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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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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 Arctic: Navy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department is taking to increase UK maritime capabilities in the Arctic and the High North. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Royal Navy has the capability to project force using a variety of assets in the High North and Arctic, dependent on the location, season and threat, including amphibious assets focused around 3 Commando Brigade and Commando Helicopter Force who have well-established expertise in cold weather warfare. It has one purpose-built Ice Patrol Ship (HMS Protector) and the UK will maintain an ability to operate under the Arctic ice. Given the changing nature of the Arctic, and in support of the UK Government Arctic Policy Framework, we are seeking to develop sustainable, modernised and proportionate Defence capability for the region, including investment in appropriate Defence research and commercial technology. All Royal Air Force operational aircraft are capable of performing in cold weather with appropriate preparation and maintenance. The Royal Air Force's fleet of nine P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft, as well as F35 Lightning II operating from HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, will further contribute to the UK's capabilities in the region. In the longer-term, the Ministry of Defence will explore opportunities offered by space and autonomous systems to meet future Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:06:53.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:06:53.753Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1136257
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 NATO: Military Exercises 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 the timetable is for the conclusion of Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 272139 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK assets participating in Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 19 are due to conclude their deployment on 12 July 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T16:33:34.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:33:34.23Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1136259
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Ministry of Defence: Brexit 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 preparations his Department is making for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement; and how much funding has been allocated to those preparations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
unstar this property uin 272111 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>As a responsible Government, we've been preparing to minimise any disruption in the event of a no deal for nearly three years. We are putting in place a range of mitigations, these include a central team who deal exclusively with Defence issues relating to the UK's decision to leave the EU, including preparations for a no deal scenario. This team draws on subject matter experts from across the department and works with colleagues in other government departments on cross-cutting issues.</p><p>The Treasury has allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as £412 million over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, the Department for International Trade and the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office (Autumn Statement 2016); £286 million of additional funding for 2017-18 (a full breakdown of which can be found in Supplementary Estimates 2017-18); over £1.5 billion for 2018-19 (Supplementary Estimates 2018-19); and over £2 billion for 2019-20 (Main Estimates 2019-20).</p><p>This funding is to cover all exit scenarios and is in addition to departmental efforts to reprioritise from business as usual toward preparations for the UK's departure from the EU. Work on no-deal exit preparations cannot be readily separated from other EU exit work, given the significant overlap in plans in many cases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:25:22.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:25:22.033Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1135839
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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 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 Armed Forces: Germany more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in establishing a joint bridging unit in Germany. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
unstar this property uin 271371 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>In October 2018, a Joint Vision Statement was signed, reaffirming the continuing importance of close defence co-operation with Germany. This committed the UK to a combined river crossing capability with shared facilities in Minden. Elements of an Engineer Squadron are already operating at Minden, alongside our German partners. We continue to grow the UK elements of this capability and anticipate that the wider battalion will be fully operational within the first half of the next decade.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:16:23.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:16:23.637Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1136044
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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 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 Ministry of Defence: Brexit 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 recent discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on her Department's preparations for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
unstar this property uin 271627 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Defence Ministers have not had any discussions so far with the Welsh Government on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement. However, Defence personnel, including Military resilience liaison officers based in Wales, engage regularly with the Welsh Government and other stakeholders on a range of matters including resilience and No Deal planning.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T16:34:56.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:34:56.357Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1136065
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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 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 Syria: Air Force 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, on how many occasions RAF personnel landed in Syria in each year from 2013 to 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
unstar this property uin 271565 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>RAF aircraft form part of the UK contribution to the counter-Daesh Coalition campaign in Iraq and Syria and perform a wide range of tasks. The Ministry of Defence does not hold a central record of the information requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-04T16:26:44.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T16:26:44.74Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1134807
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Autonomous Weapons: Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what training her Department provides on the operation of weapons systems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
unstar this property uin 269703 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 Ministry of Defence provides both individual and collective training on the operation of weapons systems.</p><p>There is a requirement to train all Recruits and Officer Cadets to operate a personal weapon system in Phase 1 (Basic) training. After that, the training requirement depends on the Training Needs Analysis. Those trainees who will be required to operate other weapons systems as part of their role will be trained during Phase 2 (Trade) training. This individual training meets the tasks that the weapons system operator will be required to perform, to the required standards and under the required conditions. Once the Serviceperson is trained, he or she will return to a Defence Training Establishment for further specialist operator training as required.</p><p>Some weapons systems require team, or collective training. This is provided either in the workplace, for example on exercise or during unit training time, or back in a Defence Training Establishment in a simulator, where a team can learn together. Once the team have learned how to operate the weapons system to the required standard, they will take part in wider collective training activity that requires the weapons system as part of the evolution.</p><p>Training for the operation of weapons systems, whether it be for an individual or for a team, is reviewed regularly to ensure it is relevant, effective, efficient, and safe.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-04T15:18:39.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:18:39.633Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
1134825
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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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 Army: Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the training available to Army personnel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Army training meets the requirements of the Army through the provision of a skilled and capable force progressing from basic training to trade training, followed by collective and, where relevant, mission specific training. For the personnel it provides a challenging and rewarding experience.</p><p>Courses are regularly reviewed and refreshed, against current military doctrine and knowledge, to ensure currency and relevance. Where appropriate external validation, for example by Ofsted, takes place.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T15:52:29.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:52:29.94Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1134826
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Armed Forces: Cybercrime more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of cyber security training in the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Cyber security is vital to defence and training our personnel is of paramount importance to us. The Defence Cyber School, which celebrated its first year anniversary in March this year, is a centre of excellence for cyber training established to meet the needs of defence and its partners, addressing all aspects of cyber training and education.</p><p>Since it's opening, the Defence Cyber School has delivered over 4,000 days of training to personnel across its range of courses. Training has been wide ranging from practical networking taught to Junior and Senior Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs), cyber awareness to Senior NCOs, officers and strategic level cyber awareness to one-star masterclasses.</p><p>It is essential that we continue to operate effectively in the fast-moving and evolving digital world. The Defence Cyber School team, in an exciting step for the cyber community, are currently redesigning all their courses. The new courses being developed will form the Cyber Foundation Pathway, envisioned to give a baseline grounding for our Armed Forces in cyber roles in the Ministry of Defence and in time, for staff in cyber roles in wider Government.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T14:34:22.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T14:34:22.433Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1134914
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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 Warships: Territorial Waters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department is taking to deter foreign military vessels from entering UK territorial waters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 269668 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The protection of UK Territorial waters is a shared responsibility between the Ministry of Defence; Border Force; Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs; and, in relation to fisheries, the Marine Management Organisation in England, Marine Scotland and Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.</p><p>As part of the Ministry of Defence's contribution to the Government's efforts, there is always one Royal Navy ship that is designated as the Fleet Ready Escort (FRE), together with a number of Royal Navy units available in UK waters. The FRE is at short notice to react to any maritime threat to the UK.</p><p>The FRE will spend the majority of the year in and around UK waters conducting training and exercises with various UK and military agencies and organisations. This is combined with RAF surveillance aircraft and a multi layered range of complementary assets, including those from Allies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T14:28:12.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T14:28:12.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this