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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 March 2014, Official Report, column 317W, on armed forces: training, how many hours of equality and diversity training new services entrants receive during basic training; how many hours refresher training (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) RAF personnel receive each year they are required to receive such training; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 194670 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>The requested information is set out in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>New Entrants (hours of Equality and Diversity (E&amp;D) training)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Refresher (hours of E&amp;D training)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Royal Navy</strong></p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>2 every two years</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Army</strong></p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0.5 every year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Royal Air Force</strong></p></td><td><p>2-4</p></td><td><p>2 every three years</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
46881
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made in implementing the Military Covenant; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Simon Kirby more like this
uin 195185 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>There is a statutory obligation on the Defence Secretary to report annually on progress in implementing the Armed Forces Covenant. The second annual report was published in December 2013 and contains comprehensive updates on the four major areas specified in the Armed Forces Act 2011, namely healthcare, education, housing, and the operation of inquests.</p><p> </p><p>I look forward to significant further progress in the coming year, including supporting Service personnel to buy their first home through the £200 milion Forces Help to Buy scheme, improving patient care by establishing a unified defence primary healthcare service, and allocating £40 million to support charities which assist veterans with housing needs.</p><p> </p><p>The Covenant is not just a matter for the Government; recognising and respecting the specific needs of the Armed Forces community is a duty incumbent on the whole of society. Charities, employers, local authorities and individuals can play their role in providing the support and fair treatment that our Service personnel, veterans and service families so richly deserve.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
3929
label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
46493
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Cardiff South and Penarth of 23 December 2013, regarding a review of a discharge from the British Army. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Doughty more like this
uin 194955 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has no record of receiving the letter from the hon. Member for Cardiff South and Penarth. The MOD requested a copy of the letter on 3 April 2014 and will respond shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4264
label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
46232
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when RAF enlistment papers and information given to prospective recruits will be updated to reflect the extended discharge as of right for recruits enlisting under the age of 18 years old, as introduced in the Armed Forces (Terms of Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2011. more like this
tabling member constituency North Devon more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Nick Harvey more like this
uin 194725 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p> </p><p>The RAF's enlistment paperwork was updated immediately after the Amendment in 2011 and continues correctly to reflect the rights for discharge of airmen under 18 years of age.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
231
label Biography information for Sir Nick Harvey more like this
41183
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-04more like thismore than 2014-03-04
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many allegations of (a) rape and (b) sexual assault were made within the chain of command against members of the armed forces in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013; and, of such cases, how many resulted in a prosecution by the Service Prosecution Authority. more like this
tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Gemma Doyle more like this
uin 190438 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>All allegations of rape and sexual assault will be thoroughly investigated by either the civil or Service police, depending upon who has jurisdiction. The following table provides details of the number of allegations of rape and sexual assault made within the chain of command against members of the Armed Forces in each of the last four years as recorded by the Service Police. Reference to rape covers offences under section one and sexual assault covers offences under sections two and three of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Sexual Offence</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Allegations in 2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Allegations in 2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Allegations in 2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Allegations in 2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rape</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Assault</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>77</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The following table provides details of the number of referrals to the Service Prosecuting Authority (SPA) in each of the last four years, the number directed for trial and the number of convictions in the Military Court Service.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Rape Case Referrals</strong></p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Directed for Trial</strong></p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Convictions</strong></p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0<sup>1</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sexual Assault Case Referrals</strong></p></td><td><p>51</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>45</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Directed for Trial </strong></p></td><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Convictions</strong></p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>7<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>Seven further cases are currently on trial.</p><p><sup>2</sup> 11 Trials ongoing</p><p> </p><p>The SPA may receive referrals in one year and the cases are directed/not directed and/or tried in the following year, so there is no direct correlation to the number of cases brought in any one year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I should also like to take the opportunity to clarify the relationship between the figures provided in this answer, and earlier answers. The figures for sexual assaults in this answer are different to those provided by the then Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans (Andrew Robathan) on 6 July 2012 (Official Report, column 822W) in response to a question from the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon), for sexual assault referrals in the years between 2010 and 2012 (although 2012 was only for part of the year). This is because the term sexual assault has been expanded to cover the offences of indecent assault and sexual activity with a child. In addition, the figures provided in a response given by my predecessor (Mark Francois) on 30 November 2012 (Official Report, column 555W) again to the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon) referred only to the number of cases where the victim was a member of the Armed Forces. The figures in the tables above cover all cases handled by the SPA, whether or not the victim was a member of the Armed Forces.</p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
attachment
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file name Hansard Extract 30 November 2012.doc more like this
title Hansard extract 30 Nov 12 more like this
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file name Hansard extract 6 July 2012.doc more like this
title Hansard extract 6 July 12 more like this
grouped question UIN 190437 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4063
label Biography information for Gemma Doyle more like this
41184
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-04more like thismore than 2014-03-04
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many prosecutions of (a) rape and (b) sexual assault of members of the armed forces resulted in a conviction by the Military Courts Service in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013. more like this
tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Gemma Doyle more like this
uin 190437 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answer text <p>All allegations of rape and sexual assault will be thoroughly investigated by either the civil or Service police, depending upon who has jurisdiction. The following table provides details of the number of allegations of rape and sexual assault made within the chain of command against members of the Armed Forces in each of the last four years as recorded by the Service Police. Reference to rape covers offences under section one and sexual assault covers offences under sections two and three of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Sexual Offence</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Allegations in 2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Allegations in 2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Allegations in 2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Allegations in 2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rape</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sexual Assault</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>77</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The following table provides details of the number of referrals to the Service Prosecuting Authority (SPA) in each of the last four years, the number directed for trial and the number of convictions in the Military Court Service.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Rape Case Referrals</strong></p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Directed for Trial</strong></p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Convictions</strong></p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0<sup>1</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sexual Assault Case Referrals</strong></p></td><td><p>51</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>45</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Directed for Trial </strong></p></td><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Convictions</strong></p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>7<sup>2</sup></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>Seven further cases are currently on trial.</p><p><sup>2</sup> 11 Trials ongoing</p><p> </p><p>The SPA may receive referrals in one year and the cases are directed/not directed and/or tried in the following year, so there is no direct correlation to the number of cases brought in any one year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I should also like to take the opportunity to clarify the relationship between the figures provided in this answer, and earlier answers. The figures for sexual assaults in this answer are different to those provided by the then Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans (Andrew Robathan) on 6 July 2012 (Official Report, column 822W) in response to a question from the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon), for sexual assault referrals in the years between 2010 and 2012 (although 2012 was only for part of the year). This is because the term sexual assault has been expanded to cover the offences of indecent assault and sexual activity with a child. In addition, the figures provided in a response given by my predecessor (Mark Francois) on 30 November 2012 (Official Report, column 555W) again to the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon) referred only to the number of cases where the victim was a member of the Armed Forces. The figures in the tables above cover all cases handled by the SPA, whether or not the victim was a member of the Armed Forces.</p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
attachment
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file name Hansard Extract 30 November 2012.doc more like this
title Hansard extract 30 Nov 12 more like this
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file name Hansard extract 6 July 2012.doc more like this
title Hansard extract 6 July 12 more like this
grouped question UIN 190438 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4063
label Biography information for Gemma Doyle more like this
46222
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 March 2014, Official Report, column 315W, on armed forces: complaints, how many mid-year annual reports were not completed in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 194669 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
answer text <p>Information on the completion of mid-year reviews for regular Service personnel is not collected directly and is therefore not held.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
previous answer version
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answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
46882
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to ensure that anonymous military graves at Padstow Cemetery are updated in situations where the identity of the former soldier has been discovered. more like this
tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
tabling member printed
Toby Perkins more like this
uin 195217 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
answer text <p>A claim as to the identity of an individual buried in Padstow Cemetery in a grave bearing a headstone with the inscription “A Royal Marine of the Great War”, is currently awaiting review by officials in the Joint Casualty &amp; Compassionate Centre. If the claim is supported by clear and convincing evidence they will task the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to replace the headstone with a new memorial bearing the individual's name.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
3952
label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
46627
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government on the payment of armed forces pensions in the event of Scottish independence. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Crockart more like this
uin 194964 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
answer text <p>Armed Forces pensions are currently uprated annually in April using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figure from the previous September. These are occupational pensions and are therefore paid, including any CPI increase, to scheme members wherever they reside in the world.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government is confident that the people of Scotland will continue to support remaining within the UK. There have, therefore, been no discussions with the Scottish Government about this matter.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN 194963 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
3967
label Biography information for Mike Crockart more like this
46638
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what inflation adjustment measures are applied to the pensions paid to armed forces pensioners resident outside the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Crockart more like this
uin 194963 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
answer text <p>Armed Forces pensions are currently uprated annually in April using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figure from the previous September. These are occupational pensions and are therefore paid, including any CPI increase, to scheme members wherever they reside in the world.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government is confident that the people of Scotland will continue to support remaining within the UK. There have, therefore, been no discussions with the Scottish Government about this matter.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN 194964 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
3967
label Biography information for Mike Crockart more like this
47204
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) aggravated assaults against members of the armed forces and (b) times members of the armed forces were discriminated against in bars, restaurants and hotels in each year since 2003. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 195653 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answer text <p>This information is not held by the Department.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
47196
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's notice 2014DIN01-021, Revision of cost-of-living addition salary bands. more like this
tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
tabling member printed
Bridget Phillipson more like this
uin 195471 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answer text <p>Copies of the Department's notice on the revision of the cost of living addition salary bands (2014DIN01-021) and the increase in the rate of excess fares allowance from 6 April 2014 (2014DIN01-032) have been placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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file name PQ02955B - 20140409173406 - M - 2014DIN01-021[1].pdf more like this
title 2014DIN01-021 more like this
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file name PQ02955B - 20140409173348 - M - 2014DIN01-032[1].pdf more like this
title 2014DIN01-032 more like this
grouped question UIN 195479 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
47197
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's notice 2014DIN01-032, Increase in the rate of excess fares allowance from 6 April 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
tabling member printed
Bridget Phillipson more like this
uin 195479 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answer text <p>Copies of the Department's notice on the revision of the cost of living addition salary bands (2014DIN01-021) and the increase in the rate of excess fares allowance from 6 April 2014 (2014DIN01-032) have been placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
attachment
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file name PQ02955B - 20140409173406 - M - 2014DIN01-021[1].pdf more like this
title 2014DIN01-021 more like this
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file name PQ02955B - 20140409173348 - M - 2014DIN01-032[1].pdf more like this
title 2014DIN01-032 more like this
grouped question UIN 195471 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
47523
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information is held on the value of the residual estates of service men and women killed in action who were not married at the time of their death. more like this
tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
tabling member printed
John Mann more like this
uin 195777 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) would not have visibility of the residual value of the estate of a Service person, as it is the responsibility of the executor or personal representative to collect information on any monies due (such as bank accounts, insurance payouts) or owed (such as bank loans).</p><p> </p><p>The MOD would inform the executor of any money owing to the estate from the Department. This can comprise: arrears of pay; arrears of allowances (operational allowance, council tax refund); credit for untaken annual leave; cash found in effects and the death in service lump sum payment if this falls due to the estate (rather than being paid to a qualifying beneficiary under the pension scheme).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Payment is made to the executor once they obtain either a Grant of Representation or Confirmation or Letters of Administration or for small amounts only (Under £5,000) on completion of a Form of Declaration supplied by the MOD.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1387
label Biography information for John Mann more like this
47925
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on (a) armed forces recruitment and (b) armed forces recruitment marketing in 2012-13. more like this
tabling member constituency Belfast East more like this
tabling member printed
Naomi Long more like this
uin 196069 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence does not report the costs of recruitment marketing separately. The costs detailed in the following table show the total cost of regular recruiting by Service and include manpower costs; marketing campaigns (specific advertising); marketing operations (provision of the recruiting process i.e. call centres and website maintenance), and contract costs (i.e. medical and fitness testing).It should be noted that despite the redundancy notice, the Armed Forces are required to constantly recruit every year to maintain the levels of young personnel entering the three services.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Royal Navy</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Army</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Royal Air Force</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>TOTAL </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£33.2million</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£122.8million</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£35.4million</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£191.4million</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
3920
label Biography information for Naomi Long more like this
47200
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2014, Official Report, column 650W, on armed forces: disciplinary proceedings, what the (a) number and (b) total sum was of ex gratia or other payments made to armed forces personnel incorrectly doubly punished following a police caution; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 195414 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>No such ex-gratia payments have been made.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN
195821 more like this
196175 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
47518
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service complaints have been received following armed forces personnel being disciplined after receiving a police caution; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 195707 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>None.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
47524
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to contact members of the armed forces wrongly disciplined in addition to receiving a police caution; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 195811 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>No such steps have been taken.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
47525
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many senior members of each branch of the armed forces missed a promotion following the receipt of a police caution in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 195813 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>None. Administrative action is no longer taken against Service personnel who receive a police caution.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
47526
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2014, Official Report, column 443W, on armed forces: offenders, when he was first informed of this issue; what potential options are being considered; if he will ensure that the options under consideration do not disadvantage personnel who have been wronged; when he will update the House on any decision; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 195819 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>The Department first recognised the implications of changes to rehabilitation legislation relating to police cautions in September 2011, since when no administrative action has been taken against Service personnel who receive a police caution. Officials brought the issue to the attention of Ministers in early December 2011 and have provided further advice at intervals since then.</p><p> </p><p>It would be inappropriate to disclose the options that officials have presented for consideration. This is a complex matter, and I will update the House when I have reached a judgement.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN
195812 more like this
196174 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
47527
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2014, Official Report, columns 619-20W, on army: disciplinary proceedings, how many of the individuals discharged in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011 under AGA167 (i) were discharged as a result of cautions and (ii) have been notified that they were wrongly discharged; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 195820 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p> </p><p>The information requested can only be gained through a manual search of personnel records and therefore could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>No steps have been taken to notify individuals.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
47528
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2014, Official Report, column 650W, on armed forces: disciplinary proceedings, how many and what amount of ex gratia payments were made to armed forces personnel incorrectly disciplined following receipt of a police caution; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 195821 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>No such ex-gratia payments have been made.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN
195414 more like this
196175 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
47530
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the his reply 192877, how many service complaints taken to an employment tribunal were settled (a) by out of court or other payments and (b) at Army Board CO Level 2 complaints appeal; what the total of those payments was; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 195823 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>The following table sets out details of Employment Tribunal (ET) cases brought by Service personnel since 2008 which were subject to an out of court settlement. I am unable to answer the second part of this question as the internal appeal process does not include any separate complaints appeal stage which is distinct from the Superior Officer or Defence Council levels.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Calendar year</p></td><td><p>No of ET cases settled out of court (of those lodged in each year)</p></td><td><p>Total settlement monies (paid against ET claims lodged in each year)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>£393,584</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>£131,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>£28,075</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>£37,243</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>Withheld</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1. Data refer to the date of submission of the ET claim. ET settlements and monies paid may have occurred in different years, but are presented in this format to show the outcomes of the claims which were lodged in each calendar year.</p><p> </p><p>2. Settlement payments made are covered by Compromise Agreements which contain a confidentiality clause. For this reason the figure for the single case settled out of court in 2012 is withheld.</p><p> </p><p>3. The figure for 2008 includes the Royal Irish class action Industrial Tribunal cases in which 21 of the 22 complainants received a settlement.</p><p> </p><p>4. Not all cases lodged in 2013 have reached their conclusion.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
47531
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department first became aware that they had been wrongly allowing armed forces personnel to be subjected to a double punishment under (a) AGA167 and (b) summary hearings; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 195812 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>The Department first recognised the implications of changes to rehabilitation legislation relating to police cautions in September 2011, since when no administrative action has been taken against Service personnel who receive a police caution. Officials brought the issue to the attention of Ministers in early December 2011 and have provided further advice at intervals since then.</p><p> </p><p>It would be inappropriate to disclose the options that officials have presented for consideration. This is a complex matter, and I will update the House when I have reached a judgement.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN
195819 more like this
196174 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
48083
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department first became aware that it had illegally subjected armed forces personnel to double punishment under (a) AGA167 and (b) summary hearings; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 196174 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>The Department first recognised the implications of changes to rehabilitation legislation relating to police cautions in September 2011, since when no administrative action has been taken against Service personnel who receive a police caution. Officials brought the issue to the attention of Ministers in early December 2011 and have provided further advice at intervals since then.</p><p> </p><p>It would be inappropriate to disclose the options that officials have presented for consideration. This is a complex matter, and I will update the House when I have reached a judgement.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN
195812 more like this
195819 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
48084
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether agreement was received from HM Treasury to the Top Level Budget holder in his Department making ex gratia payments to members of the armed forces wrongly disciplined under AGAI67 following a police caution; what estimate the Treasury made of the cost of such payments; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 196175 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>No such ex-gratia payments have been made.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN
195414 more like this
195821 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
48086
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what comparative assessment he has made of the long-term effects on the level of war pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments being uprated annually in line with (a) price inflation, (b) average earnings and (c) whichever is the higher of consumer price index price inflation, average earnings or 2.5 per cent; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 196185 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>No comparative assessment of the kind suggested has been made. The aim of uprating is to protect War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments against rising prices. In line with other public sector schemes, payments through the Armed Forces pensions and compensation schemes have increased with reference to the Consumer Price Index.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
48183
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the service complaints investigation teams there are in each branch of the armed forces; what their qualifications are; what training is provided to them; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 196362 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>The Ministry Of Defence maintains a cadre of Harassment Investigation Officers who investigate complaints raised within the Services and by MOD civilians concerning bullying and harassment, and who are not permanent employees of the Department; Appendix six to the 2013 Annual Report of the Service Complaints Commissioner provides further details. Beyond this centrally-managed team, the three Services maintain teams of investigators, many of whom are drawn from their own Service police force, who can investigate complex complaints.</p><p> </p><p>The Royal Navy has one Complaint Investigation and Mediation Team (CIMT), comprising two members of the Royal Navy Police with many years of investigative experience. In addition to their extensive police investigative training, they are Equality and Diversity Advisers, and have undertaken the MOD Harassment Investigation Course and professional Mediation Training (through an external training provider).</p><p> </p><p>The Army currently has six permanent members and three temporary assigned (12 months) soldiers in its Service Complaints Investigation Team (SCIT), which replaced the Equal Opportunities Investigation Team. All members of the SCIT are serving Senior Non-Commissioned Officers from the Royal Military Police, and hold the following qualifications:</p><p> </p><p>Initial Military Police Investigation Course</p><p>Volume Crime Investigation Course</p><p>Management Investigation Course</p><p>Police and Criminal Evidence Act Interviewing Course</p><p>Disclosure Officers Course</p><p>Equality &amp; Diversity Advisor Course</p><p> </p><p>On arrival in the SCIT, investigators receive work place training and are allocated a supervising investigator for a period of three months or as necessary.</p><p> </p><p>The RAF has a Service Complaints Team, and an Equal Opportunities Investigation Team (EOIT), which investigates complex equality and diversity complaints. The latter team comprises a Warrant Officer and a Flight Sergeant, both members of the RAF Police, and an administrator. The investigators complete the following courses as part of their role training:</p><p> </p><p>Equality and Diversity Advisor</p><p>Harassment Investigation Officer</p><p>Fundamentals of Employment Law (through CIPD)</p><p>Preparing for Employment Tribunal (through CIPD)</p><p>Certificate in Bullying and Harassment Investigation – City and Guilds</p><p>Level 4</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN 196361 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
48184
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many equal opportunities investigation officers there are in each branch of the armed forces; what their qualifications are; what training is provided to them; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 196361 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>The Ministry Of Defence maintains a cadre of Harassment Investigation Officers who investigate complaints raised within the Services and by MOD civilians concerning bullying and harassment, and who are not permanent employees of the Department; Appendix six to the 2013 Annual Report of the Service Complaints Commissioner provides further details. Beyond this centrally-managed team, the three Services maintain teams of investigators, many of whom are drawn from their own Service police force, who can investigate complex complaints.</p><p> </p><p>The Royal Navy has one Complaint Investigation and Mediation Team (CIMT), comprising two members of the Royal Navy Police with many years of investigative experience. In addition to their extensive police investigative training, they are Equality and Diversity Advisers, and have undertaken the MOD Harassment Investigation Course and professional Mediation Training (through an external training provider).</p><p> </p><p>The Army currently has six permanent members and three temporary assigned (12 months) soldiers in its Service Complaints Investigation Team (SCIT), which replaced the Equal Opportunities Investigation Team. All members of the SCIT are serving Senior Non-Commissioned Officers from the Royal Military Police, and hold the following qualifications:</p><p> </p><p>Initial Military Police Investigation Course</p><p>Volume Crime Investigation Course</p><p>Management Investigation Course</p><p>Police and Criminal Evidence Act Interviewing Course</p><p>Disclosure Officers Course</p><p>Equality &amp; Diversity Advisor Course</p><p> </p><p>On arrival in the SCIT, investigators receive work place training and are allocated a supervising investigator for a period of three months or as necessary.</p><p> </p><p>The RAF has a Service Complaints Team, and an Equal Opportunities Investigation Team (EOIT), which investigates complex equality and diversity complaints. The latter team comprises a Warrant Officer and a Flight Sergeant, both members of the RAF Police, and an administrator. The investigators complete the following courses as part of their role training:</p><p> </p><p>Equality and Diversity Advisor</p><p>Harassment Investigation Officer</p><p>Fundamentals of Employment Law (through CIPD)</p><p>Preparing for Employment Tribunal (through CIPD)</p><p>Certificate in Bullying and Harassment Investigation – City and Guilds</p><p>Level 4</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN 196362 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
47519
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that RAF medics are placed on the same pay band as their equivalents in the Army and Navy. more like this
tabling member constituency Gosport more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Dinenage more like this
uin 195684 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>The RAF medic trade is currently undergoing a job review which will inform future pay arrangements. We expect this to be completed by summer 2014. In parallel, the Department is considering the introduction of a new pay structure across all other rank trades, including RAF medics and the closest equivalent trades in the Royal Navy and Army, as part of the Department's New Employment Model programme. If approved the new structure would be introduced no earlier than April 2016.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4008
label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
47521
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to encourage full-time regular soldiers to join the reserves after they leave the Army. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 195899 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p> </p><p>We are keen to see ex-members of the Regular Army join the Army Reserve and have two schemes in place to support this:</p><p> </p><p>Ex-Regular Commitment Bonus:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>£10,000 over four payments.</p><p> </p><p>Payable from 1 April 2014, back dated to 1 January 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The Scheme will run until 31 March 2017.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ex-Regular Reduced Commitment Incentive. This allows ex-Regulars to serve on a reduced commitment for up to three years from when they join the Army Reserve:</p><p> </p><p>Reduced annual training requirement (19 days, down from 27 for Regional units):</p><p> </p><p>Reduced call out liability (except under sect 52 of RFA 96, no call-out liability; aside for national emergencies).</p><p> </p><p>Reduced Military Annual Training Tests.</p><p> </p><p>Ex-Regulars who participate in the Commitment Bonus scheme are ineligible to benefit from the Army Reserve Reduced Commitment scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
47195
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance and support his Department provides to military veterans and their families on securing stable housing; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
uin 195453 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>The £200 million Forces Help to Buy scheme commenced on 1 April 2014, meaning that Servicemen and women can now borrow up to 50% of their salary, up to a maximum of £25,000, interest-free, providing a boost to those needing to find a deposit to buy their own home.</p><p> </p><p>To assist the transition of serving personnel to civilian life, the MOD offers a wide-ranging resettlement programme which includes a briefing by the Joint Services Housing Advice Office. This offers advice and information about a range of topics that armed forces personnel may find useful relating to an individual's housing needs before they leave the armed forces.</p><p> </p><p>Once a person leaves service, any need for social housing becomes a local authority matter. The MOD is working closely with the Department for Communities and Local Government to ensure the fair treatment of service families in need of social housing and ensure they are given proper priority on housing waiting lists.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that there is more that can be done to provide practical support to our veterans and their families in this area. In February I announced LIBOR funding of £40 million to support charities which assist veterans with housing needs in order to build new homes, buy new accommodation and renovate old facilities. Projects are expected to include hostels and half-way houses for veterans who have fallen on hard times, supported housing for the wounded, injured and sick, and long-term care homes.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1586
label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
48178
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what levels of stock his Department holds of (a) stationery, (b) printer cartridges, (c) treasury tags and other fasteners and (d) other office consumables. more like this
tabling member constituency Wokingham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr John Redwood more like this
uin 196201 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>The information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
14
label Biography information for John Redwood more like this
47529
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2014, Official Report, column 443W, on armed forces: disciplinary proceedings, how many cautions are recorded on the Joint Personnel Administration database; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 195822 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p>The total number of police cautions recorded on the Joint Personnel Administrative system, since rollout in 2006 to date, is 900 cases involving 870 personnel. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p>These numbers are for police cautions issued by the civilian police and the civilian courts.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
previous answer version
7751
answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
48480
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department takes to audit or monitor the outcomes of successful applications to the Armed Forces Covenant (Libor) Fund. more like this
tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
tabling member printed
David Mowat more like this
uin 196776 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence administers the £35 million LIBOR Fund on behalf of the Cabinet Office-led Covenant Reference Group. Successful projects are funded on the basis of a standard set of terms and conditions plus additional measures as appropriate. Those who receive funding are required to produce regular monitoring reports, and to retain financial data for audit purposes.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4080
label Biography information for David Mowat more like this
48779
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many individuals have been awarded a war disablement pension for mesothelioma since 1994; what estimate he has made of the number of former members of the armed forces who have gone on to develop mesothelioma; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
tabling member printed
Tracey Crouch more like this
uin 196896 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is unable to provide the number of individuals awarded a War Disablement Pension (WDP) for Mesothelioma since 1994 in the time scale requested. However, as at 31 March 2013, 50 individuals were in receipt of a WDP for a recorded condition of Mesothelioma. <br><br>The MOD has no estimated data of former personnel with Mesothelioma.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
3950
label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
48479
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has any plans to end the employee trade union membership dues check-off system. more like this
tabling member constituency Livingston more like this
tabling member printed
Graeme Morrice more like this
uin 196762 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
answer text <p> </p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Minister for Defence Equipment, Science, and Technology (Mr Philip Dunne) on 2 April 2014 (Official Report, column 730W) to the hon. Member for Leicester South (Mr Jonathan Ashworth).</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
attachment
1
file name Trade Unions.doc 2 April.doc more like this
title Hansard extract 2 April 2014 more like this
tabling member
4012
label Biography information for Graeme Morrice more like this
47929
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many suitably qualified and experienced RAF personnel his Department has required for aircraft maintenance in each location in each of the last three years; and how many such posts were vacant in each location in each such year. more like this
tabling member constituency Moray more like this
tabling member printed
Angus Robertson more like this
uin 196037 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
answer text <p>A table that provides the data requested is attached.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
attachment
1
file name 20140416-PQ-02988B-Robertson-manpower-table-FINAL.XLS more like this
title Manpower more like this
previous answer version
8281
answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
1433
label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
47203
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons