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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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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: Finance 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 plans they have to use funds made available from the UK’s contributions to EU defence spending to facilitate an increase in UK defence spending after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15745 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 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The first duty of any Government is the safety and security of the British people at home and abroad. That is why we have committed to spending at least 2% of our GDP on Defence every year of this Parliament. We prioritise our Defence spending to ensure the British people and UK interests are protected. This includes making contributions to support and uphold our international relationships with key partners. As set out in the Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Government has offered to cooperate closely on defence and security, as part of an ambitious security partnership, on a case-by-case basis, where of mutual benefit.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T12:46:20.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T12:46:20.03Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1127236
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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 Armed Forces: Casualties more like this
star this property house id 2 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 how many members of the British Armed Forces have (1) been injured, and (2) died, while on (a) training exercises, and (b) combat duty, in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Alderdice more like this
star this property uin HL15789 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 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>Between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2018, 23 UK Armed Forces personnel have died on training or exercise. There were a further 17,403 UK Armed Forces personnel injured in 21,822 incidents.</p><p> </p><p>Between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2018, 15 UK Armed Forces personnel have died whilst on combat duty, of which one was due to hostile action. 506 UK Armed Forces personnel were injured on combat duty, of which 28 were battle injuries.</p><p> </p><p>The attached table shows the data broken down by the last five calendar years:</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T13:12:48.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T13:12:48.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name HL15789 - Lord Alderdice.docx more like this
star this property title Nos of UK AF injured or killed on trg or exercises more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alderdice more like this
1127456
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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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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: Chemical Weapons 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 evidence they had of the use of poison gas in Douma on 7 April 2018 prior to the military action carried out by coalition forces. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL15867 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>It was assessed that up to 75 people were killed in Douma on 7 April 2018, with as many as 500 further casualties. All indications were that a chemical weapons attack had taken place. UK medical and scientific experts analysed reports, images and video footage from the incident and concluded that the victims had been exposed to a toxic chemical, which was corroborated by first-hand accounts from NGOs and aid workers. The World Health Organisation received reports that hundreds of patients arrived at Syrian health facilities with &quot;signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals&quot;. A significant body of information, including intelligence, indicated that the Syrian regime was responsible for the attack using barrel bombs dropped from helicopters.</p><p>A subsequent thorough investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) found reasonable grounds to conclude that use of a toxic chemical as a weapon, likely molecular chlorine, had taken place. We expect further investigation in due course by the OPCW Investigation and Identification Team to focus on identifying those responsible.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:49:44.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:49:44.92Z
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2000
unstar 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
1128015
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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 Gulf States: Military Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 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 the British Armed Forces have provided training to the (1) Saudi Royal Guard, (2) United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard, (3) Kuwait Emiri Guard, (4) Royal Guard of Oman, and (5) Qatari Royal Guard, in the past two years; and if so, in each case, when such training was delivered. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL15900 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>British Armed Forces have not provided training to the Saudi Royal Guard or the United Arab Emirates Presidential Guard in the past two years.</p><p>Training was provided to the Royal Guard of Oman in 2017, 2018 and 2019; and to both the Qatari Amiri Guard and the Kuwaiti Emiri Guard in 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:50:18.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:50:18.167Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1128088
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
star this property hansard heading Defence: Innovation more like this
star this property house id 2 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 how much funding has been allocated to each of the Spearhead programmes of (1) land command and control (C2), (2) joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and (3) anti-submarine warfare; and how this will change the way the MoD purchases systems and services. more like this
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Lord Robathan more like this
star this property uin HL15937 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty's Government has approved a one-year Approved Budgetary Limit of £34.8 million to the Spearhead programmes: £8.9 million for Land Command and Control (C2), £9.6 million for joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and £16.3 million for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). The total planned spend over the seven-year portfolio is £544.1 million to the Spearhead programmes: £73.9 million for C2, £74.2 million for ISR, and £395.9 million for ASW.</p><p>This initiative does not obviate the need for an Equipment Programme of major units, procured in the traditional manner, in order to deliver defence tasks. What it seeks to do is to address known risks and issues with the current force, leveraging emerging technology and innovation in order to enable us to remain ahead of our adversaries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:51:22Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:51:22Z
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2000
unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Robathan more like this
1129512
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Syria: Islamic State 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 assessment they have made of reports that the Global Coalition Against Daesh carried out airstrikes on ferries owned by the government of Syria transporting oil near al-Shuhail; why any such attack was carried out; and whether any such attack is part of the strategic aims of that Coalition. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL15997 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>We have seen no evidence that the Coalition has conducted any airstrikes on ferries owned by the government of Syria transporting oil near al-Shuhail.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:28:49.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:28:49.077Z
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2000
unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
1129543
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Weapons 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 assessment they have made of reports that Renata Dwan, Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research, warned on 21 May that the risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, and that the world should take this threat more seriously. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL16028 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Today's security climate is challenging, with the threats faced by the United Kingdom increasing in scale, diversity and complexity. However, Her Majesty's Government does not believe that the risk of nuclear war is greater today than it was during the Cold War.</p><p>While the operation of an independent, minimum, credible nuclear deterrent continues to be necessary to protect the United Kingdom from the most extreme threats to our national security and way of life, the UK has taken a number of unilateral actions that build confidence and reduce international tensions. Our negative security assurances, as set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, are designed to give Non-Nuclear Weapons States in compliance with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty confidence that nuclear weapons will not be used against them. Further, since 1994, UK Trident missiles have not been targeted at any State; our Vanguard class submarines are at several days' notice to fire; only the Prime Minister has the authority to launch nuclear weapons maintaining political control at all times; and the UK has been transparent about its nuclear capability, including missile and warhead numbers.</p><p>The Government is committed to the long-term goal of a world without nuclear weapons and continues to work internationally, within the framework of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, towards achieving the conditions in which all nuclear weapons possessor states are willing to relinquish their nuclear weapons.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:17:19.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:17:19.433Z
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2000
unstar 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
1129545
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Joint Strike Fighter 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 what is their latest estimate of the cost per flight hour of the F35-B aircraft; and what is their expected in service flight hours. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL16030 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence does not yet have its own figure for the hourly flying cost for an F-35B Lightning as the aircraft has not been in service long enough to generate the required data. However, information would in any case be withheld as its disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice commercial interests.</p><p>The expected service life of an F-35B Lightning is 8,000 or more flying hours.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:13:43.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:13:43.9Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
1129561
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Defence: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 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, further to the Foreign Secretary’s Mansion House speech on 6 May, whether they will conduct a review of defence spending; and whether they will commit to spending more than the minimum NATO endorsed proportion of GDP on defence. more like this
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Lord Richards of Herstmonceux more like this
star this property uin HL16046 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government has committed to meet the NATO pledge to spend at least 2% of GDP on defence every year of this Parliament.</p><p>Future defence spending will be agreed at the Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T13:29:44.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T13:29:44.2Z
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2000
unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Richards of Herstmonceux more like this
1130585
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 Armed Forces: 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, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 9 May (HL15373), whether the Ministry of Defence will adhere to paragraph 5.2 of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s Guide to Maintaining Road Worthiness of Commercial Goods and Passenger Carrying Vehicles, published in November 2018, which states that tyres in single formation should not be kept in service on a heavy goods vehicle for more than 10 years. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL16129 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence policy is that tyres fitted to vehicles are inspected at regular intervals in line with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) inspection manual 2018 edition. This takes into account the requirements in paragraph 5.2 of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's Guide to Maintaining Road Worthiness of Commercial Goods and Passenger Carrying Vehicles, published in November 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:34:27.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:27.197Z
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2000
unstar 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