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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence 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 over what periods in the last 30 years there has been a threat to the existence of the United Kingdom; and what was the average percentage of gross domestic product spent on defence in each of those years. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK has, and continues to face, a broad range of complex threats both at home and abroad.</p><p>The table below shows the proportion of gross domestic product that the UK has spent on defence each year since 1985. This data is published annually by NATO as part of its Defence Expenditure publications.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of GDP spent on Defence</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1985</p></td><td><p>5.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1986</p></td><td><p>4.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1987</p></td><td><p>4.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1988</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1989</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1990</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1991</p></td><td><p>4.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1992</p></td><td><p>3.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>1993</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1994</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1995</p></td><td><p>3.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1996</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1997</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1998</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1999</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
388464
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star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what areas of cost are included in this year's calculation of the percentage of gross domestic product spent on defence that were not included in the calculation for 2011–12. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL1239 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 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>As with other NATO allies, from time to time we update our approach to ensure we are categorising defence spending fully in accordance with NATO guidelines, seeking to capture all spending contributing to delivering the defence of the United Kingdom. Our 2011-12 NATO return was £36.6 billion. This included the Ministry of Defence budget, the cost of operations, and the Armed Forces Pension Scheme but did not reflect all UK defence spending. Our 2015-16 NATO return of £39 billion also included Ministry of Defence-generated income which directly funds defence activity, elements of the Government's cyber security spending, parts of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund relating to peacekeeping, war pensions and pension payments to retired MOD civil servants.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1238 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T15:34:09.277Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T15:34:09.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
388463
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide a full breakdown of the costs included in (1) this year's, and (2) 2011–12's, calculation of the total percentage of gross domestic product spent on defence. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL1238 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 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>As with other NATO allies, from time to time we update our approach to ensure we are categorising defence spending fully in accordance with NATO guidelines, seeking to capture all spending contributing to delivering the defence of the United Kingdom. Our 2011-12 NATO return was £36.6 billion. This included the Ministry of Defence budget, the cost of operations, and the Armed Forces Pension Scheme but did not reflect all UK defence spending. Our 2015-16 NATO return of £39 billion also included Ministry of Defence-generated income which directly funds defence activity, elements of the Government's cyber security spending, parts of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund relating to peacekeeping, war pensions and pension payments to retired MOD civil servants.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1239 more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T15:34:09.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T15:34:09.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
390735
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-16
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence remove filter
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, what steps he is taking to develop the UK's technological edge in military capabilities; and if he will make a statement. 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 7548 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 2015-07-23more like thismore than 2015-07-23
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to a 1% increase above inflation in the equipment budget until the end of this Parliament, investing over £160 billion in the next decade. This includes investing in new joint strike fighter jets, surveillance aircraft, hunter killer submarines, two aircraft carriers and the most advanced armoured vehicles. The Ministry of Defence also invests over £400 million annually in research to access cutting-edge technologies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2015-07-23T13:42:38.427Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-23T13:42:38.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
389499
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star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence remove filter
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, whether any spending counted towards the two per cent of GNI target for defence spending will also be counted towards the 0.7 per cent target for ODA spending. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 6583 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Some spending is counted for both the NATO 2% target and the 0.7% Official Development Assistance (ODA) target, in line with NATO and Organisation for Economic Co-operation &amp; Development guidelines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T15:02:37.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T15:02:37.387Z
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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 Patrick Grady more like this
388564
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence remove filter
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, what his policy is on establishing a minimum level of expenditure on defence expressed as a percentage of GDP. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wellingborough more like this
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Mr Peter Bone more like this
star this property uin 6069 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 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>As announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Summer Budget 2015, this Government has committed to meet the NATO pledge to spend 2% of GDP on defence in every year of this decade.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T16:23:59.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T16:23:59.437Z
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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 Mr Peter Bone more like this
226248
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star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence remove filter
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, what his policy is on the future of the defence budget. 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 226892 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 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The core Defence budget for 2014-15 is £34 billion. The expected budget for 2015-16 is also £34 billion.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions for 2016-17 and beyond will be a matter for the next Spending Review. However, the Ministry of Defence is planning on an annual 1% real terms increase in spending on defence equipment in this period.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T17:43:45.84Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T17:43:45.84Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence remove filter
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, if he will list his Department's category D defence projects. 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 210646 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 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost as category D defence equipment projects are up to £20 million and defence infrastructure projects are up to £10 million in value. Category D projects are also within the discretion of each Command under the delegated model of defence transformation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-10-22T16:19:03.3124695Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-22T16:19:03.3124695Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence 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, if he will list his Department's (a) category A, (b) category B and (c) category C defence projects. 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 210645 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 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property answer text <p>A list of all Ministry of Defence (MOD) Category A, B and C Projects is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p>A list of Category A, B and C Projects for Equipment (including Information, Communications and Technology but excluding Equipment Support Programmes) and Infrastructure is held and is provided in the tables attached. I am, however, withholding a number of project titles for the purpose of safeguarding national security, and that their release would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.</p><p>Category A, B and C Equipment Projects are defined as those valued in excess of £400 million; between £100 and £400 million; and between £20 and £100 million respectively. The tables contain only those projects at the post Initial Gate/pre-In-Service Date stage.</p><p>Infrastructure projects categories A and C are defined as those valued in excess of £100 million; and between £10 and £100 million respectively. There is no Category B for Infrastructure Projects.</p><p>Further information on major projects throughout Government, including Defence, can be found in the Cabinet Office Government Major Projects Portfolio. This is available on the gov.uk website at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/major-projects-authority-annual-report-2014</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T14:14:25.2372537Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T14:14:25.2372537Z
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1542
star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property file name Equipment Projects.doc HOC 210645.doc 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this