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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Army: Recruitment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will estimate the (a) monthly and (b) total additional cost to date for paying Capita as if it was meeting quantity and quality standards for recruitments in the Recruiting Partnering Project. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p>Between its launch in March 2012 to 31 March 2014, the Army has paid Capita £100.380 million for the Recruiting Partnering Project. The Recruiting Partnering Project remains within the overall agreed cost of £1.360 <ins class="ministerial">billion. </ins><del class="ministerial">million.</del><br /><br />My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence (Philip Hammond) set out on 14 January 2014 the cost of Capita providing a new Information Technology platform as part of the Recruiting Partnering Project (Official Report: column 716). At the time, these costs were expected to be around £47.7 million directly linked to the change of hosting provision. Since this statement, these costs have reduced to around £42.9 million. <br /><br />As previously stated by the Secretary of State on 14 January, there has been an additional cost of around £1 million per month to run the Capita system. This includes costs for additional manpower.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:43:56.43Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:43:56.43Z
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less than 2014-08-01T09:48:10.9953114Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-01T09:48:10.9953114Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many NATO or EU cyber exercises are planned in 2014; and what the UK's involvement will be in each such exercise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 192083 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence is not aware of any EU cyber exercises planned for this year. With regards to NATO exercises, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister for International Security Strategy (Dr Andrew Murrison) on 5 March 2014, (Official Report, column 846W), to the hon. Member for Mid Sussex (Nicholas Soames). There are seven NATO wide cyber exercises planned for 2014. Whilst the UK is planning to participate in a NATO cyber exercise during November 2014, the exact nature of the participation is still being finalised.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property file name PQ02722B.doc more like this
star this property title Hansard attachment more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funds his Department has returned to the Exchequer as a result of underspend in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 192644 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p>In 2010-11, the Ministry of Defence returned no funds to the Exchequer; in 2011-12, the MOD returned £300 million; and in 2012-13, the MOD returned no funds. Final accounts for 2013-14 are not yet available but the MOD has an agreement with the Treasury for carry-forward of underspend at Supplementary Estimates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits Ministers in his Department have made to the bases of regiments which returned from operational duties in Afghanistan in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ministers, and the Prime Minister, travel on a regular basis to visit personnel deployed in Afghanistan and has done so for a number of years. Ministers also attend the Task Force Helmand homecoming parades in London, which include representatives of all the units that deployed. The Prime Minister hosted members of 1st Mechanised Brigade in the Palace of Westminster following their parade in October last year.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2013, the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans (Anna Soubry) visited Aldershot to visit 1st Battalion, Irish Guards following their return from operational duties in Afghanistan. In addition, in December last year the Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology (Philip Dunne) attended the thanksgiving and memorial service in Salisbury Cathedral for 1st Mechanised Brigade.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the More Than Meets The Eye recruitment campaign has cost; and if he will place in the Library copies of the written brief for the campaign and any evaluation that has been made so far. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast East more like this
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Naomi Long more like this
star this property uin 192998 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The date and approximate cost of each campaign specified is shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Campaign</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Focus</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Costs</strong></p><p><strong>£ million</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More Than Meets The Eye</p></td><td><p>January - March 2014</p></td><td><p>Regular/Reserve</p></td><td><p>£2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Step Up</p></td><td><p>May - September 2013</p></td><td><p>Regular</p></td><td><p>£1.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Start Thinking Soldier</p></td><td><p>April - September 2009</p></td><td><p>Regular</p></td><td><p>£4.6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The evaluation work for the More Than Meets The Eye campaign is expected to report in May. The figure quoted reflects the media costs of the campaign, and includes approximately £1.2 million from the existing contracted budget. I have placed a copy of the marketing brief and analysis of results for the Step Up campaign in the Library of the House. The Start Thinking Soldier campaign took place four years before the current partnering arrangement between the Army and Capita started. Although formal evaluation is no longer held for Start Thinking Soldier, I have placed the marketing brief for the television advertising in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p><p>The Army is always recruiting, as it requires a constant flow of personnel to enter as privates and officer cadets, and then to gain the knowledge and experience to be promoted through the ranks. Consequently, it will always need to run recruitment campaigns. Army recruiting will continue to be supported by targeted campaigns, designed to highlight the variety of skills and trades available in both the Regular and Reserve forces.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property file name 131023 Army January 2014 Campaign MTMTE Brief v3.doc more like this
star this property title Army Recruiting Campaign more like this
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star this property file name 20140324-Step Up campaign.docx more like this
star this property title Army Step up Campaign more like this
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star this property file name Campaign Brief - Start Thinking Soldier 10 Second Support.doc more like this
star this property title Start thinking Soldier Campaign more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Naomi Long more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the budget of the Service Complaints Commission has been in each year of its operation; how many staff have been employed by that Commission; how such figures will change after April 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 193110 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The annual budget of the Service Complaints Commissioner can be found in the Annual Reports at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/423526_sccar_annualrep_tag.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/423526_sccar_annualrep_tag.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/423526_sccar_annualrep_tag.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_2009_ar.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_2009_ar.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_2009_ar.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_annual_report_2010_with_erratum.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_annual_report_2010_with_erratum.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_annual_report_2010_with_erratum.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/sccannualreport2011web.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/sccannualreport2011web.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/sccannualreport2011web.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/426354_ssc_ar_2012.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/426354_ssc_ar_2012.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/426354_ssc_ar_2012.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p> </p><p>The number of staff employed by the Commissioner at the end of each calendar year, excluding the Commissioner herself is shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014 (projected)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Resource requirements are kept under review and we will continue to do so as we implement the recent announcement of a Service Complaints Ombudsman.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many administrative actions under AGAI67 have been considered to have been illegal punishments in each year since 2008 in each branch of the armed forces; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 193111 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>It is assumed that the hon. Member is referring to cases where administrative action was taken, under AGAI Chapter 67 or the equivalent regulations in the Naval Service and RAF, against Service personnel who had been in receipt of a simple police caution, after the amendment to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 made by section 49 the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act which came into force on 19 December 2008. <br><br>The range of administrative sanctions which could have been applied in such circumstances is extremely wide, ranging from a formal warning to termination of service. A full analysis by year would require the examination of individual records and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what savings have accrued to the Exchequer through the linking of the value of armed forces pensions to the Consumer Prices Index rather than the Retail Prices Index. 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 193206 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>(holding answer 25 March 2014)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is used to set the inflation target for the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee; it is the headline measure of inflation in the UK as reported by the Office of National Statistics, and is an internationally comparable measure.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>CPI is therefore considered by the Government to be the appropriate index to provide protection from inflation, which is why both the Armed Forces and Civil Service pension schemes use this measure.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Armed Forces continue to benefit from the only major public sector pension scheme that is non-contributory.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested is shown in the following table. These figures are estimates:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year 1 (2011-12)</p></td><td><p>approx. £48 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year 2 (2012-13)</p></td><td><p>approx. £67 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year 3 (2013-14)</p></td><td><p>approx. £85 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on where the UK ranks worldwide in terms of its number of deployable forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
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Rory Stewart more like this
star this property uin 192990 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence does not hold comparative information on this topic, and conducting analysis of each nation's deployable force numbers is not straightforward. The Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010, our ongoing work to deliver the Future Force and emerging work on the Joint Expeditionary Force ensure that the UK has the appropriate number of deployable forces to meet our requirements. The UK does remain one of the very few countries that can deploy and sustain a brigade size force together with its air and maritime enablers, for intervention and enduring stabilisation operations, almost anywhere in the world. We can also deploy three brigades with air and maritime enablers, for a limited time and with sufficient warning, for a larger one-off intervention.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the level of illegal bird trapping within the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus. more like this
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market more like this
star this property uin HL6230 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Sovereign Base Areas are a separate territory and not part of the Republic of Cyprus. Countering illegal bird trapping is one of the key priorities of the Sovereign Base Areas Administration and the Sovereign Base Areas Police. This is stated in the Chief Constable's annual report and strategic plan. Police enforcement action has resulted in 132 arrests and convictions over the last four years for bird trapping offences and the seizure and destruction of large quantities of equipment. The Sovereign Base Areas Administration reviews regularly what additional measures could be introduced within the Sovereign Base Areas. The Sovereign Base Areas Administration also consults with the Republic of Cyprus on the implementation and where practicable, coordination, of measures to reduce illegal bird trapping.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Scott of Needham Market more like this