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unstar this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Army: Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether army apprenticeships at Level 2 require students to study towards Level 2 qualifications in English and mathematics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Army is compliant with the Government policy requiring apprenticeships to offer learners training to Level 2 English and mathematics where that level has not already been achieved. Soldiers enrolled onto a Level 2 apprenticeship are expected to study towards Level 2 English and mathematics if they have already achieved English and mathematics at Level 1. When a soldier being enrolled on a Level 2 apprenticeship does not have any prior attainment in functional skills, they will be assessed on enrolment and will study English and mathematics at Level 1 or Level 2 depending upon an assessment of their current skill.</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 2015-09-10T16:20:09.1Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:20:09.1Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
416231
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army: Training more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers who enlisted in the army aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 years and above dropped out before completing Phase Two training in each of the last five financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 8863 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of soldiers enlisting within the last five financial years who have since left the Army on voluntary or compulsory grounds before completion of their Phase Two training is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Regular Soldier Outflow</p><p>(by year of enlistment)</p></td><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Under 18</p></td><td><p>660</p></td><td><p>870</p></td><td><p>560</p></td><td><p>420</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18 and over</p></td><td><p>1,480</p></td><td><p>2,040</p></td><td><p>1,660</p></td><td><p>950</p></td><td><p>1,060</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Personnel may leave the Army for a number of reasons, including medical and fitness factors, disciplinary reasons, or voluntary withdrawal. Those who enlist under 18 years of age have a statutory right to discharge from the Armed Forces within six months if they feel they are unsuited to Service life.</p><p> </p><p>Some personnel who enlisted in the periods in question are still undertaking Phase Two training so totals for later years are not yet complete.</p><p> </p><p>The figures in the table exclude Gurkhas, Royal Gibraltar Regiment, Military Provost Guard Service, Full Time Reserve Service, Mobilised Reserves, Army Reserve and all other Reserves.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 10.</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
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less than 2015-09-10T16:24:51.49Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:24:51.49Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
416233
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unstar this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Education 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, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 4788, why figures pertaining to the number of army and RAF visits to schools in the academic years from 2012 to 2015 are lower than figures for earlier years provided during the last Parliament by his Department; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 8831 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The overall number of visits is dependent on a range of factors including the approach of the Army and RAF to engaging young people.</p><p>For the Army in particular, a more focused approach to engagement through the Army in Education programme may also have contributed to this reduction.</p><p>In addition, from 2012 to 2015 the RAF operated a system that sought to connect with pupils mainly through social media and marketing. This has changed and the emphasis is now on a return to personal contact and enhanced schools visits through the RAF 'Skills for Life' curriculum-based programme and its Schools Engagement Plan.</p><p>The Armed Forces will only ever visit a school by invitation from a teacher to support school activities.</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 2015-09-10T16:29:06.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:29:06.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
416235
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unstar this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence 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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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 the average time soldiers remained in the army after enlisting (a) under the age of 18 and (b) 18 or above was in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 8796 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Using the latest information available, as at 14 May 2014, the average time that soldiers remained in the Army, who enlisted under the age of 18 is 12 years and two months. Soldiers who enlisted at the age of 18 or above is nine years and three months.</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 2015-09-10T16:31:32.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:31:32.157Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
416238
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unstar this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Education 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, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 4788, for what reasons figures pertaining to the number of RAF visits to schools is no longer collected in a disaggregated format for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 8447 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>From financial year 2015-16 the RAF has been collecting data for visits to schools which will identify individual schools by region and country. Prior to this we could not collect disaggregated figures because the information was not recorded in that format. Although further disaggregation was achievable, to do so would have incurred disproportionate cost.</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 2015-09-10T16:27:18.44Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:27:18.44Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
417233
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unstar 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
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 Ministry of Defence: Land more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the clean-up costs of land owned by his Department that (a) has been sold in the last year and (b) is earmarked for sale. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 9158 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are no clean up costs to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) as land is sold as seen. If contamination of MOD owned land is found this is reflected in the sale price.</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 2015-09-10T16:10:34.44Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:10:34.44Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
417234
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unstar 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
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 Ministry of Defence: Land more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value of commercial land owned by his Department that has been earmarked for sale. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 9159 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The valuation of commercial land owned by the Ministry of Defence cannot be released as to do so would prejudice commercial interests.</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 2015-09-10T16:11:24.17Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:11:24.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
416166
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unstar this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the Government monitors feedback on the Armed Forces Community Covenant; and what steps he is taking to strengthen this covenant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Northampton South more like this
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David Mackintosh more like this
star this property uin 8395 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State provides an annual report to Parliament on progress delivering the commitments in the Armed Forces Covenant. Importantly this report includes unedited comments from the three Service Family Federations and key representatives of the Armed Forces charity sector (including the Confederation of Service Charities, the Royal British Legion and SSAFA). This independent assessment, in conjunction with the engagement of these organisations with the Cross Government Covenant Reference Group (CRG), and my personal engagement with them as the Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans, provides an essential strand of continuous feedback on all elements of the Covenant, not just the Community Covenant.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is also able to draw on the results of annual continuous attitude surveys, which provide a comprehensive picture of the views of our personnel on key issues, including the Covenant. We also have a network of personnel deployed regionally with responsibility for engaging with Local Authorities on the Covenant.</p><p>The previous Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, the right hon. Member for Broxtowe (Anna Soubry), wrote to each local authority in Great Britain underlining the importance of the Community Covenant and inviting them to provide details of the actions they have taken since signing the Community Covenant. This information is being used to support a broader body of work aimed at sharing and promoting best practice across Local Authorities. It builds on the three regional Community Covenant Conferences (Bristol, Manchester and Leicester) run by the MOD earlier in the year, as well as the Community Covenant event hosted at the Local Government Association annual conference in June.</p><p>Annual funding of £10 million will continue to support all 407 Local Authorities who have signed up to the Community Covenant and made a commitment to support their local Armed Forces community. The Community Covenant remains an essential strand in supporting the Armed Forces and we are committed to its successful implementation. I encourage all colleagues to engage their Local Authority on the actions they are taking to uphold the principles in the Covenant. We all have a shared responsibility for its delivery at a local level.</p>
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 2015-09-10T16:26:20.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:26:20.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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4431
unstar this property label Biography information for David Mackintosh more like this
417298
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unstar this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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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
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what help is available (a) nationally and (b) in Gloucestershire for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 9141 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence is committed to looking after the mental health of our Armed Forces, and our medical services are configured to provide community-based healthcare in line with national best practice. In the UK, we have 16 military Departments of Community Mental Health (DCMHs), which are located to be convenient for major centres of military population, and which support the provision of healthcare that is available through Service primary care facilities. Service personnel based in Gloucestershire who require treatment at a DCMH would be most likely to attend the facilities at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire or Tidworth in Wiltshire.</p><p>The DCMH mental health teams comprise psychiatrists and mental health nurses, with access to clinical psychologists and mental health social workers. A wide range of psychiatric and psychological treatments are available, including medication, psychological therapies, and environmental adjustment where appropriate. In-patient care, when necessary, is provided in dedicated psychiatric units through a central contract with an in-patient psychiatric care provider.</p>
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 2015-09-10T16:09:46.747Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:09:46.747Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
417231
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unstar 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
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 Ministry of Defence: Carbon Emissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on carbon offsetting in each of the last three years; and to which companies payments in respect of carbon offsetting were made in each such year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 9166 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has spent the following on carbon offsetting in each of the last three years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Budget Year</p></td><td><p>Offset Costs</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£11,611</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>£17,829.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table><tbody><tr><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p>Offsets for 2013-14 and 2014-15 were purchased together and cannot be separated.</p><p> </p><p>Payments in respect of the carbon offsetting were made to the Carbon Footprint Ltd via the Crown Commercial Service.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-09-10T16:30:32.023Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:30:32.023Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this