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1126136
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Attorney General: Brexit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, how many staff of his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other Departments and (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU have since returned to his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 253465 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office had one employee who joined DExEU on loan to support work on preparations for the UK to leave the EU. The employee subsequently moved permanently to another department and will not return to the Attorney General’s Office.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T08:06:53.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T08:06:53.123Z
answering member
4517
label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126326
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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
hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Land more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken, if any, to make surplus Ministry of Defence land available to local authorities for the provision of affordable and social housing. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
uin HL15686 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Government ensures that local authorities have the opportunity to express an interest in surplus Ministry of Defence land.</p><p> </p><p>In accordance with Her Majesty’s Treasury guidelines, once a site is declared surplus to Defence purposes it is placed on the cross-Government database managed by the Office of Government Property within the Cabinet Office. This database provides an opportunity for other public bodies including local authorities to express an interest in acquiring sites before they are placed on the open market. Sites stay on the data base for 40 working days.</p><p> </p><p>Treasury guidelines state that transactions such as sales between Departments should generally be at full market value even if transferred to other public sector bodies (including publicly sponsored housing associations).</p> more like this
answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:48:14.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:48:14.52Z
answering member
2000
label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
tabling member
4555
label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
1126329
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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
hansard heading Navy: Recruitment more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to increase staff recruitment in the UK Royal Navy; and if so, what steps they are taking to increase skills and training of such staff. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15689 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Plans are already in place to increase recruitment as part of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Personnel Recovery and Growth Programme.</p><p>All training delivered to Naval Service personnel, from recruitment and throughout their career, is regularly reviewed to maximise talent and ensure that people have the appropriate skills to allow the Navy to continue to meet their operational commitments.</p> more like this
answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:47:24.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:47:24.457Z
answering member
2000
label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126476
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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 Iran: International Military Services 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 9 May 2019 to Question 251360 on Iran: International Military Services, for what reason she is not at liberty to disclose the date. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 254250 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The hearing has been listed by the Court on a private and confidential basis. The Ministry of Defence is not a party to these proceedings and there will be no public or third-party access to the hearing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:41:03.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:41:03.26Z
answering member
4032
label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1126584
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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 Armed Forces: Young People 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 16 year olds signed up to the armed forces in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 254171 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Information on the number of 16-year olds who have joined the UK Regular Armed Forces in the requested period is provided in the table below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Intake to Regulars at 16 years old by Service, 12-month period to 30 September </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Date</p></td><td><p>12 months to 30 September 2016</p></td><td><p>12 months to 30 September 2017</p></td><td><p>12 months to 30 September 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All Services</p></td><td><p>1,140</p></td><td><p>660</p></td><td><p>1,530</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Navy/ Royal Marines</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>1,330</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Air Force</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>70</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><ol><li>UK Regulars comprise of full-time Service personnel, including Nursing Services, but excluding Full Time Reserve Service personnel, Gurkhas, mobilised Reservists, Military Provost Guard Service, Locally Engaged Personnel and Non-Regular Permanent Staff.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, though numbers ending in a “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent the systematic bias caused by always rounding numbers upwards.</li></ol><p> </p>
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:49:42.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:49:42.607Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1126587
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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: Training 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 he Department's policy is on the modernise of training bases in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 254173 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Defence Estate Optimisation Programme aims to support military capability by providing better facilities to support the men and women of our Armed Forces and their families out to 2040 and beyond. It is a detailed, long-term plan which provides a framework for the geographical laydown of our forces in the UK for at least a generation.</p><p><br>The programme also aims to reduce the built estate by 30 per cent, making it more efficient and cost effective.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:48:09.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:48:09.89Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1126612
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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 RAF Northolt: Repairs and Maintenance 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 12 March 2019 to Question 228557 on RAF Northolt: Repairs and Maintenance, what progress he has made on (a) the runway and (b) associated infrastructure construction works; what estimate his Department has made of the cost of those works; and if he make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas more like this
uin 254092 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The runway was closed as planned on 15 April 2019 to fixed wing aircraft. Rotary wing operations have continued, while fixed wing aircraft are now operating from RAF Benson.</p><p>Construction works have commenced to remove the existing runway surface and arrestor beds. This will be followed by preparatory works for resurfacing the runway, installation of new arrestor beds and new approach lighting. Works will continue through summer to be completed in late October 2019.</p><p>The estimated capital cost of the project is £23 million inclusive of VAT. The works will assure military flying operations in support of UK Defence and the wider Government at RAF Northolt for the next 10 - 15 years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:48:48.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:48:48.167Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1126659
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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: Contracts 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 companies in each region and nation of the UK secured contracts from her Department in each of the last five years; and what the value of each contract was. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 254156 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) regularly publishes expenditure data via the Trade, Industry and Contracts bulletin on gov.uk. The data includes information about MOD regional expenditure dating back to 2013 and the latest bulletin can be found at the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mod-regional-expenditure-with-uk-industry-and-supported-employment-201718</p><p>The MOD does not collate more detailed information about individual companies, nor of the value of individual contracts in each region.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:41:35.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:41:35.807Z
answering member
4032
label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1127387
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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 National Security more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment she has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the UK’s ability to tackle (a) hybrid and (b) cyber-enabled threats. more like this
tabling member constituency Falkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John McNally more like this
uin 910982 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Government takes hybrid and cyber threats very seriously, and we are strengthening the UK’s defences against increasingly sophisticated attacks. This includes assessing how we will tackle these threats once we have left the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The security partnership agreed between the UK and the EU sets out the broadest and most comprehensive agreement between the EU and a third country.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:38:38.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:38:38.573Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
4424
label Biography information for John McNally more like this
1127388
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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 Armed Forces more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the (a) capabilities and (b) strength of the armed forces. more like this
tabling member constituency Witney more like this
tabling member printed
Robert Courts more like this
uin 910984 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence launched the Modernising Defence Programme in January last year which looked across the spectrum at our current and planned capabilities, right through to our business practices.</p><p> </p><p>It is an ambitious programme, but we are confident that Defence is making the right capability investments and policy approaches to ensure we remain one of the strongest Defence players in Europe.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:40:23.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:40:23.527Z
answering member
4017
label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
tabling member
4589
label Biography information for Robert Courts more like this