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1124711
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star this property date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
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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: Hexavalent Chromium more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel are trained in the application of paints containing Hexavalent Chromium; and on how many occasions such paint was applied to military vehicles and vessels in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
star this property uin 250782 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not have ready access to the information you have requested as it is not centrally recorded. Hexavalent chromium paint is now only used by the MOD on platforms where there is no suitable alternative and where it is absolutely necessary to maintain defence capability and safety. The MOD is alert to the health and safety risks associated with hexavalent chromate and provides guidance, safety data sheets, training and working instructions for personnel known to be working with the substance, together with personal protective equipment. The MOD has a small number of exemptions in place for known instances of hexavalent chromate application and is working hard to identify alternatives in these cases.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 250783 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:16:16.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:16:16.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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4374
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
1124712
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
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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 Armed Forces: Hexavalent Chromium more like this
star this property house id 1 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 estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) current and (b) former serving armed forces personnel that may have been exposed to paint containing Hexavalent Chromium. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
star this property uin 250783 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not have ready access to the information you have requested as it is not centrally recorded. Hexavalent chromium paint is now only used by the MOD on platforms where there is no suitable alternative and where it is absolutely necessary to maintain defence capability and safety. The MOD is alert to the health and safety risks associated with hexavalent chromate and provides guidance, safety data sheets, training and working instructions for personnel known to be working with the substance, together with personal protective equipment. The MOD has a small number of exemptions in place for known instances of hexavalent chromate application and is working hard to identify alternatives in these cases.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 250782 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:16:16.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:16:16.843Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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4374
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
1125152
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Ministry of Defence: Bullying more like this
star this property house id 1 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 estimate she has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in her Department in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 251303 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of bullying and harassment cases recorded against managers is not recorded centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) takes bullying and harassment very seriously and will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour of any nature. The Department is continually assessing and identifying ways to improve the culture of the workplace, reduce tolerance of inappropriate behaviour further, including bullying and harassment, and making it easier for staff to report possible misconduct as well as providing more support to staff who have experienced it, and providing more effective and quicker routes to resolution.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has introduced a ‘SpeakSafe Helpline’ offering MOD employees a safe space to discuss issues relating to bullying, harassment and discrimination in the workplace with experienced practitioners, outside of their immediate workplace, who will offer advice and support. The SpeakSafe service is impartial and confidential, allowing callers to remain anonymous, if they wish.</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
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less than 2019-05-14T15:20:57.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:20:57.21Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1125391
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2019 to Question 241447 on Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay, what those works will entail; what residents of Dalgety Bay and the surrounding area can expect in terms of disruption to their lives; and what visual remediation will take place on site at the end of each period of works. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 252067 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The implementation of the agreed management strategy at Dalgety Bay involves the removal of radium sources; the reinforcement, replacement and extension of coastal armour stone and the construction of a replacement slipway at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club.</p><p>It is not possible at this time to determine the amount of disruption that may be caused by the work at Dalgety Bay as this has only recently gone to tender. Once a contractor has been appointed, a construction plan will be developed by them in consultation with the local council to minimise disruption.</p><p>Works on site will only be permitted between 1 April and 30 September each year. At the end of the first season any incomplete works will be protected and made safe, and will be completed in the following season.</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 2019-05-14T15:19:03.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:19:03.08Z
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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 Deidre Brock more like this
1125582
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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: Bullying more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many instances of alleged bullying have been made in Northern Ireland (a) in Army Cadet Force units and (b) where the complainant at the time of the complaint held the rank of Lieutenant or above in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 252491 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Allegations of this type are recorded under the category of bullying and harassment. On average, 10 allegations of bullying and harassment have been made within each of the three previous financial years by members of the Army Cadet Force units in Northern Ireland, although this should not be taken to assume there were 10 in each year; the numbers vary. This will include cadets and all Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (officers, adult instructors and non-uniformed volunteers). To provide the number of allegations made by those holding the rank of Lieutenant and above would be disclosive given the very small number involved.</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 2019-05-14T15:19:33.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:19:33.307Z
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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 Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1124945
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Armed Forces: Females 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 she has made towards the target of 15 per cent female recruitment to the armed forces by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 251341 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In the 12 months to 30 September 2018, 1,320 female personnel joined the UK Regular Forces, which was 10.9 per cent of the total intake.</p><p>Data on female intake into the UK Regular Forces is published twice a year in the UK Armed Forces Biannual Diversity Statistics publication. Figures up to 1 October 2018 were published on 13 December 2018 at:</p><p> </p><p>https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/763676/1_October_2018_Biannual_Diversity_Statistics.pdf</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence is working to achieve a more diverse and inclusive workforce at all levels, including through increased female representation. This work includes better understanding and greater engagement with potential female recruits; targeting recruitment campaigns; supporting candidates through the recruitment process; opening all roles within the Armed Forces to women; and enabling Service personnel to request fixed periods of part-time working, or varying their deployability, if operational requirements allow it, to better fit their service career around family life.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 251342 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:17:50.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:17:50.037Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4434
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1124946
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Armed Forces: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 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 proportion recruits to the armed forces in 2018 were female. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 251342 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In the 12 months to 30 September 2018, 1,320 female personnel joined the UK Regular Forces, which was 10.9 per cent of the total intake.</p><p>Data on female intake into the UK Regular Forces is published twice a year in the UK Armed Forces Biannual Diversity Statistics publication. Figures up to 1 October 2018 were published on 13 December 2018 at:</p><p> </p><p>https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/763676/1_October_2018_Biannual_Diversity_Statistics.pdf</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence is working to achieve a more diverse and inclusive workforce at all levels, including through increased female representation. This work includes better understanding and greater engagement with potential female recruits; targeting recruitment campaigns; supporting candidates through the recruitment process; opening all roles within the Armed Forces to women; and enabling Service personnel to request fixed periods of part-time working, or varying their deployability, if operational requirements allow it, to better fit their service career around family life.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 251341 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:17:50.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:17:50.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1125337
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 Australia: Joint Exercises 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 joint military exercises the UK plans to undertake with Australia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 251962 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK and Australia continue to exercise alongside each other regularly. Plans include:</p><p>Exercise Pacific Kukri involving elements of British Forces Brunei in Australia enabled by the Australian Army.</p><p>Exercise Talisman Sabre, primarily a US/Australian Exercise, but also involving Royal Marine and RAF personnel.</p><p>Exercise Diamond Strike, a US/Australian air warfare exercise, also involving a small number of RAF personnel.</p><p>Exercise Bersama Lima, the key annual exercise for the Five Powers Defence Arrangements, including force elements from the RAF participating alongside the RAAF in 2019</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:27:38.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:27:38.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1125339
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 Canada: Joint Exercises more like this
star this property house id 1 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 joint military exercises the UK plans to undertake with Canada. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As founding members of NATO, the UK and Canada regularly exercise together in NATO exercises, such as the US-led Baltops this summer and the UK-led Joint Warrior. Outside of NATO the UK and Canada plan to exercise together in a range of different exercises, including Cutlass Fury in September 2019, Nanook-Tuugaalik in 2020 and Maple Flag in 2021 should it be reinstated by the Canadians.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:24:30.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:24:30.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1125593
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 USA: Diego Garcia more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether her US counterparts have requested to deploy US B-52 bombers to Diego Garcia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 252523 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I am withholding the information as its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and another State.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:18:17.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:18:17.22Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1541
unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this