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star this property human indexable true more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-28T00:51:03.197Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T00:51:03.197Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-08T04:17:24.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-08T04:17:24.287Z
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence Cultural Specialist Unit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 211975 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.3510168Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.3510168Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many weeks of cultural and historical training the average graduate of the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit course receives in addition to their language training. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
star this property session number 4 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
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Rory Stewart more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 211975 more like this
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star this property version 1 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Defence Cultural Specialist Unit is not a training establishment and therefore does not offer any courses in the generally accepted use of the term. Its role is to prepare and provide Cultural Specialists and Human Terrain Analysts for units at readiness or deploying on operations. The Unit works with a variety of organisations, including the Defence Centre for Language and Culture at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, to ensure that its personnel are appropriately trained to meet the UK's commitments.</p><p>After the completion of appropriate language training, which also includes elements of cultural and historical learning, a Cultural Specialist will receive, on average, between 3-5 weeks of cultural and historical training specific to their future role.</p><p>Since the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit was formed in 2010, 59 personnel have spent more than six months undertaking related studies. These are provided at a range of locations, including the Defence Centre for Language and Culture at the Defence Academy. As at 30 October 2014 the Unit had seven personnel undertaking cultural and historical training.</p>
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
101088
star this property human indexable true more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-28T00:51:05.117Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T00:51:05.117Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-08T04:18:10.637Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-08T04:18:10.637Z
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence Cultural Specialist Unit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 211968 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.4349308Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.4349308Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces have spent more than six months studying with the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit; and how many are studying now. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
star this property session number 4 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
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Rory Stewart more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 211968 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 211968 more like this
star this property version 1 more like this
star this property written parliamentary question type Ordinary more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Defence Cultural Specialist Unit is not a training establishment and therefore does not offer any courses in the generally accepted use of the term. Its role is to prepare and provide Cultural Specialists and Human Terrain Analysts for units at readiness or deploying on operations. The Unit works with a variety of organisations, including the Defence Centre for Language and Culture at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, to ensure that its personnel are appropriately trained to meet the UK's commitments.</p><p>After the completion of appropriate language training, which also includes elements of cultural and historical learning, a Cultural Specialist will receive, on average, between 3-5 weeks of cultural and historical training specific to their future role.</p><p>Since the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit was formed in 2010, 59 personnel have spent more than six months undertaking related studies. These are provided at a range of locations, including the Defence Centre for Language and Culture at the Defence Academy. As at 30 October 2014 the Unit had seven personnel undertaking cultural and historical training.</p>
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this