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star this property date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading France: Honours more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications for the Legion d'Honneur have been withdrawn since July 2015 due to the death of the applicant; and what further steps his Department is taking to ensure that people nominated to receive that medal receive it as quickly as possible. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
unstar this property uin 31541 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has been made aware of 37 cases from the original list of approximately 3,300 names submitted to the French authorities where the veteran had died before their case could be submitted. In addition, the French Embassy has advised us of 14 cases in which the medal has been sent out but was returned to them specifically because the individual had died.</p><p>Under the terms of the arrangement with the French authorities, within which the normal timetable for processing awards has greatly reduced, the Ministry of Defence can submit 100 cases per week. Cases are normally submitted in order of their original submission to the Department; but we prioritise cases where we are notified of life-threatening or serious conditions.</p><p>Since the new system began in July last year we have sent 3,150 applications to the French Embassy and it should be remembered that this alone is more cases than would normally be dealt with by the Legion d'Honneur in all categories for a whole year. The French are also receiving applications from the other Allied nations that took part in D-Day, and the overall level of applications will clearly be far higher.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-03-21T17:37:24.873Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T17:37:24.873Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Charities 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, what discussions his Department has initiated with military charities on minimising duplication of effort and gaps in provision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
unstar this property uin 33252 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
star this property answer text <p>The Service Charities Partnership Board (SCPB) is the most senior MOD Forum with charities and is attended by the Confederation of Service Charities (COBSEO), The Royal British Legion and the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association.</p><p>Our structured engagement serves to help identify gaps in current provision and increase coherence. The SCPB meets quarterly chaired by the Chief of Defence People with an annual Ministerial-led meeting attended by a broader spectrum of Armed Forces charities. Armed Forces charities are also represented at the MOD Welfare Conference, Bi-annual Defence Recovery Board, and the Armed Forces Covenant Reference Group.</p><p>The MOD continues to pursue a number of initiatives to increase coherence and minimising duplication of effort amongst the many Service Charities, including producing clear strategies in areas such as Mental Health; Wellbeing; and a Families Strategy, which will help provide a clear and better direction to co-ordinate work in these areas as well as helping to identify gaps in the current provision.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-04-13T14:31:03.657Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-13T14:31:03.657Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
522049
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star this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
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 Veterans: Military Decorations 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 Second World War veterans who have applied through his Department to receive the Légion d'Honneur have not yet received medals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 38675 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>In order to help the French authorities, who are ultimately responsible for the awarding of the Legion d'Honneur, we have developed improved administrative procedures whereby the UK is submitting Legion d'Honneur applications to the French in a steady flow in approximately the order that they were received by the Ministry of Defence.</p><p>Some 3,300 applications were received by the Department between June 2014 and March 2015. After forwarding these to the French authorities, the majority of these veterans have now received their award; exceptions are those where no contact information has been provided. Since April 2015 another 1,500 (approximately) applications have been received, and they are still arriving on a weekly basis. These cases are being processed and sent to the French authorities at the agreed rate of 100 per week.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-06-06T15:21:48.767Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T15:21:48.767Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
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 Married Quarters 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 much rent his Department has paid in each financial year on properties within the Married Quarters Estate that have been unoccupied for the majority of the years (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15 and (f) 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 38682 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-06-06T15:00:47.25Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T15:00:47.25Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
522051
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
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 Married Quarters 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 properties within the Married Quarters Estate have been unoccupied for the majority of (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15 and (f) 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 38683 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The number of properties within the Married Quarters Estate that have been unoccupied for the majority of the years since 2010-11 are as follows:</p><p> </p><p>2010-11 1,865</p><p>2011-12 14,168</p><p>2012-13 12,240</p><p>2013-14 9,884</p><p>2014-15 8,342</p><p>2015-16 7,675</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-06-06T15:09:50.497Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T15:09:50.497Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
522052
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
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 Married Quarters 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 much his Department has spent on dilapidation payments in respect of properties within the Married Quarters Estate in the years (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15 and (f) 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 38684 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The costs for dilapidations in Service Family Accommodation are as follows:</p><p>2010-2011 £1.4 million</p><p>2011-2012 £8.5 million</p><p>2012-2013 £1.5 million</p><p>2013-2014 £1.6 million</p><p>2014-2015 £2.2 million</p><p>2015-2016 £3.5 million</p><p>Dilapidation payments are paid as properties are handed back from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to Annington Homes when the MOD no longer requires them. This accounts for the fluctuation in the figures quoted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-06-06T15:05:43.483Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T15:05:43.483Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
528002
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star this property date less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence Sixth Form College more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of sponsored students at the Defence Sixth Form College, Welback become either officers in the armed forces or employees of his Department after graduating from university. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 40974 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The current proportion of Sponsored students at Welbeck who enter Initial Officer Training (IOT) with one of the three Armed Services, or a career in the Ministry of Defence (MOD), after graduating from university is over 70%.</p><p>The information provided is based on a rolling cycle of figures using the 2007-2009 school entry figures set against the numbers in the same years who passed into IOT with the Armed Services or the MOD. The figures are 74, 71 and 73% respectively. Whilst we have Welbeck entry figures from 2010 onward, the final figures moving on from university are not yet available as not all students have completed their education yet, with most of the 2010 entry completing this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-06-29T15:07:37.487Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-29T15:07:37.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
528003
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star this property date less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
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 Veterans: Employment 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, what proportion of early service leavers is in employment (a) six months and (b) one year after discharge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 40975 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held in the format requested. Resettlement Provision in the Ministry of Defence is delivered through the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) which was expanded in autumn 2015 to include Early Service Leavers (ESL). We will publish a CTP Official Statistic in January 2017 which will include the six month post-discharge employment outcomes for ESL.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-06-29T15:08:19.463Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-29T15:08:19.463Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence Fire and Rescue Service: Pay 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 net pay deductions from the salaries of Ministry of Defence fire fighters and fire officers are calculated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 44081 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Net Pay Deduction (NPD) for Fire Officer grades, or abatement in the case of Fire-fighters, is the adjustment to the salaries of DFRS personnel to allow for the differences between their pension arrangements and those of Local Authority Fire and Rescue Service (LAFRS) employees. Ministry of Defence (MOD) Fire-fighter and Fire Officer grades are members of the Civil Service Pension Schemes and the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS), whereas LAFRS staff belong to Local Authority Fire Pension Schemes (LAFPS).</p><p>The MOD Fire-fighter abatement is a single blended abatement figure based on a weighted comparison of member contributions rates between the PCSPS and the LAFPS. The abatement calculation makes allowance for the impact on the value of pension benefits which arises because the MOD Fire-fighter pension is based on an abated salary. The calculation of the abatement ignores differences in pension benefits between the schemes being compared.</p><p>The pay abatement level for Fire-fighters is calculated on behalf of the MOD by the Government Actuary Department (GAD). The current abatement of 7.1% is being reviewed by GAD to take account of the introduction of the new Civil Service Pension Scheme on 1 April 2015 and the Local Authority Fire-fighters Pension Scheme 2015.</p><p>For Fire Officer Grades the NPD has been calculated primarily by considering the differences in member contribution rates between the different pension schemes. The current NPD was implemented in 1993 and according to available information the calculation ignores differences in pension benefits accrued between the schemes but may have taken account of wider pay issues. The current NPD is 5.9% of pre-tax basic pay. In practice, an adjusted NPD, equal to 3.54% of pre-tax pay, is applied to Fire Officer salaries. This does not reduce the tax payable by the officer. For Fire Officers the NPD does not affect the salary used for pension purposes, so both pension benefits and member contributions are calculated based on salary before application of the NPD.</p><p>The MOD is currently reviewing the rate of the NPD for Fire Officer grades.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-09-12T14:50:17.933Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:50:17.933Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4471
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
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 Fire and Rescue Service: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse of reviewing the level of net pay deductions from the salaries of Ministry of Defence fire fighters and fire officers was in each year since 2008-09. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
unstar this property uin 44082 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The cost to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for work commissioned from the Government Actuary Department (GAD) to review the abatement and Net Pay Deduction level for MOD Fire-fighters and Fire Officers since 2009 is £139,000 plus VAT. This figure represents costs for wider advice provided by GAD on Pension issues for Defence Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) personnel and is not specifically related to abatement reviews. It has not been possible to itemise the costs in the time available, and neither has it been possible in the time available to confirm costs in 2008.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-09-12T14:58:33.507Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:58:33.507Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this