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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-06more like thismore than 2016-05-06
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Directors: Disclosure of Information more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for what reason Companies House publishes the month and year of birth of company directors. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 36710 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
45332
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to section 42 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 which corresponds to an offence contrary to any provision specified in the table in paragraph 3 of the Schedule of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Prescribed Criteria and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2009 in each of the last four years. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
tabling member printed
Diana Johnson more like this
uin 193734 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
answer text <p>The information will take time to collate, I will write to the hon. Member shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN 194029 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1533
label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
45470
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to section 42 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 which (a) corresponds to an offence contrary to any provision specified in part 1 of the table in paragraph 1 of the Schedule to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Prescribed Criteria and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2009 and was committed in circumstances specified in the entry in the second column of that part of that table which corresponds to the relevant entry in the first column of that part of that table or (b) corresponds to an offence contrary to a provision specified in part 2 of that table in each of the last four years. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
tabling member printed
Diana Johnson more like this
uin 194029 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
answer text <p>The information will take time to collate, I will write to the hon. Member shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN 193734 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1533
label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
45224
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will introduce an online pension calculator for use by those who have left the armed forces. more like this
tabling member constituency Salisbury more like this
tabling member printed
John Glen more like this
uin 193844 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
answer text <p>The Armed Forces Benefits, Pension, Scheme Pays and Redundancy Calculators are available for serving Armed Forces personnel, but will not provide an accurate forecast for ex-Service personnel. They are able to request pension forecasts directly from the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA) which will be re-named Defence Business Services - Veterans UK with effect from 1 April 2014.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
44998
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) allegations of, (b) investigations of, (c) prosecutions for and (d) convictions for (i) rape and (ii) sexual assault fell under the jurisdiction of the Service Police in Cyprus in each year since 2008. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 193650 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
answer text <p>The following table details allegations of rape and sexual assault investigated by the Service Police in Cyprus in each year since the implementation of the Armed Forces Act 2006 on 1 November 2009 to 25 March 2014.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
attachment
1
file name PQ02838B - 20140402085152 - PQ Final Answer[1][1].doc more like this
title Table relating to PQ answer more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
45645
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average career length is of a soldier in each regiment or unit who enlisted (a) aged under 18 and (b) aged 18 or above. more like this
tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
uin 194161 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p>The average career length by Regiment or Corps is shown in the following table.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Regiment/Corps</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Average Career Length</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Enlisted under 18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Enlisted 18 or over</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Household Cavalry &amp; Royal Armoured Corps</p></td><td><p>11 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Artillery</p></td><td><p>13 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,6 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Engineers</p></td><td><p>12 years,11 months</p></td><td><p>8 years,6 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Signals</p></td><td><p>14 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>10 years,1 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Infantry</p></td><td><p>11 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>7 years,9 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army Air Corps</p></td><td><p>14 years,1 months</p></td><td><p>11 years,3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Logistic Corps</p></td><td><p>13 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>10 years,2 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Medical Corps</p></td><td><p>12 years,1 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,10 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers</p></td><td><p>14 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>13 years,3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Adjutant General's Corps (Provost)</p></td><td><p>19 years,7 months</p></td><td><p>13 years,6 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Adjutant General's Corps (Staff and Personnel Support)</p></td><td><p>18 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>14 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Veterinary Corps</p></td><td><p>12 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,6 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Small Arms School Corps</p></td><td><p>23 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>21 years,5 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Dental Corps</p></td><td><p>13 years,7 months</p></td><td><p>11 years,10 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Intelligence Corps</p></td><td><p>22 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>14 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Physical Training Corps</p></td><td><p>22 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>19 years,11 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps</p></td><td><p>14 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>11 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Corps of Army Music</p></td><td><p>22 years,2 months</p></td><td><p>13 years,3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Senior Soldier Continuity Posts (Long Service)</p></td><td><p>34 years,11 months</p></td><td><p>30 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>Source: Defence Statistics (Army)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes/Caveats:</p><p>The figures are based on all trained regular other ranks who left the Army between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2013.</p><p> </p><p>Caution should be exercised with regards to interpretation of these statistics. They are based on Army personnel covering a number of contracts or types of engagements. They form a statistical average for the Army and do not relate to the terms and conditions associated with any particular contract.</p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4122
label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
45646
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) junior entry and (b) standard entry soldiers enlisted in the Army in 2012-13; and how many such people left before completing Phase 2 training. more like this
tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Cunningham more like this
uin 194162 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p>The minimum age for enlisting in the Army is 16 and those between the ages of 16 and 17, or in some cases 17.5, are trained as Junior Entry. The remainder are trained as Standard Entry. Those who commenced training in either the Junior Entry or Senior Entry cohorts in 2012-13, and of those who subsequently discharged prior to completing Phase 2 training are shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>Enlisted</p></td><td><p>Discharged</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Junior Entry</p></td><td><p>1,550</p></td><td><p>290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Standard Entry</p></td><td><p>7,810</p></td><td><p>1,750</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Individuals may withdraw or be discharged for a number of reasons, including medical and fitness factors, disciplinary reasons, or voluntary withdrawal. Personnel under 18 have a statutory right to discharge from the Armed Forces if they wish to leave.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 10; numbers ending in ‘5' have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4122
label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
45654
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel are taking part in the Seedcorn initiative; what the location is of each such person; and with what equipment such personnel are training. more like this
tabling member constituency Moray more like this
tabling member printed
Angus Robertson more like this
uin 194241 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p>As announced in the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review the UK retains Seedcorn Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) capability with personnel embeded in MPA capabilities of our closest allies. The number and location of personnel and equipment are as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Location</p></td><td><p>No of Seedcorn Personnel</p></td><td><p>Aircraft</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Canada</p></td><td><p>Royal Canadian Air Force Greenwood</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>CP-140 Aurora</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Zealand</p></td><td><p>Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Whenuapai</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>P-3K Orion/P-3K2 Orion</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Australia</p></td><td><p>Royal Australian Air Force base Edinburgh</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>AP-3C Orion</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>United States</p></td><td><p>Naval Air Station Patuxent River</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>P-8 Poseidon</p><p> </p><p>1 qualified on RQ-21A Blackjack UAV</p><p> </p><p>4 are scheduled to train on the MQ-4C Triton during June-August 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>United States</p></td><td><p>Naval Air Station Jacksonville</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>P-8 Poseidon</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1433
label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
44341
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what savings have accrued to the Exchequer through the linking of the value of armed forces pensions to the Consumer Prices Index rather than the Retail Prices Index. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 193206 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p> </p><p>(holding answer 25 March 2014)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is used to set the inflation target for the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee; it is the headline measure of inflation in the UK as reported by the Office of National Statistics, and is an internationally comparable measure.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>CPI is therefore considered by the Government to be the appropriate index to provide protection from inflation, which is why both the Armed Forces and Civil Service pension schemes use this measure.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Armed Forces continue to benefit from the only major public sector pension scheme that is non-contributory.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested is shown in the following table. These figures are estimates:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year 1 (2011-12)</p></td><td><p>approx. £48 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year 2 (2012-13)</p></td><td><p>approx. £67 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year 3 (2013-14)</p></td><td><p>approx. £85 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
44330
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the budget of the Service Complaints Commission has been in each year of its operation; how many staff have been employed by that Commission; how such figures will change after April 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 193110 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p>The annual budget of the Service Complaints Commissioner can be found in the Annual Reports at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/423526_sccar_annualrep_tag.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/423526_sccar_annualrep_tag.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/423526_sccar_annualrep_tag.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_2009_ar.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_2009_ar.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_2009_ar.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_annual_report_2010_with_erratum.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_annual_report_2010_with_erratum.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_annual_report_2010_with_erratum.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/sccannualreport2011web.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/sccannualreport2011web.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/sccannualreport2011web.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/426354_ssc_ar_2012.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/426354_ssc_ar_2012.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/426354_ssc_ar_2012.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p> </p><p>The number of staff employed by the Commissioner at the end of each calendar year, excluding the Commissioner herself is shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014 (projected)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Resource requirements are kept under review and we will continue to do so as we implement the recent announcement of a Service Complaints Ombudsman.</p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this