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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 EU Defence Policy more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what steps he has taken to ensure that UK defence priorities are not subordinate to EU capability development priorities. 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 6356 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to conduct its defence policy according to its own priorities and to assess EU capability development initiatives on that basis. For example, the UK decided not to join Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). The Government has said that it may wish to participate in some EU capability development projects as part of the future partnership, on a voluntary and case-by-case basis where of clear benefit to the UK. The Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration provide such options to cooperate.</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 2019-10-31T15:02:44.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T15:02:44.82Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1166663
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 EU Defence Policy 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 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the UK's defence capability being subject to the EU's Coordinated Annual Review on Defence after the UK has left the EU. 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 6357 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD) is a stocktake of EU Member State plans for defence spending and capability development. Non-EU countries do not participate. The UK will, however, continue to call for full coherence between CARD and NATO's Defence Planning Process to avoid unnecessary duplication and to address issues of common interest such as interoperability of military forces.</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 2019-10-31T15:03:22.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T15:03:22.383Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1166665
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 EU Defence Policy more like this
star this property house id 1 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, if he will make it his policy to ensure the UK does not enter into permanent binding commitments within the EU's Permanent Structured Cooperation after the UK has left the EU. 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 6358 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made clear that EU defence initiatives should be: coherent with NATO requirements; available to NATO; and have the fullest participation of non-EU NATO Allies. Where these conditions are met, the UK can support the development of EU tools such as Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).</p><p>The UK has not joined PESCO as an EU Member State, but has expressed an interest in participating in capability development projects as part of the future partnership, on a voluntary and case-by-case basis, where this is of clear benefit to the UK. PESCO-participating Member States continue to negotiate the terms on which third countries might take part in PESCO projects.</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 2019-10-31T15:01:49.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T15:01:49.383Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1166668
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 European Defence Fund more like this
star this property house id 1 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, if he will make it his policy for the UK not to participate in the European Defence Fund after the UK leaves the EU. 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 6359 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The UK/EU Political Declaration states that the UK and the EU will consider UK industry participation in European Defence Fund programmes in order to facilitate interoperability and to promote joint effectiveness of our armed forces.</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 2019-10-31T15:04:08.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T15:04:08.2Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1145036
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Charities more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what support is available for veterans charities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 287537 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The new Office for Veterans Affairs (OVA) will coordinate Departments and work with Local Authorities, Devolved Governments and charities to deliver more joined-up support for veterans. This builds on the foundations set by the 'Strategy for our Veterans' published at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our-veterans</p><p>for which we engaged with Service charities for ideas on how we can further enhance support for our veterans. The creation of the OVA is the first time that veterans' affairs will be overseen by a dedicated Ministerial team in the Cabinet Office. It will enable better coordination of the full machinery of Government and other partners to improve the lives of veterans.</p><p>The independent Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust administers £10 million per annum which allows organisations including charities to apply for grants that support the Armed Forces Community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:02:14.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:02:14.327Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148035
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 Armed Forces: Recruitment 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 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to recruit and retain service personnel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 293561 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to maintaining the overall size of the Armed Forces. The Armed Forces continue to meet all their current commitments, keeping the country and its interests safe. They are fully funded to meet their target strength and we continue to increase funding to Defence year on year.</p><p>The Armed Forces have active and targeted recruitment campaigns which are proving effective; intake to the UK Regular Armed Forces was 13,520 in the 12 months to 1 July 2019, an increase of 13.4% compared with the same period in 2018.</p><p>Outflow from the Regular Armed Forces was 14,880 in the 12 months to July 2019, remaining constant with the same period last year. However, we are not complacent; we closely monitor the impact of Service life on individuals, particularly in areas where there are shortages. Each Service has developed plans to manage this and the proportion of personnel who breach their Service harmony guidelines has reduced across all Services and ranks for the last five years, reflecting the innovative approaches and pro-active management of this issue.</p>
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 2019-10-08T12:47:11.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:47:11.66Z
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1544
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property tabling member
4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148036
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 Defence: Manufacturing Industries 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 To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to maintain the capabilities of UK defence manufacturing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 293562 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>On 14 March 2019 (HCWS1411), we provided an update to Parliament on our ambitious Defence Prosperity Programme which includes work to sustain an internationally competitive and productive UK Defence sector. Since the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review introduced a new National Security Objective to Promote UK Prosperity we have published strategies for Shipbuilding and Combat Air and refreshed our Defence Industrial Policy with a new emphasis on supporting growth and competitiveness.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Berwick-upon-Tweed more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:49:39.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:49:39.17Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148037
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 Bahamas: Hurricanes and Tornadoes more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the support provided by UK armed forces to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 293563 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is tasked to provide a timely and appropriate response to the region and, working with our colleagues from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Department for International Development (DfID), we delivered extensive humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support using our pre-positioned vessel from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA Mounts Bay).</p><p>Hurricane Dorian was of the scale that it warranted the provision of additional follow-on medical and liaison teams from the UK. The MOD is now reviewing the effectiveness of the operation.</p><p>The Governmental response to Hurricane Dorian is ongoing, with a DfID colleague deployed with the Bahamian government, providing recovery advice. Our intervention enabled the Bahamian government, international aid agencies and other nations to provide further relief.</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 2019-10-07T15:17:02.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:17:02.017Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148039
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 Persian Gulf: Navy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to protect UK shipping in the Strait of Hormuz. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 293565 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to maintaining maritime security in the Gulf region, and safeguarding freedom of navigation. To this end, the Royal Navy has been accompanying Red Ensign Group flagged merchant vessels through the Strait and the UK has also joined the International Maritime Security Construct.</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 2019-10-07T15:11:22.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:11:22.01Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1142782
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 Hercules Aircraft more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Defence Safety Authority report into the loss of a C130J Hercules in Iraq in August 2017, published May 2019, which stated that the resourced position of 20 crews will be insufficient to deliver a sustainable force beyond 2019, what additional (a) financial and (b) personnel resources have been allocated to the C130J force to ensure its sustainability. 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 284414 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The increased resource position provided by the most recent planning round meets Defence requirements. Decisions on the number of resourced crews beyond that date have not been finalised and will be undertaken as part of normal budgetary cycles. This process considers and prioritises safety above all other enhancements.</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 2019-09-09T15:03:19.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:03:19.23Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Courts more like this