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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Hybrid threats present themselves in many domains. Therefore, we utilise a ‘whole of government’ approach to protecting the UK against such activity. The MOD works collaboratively with other government departments, in line with Fusion Doctrine, to support this approach.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that the UK continues to work with and support our international partners in NATO and the EU, contributing to and drawing upon the different tools of these organisations to protect against hybrid threats.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Phil Wilson more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence, as part of wider Government, keeps threats and potential threats under constant review using a wide range of information sources including research.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jack Lopresti more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government takes hybrid and cyber threats very seriously, and we are strengthening the UK’s defences against increasingly sophisticated attacks. This includes assessing how we will tackle these threats once we have left the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The security partnership agreed between the UK and the EU sets out the broadest and most comprehensive agreement between the EU and a third country.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
unstar this property answer text <p>We are living in a period where the UK and our international partners face sustained hostile activity from certain states, and the Government takes this threat to the country very seriously.</p><p><br>The Home Office has taken a number of steps to counter hostile state activity. For example, the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act, which gained Royal Assent on 12 February 2019, provides a new power to stop, question, search and detain an individual at a port or border area to determine whether they are, or have been, involved in hostile state activity.</p><p><br>In addition, the Home Office is currently leading a review of existing Coun-ter-Hostile State Activity legislation in the UK, to establish whether further legislation is required to strengthen our response to all forms of hostile state activity.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Knight more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
unstar this property answer text <p>In the National Security Capability Review the Government introduced the Fusion Doctrine, in order to strengthen HMG’s collective approach to national security. It introduced a new system of senior officials as Senior Responsible Owners, each responsible for developing strategies to deliver NSC priorities via cross-departmental National Security Strategy Implementation Groups (NSSIG).</p><p>The Joint Funds Unit and the National Security Secretariat are currently working with teams to develop a suitable approach to the publication of the strategies that underpin NSC priorities and clearly link how cross-Government funds are used to support NSC priorities. At the next National Security Council Sub-Committee for the Joint Funds (the Prosperity Fund and the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund) Ministers will agree the approach, and departments will work together on creating these documents for publication.</p><p>For transparency purposes, programme documents are published annually, for the CSSF, which outline the national security objectives that each programme work towards.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
unstar this property answer text <p>We are unable to answer this question, or publish information related to operational processes, procedures and assessments due to the risk of releasing information which could be exploited to the detriment of national security.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK intends to accede to the World Trade Organisation Government Procurement Agreement on the same terms as is currently the position for the UK as an EU Member State. The UK's final market access offer was agreed in principle on 27 November 2018. As a result, while the treatment of defence contracts is expected to remain unchanged, the Ministry of Defence is contributing to work across Government to understand the implications and opportunities of accession.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK’s proposal for future security cooperation with the EU, as set out in the Technical Note on External Security, is aligned with the Government’s White Paper on the Future Relationship published on 12 July 2018, and reflected in the Political Declaration on the Framework for the Future Relationship.</p><p>The future relationship on foreign policy, defence and development is based on a flexible relationship, which enables us to activate and intensify UK-EU cooperation during a crisis or on a shared priority, where it is in our mutual interest. The UK will make independent choices in foreign policy, defence and development, and our national security will remain the sole responsibility of the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government will publish external versions of cross-government strategies, as they are updated, where this is compatible with UK national security.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>As the House is aware, the Ministry of Defence is currently conducting the Modernising Defence Programme.</p><p>I meet the National Security Adviser on a regular basis to discuss key issues including Russia’s increasingly destabilising behaviour, conflict and tension in Syria and the wider Middle East, the spread of violent extremism and organised crime in ungoverned spaces, and the situation on the Korean peninsula.</p><p>The Modernising Defence Programme will take all of this into account as we determine what capabilities and policies we need to meet the threats we face.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julia Lopez more like this