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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Iran: International Military Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 251360 on Iran: International Military Services, for what reason she is not at liberty to disclose the date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 254250 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The hearing has been listed by the Court on a private and confidential basis. The Ministry of Defence is not a party to these proceedings and there will be no public or third-party access to the hearing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:41:03.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:41:03.26Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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4518
star this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1126572
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Sick Leave more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of officials in her Department office took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in her Department; and what the cost was to her Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254081 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Civilian Sickness Absence data has been published on the GOV.UK website since January 2016 and the latest available edition can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mod-civilian-sickness-absence-financial-year-201718.</p><p> </p><p>Data relating to the 12 month period to 31 March 2019 is due to be published on 13 June 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD takes the health and wellbeing of its personnel very seriously. The Department’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy for all MOD employees, military and civilian, is designed to provide guidance to the chain of command and civilian line managers on how to manage the health needs, both mental and physical, of their people. 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. In 2017, the Department also launched its Defence People Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017–2022 with a four-step plan of implementation; promotion, prevention, detection and treatment.</p><p> </p><p>All civilian staff can access the Department’s Employee Wellbeing Service which offers emotional support and advice on life events as well as counselling services. In addition, the Speak Safe helpline provides a safe space to discuss issues relating to bullying, harassment and discrimination. The Department also has over 2,000 civilian and military Mental Health First Aiders, each of whom has completed a two-day course delivered in accordance with the requirements of Mental Health First Aid England (or equivalent).</p><p> </p><p>The MOD offers a range of flexibilities to enable a better work-life balance for civilian employees. The department recognises that by enabling employees to create a good work-life balance it benefits by attracting and retaining high calibre staff.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:09:22.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:09:22.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126657
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Turkey: Guided Weapons more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations she has made to the Government of Turkey on its potential acquisition of a Russian S-400 missile. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 254055 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend the Defence Secretary has not yet had the opportunity to speak with her Turkish counterpart, but we have repeatedly raised our concerns about the proposed Turkish purchase of the Russian S-400 air and missile defence system, at Ministerial and official level. Turkey is a valued NATO ally, on the front line of some of the UK and the Alliance's most difficult security challenges. Defence equipment procurement decisions are for nations, but all NATO Allies have committed to reducing their dependence on Russian-sourced military equipment. The proposed purchase would pose real challenges for the interoperability of NATO systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:17:21.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:17:21.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1127388
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the (a) capabilities and (b) strength of the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witney more like this
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Robert Courts more like this
star this property uin 910984 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence launched the Modernising Defence Programme in January last year which looked across the spectrum at our current and planned capabilities, right through to our business practices.</p><p> </p><p>It is an ambitious programme, but we are confident that Defence is making the right capability investments and policy approaches to ensure we remain one of the strongest Defence players in Europe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:40:23.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:40:23.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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4589
star this property label Biography information for Robert Courts more like this
1126860
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Aircraft Carriers more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when she plans to publish her national carrier policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 254778 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As I said in my speech on 15 May, the national carrier policy will lay the blueprint for how we propose to utilise our aircraft carriers to deliver global Britain's objectives around the world. This policy is currently under development.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:06:09.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:06:09.873Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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1541
star this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1127392
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Air Commodore Charles Clarke more like this
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25259
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star this property question text If she will pay tribute to Air Commodore Charles Clarke OBE. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 910989 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Air Commodore Clarke was a great friend and ambassador of the Royal Air Force and a truly remarkable man.</p><p> </p><p>Air Commodore Clarke was a member of a World War Two Lancaster aircrew, and one of the last surviving prisoners of the Stalag Luft III Prisoner of War camp in Poland at the time of the great escape.</p><p> </p><p>Following a distinguished career in the RAF, he worked tirelessly as Chairman of the Bomber Command Association, not to mention his support for the RAF Association, RAF Benevolent Fund and the Air Cadets. His courage in the face of adversity is an inspiration to us all, and I know he will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:38:02.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:38:02.36Z
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4017
star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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4064
star this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1126893
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Defence: Procurement more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department is taking to encourage competition in defence procurement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 254739 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Competition remains the cornerstone of defence procurement policy, except where other strategic considerations need to be taken into account, for example national security, operational advantage and freedom of action.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence routinely engages with prime contractors to maximise competition in the supply chain wherever possible; for example, encouraging early visibility of forthcoming requirements.</p><p>Above all, our focus is on securing the best capability for the Armed Forces at the best value for money for the taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:05:34.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:05:34.817Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1126329
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Navy: Recruitment 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 they have plans to increase staff recruitment in the UK Royal Navy; and if so, what steps they are taking to increase skills and training of such staff. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15689 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Plans are already in place to increase recruitment as part of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Personnel Recovery and Growth Programme.</p><p>All training delivered to Naval Service personnel, from recruitment and throughout their career, is regularly reviewed to maximise talent and ensure that people have the appropriate skills to allow the Navy to continue to meet their operational commitments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:47:24.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:47:24.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126326
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Land 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 steps are being taken, if any, to make surplus Ministry of Defence land available to local authorities for the provision of affordable and social housing. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL15686 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government ensures that local authorities have the opportunity to express an interest in surplus Ministry of Defence land.</p><p> </p><p>In accordance with Her Majesty’s Treasury guidelines, once a site is declared surplus to Defence purposes it is placed on the cross-Government database managed by the Office of Government Property within the Cabinet Office. This database provides an opportunity for other public bodies including local authorities to express an interest in acquiring sites before they are placed on the open market. Sites stay on the data base for 40 working days.</p><p> </p><p>Treasury guidelines state that transactions such as sales between Departments should generally be at full market value even if transferred to other public sector bodies (including publicly sponsored housing associations).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:48:14.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:48:14.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
1126641
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Military Aid 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, pursuant the Answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 250791 on Saudi Arabia: Military Aid, what the (a) roles and (b) functions are of the 60 RAF personnel not embedded with BAE stationed inside Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 254260 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The RAF personnel stationed inside Saudi Arabia perform routine engineering, generic training support and liaison roles.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:07:42.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:07:42.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this