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1002151
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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 Emergencies: Climate Change more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that it is ready to respond to potential emergency events caused by climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 188094 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>Civil authorities and emergency services provide the first response to crises, emergencies and/or major incidents within the UK. Other Government Departments or civil authorities request military assistance when they require additional or niche capabilities. The Ministry of Defence engages closely with other Government Departments to ensure that Defence is prepared to provide appropriate, timely and effective military support at the local, regional and national level to potential emergency events such as extreme weather.</p><p>The policy and doctrine for military aid to civil authorities can be found at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2015-to-2020-government-policy-military-aid-to-the-civil-authorities-for-activities-in-the-uk/2015-to-2020-government-policy-military-aid-to-the-civil-authorities-for-activities-in-the-uk</p><p>Previous support includes flood mitigation during the Thames Valley flood in 2013-14; flood relief efforts across the north of England following Storms Desmond and Eva in December 2015/January 2016 and more recently, the period of extreme cold and snow in February/March 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2018-11-13T15:52:46.627Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:52:46.627Z
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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 Mr Virendra Sharma remove filter
1002153
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Emergencies: Climate Change more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure UK defence readiness is not compromised by incidents related to climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 188095 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 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has previously provided, and continues to provide, civil authorities with military support across the UK under military aid to civil authorities (MACA). Defence maintains a cadre of military personnel and capabilities which can be used in the wider Government response to emergencies including, but not limited to, those related to climate change.</p><p>The MOD ensures that Defence personnel are suitably trained and equipped to respond to a wide variety of potential incidents. This includes incidents in the UK but also Defence support to Humanitarian and Disaster Relief activities globally. Defence planning staffs are well-versed, trained and practised in the principles of planning to ensure Defence can continue to meet its specific strategic objectives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2018-11-13T15:48:22.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:48:22.597Z
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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 Mr Virendra Sharma remove filter
1006149
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Emergencies: Climate Change more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2018 to Question 188095 on Emergencies: Climate Change, what steps he is taking to ensure that defence infrastructure is not compromised by incidents related to climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 190839 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>A Climate Resilience Delivery Plan has been developed to improve the implementation of climate resilience across the estate. The plan aims to ensure that defence infrastructure and the estate is assessed against the risks presented by our changing climate.</p><p>Initial focus has been on incorporating climate risk as part of overall risk management. The Climate Impacts Risk Assessment Methodology is the Ministry of Defence's key tool for improving climate resilience of the estate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2018-11-20T15:05:05.07Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:05:05.07Z
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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 Mr Virendra Sharma remove filter
1029431
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Brexit more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil servants in his Department are currently working on planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how many have been moved from other projects to work on those plans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 204449 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 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) currently has a central team of ten civil servants who deal exclusively with Defence issues relating to the UK's decision to leave the EU. Four of these have recently joined the team, having moved from elsewhere within the Department to support planning for the possibility of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. The central team draws on a wide network of subject matter experts across all relevant business areas within MOD; they provide support and input as required, in addition to their normal duties. The MOD continually reviews workforce plans and reprioritises as necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-01-10T15:13:06.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T15:13:06.297Z
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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 Mr Virendra Sharma remove filter
1029443
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Brexit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many projects his Department has put on hold due to the requirements of planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 204460 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 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has not put any projects on hold to date. The Department continually reviews its plans against emerging priorities, taking into account any developments in the Government's approach to the UK leaving the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-01-10T15:08:31.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T15:08:31.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1081762
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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 Royal Military Police: Recruitment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of recruitment by the Royal Military Police. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 228016 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 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>The Royal Military Police has achieved around 80% of its regular soldier and 100% of regular officer recruitment targets in 2017/18 and expect to achieve similar results this year.</p><p>The Army have in place a comprehensive improvement plan to increase applications to join the Army, including the Royal Military Police. The 2019 'Your Army' marketing campaign has seen over 10,000 people apply to join the Army as Regular soldiers in January alone, with applications at a five-year high.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-03-07T16:35:40.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T16:35:40.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1604
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma remove filter
1081764
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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 Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Territorial Waters more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to patrol UK territorial waters, particularly the North Sea, in advance of the deployment of P-8 aircraft. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 228017 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 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>In advance of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft coming into frontline service with the RAF, a layered range of complementary assets comprising other surveillance aircraft, including those from Allies, as well as ships and submarines are utilised to fulfil the maritime patrol capability in the waters surrounding the UK and across the North Sea.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-03-07T16:36:23.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T16:36:23.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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454133
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star this property date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
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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 Ministry of Defence: Health 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 his Department's wellness strategy is. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 27928 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 2016-03-01more like thismore than 2016-03-01
star this property answer text <p>A new Health and Wellbeing Strategy for all Ministry of Defence (MOD) employees was published in mid-2015 and is designed to provide guidance to the Chain of Command and civilian line managers on how to manage the health needs of their people.</p><p>The aim is to maximise the number of people fit to work, managing people back to work after a period of sickness, so that they are fit and able to meet the requirements of Defence outputs, including operational effectiveness.</p><p>The strategy applies to all Defence People and not just Service personnel for whom maintaining health, wellbeing and fitness is a major contributor to the moral and physical components of fighting power. Although there are differences in the Terms and Conditions of Service and requirements placed on civilian and military workforces, all people working in Defence have a role to play in contributing to Defence outputs.</p><p>The Health and Wellbeing Strategy has four pillars: Lifestyle, Injury prevention, Preventative health and, Mental health. It is a through-life process that sets the conditions to allow people to Join, Train, Work, Live and Leave well.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-03-01T17:35:16.177Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-01T17:35:16.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1604
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523452
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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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 Armed Forces Covenant more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps his Department has taken to adhere to the Armed Forces Covenant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 39690 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 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The Covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The Covenant is delivered by Government Departments, Local Government Authorities, the Charitable Sector and Companies.</p><p>Recent steps taken by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) include setting up a network of Armed Forces Covenant champions across the services and the launch of a new Covenant website and branding in January this year. We have been running the application process for the annual £10 million Covenant fund and the £25 million Aged Veterans Fund as well as reviewing applications for LIBOR funding. Work is also being undertaken with financial services providers to tailor their products for the Armed Forces community including Banking, Insurance and Credit History. Our engagement with Local Government Authorities to ensure that the Armed Forces Community can access the same services as other local residents has continued.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-06-14T15:55:21.713Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-14T15:55:21.713Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1604
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535199
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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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 Ministry of Defence: Maps more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated value is of maps held by his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 42313 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 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not estimated the value of its maps. They are increasingly held in digital form, in many cases issued and used digitally, and only printed as required. The accounting value of our holdings is rated as 'zero'as they have no realisable financial value due to copyright and licensing constraints. The value to Defence of the material held in the databases is impossible to quantify.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-07-14T15:35:06.773Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T15:35:06.773Z
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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 Mr Virendra Sharma remove filter