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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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
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star this property hansard heading Veterans UK 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, how many times the Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans has met with trade union representatives to discuss the future of Veterans UK in the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274483 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>None.</p><p>However, Ministry of Defence officials have met trade union representatives on numerous occasions to discuss the Future Service Delivery Contract and its impact and benefits to the Veterans UK organisation. This close engagement will continue.</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 2019-07-11T15:00:58.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:00:58.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137461
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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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star this property hansard heading Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Pay 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, on what date she plans to agree the 2019-20 pay settlement for Royal Fleet Auxiliary staff with the relevant trade unions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274484 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Defence Ministers regularly meet with officials from Navy Command to discuss a range of issues, including Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) pay.</p><p>The Public Sector Pay Award Guidelines were published by Her Majesty's Treasury on 13 June 2019 and Departmental officials continue to work on a pay proposal for the RFA for 2019-20 based on this guidance.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 274487 more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:02:28.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:02:28.587Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1541
unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137462
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Pay 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, on what date she plans to agree the 2019-20 pay settlement with the Armed Forces Pay Review Body. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274485 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces' Pay Review Body submitted their report in May 2019 alongside all other public sector pay review bodies. The Government is currently considering the recommendations before agreeing the final 2019 Armed Forces Pay Award, taking into account the need to recruit, retain, and motivate suitably able and qualified personnel, as well as the long term affordability of the Armed Forces. Once a decision has been reached, as with previous years, the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body report will be published and any pay rises backdated to 1 April 2019.</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 2019-07-11T15:04:34.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:04:34.227Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1541
unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137463
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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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star this property hansard heading Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Apprentices 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 average age was of a Royal Fleet Auxiliary apprentice in each year between 2008-09 and 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274486 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Royal Fleet Auxiliary commenced apprenticeships in April 2015 across five skill areas: Seamanship Rating; Marine Engineer Rating; Chef; Steward; and Communications and Information Systems Rating. The average age of personnel recruited into these schemes each year is provided in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Average Age (Years)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </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 2019-07-11T15:05:54.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:05:54.927Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1541
unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137464
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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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star this property hansard heading Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Pay 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 discussions she has had with officials from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) on the 2019-20 pay award for civilian RFA staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 274487 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Defence Ministers regularly meet with officials from Navy Command to discuss a range of issues, including Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) pay.</p><p>The Public Sector Pay Award Guidelines were published by Her Majesty's Treasury on 13 June 2019 and Departmental officials continue to work on a pay proposal for the RFA for 2019-20 based on this guidance.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 274484 more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:02:28.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:02:28.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1541
unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1137599
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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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star this property hansard heading Veterans: Northern Ireland 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 recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Northern Ireland Office on a resolution to the matter of the prosecution of army veterans who served in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
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Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property uin 274533 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>I discuss these important issues with the Northern Ireland Secretary and other relevant Ministers on a regular basis. As I set out in my written ministerial statement of 21 May 2019 (HCWS1575), our obligations to veterans who have served in Northern Ireland remain the same as to those who served in other theatres, and I have agreed with the Northern Ireland Secretary that my Department will provide formal input to any process taken forward by the Northern Ireland Office resulting from the Stormont House Agreement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:07:19.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:07:19.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
1137603
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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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star this property hansard heading EU Common Foreign and Security Policy 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, if she will place a copy of the most recent UK National Implementation Plan under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy in the Library; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
star this property uin 274456 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>National Implementation Plans under the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) may refer to either Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) or civilian CSDP. As the UK is not a PESCO participating Member State and is not subject to the PESCO binding commitments, we have not developed a National Implementation Plan for PESCO. We are considering whether a National Implementation Plan for civilian CSDP is required before the UK leaves the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:08:06.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:08:06.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1137604
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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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star this property hansard heading EU Common Foreign and Security Policy 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 discussions she has had with the UK Permanent Representative EU on the EU Council meeting on security and defence on 17 June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
star this property uin 274457 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Ministry of Defence officials regularly engage with the UK Permanent Representative to the European Union on a number of issues. I was not present at the EU Foreign Affairs Council Meeting on 17 June 2019 but met with the UK Permanent Representative to the European Union in the margins of the NATO Defence Ministerial in Brussels on 29 June 2019 to discuss a number of issues related to European security and defence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:08:58.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:08:58.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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1408
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1137123
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star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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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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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Career Development more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of social class on promotion in the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 273734 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has made no recent assessment of the effect of social class on promotion in the Armed Forces.</p><p>Armed Forces careers are built on merit, creating an environment where success is determined by potential, effort and talent and not by background. The skills, education and training an Armed Forces career provides allows people the opportunity to progress and prosper not just while they serve, but also once they transition back into civilian life.</p><p>With over 50,000 apprenticeships during this Parliament, the Ministry of Defence are the UK's largest apprenticeship provider. In addition, we commission our most talented soldiers, sailors and aircraftmen and women, provide university bursary programmes and we recently announced the STEM Graduate Inflow Scheme which will improve access to our technical graduate programme.</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 2019-07-10T13:55:00.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T13:55:00.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1137202
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star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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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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star this property hansard heading Navy: Military Bases more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits there have been to UK naval bases by foreign vessels carrying nuclear weapons in each of the last ten years; which bases those vessels visited; and what nations those vessels originated from. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 273805 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>It is UK and NATO policy to neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons onboard specific ships or submarines at any particular place or time, for the purposes of safeguarding national security and international relations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T13:46:58.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T13:46:58.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this