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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) junior entry and (b) standard entry soldiers enlisted in the Army in 2012-13; and how many such people left before completing Phase 2 training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 194162 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The minimum age for enlisting in the Army is 16 and those between the ages of 16 and 17, or in some cases 17.5, are trained as Junior Entry. The remainder are trained as Standard Entry. Those who commenced training in either the Junior Entry or Senior Entry cohorts in 2012-13, and of those who subsequently discharged prior to completing Phase 2 training are shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>Enlisted</p></td><td><p>Discharged</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Junior Entry</p></td><td><p>1,550</p></td><td><p>290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Standard Entry</p></td><td><p>7,810</p></td><td><p>1,750</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Individuals may withdraw or be discharged for a number of reasons, including medical and fitness factors, disciplinary reasons, or voluntary withdrawal. Personnel under 18 have a statutory right to discharge from the Armed Forces if they wish to leave.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 10; numbers ending in ‘5' have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading War Pensions 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, how many claimants of the War Pensions Scheme in each age group receive (a) the Allowance for a Lowered Standard of Occupation and (b) the Unemployability Supplement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212425 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 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The attached table shows the number of recipients of the Allowance for Lower Standard of Occupation (ALSO) and the Unemployability Supplement (UnSupp) under the War Pension Scheme, by age group, as at 31 March 2014 (the latest date for which data are available).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Recipients of ALSO and UnSupp, by age group, as at 31 March 2014, numbers<sup>1</sup></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: War Pensions Computer System (WPCS), Defence Business Services</p><p>In line with Defence Statistics' Rounding Policy, all figures of five or more have been rounded to the nearest 5 and figures fewer than five have been suppressed and marked ~.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T17:32:49.8292801Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T17:32:49.8292801Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property file name 20141106 - Table for answer 212425.doc more like this
star this property title Allowance for Lower Standard of Occupation more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 Armed Forces: Absence Without Leave more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers were recorded as AWOL in each of the last five years; and how many such soldiers were aged (a) 18, (b) 19 and (c) 21 years at the time of going absent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 207407 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 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
star this property answer text <p>Absent Without Leave (AWOL) information is recorded by the Royal Military Police on their REDCAP system. The number of soldiers recorded as AWOL in each of the last five completed calendar years is:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td>Year</td><td>2009</td><td>2010</td><td>2011</td><td>2012</td><td>2013</td></tr><tr><td>Total</td><td>2,135</td><td>1,991</td><td>1,457</td><td>1,062</td><td>815</td></tr></tbody></table><p>Each incidence of AWOL is recorded as a separate entry. As such if an individual has been AWOL three times during a year this will be recorded as three separate instances of AWOL.</p><p> </p><p>To provide the age of each individual would require a manual check of every AWOL record and as such could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-09-03T13:44:40.8670235Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T13:44:40.8670235Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Army more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers who enlisted in the Army aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 years and above dropped out before completing phase two training in the last 10 financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 198851 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 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p>‘Enlistment' has been interpreted as those who joined the untrained strength, for example those that begin Phase 1 training. Totals for the period between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2014 are shown below:<br><br></p><table><tbody><tr><td>Age on Entry</td><td>Untrained Strength</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td>Intake Outflow</td></tr><tr><td>Under 18</td><td>35,190 12,300</td></tr><tr><td>18 and over</td><td>64,950 17,250</td></tr><tr><td>Unknown</td><td>430 430</td></tr><tr><td>Total</td><td>100,570 29,980</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>Source: Defence Statistics (Army). <br><br>Personnel may leave the Army for a number of reasons, including medical and fitness factors, disciplinary reasons, or voluntary withdrawal. Those who join-up under 18 years of age have a statutory right to discharge from the Armed Forces within six months if they feel they are unsuited to service life. <br><br>The figures in the table exclude Gurkhas, Full Time Reserve Service, Mobilised Reserves, Army Reserve and all other Reserves.<br><br>Where an individual's entry date is blank on the records, the age on entry has not been able to be calculated and is shown as ‘unknown'. <br><br>Figures have been rounded to 10; numbers ending in ‘5' have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias. Totals and sub-totals have been rounded separately and so may not be the sum of their parts.</p>
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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less than 2014-06-12T16:57:35.9123932Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T16:57:35.9123932Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 War Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much in total is paid to claimants of the War Pensions Scheme in each age group claiming (a) the Allowance for a Lowered Standard of Occupation and (b) the Unemployability Supplement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212520 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>It is not possible to provide details of how much is paid in each age range to recipients of the Allowance for a Lowered Standard of Occupation and the Unemployability Supplement because details of such expenditure are not held in age groupings, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, for financial year 2013-14, a total of £33 million was paid to recipients of the Allowance for a Lowered Standard of Occupation and £37 million was paid to recipients of the Unemployability Supplement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:27:29.4921015Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:27:29.4921015Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading War Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much on average is received each week by claimants of the War Pensions Scheme in each age group who claim (a) the Allowance for a Lowered Standard or Occupation and (b) the Unemployability Supplement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212521 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to provide details of how much on average is paid to recipients of the Allowance for a Lowered Standard of Occupation and the Unemployability Supplement because details of such expenditure are not held in age groupings, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p>However, for financial year 2013-14, an average £60 per week was paid to recipients of the Allowance for a Lowered Standard of Occupation and an average £110 per week was paid to recipients of the Unemployability Supplement.</p><p><em>In line with Defence Statistics' Rounding Policy, all figures of five or more have been rounded to the nearest 5.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T17:45:50.2445195Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T17:45:50.2445195Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Army: Length of Service more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2014, Official Report, column 363W, on army: length of service, if he will provide the full calculations used to produce that Answer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 201309 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The table included in my answer of 16 June 2014 included a column headed ‘Average Strength'. This was incorrectly labelled and should have been headed ‘Underlying Outflow'.</p><p> </p><p>The tables from my answers of 3 April 2014 (Official Report, column 809W) and 16 June 2014, (Official Report, column 363W) are re-produced below with the correct headings and to provide clarity.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Regiment/Corps</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Average Career Length</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Enlisted under 18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Enlisted 18 or over</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Underlying Outflow</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Household Cavalry &amp; Royal Armoured Corps</p></td><td><p>11 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>1,860</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Artillery</p></td><td><p>13 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,6 months</p></td><td><p>2,210</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Engineers</p></td><td><p>12 years,11 months</p></td><td><p>8 years,6 months</p></td><td><p>2,830</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Signals</p></td><td><p>14 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>10 years,1 months</p></td><td><p>1,830</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Infantry</p></td><td><p>11 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>7 years,9 months</p></td><td><p>8,700</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Army Air Corps</p></td><td><p>14 years,1 months</p></td><td><p>11 years,3 months</p></td><td><p>370</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Logistic Corps</p></td><td><p>13 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>10 years,2 months</p></td><td><p>4,560</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Medical Corps</p></td><td><p>12 years,1 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>560</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers</p></td><td><p>14 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>13 years,3 months</p></td><td><p>2,670</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Adjutant General's Corps (Provost)</p></td><td><p>19 years,7 months</p></td><td><p>13 years,6 months</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Adjutant General's Corps (Staff and Personnel Support)</p></td><td><p>18 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>14 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>870</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Veterinary Corps</p></td><td><p>12 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>9 years,6 months</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Small Arms School Corps</p></td><td><p>23 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>21 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Dental Corps</p></td><td><p>13 years,7 months</p></td><td><p>11 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Intelligence Corps</p></td><td><p>22 years,10 months</p></td><td><p>14 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Army Physical Training Corps</p></td><td><p>22 years,0 months</p></td><td><p>19 years,11 months</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps</p></td><td><p>14 years,5 months</p></td><td><p>11 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Corps of Army Music</p></td><td><p>22 years,2 months</p></td><td><p>13 years,3 months</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Senior Soldier Continuity Posts (Long Service)</p></td><td><p>34 years,11 months</p></td><td><p>30 years,4 months</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>Source: Defence Statistics (Army)</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>An individual's Length of Service and enlistment age have been calculated using the current entry date recorded on the Joint Personnel Administration system. There can be small anomalies in the data where personnel have transferred to the Army from another service, served under an alternative assignment type (e.g. reserve forces), are re-entrants or have transferred from officers to other ranks.</p><p> </p><p>The average career length is a simple calculation based on dividing the total length of service of all those personnel who have left the Army by Corps between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2013 by the total number of personnel leaving each Corps during the same period.</p><p> </p><p>Notes/Caveats:</p><p>Underlying outflow figures have been rounded to 10; numbers ending in “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T16:06:17.3512692Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T16:06:17.3512692Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what cost his Department (a) has and (b) will incur for the (i) design and (ii) editing of the British Armed Forces Learning Resource 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212451 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>None. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has not incurred any cost in the design and editing of the British Armed Forces Learning Resource, which was produced and edited independently.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T17:47:30.7483943Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T17:47:30.7483943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Young People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made in preparing a cost-benefit analysis of the recruitment and training of minors; and when he expects to publish a report on that issue. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 198847 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The report has been submitted by the Army to Ministry of Defence (MOD) HQ, for consideration. It is not possible to provide a publication date for the report until the report's findings have been considered.<br><br>The terms of reference of the report are as follows:<br>Question - “What is the cost overhead to MOD of Phase 1 training for Junior Entry (JE) soldiers versus Standard Entry (SE) soldiers joining the Army?”</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199067 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T14:43:58.1681105Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T14:43:58.1681105Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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
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star this property hansard heading Armed Conflict: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is giving to the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict for the campaign to eradicate the recruitment of children by government armed forces by 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 198849 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence provides no formal support to the UN Special Representative, but is taking steps to ensure that our recruitment activities are in accordance with Article 38 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as stated in the answer given on 13 May 2013, (Official Report, column 98W) to the hon Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Cathy Jamieson).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T16:49:26.043664Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T16:49:26.043664Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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