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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Nuclear Submarines 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 whether Commanding Officers of nuclear submarines have access to a military lawyer about the law of armed conflict. more like this
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Lord Judd remove filter
star this property uin HL11260 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>All Service personnel, including Commanding Officers of ballistic missile submarines, receive training on the law of armed conflict (LOAC), including during initial basic training phases, staff courses and promotion courses. Personnel are also required to undertake annual LOAC training to agreed standards.</p><p>Her Majesty's Government, which receives legal advice, is clear that the use of nuclear weapons - like all weapons - would be subject to the requirements of the LOAC. Only the Prime Minister can authorise the firing of nuclear weapons and the Commanding Officer of the ballistic missile submarine must confirm that the authorisation to fire meets the rigorous authentication processes in place.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T15:49:28.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:49:28.96Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Afghanistan 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 strategic policy on the use of armed drones was put in place before withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. more like this
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Lord Judd remove filter
star this property uin HL2313 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) have played a vital role in supporting UK and coalition forces in Afghanistan. On current plans, in line with the withdrawal of UK combat troops, all of the UK Reaper RPAS will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of the year. Her Majesty's Government has been clear it plans to retain the Reaper RPAS, principally for its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Reaper can be utilised in a variety of environments and roles and has recently been deployed to support operations the Middle East</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T16:53:57.0266975Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T16:53:57.0266975Z
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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 Judd more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Autonomous Weapons 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 number of governments that are, or are almost, able to mobilise new weapons systems capable of operating without meaningful human control; how soon they expect the UK will be able to deploy such systems; and what steps they are taking to secure international controls of such systems. more like this
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Lord Judd remove filter
star this property uin HL12667 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-18more like thismore than 2019-01-18
star this property answer text <p>UK policy is that the operation of weapon systems will always be under human control as an absolute guarantee of oversight and authority for weapons release - no UK weapons systems currently in development will be capable of attacking targets without human control and input. Officials from Her Majesty's Government are closely involved in international discussions on autonomy at the United Nations to ensure that developments occur responsibly and in line with international law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-01-18T14:19:45.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-18T14:19:45.663Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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
unstar this property hansard heading RAF Menwith Hill: Unmanned Air 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 steps they are taking to ensure that UK personnel at Royal Air Force Menwith Hill are not directly or indirectly involved in drone activation including of Ghost Hunter, Ghost Wolf and other surveillance tools operated by United States service personnel. more like this
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Lord Judd remove filter
star this property uin HL14962 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 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>In accordance with long standing policy we do not comment on the details of the activities carried out at RAF Menwith Hill in providing intelligence support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T15:17:27.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T15:17:27.477Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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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 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 investigations and fact-finding inquiries they have established into the incidents of civilian casualties caused by drone strikes in Afghanistan. more like this
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Lord Judd remove filter
star this property uin HL6362 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>I refer my noble Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend, the then Minister for the Armed Forces (Andrew Robathan), in the House of Commons on 21 May 2013, (Official Report, column 714W) and the answer given by my right hon. Friend, the Minister for the Armed Forces (Mark Francois), in the House of Commons on 7 November 2013, (Official Report, column 307W).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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star this property file name Hansard extract 21 May 2013.doc more like this
star this property title Hansard extract 21 May 2013 more like this
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star this property file name Hansard extract 7 November 2013.doc more like this
star this property title Hansard extract 7 November 2013 more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Heart Diseases: Paediatrics 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 they regard as the main objectives of the forthcoming autumn UN Peacekeeping Conference. more like this
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Lord Judd remove filter
star this property uin HL211 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 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Defence will host a UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial at Lancaster House in London on 8 September 2016. This is a follow-on event to the Leaders' Summit on Peacekeeping hosted by President Obama last September. The event will be an opportunity to take stock of progress made on pledges since last year, as well as to focus on how we can improve peacekeeping and on the role and participation of women in peacekeeping.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T15:50:17.463Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T15:50:17.463Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pool Re 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 are the tasks and role of UK military personnel committed to service in South Sudan. more like this
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Lord Judd remove filter
star this property uin HL212 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>The UK currently has five military personnel deployed in South Sudan. Of those, four personnel serve as staff officers within the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and contribute to delivering the UNMISS mandate. The total current UK deployment is completed by a Defence Attaché at the British Embassy team in Juba. In addition, the UK is working with the UN on the details of a further UK military deployment to support UNMISS, following the Prime Minister's commitment at the UN General Assembly session in September 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T15:49:53.333Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T15:49:53.333Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Corruption 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 are the tasks and role of the UK military personnel committed to service in Somalia. more like this
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Lord Judd remove filter
star this property uin HL213 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>The UK currently has 27 military personnel deployed in Somalia. Of those, 25 personnel are supporting the UN and EU Missions, providing training, mentoring, and logistical support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and developing the Somali National Army. The purpose of those Missions is to counter the terrorist threat from Al Shabaab and to help strengthen security and stability within Somalia and the wider East Africa region. The 25 includes the first eight personnel committed by the Prime Minister to the UN in Somalia at the UN General Assembly session in September 2015. The total current UK deployment of 27 military personnel is completed by a Defence Attaché and Assistant Defence Attaché at the British Embassy in Mogadishu.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T15:49:24.837Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T15:49:24.837Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-24more like thismore than 2016-05-24
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Police: Wales 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 are the tasks and role of UK military personnel committed to service at the headquarters of the UN. more like this
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Lord Judd remove filter
star this property uin HL259 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK currently has four military personnel at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York:</p><p>The Deputy Military Advisor to the UN Secretary General and Deputy Head of the Office of Military Affairs (OMA).</p><p>A Special Assistant/Military Assistant to the Military Advisor to the UN Secretary General and Head of the OMA.</p><p>A Military Planner within the Military Planning Service of the OMA.</p><p>A Gender Advisor seconded to the OMA.</p><p>These officers support the UN by: providing strategic and operational military advice on the efficiency and the effectiveness of military components in UN Peacekeeping missions; conducting research and contributing to the development of policy; maintaining close links to national Permanent Missions to the UN; and liaising with non-governmental organisations. The Gender Advisor also ensures implementation of Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), providing advice on recruitment and force generation, and support to military gender advisors at Field Headquarters. WPS and the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative are HMG priorities, and the Gender Advisor is uniquely placed to influence the UN's work on these issues.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-06-08T15:05:55.683Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-08T15:05:55.683Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-24more like thismore than 2016-05-24
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Safer Neighbourhood Teams 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 are the factors on which career advancement is assessed for those military personnel serving with the UN, both in the field and at the UN Headquarters. more like this
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Lord Judd remove filter
star this property uin HL260 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer given by my noble Friend the Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (the Rt Hon. Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE) on 20 April 2016 to Question number HL7438.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2016-04-11/HL7438/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2016-04-11/HL7438/</a></p><p> </p><p>Further to the information given in the answer by my noble Friend, postings to UN Headquarters are part of UK defence engagement. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) routinely seeks to reinvest the experience gained in such appointments in other challenging defence engagement roles, such as Defence Attachés. The investment by the MOD in such roles is demonstrated in the creation of the new Defence Attaché and Loan Service Centre, which is part of the Defence Academy. This ensures individuals are specifically and extensively trained for such appointments.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has also created a Defence Engagement Career Field specifically for those appointments that enable and/or deliver engagement between UK Defence and other organisations and audiences. The intent is to develop military practitioners and experts in defence engagement to enhance the UK's influence through soft power.</p><p> </p><p>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-06-08T15:06:54.723Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-08T15:06:54.723Z
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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 20160420_QnA_extract_on_United_Nations.docx more like this
star this property title QnA extract on United Nations more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this