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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the consumption of alcohol during social occasions held in his private office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 205240 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Consumption of alcohol is permitted in FCO premises for social occasions amongst FCO staff. Staff are responsible for the cost of alcohol and refreshments for these events. The department has a zero tolerance policy on the misuse of alcohol by FCO employees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2014-07-17T11:31:51.2650861Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T11:31:51.2650861Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Training 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many awaydays his Department has held for (a) senior and (b) other civil servants in (i) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date; and how much each such awayday cost. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 205238 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Away days are working days where staff get together to share best practices and experiences. Departments use away days to set objectives and decide how they will help the FCO achieve its priorities of protecting national security, creating jobs and economic growth and providing the best support for British people overseas. Details on costs are not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost, but departments are required keep costs to a minimum.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2014-07-21T14:28:19.1212667Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T14:28:19.1212667Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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
star this property hansard heading Languages: Education 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on language training in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 211814 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Following the closure of the language centre under the previous Government, the former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks.) (Mr Hague), restablished one in 2013. Fulltime language training (FTLT) is provided for all officers going overseas where the ability to communicate effectively in another language is considered essential to meet the requirements of their role. Training is provided to either C1 operational level or C2 Extensive level depending on the job requirements. The FCO also provides language training to A2 Confidence level to staff and their spouses/partners being posted overseas into non speaker roles. In 2012 the FCO also introduced a developmental language training programme to enable all staff to learn a new language or maintain existing language skills. The table below summarises the annual spend on all three language training programmes since 2010. Essential fulltime language training includes a period of training overseas. Research has shown that the experience of immersing themselves in a new language and culture makes a huge difference to students’ learning and their future effectiveness in their job. The associated costs of immersion are shown in Row B. Financial Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 (forecast) A: Language Training costs only 2,034,609 2,231,436 2,350,730 2,999,781 3,223,107 3,242,509 B: Associated costs (e.g. travel, accommodation etc) 418,964 772,472 626,807 385,895 682,257 782,720 C: Total spend 2,453,573 3,003,908 2,977,537 3,385,676 3,905,364 4,025,229</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2014-10-30T14:48:35.3935418Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:48:35.3935418Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
100804
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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
star this property hansard heading Security Guards 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on private security companies in each year since 2010; and what the contractual arrangements were with each such company. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 211816 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The FCO has spent the following amounts with PSC (Private Security Companies) year by year since 2010: 2010/2011:2011/2012:2012/2013:2013/2014 G4S: £28,916,168 :£30,081,113:£31,391,478:£35,285,387 Control Risks Group: £453,477:£5,573,212:£920,281:£1,208,369 Aegis: £4,211:£183,516:£563,184:£556,920 Minimal Risk :£1,951,611:£1,744,356:£2,122,113:£1,707,150 Gardaworld :£17,291,485:£16,381,944:£17,498,010:£,342,201 PSCs are contracted in a number of countries to carry out a variety of activities and duties including the static protection of premises and the close protection of personnel. They play a vital and necessary protective role in hostile environments, and enable the Government and partner organisations to carry out their work by providing essential security services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2014-12-17T13:56:24.523Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T13:56:24.523Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
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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
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department plans to spend on specialist kidnap negotiation and hostage rescue capabilities in British consulates in the next 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 17809 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 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s response to overseas hostage taking brings together skills and capabilities across a range of Departments. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is the lead Department where British nationals are kidnapped by a terrorist group. Expenditure can be dependent on factors including the number of incidents. In the current Financial Year the FCO will spend around £253,000 on specialist hostage negotiation capability, and on training for the staff in the FCO and our global network who coordinate the Government’s response to the kidnap of British nationals overseas. This training programme ensures our overseas network is prepared to respond effectively when British nationals are taken hostage by terrorists. The FCO's exact expenditure on kidnap response in the year ahead will depend in part on the number of live cases, but is likely to be of a similar magnitude.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2015-12-01T16:03:54.53Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T16:03:54.53Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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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
star this property hansard heading Russia: Theatre Nuclear Weapons 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 24459 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 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK is not a signatory of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The US has briefed the UK on alleged violations of the Treaty by Russia. Together with our NATO Allies, the UK has called on Russia to preserve the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Continuing to uphold the Treaty strengthens the security of all, including Russia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2016-02-04T14:40:52.717Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T14:40:52.717Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
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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
star this property hansard heading Middle East: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of Conflict Stability and Security funding in Israel supports Israel-Palestinian coexistence work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 51146 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 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
star this property answer text <p>​I refer the Hon. Member to my answer of 27 October 2016 (PQ 49938).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2016-11-08T14:38:59.187Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-08T14:38:59.187Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Hyde Park Barracks 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 plans are in place to dispose of Hyde Park Barracks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 2536 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 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>No decision has been taken on the future of Hyde Park Barracks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2017-07-06T16:15:21.317Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T16:15:21.317Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment 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 his Department's plans are for the basing requirements for the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 2537 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 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence is reviewing how it supports state ceremonial and Public Duties within London. So far no decisions have been made on the future of Hyde Park Barracks and, therefore, no decisions have been taken about future re-provision arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2017-07-06T16:15:49.817Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T16:15:49.817Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-30more like thismore than 2017-06-30
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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
star this property hansard heading HMS Victory 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, whether work on the site of HMS Victory 1744 is fully compliant with the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham remove filter
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 2322 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 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The Deed of Gift makes clear that any actions taken at the site of the wreck of HMS VICTORY 1744 should be consistent with the archaeological principles set out in Annex A to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood remove filter
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less than 2017-07-06T16:16:14.917Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T16:16:14.917Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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