launched which will be led by Air Marshal Michael Wigston. The objectives of the Report are threefold: to understand the current evidence regarding inappropriate behaviour across the services; to make recommendations on what can be done to ensure and reassure, the Armed Forces are an inclusive and modern employer; and, to identify areas for further action, including potential improvements to controls, processes or policy.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the great courage it takes to come forward and report a sexual offence. Personnel who come forward can have full confidence that all allegations are thoroughly investigated; Commanding Officers must always refer any allegation of rape and sexual assault, or any other offence which may have a sexual element, to the Service Police.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Gavin Williamson more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T16:36:12.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T16:36:12.557Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Defence: Finance 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, what recent assessment his Department has made as to whether the 2 per cent of GDP spending target is sufficient to meet UK defence needs over the next 20 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 117741 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 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
star this property answer text <p>The commitment to spend 2% of GDP on Defence came after a thorough examination of threats and risks, after which the Government decided on an appropriate level of funding. The 2% commitment should be seen as a base and not a target.</p><p>The Government are committed to spending 2% of GDP on Defence until 2022. Commitments on Defence spending beyond this point will be laid out in future Spending Reviews.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Gavin Williamson more like this
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less than 2017-12-13T17:51:26.71Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-13T17:51:26.71Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
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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 hansard heading Singapore: Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the future of security and defence cooperation between the UK and Singapore following the Shangri La Dialogue Asia Security Summit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 154622 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>I was pleased to sign a Defence Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore whilst attending the Shangri La Dialogue Asia Security Summit. This MOU formalises our existing close defence and security relationship and outlines continued cooperation in areas such as Cyber, Non-Conventional Warfare, Counter-Terrorism, Counter-IED, Maritime Security and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations. It also reaffirms our cooperation in science, technology and capability development ensuring that our nations continue to work together.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Gavin Williamson more like this
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less than 2018-06-20T15:10:18.423Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-20T15:10:18.423Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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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 hansard heading Armed Forces more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK remains a tier one military power. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 160132 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 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answer text <p>This Government is absolutely committed to maintaining the UK's status as a 'tier 1' military power. The plans and policies set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review confirmed our commitment to maintain our world leading military status, and the Modernising Defence Programme aims to strengthen Defence and our Armed Forces further.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Gavin Williamson more like this
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less than 2018-07-10T15:14:28.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-10T15:14:28.45Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this
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