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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Housing 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, when Boulogne Barracks, Catterick, was last used as accommodation for single servicemen and women; what the maximum number of personnel who could be accommodated in that barracks was at that time; and if he will make an estimate of how much the cost was of renovating that barracks for use as single living accommodation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Hugh Bayley more like this
star this property uin 212286 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Bourlon Barracks still routinely provides accommodation for up to 112 personnel. It can accommodate up to 1,108 personnel but there are no plans to use other buildings within the Barracks for this purpose. There has, therefore, been no estimate of how much the cost of renovating Bourlon Barracks for use as Single Living Accommodation would be.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-11-10T17:41:59.3448652Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:41:59.3448652Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
101814
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan 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 (a) military personnel and (b) UK personnel there will be in the NATO training, advice and assistance mission in Afghanistan in 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Hugh Bayley more like this
star this property uin 212584 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The recent signature of the US/Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement and NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) by the Afghan Government opened a new chapter for cooperation between Afghanistan and the international community. The SOFA provides the legal basis for the NATO follow-on mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces from 2015.</p><p> </p><p>We would expect to contribute a few hundred military personnel.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 212690 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:41:27.3307646Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:41:27.3307646Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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385
star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
101868
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan 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 agreement has been reached with the President of Afghanistan on the role and status of (a) foreign and (b) UK military personnel in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Hugh Bayley more like this
star this property uin 212690 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The recent signature of the US/Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement and NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) by the Afghan Government opened a new chapter for cooperation between Afghanistan and the international community. The SOFA provides the legal basis for the NATO follow-on mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces from 2015.</p><p> </p><p>We would expect to contribute a few hundred military personnel.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 212584 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:41:27.4618411Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:41:27.4618411Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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385
star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
106239
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading NATO 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 personnel from the UK work in the NATO Co-operative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn; and how their work contributes to the National Security Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 213195 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has seconded one member of staff to the NATO Co-operative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence since October 2013, and the UK officially joined the Centre as a sponsoring nation on 3 Jun 2014. The UK post at the Centre is part of the Strategy Branch, which supports NATO and sponsoring nations on present and future strategic cyber security issues, including the development and implementation of cyber defence capabilities.</p><p>Research and study in this field constitutes the basis for developing strategic frameworks to address evolving threats. The National Security Strategy identified cyber security as one of the Tier One national security risks to the UK, alongside International Conflict, Terrorism, and Natural Disasters.</p><p>As one of the sponsoring nations of the Centre the UK Ministry of Defence holds a seat on the Steering Group that directs the work of the Centre, has access to a number of free places on training courses run by the centre, and the ability to submit requests for research into cyber issues.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-11-10T17:42:47.2567744Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:42:47.2567744Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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1470
star this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
106240
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading NATO 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 progress has been made on the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force since the NATO summit in September 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 213196 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) is one element of the wider NATO Readiness Action Plan that also includes NATO Assurance Measures; the UK continues to contribute to these measures. Allies are currently considering detailed VJTF design proposals from NATO, ahead of the Defence Ministerial in February 2015, where decisions on force design will be made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-11-10T17:24:54.582442Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:24:54.582442Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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1470
star this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
101081
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence Cultural Specialist Unit 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 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
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 uin 211975 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>
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 211968 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.3510168Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.3510168Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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25865
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
star this property answering member 88
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
101088
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence Cultural Specialist Unit 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, 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
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 uin 211968 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>
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 211975 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.4349308Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.4349308Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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25866
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
star this property answering member 88
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
101340
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq 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 any UK personnel deployed on Operation Telic have reported any ill effects due to exposure to legacy chemical weapons and made any claims for compensation due to exposure, whether real or perceived, to chemical weapons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Neath more like this
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Mr Peter Hain more like this
star this property uin 212182 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p>However, we have identified the Service personnel who formed the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear teams involved in the operation to destroy Iraqi chemical weapons and there is no record of any of these personnel having made claims relating to exposure to chemical weapons.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-11-10T17:40:44.5387118Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:40:44.5387118Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hain more like this
105877
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assets and how many personnel will take part in Operation Resolute Support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 213145 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The NATO train, advise and assist mission will have around 12,000 personnel from NATO allies and partners in 2015. The UK will contribute a few hundred military personnel.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-11-10T17:40:12.915226Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:40:12.915226Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
105880
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Piracy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of the UK's contribution to Operation Atalanta in each financial year from 2008-09 to 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 213122 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Since 2008 the Royal Navy has contributed to the coalition counter-piracy and counter-terrorism operations commanded by the European Union (EU), NATO, and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). This has included the contribution of assets; and the provision of the Operational Headquarters and Operational Commander for the EU’s Operation ATALANTA; the NATO Maritime Commander and Maritime Headquarters that has overall command of Operation OCEAN SHIELD; and the Deputy Commander and supporting staff for the CMF. In addition, the Royal Navy maintains a constant presence, including at least one frigate or destroyer, in the Gulf region. Anti-piracy and anti-terrorism measures off the Horn of Africa, in the Gulf of Aden, and in the Arabian Gulf are among a number of concurrent tasks carried out by the Royal Navy and supporting assets, and expenditure incurred on these operations is not identified separately. The common costs (ie those shared by EU and NATO members that are additional to the national contribution of the operation) for the EU and NATO are as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Operation ATALANTA:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Calendar Year</p></td><td><p>£ million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>8.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>8.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>7.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>8.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>7.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Operation OCEAN SHIELD:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Calendar Year</p></td><td><p>£ million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>0.327</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>0.568</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>0.850</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>1.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0.450</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>0.830</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 213123 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:39:07.6865632Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:39:07.6865632Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this