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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what methods (a) HM Paymaster, (b) the Defence Council and (c) an authorised officer determine the amount payable by a member of the armed forces in child maintenance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 271510 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is responsible for setting the overall amount of child maintenance to be paid.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with the CMS to facilitate the direct deduction of child maintenance payments from the pay of non-resident parents who are Service personnel. Under the MOU, the Department calculates a 'Minimum Drawing Rate', which takes into account gross basic pay, specialist pay, some allowances as well as gross statutory deductions such as National Insurance and PAYE.</p><p>Child maintenance deductions are always made. The only exception is when the Service person is on military operations and their Commanding Officer may advise that engagement with the CMS be delayed until their return to the UK when they are in a position to consider properly any papers from the CMS and respond accordingly, at which point deductions would commence.</p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 11 June 2019 to Question 261264 which detailed the administrative reasons for the rejection of deduction of earnings requests.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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271511 more like this
271551 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.717Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1135924
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria (a) HM Paymaster, (b) Defence Council and (c) an authorised officer use to determine when child maintenance should be paid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 271511 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is responsible for setting the overall amount of child maintenance to be paid.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with the CMS to facilitate the direct deduction of child maintenance payments from the pay of non-resident parents who are Service personnel. Under the MOU, the Department calculates a 'Minimum Drawing Rate', which takes into account gross basic pay, specialist pay, some allowances as well as gross statutory deductions such as National Insurance and PAYE.</p><p>Child maintenance deductions are always made. The only exception is when the Service person is on military operations and their Commanding Officer may advise that engagement with the CMS be delayed until their return to the UK when they are in a position to consider properly any papers from the CMS and respond accordingly, at which point deductions would commence.</p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 11 June 2019 to Question 261264 which detailed the administrative reasons for the rejection of deduction of earnings requests.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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271510 more like this
271551 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.763Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1136013
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, under what circumstances (a) the MoD Defence Council, (b) an Authorised Officer, and (c) HM Paymaster is able to reject a deduction of earning request from the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 271551 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is responsible for setting the overall amount of child maintenance to be paid.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with the CMS to facilitate the direct deduction of child maintenance payments from the pay of non-resident parents who are Service personnel. Under the MOU, the Department calculates a 'Minimum Drawing Rate', which takes into account gross basic pay, specialist pay, some allowances as well as gross statutory deductions such as National Insurance and PAYE.</p><p>Child maintenance deductions are always made. The only exception is when the Service person is on military operations and their Commanding Officer may advise that engagement with the CMS be delayed until their return to the UK when they are in a position to consider properly any papers from the CMS and respond accordingly, at which point deductions would commence.</p><p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 11 June 2019 to Question 261264 which detailed the administrative reasons for the rejection of deduction of earnings requests.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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271510 more like this
271511 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:20:41.81Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1134549
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Mental Health Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to (a) protect the mental health and (b) treat mental health issues of members of the armed forces during training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 269082 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) recognises that maintaining good mental health, and providing treatment when required, is fundamental to maintaining a fit, healthy, and effective military force. The comprehensive 2017 Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy set out measures to further improve the psychological health of the Armed Forces, including a new operating model focusing on Promote, Prevent, Detect and Treat.</p><p> </p><p>Personnel in training receive the same mental health support as their fully-trained colleagues, including stress management training and a wide range of psychiatric and psychological treatments. Basic healthcare is available through Service primary care facilities, with treatment delivered primarily from a network of 20 permanent locations, comprising 11 Departments of Community Mental Health, six Mental Health Teams, and three locations with a permanent Community Mental Health Nurse. In-patient care is provided in dedicated psychiatric units through a central MOD contract with a partnership of eight NHS Trusts.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Personnel deployed to combat zones are supported by a GP-led healthcare team with access to a mental health nurse. In Iraq and Afghanistan, we deployed uniformed mental health nurses to deliver in-theatre care and treatment, and consultant psychiatrists visited periodically to provide clinical support. A permanent on-call consultant psychiatrist was available to provide specialist support by phone 24 hours a day, and a UK-based team of a psychiatrist and a mental health nurse was at immediate readiness to deploy to the operational theatre to support the local team if required.</p><p> </p><p>Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) is widely employed as a support model for deployed personnel. It aims to empower non-medical staff to spot those who might have been affected by traumatic events in order that their peers and leaders can provide them with appropriate support or, where it is required, to refer them for specialist help. As TRiM is primarily a Unit-led innovation it is intended to reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 269083 more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T13:53:41.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T13:53:41.63Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1134550
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Mental Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to (a) protect the mental health and (b) treat mental health issues of members of the armed forces during service in combat zones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 269083 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) recognises that maintaining good mental health, and providing treatment when required, is fundamental to maintaining a fit, healthy, and effective military force. The comprehensive 2017 Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy set out measures to further improve the psychological health of the Armed Forces, including a new operating model focusing on Promote, Prevent, Detect and Treat.</p><p> </p><p>Personnel in training receive the same mental health support as their fully-trained colleagues, including stress management training and a wide range of psychiatric and psychological treatments. Basic healthcare is available through Service primary care facilities, with treatment delivered primarily from a network of 20 permanent locations, comprising 11 Departments of Community Mental Health, six Mental Health Teams, and three locations with a permanent Community Mental Health Nurse. In-patient care is provided in dedicated psychiatric units through a central MOD contract with a partnership of eight NHS Trusts.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Personnel deployed to combat zones are supported by a GP-led healthcare team with access to a mental health nurse. In Iraq and Afghanistan, we deployed uniformed mental health nurses to deliver in-theatre care and treatment, and consultant psychiatrists visited periodically to provide clinical support. A permanent on-call consultant psychiatrist was available to provide specialist support by phone 24 hours a day, and a UK-based team of a psychiatrist and a mental health nurse was at immediate readiness to deploy to the operational theatre to support the local team if required.</p><p> </p><p>Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) is widely employed as a support model for deployed personnel. It aims to empower non-medical staff to spot those who might have been affected by traumatic events in order that their peers and leaders can provide them with appropriate support or, where it is required, to refer them for specialist help. As TRiM is primarily a Unit-led innovation it is intended to reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 269082 more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T13:53:41.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T13:53:41.677Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1132283
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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261264 on Children: Maintenance, how many of the 75 rejections related to serving members of the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 264781 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>All 75 rejections related to serving personnel and were on administrative grounds as the incorrect form had been submitted by the Child Maintenance Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:23:42.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:23:42.957Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1130456
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many deduction of earning requests made by the Child Maintenance Service have been declined by the (a) MoD Defence Council and (b) Authorised Officer; and if she will publish the reasons for those requests being declined. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Defence Business Services, within the Ministry of Defence (MOD), is responsible for administering requests and orders from the Child Maintenance Service.</p><p> </p><p>In financial year 2018-19 818 deduction of earning requests were received from the Child Maintenance Service for Service personnel; of these, 129 were rejected. The reasons for the rejection were:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>No. of Rejections</p></td><td><p>Reason for Rejection</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>Service person not in receipt of pay</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>Insufficient information on request to validate a Service person’s identity</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>Service person had been discharged</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>Service person was a reservist</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>75</p></td><td><p>A deduction of earning order was issued, rather than a deduction of earning request</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>~</p></td><td><p>Request addressed to a Service person directly and not to Defence Business Services</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In line with Departmental policy ~ represents five or fewer.</p><p> </p><p>For MOD civilian staff, the number of deduction orders declined is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost, however, a deduction of earning order would only be rejected if an individual was no longer employed by the MOD or if they were in receipt of insufficient earnings to meet the request.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:13:34.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:13:34.847Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this