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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-12-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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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, with reference to Part 1 of the Education and Skills Act 2008, what assessment he has made of whether all armed forces personnel aged 16 and 17 are able to study for 280 guided learning hours per year towards accredited qualifications. 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 20347 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-07more like thismore than 2016-01-07
star this property answer text <br /><p>The Armed Forces meet the requirement of Raising the Participation Age, as defined in the Education and Skills Act 2008.</p><p>In the Naval Service, all new recruits, whether Royal Navy or Royal Marines and irrespective of age, undertake a Level 2 accredited apprenticeship. This is as part of Phase 2 training for the Royal Navy and Phase 1 training for the Royal Marines.</p><p>The Army provides full-time training and education to all recruits aged 16 and 17, largely through the Junior Entry courses at Army Foundation College, Harrogate.</p><p>All non-commissioned Royal Air Force recruits, regardless of their age, are enrolled onto a Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4 accredited apprenticeship according to their Trade.</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 2016-01-07T16:21:52.417Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-07T16:21:52.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
423777
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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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: Education 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, pursuant to the Answers of 15 April 2013, Official Report, column 56W, 7 July 2015 to Question 4788, 10 September 2015 to Question 8831 and 17 September 2015 to Question 10215, for what reasons figures on the number of army and RAF visits to schools in the academic year 2011-12 given in Answers in 2015 differ from those provided by his Department in the Answer of 15 April 2013; and if he will make a statement. 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 13256 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 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The RAF statistics for the year 2011-12 provided in the answer of 15 April 2013 was collected manually from all Armed Forces Careers Offices by the RAF. The statistics provided to answer Question 4788 were collected from the computer system called ICARAS.</p><p>For the RAF, prior to January 2015, recording data on ICARAS was not mandatory. The difference in figures is because not all historic data has been recorded on ICARAS for the year 2011-12 and, therefore, the previously manually collected data is more accurate.</p><p>For the Army, prior to April 2013 they used the ICARAS system to track outreach activity, including visits to schools. However, the identification of specific types of event was problematic and it was often quicker and easier to ask Recruiting Offices for a summary of their activity. These summaries were based on local records, and were not always fully collated.</p><p>Since April 2013 ICARAS has been the main tool to track events. A specific code for school visits under the Army in Education programme has been introduced, making tracking of such activity more accurate and easier to analyse.</p>
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 2015-11-03T16:25:38.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-03T16:25:38.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
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star this property date less than 2015-10-16more like thismore than 2015-10-16
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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 Army: Apprentices 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 proportion of soldiers have been awarded the Public Services apprenticeship without having attained Level 2 in English and mathematics or having sat a test at Level 2 in English and mathematics as part of their apprenticeship course. 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 12216 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 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Army is compliant with the Government policy requiring apprenticeships to offer learners training to Level 2 English and Mathematics where that level has not already been achieved; however apprentices are only required to pass Level 1 to complete their apprenticeship. In 2014-15, around 20% of those soldiers who achieved a Public Service Apprenticeship also achieved a qualification at Level 2 in English or Maths, or both, during the course of their apprenticeship. Information is not held centrally for those learners who had already achieved that level of qualification (or equivalent) prior to enrolment and are therefore not required to take further qualifications at that stage, or for those who have studied at Level 2, but did not achieve the qualification.</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 2015-10-22T15:18:17.787Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-22T15:18:17.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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418876
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star this property date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
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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: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2015 to Question 8447 and the Answer of 15 April 2013 to Question 150468, for what reasons providing the number of RAF visits to schools in a disaggregated format for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England is now only possible at disproportionate cost; and if he will make a statement. 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 10327 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text <p>To provide data for each of the individual countries of the United Kingdom would have required a manual search of records at each Armed Forces Careers Office. These searches would have taken several days to complete and therefore, would have incurred disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T15:01:05.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T15:01:05.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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418672
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star this property date less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
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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: Education 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, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 4788, what assessment he has made of the reason why figures pertaining to the number of army and RAF visits to schools in the academic years from 2012 to 2015 are lower than figures for earlier years provided during the last Parliament by his Department; and if he will make a statement. 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 10215 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 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 10 September 2015 to Question 8831.</p><p>Our assessment has shown that there is no single reason behind the reduction in the overall number of visits by either the Army or the RAF in recent years.</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 2015-09-17T15:06:58.19Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-17T15:06:58.19Z
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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 20150910 - Q n A extract on Armed Forces Education.docx more like this
star this property title Q n A extract on Armed Forces Education more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
416230
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 Army: Apprentices 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, whether army apprenticeships at Level 2 require students to study towards Level 2 qualifications in English and mathematics. 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 8862 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 2015-09-10more like thismore than 2015-09-10
star this property answer text <p>The Army is compliant with the Government policy requiring apprenticeships to offer learners training to Level 2 English and mathematics where that level has not already been achieved. Soldiers enrolled onto a Level 2 apprenticeship are expected to study towards Level 2 English and mathematics if they have already achieved English and mathematics at Level 1. When a soldier being enrolled on a Level 2 apprenticeship does not have any prior attainment in functional skills, they will be assessed on enrolment and will study English and mathematics at Level 1 or Level 2 depending upon an assessment of their current skill.</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 2015-09-10T16:20:09.1Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:20:09.1Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4122
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 Army: Training 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 each of the last five 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 8863 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-10more like thismore than 2015-09-10
star this property answer text <p>The number of soldiers enlisting within the last five financial years who have since left the Army on voluntary or compulsory grounds before completion of their Phase Two training is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Regular Soldier Outflow</p><p>(by year of enlistment)</p></td><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Under 18</p></td><td><p>660</p></td><td><p>870</p></td><td><p>560</p></td><td><p>420</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18 and over</p></td><td><p>1,480</p></td><td><p>2,040</p></td><td><p>1,660</p></td><td><p>950</p></td><td><p>1,060</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Personnel may leave the Army for a number of reasons, including medical and fitness factors, disciplinary reasons, or voluntary withdrawal. Those who enlist 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.</p><p> </p><p>Some personnel who enlisted in the periods in question are still undertaking Phase Two training so totals for later years are not yet complete.</p><p> </p><p>The figures in the table exclude Gurkhas, Royal Gibraltar Regiment, Military Provost Guard Service, Full Time Reserve Service, Mobilised Reserves, Army Reserve and all other Reserves.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 10.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2015-09-10T16:24:51.49Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:24:51.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4122
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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: Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether army apprenticeships at Level 3 require students to have achieved Level 2 qualifications in (a) English and (b) mathematics in order to complete the Level 3 apprenticeship. 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 8797 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 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
star this property answer text <p>All soldiers undertaking a Level 3 Apprenticeship must achieve Level 2 functional skills in English and mathematics during the apprenticeship programme or must demonstrate that they have achieved a valid equivalent Level 2 qualification, such as a GCSE at grade A-C, before enrolment.</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 2015-09-09T16:12:30.637Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T16:12:30.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4122
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416233
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 4788, why figures pertaining to the number of army and RAF visits to schools in the academic years from 2012 to 2015 are lower than figures for earlier years provided during the last Parliament by his Department; and if he will make a statement. 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 8831 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-10more like thismore than 2015-09-10
star this property answer text <p>The overall number of visits is dependent on a range of factors including the approach of the Army and RAF to engaging young people.</p><p>For the Army in particular, a more focused approach to engagement through the Army in Education programme may also have contributed to this reduction.</p><p>In addition, from 2012 to 2015 the RAF operated a system that sought to connect with pupils mainly through social media and marketing. This has changed and the emphasis is now on a return to personal contact and enhanced schools visits through the RAF 'Skills for Life' curriculum-based programme and its Schools Engagement Plan.</p><p>The Armed Forces will only ever visit a school by invitation from a teacher to support school activities.</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 2015-09-10T16:29:06.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:29:06.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4122
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416235
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 Army more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average time soldiers remained in the army after enlisting (a) under the age of 18 and (b) 18 or above was in the latest period for which figures are available. 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 8796 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 2015-09-10more like thismore than 2015-09-10
star this property answer text <p>Using the latest information available, as at 14 May 2014, the average time that soldiers remained in the Army, who enlisted under the age of 18 is 12 years and two months. Soldiers who enlisted at the age of 18 or above is nine years and three months.</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 2015-09-10T16:31:32.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T16:31:32.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter