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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Civil Partnerships and Marriage 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 allow (a) civil marriage, (b) civil partnership and (c) same-sex marriage ceremonies on Ministry of Defence sites. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Will Quince more like this
star this property uin 222595 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I want to make sure that all those who want a civil marriage, civil partnerships and same-sex marriage in the Armed Forces receive the same treatment as their counterparts who wish to marry in religious ceremonies. That is why I have asked the Department to look into all options on making this a reality and have written to the Ministry of Justice and the Minister for Women and Equalities pushing this issue. The relevant legislation should be changed so that all members of the Armed Forces whether they want religious ceremonies, civil partnerships or marriage, or same-sex marriage are treated equally.</p><p>The Department conducted a pilot project in 2016, under the Minister of the Armed Forces, to consider the feasibility of using the MOD estate to host the registration of civil marriages or partnerships. This pilot identified a change was required to the relevant legislation to deliver this ambition. The current legislation does not allow for the MOD sites to limit who is married, and who attends civil marriages, civil partnerships and same-sex marriages; this presents difficulties in protecting security of MOD sites. The Department is working on how we fix this anomaly and have written asking for legislative change.</p><p>Meanwhile, more widely in the Armed Forces I am determined that the MOD should continue to be a leader in supporting the LGBT community, and to build on the strong progress to date. We continue to strive to be an employer of choice and are working hard to improve the culture within defence to ensure that we attract and retain diverse talent, including those from the LGBT community. Indeed, I was delighted the MOD was recently recognised in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2019, in which all three services have been placed in the Top 100 LGBT inclusive employers listing.</p><p>In 2014, we made provision to allow the marriages of same sex couples in military chapels, for those with demonstrable link to the Armed Forces and provided that the chaplain and the chaplain's Sending Church agreed. At present only the United Reformed Church (URC) permits its chaplains to conduct such marriages, and the first religious marriage of a same sex couple on Defence site took place at St Barbara's Church, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth in 2017.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Gavin Williamson more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T15:42:12.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:42:12.08Z
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4108
star this property label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this
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4423
unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
1063973
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Veterans 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 recent estimate he has made of the number of veterans who have served in the armed forces who reside in each local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 223145 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department does not record the number of veterans who reside in each local authority.</p><p> </p><p>An estimated distribution of the UK Armed Forces veteran population residing in Great Britain can be found in the 'Annual Population Survey: UK Armed Forces Veterans Residing in Great Britain', the latest edition of which (2017) is published at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/annual-population-survey-uk-armed-forces-veterans-residing-in-great-britain" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/annual-population-survey-uk-armed-forces-veterans-residing-in-great-britain</a>. As at 2017, there were an estimated 2.4 million UK Armed Forces veterans residing in households across Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>The sample size of the Annual Population Survey is statistically too small to produce veteran estimates at geographical locations below county level.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Department does hold information on UK Armed Forces veterans in each local authority who are in receipt of an Armed Forces occupational pension, a disablement pension under the War Pensions Scheme or compensation under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. This information can be found in table 3 of “Location of Armed Forces pension and compensation recipients: as at 31 March 2018 (annex A)” which is published at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/location-of-armed-forces-pension-and-compensation-recipients-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/location-of-armed-forces-pension-and-compensation-recipients-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 223146 more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T15:47:23.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:47:23.617Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
1063974
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Veterans 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, whether it is his policy to record the number of veterans who have served in the armed forces who reside in each local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 223146 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department does not record the number of veterans who reside in each local authority.</p><p> </p><p>An estimated distribution of the UK Armed Forces veteran population residing in Great Britain can be found in the 'Annual Population Survey: UK Armed Forces Veterans Residing in Great Britain', the latest edition of which (2017) is published at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/annual-population-survey-uk-armed-forces-veterans-residing-in-great-britain" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/annual-population-survey-uk-armed-forces-veterans-residing-in-great-britain</a>. As at 2017, there were an estimated 2.4 million UK Armed Forces veterans residing in households across Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>The sample size of the Annual Population Survey is statistically too small to produce veteran estimates at geographical locations below county level.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Department does hold information on UK Armed Forces veterans in each local authority who are in receipt of an Armed Forces occupational pension, a disablement pension under the War Pensions Scheme or compensation under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. This information can be found in table 3 of “Location of Armed Forces pension and compensation recipients: as at 31 March 2018 (annex A)” which is published at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/location-of-armed-forces-pension-and-compensation-recipients-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/location-of-armed-forces-pension-and-compensation-recipients-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 223145 more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T15:47:23.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:47:23.667Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
1063583
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Nuclear Weapons 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 assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the conclusions of the New Zealand Yearbook of International Law article entitled Is the UK nuclear deterrence policy lawful? Published in Vol. 11, 2013; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 222573 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I can reassure the House that the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent is fully compliant and compatible with our international legal obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Gavin Williamson more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T15:51:28.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:51:28.787Z
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4108
star this property label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1063961
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Veterans: Identity Cards 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, for what reason there is an expiry date on the HM Armed Forces Veterans identification card. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 223133 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In line with other identification cards such as passports and the Photo ID driving licence, the Veterans ID card lasts for ten years. Appearances can change, and it is important that Veteran ID cards provide a true likeness of the individual.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T15:48:04.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:48:04.06Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1064717
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Procurement 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, how many suppliers have been excluded from bidding for contracts due to their not meeting the criteria in his Department's Procurement Policy Note 03/14 in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 224371 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Cabinet Office's Procurement Policy Note 03/14 requires Central Government to include measures to promote tax compliance in procurement over £5 million. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is compliant with this policy and includes tax compliance conditions in its tenders and contracts.</p><p>Information on whether suppliers have been excluded from bidding for contracts is not held centrally and, as the MOD has awarded nearly 4,000 contracts competitively since 2014, this data can only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T15:43:13.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:43:13.603Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1059665
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star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Torpedoes more like this
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
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to maintain a sovereign capability in torpedo design, development and build. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL13683 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK takes a risk based approach to the preservation of the operational advantage derived from our military capabilities and assurance of the freedom of action inherent in the way that they are procured. As such, the acquisition strategies for military capabilities are kept under review to ensure that they remain fit for purpose. For the purpose of safeguarding national security, it would not be appropriate to publicly identify the circumstances or aspects of capabilities we might regard as critical to be maintained in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T15:54:06.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:54:06.807Z
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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
1059666
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star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property hansard heading Torpedoes more like this
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
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when work is required to start on replacing or updating the Stingray lightweight torpedo. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL13684 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The future capability requirements for the Stingray lightweight torpedo are still being investigated and a decision will be made once the time and cost implications are understood.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T15:50:12.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:50:12.3Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1063576
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading HMS Ocean more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the sale price of HMS Ocean to Brazil; and how much they plan to spend on the new Littoral Strike Ships. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL13814 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HMS OCEAN was sold to the Brazilian Navy for £84 million. The potential cost of the Littoral Strike Ship will be established during the initial concept phase that my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Defence announced on 11 February 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T15:45:10.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:45:10.663Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1063578
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading HMS Amethyst more like this
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
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Yangtze Incident. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL13816 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government currently has no plans for an official commemorative event of the Yangtze incident. However, we will, of course, give consideration to any requests for support by veterans' organisations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T15:49:37.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:49:37.253Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this