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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 remove filter
tabling member printed
Gemma Doyle more like this
uin 190438 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 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 remove filter
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
50594
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
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 estimate he has made of the additional costs of restarting the recruitment process for the post of Service Complaints Commissioner. more like this
tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Gemma Doyle more like this
uin 198416 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
answer text <p> </p><p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</em></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 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4063
label Biography information for Gemma Doyle more like this
50654
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
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 expects the first Service Complaints Ombudsman to take up his or her duties. more like this
tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Gemma Doyle more like this
uin 198488 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
answer text <p> </p><p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4063
label Biography information for Gemma Doyle more like this
175229
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
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
hansard heading Ministry of Defence Police 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 assessment he has made of the suitability of the new Civil Service Pensions Scheme for Ministry of Defence Police officers. more like this
tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Gemma Doyle more like this
uin 221775 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
answer text <p>The review conducted by the Department on the likely effect of section 10 of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 on the Defence Fire and Rescue Service and the Ministry of Defence Police which was laid before Parliament in December 2013 included an assessment of the impact of a higher normal pension age (a key change brought about by the Public Service Pension Act 2013) on Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) personnel.</p><p>Defence Ministers are consulting colleagues about the issues raised by the review. The proposals put forward by the Defence Police Federation in respect of MDP pensions have been fully assessed and reflected in these consultations.</p><p>We hope to be able to confirm the future arrangements for MDP pensions shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN
221773 more like this
221803 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-27T17:04:24.693Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T17:04:24.693Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4063
label Biography information for Gemma Doyle more like this
175230
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
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
hansard heading Ministry of Defence Police 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 assessment he has made of the proposals of the Defence Police Federation on Ministry of Defence Police pensions. more like this
tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Gemma Doyle more like this
uin 221773 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
answer text <p>The review conducted by the Department on the likely effect of section 10 of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 on the Defence Fire and Rescue Service and the Ministry of Defence Police which was laid before Parliament in December 2013 included an assessment of the impact of a higher normal pension age (a key change brought about by the Public Service Pension Act 2013) on Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) personnel.</p><p>Defence Ministers are consulting colleagues about the issues raised by the review. The proposals put forward by the Defence Police Federation in respect of MDP pensions have been fully assessed and reflected in these consultations.</p><p>We hope to be able to confirm the future arrangements for MDP pensions shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN
221775 more like this
221803 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-27T17:04:24.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T17:04:24.803Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4063
label Biography information for Gemma Doyle more like this
175232
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
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
hansard heading Ministry of Defence Police 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 confirm future arrangements for Ministry of Defence Police pensions. more like this
tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Gemma Doyle more like this
uin 221803 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
answer text <p>The review conducted by the Department on the likely effect of section 10 of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 on the Defence Fire and Rescue Service and the Ministry of Defence Police which was laid before Parliament in December 2013 included an assessment of the impact of a higher normal pension age (a key change brought about by the Public Service Pension Act 2013) on Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) personnel.</p><p>Defence Ministers are consulting colleagues about the issues raised by the review. The proposals put forward by the Defence Police Federation in respect of MDP pensions have been fully assessed and reflected in these consultations.</p><p>We hope to be able to confirm the future arrangements for MDP pensions shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
grouped question UIN
221773 more like this
221775 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-27T17:04:24.96Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T17:04:24.96Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4063
label Biography information for Gemma Doyle more like this
228294
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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
hansard heading Military Bases: Germany 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 has been spent on the planned withdrawal from Germany under the Army Basing Plan to date; and what progress has been made on that withdrawal to date. more like this
tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Gemma Doyle more like this
uin 228192 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
answer text <p>Since the Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2010 and Ministerial announcement in March 2013, there has been significant progress taking forward the Army Basing Plan.</p><p>To date more than 30 moves have been completed, largely in the UK, with 14 force elements planned and preparing to move from Germany in 2015, and an additional two also moving this year under Project Borona.</p><p>To date some £82 million has been spent on the withdrawal of troops from Germany under the Army Basing Plan.</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 2015-03-23T16:47:55.487Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:47:55.487Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
tabling member
4063
label Biography information for Gemma Doyle more like this
228292
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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
hansard heading Employment Agencies 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 has been paid to recruitment agencies by (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies and associated bodies in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Gemma Doyle more like this
uin 228190 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has made payments to recruitment agencies since 2010 as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Calendar Year</p></td><td><p>Total Payments</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>£120,905</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>£143,785</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£283,725</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£372,937</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£583,086</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>This expenditure relates to recruitment to the permanent Senior Civil Service across the MOD, including the Trading Funds (the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, the Defence Support Group and the UK Hydrographic Office). It represents the costs of searches, advertisements, response handling, assessment and support to selection panels. The figures do not include expenditure on Contingent Labour, the process used to engage temporary staff through recruitment agency contracts.</p><p>Recruitment to the MOD for all grades below the Senior Civil Service is carried out by Defence Business Services who do not make use of external recruitment agencies.</p>
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-25T17:47:35.76Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T17:47:35.76Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
previous answer version
52151
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
4063
label Biography information for Gemma Doyle more like this
228293
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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
hansard heading Employment Agencies 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, which five recruitment agencies have received the largest total amount of money from (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies and associated bodies since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire remove filter
tabling member printed
Gemma Doyle more like this
uin 228191 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxtowe remove filter
answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-25T17:48:16.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T17:48:16.337Z
answering member
3938
label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
previous answer version
52152
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
4063
label Biography information for Gemma Doyle more like this