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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Wrecks 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 he is taking to (a) monitor designated and non-designated military wrecks and (b) facilitate the prosecution of those accused of the illegal salvage of such wrecks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones 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 2015-06-01more like thismore than 2015-06-01
star this property answer text <p>Where we are able to offer legal protection to military wrecks by means of asserting Sovereign Immunity or by designation under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 we will continue to do so. However, given the vast number of Royal Navy wrecks around the world, there are limitations on what can be achieved with regard to protection, but where we have definitive evidence of desecration of these sites, we will take appropriate action.</p><p>We are also pursuing the wider education of sea-users as a long term measure. Protection can be delivered through information to and education of those who might wish to disturb the wrecks. As an example of how this can be effective, the Royal Malaysian Navy has foiled an attempt to loot historic wrecks after receiving information of suspicious activity from the Pahang Fishermen's Association. In that way, through local engagement with the Malaysian authorities and others, we endeavour to protect such military maritime graves now and in the future.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2015-06-01T16:30:56.07Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-01T16:30:56.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
347382
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant 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 organisations in each region have benefitted from the Armed Forces Covenant (Libor) Fund; and how much each such organisation has received. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 428 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 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>Information held centrally by the Ministry of Defence on the distribution of the £35 million LIBOR Fund and the £40 million Veterans Accommodation Fund is provided in the attached documents. Information on the £35 million LIBOR Fund is collated by country rather than region.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property file name 20150601-40M Veterans Accommodation Fund[1].doc more like this
star this property title Veterans Accomodation Fund more like this
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star this property file name 20150601-35M LIBOR Fund(2).xls HOC 428.xls more like this
star this property title LIBOR FUND more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T15:42:34.637Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T15:42:34.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
347433
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-29more like thismore than 2015-05-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Job Satisfaction 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 steps his Department is taking to improve morale in the armed forces; and if he will make a statement. 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 498 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 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>This Government is determined to protect and improve the morale of the Service personnel who contribute and sacrifice so much for our country. That is why we enshrined the Armed Forces Covenant in law and put our people at the centre of policy making and delivery. We have introduced a raft of measures to improve Service life, including improved welfare support, the £200 million Forces Help to Buy scheme and a permanent commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant through a £10 million per annum fund which starts this year.</p><p> </p><p>These efforts are yielding clear dividends, and I am pleased that the recently published 2015 Armed Forces continuous attitude survey demonstrates an increase in officers who rate their morale as high - up from 41% in 2014 to 45% in 2015 - while the same figure for other ranks remains level at 39%. It is also noteworthy that the number of Service personnel who would recommend others to join the Armed Forces has increased from 41% to 47%. These figures are encouraging, especially when viewed against the context of the tough decisions around headcount reductions and pay restraint.</p><p> </p><p>I recognise that more remains to be done, and we will continue to strive to ensure that our Armed Forces feel valued and that their contribution and sacrifice is recognised, including through the development of the New Employment Model which aims to produce a modernised offer that reduces the impact of Service life on individuals and their families. We remain on course to meet Future Force 2020 targets as we move towards the agile and flexible force needed to keep us safe at home and abroad.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T16:10:06.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T16:10:06.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
347349
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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Katrice Lee 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, on what dates the Royal Military Police (a) made contact and (b) met with the German authorities in (i) 2014 and (ii) 2015 on the case of Katrice Lee. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hartlepool more like this
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Mr Iain Wright more like this
star this property uin 330 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 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Royal Military Police made contact with the German authorities on three occasions in 2014 and five in 2015. In addition they met with the German authorities in 2012 and 2013 to discuss the case. The table below provides dates of the contacts with the German authorities in 2014 and 2015:</p><table><tbody><tr><td>2014</td><td>2015</td></tr><tr><td>16 July</td><td>5 January</td></tr><tr><td>21 October</td><td>8 January</td></tr><tr><td>20 November</td><td>21 April</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td>30 April</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td>6 May</td></tr></tbody></table><p>As the investigation is still under way it would not be helpful to speculate on when it might conclude. However Katrice’s family is being kept informed of any developments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 331 more like this
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less than 2015-06-04T16:19:18.34Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T16:19:18.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Iain Wright more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Katrice Lee 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, when he expects Operation Bute to be concluded; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hartlepool more like this
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Mr Iain Wright more like this
star this property uin 331 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 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Royal Military Police made contact with the German authorities on three occasions in 2014 and five in 2015. In addition they met with the German authorities in 2012 and 2013 to discuss the case. The table below provides dates of the contacts with the German authorities in 2014 and 2015:</p><table><tbody><tr><td>2014</td><td>2015</td></tr><tr><td>16 July</td><td>5 January</td></tr><tr><td>21 October</td><td>8 January</td></tr><tr><td>20 November</td><td>21 April</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td>30 April</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td>6 May</td></tr></tbody></table><p>As the investigation is still under way it would not be helpful to speculate on when it might conclude. However Katrice’s family is being kept informed of any developments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 330 more like this
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less than 2015-06-04T16:19:18.42Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T16:19:18.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1478
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Iain Wright more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-29more like thismore than 2015-05-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading HMS Queen Mary: Salvage 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 steps he is taking to investigate allegations that the wreck of the battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary has been looted by salvors operating illegally. 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 509 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
star this property answer text <p>In March 2011 the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) received an allegation of theft of artefacts from the sunken battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary. After due consideration it was concluded by the MDP that no further action could be taken. Any new information will be considered by the MDP in the normal manner.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2015-06-05T12:25:42.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-05T12:25:42.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
347307
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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Force: Military Bases 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, how many RAF bases in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland are (i) operational and (ii) in caretaker status. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Douglas Chapman more like this
star this property uin 357 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 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
star this property answer text <p>For the purposes of answering this question I have taken operational base to be any RAF base that supports frontline operations, such as main operating bases and training establishments. There are 27 operational RAF bases in England: included in this are two RAF-named units operated by other Front Line Commands, and the tri-service technical training bases. There is one RAF base in Scotland and none in Northern Ireland. There are two RAF bases in Wales, which includes a technical training base. These figures do not include minor RAF units; RAF-operated diversionary airfields at Army units; sites operated by the United States Visiting Forces; sites only used by University Air Squadrons, Air Experience Flights, and Volunteer Glider Squadrons; Force Development Training Centres; Air Weapon Ranges; or remote radar and radio sites. There is one former RAF base in the UK that is in caretaker status, which is in England.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2015-06-05T12:26:46.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-05T12:26:46.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Douglas Chapman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Mefloquine more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2015 to Question 126, when he expects to be able to place in the Library the correspondence between his Department and Public Health England in relation to use of Lariam or Mefloquine and reports of (a) hallucinations, (b) psychosis and (c) suicidal thoughts in personnel prescribed those medications for the period 2010 to 2015; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 739 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
star this property answer text <p>I will write to the hon. Member when the information is available and place a copy in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2015-06-05T12:28:17.827Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-05T12:28:17.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army Cadet Force more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of support provided by his Department to the Army Cadet Force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Amber Valley more like this
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Nigel Mills more like this
star this property uin 900130 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 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
star this property answer text <p>Cadet organisations, including the Army Cadet Force, play an important part in the opportunities available to young people to develop skills and experiences alongside their education. The Ministry of Defence is pleased to support them and does so with over £150 million of funding each year. 100 new cadet units were established under the Cadet Expansion Programme in english schools during the last Parliament; along with a target to reach 500 cadet units in schools by 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2015-06-08T16:23:15.317Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-08T16:23:15.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Mills more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Families 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, with reference to the Prime Minister's press release of 18 August 2014, what steps he is taking to assess the impact of his Department's policies on the family. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
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Mr David Burrowes more like this
star this property uin 1192 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 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p>Armed Forces families are an integral and valued part of the Armed Forces community. We ask a great deal of our Service personnel and, in return, they deserve to have confidence that their families are appropriately supported.</p><p>Over the last five years this Government has achieved significant successes in this area; we amended the schools admissions code to allow schools in England to allocate a place in advance of a Service family arriving in the area, and enabled infant schools in England to admit Service children over the class size of 30. In addition, we allocated £20 million in LIBOR money in Financial Year 2014-15 to support childcare infrastructure for Service families.</p><p>One of the key tools we use to understand how Armed Forces families feel about the policies which affect them is the annual Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) which monitors the views of spouses and civil partners of Service personnel in key welfare areas, including employment, schooling, healthcare and accommodation. The results of the survey are used to help develop and track military personnel policies. In excess of 7,000 people completed the 2014 FAMCAS survey, with the responses showing improvements in areas such as full-time employment rates for spouses which increased from 33% in 2010 to 40% in 2014 and the numbers owning their own home, which increased from 55% to 58% in the same period.</p><p>In addition to the use of FAMCAS, officials work closely with each Service, the Service Families Federations and Armed Forces charities to understand and respond to family issues. At a senior level, the Families Forum meetings and Service Charities Partnership Board meetings provide regular opportunities for family issues to be raised and monitored with Ministers and the Chief of Defence People.</p><p>I recognise that there is more we can do to support families, which is why I am determined to drive forward projects such as the New Employment Model which aims to produce a modernised offer that reduces the impact of Service life on individuals and their families.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2015-06-09T15:18:28.023Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T15:18:28.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Burrowes more like this