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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Defence Cultural Specialist Unit more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many weeks of cultural and historical training the average graduate of the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit course receives in addition to their language training. 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
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The Defence Cultural Specialist Unit is not a training establishment and therefore does not offer any courses in the generally accepted use of the term. Its role is to prepare and provide Cultural Specialists and Human Terrain Analysts for units at readiness or deploying on operations. The Unit works with a variety of organisations, including the Defence Centre for Language and Culture at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, to ensure that its personnel are appropriately trained to meet the UK's commitments.</p><p>After the completion of appropriate language training, which also includes elements of cultural and historical learning, a Cultural Specialist will receive, on average, between 3-5 weeks of cultural and historical training specific to their future role.</p><p>Since the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit was formed in 2010, 59 personnel have spent more than six months undertaking related studies. These are provided at a range of locations, including the Defence Centre for Language and Culture at the Defence Academy. As at 30 October 2014 the Unit had seven personnel undertaking cultural and historical training.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211968 remove filter
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less than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.3510168Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.3510168Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this