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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text If he will introduce a statute of limitations to protect servicemen and women from prosecution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 900016 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The prosecution of veterans is something that we take very seriously. Our Service personnel are of course subject to the law, but veterans should not have to face repeated investigations many years after the events in question. This is why we have just completed a public consultation on proposed legal protections measures for serving personnel and veterans. Once we have analysed the responses, we will bring forward legislation.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-10-21T16:42:04.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:42:04.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1150811
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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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
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 If he will take steps to ensure that veterans who served before 1975 for less than 22 years are granted a service pension. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 900020 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>I understand and sympathise with the veterans affected. However, the issue of pre-1975 pensions is common to all contemporary public service schemes. Given the likely number of former employees, the financial impact of resolving legacy pension issues is expected to be very significant. There would also be potentially overwhelming practical and administrative difficulties in recreating precise service and pay records and calculating pension awards for people who served about half a century ago, or for their surviving dependants.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-10-21T16:41:21.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:41:21.943Z
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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1484
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1150510
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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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 Mali: Peacekeeping Operations 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, whether his Department consulted the Sub-Saharan Africa National Security Strategy Implementation Group and Whitehall Africa Group on the deployment of UK armed forces to the UN mission in Mali. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
star this property uin 1694 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Sub-Saharan Africa National Security Strategy Implementation Group and Whitehall Africa Group were consulted throughout the policy development process, and presented their recommendations to the National Security Council where the deployment of UK forces to the UN mission in Mali was considered.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-10-22T15:11:47.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:11:47.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4374
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
1150514
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Trident: Costs 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 estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of maintaining the Trident Nuclear Weapons programme in (a) 2019 and (b) the lifetime of that programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
star this property uin 1697 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 9 September 2019 to Question 286283 to the hon. Member for North East Fife (Stephen Gethins).</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-10-22T15:06:31.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:06:31.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
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star this property file name Hansard Extract 9 September 2019 UIN 286283.docx more like this
star this property title 286283 - Trident more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
1150516
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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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 Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia 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 many (a) civilian staff in his Department based in the UK, (b) military personnel based in the UK, (c) civilian staff in his Department based in Saudi Arabia and (d) military personnel based in Saudi Arabia were employed on the (i) Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project and (ii) Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Project on 1 April 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
star this property uin 1698 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for North East Fife (Stephen Gethins) to Question 286284 on 9 September 2019.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-10-22T15:10:13.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:10:13.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property file name 286284 - Ministry of Defence - Saudi Arabia.docx more like this
star this property title 286284 - Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia more like this
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4374
unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
1150535
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Veterans: Personation 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 recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of online sales of counterfeit military veteran ID cards; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 1594 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence is not aware of a trade in the sale of counterfeit Veterans' ID Cards and has made no assessment of such sales' trends. If an individual becomes aware of a counterfeit Veterans' ID Card, they should inform their local police force.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-10-22T15:05:04.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:05:04.31Z
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1149990
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Veterans: Housing and Mental Health Services 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 recent steps he has taken to support veterans through (a) housing and (b) mental health services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
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Tracey Crouch more like this
star this property uin 975 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) works closely with both the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Health and Social Care to ensure that veterans feel supported on these issues. However, the MOD does not have primary responsibility for housing veterans or treating their mental health.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD strongly believes that no-one should be homeless, least of all someone who has served their country. As part of the Strategy for our Veterans and its consultation, the Government has made clear its commitment to tackling rough sleeping and homelessness and ensuring that all veterans have a secure place to live: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ strategy-for-our-veterans. There is, however, no substantive evidence to suggest that veterans are over-represented in the homeless population.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD works with other service providers to ensure there is a coordinated and structured approach to homelessness amongst the small minority of veterans who are without homes. Our aim is both to prevent new Service leavers becoming homeless and to provide an effective safety net for existing homeless veterans. Former Service personnel with urgent housing needs are always given high priority for social housing.</p><p> </p><p>Service personnel can also be provided with a certificate of cessation six months before they leave the Armed Forces. The certificate contains the date Service personnel stop being entitled to Service accommodation and can be considered by local authorities as evidence of impending homelessness, arising from cessation of entitlement to Service accommodation. If Service personnel think they will become homeless they can show the certificate to their Local Authority, which will then conduct an assessment of individual housing needs.</p><p> </p><p>For those veterans who may be experiencing mental health difficulties, in addition to their mainstream mental health services NHS England has commissioned two bespoke services. The first is the Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) which supports serving personnel who need additional support as they are leaving the Armed Forces and veterans who have mental health issues. The TILS is also the entry point to the Complex Treatment Service (CTS), the second service commissioned by NHS England. The CTS is able to provide a range of more intensive care and treatment for veterans with military-related complex mental health difficulties, many of whom will have experienced trauma.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, the new Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) in the Cabinet Office has been created to ensure the full power of Government is harnessed to help veterans. The OVA will use the convening power of the Cabinet Office within Whitehall to ensure better coordination of support. This will include helping veterans access services, such as training, housing, healthcare and mental health services. The OVA will also be a champion for veterans. On 16 October 2019 the Cabinet Office announced the appointment of retired Colonel David Richmond CBE, a former Commanding Officer of 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq and subsequently became the Recovery Director at Help for Heroes, to lead the OVA. One of the first tasks of the OVA will be to consider responses to the Strategy for our Veterans public consultation and announce a detailed work programme and implementation plan to take the Strategy forward across the various Government Departments with an interest in veterans’ issues.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2019-10-22T15:01:26.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:01:26.12Z
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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3950
unstar this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
1150107
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Private Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent from the Continuity of Education Allowance on placements at (a) Eton, (b) Charterhouse, (c) Harrow, (d) Rugby, (e) Shrewsbury, (f) Westminster, (g) Winchester, (h) St Paul's and (i) Merchant Taylors in the last financial year for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 1129 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) payments made by Service personnel to the schools in question during Financial Year 2018-19 were as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>School</p></td><td><p>£</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eton College</p></td><td><p>184,592</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Charterhouse School</p></td><td><p>14,814</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Harrow School</p></td><td><p>249,726</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rugby School</p></td><td><p>155,547</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Shrewsbury School</p></td><td><p>355,978</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Westminster School</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Winchester College</p></td><td><p>60,925</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St Paul’s School</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merchant Taylor’s School</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Service personnel may select from a wide variety of schools across the UK from within the independent and state-maintained sectors. To qualify for the purposes of CEA, a school must: offer full boarding facilities; be registered with the appropriate UK education department; be subject to Ofsted inspection and, in the case of independent schools, be a member of an organisation affiliated to the Independent Schools Council or the Scottish Council for Independent Schools. Each claimant is required to contribute at least 10 per cent of the fees.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2019-10-21T10:57:20.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T10:57:20.69Z
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1150160
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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 Ministry of Defence: Health 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, whether his Department uses Office for National Statistics estimates of personal well-being in formulating policy; and what policies his Department has introduced to improve personal well-being in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 914 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) consults relevant National Statistics when formulating policy.</p><p>The MOD takes the health and wellbeing of its personnel very seriously. A Health and Wellbeing Strategy for all MOD employees, military and civilian, was published in mid-2015 (updated in August 2016) and 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.</p><p>For personnel returning from conflict, the MOD continues to fund the large scale, ongoing independent study from the King's Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR), King's College London, which has become an important source of data on the impact of deployment on the overall health and wellbeing of military personnel and veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since 2003, MOD has contributed over £9 million to this study.</p><p>A considerable number of research papers, relating to issues such as wellbeing, depression, alcohol abuse, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, can be accessed on the KCMHR area of the King's College London website at https://www1.kcl.ac.uk/kcmhr/pubdb/. This work continues to produce high quality evidence upon which we can make considered decisions about the way we manage and treat our personnel.</p>
unstar 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 2019-10-22T15:06:01.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:06:01.307Z
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4485
star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1149200
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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 Ministry of Defence: Energy Supply more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 291002 and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324, if he will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; and for what reason his Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 533 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is committed to supporting and playing its part in the UK Government intent to tackle climate change by transitioning to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.</p><p>The MOD uses the mandated Crown Commercial Services energy framework to procure the supply of electricity. The framework is designed to achieve the best value for money for the public sector. The current three-year rolling contract is due to expire on 31 March 2022. This contract does not specify a percentage of electricity that should come from renewable sources however, the future contract specification will be reviewed as part of the ongoing planning for delivering net zero carbon emissions by 2050.</p><p>Procuring and generating renewable and low carbon electricity is part of a suite of measures the Department is pursuing to reduce its emissions. For example, at RAF Marham a new Generating Plant built by Future Biogas now supplies power to the site. Further opportunities to directly source renewable electricity through long term power purchase agreements and on-site generation are also being pursued.</p>
unstar 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 2019-10-22T15:07:55.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:07:55.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this