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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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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, what guidance and support his Department provides to military veterans and their families on securing stable housing; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 195453 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p>The £200 million Forces Help to Buy scheme commenced on 1 April 2014, meaning that Servicemen and women can now borrow up to 50% of their salary, up to a maximum of £25,000, interest-free, providing a boost to those needing to find a deposit to buy their own home.</p><p> </p><p>To assist the transition of serving personnel to civilian life, the MOD offers a wide-ranging resettlement programme which includes a briefing by the Joint Services Housing Advice Office. This offers advice and information about a range of topics that armed forces personnel may find useful relating to an individual's housing needs before they leave the armed forces.</p><p> </p><p>Once a person leaves service, any need for social housing becomes a local authority matter. The MOD is working closely with the Department for Communities and Local Government to ensure the fair treatment of service families in need of social housing and ensure they are given proper priority on housing waiting lists.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that there is more that can be done to provide practical support to our veterans and their families in this area. In February I announced LIBOR funding of £40 million to support charities which assist veterans with housing needs in order to build new homes, buy new accommodation and renovate old facilities. Projects are expected to include hostels and half-way houses for veterans who have fallen on hard times, supported housing for the wounded, injured and sick, and long-term care homes.</p><p> </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 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
1008490
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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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 Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 British Army soldiers died in Operation Herrick. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 192112 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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>364 British Army personnel died as a result of injuries and illnesses sustained on Operation Herrick. 36 were Officers and 328 were Other Rank soldiers.</p><p>These figures are official statistics provided by Defence Statistics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T14:48:54.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T14:48:54.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1008491
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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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 Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations more like this
star this property house id 1 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 veterans of Operation Herrick have died by suicide (a) whilst serving and (b) after leaving the Army. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 192113 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 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the welfare of Service personnel and veterans very seriously. As in society as a whole, the Armed Forces will never be able to eradicate the incidence of suicide, however we are not complacent; any suicide is one too many and a tragedy for the individual.</p><p> </p><p>As at 1 February 2018, there have been 29 coroner-confirmed suicide and open verdict deaths to UK Army Service personnel, whilst serving, who had previously deployed to Operation HERRICK (Afghanistan). In addition, there were three coroner-confirmed suicide and open verdict deaths to UK Army Service personnel whilst deployed on Operation HERRICK.</p><p> </p><p>Suicide data for veterans of the UK Armed Forces is not currently captured by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). However, the MOD has commissioned a new study to investigate causes of death, including suicide, amongst all those who served in the UK Armed Forces between 2001 and 2014, covering combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This will include Army personnel who are still in service, and Army personnel who have now transitioned into civilian life.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-study-into-iraq-and-afghanistan-veterans-launched" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-study-into-iraq-and-afghanistan-veterans-launched</a></p><p> </p><p>Every study conducted by the MOD has found that the risk of suicide amongst the Armed Forces community is lower than amongst the general population. The UK Regular Armed Forces male rate of suicide for 2017 was 8 per 100,000. In contrast, the UK general population male rate in 2016 was 19 per 100,000. The UK Regular Armed Forces have seen a declining trend in male suicide rates since the 1990s. Suicide remains a rare event, evidenced by the small number of deaths in each year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:15:22.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:15:22.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1008492
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star this property date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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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 Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what steps the Government is taking to support veterans of Operation Herrick. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 192114 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 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Operation Herrick finished in 2014, so many veterans of the campaign will still be serving. All Armed Forces personnel are supported by dedicated and comprehensive medical services, including mental health support. Current Service personnel are provided with pre- and post-operational stress management training, psychiatric and psychological treatments, and initiatives such as Trauma Risk Incident Management (TRiM - peer to peer support after a traumatic incident). The Ministry of Defence announced in October 2017 a new partnership with the Royal Foundation which will provide resources for training and education for the Armed Forces Community around good Mental Fitness.</p><p> </p><p>Further measures introduced to support Armed Forces personnel include a new 24-hour mental health helpline targeted at serving personnel and their families allowing them to access support for any mental health problems anytime, anywhere.</p><p> </p><p>For those who took part in Operation Herrick, but have left Service, the NHS in England and the Devolved Administrations are responsible for healthcare, including mental healthcare, for veterans. Veterans’ health is broadly aligned with that of the rest of the general population and most veterans’ health requirements are sufficiently met by existing NHS provision. However, several tailored initiatives are already in place to cater for specific veteran needs, including priority access to NHS secondary care in England, Scotland and Wales for Service related conditions, subject to the clinical need of all patients.</p><p> </p><p>Further measures to improve support to veterans include the recently announced Veterans Strategy: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our-veterans" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our-veterans</a>. By 2028 we will be doing more to ensure that each veteran is valued, contributing and supported. One of our aims is that all veterans enjoy a state of positive physical and mental health and wellbeing, enabling them to contribute to wider aspects of society. In order to achieve this outcome, we will focus our efforts on enabling consistency of medical outcomes for veterans, through a smooth transition of provision from in-Service to post-Service and sharing effective practices amongst clinical and healthcare communities; and providing bespoke treatment for those veterans who have specific health needs because of their service.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 192773 more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:14:54.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:14:54.753Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations more like this
star this property house id 1 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, whether the Government plans to introduce further measures to support veterans of Operation Herrick. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 192773 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 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Operation Herrick finished in 2014, so many veterans of the campaign will still be serving. All Armed Forces personnel are supported by dedicated and comprehensive medical services, including mental health support. Current Service personnel are provided with pre- and post-operational stress management training, psychiatric and psychological treatments, and initiatives such as Trauma Risk Incident Management (TRiM - peer to peer support after a traumatic incident). The Ministry of Defence announced in October 2017 a new partnership with the Royal Foundation which will provide resources for training and education for the Armed Forces Community around good Mental Fitness.</p><p> </p><p>Further measures introduced to support Armed Forces personnel include a new 24-hour mental health helpline targeted at serving personnel and their families allowing them to access support for any mental health problems anytime, anywhere.</p><p> </p><p>For those who took part in Operation Herrick, but have left Service, the NHS in England and the Devolved Administrations are responsible for healthcare, including mental healthcare, for veterans. Veterans’ health is broadly aligned with that of the rest of the general population and most veterans’ health requirements are sufficiently met by existing NHS provision. However, several tailored initiatives are already in place to cater for specific veteran needs, including priority access to NHS secondary care in England, Scotland and Wales for Service related conditions, subject to the clinical need of all patients.</p><p> </p><p>Further measures to improve support to veterans include the recently announced Veterans Strategy: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our-veterans" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our-veterans</a>. By 2028 we will be doing more to ensure that each veteran is valued, contributing and supported. One of our aims is that all veterans enjoy a state of positive physical and mental health and wellbeing, enabling them to contribute to wider aspects of society. In order to achieve this outcome, we will focus our efforts on enabling consistency of medical outcomes for veterans, through a smooth transition of provision from in-Service to post-Service and sharing effective practices amongst clinical and healthcare communities; and providing bespoke treatment for those veterans who have specific health needs because of their service.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 192114 more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:14:54.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:14:54.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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 World War II: Veterans more like this
star this property house id 1 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 much his Department spends annually on health and welfare services for veterans of World War Two. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 228011 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>Once Armed Forces personnel leave service, the provision of their health and welfare needs are primarily provided by the Department of Health and Social Care, and the Department for Work and Pensions.</p><p>Some welfare support is provided by the Ministry of Defence's Veterans UK organisation, but it is not possible to separate out costs for those veterans who served in World War Two.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T15:58:28.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T15:58:28.717Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
485573
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star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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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
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star this property hansard heading Libya: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what reports he has received on which other countries plan to deploy troops in Libya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 32273 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answer text <p>We do not comment on other nations' military planning activity.</p> more like this
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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less than 2016-04-11T16:16:47.687Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T16:16:47.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
485574
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star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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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
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star this property hansard heading Libya: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what plans his Department has to deploy the armed forces in Libya to provide security for the Libyan Government of National Accord. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 32425 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 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answer text <p>Multinational planning, in which the UK has played a supporting role, is focused on training Libyan security forces to provide their own security to the new Libyan government and Libyan people.</p> more like this
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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less than 2016-04-11T16:17:20.973Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T16:17:20.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
485575
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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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
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star this property hansard heading Libya: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what plans his Department has to deploy the armed forces in Libya to train the Libyan army. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 32426 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 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answer text <p>Planning has focused on training Libyan security forces to provide their own security to the new Libyan government and Libyan people. No decisions have been made about the future deployment of British military forces and any provision of support will be in response to a request by the Government of National Accord.</p> more like this
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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less than 2016-04-11T16:19:20.58Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T16:19:20.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
506371
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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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 Libya: International Assistance 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, what assessment he has made of the capabilities, troop numbers and mission objectives of the Libya international assistance mission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 32745 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 2016-04-14more like thismore than 2016-04-14
star this property answer text <p>Italy is leading the planning for a Libya International Assistance Mission which is intended to provide training to Libyan security forces in response to a formal request made by the Libyan Government of National Accord. The mission is not designed to provide security for the Libyan Government.</p><p>The capabilities, troop numbers and objectives for any potential deployment are not yet sufficiently developed and will be further refined once a request for support has been received and the requirement becomes clear. No decisions have been made about the contribution of any British military forces to this mission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-04-14T15:58:26.353Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-14T15:58:26.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this