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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of civilians killed in Syria as a result of coalition air strikes in 2018; and how many of the air strikes which resulted in civilian deaths involved British armed forces personnel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 195541 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>The collection of data on civilian casualties during the campaign by the Global Coalition against Daesh is a matter for the Coalition itself. All missions comply fully with International Humanitarian Law, are meticulously planned and every care is taken to minimise the effect of our military action on civilians and civilian objects. It is therefore deeply regrettable that a UK air strike on 26 March 2018, targeting Daesh fighters in eastern Syria, resulted in an unintentional civilian fatality. This was reported to the House by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence on 2 May 2018 (HCWS665). The Ministry of Defence takes any incidence of civilian casualty extremely seriously: we assess the evidence in detail and report back on our findings. We are committed to continuing that practice.</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 2018-11-29T15:54:24.54Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T15:54:24.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Security Guards 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, how many (a) military and (b) civilian personnel have been employed as security guards (i) directly and (ii) by external third parties contracted by his Department in each of the last six years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 26688 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) employs the MOD Guard Service (MGS) and the Military Provost Guard Service (MPGS) to guard some of their establishments.</p><p> </p><p>Over the last six years the following numbers have been employed:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>FY</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MPGS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MGS</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>2,310</p></td><td><p>3,593</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>2,510</p></td><td><p>3,439</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>2,630</p></td><td><p>3,110</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2,770</p></td><td><p>2,734</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2,810</p></td><td><p>2,064</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2,940</p></td><td><p>2,035</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The MOD also uses commercial civilian guarding at some sites where this is more cost effective. However, the numbers of security guards employed by third parties is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</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 2016-02-22T16:33:45.56Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T16:33:45.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-20more like thismore than 2016-04-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Secondment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) serving military personnel and (b) civilian staff were seconded to (i) the Joint Intelligence Organisation's Assessments Staff and (ii) the National Security Secretariat within the Cabinet Office during 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 34932 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence is able to confirm that one member of civilian staff was seconded to the Joint Intelligence Organisation's Assessments Staff and two members of civilian staff were seconded to the National Security Secretariat within the Cabinet Office during 2015. For information on Service personnel seconded to these bodies, I will write to the hon. Member shortly.</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 2016-04-25T16:12:46.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T16:12:46.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence Police 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, how many Ministry of Defence Police officers were deployed to support civilian police forces in each of the last six years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 33815 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) do not have any designated police stations as defined by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.The MDP work collaboratively with Home Office forces, Police Scotland and Police Service Northern Ireland in locations where the force is deployed.</p><p>The MDP has regularly collaborated to provide support to national police operations. However the information requested will take time to collate and I will write to the hon. Member shortly.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 33814 more like this
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less than 2016-04-19T15:52:09.89Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-19T15:52:09.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry remove filter
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star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence Police 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, how many Ministry of Defence Police stations there were in each of the last six years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 33814 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) do not have any designated police stations as defined by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.The MDP work collaboratively with Home Office forces, Police Scotland and Police Service Northern Ireland in locations where the force is deployed.</p><p>The MDP has regularly collaborated to provide support to national police operations. However the information requested will take time to collate and I will write to the hon. Member shortly.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 33815 more like this
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less than 2016-04-19T15:52:09.953Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-19T15:52:09.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading War Pensions: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people in receipt of a war disablement pension are also in receipt of the (a) age-related tax allowance, (b) allowance for lowered standard of occupation and (c) unemployability supplement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 28038 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-29more like thismore than 2016-02-29
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence does not hold information on how many people in receipt of a War Pension are also in receipt of the age-related tax allowance, as this is administered by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. However, as at 31 March 2015 (the latest date information is available) there were 41,470* disablement pensioners born before 6 April 1938 who may meet the eligibility criteria to receive age-related tax allowance.</p><p>As at 31 March 2015 (the latest date information is available) there were 116,050 disablement pensioners in receipt of an ongoing pension under the War Pension Scheme. Of these, 10,195 were in receipt of an allowance for lowered standard of occupation, and 6,250 were in receipt of unemployability supplement. All payments made under the War Pension Scheme are tax free.</p><p>These figures can be found on the Gov.uk website at the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/war-pension-recipients-index</p><p>* In line with Defence Statistics' Rounding Policy for War Pension Scheme data, all figures of five or more have been rounded to the nearest five.</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 2016-02-29T16:51:57.24Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-29T16:51:57.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Employment Agencies 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, how much his Department spent on recruitment agency fees in each of the last six years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 26687 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has made payments to recruitment agencies in the last six years as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Calendar Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Payments</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>£120,905</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>£143,785</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£283,725</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£372,937</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£583,086</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>£121,879</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>This expenditure relates to recruitment to the permanent Senior Civil Service across the MOD, including the Trading Funds. It represents the costs of searches, advertisements, response handling, assessment and support to selection panels. The figures do not include expenditure on Contingent Labour, the process used to engage temporary staff through recruitment agency contracts.</p><p> </p><p>Generally, recruitment to the MOD for all grades below the Senior Civil Service is carried out by Defence Business Services who do not make use of external recruitment agencies when appointing MOD Crown Servants. This is not the case in Defence Equipment and Support (DE&amp;S), which is now a bespoke trading entity. Since 2013, DE&amp;S has made use of agency support in recruiting staff in order to ensure it has access to suitably qualified and experienced personnel to fill specialist vacancies. DE&amp;S expenditure is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Calendar Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Payments (£ million)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>1.75</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>0.5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2016-02-23T15:11:31.047Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-23T15:11:31.047Z
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star this property date less than 2018-06-01more like thismore than 2018-06-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Nigeria: Military Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policy of providing military assistance to the Nigerian armed forces of the Amnesty International Report, They betrayed us, published on 24 May 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 148699 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-06more like thismore than 2018-06-06
star this property answer text <p>Nigeria is a key partner for the UK and we are fully committed to helping the Nigerian Government in its fight against terrorism. However, the UK's position on human rights is clear: they are universal and must apply equally to all. Any member of the Nigerian security forces found to have been involved in human rights violations must be held accountable.</p><p> </p><p>The National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security sets out how the UK Government will integrate a gender perspective into its work to build security and stability overseas and protect the human rights of women and girls. The UK military training and assistance to the Armed Forces of Nigeria has consistently emphasised the importance of adherence to internationally recognised Rules of Engagement, as well as the importance of International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. We have also made clear to the Nigerian authorities the importance of protecting civilians in conflict and detention, and that human rights standards must be upheld.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to monitor the situation in Nigeria, and regularly assess the risks associated with the delivery of UK military assistance in line with the UK's Overseas Security and Justice Assistance guidance.</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 2018-06-06T17:01:25.663Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-06T17:01:25.663Z
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Military Aid 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 18 March 2019 to Question 232090 on Saudi Arabia: Military Aid, how many RAF personnel are currently employed on secondment to BAE Systems providing routine engineering and generic training support for UK-supplied aircraft and aircrews assigned to operational squadrons of the Royal Saudi Air Force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 234151 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
star this property answer text <p>There are six RAF personnel on secondment to BAE Systems providing routine engineering and generic training support for UK-supplied aircraft and aircrews assigned to operational squadrons under long-standing Government-to-Government arrangements.</p><p>These personnel do not provide direct support for Royal Saudi Air Force operational squadrons when engaged in the war in Yemen. They do not prepare aircraft for operations, this includes a prohibition on the loading of weapons, and they are not involved in the planning of operational sorties.&quot;</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 2019-03-22T12:53:45.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T12:53:45.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Military Aid 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 18 March 2019 to Question 232090 on Saudi Arabia: Military Aid, what records his Department holds on breaches of the prohibitions on RAF personnel (a) loading weapons and (b) planning operational sorties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 234152 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
star this property answer text <p>None.</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 2019-03-22T12:04:51.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T12:04:51.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry remove filter