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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students more like this
unstar 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 the Home Department, what his policy is on excluding foreign university students from net immigration targets. 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 211742 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Net migration statistics are produced by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS). In line with the internationally agreed UN definition, these statistics define a migrant as someone changing their normal place of residence for more than a year. This includes students in net migration in the same way as other migrants. Other countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also include students in their net migration figures. <br><br>Net migration measures the difference between the number of peoplecoming the UK and the number leaving, so if students return home after<br>their studies, their impact on long-term net migration will be minimal. The ONS has recently improved its methodology so that it is possible to<br>better identify students in the emigration flows to give a more accurate measure of the contribution of students to overall net migration.In the last year, 124,000 non-EU students came to Britain to stay for more than 12 months, and the ONS estimates that only 50,000 left the country. <br><br>All migrants who are in the UK for 12 months or more have an impact on our communities, infrastructure and public services. Changing the way we measure migration would not make any difference to our student migration policy. There is no cap on the number of students who can come to the UK, and the county remains open to the brightest and the best.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
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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 Ammunition 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 are taken to ensure that ammunition used on firing ranges is fully and properly accounted for; and what amount of ammunition has not been accounted for in each of the three services in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
star this property uin 207920 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) takes the security and accounting of its ammunition very seriously. The MOD therefore has in place mechanisms to ensure that only units and individuals which are allowed to draw and use specific types of ammunition can do so. In addition to this, the MOD operates a rigorous internal audit system to ensure that ammunition can be accounted for at all stages of the supply chain. This includes both formal inventory checking within ammunition stores and confirmatory checks at the end of a range session; the latter includes a declaration requiring individuals to confirm they have no ammunition in their possession. The Service Police Crime Bureau has recorded all reported losses, thefts, and recoveries of MOD ammunition since 2011. Centrally held figures prior to 2011 are not available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The amount of lost and stolen ammunition is shown in the following table.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lost 9mm</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>164</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>237</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lost 5.56mm</p></td><td><p>247</p></td><td><p>602</p></td><td><p>1,473</p></td><td><p>2,322</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lost 7.62mm</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>210</p></td><td><p>210</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lost .22mm</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>55</p></td><td><p>55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lost L35A3 105mm</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lost 12.7mm</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stolen 9mm</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stolen 5.56mm</p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>371</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stolen 7.62mm</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>230</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Full year data for 2014 is not yet available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2015-03-02T16:22:13.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T16:22:13.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Drake Hall Prison 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 Justice, how many packages of books delivered to HM Prison Drake Hall were found to contain drugs in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Andrew Bingham more like this
star this property uin 206549 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The trafficking of drugs and other unauthorised items presents a serious threat to security in prisons and the National Offender Management Service employs a range of measures to deter and detect such activity.</p><p> </p><p>There have always been controls on the sending of parcels into prisons; the revised Incentives and Earned Privileges (IEP) national policy framework, which came into effect on 1 November 2013, has simply ensured greater consistency across the prison estate. We now have simple rules that allow prisoners a parcel of items when they first arrive in prison, and then only further items in exceptional circumstances. The restrictions were introduced to enhance existing security measures and to prevent the IEP policy framework from being undermined.</p><p> </p><p>Prisoners continue to be able to order books from reputable suppliers, which they can receive via the prison shop and they can also borrow books from the prison library.</p><p> </p><p>Incidents of finds of illicit items prior to the introduction of the revised IEP arrangements are recorded on a central incident reporting system. A study of data reported by Drake Hall prison during the period in question indicates that there were no finds of illicit drugs in items sent in.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T15:40:18.53Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T15:40:18.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Bingham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 Kurds more like this
unstar 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 estimate he has made of the military resources which have been provided to Kurdish forces by the UK in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 210378 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>Since August 2014 the UK has gifted urgent lethal military support to the Peshmerga in the form of heavy machine guns and ammunition to Kurdish forces at the request of the Iraqi Government in Baghdad.</p><p>Non-lethal items such as Halal rations, sleeping bags, body armour and helmets have also been supplied. In addition, we have assisted with the delivery of munitions and equipment on behalf of other Coalition members.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-11-25T16:49:40.663Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T16:49:40.663Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 Iraq 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 estimate he has made of the length of time that UK military forces will be engaged in Iraq. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 210383 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has been clear that dealing with this threat will take time and patience. Our intention is to provide support to the Iraqi government while we believe it to be both needed and the Iraqi government still requests it. The UK airstrikes and other military support shows the UK will play its part in standing against ISIL.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-11-20T16:56:30.803Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:56:30.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Air Space more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if two non-cooperating aircraft operating in the same Class G airspace at the same time can be regarded as a Risk to Life. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 212060 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The appropriate military Duty Holder for each aircraft fleet is required to undertake a Risk to Life assessment at quarterly intervals. One of the risks considered is that of mid air collision with non-cooperating aircraft. This includes in uncontrolled airspace away from airfields, airports and the airways system (Class G airspace). Following this assessment, the Duty Holder is required to put in place appropriate controls and mitigating measures to ensure that any potential risk is both tolerable and as low as reasonably practicable.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-11-10T17:26:43.522474Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:26:43.522474Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry 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 Angus Robertson more like this
101076
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Radioactive Materials more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many nuclear safety events there were at HMNB Clyde and RNAD Coulport, by category, in each of the last six years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 212061 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The information requested, accompanied by the category definitions, is provided below.</p><p> </p><p>Events are categorised in accordance with Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde's internal criteria, which record all events, however seemingly minor. This comprehensive, independent recording process allows Clyde to maintain a robust reporting culture, undertake learning from experience and to take early corrective action. This reporting process has been agreed by, and is subject to routine inspections by, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator.</p><p> </p><p>None of the events in the reports caused any harm to the health of any member of staff on the Naval Base, or to any member of the public, and the severity of the reported events has remained at a very low level. For example, incorrect labelling of an empty pallet and not filling out the correct form before painting inside a submarine are two of the recorded events. Investigations into all such events are carried out and, where necessary, measures are, put in place to prevent a recurrence.</p><p> </p><p>Nuclear safety events involving Nuclear Propulsion:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>FY</p><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>200910</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>TOTAL</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category A</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category B</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category C</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p>186</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category D</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TOTAL</p></td><td><p>73</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p>57</p></td><td><p>99</p></td><td><p>398</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Nuclear safety events involving Nuclear Weapons:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>FY</p><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>TOTAL</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category A</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category B</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category C</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category D</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TOTAL</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>53</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>There were no Category A or Category B events involving Nuclear Weapons, nor any Category A events involving Nuclear Propulsion. The details of the twelve Category B incidents involving Nuclear Propulsion are as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Date</p></td><td><p>Description</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>11 May 2008</p></td><td><p>Low level contamination detected on the discharge pipework within the Radioactive Effluent Disposal Facility.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9 June 2008</p></td><td><p>Temporary shielding to a valve in the Reactor Compartment had been removed without correct authorisation.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>27 June 2008</p></td><td><p>Inadvertent draining of onboard chemically treated water tanks into the contained submarine bilge, with no loss of water into the environment.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9 July 2008</p></td><td><p>A crane at the berth was operated in a non-standard configuration without an approved concession.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2 October 2008</p></td><td><p>Radiography Testing using a Faulty Source Mechanism.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>27 October 2008</p></td><td><p>A diving operation was undertaken while the reactor was operational.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8 December 2008</p></td><td><p>Inadvertent shutting of steam valves out-with normal operating procedures.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>11 February 2009</p></td><td><p>Explosives Handling Jetty (EHJ) 125 tonne crane - lifts total breached. While within the capacity of the crane, the number of lifts exceeded the agreed annual total.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>20 March 2009</p></td><td><p>EHJ 125 tonne crane - lifts total breached. Following the previous incident, a concession was granted, however, this was subsequently exceeded for operational support purposes.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12 June 2010</p></td><td><p>Loss of a freeze seal during routine valve maintenance leading to a contained submarine compartment water spill, with no loss of water into the environment.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>14 June 2010</p></td><td><p>Used protective suits in a double-layered plastic bag were accidentally dropped into the waters in the Base and recovered immediately. A member of staff became wet when recovering them: as a precaution, he was monitored to ensure no contamination, and was given the all clear.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>17 August 2012</p></td><td><p>Inadvertent radiation dose received by contractors while conducting submarine tank defect rectification work.</p><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>HM NAVAL BASE CLYDE - NUCLEAR SAFETY EVENT REPORTING</strong></p><p><strong>CATEGORY DEFINITIONS </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p><p><strong>Cat</strong></p></td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Nuclear Event Consequence</strong></p></td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Description</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A</p></td><td><p>Actual or high potential for radioactive release to the environment or over exposure to radiation.</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>· Major failure of Site or Nuclear Propulsion/Nuclear Weapon (NP/NW) services.</p><p> </p><p>· Major reduction of defence in depth.</p><p> </p><p>· Major failure in administrative controls or regulatory compliance.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>B</p></td><td><p>Actual or high potential for a contained release within building or submarine or unplanned exposure to radiation.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>C</p></td><td><p>Moderate potential for future release or exposure, or localised release within a designated radiological controlled area.</p></td><td><p>· Minor failure of Site or NP/NW services (eg with protection via defence in depth).</p><p> </p><p>· Minor regulatory or procedural compliance breach.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>D</p></td><td><p>Low potential for release – but may contribute towards an adverse trend producing latent conditions.</p></td><td><p>· Poor safety culture, eg:</p><p> </p><p>- Failure to report shortfalls.</p><p>- Communication failures.</p><p>- Leadership issues.</p><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 212062 more like this
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less than 2015-02-27T13:26:10.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-27T13:26:10.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Radioactive Materials more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many nuclear safety events there were at HMNB Clyde and RNAD Coulport involving (a) Class A and (b) Class B incidents involving (i) nuclear propulsion and (ii) nuclear weapons; and what the details were of each such incident. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 212062 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested, accompanied by the category definitions, is provided below.</p><p> </p><p>Events are categorised in accordance with Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde's internal criteria, which record all events, however seemingly minor. This comprehensive, independent recording process allows Clyde to maintain a robust reporting culture, undertake learning from experience and to take early corrective action. This reporting process has been agreed by, and is subject to routine inspections by, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator.</p><p> </p><p>None of the events in the reports caused any harm to the health of any member of staff on the Naval Base, or to any member of the public, and the severity of the reported events has remained at a very low level. For example, incorrect labelling of an empty pallet and not filling out the correct form before painting inside a submarine are two of the recorded events. Investigations into all such events are carried out and, where necessary, measures are, put in place to prevent a recurrence.</p><p> </p><p>Nuclear safety events involving Nuclear Propulsion:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>FY</p><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>200910</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>TOTAL</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category A</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category B</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category C</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p>186</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category D</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TOTAL</p></td><td><p>73</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>58</p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p>57</p></td><td><p>99</p></td><td><p>398</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Nuclear safety events involving Nuclear Weapons:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>FY</p><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>FY</p><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>TOTAL</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category A</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category B</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category C</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Category D</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TOTAL</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>53</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>There were no Category A or Category B events involving Nuclear Weapons, nor any Category A events involving Nuclear Propulsion. The details of the twelve Category B incidents involving Nuclear Propulsion are as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Date</p></td><td><p>Description</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>11 May 2008</p></td><td><p>Low level contamination detected on the discharge pipework within the Radioactive Effluent Disposal Facility.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9 June 2008</p></td><td><p>Temporary shielding to a valve in the Reactor Compartment had been removed without correct authorisation.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>27 June 2008</p></td><td><p>Inadvertent draining of onboard chemically treated water tanks into the contained submarine bilge, with no loss of water into the environment.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9 July 2008</p></td><td><p>A crane at the berth was operated in a non-standard configuration without an approved concession.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2 October 2008</p></td><td><p>Radiography Testing using a Faulty Source Mechanism.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>27 October 2008</p></td><td><p>A diving operation was undertaken while the reactor was operational.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8 December 2008</p></td><td><p>Inadvertent shutting of steam valves out-with normal operating procedures.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>11 February 2009</p></td><td><p>Explosives Handling Jetty (EHJ) 125 tonne crane - lifts total breached. While within the capacity of the crane, the number of lifts exceeded the agreed annual total.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>20 March 2009</p></td><td><p>EHJ 125 tonne crane - lifts total breached. Following the previous incident, a concession was granted, however, this was subsequently exceeded for operational support purposes.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12 June 2010</p></td><td><p>Loss of a freeze seal during routine valve maintenance leading to a contained submarine compartment water spill, with no loss of water into the environment.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>14 June 2010</p></td><td><p>Used protective suits in a double-layered plastic bag were accidentally dropped into the waters in the Base and recovered immediately. A member of staff became wet when recovering them: as a precaution, he was monitored to ensure no contamination, and was given the all clear.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>17 August 2012</p></td><td><p>Inadvertent radiation dose received by contractors while conducting submarine tank defect rectification work.</p><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>HM NAVAL BASE CLYDE - NUCLEAR SAFETY EVENT REPORTING</strong></p><p><strong>CATEGORY DEFINITIONS </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p><p><strong>Cat</strong></p></td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Nuclear Event Consequence</strong></p></td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Description</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A</p></td><td><p>Actual or high potential for radioactive release to the environment or over exposure to radiation.</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>· Major failure of Site or Nuclear Propulsion/Nuclear Weapon (NP/NW) services.</p><p> </p><p>· Major reduction of defence in depth.</p><p> </p><p>· Major failure in administrative controls or regulatory compliance.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>B</p></td><td><p>Actual or high potential for a contained release within building or submarine or unplanned exposure to radiation.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>C</p></td><td><p>Moderate potential for future release or exposure, or localised release within a designated radiological controlled area.</p></td><td><p>· Minor failure of Site or NP/NW services (eg with protection via defence in depth).</p><p> </p><p>· Minor regulatory or procedural compliance breach.</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>D</p></td><td><p>Low potential for release – but may contribute towards an adverse trend producing latent conditions.</p></td><td><p>· Poor safety culture, eg:</p><p> </p><p>- Failure to report shortfalls.</p><p>- Communication failures.</p><p>- Leadership issues.</p><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions UK forces have used a US Air Force Reaper Remotely Piloted Air System in Afghanistan in each year; and whether each such use was due to serviceability issues with RAF Reaper Remotely Piloted Air Systems. more like this
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star this property answer text <p><strong>The Rt Hon Mark Francois: </strong></p><p> </p><p>The number of sorties in which RAF crews have utilised a USAF Reaper to undertake a UK Sortie in Afghanistan for each year between 2008 and 2014 is given in the following table.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of United Kingdom Sorties utilising a USAF Air Vehicle</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>64</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>56</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-January to August Inclusive</p></td><td><p>192</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>For the majority of occasions this was due to short term unserviceability or routine scheduled servicing of a UK Reaper. The increased usage in 2012 was due to an increase in ISAF tasking, coinciding with a period of reduced UK airframe availability. This resulted in reduced resilience to cover short-term unserviceabilities from within the UK Reaper force. The increased usage in 2014 was due to further increased ISAF tasking utilising the crews from the UK Additional Reaper Capability. The additional UK aircrews and ISAF requirement to start the new task lines were in place prior to the additional UK airframes being prepared for operations in theatre. Consequently, while the new UK airframes were temporarily unavailable for tasking, the additional ISAF task lines with UK crews were flown utilising USAF aircraft.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether forward air controllers are directing airstrikes in Iraq. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>UK personnel in Iraq perform a number of roles. This includes supporting UK and coalition airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq. Iraqi security forces are able to communicate with coalition aircraft through coalition HQs including the Iraqi Joint Operating Centre in Baghdad. Coalition aircraft in Iraq either engage in dynamic targeting, for example responding to Iraqi forces under fire, or in deliberate targeting, when for example attacking previously identified ISIL positions prior to an advance by Iraqi security forces.</p> more like this
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