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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar 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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government over what periods in the last 30 years there has been a threat to the existence of the United Kingdom; and what was the average percentage of gross domestic product spent on defence in each of those years. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has, and continues to face, a broad range of complex threats both at home and abroad.</p><p>The table below shows the proportion of gross domestic product that the UK has spent on defence each year since 1985. This data is published annually by NATO as part of its Defence Expenditure publications.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of GDP spent on Defence</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1985</p></td><td><p>5.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1986</p></td><td><p>4.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1987</p></td><td><p>4.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1988</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1989</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1990</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1991</p></td><td><p>4.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1992</p></td><td><p>3.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>1993</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1994</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1995</p></td><td><p>3.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1996</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1997</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1998</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1999</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
386889
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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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: Armed Conflict more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether driving Daesh out of Iraq would be a final military victory. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL998 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
unstar this property answer text <p>ISIL must be defeated both in Iraq and Syria. This will take time and patience but it is a fight we must win. We are also clear that it cannot be achieved by military action alone which is why the UK supports inclusive governance in Iraq and political transition in Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:05:34.347Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:05:34.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
947580
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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Air Force: Military Bases more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many airbases in the UK have been closed since 2010. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL9858 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-07more like thismore than 2018-08-07
unstar this property answer text <p>Four stations have ceased to operate as airbases since 2010. However, they continue to be operational as part of the Defence estate and two still have active runways.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-08-07T11:59:57.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-07T11:59:57.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
76634
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star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Reserve Forces more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they plan to extend their proposals for one per cent of civil servants to join the Armed Forces Reserves to other public sector workers. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
star this property uin HL976 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>All central government departments have signed up to the 1% Challenge. We are currently working across Government to decide what would be appropriate for other parts of the public sector to sign up to, given the variety of organisations involved. Regardless of this, we encourage all organisations to adopt a supportive environment for their employees who are Armed Forces reservists, and to encourage others to join.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-07-23T15:48:05.9348389Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-23T15:48:05.9348389Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-20more like thismore than 2018-07-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Technology more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for unmanned transport systems to supply troops on the front line. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL9747 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-01more like thismore than 2018-08-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Defence Scientific and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) is leading the Ministry of Defence's research in this area, working with the US Department of Defense to accelerate and demonstrate the effective use of new robotic and autonomous systems technologies.</p><p> </p><p>This includes the 'Last Mile Challenge' innovation initiative which has challenged industry and academia to look at how delivery drones and resupply robots can provide vital reinforcements to frontline troops. The challenge is worth a total of £3.8 million over the next 12 months with prototypes being built for demonstration later this year. Four of the five successful organisations are British-led with a wide range of sub-contractors from small and medium sized enterprises, industry and academia.</p><p> </p><p>These capabilities and other emerging military technologies will be tested and evaluated at the Autonomous Warrior, Army Warfighting Exercise in November 2018. The exercise, which involves all three Services, DSTL, the US Army and around 50 industry participants, will test a range of research projects including in surveillance, long-range and precision targeting, enhancing mobility and the re-supply of forces, urban warfare and enhanced situational awareness. The lessons identified will support decision making for future investment in ground-breaking technology and innovation to ensure the Army and British industry remain at the cutting edge of technology and combat tactics.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-08-01T12:26:33.853Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-01T12:26:33.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
386470
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Syria: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what military or logistical assistance they plan to give the Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units defending Kobani; and whether they now plan to join the United States in mounting aerial bombardment of Daesh military targets in Syria. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL965 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Whilst the UK has not given specific military or logistic assistance to the fighters of People's Protection Units in Kobane, the UK is a major contributor to the wider global coalition working to counter ISIL across Iraq and Syria, which has assisted the Kurdish force to liberate and defend the area.</p><p>Whilst UK intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft have been deployed over Syria, the Government has made it clear that it would seek further Parliamentary approval before UK aircraft conducted air strikes in Syria, unless there was a critical British interest at stake or a need to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-09T15:41:02.47Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T15:41:02.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar 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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they intend the UK to make to NATO's Four 30s initiative. more like this
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Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom more like this
star this property uin HL9637 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The maritime, land, and air assets that will deliver NATO's &quot;4-30s&quot; Readiness Initiative will be in addition to the capabilities already committed to the NATO Response Force. However, the specific requirements are being defined by NATO and national contributions will be confirmed when that process is complete.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9636 more like this
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less than 2018-07-25T15:41:56.123Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T15:41:56.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom more like this
944395
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star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar 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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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was meant by the word "additional" in the NATO Brussels Summit Declaration of 11 July which stated in paragraph 14 that "Allies will offer an additional 30 major naval combatants, 30 heavy or medium manoeuvre battalions, and 30 kinetic air squadrons, with enabling forces, at 30 days readiness or less". more like this
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Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom more like this
star this property uin HL9636 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The maritime, land, and air assets that will deliver NATO's &quot;4-30s&quot; Readiness Initiative will be in addition to the capabilities already committed to the NATO Response Force. However, the specific requirements are being defined by NATO and national contributions will be confirmed when that process is complete.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9637 more like this
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less than 2018-07-25T15:41:56.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T15:41:56.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom more like this
943419
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star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar 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: Expenditure more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of GDP they spend on UK defence, excluding pension provisions. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL9629 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-30more like thismore than 2018-07-30
unstar this property answer text <p>When the Ministry of Defence's pension expenditure, as reported in accordance with NATO's definitions of defence spending, is removed, the UK's remaining expenditure on defence spending in financial year 2017-18 equalled 1.97% of GDP using the Office for Budget Responsibility's GDP forecast.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-07-30T14:47:33.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-30T14:47:33.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
943412
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star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Palestinians: Military Aid more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what training the army and Joint Forces Command supply to the Palestinian Authority Security Forces; what is their budget for such training; and which department provides the budget. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL9623 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Baroness to the answer I gave her on 19 June 2018, to HL 8534.</p><p>This training is paid for by the cross-Government Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) and MOD's Defence Assistance Fund (DAF). In financial year 2017-18, the CSSF spend was £2.32 million; and DAF spend was £145,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-07-24T15:52:56.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-24T15:52:56.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name Hansard Extract 19 June 2018 HL 8534.docx more like this
star this property title HL8534 - Middle East: Military Aid more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
940083
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star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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: Military Aid more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Prime Minister's statement on 11 July, how the additional 440 UK military personnel to be deployed to the NATO mission in Afghanistan will "bring the stability and security that the Afghan people deserve". more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL9498 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The uplift of 440 personnel will join the UK-led Kabul Security Force (KSF), which supports the wider NATO Train Advise Assist mission with non-combat support for the Afghan National Defence and Security Force (ANDSF). This support enables NATO advisors in the city to undertake capacity-building and directly mentors the ANDSF on delivering security for the civilian population, which they been responsible for since 2015. The UK is already playing a critical role, alongside our NATO partners, in training the ANDSF so they have the skills to maintain stability in a challenging environment. The UK uplift will further bolster these efforts where our operational experience and expertise directly benefit the ANDSF.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-07-24T15:53:08.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-24T15:53:08.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Officers more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 June (HL436), what is the average age of an Army Reserve commissioned officer. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL944 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2015, the average age of an Army Reserve commissioned officer is 44.</p><p>More information about the age profile of the Reserve Force may be found in the annual National Statistics publication 'UK Reserve Forces and Cadets', located at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strength-of-the-uk, which is attached for ease of reference.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:42:32.497Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:42:32.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name 20150615_TSP7Apr15-O.pdf more like this
star this property title TSP 7 UK Reserve Forces and Cadets more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar 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 Russia: Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether any new armoured fighting vehicles were at the recent May Day parade in Moscow; and if so, what is their unclassified assessment of the vehicles seen. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL943 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>This year's parade featured the T-14 tank, Kurganets-25 series armoured fighting vehicles and the Bumerang armoured personnel carrier. We judge that all three systems represent significant improvement over their predecessors.</p><p>The T-14 will have improved projectile performance; a gun launched anti-tank guided missile capability and increased crew survivability.</p><p>The T-14, Kurganets-25 and Bumerang will have the new and improved Epoch remote controlled turret. Advanced defensive aid suites are likely to be common to all new vehicle types.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:40:57.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:40:57.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar 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 Armoured Fighting Vehicles more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the full list of armoured fighting vehicles and protected mobility vehicles in operation with the British Army, and whether each vehicle is in general service on units' Equipment Tables, or an Urgent Operational Requirement. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL942 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The armoured fighting and protected mobility vehicles in operation with the British Army are: Challenger 2, Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle, Titan, Trojan, Warrior, Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle(Tracked), Bulldog, AS90, Terrier, Warthog, Mastiff, Ridegback, Wolfhound, Husky, Panther, Jackal, Coyote, Foxhound, Revised Weapons Mounted Installation Kit+ Land Rover/ Revised Weapons Mounted Installation Kit Land Rover and Snatch/Vixen.</p><p>Some of these vehicles were initially bought as Urgent Operational Requirements for operations. They have all now been brought into core funding and are shown on unit establishment tables.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:41:53.223Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:41:53.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar 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 Military Aircraft more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the loss of Maritime Patrol Aircraft capability in 2010, there is any airborne surveillance capability available to assist the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, HM Revenue and Customs and the Border Agency; and whether assets available today will be available next year. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL941 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Requests to assist other Government Departments and agencies are routinely received by the Ministry of Defence through the Maritime Operations Centre, the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre and the Air Rescue Co-ordination Centre, who will decide the appropriate surface or aviation asset to provide the support from a range of maritime and aviation capabilities.</p><p>The type and quantity of assets at the Ministry of Defence's disposal is not necessarily constant from one year to the next. Different factors are taken into account when procuring and supporting capabilities.</p><p>The Strategic Defence and Security Review will allow us to review our maritime and aviation capability.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:36:19.29Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:36:19.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
938067
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Syria: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, with reference to the statement of the Combined Joint Task Force of 2 July that acknowledged responsibility for targeting a school on the outskirts of Raqqa, Syria, whether UK forces were involved in the operation. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL9373 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
unstar this property answer text <p>There were no UK aircraft involved in the strike on a school on the outskirts of Raqqah, Syria on 20 March 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T16:47:28.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T16:47:28.947Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3364
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
938066
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Syria: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the legal justification for the presence of UK forces in Syrian territory near al-Tanf. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL9372 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary debate and vote of 2 December 2015 approved the involvement of UK Armed Forces in counter-Daesh operations in Syria. UK aircraft were operating in defence of our Coalition partners who had come under attack in the conduct of such operations. Our actions on 21 June were a proportionate response to the threat posed to partner forces, complied with International Humanitarian Law and there were no civilian, coalition or partner casualties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9371 more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T14:45:13.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T14:45:13.863Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3364
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
938065
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Syria: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK military action near al-Tanf, Syria, on 21 June was approved by Parliament. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL9371 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary debate and vote of 2 December 2015 approved the involvement of UK Armed Forces in counter-Daesh operations in Syria. UK aircraft were operating in defence of our Coalition partners who had come under attack in the conduct of such operations. Our actions on 21 June were a proportionate response to the threat posed to partner forces, complied with International Humanitarian Law and there were no civilian, coalition or partner casualties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9372 more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T14:45:13.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T14:45:13.807Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3364
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Impact Assessments more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Ministry of Defence spent on Overseas Development Assistance between April 2015 and March 2016, and what measures were used to ensure high levels of transparency in how that money was spent. more like this
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Baroness Northover more like this
star this property uin HL927 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development (DFID) is responsible for publishing the UK's Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) figures for the previous calendar year in their annual National Statistics publications. Provisional figures for ODA expenditure by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) in 2016 will be published by DFID no later than April 2017. In 2015, the MOD provisionally spent £9.2 million on ODA-eligible activities. Final figures for 2015 will be published in 'Statistics on International Development' on www.gov.uk in autumn 2016. This publication will include detailed project-level data to comply with transparency initiatives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T15:22:58.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T15:22:58.297Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
386127
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Army Reserve: Discharges more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many soldiers serving in the Army Reserve have left in each year since 2012. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL926 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The total number recruited into the Army Reserve (officers and soldiers) between 2012 and 2015 is 12,130.</p><p>This breaks down as:</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>3,960</p></td><td><p>2,960</p></td><td><p>5,210</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total number leaving the Army Reserve (officers and soldiers) since 2012 is 12,680.</p><p>This breaks down as:</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>4,710</p></td><td><p>4,620</p></td><td><p>3,350</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>All figures are rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL925 more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T15:52:46.963Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T15:52:46.963Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
934675
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-04more like thismore than 2018-07-04
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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: Officers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 3 July (HL8946 and HL8947), whether officers given 5 star rank after the decision to put that rank in abeyance in the mid-1990s are considered honorary. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL9252 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Yes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-07-11T14:29:00.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-11T14:29:00.463Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
934674
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-04more like thismore than 2018-07-04
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Military Decorations more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 3 July (HL8946 and HL8947), whether any current 5 star officers who were not in regular service on 29 July 2014 were issued with long service and good conduct medals. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL9251 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Yes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-07-11T14:29:07.723Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-11T14:29:07.723Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
386126
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Army Reserve: Recruitment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many soldiers were recruited to the Army Reserve between 2012 and 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL925 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The total number recruited into the Army Reserve (officers and soldiers) between 2012 and 2015 is 12,130.</p><p>This breaks down as:</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>3,960</p></td><td><p>2,960</p></td><td><p>5,210</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total number leaving the Army Reserve (officers and soldiers) since 2012 is 12,680.</p><p>This breaks down as:</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>4,710</p></td><td><p>4,620</p></td><td><p>3,350</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>All figures are rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL926 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-07-06T15:52:46.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T15:52:46.85Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
386125
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on meeting obligations to veterans in accordance with the Military Covenant. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL924 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The majority of service-leavers make a successful transition into civilian life, due in no small part to the ethos and skills they develop during their Service careers. For those who struggle, the Government is committed to ensuring they receive the support they need and are treated with the dignity they deserve.</p><p> </p><p>One of the key tenets of the Covenant is that the Armed Forces community should, in some cases, be afforded special consideration. That is why, subject to clinical need, veterans receive priority care from NHS England and in the Devolved Administrations.</p><p> </p><p>Over the past five years we have allocated £40 million to support veterans with accommodation needs. In addition, the Chancellor announced in March that a new £25 million fund would be set up, to which charities can apply to assist our elderly veterans. These are the people to whom our nation turned at the most perilous moments in our history, and it is absolutely right that we recognise their needs now.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-07-07T16:10:02.26Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:10:02.26Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
532324
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 5G more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the safety reasons behind the Red Arrows' decision not to perform at Fowey Royal Regatta this year. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL921 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The decision that the Red Arrows would not perform at Fowey Royal Regatta this year was made by the Fowey Royal Regatta Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T15:23:27.483Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T15:23:27.483Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
933736
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 WPS Chiefs of Defence Staff Network more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Goldie on 26 June, relating to the Chiefs of Defence Staff (ChoDS) Network and the promotion and integration of gender perspectives in the armed forces, stating that 10 NATO members, including the UK, are members of the ChoDS Network (HL Deb, col 156), which members of NATO are not yet members of the ChoDS Network; and what discussions they have had with those countries to ascertain their reasons for deciding not to join that Network. more like this
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Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property uin HL9123 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Since launching the Chief of Defence Staff (CHODS) network in November 2017, seven NATO members (Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK and the USA) have joined and three further members (Belgium, Estonia and Germany) have expressed an interest in joining. This is in addition to the 20 non-NATO countries who are also members.</p><p>Conversations are on-going with the remaining NATO members and, as the network matures, we anticipate more will join. The Vice Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Gordon Messenger, will host the first meeting of the CHODS network in the autumn of 2018, ahead of Canada taking the chairmanship of the network in 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T16:22:55.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T16:22:55.217Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
3474
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
932834
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-29more like thismore than 2018-06-29
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Army more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to disband (1) Headquarters 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales, (2) 31st Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland, or (3) HQ Northern Ireland; and if so why. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL9115 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-04more like thismore than 2018-07-04
unstar this property answer text <p>There are no plans to disband Headquarters 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales, Headquarters 51st Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland, or Headquarters 38th (Irish) Infantry Brigade. There is currently no 31st Infantry Brigade.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-07-04T15:51:15.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-04T15:51:15.987Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
386112
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Strategic Defence and Security Review more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to provide for appointing gender advisers on all United Kingdom operations in the next Strategic Defence and Security Review. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
star this property uin HL911 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence deploys gender advisers based on mission-specific requirements. On many missions, for example Afghanistan, the United Kingdom also utilises the services of NATO ally gender advisors. The Ministry of Defence is currently examining the numbers, training and need for military gender advisers but this work is outside the Strategic Defence and Security Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-07-06T16:09:53.923Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T16:09:53.923Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
4301
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
386111
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Strategic Defence and Security Review more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to establish the position of a dedicated senior military officer committed to the women, peace and security agenda in the next Strategic Defence and Security Review. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
star this property uin HL910 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has already established a senior military officer, General Gordon Messenger (Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Military Strategy and Operations), as our Women, Peace and Security and Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative champion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T16:09:18.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T16:09:18.61Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
4301
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
386108
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Strategic Defence and Security Review more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consult with non-governmental organisations on the Strategic Defence and Security Review; and if so, what the process will be.