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star this property date less than 2015-10-30more like thismore than 2015-10-30
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces remove filter
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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, if he will place in the Library the most recent quarterly assessment of the Force Elements at Readiness. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 14211 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
star this property answer text <br /><p>I am withholding the most recent quarterly assessment of the UK's Force Elements at readiness as its disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.</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 2015-11-09T16:13:35.073Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-09T16:13:35.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which armed forces units have been (a) disbanded and (b) created under the Army 2020 structure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 11482 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <br /><p>I refer the right hon. Member to the statement made by the then Defence Secretary, the right hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) on 5 July 2012 regarding Army 2020 (Official Report, column 1085) and on the Army Reserve on 3 July 2013 (Official Report, column 50WS) which provided details of changes to the Army’s Order of Battle. Since then there have been a number of further changes to the Order of Battle; a full list is BELOW:</p><br /><br /><p><strong>A2020 UNITS DISBANDED AND CREATED</strong></p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Ser</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Unit</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Remarks</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Units created</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>Balaklava Company, 5<sup>th</sup> Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>5 Force Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>105 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers</p></td><td><p>Reserve</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>106 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers</p></td><td><p>Reserve</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>6 Military Intelligence Battalion</p></td><td><p>Reserve</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>7 Military Intelligence Battalion</p></td><td><p>Reserve</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>Intelligence Corps Central Volunteer HQ</p></td><td><p>Reserve</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>Specialist Group Military Intelligence</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>Medical Operational Support Group</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>Military Provost Staff Regiment</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>HQ 77 Brigade</p></td><td><p>Initially called the Stabilisation Assistance Group</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>HQ 7 Signal Group</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>HQ 2 Signal Group</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Units amalgamated</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> Royal Tank Regiment</p></td><td><p>To form The Royal Tank Regiment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>9/12 Lancers and Queen’s Royal Lancers</p></td><td><p>To form The Royal Lancers</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>1 and 9 Regiments Army Air Corps</p></td><td><p>To form 1 Regiment Army Air Corps</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>2<sup>nd</sup> and 3<sup>rd</sup> Battalions the Yorkshire Regiment</p></td><td><p>To form 1<sup>st</sup> Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>88 Postal Courier Regiment and 162 Postal Courier and Movement Regiment</p></td><td><p>To form 162 Postal Courier and Movement Regiment.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> Battalions the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers</p></td><td><p>To form 1<sup>st</sup> Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> Battalions the Royal Welsh Regiment</p></td><td><p>To form 1<sup>st</sup> Battalion The Royal Welsh Regiment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment</p></td><td><p>To merge with 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> Battalions</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Units disbanded</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>39 Regiment Royal Artillery</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>100 Regiment Royal Artillery</p></td><td><p>Reserve</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>28 Engineer Regiment</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>72 Engineer Regiment</p></td><td><p>Reserve</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>73 Engineer Regiment</p></td><td><p>Reserve</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>23 Pioneer Regiment Royal Logistic Corps</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>2 Logistic Support Regiment Royal Logistic Corps</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>12 Logistic Support Regiment Royal Logistics Corps</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>165 Port and Enabling Regiment Royal Logistics Corps</p></td><td><p>Reserve</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>166 Supply Regiment Royal Logistics Corps</p></td><td><p>Reserve</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>168 Pioneer Regiment Royal Logistics Corps</p></td><td><p>Reserve</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>5 Regiment Royal Military Police</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>67 Works Group Royal Engineers</p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr></tbody></table><br />
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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star this property file name 20120705_Army_2020.docx more like this
unstar this property title 20120705_Army_2020 more like this
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star this property file name 20130703_Army_Reserve.docx more like this
unstar this property title 20130703_Army_Reserve more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T14:46:41.38Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T14:46:41.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces remove filter
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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, with reference to the press release from the Prime Minister's Office of 14 July 2014, entitled PM announces £1.1 billion investment in capabilities for the armed forces, whether this amount will be sourced from departmental underspends. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 206098 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-12more like thismore than 2014-08-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The £1.1billion package has been funded predominantly by carrying over resources from 2012-13 and 2013-14. It has also been funded by drawing down some of the Ministry of Defence’s unallocated financial provision to the appropriate level in the context of the most recent financial planning cycle, and by reprioritising some existing expenditure within the Defence programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-08-12T10:16:05.4513713Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-12T10:16:05.4513713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces remove filter
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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 he is taking to retain personnel in the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 9307 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>All members of the Armed Forces receive an attractive package of terms and conditions of service which include a competitive salary with incremental pay scales, a non-contributory pension scheme, subsidised accommodation and access to free medical and dental care. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) also uses a variety of financial incentives to assist with recruitment and retention of Armed Forces personnel to tackle shortages in particular areas.</p><p> </p><p>The Services monitor outflow very carefully, although it should be recognised that some churn in strength, particularly in the lower ranks, is welcome and helps to refresh the Armed Forces. Instances of high outflow are mitigated through a variety of management actions which include extensions of Service, financial retention initiatives and inter-Service transfers.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has long standing links with private sector companies, and we work closely with them to help resettle Service personnel at the end of their Service careers through programmes such as the Career Transition Partnership.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 9331 more like this
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less than 2015-09-11T13:42:56.86Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T13:42:56.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps is he taking to fill gaps in the 102 specialist armed forces pinch point trades where there are shortfalls in skilled personnel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 166101 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-27more like thismore than 2018-07-27
star this property answer text <p>Armed Forces Operational Pinch Points are closely monitored and managed by the Services and the Defence Board. A range of long and short-term measures, at both Single Service and Tri-Service level, are being taken to resolve current shortfalls and mitigate their impact, including using financial recruitment and retention incentives and targeted extensions of Service.</p><p>The close monitoring and management of Operational Pinch Points enables the Department to ensure that these Pinch Points do not impact on the ability of the UK Armed Forces to meet their operational commitments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-07-27T13:21:30.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-27T13:21:30.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-14more like thismore than 2016-12-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what regular and Territorial Army units are stationed at (a) Bulford, (b) Tidworth, (c) Aldershot, (d) Catterick and (e) Colchester. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 57740 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-19more like thismore than 2016-12-19
star this property answer text <p>Army Units stationed at Bulford, Tidworth, Aldershot, Catterick and Colchester as at 15 December 2016 are shown in the attached table:</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 2016-12-19T15:50:50.047Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-19T15:50:50.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property file name 57740 - MOD Units at Bulford, Tidworth, Aldershot, Catterick and Colchester.docx more like this
unstar this property title 57740 - Army Units at Various MOD Sites more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-27more like thismore than 2017-10-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces remove filter
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 comparative assessment they have made of the infantry fighting value of (1) line regiments, (2) the Parachute Regiment, (3) the Royal Marines, and (4) RAF regiments, to overall UK military capacity. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL2654 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>Army infantry Regiments, the Parachute Regiment, the Royal Marines and the RAF Regiment all have distinct and discrete roles in the defence and security of the United Kingdom and are trained and equipped accordingly. There is no sensible or objective basis for a comparative assessment of their value and so no such exercise has been attempted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-11-09T14:45:10.327Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T14:45:10.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces remove filter
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 British service personnel are serving in (a) Afghanistan and (b) other countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 209788 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Around 600 UK Armed Forces personnel are currently deployed on operations in Afghanistan and around a further 2,930 are deployed on operations in other countries. Information on the stationed location of all UK Regular Forces is available at <a title="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/376061/QLS_Quarterly_Location_Statistics__October_2014.pdf#page=4" href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/376061/QLS_Quarterly_Location_Statistics__October_2014.pdf#page=4" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/376061/QLS_Quarterly_Location_Statistics__October_2014.pdf#page=4</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><ol type="1"><li>‘UK Armed Forces personnel’ includes UK Regular Forces, Gurkhas, Full Time Reserve Service personnel and mobilised reservists.</li><li>‘Other countries’ excludes deployments in the UK, Afghanistan and personnel on board Naval Vessels.</li><li>Data for personnel deployed on operations only includes personnel who are deployed to an overseas location with an assigned country code. Personnel on overseas training exercises are excluded.</li></ol><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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
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less than 2014-12-18T16:31:20.97Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T16:31:20.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Operational Pinch Points there are in the (a) Naval Service, (b) Army Service and (c) RAF Service; and what assessment he has made of the underlying reasons for any deficits in trained strength. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 116440 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 October 2017 there were 15 Operational Pinch Points (OPPs) in the Naval Service, 7 in the Army and 11 in the Royal Air Force.</p><p>OPPs may come from ensuring that our personnel do not go over guidelines on how much time should be spent on operations in any one year, and/or a competitive job market for the trades or areas of expertise involved. The single Services closely monitor any OPPs and apply a range of measures to manage them.</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 2017-12-07T17:44:22.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T17:44:22.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces remove filter
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 assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Strategic Defence and Security Review on the future size and power of the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 25889 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
star this property answer text <p>By 2025 we will have a highly capable expeditionary force of around 50,000. Joint Force 2025 will enable our Armed Forces to project power, deploy quickly and for longer periods and make the best use of new technology. We are investing in our front line by spending £178 billion over the next decade on equipment. We have committed to protecting the size of the Armed Forces by increasing the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force by a total of 700 personnel and not reducing the Army below 82,000.</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 2016-02-09T16:30:22.827Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-09T16:30:22.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this