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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Air Force: Military Bases more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many airbases in the UK have been closed since 2010. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL9858 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 2018-08-07more like thismore than 2018-08-07
star this property answer text <p>Four stations have ceased to operate as airbases since 2010. However, they continue to be operational as part of the Defence estate and two still have active runways.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-08-07T11:59:57.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-07T11:59:57.947Z
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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 Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
945618
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star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Technology 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 assessment they have made of the potential for unmanned transport systems to supply troops on the front line. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL9747 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 2018-08-01more like thismore than 2018-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Defence Scientific and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) is leading the Ministry of Defence's research in this area, working with the US Department of Defense to accelerate and demonstrate the effective use of new robotic and autonomous systems technologies.</p><p> </p><p>This includes the 'Last Mile Challenge' innovation initiative which has challenged industry and academia to look at how delivery drones and resupply robots can provide vital reinforcements to frontline troops. The challenge is worth a total of £3.8 million over the next 12 months with prototypes being built for demonstration later this year. Four of the five successful organisations are British-led with a wide range of sub-contractors from small and medium sized enterprises, industry and academia.</p><p> </p><p>These capabilities and other emerging military technologies will be tested and evaluated at the Autonomous Warrior, Army Warfighting Exercise in November 2018. The exercise, which involves all three Services, DSTL, the US Army and around 50 industry participants, will test a range of research projects including in surveillance, long-range and precision targeting, enhancing mobility and the re-supply of forces, urban warfare and enhanced situational awareness. The lessons identified will support decision making for future investment in ground-breaking technology and innovation to ensure the Army and British industry remain at the cutting edge of technology and combat tactics.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-08-01T12:26:33.853Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-01T12:26:33.853Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
944396
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star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading NATO 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 contribution they intend the UK to make to NATO's Four 30s initiative. more like this
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Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom more like this
star this property uin HL9637 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 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The maritime, land, and air assets that will deliver NATO's &quot;4-30s&quot; Readiness Initiative will be in addition to the capabilities already committed to the NATO Response Force. However, the specific requirements are being defined by NATO and national contributions will be confirmed when that process is complete.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9636 more like this
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less than 2018-07-25T15:41:56.123Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T15:41:56.123Z
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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 Arbuthnot of Edrom more like this
944395
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star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading NATO 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 was meant by the word "additional" in the NATO Brussels Summit Declaration of 11 July which stated in paragraph 14 that "Allies will offer an additional 30 major naval combatants, 30 heavy or medium manoeuvre battalions, and 30 kinetic air squadrons, with enabling forces, at 30 days readiness or less". more like this
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Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom more like this
star this property uin HL9636 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 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The maritime, land, and air assets that will deliver NATO's &quot;4-30s&quot; Readiness Initiative will be in addition to the capabilities already committed to the NATO Response Force. However, the specific requirements are being defined by NATO and national contributions will be confirmed when that process is complete.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9637 more like this
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less than 2018-07-25T15:41:56.063Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom more like this
943419
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star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Defence: Expenditure 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 percentage of GDP they spend on UK defence, excluding pension provisions. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL9629 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 2018-07-30more like thismore than 2018-07-30
star this property answer text <p>When the Ministry of Defence's pension expenditure, as reported in accordance with NATO's definitions of defence spending, is removed, the UK's remaining expenditure on defence spending in financial year 2017-18 equalled 1.97% of GDP using the Office for Budget Responsibility's GDP forecast.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-07-30T14:47:33.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-30T14:47:33.387Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
1142453
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Army 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 (1) men, and (2) women, are serving full-time in the British army. more like this
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Lord Kilclooney more like this
star this property uin HL17527 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2019, there were 75,230 male and 7,540 female personnel in the full-time trade-trained strength and their untrained counterparts. This population does not include full-time Reserves Service (Home Commitment), Military Provost Guard Service and non-regular permanent staff, of which there are an additional 4,960 male and 260 female personnel.</p><p> </p><p>Full-time trade-trained strength includes Regulars, Gurkhas, and full-time Reserves Service (Full Commitment and Limited Commitment). Mobilised Reserves have not been included in the data, as these are only full-time whilst mobilised. Figures have been rounded to 10 for presentational purposes.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:31.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:31.593Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kilclooney more like this
1142449
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Warships: Repairs and Maintenance 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 estimate they have made of the cost of repairing Royal Navy ships currently unfit for action. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17523 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17522 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142448
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance 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 Royal Navy ships are currently undergoing repair; and how many were out of service for repairs in each of the last ten years. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17522 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17523 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1141952
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Merchant Shipping: Security 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 plans they have, if any, to join a United States-led shipping coalition after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17496 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK is part of ongoing conversations with international allies, including the US on how best we can ensure maritime security in the Gulf and protect freedom of navigation. This is not connected to the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.</p><p> </p><p>Freedom of navigation is in every nation's interest; it is unacceptable to illegally seize a ship going about legitimate business in an internationally recognised shipping lane. Any action we take will be aimed at ensuring freedom of navigation is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work for stability in the region with the international community, and to uphold the international rules that protect us all.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:11:18.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:11:18.5Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1141950
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 Military Alliances 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 which Ministers have attended discussions within the Five Powers Defence Arrangement in the last five years. more like this
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Baroness Taylor of Bolton more like this
star this property uin HL17494 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Ministry of Defence Ministers have attended the following meetings to discuss the Five Powers Defence Arrangements (FPDA).</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Meeting</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Location</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Minister</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>FPDA Defence Ministers Meeting</p></td><td><p>Malaysia</p></td><td><p>Secretary of State (Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>FPDA informal breakfast at the annual Shangri La Dialogue</p></td><td><p>Singapore</p></td><td><p>Secretary of State (Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>FPDA informal breakfast at the annual Shangri La Dialogue</p></td><td><p>Singapore</p></td><td><p>Secretary of State (Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>FPDA Defence Ministers Meeting</p></td><td><p>Singapore</p></td><td><p>No ministerial attendance due to the UK General Election</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>FPDA informal breakfast at the annual Shangri La Dialogue</p></td><td><p>Singapore</p></td><td><p>Secretary of State (Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>FPDA informal breakfast at the annual Shangri La Dialogue</p></td><td><p>Singapore</p></td><td><p>Secretary of State (Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:11:02.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:11:02.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Taylor of Bolton more like this