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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
star this property house id 2 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 what percentage of GDP they spend on UK defence, excluding pension provisions. more like this
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Lord Truscott remove filter
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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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
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star this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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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 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 whether the UK qualifies, and will continue to qualify, as a tier one military power. more like this
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Lord Truscott remove filter
star this property uin HL8886 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 2018-06-29more like thismore than 2018-06-29
star this property answer text <p>Through the plans and policies set out in Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, the Government committed to maintain the UK's status as a Tier 1 military power. Since 2015 the threats have increased rapidly and become more complex. The Modernising Defence Programme will make sure that our Armed Forces have the right capabilities to meet the increasing threat picture.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-06-29T10:25:16.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-29T10:25:16.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3682
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
900003
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star this property date less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Syria: Military Intervention 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 whether the UK is using thermobaric vacuum weapons in Syria. more like this
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Lord Truscott remove filter
star this property uin HL7666 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 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK has used enhanced blast munitions in Syria. The type of munition used by UK Armed Forces depends on the target to be struck. In line with International Humanitarian Law, our rigorous targeting process will always seek to minimise the effect of our military action on civilians and civilian objects.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-05-16T15:13:08.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-16T15:13:08.593Z
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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 Truscott more like this
893155
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star this property date less than 2018-04-27more like thismore than 2018-04-27
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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 Syria: Military Intervention 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, following the air strikes against Syria on 14 April, what objectives they hope to achieve in that country; and how they propose to achieve them. more like this
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Lord Truscott remove filter
star this property uin HL7372 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 2018-05-03more like thismore than 2018-05-03
star this property answer text <p>The aim of the targeted airstrikes conducted by the UK on 14 April 2018 was to alleviate human suffering by degrading the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability and deterring the future use of chemical weapons. The UK continues to participate in the Global Coalition with the aim of defeating the scourge of Daesh. We want to see a political settlement that ends the war and suffering, and provides stability for all Syrians and the wider region. Syria's future must be for Syrians to decide. The UK is the third largest bilateral humanitarian donor to the Syria crisis and has committed £2.71 billion to date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-05-03T15:35:47.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-03T15:35:47.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3682
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
884271
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Syria: Military Intervention 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 is their objective for military action against Syria. more like this
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Lord Truscott remove filter
star this property uin HL6956 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 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The objective for our targeted strike on 14 April was to degrade the Syrian regime's chemical weapons programme and to deter the further use of these weapons against their own population. It was not about regime change.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-04-23T16:08:22.003Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-23T16:08:22.003Z
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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 Truscott more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-23more like thismore than 2018-02-23
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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 Iraq Fatality Investigations more like this
star this property house id 2 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 whether they intend to review the future of the Iraq Fatality Investigations. more like this
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Lord Truscott remove filter
star this property uin HL5855 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 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
star this property answer text <p>In 2013 the High Court ordered the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to establish a non-criminal process of &quot;quasi-inquests&quot; (which we have designated Iraq Fatality Investigations (IFI)) in appropriate cases to comply fully with the investigative obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights, which include procedural requirements (to involve the victim's family, to ensure public accountability, and to identify systemic issues) that cannot always be achieved by a criminal investigation alone. The MOD understands the strain any investigation places upon its personnel, the vast majority of whom conducted themselves professionally in the most difficult circumstances, and is committed to providing them with proper pastoral and legal support. IFI are essentially inquests, they are not criminal investigations and can only take place when a decision has been taken not to prosecute. They take place to provide the families of deceased Iraqi civilians with answers about the circumstances of their deaths.</p><p>It is important that allegations of wrongdoing are investigated to allay public concerns, if unjustified, or to expose discreditable conduct. This process remains appropriate and legally necessary.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-03-05T17:06:02.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-05T17:06:02.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3682
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
224236
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star this property date less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
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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 Iraq 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 British military trainers and Armed Forces personnel are currently deployed to Iraq (including Kurdistan) to counter ISIL; and at what cost. more like this
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Lord Truscott remove filter
star this property uin HL5289 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 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answer text <p>As at 3 March 2015 there were 154 UK Armed Forces personnel deployed to Iraq in support of the Iraqi Government to counter ISIL.</p><p>The net additional costs of training and equipping the Iraqi and Kurdish Security Forces as well as providing UK enablers is currently being met from the £50 million Deployed Military Activity Pool (DMAP). The net costings for UK military operational activity are published in the Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts after the end of each financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-03-10T17:38:52.323Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T17:38:52.323Z
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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 Lord Truscott more like this
224235
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
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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 Ukraine more like this
star this property house id 2 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 much the deployment of Armed Forces personnel as trainers to Ukraine will cost. more like this
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Lord Truscott remove filter
star this property uin HL5288 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 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answer text <p>The costs of Ministry of Defence (MOD) support of this nature are compiled retrospectively on the basis of the net additional costs incurred. Since much of the necessary detail is still emerging, the net additional costs of the MOD's training assistance to Ukraine in financial year 2014-15 will not be available until after the end of the financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-03-10T17:34:57.22Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T17:34:57.22Z
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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 Lord Truscott more like this
429236
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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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
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star this property hansard heading Russia: Baltic States 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, following recent atrocities by ISIL against a number of countries, including Russia, they have reconsidered the statement by the Defence Secretary on 19 February that there is a "real and present danger" Russia could try to destabilise the Baltic states. more like this
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Lord Truscott remove filter
star this property uin HL3720 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 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government's position has been stated in the recently published Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 (Cm 9161). Russia's behaviour is hard to predict and although highly unlikely, we cannot rule out the possibility that Russia may feel tempted to act aggressively against NATO Allies. We also want to keep open the possibility of co-operation and will continue to seek to engage with Russia on global security issues, including international efforts to tackle the ISIL threat.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-11-26T17:01:43.33Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-26T17:01:43.33Z
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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 Truscott more like this