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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
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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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the size of the (a) regular armed forces community and (b) reserve armed forces community including the partners, spouses and children of people serving in the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 276190 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>The requested information is provided below:</p><p> </p><p>Number of Service Personnel and Estimate of the Number of Children and Marital Status as at 1 April 2019</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Service Personnel</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Estimated Number of children</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Estimated Numbers Married or in a Civil Partnership</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK Regular Forces<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>144,430</p></td><td><p>48,160</p></td><td><p>62,680</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Future Reserves 2020<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>36,400</p></td><td><p>10,610</p></td><td><p>14,380</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>180,830</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>58,770</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>77,060</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1. Figures exclude Gurkhas, Regular Reserve, Sponsored Reserve, Military Provost Guard Service, Locally Engaged Personnel and elements of the Full-time Reserve Service (FTRS).</p><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>Future Reserves 2020 includes volunteer reserves who are mobilised, High Readiness Reserves and Volunteer Reserve personnel serving on Additional Duties Commitment or FTRS contracts. Non Regular Permanent Staff, Expeditionary Forces Institute and University Officer Cadets and Regular Reservists are excluded.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3"><li>Figures for the number of children and marital status are estimates as the data is self-declared and has not been verified by Defence Statistics.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="4"><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, figures ending in “5” have been rounded to the nearest 20 to avoid systematic bias.</li></ol><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:10:56.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:10:56.203Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1137459
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 Veterans UK 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 times the Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans has met with trade union representatives to discuss the future of Veterans UK in the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274483 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>None.</p><p>However, Ministry of Defence officials have met trade union representatives on numerous occasions to discuss the Future Service Delivery Contract and its impact and benefits to the Veterans UK organisation. This close engagement will continue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:00:58.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:00:58.75Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137461
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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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Pay 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 she plans to agree the 2019-20 pay settlement for Royal Fleet Auxiliary staff with the relevant trade unions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274484 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Defence Ministers regularly meet with officials from Navy Command to discuss a range of issues, including Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) pay.</p><p>The Public Sector Pay Award Guidelines were published by Her Majesty's Treasury on 13 June 2019 and Departmental officials continue to work on a pay proposal for the RFA for 2019-20 based on this guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 274487 more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:02:28.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:02:28.587Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137462
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 Armed Forces: Pay 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 she plans to agree the 2019-20 pay settlement with the Armed Forces Pay Review Body. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274485 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces' Pay Review Body submitted their report in May 2019 alongside all other public sector pay review bodies. The Government is currently considering the recommendations before agreeing the final 2019 Armed Forces Pay Award, taking into account the need to recruit, retain, and motivate suitably able and qualified personnel, as well as the long term affordability of the Armed Forces. Once a decision has been reached, as with previous years, the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body report will be published and any pay rises backdated to 1 April 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:04:34.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:04:34.227Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137463
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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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average age was of a Royal Fleet Auxiliary apprentice in each year between 2008-09 and 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274486 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>The Royal Fleet Auxiliary commenced apprenticeships in April 2015 across five skill areas: Seamanship Rating; Marine Engineer Rating; Chef; Steward; and Communications and Information Systems Rating. The average age of personnel recruited into these schemes each year is provided in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Average Age (Years)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:05:54.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:05:54.927Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137464
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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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Pay 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 discussions she has had with officials from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) on the 2019-20 pay award for civilian RFA staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274487 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>Defence Ministers regularly meet with officials from Navy Command to discuss a range of issues, including Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) pay.</p><p>The Public Sector Pay Award Guidelines were published by Her Majesty's Treasury on 13 June 2019 and Departmental officials continue to work on a pay proposal for the RFA for 2019-20 based on this guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 274484 more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:02:28.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:02:28.633Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137465
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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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Job Satisfaction 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 levels of satisfaction amongst civilian seafarers employed by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary; and what the results were of any such assessments undertaken since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274488 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>An independent Royal Fleet Auxiliary attitude survey was conducted in 2017 and all members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary were encouraged to participate. Of the 45% of staff who completed this survey, 42% were satisfied with Royal Fleet Auxiliary life in general.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:22:11.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:22:11.91Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137467
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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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Pay 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 effect of RPI inflation has been on the value of the pay of civilian seafarers in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary since 2008-09. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274489 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>This information is not held by the Department. As Ministry of Defence Civil Servants, the pay of members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary is governed by HM Treasury Public Sector Pay Guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:22:48.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:22:48.763Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1541
unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137468
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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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Staff 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 the average age is of civilian (a) ratings and (b) officers employed by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274490 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2019 the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) employed 1,880 personnel. There were 137 women and 1,743 men, equating to 7.3% of RFA employees being women. The average age of ratings was 43 years and the average age of officers was 39 years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 274491 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:19:35.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:19:35.223Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1541
unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137469
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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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Staff 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 (a) women and (b) men are employed by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274491 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>As at 1 April 2019 the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) employed 1,880 personnel. There were 137 women and 1,743 men, equating to 7.3% of RFA employees being women. The average age of ratings was 43 years and the average age of officers was 39 years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 274490 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:19:35.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:19:35.27Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1541
unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137470
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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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Equal Pay 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 estimate she has made of the gender pay gap in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274492 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>All Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel are Civil Servants and are, therefore, included in the Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Civil Servant gender pay gap reporting.</p><p>Overall, as at 31 March 2018, the MOD's median civilian gender pay gap of 10.9% (down 3.7 percentage points from the previous year) and 0.09% for military personnel (down 0.13 percentage points), compares favourably with the UK's national gender median pay gap of 17.9%.</p><p>The gender pay gap continues to narrow and the MOD is committed to reducing it further as we continue to promote policies that help all individuals reach their potential.</p><p>Further information on the MOD's Gender Pay Gap Reporting 2018 can be found at the following link:</p><p>https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/766751/20181207_MOD_Gender_Pay_Gap_Report_Narrative_2018-FINALPDF.pdf</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:21:17.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:21:17.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137471
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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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Ethnic Groups 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 proportion of civilian staff in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary are BAME. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274493 more like this
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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 (MOD) does not hold this information as Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel are not mandated to record it. The Biannual Civilian Personnel Report, produced by Defence Statistics, does, however, contain published information on MOD civilian staff which includes Defence wide LGBT+ and BAME statistics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 274494 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:20:15.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:20:15.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137472
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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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary: LGBT People 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, how many civilian staff in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary identify as LGBT+. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274494 more like this
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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 (MOD) does not hold this information as Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel are not mandated to record it. The Biannual Civilian Personnel Report, produced by Defence Statistics, does, however, contain published information on MOD civilian staff which includes Defence wide LGBT+ and BAME statistics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 274493 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:20:15.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:20:15.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137481
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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 Veterans UK: 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 she has made of the adequacy of the funding available to Veterans UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 274507 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Funding for Veterans UK is allocated through Defence Business Services (part of the Ministry of Defence) according to annual bids based on business forecast demand. Funding for additional in-year demand or business requirements may be made as required during the financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:18:48.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:18:48.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans more like this
1137482
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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 Armed Forces Independence Payment 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 effectiveness of the armed forces independence payment in providing financial support to veterans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 274508 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 (MOD) keeps all aspects of the support provided to injured Service personnel under continual review to ensure that the provision remains fit for purpose; this includes the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) which the MOD introduced in 2013, in conjunction with the Department for Work and Pensions, to simplify the financial support available for members of the Armed Forces who have been seriously injured as a result of Service since 6 April 2005. The AFIP provides eligible recipients with on-going payments to help with the additional costs associated with their injuries. Service personnel and veterans who are entitled to a Guaranteed Income Payment of 50% or higher through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme are eligible for AFIP, which is tax-free and paid for life with no review. In addition to continual internal review, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (including AFIP) is subject to a formal quinquennial review, last conducted in 2017: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-armed-forces-compensation-scheme-quinquennial-review</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:17:31.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:17:31.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans more like this
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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 War Pensions 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 effectiveness of the war pensions scheme for injured veterans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 274509 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 War Pension Scheme (WPS) is kept under continual review to ensure that the scheme is fit for purpose. War Pensions payments and associated allowances are uprated annually to protect against rising prices. In April 2019, rates for Financial Year 2019-20 increased by 2.4% in line with the September 2018 Consumer Price Index.</p><p>It remains the case that any veteran who believes they have suffered ill-health or injury due to service in the Armed Forces before 6 April 2005 is eligible to claim no-fault compensation under the WPS, which has no time limits and with the benefit of reasonable doubt always given to the claimant.</p><p>Decisions are medically certified and follow consideration of service and medical evidence and carry full rights of appeal to an independent tribunal. Where the evidence supports a causal link to service, entitlement will be given.</p><p>The WPS also includes dependant benefits, which can be substantial over a period of time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:18:17.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:18:17.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Evans more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Career Development 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 effect of social class on promotion in the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 273734 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has made no recent assessment of the effect of social class on promotion in the Armed Forces.</p><p>Armed Forces careers are built on merit, creating an environment where success is determined by potential, effort and talent and not by background. The skills, education and training an Armed Forces career provides allows people the opportunity to progress and prosper not just while they serve, but also once they transition back into civilian life.</p><p>With over 50,000 apprenticeships during this Parliament, the Ministry of Defence are the UK's largest apprenticeship provider. In addition, we commission our most talented soldiers, sailors and aircraftmen and women, provide university bursary programmes and we recently announced the STEM Graduate Inflow Scheme which will improve access to our technical graduate programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T13:55:00.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T13:55:00.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answering body
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 Air Force: Heart Diseases 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, pursuant the Answer of 4 July 2019 to Question 271441 on Armed Forces: Heart Diseases, for what reason RAF recruits do not receive an electrocardiogram test; and whether such a test is a requirement for a recruit to gain a pilot's licence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 273752 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>RAF screening is designed to detect significant cardiovascular abnormalities prior to service. While RAF recruits do not routinely receive an electrocardiogram (ECG), where screening indicates they may have a problem an ECG, exercise ECG, 24-hour ECG or echocardiogram might be performed.</p><p>For aircrew candidates, an ECG is required before entering pilot training.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T13:45:10.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T13:45:10.977Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answering body
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: Heart Diseases 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, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2019 to Question 271441 on Armed Forces: Heart Diseases, whether she has plans to change the criteria clinicians follow when seeking to detect significant structural and electrophysiological abnormalities in recruits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 273753 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The medical standards for the Armed Forces are kept under periodic review to ensure they take account of UK best practice in occupational medical policy, medical evidence, improved diagnostic procedures and treatments.</p><p>There are currently no plans to change the criteria for detecting these abnormalities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T13:54:00.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T13:54:00.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answering body
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: Young People 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, whether isolated incidents of sleepwalking between the ages of 13 to 18 years old constitutes grounds for a permanent bar to entry to the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 272816 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>The medical entry standards for the Armed Forces are uniquely stringent to ensure operational efficiency and the safety of personnel in the operational environment. Accordingly, a history of a number of medical conditions are a bar to Service.</p><p>Sleepwalking poses a risk of injury to personnel within the operational environment (such as a hostile land environment or the confines of a ship at sea), as the individual has no awareness of their situation or actions. Consequently, unless an applicant can prove their diagnosis was incorrect, Armed Forces candidates with a history of sleepwalking experienced after the age of 13 are graded Permanently Unfit for Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:40:02.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:40:02.507Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answering body
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: Overtime 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 estimate she has made of the amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in her Department in the last 24 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 272761 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>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has made no estimate of unpaid overtime, as this information is not collected. However, it is the responsibility of all line managers to ensure employees are not working excessive hours, in line with the requirements of the Working Time Regulations 1998.</p><p>The MOD is committed to the wellbeing of its staff, and to ensure staff are able to maintain their work/life balance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:08:00.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:08:00.85Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1136298
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answering body
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: Incentives more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 bonuses have been paid by the Army/Capita to recruits who agree to enlist earlier than originally intended; what the average size is of those bonus payments; what the total sum spent is on those bonuses as of 2 July 2019; and what the qualifying criteria are for those bonus payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
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Mr Mark Francois more like this
star this property uin 272152 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>The Recruiting Partnering Project (RPP) has been resourced to prioritise recruiting using a range of tools, including financial incentives. Historically, these have incentivised candidates to join specific trades or to start training quickly.</p><p>The RPP has set aside some £885,000 to date, to incentivise candidates, who are able to do so, to start training quickly where there are anticipated spaces on training intakes. These bonuses were comprised of single payments of £2,500 to 354 candidates, split over two separate incentive periods.</p><p>Qualifying criteria require the candidate to commence the relevant training (e.g. Infantry at Infantry Training Centre Catterick) in target months, be over 18 years of age and to have passed their Discharge as of Right period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:40:37.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:40:37.553Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
1135923
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answering body
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 Children: Maintenance 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 methods (a) HM Paymaster, (b) the Defence Council and (c) an authorised officer determine the amount payable by a member of the armed forces in child maintenance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 271510 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 Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is responsible for setting the overall amount of child maintenance to be paid.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with the CMS to facilitate the direct deduction of child maintenance payments from the pay of non-resident parents who are Service personnel. Under the MOU, the Department calculates a 'Minimum Drawing Rate', which takes into account gross basic pay, specialist pay, some allowances as well as gross statutory deductions such as National Insurance and PAYE.</p><p>Child maintenance deductions are always made. The only exception is when the Service person is on military operations and their Commanding Officer may advise that engagement with the CMS be delayed until their return to the UK when they are in a position to consider properly any papers from the CMS and respond accordingly, at which point deductions would commence.</p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 11 June 2019 to Question 261264 which detailed the administrative reasons for the rejection of deduction of earnings requests.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
271511 more like this
271551 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.717Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1135924
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answering body
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 Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 criteria (a) HM Paymaster, (b) Defence Council and (c) an authorised officer use to determine when child maintenance should be paid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 271511 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 Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is responsible for setting the overall amount of child maintenance to be paid.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with the CMS to facilitate the direct deduction of child maintenance payments from the pay of non-resident parents who are Service personnel. Under the MOU, the Department calculates a 'Minimum Drawing Rate', which takes into account gross basic pay, specialist pay, some allowances as well as gross statutory deductions such as National Insurance and PAYE.</p><p>Child maintenance deductions are always made. The only exception is when the Service person is on military operations and their Commanding Officer may advise that engagement with the CMS be delayed until their return to the UK when they are in a position to consider properly any papers from the CMS and respond accordingly, at which point deductions would commence.</p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 11 June 2019 to Question 261264 which detailed the administrative reasons for the rejection of deduction of earnings requests.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
271510 more like this
271551 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.763Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1136013
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answering body
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 Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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, under what circumstances (a) the MoD Defence Council, (b) an Authorised Officer, and (c) HM Paymaster is able to reject a deduction of earning request from the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 271551 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 Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is responsible for setting the overall amount of child maintenance to be paid.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with the CMS to facilitate the direct deduction of child maintenance payments from the pay of non-resident parents who are Service personnel. Under the MOU, the Department calculates a 'Minimum Drawing Rate', which takes into account gross basic pay, specialist pay, some allowances as well as gross statutory deductions such as National Insurance and PAYE.</p><p>Child maintenance deductions are always made. The only exception is when the Service person is on military operations and their Commanding Officer may advise that engagement with the CMS be delayed until their return to the UK when they are in a position to consider properly any papers from the CMS and respond accordingly, at which point deductions would commence.</p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 11 June 2019 to Question 261264 which detailed the administrative reasons for the rejection of deduction of earnings requests.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
271510 more like this
271511 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this