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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles 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 Black Hornet drones the British Army (a) possesses and (b) has deployed in active service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 276153 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 Army first purchased 160 Black Hornet 1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in 2011 as part of a £20 million contract with FLIR UAS (formerly Prox Dynamics). The systems were used on operations in Afghanistan, but that capability has since been phased out. In 2019 the Army purchased 90 of the upgraded Black Hornet 3 UAS at a contract value of £1.7 million. There is no intention to deploy the capability on operations at this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 276154 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:06:39.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:06:39.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1138405
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles 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 much her Department has spent on the acquisition of Black Hornet drones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 276154 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 Army first purchased 160 Black Hornet 1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in 2011 as part of a £20 million contract with FLIR UAS (formerly Prox Dynamics). The systems were used on operations in Afghanistan, but that capability has since been phased out. In 2019 the Army purchased 90 of the upgraded Black Hornet 3 UAS at a contract value of £1.7 million. There is no intention to deploy the capability on operations at this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 276153 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:06:39.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:06:39.88Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1138497
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Arctic: Defence 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, when she plans to publish the Defence Arctic Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 276171 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Strategy, which will be titled The UK's Defence Contribution in the High North, will be published shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:25:21.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:25:21.897Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1541
unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1138498
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Defence: Space Technology 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, when she plans to publish the Defence Space Strategy. 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 276172 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 is firmly committed to a number of space programmes, and we are continually assessing our space capabilities, coherence and requirements. Our strategic work on space has developed significantly and will play a key role in Spending Review decisions. We expect to publish later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:39:54.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:39:54.87Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property tabling member
1541
unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1138499
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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 more like this
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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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
1138550
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Recruitment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many soldiers were recruited to the Army Reserve between January 2018 and May 2019. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL17108 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>Intake for the Army Future Reserve 2020 between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2019 was 4,310. This figure includes Officers and Soldiers. Further information can be found on gov.uk at the link below:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:38:43.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:38:43.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1138125
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading EU Defence Policy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on parliamentary accountability of the EU defence structures that the UK has joined since the EU referendum in 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
star this property uin 275696 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to ensure that parliamentary accountability for UK-EU defence cooperation is maintained. In addition to the public speeches made by the Prime Minister and the white paper of last July, the Government provided further clarification in September, in its response to the House of Commons Defence Committee report, on its proposals for a future security partnership with the EU. The Government has also participated in parliamentary debates or hearings on Permanent Structured Cooperation last April, Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Operation Sophia last June, the European Defence Industrial Development Programme last November and on CSDP missions and operations in May this year. The Government will continue to provide regular updates to both European Scrutiny Committees in Parliament.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:42:00.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:42:00.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1138280
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading World War II: Anniversaries more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what events they are planning to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Arnhem in September. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL17077 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 Headquarters and The Association of The Parachute Regiment are closely engaged with our in-country staff in co-ordinating a series of events taking place in and around Arnhem over the period 20-22 September 2019. Both the Chief of the General Staff and the Chief of the Air Staff will be in attendance at the main Dutch event in Arnhem at the invitation of their respective opposite numbers within the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the commemorations, both the Mercian Regiment and the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will be providing substantial representation; given their antecedent Regiments’ involvement in the form of the South Staffordshire Regiment and the Border Regiment, respectively, as glider-borne troops who made up the 1st Air Landing Brigade.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:33:33.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:33:33.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1137765
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading EU Defence Policy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the merits of UK participation in EU defence structures after the UK has left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
star this property uin 275127 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU, we remain committed to playing a leading role on Euro-Atlantic security. NATO remains the cornerstone of our defence. Nonetheless, the UK and the EU will continue to face common threats, which are evolving and growing in complexity, and we share the same values. That is why we have agreed the outline terms, through the Political Declaration, of a flexible and scalable future UK-EU security partnership to cooperate as a sovereign third country with EU partners on a case-by-case basis where there is a clear shared interest.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:44:13.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:44:13.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1408
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1137822
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Army more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what criteria or process her Department chose 82,000 as the optimum number of personnel for the army. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 275137 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The proposal for a regular Army of 82,000 emerged from work that followed the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:43:46.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:43:46.367Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this