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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Burma: Christianity more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of, and (2) what representations they made to the government of Burma about, reports from Chin State, Burma, that on 24 and 25 May three Christians in Padekyaw village were forced to sign documents by village officials and local monks verifying their conversion to Buddhism after being threatened with eviction if they refused; that Christians were told they could not live in Hmwar Village Tract; and a public announcement made in eight villages threatening residents that communicating or trading with Christians would result in a fine. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16392 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 British Government has noted the recent report from the China Human Rights Organisation and continues to be concerned by restrictions on freedom of religion and belief, including reports of forced conversions, in Burma. The UK, working with the EU and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, secured a UN Human Rights Council Resolution on 27 September 2018 that called for the amending or repealing of discriminatory provisions of the &quot;protection of race and religion laws&quot; in Burma covering religious conversion, interfaith marriage, monogamy and population control. Our Ambassador met the Burmese Minister for Religious Affairs on 9 August 2018, and underlined the importance of interfaith dialogue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:42:20.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:42:20.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1141908
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much (1) the Royal Navy, (2) the army, and (3) the Royal Air Force, are under strength. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL17452 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The current strength of the Armed Forces as at 1 April 2019 is give<ins class="ministerial">n</ins> in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Service</p></td><td><p>Trained Strength</p></td><td><p>Workforce Requirement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</p></td><td><p>29,224</p></td><td><p>30,568</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army</p></td><td><p>75,070</p></td><td><p>82,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Air Force</p></td><td><p>30,010</p></td><td><p>31,756</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Trained Strength comprises military personnel who have completed Phase 1 and 2 training for Royal Navy/Royal Marines, the Army (prior to 1 October 2016) and the Royal Air Force. Following the change in definition of trained strength for Army, from 1 October 2016, trained strength for the Army comprises of personnel who have completed Phase 1 training.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence remains committed to maintaining the overall size of the Armed Forces and we have a range of measures under way to improve recruitment and retention. The challenge is kept under constant review.</p><p>Importantly the Services continue to meet all their current commitments, keeping the country and its interests safe.</p><p> </p><p>The strength of the Armed Forces is published every three months and can be found in the UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Z
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less than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
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132042
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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627
star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
1141907
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Royal Regiment of Scotland more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much the battalions of the Royal Regiment of Scotland are under strength. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL17451 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The current strength against workforce requirement for the battalions of the Royal Regiment of Scotland can be found in the table.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Strength and workforce requirement of the battalions of The Royal Regiment of Scotland:</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>The Royal Regiment of Scotland</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Strength</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Workforce Requirement</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Regular Battalions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>290</p></td><td><p>267</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>480</p></td><td><p>628</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>480</p></td><td><p>628</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>743</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>103</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Reserve Battalions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (incl. band)</p></td><td><p>340</p></td><td><p>468</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (incl. band)</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>468</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> <strong>Notes/Caveats: </strong></strong></p><p> </p><p>Strength figures have been provided by Defence Statistics, whilst Workforce Requirement is a single service estimate.</p><p> </p><p>Regular battalions will include some Trained Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) (Full Commitment).</p><p> </p><p>Reserve battalions will include Trained FTRS (Home Commitment), FTRS (Full Commitment), Trained Volunteer Reservists and some Regular personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The Highland and Lowland bands are included with the Reserve battalions.</p><p><br>Strength figures have been rounded to the nearest 10; numbers ending in &quot;5&quot; have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:05.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:05.527Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
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627
star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
1141909
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Recruitment more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Royal Navy, (2) army, and (3) Royal Air Force, recruits there were in each of the last five years for which records are available. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL17453 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The number of recruits joining the Armed Forces in the last five years is given in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><strong>12 Months Ending</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2015</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2016</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2017</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2018</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2019</strong></td></tr><tr><td>Tri-Service</td><td>12,980</td><td>13,796</td><td>13,383</td><td>12,359</td><td>12,485</td></tr><tr><td>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</td><td>2,933</td><td>2,997</td><td>3,045</td><td>3,042</td><td>3,143</td></tr><tr><td>Army</td><td>8,165</td><td>8,600</td><td>8,294</td><td>7,217</td><td>6,985</td></tr><tr><td>Royal Air Force</td><td>1,882</td><td>2,199</td><td>2,044</td><td>2,100</td><td>2,357</td></tr></tbody></table><p>UK Regular Forces includes trained and untrained UK Regulars, excludes Gurkhas, Military Provost Guard Service, Locally Engaged Personnel, Volunteer Reserve, Serving Regular Reserve, Sponsored Reserve, and Full Time Reserve Service.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Armed Forces recruitment figures are published in the Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:36:38.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:36:38.357Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
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627
star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
1141546
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Army more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, are in the British army. more like this
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Lord Kilclooney more like this
star this property uin HL17414 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2019, there were 74,940 male and 7,510 female personnel in the Regular Army and Gurkha population, and 25,400 male and 4,060 female personnel in the Army Reserve.</p><p> </p><p>Notes/Caveats:</p><p> </p><p>The Figures are for trained and untrained Regular and Gurkha personnel excluding Full Time Reserve Service.</p><p> </p><p>Reserve figures are taken from the FR20 population consisting of Group A Army Reserves, some Sponsored Reserves and those personnel serving on FTRS contracts who were previously Army Reservists.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 10 for presentational purposes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:20.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:20.25Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie remove filter
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657
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kilclooney more like this
1142453
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Army more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, are serving full-time in the British army. more like this
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Lord Kilclooney more like this
star this property uin HL17527 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2019, there were 75,230 male and 7,540 female personnel in the full-time trade-trained strength and their untrained counterparts. This population does not include full-time Reserves Service (Home Commitment), Military Provost Guard Service and non-regular permanent staff, of which there are an additional 4,960 male and 260 female personnel.</p><p> </p><p>Full-time trade-trained strength includes Regulars, Gurkhas, and full-time Reserves Service (Full Commitment and Limited Commitment). Mobilised Reserves have not been included in the data, as these are only full-time whilst mobilised. Figures have been rounded to 10 for presentational purposes.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:31.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:31.593Z
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4306
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657
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kilclooney more like this
1132622
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hong Kong: British Nationals Abroad more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British passport holders are in Hong Kong; and what are their obligations to the holders of such passports. more like this
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff more like this
star this property uin HL16400 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>​We do not hold information regarding the number of British passport holders in Hong Kong. Our obligation to all British nationals abroad is set out in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's publically available guide: 'Support for British nationals abroad'. Some examples of the support we provide to all British nationals abroad include: issuing emergency travel documents, providing local information (details of local lawyers interpreters and doctors), and providing notarial and documentary services.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:04:11.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:04:11.48Z
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4306
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Finlay of Llandaff more like this
1142448
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Navy ships are currently undergoing repair; and how many were out of service for repairs in each of the last ten years. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17522 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17523 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Z
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4306
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1141571
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Warships: Decommissioning more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many de-commissioned (1) destroyers, and (2) frigates, remain in the ownership of the Ministry of Defence; and how many of those, if any, could be returned to service. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL17439 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence owns no decommissioned destroyers or frigates; therefore, none are available to be returned to service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:10:49.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:10:49.773Z
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4306
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
1141547
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Army Reserve more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people there are in the Army Reserve in (1) Wales, (2) Scotland, (3) Northern Ireland, and (4) England. more like this
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Lord Kilclooney more like this
star this property uin HL17415 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2019, there were an estimated 1,720 Reserve personnel stationed in Wales, 4,140 in Scotland, 1,950 in Northern Ireland and 21,440 in England.</p><p>These figures are based on stationed locations, and not on residence or nationality.</p><p>Figures are taken from the Future Reserve 2020 population, which consists of Group A Army Reserves, some Sponsored Reserves and those personnel serving on Full Time Reserve Service contracts who were previously Army Reservists.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:10:19.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:10:19.86Z
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4306
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kilclooney more like this