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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 EU Defence Policy 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 assessment he has made of the potential effect on parliamentary accountability of the EU defence structures that the UK has joined since the EU referendum in 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
star this property uin 275696 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to ensure that parliamentary accountability for UK-EU defence cooperation is maintained. In addition to the public speeches made by the Prime Minister and the white paper of last July, the Government provided further clarification in September, in its response to the House of Commons Defence Committee report, on its proposals for a future security partnership with the EU. The Government has also participated in parliamentary debates or hearings on Permanent Structured Cooperation last April, Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Operation Sophia last June, the European Defence Industrial Development Programme last November and on CSDP missions and operations in May this year. The Government will continue to provide regular updates to both European Scrutiny Committees in Parliament.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:42:00.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:42:00.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1137765
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 EU Defence Policy 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 recent assessment she has made of the merits of UK participation in EU defence structures after the UK has left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
star this property uin 275127 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU, we remain committed to playing a leading role on Euro-Atlantic security. NATO remains the cornerstone of our defence. Nonetheless, the UK and the EU will continue to face common threats, which are evolving and growing in complexity, and we share the same values. That is why we have agreed the outline terms, through the Political Declaration, of a flexible and scalable future UK-EU security partnership to cooperate as a sovereign third country with EU partners on a case-by-case basis where there is a clear shared interest.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:44:13.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:44:13.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
star this property tabling member
1408
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1137822
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Army 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, by what criteria or process her Department chose 82,000 as the optimum number of personnel for the army. 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 275137 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The proposal for a regular Army of 82,000 emerged from work that followed the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T13:43:46.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:43:46.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1137340
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement 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 What progress is being made on the delivery to the UK of the Poseidon MRA Mk1 (P-8A) aircraft. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Douglas Ross more like this
star this property uin 911783 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Initial build of the first UK aircraft is complete. Painted in RAF livery, its first flight is scheduled for later this week. Delivery, as the RAF’s first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, is expected in October. Manufacture of the second aircraft, for delivery in January 2020, is under way.</p><p> </p><p>The first two aircrew courses have graduated and engineering training is ongoing. Construction of support infrastructure at RAF Lossiemouth is also continuing apace, so significant progress is being made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:32:22.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:32:22.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Douglas Ross more like this
1137342
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 National Security 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 What steps her Department is taking to protect the UK from hybrid threats by hostile states and actors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sedgefield more like this
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Phil Wilson more like this
star this property uin 911785 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Hybrid threats present themselves in many domains. Therefore, we utilise a ‘whole of government’ approach to protecting the UK against such activity. The MOD works collaboratively with other government departments, in line with Fusion Doctrine, to support this approach.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that the UK continues to work with and support our international partners in NATO and the EU, contributing to and drawing upon the different tools of these organisations to protect against hybrid threats.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:31:02.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:31:02.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Phil Wilson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 EU Common Foreign and Security Policy 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, if she will place a copy of the most recent UK National Implementation Plan under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy in the Library; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
star this property uin 274456 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>National Implementation Plans under the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) may refer to either Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) or civilian CSDP. As the UK is not a PESCO participating Member State and is not subject to the PESCO binding commitments, we have not developed a National Implementation Plan for PESCO. We are considering whether a National Implementation Plan for civilian CSDP is required before the UK leaves the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:08:06.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:08:06.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1136532
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 Saudi Arabia: Military Alliances 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 recent assessment she has made of the future of the UK-Saudi defence relationship. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 272884 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Saudi Arabia is a key ally in a strategically important region. It is an important partner in trade and investment, education, counter terrorism, defence, and energy security. We are committed to maintaining and developing the relationship.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:33:03.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:33:03.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1136534
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 Iran: Politics and Government 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 recent assessment she has made of the security situation in Iran. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 272886 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We are extremely concerned by Iran's breach of the nuclear deal and we are working intensively to keep the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in place.</p><p>We remain clear that the nuclear deal is still the best option in the interests of global security. It is critical that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons and this deal makes the world a safer place by taking the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran off the table.</p><p>Iranian attacks on tankers in the Gulf and a US drone violate international norms and increase the risk of escalation by miscalculation. We are continuing to use all diplomatic channels to work with the international community to restore maritime security in the Gulf and de-escalate regional tensions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:34:22.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:34:22.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 Electronic Warfare more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the UK’s ability to defend itself against cyber-attacks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 272888 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Cyber is a tier 1 threat and remains a national priority. The National Cyber Security Strategy, published on 1 November 2016, sets out ambitious policies to protect the UK in cyber space, supported by a £1.9 billion transformational investment. Our vision for 2021 is that the UK is secure and resilient to cyber threats, prosperous and confident in the digital world.</p><p>To operate and defend our networks and provide worldwide assured communications for defence, our Global Operations and Security Control Centre at Ministry of Defence (MOD) Corsham is operational 24/7, equipped with sophisticated cyber defence capabilities. We take the cyber threat very seriously. We are enhancing our cyber defence capabilities with recently announced plans to invest over £40 million in developing a new Cyber Security Operations Capability (CSOC). The CSOC will enhance our ability to secure Defence networks and systems against cyber threats and bring together our defensive cyber activity, enabling us to continue to operate safely and securely.</p><p>We are also investing £265 million in a pioneering approach to root out cyber vulnerabilities within our military platforms and wider cyber dependent systems. The new Cyber Vulnerability Investigations programme enables the MOD to better understand cyber risks, and thereby ensure its ability to defend itself against cyber attacks.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:17:55.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:17:55.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 USA: Military Alliances 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 she is taking to improve the interoperability of UK and US armed forces. 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 272779 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The US remains the UK's primary defence and security ally and our forces are designed to operate seamlessly alongside the US either bilaterally, in a NATO or other coalition construct. The Department is committed to improving interoperability with the US and conducts a programme of regular exercises to maintain momentum. The UK and US have embedded personnel across each other's militaries in order to ensure the highest levels of interoperability exist.</p><p>US-UK cooperation on our aircraft carrier, the F35 Lightning and P-8 programmes will extend our ability to operate together seamlessly. We will look for further such opportunities to maximise the value of our mutual investments to ensure interoperability with the US on the capability, force structures and policies required to meet the challenge of great power competition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:12:31.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:12:31.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this