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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Compensation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where his Department has found delays in the processing of injured veteran's claims in the War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme claim process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 211383 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Each claim is different. Many are complex. It is inevitable that processing these can take a considerable time, for example while evidence is gathered from third party organisations and individuals.<br><br>In the case of the War Pension Scheme, there are no time limits for claiming, and claims for injuries dating back to World War Two are still being received. Assessing these claims involves locating 70 year old paper records, both Service and medical, and often requires a person to be medically examined so that a decision can be made based on up-to-date evidence. We attach much importance to dealing with all such claims as quickly as possible. Improvements have already been implemented and work is ongoing to further speed up the claims processing times.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:41:52.8921484Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:41:52.8921484Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
100136
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Compensation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what Veterans UK policy is on prioritising the compensation claims of armed forces veterans with more serious illnesses or injuries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 211313 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 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) attaches importance to ensuring that claims for compensation which are particularly deserving are treated as a priority. Veterans UK administers the War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Schemes. Within both Schemes, compensation claims from, or in relation to, Armed Forces veterans are treated as a priority where they are identified by the caseworker as 'seriously injured or vulnerable Service leavers' (as decided through the single Service welfare cells), or are diagnosed terminally ill, or have died in Service or have claimed a number of serious medical conditions in their application.</p><p>These claims are subject to an accelerated process, marked as 'Priority' and treated as such at all stages of the administrative process. They are settled at the earliest opportunity once a decision has been taken.</p><p>In Armed Forces Compensation cases Veterans UK's objective is to make a decision and clear the case within 20 working days of the last piece of evidence being received. This aim has been achieved for at least the last four years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:36:01.4483642Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:36:01.4483642Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
100137
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Compensation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what change there has been in the time taken to process War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme claims since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 211315 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The combined effects of the implementation of the Boyce Review on the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the increase in the number of applications for War Disablement Pension, as a result of more people with pre-April 2005 Service reaching the end of their engagement, led to delays in processing prospective claims for these schemes.</p><p> </p><p>Actions were therefore put in place which had the effect of reducing the on-hand cases in the AFCS by half and the programme has returned to target. In War Disablement Pension the on-hand cases have fallen by 35% and waiting times have reduced.</p><p> </p><p>The average length of time taken to process War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme claims since 2010 can be found below:</p><p> </p><p>WAR PENSIONS SCHEME</p><p> </p><p>2010-11 - 39 working days</p><p>2011-12 - 51 working days</p><p>2012-13 - 82 working days</p><p>2013-14 - 110 working days</p><p>2014-15 (as at 21 October 2014) - 103 working days</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>ARMED FORCES COMPENSATION SCHEME</p><p> </p><p>2010-11 - 93 working days</p><p>2011-12 - 125 working days</p><p>2012-13 - 164 working days</p><p>2013-14 - 109 working days</p><p>2014-15 (as at 21 October 2014) - 89 working days</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211437 more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:30:14.7525322Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:30:14.7525322Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence 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 much the More Than Meets The Eye recruitment campaign has cost; and if he will place in the Library copies of the written brief for the campaign and any evaluation that has been made so far. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast East more like this
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Naomi Long more like this
star this property uin 192998 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 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The date and approximate cost of each campaign specified is shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Campaign</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Focus</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Costs</strong></p><p><strong>£ million</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More Than Meets The Eye</p></td><td><p>January - March 2014</p></td><td><p>Regular/Reserve</p></td><td><p>£2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Step Up</p></td><td><p>May - September 2013</p></td><td><p>Regular</p></td><td><p>£1.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Start Thinking Soldier</p></td><td><p>April - September 2009</p></td><td><p>Regular</p></td><td><p>£4.6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The evaluation work for the More Than Meets The Eye campaign is expected to report in May. The figure quoted reflects the media costs of the campaign, and includes approximately £1.2 million from the existing contracted budget. I have placed a copy of the marketing brief and analysis of results for the Step Up campaign in the Library of the House. The Start Thinking Soldier campaign took place four years before the current partnering arrangement between the Army and Capita started. Although formal evaluation is no longer held for Start Thinking Soldier, I have placed the marketing brief for the television advertising in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p><p>The Army is always recruiting, as it requires a constant flow of personnel to enter as privates and officer cadets, and then to gain the knowledge and experience to be promoted through the ranks. Consequently, it will always need to run recruitment campaigns. Army recruiting will continue to be supported by targeted campaigns, designed to highlight the variety of skills and trades available in both the Regular and Reserve forces.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property file name 131023 Army January 2014 Campaign MTMTE Brief v3.doc more like this
star this property title Army Recruiting Campaign more like this
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star this property file name 20140324-Step Up campaign.docx more like this
star this property title Army Step up Campaign more like this
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star this property file name Campaign Brief - Start Thinking Soldier 10 Second Support.doc more like this
star this property title Start thinking Soldier Campaign more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Naomi Long more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence 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 budget of the Service Complaints Commission has been in each year of its operation; how many staff have been employed by that Commission; how such figures will change after April 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 193110 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 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The annual budget of the Service Complaints Commissioner can be found in the Annual Reports at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/423526_sccar_annualrep_tag.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/423526_sccar_annualrep_tag.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/423526_sccar_annualrep_tag.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_2009_ar.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_2009_ar.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_2009_ar.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_annual_report_2010_with_erratum.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_annual_report_2010_with_erratum.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/scc_annual_report_2010_with_erratum.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/sccannualreport2011web.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/sccannualreport2011web.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/sccannualreport2011web.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><em><a title="blocked::http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/426354_ssc_ar_2012.pdf" href="http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/426354_ssc_ar_2012.pdf" target="_blank">http://armedforcescomplaints.independent.gov.uk/linkedfiles/afcindependent/426354_ssc_ar_2012.pdf</a></em></strong></p><p> </p><p>The number of staff employed by the Commissioner at the end of each calendar year, excluding the Commissioner herself is shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014 (projected)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Resource requirements are kept under review and we will continue to do so as we implement the recent announcement of a Service Complaints Ombudsman.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many administrative actions under AGAI67 have been considered to have been illegal punishments in each year since 2008 in each branch of the armed forces; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 193111 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>It is assumed that the hon. Member is referring to cases where administrative action was taken, under AGAI Chapter 67 or the equivalent regulations in the Naval Service and RAF, against Service personnel who had been in receipt of a simple police caution, after the amendment to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 made by section 49 the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act which came into force on 19 December 2008. <br><br>The range of administrative sanctions which could have been applied in such circumstances is extremely wide, ranging from a formal warning to termination of service. A full analysis by year would require the examination of individual records and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
44341
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what savings have accrued to the Exchequer through the linking of the value of armed forces pensions to the Consumer Prices Index rather than the Retail Prices Index. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 193206 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 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>(holding answer 25 March 2014)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is used to set the inflation target for the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee; it is the headline measure of inflation in the UK as reported by the Office of National Statistics, and is an internationally comparable measure.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>CPI is therefore considered by the Government to be the appropriate index to provide protection from inflation, which is why both the Armed Forces and Civil Service pension schemes use this measure.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Armed Forces continue to benefit from the only major public sector pension scheme that is non-contributory.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested is shown in the following table. These figures are estimates:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year 1 (2011-12)</p></td><td><p>approx. £48 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year 2 (2012-13)</p></td><td><p>approx. £67 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Year 3 (2013-14)</p></td><td><p>approx. £85 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
44998
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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) allegations of, (b) investigations of, (c) prosecutions for and (d) convictions for (i) rape and (ii) sexual assault fell under the jurisdiction of the Service Police in Cyprus in each year since 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 193650 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 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The following table details allegations of rape and sexual assault investigated by the Service Police in Cyprus in each year since the implementation of the Armed Forces Act 2006 on 1 November 2009 to 25 March 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property file name PQ02838B - 20140402085152 - PQ Final Answer[1][1].doc more like this
star this property title Table relating to PQ answer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will introduce an online pension calculator for use by those who have left the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salisbury more like this
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John Glen more like this
star this property uin 193844 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 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces Benefits, Pension, Scheme Pays and Redundancy Calculators are available for serving Armed Forces personnel, but will not provide an accurate forecast for ex-Service personnel. They are able to request pension forecasts directly from the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA) which will be re-named Defence Business Services - Veterans UK with effect from 1 April 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to section 42 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 which corresponds to an offence contrary to any provision specified in the table in paragraph 3 of the Schedule of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Prescribed Criteria and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2009 in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 193734 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 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The information will take time to collate, I will write to the hon. Member shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194029 more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this