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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average career length is of a soldier in each regiment or unit who enlisted (a) aged under 18 and (b) aged 18 or above. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 194161 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The average career length by Regiment or Corps is shown in the following table.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Regiment/Corps</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Average Career Length</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Enlisted under 18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Enlisted 18 or over</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Household Cavalry &amp; Royal Armoured Corps</p></td><td><p>11 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Artillery</p></td><td><p>13 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,6 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Engineers</p></td><td><p>12 years,11 months</p></td><td><p>8 years,6 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Signals</p></td><td><p>14 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>10 years,1 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Infantry</p></td><td><p>11 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>7 years,9 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army Air Corps</p></td><td><p>14 years,1 months</p></td><td><p>11 years,3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Logistic Corps</p></td><td><p>13 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>10 years,2 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Medical Corps</p></td><td><p>12 years,1 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,10 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers</p></td><td><p>14 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>13 years,3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Adjutant General's Corps (Provost)</p></td><td><p>19 years,7 months</p></td><td><p>13 years,6 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Adjutant General's Corps (Staff and Personnel Support)</p></td><td><p>18 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>14 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Veterinary Corps</p></td><td><p>12 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,6 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Small Arms School Corps</p></td><td><p>23 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>21 years,5 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Dental Corps</p></td><td><p>13 years,7 months</p></td><td><p>11 years,10 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Intelligence Corps</p></td><td><p>22 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>14 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Physical Training Corps</p></td><td><p>22 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>19 years,11 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps</p></td><td><p>14 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>11 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Corps of Army Music</p></td><td><p>22 years,2 months</p></td><td><p>13 years,3 months</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Senior Soldier Continuity Posts (Long Service)</p></td><td><p>34 years,11 months</p></td><td><p>30 years,4 months</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>Source: Defence Statistics (Army)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes/Caveats:</p><p>The figures are based on all trained regular other ranks who left the Army between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2013.</p><p> </p><p>Caution should be exercised with regards to interpretation of these statistics. They are based on Army personnel covering a number of contracts or types of engagements. They form a statistical average for the Army and do not relate to the terms and conditions associated with any particular contract.</p>
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
45646
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) junior entry and (b) standard entry soldiers enlisted in the Army in 2012-13; and how many such people left before completing Phase 2 training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 194162 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The minimum age for enlisting in the Army is 16 and those between the ages of 16 and 17, or in some cases 17.5, are trained as Junior Entry. The remainder are trained as Standard Entry. Those who commenced training in either the Junior Entry or Senior Entry cohorts in 2012-13, and of those who subsequently discharged prior to completing Phase 2 training are shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>Enlisted</p></td><td><p>Discharged</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Junior Entry</p></td><td><p>1,550</p></td><td><p>290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Standard Entry</p></td><td><p>7,810</p></td><td><p>1,750</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Individuals may withdraw or be discharged for a number of reasons, including medical and fitness factors, disciplinary reasons, or voluntary withdrawal. Personnel under 18 have a statutory right to discharge from the Armed Forces if they wish to leave.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 10; numbers ending in ‘5' have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
45881
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason he chose a one stage process for the sale of the land-focused business of the Defence Support Group; and what consultation there was on the options for the sale process with (a) the workforce of the group and (b) trades unions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The decision to proceed with a one stage process was taken to maximise competitive tension and shorten the timescales for the transaction. The commercial considerations around the structure of the competition are a matter for the Department so did not form part of our consultation with Defence Support Group staff and Trades Unions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
45882
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff employed within the land-focused business of the Defence Support Group will be (a) within and (b) without the scope of the sale. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
star this property uin 194400 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p>At the moment we expect all 1,973 permanent staff members employed within the land-focused Defence Support Group business to be included within the scope of sale and transferred to the new owner under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations. The final assessment will take place closer to the time of the actual sale.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
46060
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which bidders and consortia have passed the pre-qualification stage to purchase the land-focused business of the Defence Support Group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence issued an Invitation To Negotiate on 28 March 2014 to a number of bidders, including individual companies and consortia, for the sale of the Defence Support Group Land Business. The identity of those bidders is commercially sensitive information.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
46073
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star 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, which sites used by the land-focused business of the Defence Support Group will be (a) sold, (b) leased to the buyer and (c) closed with a view to being put on the open market for development. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Other than the proposed closure of the site at Ashchurch for subsequent sale for development, it is not the intention of the Ministry of Defence to sell any of the sites used by the Defence Support Group (DSG) or to close any with a view to putting them on the market. The following facilities which the DSG occupy exclusively will be leased to the new company:</p><p> </p><p>Andover</p><p> </p><p>Bicester</p><p> </p><p>Bovington (main DSG facility)</p><p> </p><p>Lulworth</p><p> </p><p>Catterick</p><p> </p><p>Colchester</p><p> </p><p>Donnington</p><p> </p><p>Sennybridge</p><p> </p><p>Stirling</p><p> </p><p>Warminster (main DSG facility)</p><p> </p><p>The DSG will be granted a licence to occupy facilities at the following locations:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Abingdon</p><p> </p><p>Aldershot Sites</p><p> </p><p>Ashchurch (pending closure)</p><p> </p><p>Bovington (In-Barracks Support)</p><p> </p><p>Brawdy</p><p> </p><p>Chivenor</p><p> </p><p>Edinburgh</p><p> </p><p>Kinnegar</p><p> </p><p>Longmoor</p><p> </p><p>Portsmouth</p><p> </p><p>St Athan</p><p> </p><p>Stirling (Bldg 135)</p><p> </p><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p>Stranraer</p><p>Tidworth</p><p>Waddington</p><p> </p><p>Warminster (In-Barracks Support)</p><p> </p><p>Wattisham</p><p> </p><p>Woodbridge</p><p> </p><p>Woolwich</p><p> </p><p>Wyton</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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1552
unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
45647
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star 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 the tritium gas emissions have been from RNAD Coulport in each of the last four years; and what estimate he has made of emissions in each of the next four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 194177 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The most up to date figures for tritium discharges from Royal Naval Armament Depot (RNAD) Coulport are published annually in Radioactivity in Food and the Environment which the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) co-authors. They are also shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Type</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="4"><p>Annual Gaseous Discharges Gigabecuerel (GBq)</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Current Rolling 12 Monthly total SEPA Approved Limit (GBq)</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>MOD Proposed Annual Limits (GBq)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tritium</p></td><td><p>3.400</p></td><td><p>4.510</p></td><td><p>6.050</p></td><td><p>6.950</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These discharges are well within the current limits approved by SEPA. This compares well with tritium gaseous discharges from other sites regulated by SEPA, for example, Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station in 2012 had an annual discharge of 2560 GBq.</p><p> </p><p>Future discharge levels of each type of radioactive discharge from Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, which includes the RNAD Coulport, will depend on the specific activities and operations that take place at those sites, but are expected to be well within the annual limits proposed by the Ministry of Defence which are currently under consideration by SEPA.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194178 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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
45648
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star 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 much of each type of radioactive emission will change at (a) RNAD Coulport and (b) HMNB Clyde in each of the next six years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 194178 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The most up to date figures for tritium discharges from Royal Naval Armament Depot (RNAD) Coulport are published annually in Radioactivity in Food and the Environment which the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) co-authors. They are also shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Type</p><p> </p></td><td colspan="4"><p>Annual Gaseous Discharges Gigabecuerel (GBq)</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Current Rolling 12 Monthly total SEPA Approved Limit (GBq)</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>MOD Proposed Annual Limits (GBq)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tritium</p></td><td><p>3.400</p></td><td><p>4.510</p></td><td><p>6.050</p></td><td><p>6.950</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These discharges are well within the current limits approved by SEPA. This compares well with tritium gaseous discharges from other sites regulated by SEPA, for example, Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station in 2012 had an annual discharge of 2560 GBq.</p><p> </p><p>Future discharge levels of each type of radioactive discharge from Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, which includes the RNAD Coulport, will depend on the specific activities and operations that take place at those sites, but are expected to be well within the annual limits proposed by the Ministry of Defence which are currently under consideration by SEPA.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 194177 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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
45649
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's agreement in principle for three offshore patrol vessels with BAE Systems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 194242 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 8 November 2013 (Official Report, column 401W).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne 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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property file name Angus Robertson 194242.doc more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
45652
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assets and how many service personnel were involved in NATO exercise Joint Warrior from (a) the UK, (b) NATO members and (c) non-NATO members in each of the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 194176 more like this
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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>The following tables detail the number and type of assets together with the number of Service personnel from the UK, NATO members, and non-NATO members involved in Exercise JOINT WARRIOR for the last two years.</p><p> </p><p>Maritime Units represent the number of Ships and Submarines, Land Units represent Brigades/Battery/Legion/Squadron participating and Air Units represent the number of Aircraft taking part.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Personnel numbers are rounded approximations as exact numbers vary day to day. In 2013 approximately 50 personnel and 40 augmentees from Joint Force Air Component HQ and 50 Air Surveillance and Control System personnel at RAF Bulmer also participated as part of their normal duties.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison 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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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property file name PQ02868B - 20140403142334 - PQ Final Answer[1][1].doc more like this
star this property title Tables relating to 194176 answer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this