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1145036
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Veterans: Charities more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support is available for veterans charities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 287537 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The new Office for Veterans Affairs (OVA) will coordinate Departments and work with Local Authorities, Devolved Governments and charities to deliver more joined-up support for veterans. This builds on the foundations set by the 'Strategy for our Veterans' published at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-our-veterans</p><p>for which we engaged with Service charities for ideas on how we can further enhance support for our veterans. The creation of the OVA is the first time that veterans' affairs will be overseen by a dedicated Ministerial team in the Cabinet Office. It will enable better coordination of the full machinery of Government and other partners to improve the lives of veterans.</p><p>The independent Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust administers £10 million per annum which allows organisations including charities to apply for grants that support the Armed Forces Community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:02:14.327Z
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1145073
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Military Exercises: Plymouth more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to alter the frequency of Exercise Short Sermon for nuclear resilience in Plymouth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 287623 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 (REPPIR) place a statutory duty on Plymouth City Council (PCC) to prepare and test an off-site emergency plan for the Devonport site. Previous tests of the off-site plan have been conducted during Exercise Short Sermon, with the frequency and timing of the exercise being agreed between PCC, the Ministry of Defence and Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited.</p><p>The next test of these arrangements will be conducted by PCC during Exercise Short Sermon 19, to be held on 12 September, and the Devonport site operations will continue to agree future test dates with PCC in accordance with REPPIR requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:56:09.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:56:09.617Z
unstar this property answering member
1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4682
unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
1144620
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Reserve Forces: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the daily rate of pay for armed forces reservists is calculated from the regular equivalents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
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Kirsty Blackman more like this
star this property uin 286771 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>In order to safeguard operational effectiveness, the Armed Forces are exempt from the provisions of the 1998 National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act. Nevertheless, we aim to ensure that the Armed Forces are remunerated in line with NMW provisions.</p><p>The daily pay offered to Part-Time Volunteer Reserve (PTVR) personnel is derived from the equivalent annual salary paid to their Regular counterparts. The annual salary is made up of base pay plus X-Factor, the latter reflecting the different conditions in Service life experienced by members of the Armed Forces compared to conditions in civilian life, averaged over a whole career and across all three Services. All pay rates, including X-Factor percentages, are recommended by the independent Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (AFPRB). At present, full-time Regular personnel are paid X-Factor at 14½% and PTVR personnel get 5% X-Factor. In giving their recommendations, the AFPRB give due consideration to the needs of the Services to recruit and retain suitably able, motivated and qualified people.</p><p>Following the Government's acceptance of the AFPRB's most recent recommendations (HCWS1770), the current annual starting salary for a Regular private or equivalent (pay increment OR2-1) has risen to £20,000 p.a., whilst the equivalent PTVR annual salary, derived using the lower level of X-Factor, has risen to £18,341 p.a. PTVR daily rates of pay are calculated by dividing the annual salary by 365¼, and a day's pay is earned through voluntary attendance of eight hours or more. For an eight-hour day, this is the equivalent of £6.28 per hour. In addition, PTVR personnel are provided with additional payments in lieu of untaken leave, equivalent to just over 10% of their pay; they may also claim an annual tax-free training bounty of up £470 in their first year of service where they meet their unit's minimum training requirements (approximately 30 days' relevant attendance). When PTVR personnel are called-up, for example for operational deployment, they are paid the same annual salary as their Regular counterparts, i.e. the rate inclusive of the higher level of X-Factor, and they also gain access to the same range of allowances payable for Regular service.</p><p>This Government will continue to work with the independent AFPRB to ensure that all members of the Armed Forces are fairly remunerated for the work that they do.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
286772 more like this
286773 more like this
286774 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:42:47.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:42:47.74Z
unstar this property answering member
4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property tabling member
4357
unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this
1144621
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Reserve Forces: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the minimum number of hours is that an armed forces reservist is expected to work to qualify for a day's pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
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Kirsty Blackman more like this
star this property uin 286772 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>In order to safeguard operational effectiveness, the Armed Forces are exempt from the provisions of the 1998 National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act. Nevertheless, we aim to ensure that the Armed Forces are remunerated in line with NMW provisions.</p><p>The daily pay offered to Part-Time Volunteer Reserve (PTVR) personnel is derived from the equivalent annual salary paid to their Regular counterparts. The annual salary is made up of base pay plus X-Factor, the latter reflecting the different conditions in Service life experienced by members of the Armed Forces compared to conditions in civilian life, averaged over a whole career and across all three Services. All pay rates, including X-Factor percentages, are recommended by the independent Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (AFPRB). At present, full-time Regular personnel are paid X-Factor at 14½% and PTVR personnel get 5% X-Factor. In giving their recommendations, the AFPRB give due consideration to the needs of the Services to recruit and retain suitably able, motivated and qualified people.</p><p>Following the Government's acceptance of the AFPRB's most recent recommendations (HCWS1770), the current annual starting salary for a Regular private or equivalent (pay increment OR2-1) has risen to £20,000 p.a., whilst the equivalent PTVR annual salary, derived using the lower level of X-Factor, has risen to £18,341 p.a. PTVR daily rates of pay are calculated by dividing the annual salary by 365¼, and a day's pay is earned through voluntary attendance of eight hours or more. For an eight-hour day, this is the equivalent of £6.28 per hour. In addition, PTVR personnel are provided with additional payments in lieu of untaken leave, equivalent to just over 10% of their pay; they may also claim an annual tax-free training bounty of up £470 in their first year of service where they meet their unit's minimum training requirements (approximately 30 days' relevant attendance). When PTVR personnel are called-up, for example for operational deployment, they are paid the same annual salary as their Regular counterparts, i.e. the rate inclusive of the higher level of X-Factor, and they also gain access to the same range of allowances payable for Regular service.</p><p>This Government will continue to work with the independent AFPRB to ensure that all members of the Armed Forces are fairly remunerated for the work that they do.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
286771 more like this
286773 more like this
286774 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:42:48.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:42:48.027Z
unstar this property answering member
4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property tabling member
4357
unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this
1144622
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Reserve Forces: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the equivalent hourly rate would be for a (a) Private and (b)equivalent rank (OR-2-1) in the Armed Forces Reserves working an eight hour day. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
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Kirsty Blackman more like this
star this property uin 286773 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>In order to safeguard operational effectiveness, the Armed Forces are exempt from the provisions of the 1998 National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act. Nevertheless, we aim to ensure that the Armed Forces are remunerated in line with NMW provisions.</p><p>The daily pay offered to Part-Time Volunteer Reserve (PTVR) personnel is derived from the equivalent annual salary paid to their Regular counterparts. The annual salary is made up of base pay plus X-Factor, the latter reflecting the different conditions in Service life experienced by members of the Armed Forces compared to conditions in civilian life, averaged over a whole career and across all three Services. All pay rates, including X-Factor percentages, are recommended by the independent Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (AFPRB). At present, full-time Regular personnel are paid X-Factor at 14½% and PTVR personnel get 5% X-Factor. In giving their recommendations, the AFPRB give due consideration to the needs of the Services to recruit and retain suitably able, motivated and qualified people.</p><p>Following the Government's acceptance of the AFPRB's most recent recommendations (HCWS1770), the current annual starting salary for a Regular private or equivalent (pay increment OR2-1) has risen to £20,000 p.a., whilst the equivalent PTVR annual salary, derived using the lower level of X-Factor, has risen to £18,341 p.a. PTVR daily rates of pay are calculated by dividing the annual salary by 365¼, and a day's pay is earned through voluntary attendance of eight hours or more. For an eight-hour day, this is the equivalent of £6.28 per hour. In addition, PTVR personnel are provided with additional payments in lieu of untaken leave, equivalent to just over 10% of their pay; they may also claim an annual tax-free training bounty of up £470 in their first year of service where they meet their unit's minimum training requirements (approximately 30 days' relevant attendance). When PTVR personnel are called-up, for example for operational deployment, they are paid the same annual salary as their Regular counterparts, i.e. the rate inclusive of the higher level of X-Factor, and they also gain access to the same range of allowances payable for Regular service.</p><p>This Government will continue to work with the independent AFPRB to ensure that all members of the Armed Forces are fairly remunerated for the work that they do.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
286771 more like this
286772 more like this
286774 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:42:48.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:42:48.107Z
unstar this property answering member
4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property tabling member
4357
unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this
1144623
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Reserve Forces: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the lowest paid armed forces Reserve personnel are paid rates equivalent to the National Living Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen North more like this
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Kirsty Blackman more like this
star this property uin 286774 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>In order to safeguard operational effectiveness, the Armed Forces are exempt from the provisions of the 1998 National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act. Nevertheless, we aim to ensure that the Armed Forces are remunerated in line with NMW provisions.</p><p>The daily pay offered to Part-Time Volunteer Reserve (PTVR) personnel is derived from the equivalent annual salary paid to their Regular counterparts. The annual salary is made up of base pay plus X-Factor, the latter reflecting the different conditions in Service life experienced by members of the Armed Forces compared to conditions in civilian life, averaged over a whole career and across all three Services. All pay rates, including X-Factor percentages, are recommended by the independent Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (AFPRB). At present, full-time Regular personnel are paid X-Factor at 14½% and PTVR personnel get 5% X-Factor. In giving their recommendations, the AFPRB give due consideration to the needs of the Services to recruit and retain suitably able, motivated and qualified people.</p><p>Following the Government's acceptance of the AFPRB's most recent recommendations (HCWS1770), the current annual starting salary for a Regular private or equivalent (pay increment OR2-1) has risen to £20,000 p.a., whilst the equivalent PTVR annual salary, derived using the lower level of X-Factor, has risen to £18,341 p.a. PTVR daily rates of pay are calculated by dividing the annual salary by 365¼, and a day's pay is earned through voluntary attendance of eight hours or more. For an eight-hour day, this is the equivalent of £6.28 per hour. In addition, PTVR personnel are provided with additional payments in lieu of untaken leave, equivalent to just over 10% of their pay; they may also claim an annual tax-free training bounty of up £470 in their first year of service where they meet their unit's minimum training requirements (approximately 30 days' relevant attendance). When PTVR personnel are called-up, for example for operational deployment, they are paid the same annual salary as their Regular counterparts, i.e. the rate inclusive of the higher level of X-Factor, and they also gain access to the same range of allowances payable for Regular service.</p><p>This Government will continue to work with the independent AFPRB to ensure that all members of the Armed Forces are fairly remunerated for the work that they do.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
286771 more like this
286772 more like this
286773 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:42:48.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:42:48.193Z
unstar this property answering member
4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property tabling member
4357
unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsty Blackman more like this
1144628
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Veterans: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations in Forward Assist's report on women veterans entitled No Man’s Land. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 286766 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>While the figures in this report are from a small sample size and contrast with trends from our anonymous surveys, any incident of sexual assault is one too many.</p><p>Sexual harassment in any form is not tolerated in the Armed Forces and we urge any victim of abuse, whether serving or veteran, to come forward.</p><p>We are also implementing all the recommendations made by Air Marshal Wigston in his recent report on inappropriate behaviour, including establishing a new team to ensure complaints are dealt with quickly and effectively.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:01:33.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:01:33.333Z
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
star this property tabling member
4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1144670
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Defence in UK Prosperity Review more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 14 March 2019, entitled Update on Defence Prosperity Programme, Official Report HCWS1411, what progress has been made on the publication of a Defence Prosperity Guide. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 286670 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Written Ministerial Statement of 14 March 2019 included a commitment to produce a Defence Prosperity Guide. We are currently engaging with stakeholders to develop and agree the contents of this document. A major workshop was held with representative from across defence, wider Government, and industry on 5 July. Following this we are running a series of workshops focused on specific topics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Berwick-upon-Tweed more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T10:04:15.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T10:04:15.073Z
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4531
star this property label Biography information for Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1144671
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Defence in UK Prosperity Review more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 14 March 2019, titled Update on Defence Prosperity Programme, Official Report, HCWS1411, whether it is his Department policy to sponsor an international conference on the economic value of defence later in 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 286671 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the Written Ministerial Statement of 14 March 2019, the Ministry of Defence intends to hold an international conference on the economic value of defence later this year. The precise timing is subject to the availability of key stakeholders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Berwick-upon-Tweed more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T10:05:33.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T10:05:33.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
star this property tabling member
1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1144674
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Royal Fleet Auxiliary more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's press release following the Defence Secretary keynote speech at the Sea Power Conference 2019, dated 15 May 2019, from which (a) person or (b) organisation his Department commissioned the research into lessons from the MARS tanker procurement exercise; what the cost to the public purse was of that research; and if he place a copy of that research in the Library. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 286672 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The research into lessons from the MARS tanker procurement was commissioned by my right hon. Friend Penny Mordaunt MP, the then Secretary of State for Defence. This research was conducted jointly by officials within Navy Command and the Defence Equipment and Support organisation at no additional cost to the Department. Due to commercial sensitivities, consideration is under way to identify if any elements of this could be made public. Any public release would also be copied to the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Berwick-upon-Tweed more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:57:55.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:57:55.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
star this property tabling member
1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this