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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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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 European Asylum Support Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make fuller use of personnel with regular reserve commitment liability to enhance the size of the armed forces, in particular the army, in times of tension and war; and how many men and women would be available from that source. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL1003 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 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Regular Reserve Force comprises the Royal Fleet Reserve, Army Regular Reserve and Royal Air Force Regular Reserve. Many of these former members of the Regular Forces retain a liability to be called up for service, the duration of which is determined by their previous contract type, length of Regular service and reason for leaving. They meet two functions: some are available to provide specialist capability for a limited time after leaving Regular service; all form a strategic reserve for resilience and regeneration of our Armed Forces in case of national crisis. In general, ex-Regular reservists have only been called upon to support routine operations if they have volunteered or when volunteer reservists have not been available.</p><p>With our growing numbers of Tri-Service Volunteer Reserves, which had a trained strength of 27,520 as at 1 May 2016, and our ability to recall ex-Regulars we are confident that we would have the resources necessary to meet our requirements in times of tension and war.</p><p>Strength figures for the Reserve Forces, including the Regular Reserve Force, are set out in Monthly Service Personnel Statistics on Gov.uk at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-armed-forces-monthly-service-personnel-statistics-2016</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T15:55:44.54Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T15:55:44.54Z
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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 West of Spithead more like this
967563
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Type 26 Frigates 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the first Type 26 frigate will be in service with the Royal Navy. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL10044 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the reply given by my hon. Friend, the previous Minister for Defence Procurement (Guto Bebb), in the House of Commons on 23 April 2018 to the hon. Member for Sheffield Central (Paul Blomfield) in response to Question number 904864.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T15:36:57.443Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T15:36:57.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name 20180423_904864_Type_26_Frigates.docx more like this
star this property title 904864 - Type 26 Frigates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
968787
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 Ministry of Defence: Families 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Ministry of Defence policies have been assessed against the Family Test; and whether they will publish any such assessments. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
star this property uin HL10071 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting families. To achieve this, in 2014 we introduced the Family Test, which aims to ensure that impacts on family relationships and functioning are recognised early on during the process of policy development and help inform the policy decisions made by Ministers. There is no requirement for Departments to publish the results of assessments made under the Family Test.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T14:36:12.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T14:36:12.683Z
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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 Eaton more like this
968832
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 HMS Prince of Wales 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the planned date for HMS Prince of Wales to leave Rosyth for sea trials. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL10116 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>HMS Prince of Wales is structurally complete and on current plans will commence contractor sea trials in late 2019; her first entry to Portsmouth will take place during those sea trials and her commissioning into the Royal Navy will follow their completion, both on dates that have yet to be determined.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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HL10117 more like this
HL10118 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T14:08:41.95Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T14:08:41.95Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
968833
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 HMS Prince of Wales 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the planned date for HMS Prince of Wales' first entry into Portsmouth. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL10117 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>HMS Prince of Wales is structurally complete and on current plans will commence contractor sea trials in late 2019; her first entry to Portsmouth will take place during those sea trials and her commissioning into the Royal Navy will follow their completion, both on dates that have yet to be determined.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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HL10116 more like this
HL10118 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T14:08:42.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T14:08:42.01Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
968834
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 HMS Prince of Wales more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the planned date for HMS Prince of Wales' commissioning ceremony. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL10118 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>HMS Prince of Wales is structurally complete and on current plans will commence contractor sea trials in late 2019; her first entry to Portsmouth will take place during those sea trials and her commissioning into the Royal Navy will follow their completion, both on dates that have yet to be determined.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL10116 more like this
HL10117 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T14:08:42.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T14:08:42.09Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
968835
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 Type 31 Frigates more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is planned for the first Type 31e to replace HMS Argyll when she leaves service; and how long she will have been in commission at that date. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL10119 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The National Shipbuilding Strategy envisages that the Type 31e will undertake a broad range of roles currently delivered by the Type 23 general purpose frigate, of which HMS Argyll is currently the first to leave service in 2023. We want the first Type 31e to enter service in 2023, with all five ships delivered by 2028.</p><p>The exact dates for the delivery of the Type 31e frigates are yet to be determined so it is too early to release the numbers of ships in service at any one time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10120 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T14:09:22.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T14:09:22.833Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
968836
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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 Frigates more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many frigates will be operational in the Royal Navy in (1) 2024, (2) 2025, (3) 2026, and (4) 2027. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL10120 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The National Shipbuilding Strategy envisages that the Type 31e will undertake a broad range of roles currently delivered by the Type 23 general purpose frigate, of which HMS Argyll is currently the first to leave service in 2023. We want the first Type 31e to enter service in 2023, with all five ships delivered by 2028.</p><p>The exact dates for the delivery of the Type 31e frigates are yet to be determined so it is too early to release the numbers of ships in service at any one time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10119 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T14:09:22.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T14:09:22.907Z
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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 West of Spithead more like this
969322
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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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 Veterans: Housing more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what precise measures have been developed by the armed services to ensure that those leaving service have adequate accommodation and avoid rough sleeping after discharge. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL10152 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>All Service leavers are provided with information on sources of housing help in their leaving information packs which are issued before discharge. The Joint Services Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) provides a dedicated focal point within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for housing ​information and advice for those about to return to civilian life. The JSHAO gives regular nationwide briefings advising Service personnel of their housing options.</p><p> </p><p>In 2012, the Government changed the law so that serving personnel suffering from a serious injury, illness or disability attributable to their service, and former Service personnel with urgent housing needs, are always given high priority for social housing. The Government has issued guidance strongly encouraging councils to prioritise all members of the Armed Forces and their families for social housing. This is statutory guidance to which councils must pay regard and is published at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/allocationaccommodationguide" target="_blank">www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/allocationaccommodationguide</a></p><p> </p><p>The MOD is developing a new tri-Service policy to provide more comprehensive support to Service personnel and their families as they transition out of the Armed Forces to civilian life. This will include advice and support on housing matters. The MOD will also be covered by the new Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) led statutory requirement scheduled to come into effect this autumn to refer those Service personnel at risk of homelessness when they leave the Armed Forces to the relevant local authority. The MHCLG has also extended the period within which veterans are given priority for Government funded shared ownership schemes, from 12 to 24 months after service. Support is also available from Veterans UK who operate a Freephone helpline (0808 1914218), and the Veterans Welfare Service. The Veterans Gateway can also signpost individuals to the organisation best placed to support, making it easier for veterans to access advice on a range of issues, including housing.</p><p> </p><p>The cross-Government Rough Sleeping Strategy is focused on achieving a commitment to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it by 2027.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T14:08:16.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T14:08:16.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on scientific and technical research into nuclear verification since 2015; whether the UK is actively seeking other non-nuclear weapons states partners; and what resources they have allocated for this work until 2020. more like this
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
star this property uin HL1018 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>Since 2015 the UK has conducted a series of successful exercises to support our ability to assess the efficiency and limitations of potential warhead reduction treaty verification technologies. The UK has drawn together its bilateral verification research programmes with Norway and the US to form a quadrilateral research initiative with Norway, the US and Sweden. Additionally it makes its nuclear disarmament verification research available to the International Partnership on Nuclear Disarmament Verification, the majority of members of which are non-nuclear weapons states. The Ministry of Defence has an active Arms Control Verification Research programme, at the Atomic Weapons Establishment. I am withholding further information on resources as its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice commercial interests.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T10:13:12.633Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T10:13:12.633Z
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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 Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this