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1008491
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations 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 veterans of Operation Herrick have died by suicide (a) whilst serving and (b) after leaving the Army. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 192113 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the welfare of Service personnel and veterans very seriously. As in society as a whole, the Armed Forces will never be able to eradicate the incidence of suicide, however we are not complacent; any suicide is one too many and a tragedy for the individual.</p><p> </p><p>As at 1 February 2018, there have been 29 coroner-confirmed suicide and open verdict deaths to UK Army Service personnel, whilst serving, who had previously deployed to Operation HERRICK (Afghanistan). In addition, there were three coroner-confirmed suicide and open verdict deaths to UK Army Service personnel whilst deployed on Operation HERRICK.</p><p> </p><p>Suicide data for veterans of the UK Armed Forces is not currently captured by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). However, the MOD has commissioned a new study to investigate causes of death, including suicide, amongst all those who served in the UK Armed Forces between 2001 and 2014, covering combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This will include Army personnel who are still in service, and Army personnel who have now transitioned into civilian life.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-study-into-iraq-and-afghanistan-veterans-launched" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-study-into-iraq-and-afghanistan-veterans-launched</a></p><p> </p><p>Every study conducted by the MOD has found that the risk of suicide amongst the Armed Forces community is lower than amongst the general population. The UK Regular Armed Forces male rate of suicide for 2017 was 8 per 100,000. In contrast, the UK general population male rate in 2016 was 19 per 100,000. The UK Regular Armed Forces have seen a declining trend in male suicide rates since the 1990s. Suicide remains a rare event, evidenced by the small number of deaths in each year.</p><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 2018-11-23T14:15:22.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:15:22.317Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1008492
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to support veterans of Operation Herrick. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 192114 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Operation Herrick finished in 2014, so many veterans of the campaign will still be serving. All Armed Forces personnel are supported by dedicated and comprehensive medical services, including mental health support. Current Service personnel are provided with pre- and post-operational stress management training, psychiatric and psychological treatments, and initiatives such as Trauma Risk Incident Management (TRiM - peer to peer support after a traumatic incident). The Ministry of Defence announced in October 2017 a new partnership with the Royal Foundation which will provide resources for training and education for the Armed Forces Community around good Mental Fitness.</p><p> </p><p>Further measures introduced to support Armed Forces personnel include a new 24-hour mental health helpline targeted at serving personnel and their families allowing them to access support for any mental health problems anytime, anywhere.</p><p> </p><p>For those who took part in Operation Herrick, but have left Service, the NHS in England and the Devolved Administrations are responsible for healthcare, including mental healthcare, for veterans. Veterans’ health is broadly aligned with that of the rest of the general population and most veterans’ health requirements are sufficiently met by existing NHS provision. However, several tailored initiatives are already in place to cater for specific veteran needs, including priority access to NHS secondary care in England, Scotland and Wales for Service related conditions, subject to the clinical need of all patients.</p><p> </p><p>Further measures to improve support to veterans include the recently announced Veterans Strategy: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our-veterans" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our-veterans</a>. By 2028 we will be doing more to ensure that each veteran is valued, contributing and supported. One of our aims is that all veterans enjoy a state of positive physical and mental health and wellbeing, enabling them to contribute to wider aspects of society. In order to achieve this outcome, we will focus our efforts on enabling consistency of medical outcomes for veterans, through a smooth transition of provision from in-Service to post-Service and sharing effective practices amongst clinical and healthcare communities; and providing bespoke treatment for those veterans who have specific health needs because of their service.</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 192773 more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:14:54.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:14:54.753Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1010183
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 the Government plans to introduce further measures to support veterans of Operation Herrick. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 192773 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Operation Herrick finished in 2014, so many veterans of the campaign will still be serving. All Armed Forces personnel are supported by dedicated and comprehensive medical services, including mental health support. Current Service personnel are provided with pre- and post-operational stress management training, psychiatric and psychological treatments, and initiatives such as Trauma Risk Incident Management (TRiM - peer to peer support after a traumatic incident). The Ministry of Defence announced in October 2017 a new partnership with the Royal Foundation which will provide resources for training and education for the Armed Forces Community around good Mental Fitness.</p><p> </p><p>Further measures introduced to support Armed Forces personnel include a new 24-hour mental health helpline targeted at serving personnel and their families allowing them to access support for any mental health problems anytime, anywhere.</p><p> </p><p>For those who took part in Operation Herrick, but have left Service, the NHS in England and the Devolved Administrations are responsible for healthcare, including mental healthcare, for veterans. Veterans’ health is broadly aligned with that of the rest of the general population and most veterans’ health requirements are sufficiently met by existing NHS provision. However, several tailored initiatives are already in place to cater for specific veteran needs, including priority access to NHS secondary care in England, Scotland and Wales for Service related conditions, subject to the clinical need of all patients.</p><p> </p><p>Further measures to improve support to veterans include the recently announced Veterans Strategy: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our-veterans" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our-veterans</a>. By 2028 we will be doing more to ensure that each veteran is valued, contributing and supported. One of our aims is that all veterans enjoy a state of positive physical and mental health and wellbeing, enabling them to contribute to wider aspects of society. In order to achieve this outcome, we will focus our efforts on enabling consistency of medical outcomes for veterans, through a smooth transition of provision from in-Service to post-Service and sharing effective practices amongst clinical and healthcare communities; and providing bespoke treatment for those veterans who have specific health needs because of their service.</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 192114 more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:14:54.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:14:54.83Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1081735
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading World War II: Veterans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 much his Department spends annually on health and welfare services for veterans of World War Two. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 228011 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>Once Armed Forces personnel leave service, the provision of their health and welfare needs are primarily provided by the Department of Health and Social Care, and the Department for Work and Pensions.</p><p>Some welfare support is provided by the Ministry of Defence's Veterans UK organisation, but it is not possible to separate out costs for those veterans who served in World War Two.</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 2019-03-12T15:58:28.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T15:58:28.717Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
759656
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Military Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the recent violence against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine State, if he will review the merits of continuing to provide UK military training to Myanmar's armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 10060 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-20more like thismore than 2017-09-20
star this property answer text <p>In light of the ongoing violence in Burma's Rakhine State and the growing humanitarian crisis it has caused, the UK Ministry of Defence has decided to suspend all practical defence engagement with Burma, and all ongoing educational training has been suspended with immediate effect.</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 2017-09-20T14:36:39.47Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-20T14:36:39.47Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
924125
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star this property date less than 2018-06-14more like thismore than 2018-06-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution of 11 June 2018, Official Report, column 581, what the evidential basis is for 70 per cent of service personnel based in Scotland paying higher taxes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 153885 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has examined payroll data held by the Department and, on two occasions 12 months apart, identified all those Regular personnel issued with a Scottish tax code and their taxable earnings in the previous year. In both cases approximately 70% of these were found to have earned above the £26,000 threshold beyond which they would be liable in Tax Year 2018-19 to pay more income tax in Scotland compared to other Service personnel with the same taxable earnings paying income tax in the rest of the UK.</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 2018-06-19T16:54:34.47Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T16:54:34.47Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1127391
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent discussions she has had with the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body on levels of pay for the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 910988 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has provided the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body with all its evidence to support their recommendations for Pay Round 2019-20 and is awaiting submission of the Pay Review Body’s final report. The Government will then consider 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.</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 2019-05-20T16:45:11.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:45:11.767Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1051419
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Charities more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of sharing details of servicemen and servicewomen leaving the armed forces with veterans charities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 214646 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 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) ensures that when Regular Armed Forces personnel leave Service they are well supported to translate their acquired skills, experience and qualifications into their next career in civilian life. The skills Service Leavers possess are in demand from UK employers who recognise the benefits of bringing this talent into their organisations. The vast majority of Service Leavers make a smooth transition from military to civilian life and do not require the support of Third Sector Organisations (TSOs).</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence has no plans to share the personal details of all Service Leavers with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs). Systematically sharing Service Leavers’ data with TSOs would be a breach of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and, even if done with consent, would present a very significant administrative burden to TSOs as around 15,000 Service personnel leave the Regular Armed Forces each year.</p><p> </p><p>Service Leavers potentially requiring support are referred to the MOD’s Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) who can provide relevant signposting to TSO support. The VWS works collaboratively with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies on individual casework in supporting veterans. Referrals are routinely made to a range of organisations, including ex-Service charities, but only with the express consent of the individuals, with only the appropriate levels of information being provided within the referral, in line with GDPR policy.</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 2019-02-04T16:40:55.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:40:55.903Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4641
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
984536
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star this property date less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Identity Cards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 progress his Department has made on creating official ID cards for veterans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 177373 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>The Veterans ID Card will be launched in December 2018 for Service Leavers and made available to Veterans in 2019.</p><p>The new ID card has two functions: to provide a memento of service and maintain a tangible link to the Armed Forces, and to ensure that public and charitable sector services and support can be provide where needed by Veterans as efficiently as possible.</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 2018-10-15T14:55:44.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T14:55:44.593Z
star this property answering member
1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4641
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
999566
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) armed forces widows and widowers and (b) war widows and war widowers have had their pensions reinstated following the removal of the means tested application process and other changes to widows’ pension rights since April 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 187129 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</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 2018-11-06T15:54:51.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T15:54:51.117Z
star this property answering member
1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4641
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this