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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to increase the availability and use of gender advisers and cultural advisers within deployable United Kingdom armed forces; and whether they will list those instances where such advisers have been deployed. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL699 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 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is currently examining the number, training and requirement of military gender advisors.</p><p>Over the past 12 months, the MOD has deployed gender advisors to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Iraq (in order to train the Kurdish Security Forces (KSF); approximately 700 KSF have been trained so far). The MOD will also be deploying one gender advisor to the United Nations Headquarters to support the United Nations' military advisor to the Secretary-General on gender issues.</p><p>The MOD's cultural advisors have undertaken over 60 deployments over the past 12 months, to locations such as Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Mozambique and Bosnia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-01T15:52:19.31Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-01T15:52:19.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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4331
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
449172
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the size of the armed forces on 31 December in (1) 2009, (2) 2010, (3) 2011, (4) 2012, (5) 2013, (6) 2014, and (7) 2015. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL5682 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 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
star this property answer text <p>The information is not held in the format requested. However, the table below shows the total number of UK Forces Service personnel, the number of Regular personnel and the number of Volunteer Reserve personnel as at 1 April each year for the years 2009 to 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Prior to 1 April 2012 statistics for UK Forces Service Personnel were not held in a format suitable to answer the question. However some of this information is available on line at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140116142443/http:/www.dasa.mod.uk/index.php/publications/personnel/military/quarterly-personnel-report" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/personnel/military/quarterly-personnel-report</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>UK FORCES SERVICE PERSONNEL<sup>2</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>UK REGULAR FORCES<sup>3</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>VOLUNTEER RESERVE<sup>1</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2009</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>188,600</p></td><td><p>34,790 e</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2010</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>191,710</p></td><td><p>33,490 e</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2011</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>186,360</p></td><td><p>31,260 e</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2012</p></td><td><p>221,330</p></td><td><p>179,800</p></td><td><p>31,310</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2013</p></td><td><p>211,340</p></td><td><p>170,710</p></td><td><p>30,360</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2014</p></td><td><p>198,810</p></td><td><p>159,630</p></td><td><p>28,860</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2015</p></td><td><p>195,690</p></td><td><p>153,720</p></td><td><p>31,260</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><ol><li>Volunteer Reserve includes mobilised volunteer reserves, High Readiness Reserves and those volunteer reserves serving on Full Time Reserve Service and Additional Duties Commitments, Non Regular Permanent Staff and Expeditionary Forces Institute. Sponsored Reserves and University Officer Cadets are excluded.</li></ol><p> </p><ol><li>UK Forces Service Personnel comprises UK Regular Forces, Gurkhas, Military Provost Guard Service, Locally Engaged Personnel, Volunteer Reserve, Serving Regular Reserve, Sponsored Reserve, and FTRS of unknown origin. University Officer Cadets are excluded. Unless otherwise stated, includes trained and untrained personnel.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3"><li>UK Regular Forces Full-time trained and untrained personnel and excludes Gurkhas, Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) and reservists.</li></ol><p> </p><p><strong>Rounding</strong></p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, though numbers ending in a “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent the systematic bias caused by always rounding numbers upwards.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Symbols</strong></p><p>e – estimate</p><p>.. – Not Available</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5683 more like this
HL5684 more like this
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less than 2016-02-10T17:35:49.26Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-10T17:35:49.26Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
449174
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many regulars there were in the armed forces on 31 December in (1) 2009, (2) 2010, (3) 2011, (4) 2012, (5) 2013, (6) 2014, and (7) 2015. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL5684 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 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
star this property answer text <p>The information is not held in the format requested. However, the table below shows the total number of UK Forces Service personnel, the number of Regular personnel and the number of Volunteer Reserve personnel as at 1 April each year for the years 2009 to 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Prior to 1 April 2012 statistics for UK Forces Service Personnel were not held in a format suitable to answer the question. However some of this information is available on line at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140116142443/http:/www.dasa.mod.uk/index.php/publications/personnel/military/quarterly-personnel-report" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/personnel/military/quarterly-personnel-report</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>UK FORCES SERVICE PERSONNEL<sup>2</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>UK REGULAR FORCES<sup>3</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>VOLUNTEER RESERVE<sup>1</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2009</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>188,600</p></td><td><p>34,790 e</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2010</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>191,710</p></td><td><p>33,490 e</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2011</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>186,360</p></td><td><p>31,260 e</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2012</p></td><td><p>221,330</p></td><td><p>179,800</p></td><td><p>31,310</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2013</p></td><td><p>211,340</p></td><td><p>170,710</p></td><td><p>30,360</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2014</p></td><td><p>198,810</p></td><td><p>159,630</p></td><td><p>28,860</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 April 2015</p></td><td><p>195,690</p></td><td><p>153,720</p></td><td><p>31,260</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><ol><li>Volunteer Reserve includes mobilised volunteer reserves, High Readiness Reserves and those volunteer reserves serving on Full Time Reserve Service and Additional Duties Commitments, Non Regular Permanent Staff and Expeditionary Forces Institute. Sponsored Reserves and University Officer Cadets are excluded.</li></ol><p> </p><ol><li>UK Forces Service Personnel comprises UK Regular Forces, Gurkhas, Military Provost Guard Service, Locally Engaged Personnel, Volunteer Reserve, Serving Regular Reserve, Sponsored Reserve, and FTRS of unknown origin. University Officer Cadets are excluded. Unless otherwise stated, includes trained and untrained personnel.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="3"><li>UK Regular Forces Full-time trained and untrained personnel and excludes Gurkhas, Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) and reservists.</li></ol><p> </p><p><strong>Rounding</strong></p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, though numbers ending in a “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent the systematic bias caused by always rounding numbers upwards.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Symbols</strong></p><p>e – estimate</p><p>.. – Not Available</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5682 more like this
HL5683 more like this
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less than 2016-02-10T17:35:49.437Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-10T17:35:49.437Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
515887
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the establishment of (1) the Royal Navy, (2) the Army, and (3) the Royal Air Force, and how many vacancies there are in each service. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL7953 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 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
star this property answer text <p>The requested information, as at 1 March 2016, is provided below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Service</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Liability (establishment)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Full-time trained strength</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Deficit (vacancies)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</strong></p></td><td><p>30,220</p></td><td><p>29,730</p></td><td><p>480</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Army</strong></p></td><td><p>83,580</p></td><td><p>79,840</p></td><td><p>3,740</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Royal Air Force</strong></p></td><td><p>33,150</p></td><td><p>31,000</p></td><td><p>2,150</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Note: All figures are rounded. Totals and sub-totals are rounded separately and may not equal the sums of their rounded parts.</p><p> </p><p>Full details of liabilities and trained strengths are included in the UK Armed Forces Monthly Service Personnel Statistics, which can be found at the following address:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-armed-forces-monthly-service-personnel-statistics-2016" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-armed-forces-monthly-service-personnel-statistics-2016</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-05-04T14:25:51.81Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-04T14:25:51.81Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
536564
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star this property date less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the level of recruitment forecast in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, what assessment they have made of the Armed Forces' ability to undertake the range of tasks they face. more like this
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Lord Touhig 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 2016-07-26more like thismore than 2016-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 (SDSR 2015) ensured that investment in capability - including personnel - remained in balance with financial requirements, with a focus on matching capability to policy throughout the Review. To fully deliver future Defence commitments, the SDSR also set out plans for investment in an additional uplift of 400 personnel for the Royal Navy and 300 for the Royal Air Force. This will ensure that the Armed Forces continue to have the capabilities and skills needed to meet global obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-07-26T15:27:20.473Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-26T15:27:20.473Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
536565
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what spare capacity the Armed Forces have to respond flexibly and with resilience to unexpected emergencies. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL1239 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-26more like thismore than 2016-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is currently engaged in 23 operations around the world, which is above the historical norm for operational commitments. While delivering current operations, the MOD continually develops options for wider contingencies as risks to UK national interests emerge. Significant investment in a variety of critical enablers, both before and after the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, underpins our continued ability to meet demands both in the UK and overseas.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-07-26T15:27:57.7Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-26T15:27:57.7Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
577931
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star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force each have the manpower to meet their current operational commitments; and what capacity each service has to meet additional commitments if required. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1678 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 2016-09-19more like thismore than 2016-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces are meeting all of their current operational commitments. We routinely examine the implications of possible future activity for the Armed Forces and current deployments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-09-19T15:37:06.397Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-19T15:37:06.397Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
778745
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-27more like thismore than 2017-10-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what comparative assessment they have made of the infantry fighting value of (1) line regiments, (2) the Parachute Regiment, (3) the Royal Marines, and (4) RAF regiments, to overall UK military capacity. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL2654 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>Army infantry Regiments, the Parachute Regiment, the Royal Marines and the RAF Regiment all have distinct and discrete roles in the defence and security of the United Kingdom and are trained and equipped accordingly. There is no sensible or objective basis for a comparative assessment of their value and so no such exercise has been attempted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-11-09T14:45:10.327Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T14:45:10.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
797268
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between morale and overstretched resources in the armed services; and what steps they intend to take to remedy this situation. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL3700 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The management of morale in the Armed Forces is a high priority for Defence. The Department seeks to measure morale in a robust, consistent and scientific manner, through forums such as the Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey. Morale is influenced by many variables and the Department has made no specific assessment of a relationship with resourcing.</p><p> </p><p>We have launched the Armed Forces Families Strategy and the Armed Forces Covenant to improve the Service Offer and lived experience of Service personnel.</p><p> </p><p>We are also developing a number of other initiatives under the Armed Forces People Programme which is focused on modernising the employment offer for Service personnel to allow us to attract and retain the right mix of people and skills.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-12-12T15:30:47.73Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-12T15:30:47.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-03more like thismore than 2018-05-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current strength of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL7561 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 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
star this property answer text <p>The strength of Her Majesty's Armed Forces as at 1 January 2018 is 194,950.</p><p>Information on Armed Forces strength is regularly published by Defence Statistics in the UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics, which can be found at the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2018</p><p>Updated figures as at 1 April will be accessible at the same website address from 17 May 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-05-10T15:24:34.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-10T15:24:34.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics 1 January 2018.pdf more like this
star this property title Quarterly Service Personnel Statistcs 2018 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this