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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Income Tax more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in work did not pay any income tax as a result of changes to the personal allowance threshold in each of the last three financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213291 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>By April 2013, the cumulative effect of the Government's increases in the personal allowance for those aged under 65 years (born after 5 April 1948 from 2013-14 tax year) since 2010-11 had taken 2.8 million people out of income tax liability.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The year on year growth over the three years requested is shown in the table attached.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Tax Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Taken out of tax since 2010-11 by PA increases<br> (millions - cumulative)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p>1.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p>1.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p>2.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:04:51.9619773Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:04:51.9619773Z
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1529
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
106426
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Free School Meals more like this
unstar 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 Education, what assessment she has made of the potential costs and benefits of the introduction of universal infant free school meals in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213397 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is responsible for the introduction of the requirement that state-funded schools in England should offer universal infant free school meals, which came into effect on 1 September 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Between 2009 and 2011 the Department for Education and the Department of Health piloted the provision of universal free school meals in Durham and Newham. The independent evaluation of those pilots showed that there were a number of benefits arising from the provision of universal free school meals, including improved attainment, healthier eating habits and increases in the uptake of meals among children who would have been eligible for free school meals under the existing criteria. We also know, from research carried out by the School Food Trust (now Children’s Food Trust), that universal infant free school meals will save families who previously paid for school lunches up to £400 a year per infant child.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has used School Food Trust research into the costs of school meal provision, as well as feedback from local authorities and stakeholders, to inform the allocation of funding for this policy and the targeting of implementation support. In particular, this research informed the decision to allocate £2.30 of revenue funding per meal taken by newly eligible pupils.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:27:32.6483678Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:27:32.6483678Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
106281
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Floods more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Repair and Renew grant scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213290 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 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>We are working closely with local authorities, with support from the Environment Agency, to ensure the effective delivery and deliver the maximum benefit for the ‘Repair and Renew’ grant. We are aware of a number of collaborative applications that will have multiple beneficiaries. These demonstrate particularly effective use of the grant.</p><p>The scheme is still running. All local authorities must claim reimbursement for grant payments from Defra by 31 March 2015. After then we will be better placed to assess the effectiveness of the scheme.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T12:45:26.8739195Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T12:45:26.8739195Z
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1504
star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
106330
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
unstar 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 the Home Department, how many European Arrest Warrant requests levied against British citizens have been refused in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213255 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>In the financial year 2013-14, ten Arrest Warrants from Member States for British nationals were refused by the courts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Information is not held for the financial years 2011-12 and 2012-13.<br><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Financial year 2013-14</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Final court decisions on Arrest Warrants issued by Member States for the surrender of British Nationals</p></td><td><p><strong>46</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrants for British nationals that were refused by the court</p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrant for British nationals refused as a proportion of total of final court decisions.</p></td><td><p><strong>22%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br>Of the total number of surrenders from England, Wales and Northern Ireland between April 2009 and March 2014, over 95% (4,855 of 5,072) of people surrendered were foreign nationals and just over 4.3% (217 of 5,072) were British nationals. By way of comparison, in non-Arrest Warrant cases over a similar period 40% of those extradited have been British nationals.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213339 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.1477668Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.1477668Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
106326
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
unstar 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 the Home Department, what proportion of European Arrest Warrant requests made against UK citizens by other countries were refused in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213339 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>In the financial year 2013-14, ten Arrest Warrants from Member States for British nationals were refused by the courts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Information is not held for the financial years 2011-12 and 2012-13.<br><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Financial year 2013-14</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Final court decisions on Arrest Warrants issued by Member States for the surrender of British Nationals</p></td><td><p><strong>46</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrants for British nationals that were refused by the court</p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrant for British nationals refused as a proportion of total of final court decisions.</p></td><td><p><strong>22%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br>Of the total number of surrenders from England, Wales and Northern Ireland between April 2009 and March 2014, over 95% (4,855 of 5,072) of people surrendered were foreign nationals and just over 4.3% (217 of 5,072) were British nationals. By way of comparison, in non-Arrest Warrant cases over a similar period 40% of those extradited have been British nationals.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213255 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.2571601Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.2571601Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
106307
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Caxton Foundation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many beneficiaries of the Caxton Foundation received winter fuel payments in each of the last three years; and how much was paid out in each of those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
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Alistair Burt more like this
star this property uin 213220 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The following table sets out the number of winter payments, size of those payments, and total amounts paid out by the Caxton Foundation for the years 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Amount Paid per Household</p></td><td><p>Number of Payments</p></td><td><p>Total Amount Paid</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>£500</p></td><td><p>571</p></td><td><p>£285,500</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£500</p></td><td><p>377</p></td><td><p>£188,500</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>£500</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>£16,000</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£250</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>£6,250</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>In 2011-12, two rates of winter payment were made, depending on household income. £500 was paid to those with household incomes below £14,000, and £250 was paid to those with household incomes above £14,000.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T12:32:08.4815192Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T12:32:08.4815192Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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1201
unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
106306
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Caxton Foundation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Caxton Foundation about the level of winter fuel payment in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
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Alistair Burt more like this
star this property uin 213219 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not had any discussions with the Caxton Foundation in relation to winter payments in 2014-15, nor has it received any requests for increased funding in 2014-15 to cover the costs of winter payments.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213218 more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T11:50:54.9260201Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T11:50:54.9260201Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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1201
unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
106305
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Caxton Foundation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations his Department has received from the Caxton Foundation about increases in funding to cover the costs of winter fuel payment in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
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Alistair Burt more like this
star this property uin 213218 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not had any discussions with the Caxton Foundation in relation to winter payments in 2014-15, nor has it received any requests for increased funding in 2014-15 to cover the costs of winter payments.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213219 more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T11:50:54.8266415Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T11:50:54.8266415Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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1201
unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
106255
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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 Libya more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Libyan armed forces personnel have been (a) arrested and (b) charged with any crimes during their time training at Camp Bassingbourn; and what crime was involved in each case. 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 213338 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Prior to the start of General Purpose Force training on 11 June 2014, the UK had several discussions with the Libyan government about the selection and vetting of the Libyan trainees. These conversations also included representations from the United States and Italy.</p><p> </p><p>The Libyan government provided trainee candidates who had been through Libyan vetting and selection processes. These candidates were then subject to additional UK vetting in Libya, to ensure that those selected met Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence and Home Office requirements on security, immigration, medical, physical, literacy and numeracy criteria; in addition, the selected cohort comprised a suitable geographic representation of Libya. Home Office visa processes included checks against UK criminal databases and a visa declaration by all trainees which confirmed that they held no criminal convictions or charges in the UK or elsewhere.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware that any of those candidates who passed UK screening had criminal convictions or faced charges at that time in the UK or elsewhere.</p><p> </p><p>During the course of training the Libyan General Purpose Force (GPF) we are aware of sixteen individuals being arrested. Of these five have been remanded in custody while facing the following criminal charges:</p><p> </p><p>Three counts of sexual assault, one count of theft of a pedal cycle and one count of exposure.</p><p> </p><p>Three counts of sexual assault and one count of theft of a pedal cycle.</p><p> </p><p>Two counts of sexual assault, one count of theft of a pedal cycle and one count of using threatening/abusive/insulting words/behaviour to cause harassment/alarm/distress against a police officer.</p><p> </p><p>One count of rape.</p><p> </p><p>One count of rape.</p><p> </p><p>All other trainees at Bassingbourn have been returned to Libya.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A team has been set up to produce for the Defence Secretary before Christmas an objective report into the GPF training. It is led by a MOD senior civil servant who was not involved in the original work, supported by a senior civil servant loaned from another Government Department to provide an additional element of independence and challenge.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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213410 more like this
213412 more like this
213588 more like this
214129 more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T16:33:08.773Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T16:33:08.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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29882
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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1433
unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
106253
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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 Libya more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the amount that will be received from the Libyan government in recompense for the training of Libyan armed forces personnel in the UK. 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 213336 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 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The additional costs of the recent training programme for Libyan Armed Forces personnel is given in the attached table:</p><p> </p><p>The Libyan government has agreed to reimburse the Ministry of Defence for these costs. They have already paid £2.5 million, and we will continue to negotiate with them over paying the balance.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, small numbers of Libyan Armed Forces have been trained in UK staff colleges over the last three years and in Libya by the Defence Advisory Team. These activities cost approximately £0.5 million in financial year (FY) 2012-13 and approximately £1.7 million in FY 2013-14. The forecast for this activity in FY 2014-15 is £0.2 million.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213247 more like this
213248 more like this
213337 more like this
213404 more like this
213854 more like this
214166 more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T11:01:30.763Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T11:01:30.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property file name 213404 - Costs to UK for Training of Libyan Service Personnel.doc more like this
star this property title Costs to UK of Training Libyan Service Personnel more like this
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1433
unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this