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star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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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
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star this property hansard heading Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers 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, on what date the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s Tide-Class tankers (a) Tidesurge, (b) Tidespring, (c) Tidewave and (d) Tideforce completed their first Replenishment At Sea exercise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
unstar this property uin 276528 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Each Tide Class tanker conducted their first Replenishment at Sea on the following dates:</p><p>RFA TIDESPRING replenished RFA WAVE KNIGHT on 13 November 2017.</p><p>RFA TIDERACE replenished HMS SOMERSET on 21 July 2018.</p><p>RFA TIDESURGE replenished HMS DEFENDER on 16 February 2019.</p><p>RFA TIDEFORCE replenished RFA FORT VICTORIA on 1-2 May 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-17T15:12:44.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:12:44.393Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1138497
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Arctic: 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, when she plans to publish the Defence Arctic Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
unstar this property uin 276171 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Strategy, which will be titled The UK's Defence Contribution in the High North, will be published shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T15:25:21.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:25:21.897Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1138125
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 EU Defence Policy 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 assessment he has made of the potential effect on parliamentary accountability of the EU defence structures that the UK has joined since the EU referendum in 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
unstar this property uin 275696 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to ensure that parliamentary accountability for UK-EU defence cooperation is maintained. In addition to the public speeches made by the Prime Minister and the white paper of last July, the Government provided further clarification in September, in its response to the House of Commons Defence Committee report, on its proposals for a future security partnership with the EU. The Government has also participated in parliamentary debates or hearings on Permanent Structured Cooperation last April, Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Operation Sophia last June, the European Defence Industrial Development Programme last November and on CSDP missions and operations in May this year. The Government will continue to provide regular updates to both European Scrutiny Committees in Parliament.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T13:42:00.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:42:00.017Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1137765
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 EU Defence Policy 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 recent assessment she has made of the merits of UK participation in EU defence structures after the UK has left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
unstar this property uin 275127 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU, we remain committed to playing a leading role on Euro-Atlantic security. NATO remains the cornerstone of our defence. Nonetheless, the UK and the EU will continue to face common threats, which are evolving and growing in complexity, and we share the same values. That is why we have agreed the outline terms, through the Political Declaration, of a flexible and scalable future UK-EU security partnership to cooperate as a sovereign third country with EU partners on a case-by-case basis where there is a clear shared interest.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T13:44:13.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:44:13.333Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1137822
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Army 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, by what criteria or process her Department chose 82,000 as the optimum number of personnel for the army. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
unstar this property uin 275137 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The proposal for a regular Army of 82,000 emerged from work that followed the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T13:43:46.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:43:46.367Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1137823
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Armed Forces 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, how many full-time personnel are currently in the three branches of the UK's armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
unstar this property uin 275138 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence publishes quarterly Service Personnel statistics which include the requested information. The latest edition, with figures as at 1 April 2019, can be found at the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T15:16:47.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:16:47.763Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1137887
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Military Exercises 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 the timetable is for the conclusion of Operation Sea Breeze. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 275152 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Exercise SEA BREEZE concluded on 12 July 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T15:15:27.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:15:27.023Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1137889
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Estonia: Military Exercises more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force demonstrations her Department plans to conduct in Estonia in the next two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 275154 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK led Joint Expeditionary Force provides, through collaboration with the partnering nations, an increased profile and presence in the Baltic Sea and High North region across multiple domains. Both operationally and through collective training, the UK's engagement in the coming years will be characterised by smaller scale, but more frequent activities in co-operation with all regional partners, of which Estonia is an important member. The opportunities and frequency of participation by Estonia is being reviewed through regular consultations at both the political and military level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T15:06:47.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:06:47.137Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1137890
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Army Reserve: Training 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 she is taking to increase the integration of Army Reserve units in training exercises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 275155 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Army continues to integrate the Army Reserve into the Army and Defence training exercise programme in both participating and supporting roles. The Army Reserve is involved in all of the Army's collective training exercises. All reserve overseas training exercises have an element of Regular Army participation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T15:05:47.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:05:47.29Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1137891
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Army Reserve: Training 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 funding her Department plans to provide for Reserve Army training in each of the next five financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 275156 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Army has budgeted over £100 million for Army Reserve training for the current financial year. This covers Army Reserve Units only and does not include training for Reservists in staff roles in Brigade or Army HQ which would be picked up by the parent unit. The Reserve training budget provides for activity such as classroom-based lessons, physical training, trade training and field exercises. Future budget allocations will be made through our normal financial planning process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T15:04:52.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:04:52.643Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1137340
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What progress is being made on the delivery to the UK of the Poseidon MRA Mk1 (P-8A) aircraft. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Douglas Ross more like this
unstar this property uin 911783 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Initial build of the first UK aircraft is complete. Painted in RAF livery, its first flight is scheduled for later this week. Delivery, as the RAF’s first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, is expected in October. Manufacture of the second aircraft, for delivery in January 2020, is under way.</p><p> </p><p>The first two aircrew courses have graduated and engineering training is ongoing. Construction of support infrastructure at RAF Lossiemouth is also continuing apace, so significant progress is being made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T16:32:22.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:32:22.847Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Douglas Ross more like this
1137342
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 National Security more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps her Department is taking to protect the UK from hybrid threats by hostile states and actors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sedgefield more like this
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Phil Wilson more like this
unstar this property uin 911785 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Hybrid threats present themselves in many domains. Therefore, we utilise a ‘whole of government’ approach to protecting the UK against such activity. The MOD works collaboratively with other government departments, in line with Fusion Doctrine, to support this approach.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that the UK continues to work with and support our international partners in NATO and the EU, contributing to and drawing upon the different tools of these organisations to protect against hybrid threats.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T16:31:02.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:31:02.91Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Phil Wilson more like this
1137603
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 EU Common Foreign and Security Policy 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, if she will place a copy of the most recent UK National Implementation Plan under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy in the Library; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
unstar this property uin 274456 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>National Implementation Plans under the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) may refer to either Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) or civilian CSDP. As the UK is not a PESCO participating Member State and is not subject to the PESCO binding commitments, we have not developed a National Implementation Plan for PESCO. We are considering whether a National Implementation Plan for civilian CSDP is required before the UK leaves the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T15:08:06.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:08:06.197Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1136532
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Military Alliances more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the future of the UK-Saudi defence relationship. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
unstar this property uin 272884 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Saudi Arabia is a key ally in a strategically important region. It is an important partner in trade and investment, education, counter terrorism, defence, and energy security. We are committed to maintaining and developing the relationship.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T16:33:03.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:33:03.14Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1136534
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the security situation in Iran. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
unstar this property uin 272886 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We are extremely concerned by Iran's breach of the nuclear deal and we are working intensively to keep the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in place.</p><p>We remain clear that the nuclear deal is still the best option in the interests of global security. It is critical that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons and this deal makes the world a safer place by taking the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran off the table.</p><p>Iranian attacks on tankers in the Gulf and a US drone violate international norms and increase the risk of escalation by miscalculation. We are continuing to use all diplomatic channels to work with the international community to restore maritime security in the Gulf and de-escalate regional tensions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T16:34:22.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:34:22.353Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1136536
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Warfare more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the UK’s ability to defend itself against cyber-attacks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
unstar this property uin 272888 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Cyber is a tier 1 threat and remains a national priority. The National Cyber Security Strategy, published on 1 November 2016, sets out ambitious policies to protect the UK in cyber space, supported by a £1.9 billion transformational investment. Our vision for 2021 is that the UK is secure and resilient to cyber threats, prosperous and confident in the digital world.</p><p>To operate and defend our networks and provide worldwide assured communications for defence, our Global Operations and Security Control Centre at Ministry of Defence (MOD) Corsham is operational 24/7, equipped with sophisticated cyber defence capabilities. We take the cyber threat very seriously. We are enhancing our cyber defence capabilities with recently announced plans to invest over £40 million in developing a new Cyber Security Operations Capability (CSOC). The CSOC will enhance our ability to secure Defence networks and systems against cyber threats and bring together our defensive cyber activity, enabling us to continue to operate safely and securely.</p><p>We are also investing £265 million in a pioneering approach to root out cyber vulnerabilities within our military platforms and wider cyber dependent systems. The new Cyber Vulnerability Investigations programme enables the MOD to better understand cyber risks, and thereby ensure its ability to defend itself against cyber attacks.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:17:55.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:17:55.333Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 USA: Military Alliances more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to improve the interoperability of UK and US armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
unstar this property uin 272779 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The US remains the UK's primary defence and security ally and our forces are designed to operate seamlessly alongside the US either bilaterally, in a NATO or other coalition construct. The Department is committed to improving interoperability with the US and conducts a programme of regular exercises to maintain momentum. The UK and US have embedded personnel across each other's militaries in order to ensure the highest levels of interoperability exist.</p><p>US-UK cooperation on our aircraft carrier, the F35 Lightning and P-8 programmes will extend our ability to operate together seamlessly. We will look for further such opportunities to maximise the value of our mutual investments to ensure interoperability with the US on the capability, force structures and policies required to meet the challenge of great power competition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:12:31.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:12:31.353Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Arctic: Navy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department is taking to increase UK maritime capabilities in the Arctic and the High North. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
unstar this property uin 272789 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Royal Navy has the capability to project force using a variety of assets in the High North and Arctic, dependent on the location, season and threat, including amphibious assets focused around 3 Commando Brigade and Commando Helicopter Force who have well-established expertise in cold weather warfare. It has one purpose-built Ice Patrol Ship (HMS Protector) and the UK will maintain an ability to operate under the Arctic ice. Given the changing nature of the Arctic, and in support of the UK Government Arctic Policy Framework, we are seeking to develop sustainable, modernised and proportionate Defence capability for the region, including investment in appropriate Defence research and commercial technology. All Royal Air Force operational aircraft are capable of performing in cold weather with appropriate preparation and maintenance. The Royal Air Force's fleet of nine P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft, as well as F35 Lightning II operating from HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, will further contribute to the UK's capabilities in the region. In the longer-term, the Ministry of Defence will explore opportunities offered by space and autonomous systems to meet future Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:06:53.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:06:53.753Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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
star this property hansard heading NATO: Military Exercises more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the conclusion of Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 272139 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK assets participating in Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 19 are due to conclude their deployment on 12 July 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T16:33:34.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:33:34.23Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Brexit 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 preparations his Department is making for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement; and how much funding has been allocated to those preparations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
unstar this property uin 272111 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>As a responsible Government, we've been preparing to minimise any disruption in the event of a no deal for nearly three years. We are putting in place a range of mitigations, these include a central team who deal exclusively with Defence issues relating to the UK's decision to leave the EU, including preparations for a no deal scenario. This team draws on subject matter experts from across the department and works with colleagues in other government departments on cross-cutting issues.</p><p>The Treasury has allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as £412 million over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, the Department for International Trade and the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office (Autumn Statement 2016); £286 million of additional funding for 2017-18 (a full breakdown of which can be found in Supplementary Estimates 2017-18); over £1.5 billion for 2018-19 (Supplementary Estimates 2018-19); and over £2 billion for 2019-20 (Main Estimates 2019-20).</p><p>This funding is to cover all exit scenarios and is in addition to departmental efforts to reprioritise from business as usual toward preparations for the UK's departure from the EU. Work on no-deal exit preparations cannot be readily separated from other EU exit work, given the significant overlap in plans in many cases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:25:22.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:25:22.033Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Armed Forces: Germany more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in establishing a joint bridging unit in Germany. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
unstar this property uin 271371 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>In October 2018, a Joint Vision Statement was signed, reaffirming the continuing importance of close defence co-operation with Germany. This committed the UK to a combined river crossing capability with shared facilities in Minden. Elements of an Engineer Squadron are already operating at Minden, alongside our German partners. We continue to grow the UK elements of this capability and anticipate that the wider battalion will be fully operational within the first half of the next decade.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:16:23.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:16:23.637Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on her Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
unstar this property uin 271627 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Defence Ministers have not had any discussions so far with the Welsh Government on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement. However, Defence personnel, including Military resilience liaison officers based in Wales, engage regularly with the Welsh Government and other stakeholders on a range of matters including resilience and No Deal planning.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T16:34:56.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:34:56.357Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Air Force 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, on how many occasions RAF personnel landed in Syria in each year from 2013 to 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
unstar this property uin 271565 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>RAF aircraft form part of the UK contribution to the counter-Daesh Coalition campaign in Iraq and Syria and perform a wide range of tasks. The Ministry of Defence does not hold a central record of the information requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-04T16:26:44.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T16:26:44.74Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Autonomous Weapons: Training 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 training her Department provides on the operation of weapons systems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
unstar this property uin 269703 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence provides both individual and collective training on the operation of weapons systems.</p><p>There is a requirement to train all Recruits and Officer Cadets to operate a personal weapon system in Phase 1 (Basic) training. After that, the training requirement depends on the Training Needs Analysis. Those trainees who will be required to operate other weapons systems as part of their role will be trained during Phase 2 (Trade) training. This individual training meets the tasks that the weapons system operator will be required to perform, to the required standards and under the required conditions. Once the Serviceperson is trained, he or she will return to a Defence Training Establishment for further specialist operator training as required.</p><p>Some weapons systems require team, or collective training. This is provided either in the workplace, for example on exercise or during unit training time, or back in a Defence Training Establishment in a simulator, where a team can learn together. Once the team have learned how to operate the weapons system to the required standard, they will take part in wider collective training activity that requires the weapons system as part of the evolution.</p><p>Training for the operation of weapons systems, whether it be for an individual or for a team, is reviewed regularly to ensure it is relevant, effective, efficient, and safe.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-04T15:18:39.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:18:39.633Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Army: Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the training available to Army personnel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
unstar this property uin 269704 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Army training meets the requirements of the Army through the provision of a skilled and capable force progressing from basic training to trade training, followed by collective and, where relevant, mission specific training. For the personnel it provides a challenging and rewarding experience.</p><p>Courses are regularly reviewed and refreshed, against current military doctrine and knowledge, to ensure currency and relevance. Where appropriate external validation, for example by Ofsted, takes place.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T15:52:29.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:52:29.94Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this