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1126471
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Veterans: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to protect veterans accused of historic allegations relating to service in Northern Ireland. more like this
tabling member constituency Nuneaton more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Marcus Jones more like this
uin 254180 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) intends to undertake a public consultation on legal protections measures for personnel deployed on operations overseas, including a statutory presumption against prosecution of current or former personnel for alleged offences committed in the course of duty abroad more than 10 years previously. Prosecutions in such circumstances would not be considered to be in the public interest, except in “exceptional circumstances”. The presumption measure would not apply to historical alleged offences in Northern Ireland. The Secretary of State for Defence will continue to work with the Northern Ireland Secretary on the proposals for addressing Northern Ireland legacy issues. The MOD provides veterans, including those who served in Northern Ireland, who are subject to investigation and potential prosecution with legal, welfare and pastoral support.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
grouped question UIN
252557 more like this
252559 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-17T13:46:38.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:46:38.257Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
4024
label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
1126476
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Iran: International Military Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 251360 on Iran: International Military Services, for what reason she is not at liberty to disclose the date. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 254250 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The hearing has been listed by the Court on a private and confidential basis. The Ministry of Defence is not a party to these proceedings and there will be no public or third-party access to the hearing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:41:03.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:41:03.26Z
answering member
4032
label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1126572
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Sick Leave more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of officials in her Department office took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in her Department; and what the cost was to her Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 254081 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Civilian Sickness Absence data has been published on the GOV.UK website since January 2016 and the latest available edition can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mod-civilian-sickness-absence-financial-year-201718.</p><p> </p><p>Data relating to the 12 month period to 31 March 2019 is due to be published on 13 June 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD takes the health and wellbeing of its personnel very seriously. The Department’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy for all MOD employees, military and civilian, is designed to provide guidance to the chain of command and civilian line managers on how to manage the health needs, both mental and physical, of their people. The aim is to maximise the number of people fit to work, managing people back to work after a period of sickness, so that they are fit and able to meet the requirements of Defence outputs, including operational effectiveness. In 2017, the Department also launched its Defence People Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017–2022 with a four-step plan of implementation; promotion, prevention, detection and treatment.</p><p> </p><p>All civilian staff can access the Department’s Employee Wellbeing Service which offers emotional support and advice on life events as well as counselling services. In addition, the Speak Safe helpline provides a safe space to discuss issues relating to bullying, harassment and discrimination. The Department also has over 2,000 civilian and military Mental Health First Aiders, each of whom has completed a two-day course delivered in accordance with the requirements of Mental Health First Aid England (or equivalent).</p><p> </p><p>The MOD offers a range of flexibilities to enable a better work-life balance for civilian employees. The department recognises that by enabling employees to create a good work-life balance it benefits by attracting and retaining high calibre staff.</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><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T13:09:22.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:09:22.567Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126584
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Armed Forces: Young People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many 16 year olds signed up to the armed forces in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 254171 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Information on the number of 16-year olds who have joined the UK Regular Armed Forces in the requested period is provided in the table below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Intake to Regulars at 16 years old by Service, 12-month period to 30 September </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Date</p></td><td><p>12 months to 30 September 2016</p></td><td><p>12 months to 30 September 2017</p></td><td><p>12 months to 30 September 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All Services</p></td><td><p>1,140</p></td><td><p>660</p></td><td><p>1,530</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Navy/ Royal Marines</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>1,330</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Air Force</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>70</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><ol><li>UK Regulars comprise of full-time Service personnel, including Nursing Services, but excluding Full Time Reserve Service personnel, Gurkhas, mobilised Reservists, Military Provost Guard Service, Locally Engaged Personnel and Non-Regular Permanent Staff.</li></ol><p> </p><ol start="2"><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, though numbers ending in a “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent the systematic bias caused by always rounding numbers upwards.</li></ol><p> </p>
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:49:42.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:49:42.607Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1126585
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Armed Forces: Deployment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what her Department's policy is on the deployment of armed personnel to countries where UK citizens have been assessed as at risk. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 254172 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence takes its responsibility for mitigation of the risks to Armed Forces personnel deployed overseas very seriously. We take a risk-based approach to deployments and consider each on a case by case basis; identified risks are factored into decision making and appropriate action is taken to ensure the safety and security of our Armed forces personnel overseas.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T13:15:36.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:15:36.987Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1126587
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Military Bases: Training more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what he Department's policy is on the modernise of training bases in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 254173 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Defence Estate Optimisation Programme aims to support military capability by providing better facilities to support the men and women of our Armed Forces and their families out to 2040 and beyond. It is a detailed, long-term plan which provides a framework for the geographical laydown of our forces in the UK for at least a generation.</p><p><br>The programme also aims to reduce the built estate by 30 per cent, making it more efficient and cost effective.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:48:09.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:48:09.89Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1126612
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading RAF Northolt: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2019 to Question 228557 on RAF Northolt: Repairs and Maintenance, what progress he has made on (a) the runway and (b) associated infrastructure construction works; what estimate his Department has made of the cost of those works; and if he make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas more like this
uin 254092 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The runway was closed as planned on 15 April 2019 to fixed wing aircraft. Rotary wing operations have continued, while fixed wing aircraft are now operating from RAF Benson.</p><p>Construction works have commenced to remove the existing runway surface and arrestor beds. This will be followed by preparatory works for resurfacing the runway, installation of new arrestor beds and new approach lighting. Works will continue through summer to be completed in late October 2019.</p><p>The estimated capital cost of the project is £23 million inclusive of VAT. The works will assure military flying operations in support of UK Defence and the wider Government at RAF Northolt for the next 10 - 15 years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:48:48.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:48:48.167Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1126641
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Military Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant the Answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 250791 on Saudi Arabia: Military Aid, what the (a) roles and (b) functions are of the 60 RAF personnel not embedded with BAE stationed inside Saudi Arabia. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
uin 254260 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The RAF personnel stationed inside Saudi Arabia perform routine engineering, generic training support and liaison roles.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T13:07:42.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:07:42.13Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
4615
label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1126657
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Turkey: Guided Weapons more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what representations she has made to the Government of Turkey on its potential acquisition of a Russian S-400 missile. more like this
tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
uin 254055 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>My right hon. Friend the Defence Secretary has not yet had the opportunity to speak with her Turkish counterpart, but we have repeatedly raised our concerns about the proposed Turkish purchase of the Russian S-400 air and missile defence system, at Ministerial and official level. Turkey is a valued NATO ally, on the front line of some of the UK and the Alliance's most difficult security challenges. Defence equipment procurement decisions are for nations, but all NATO Allies have committed to reducing their dependence on Russian-sourced military equipment. The proposed purchase would pose real challenges for the interoperability of NATO systems.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T13:17:21.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:17:21.323Z
answering member
1544
label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
tabling member
116
label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1126659
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Ministry of Defence remove filter
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many companies in each region and nation of the UK secured contracts from her Department in each of the last five years; and what the value of each contract was. more like this
tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
uin 254156 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) regularly publishes expenditure data via the Trade, Industry and Contracts bulletin on gov.uk. The data includes information about MOD regional expenditure dating back to 2013 and the latest bulletin can be found at the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mod-regional-expenditure-with-uk-industry-and-supported-employment-201718</p><p>The MOD does not collate more detailed information about individual companies, nor of the value of individual contracts in each region.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:41:35.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:41:35.807Z
answering member
4032
label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
tabling member
534
label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this