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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Navy: Horn of Africa more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what protection the Royal Navy is providing for the protection of (a) coastal waters and (b) fishing stocks off the Horn of Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 189556 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Royal Navy does not conduct operations specifically for the protection of fishing stocks off the Horn of Africa, but has contributed ships and personnel to the European Union Counter Piracy Mission under Operation Atalanta. The Royal Navy also contributes, alongside 32 other countries, to Combined Maritime Forces, which conduct Maritime Security Operations in the region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T17:31:03.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:31:03.44Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups 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, what contribution the UK mission to Afghanistan is making to the protection of Hazara civilians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 194619 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to monitor the number of civilian casualties and displaced persons as a result of the recent violence in Ghazni and Uruzgan. The Afghan Security Forces have been in the lead for the security of the Afghan people since 2015 and owing to the Afghan Security Forces response, the situation in these two provinces is stabilising. The UK is committed to supporting the Afghan Security Forces to ensure their capability continues to improve in order to successfully protect all ethnic and religious groups in Afghanistan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T15:41:48.903Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:41:48.903Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Military Aircraft and Warships 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, what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) state of readiness and(b) availability of (i) major warships, (ii) attack submarines, (iii) helicopters and (iv) military aircraft. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 205179 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence keeps its equipment under constant review to meet current and potential future requirements. The normal operating cycle of military equipment and Units requires them to hold different readiness levels depending on their programmes, maintenance and Departmental planning requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T17:00:29.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T17:00:29.75Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Military Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what scenario planning his Department is undertaking on Military Aid to Civil Authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 209289 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 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
star this property answer text <p>Civil authorities and emergency services provide the first response to crises, emergencies and/or major incidents within the UK. They can however request Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA) when they require additional or niche capabilities as described in 'Joint Doctrine Publication 02, UK Operations: the Defence Contribution to Resilience and Security'.</p><p>Defence participates actively in the Cabinet Office coordinated National Risk Assessment (NRA) process. The NRA, which is refreshed every two years, is a compendium of the most significant risks, or scenarios, that could manifest in the UK over the next five years. As part of the development and assessment of these scenarios the extent to which Defence may be required to provide MACA is considered. An unclassified version of the scenarios detailed in the NRA, can be found in the National Risk Register at the following link:</p><p>https://naru.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/UK-National-Risk-Register-2017.pdf</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T16:26:34.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T16:26:34.637Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Germany 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, what progress has been made in establishing a joint bridging unit in Germany. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 271371 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>In October 2018, a Joint Vision Statement was signed, reaffirming the continuing importance of close defence co-operation with Germany. This committed the UK to a combined river crossing capability with shared facilities in Minden. Elements of an Engineer Squadron are already operating at Minden, alongside our German partners. We continue to grow the UK elements of this capability and anticipate that the wider battalion will be fully operational within the first half of the next decade.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:16:23.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:16:23.637Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-02more like thismore than 2016-03-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Physiotherapy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) Health Education England and (b) the Department of Health consulted his Department over the workforce need of the armed services and defence contractors before deciding to reduce training commissions for physiotherapists in 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 29504 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 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has not been consulted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2016-03-08T16:48:14.68Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-08T16:48:14.68Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-02more like thismore than 2016-03-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Physiotherapy 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, if he will make it his policy to sponsor physiotherapy education places for future service physiotherapists. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 29501 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 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
star this property answer text <p>Physiotherapists are now recruited into the Armed Forces as commissioned officers. As a result Defence has enjoyed healthy recruiting of physiotherapists and, consequently, sponsorship of individuals through training is not currently considered necessary. Defence has benefited from applicants gaining clinical experience in the NHS prior to joining the military.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2016-03-08T16:48:58.697Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-08T16:48:58.697Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Catering 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, what steps he is taking to ensure that the food served to members of the armed forces at his Department's facilities run by Sodexo meets his Department's standards; and what sanctions are in place to deter violations of such standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 33554 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department is aware of concerns that have been expressed about the standard of food served to members of the Armed Forces.</p><p>The Department has in place a number of safeguards to ensure a good quality of food. These include; contract monitoring, site visits, reviews, customer engagement and assurance by Single Service catering subject matter experts to improve on the service provided.</p><p>Any complaint over food can be raised through the chain of command or directly with the contractor by way of a complaints book.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2016-04-18T16:47:18.503Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-18T16:47:18.503Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Unemployment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of people leaving the armed forces are still unemployed six months after the end of their service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 47863 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text <p>UK Service personnel with four or more years’ Service who voluntarily left the Armed Forces in Financial Year 2014-15 (the latest statistic available) and used the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) services had the following estimated employment outcomes, up to six months after leaving:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Service</p></td><td><p>Employed %</p></td><td><p>Economically Inactive %</p></td><td><p>Unemployed %</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Navy</p></td><td><p>89% (1,950)</p></td><td><p>7% (160)</p></td><td><p>3% (70)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army</p></td><td><p>84% (6,560)</p></td><td><p>9% (690)</p></td><td><p>7% (510)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Air Force</p></td><td><p>83% (1,710)</p></td><td><p>14% (290)</p></td><td><p>4% (70)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total Average %</p></td><td><p>85% (10,220)</p></td><td><p>10% (1,150)</p></td><td><p>6% (640)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong> The Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not record the training outcomes of Service leavers. The following categories of personnel have been included in the definition of those leaving Service voluntarily; those reaching the end of their engagement; those giving notice to terminate and those medically discharged. Figures include all Service leavers who used the Career Transition Partnership, less Early Service Leavers (this includes those with less than four years’ service and those compulsorily discharged). The numbers and percentages for employment outcomes cannot be summed together, as the unemployment figures were calculated on a different population to the employment and economically inactive figures. All totals and sub-totals have been rounded and so may not equal the sums of their rounded parts. When rounding to the nearest 10, numbers ending in “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p><p> </p><p>For Early Service Leavers (ESL i.e. those with less than four years service or those compulsorily discharged irrespective of length of Service), the Future Horizons Programme (FHP) for ESL was introduced on 1 October 2013. Between 1 October 2013 and 31 March 2014 approximately 33% of eligible personnel participated in FHP. During Financial Year 2014-15 some 62% of eligible personnel participated in the Future Horizons Programme. Prior to the establishment of FHP all ESL were entitled to unit level support as part of standard MOD policy.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 October 2015, the resettlement provision for ESL is termed CTP Future Horizons. Official statistics on the six-months post-discharge employment status of ESL who used CTP Future Horizons will be published in January 2017 as part of the CTP official statistic.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 46795 more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:43:42.15Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:43:42.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-19more like thismore than 2016-10-19
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Employment Schemes 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, what support his Department is giving to the Royal British Legion Industries Lifeworks programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 49372 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) recognises that the mobile nature of Service life can create a particular difficulty for working partners who often give up their own jobs to accompany Service personnel. The MOD's Partner Employment Programme (PEP) is therefore focused on addressing the barriers that hinder spousal employment, both in the UK and on overseas postings.</p><p>As part of our drive to support partners of Service personnel, the MOD's Armed Forces Covenant Team secured LIBOR funding for a two year period (2013-2015) to support The Royal British Legion Industries' (RBLI) Lifeworks for Families in the successful delivery of vocational assessment and employability courses to Service spouses and dependants.</p><p>Lifeworks for Families has now secured private funding for continuation until 2019 and the MOD continues to support the successful delivery of this work through continued engagement and publicity with our policy staff and the single Services. I am pleased that nearly 800 individuals have already benefited from this programme. Demand continues to be high and MOD officials are working with RBLI to deliver an additional bespoke workshop in spring 2017, which will support the families of serving personnel in Cyprus as they return to the UK.</p><p>In addition, RBLI Lifeworks for Veterans received £958,000 of LIBOR funds in March 2016 to deliver intensive employment support to long term unemployed veterans across the UK. This funding supports the continuation of the current five year programme until 2018. To date, over 600 Armed Forces veterans have benefited from the course, resulting in 83% of participants achieving paid employment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2016-10-26T14:58:00.823Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-26T14:58:00.823Z
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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 John Spellar more like this