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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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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 Air Force: Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons there is a reported backlog in the aircrew training organisation and pipeline run by RAF No 22 Group and its industry partner, Ascent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 191323 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>There have been delays in pilots progressing through flying training, principally resulting from the overall transition between the legacy and the new system. The UK Military Flying Training System is experiencing the biggest transformation in a generation, including the introduction of five new aircraft types and a significant update to the flying training system which will ensure the delivery of our future generation of aircrew.</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 2018-11-19T17:27:46.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:27:46.96Z
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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 Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
1012384
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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 Ukraine: Armed Forces 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 deployments of British personnel from the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Marines, (c) Army and (d) Royal Air Force have there been to Ukraine in each year since January 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 194615 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The number of UK Defence personnel deployed on Operation ORBITAL for each financial year is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of deployments</p></td><td><p>712</p></td><td><p>610</p></td><td><p>317</p></td><td><p>279*</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*number of deployments to date in 18-19</p><p> </p><p>These figures include individuals deploying on multiple occasions. The majority of UK Defence personnel that deploy on Operation ORBITAL are Army personnel. Figures broken down by the single Services are not representative of the total number of Operation ORBITAL deployments because each individual deployed is recorded only once per financial year, however they may have been deployed multiple times during that period. At any one time, Operation ORBITAL headquarters has consisted of 12-14 personnel throughout this period.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside our operational training assistance, the UK also deploys UK personnel from the British Military Advisory Training Team to Ukraine, as well as defence reform advisors on an ad hoc basis. BMATT personnel deployed to Ukraine for each financial year is as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Deployed Personnel</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures, broken down by single Service, are not currently available.</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 2018-11-27T15:50:08.913Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:50:08.913Z
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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 Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
1012385
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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 Army more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Order of Battle is by (a) manpower and (b) basing locations for the (i) Infantry, (ii) Royal Artillery, (iii) Royal Corps of Signals, (iv) Army Medical Services, (v) Adjutant General's Corps, (vi) Royal Armoured Corps, (vii) Army Air Corps, (viii) Royal Engineers, (ix) Royal Logistics Corps, (x) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and (xi) Intelligence Corps. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 194616 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>A breakdown of Army units by corps, with details of their current liability and location, is provided in the attached table. The units are listed in corps order of precedence and the table includes both reserve and regular units, but excludes training regiments.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Army 2020 (Refine) work announced by the then Secretary of State for Defence on 15 December 2016, the Army is currently reshaping its structures. This means that some details will change as Army 2020 (Refine) continues to be developed and implemented.</p><p> </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 2018-11-29T15:52:37.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T15:52:37.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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star this property file name 194616_Answer_Table_Order_Of_Battle.pdf more like this
star this property title 194616 - Order of Battle with Manpower and Basing more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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 NATO: Rapid Reaction Forces 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 the UK's contribution is to (a) Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (Air) 2018, (b) Initial Follow-on Forces Group 30 2018, (c) Air Policing 2018, (d) Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (Air) 2019, (e) Initial Follow-on Forces Group 30 2019 and (f) Air Policing 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 194617 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>As a leading member of the NATO Alliance, the UK contributes fully across the whole range of Alliance activities, including Air Policing, Initial Follow-on Forces Groups (IFFG) and the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). For 2018 and 2019, our contributions to these are provided in the table below. In order not to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces certain details are withheld.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>NATO Response Force 2018 (includes VJTF(A) and IFFG(A))</strong></p></td><td><p><ul><li>For 2018 the UK committed fighter bomber and air defence aircraft to both the IFFG(AIR) and the VJTF(AIR).</li></ul><ul><li>In addition the UK has provided airborne early warning, air-to-air refuelling and air transport capabilities at varying level of readiness to support the NATO Response Force.</li></ul></p></td><td><p><ul><li>During 2019 the UK has committed to providing a similar level of capabilities at the same high levels of readiness.</li></ul></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>NATO enhanced Air Policing</strong></p></td><td><p><ul><li>During 2018 the UK deployed 4 Typhoon aircraft and a 150 strong Expeditionary Air Wing to Romania for four months to support NATO Air Policing in the south of SACEUR’s area of responsibility.</li></ul></p></td><td><p><ul><li>In May 2019 the UK will conduct a four month deployment to the Baltic States to support NATO’s northern air policing mission. In addition they will support NATO’s air policing mission in Iceland during Q4 2019.</li></ul></p></td></tr></tbody></table><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 2018-11-28T15:47:18.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T15:47:18.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1012478
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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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 Patrol Craft more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's media release Defence Secretary secures ships to protect home waters, published on 22 November 2018, what assessment he has made of the manning liability associated with the decision to retain River Class patrol vessels in service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 194690 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The Royal Navy would not release information concerning the detailed manning requirements for operational vessels as to do so would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. Batch 1 River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels have a complement of 44.</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 2018-11-28T15:46:15.487Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T15:46:15.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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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 Navy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Oral Statement of 18 December 2018, Official Report, column 657, on Modernising Defence Programme, if he will publish the details of the increase in the mass of the Royal Navy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 203804 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the recent report on the Modernising Defence Programme, we are doing well at realising the plans we set out for the Royal Navy as part of Joint Force 2025. New naval capabilities are coming on stream, most notably the first of our new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is making strong progress towards carrier strike initial operating capability.</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 2019-01-07T16:17:44.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T16:17:44.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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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 Military Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which units from the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army, (c) Royal Air Force and (d) Royal Marines will be deployed to Operation Yellowhammer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 203808 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence is in the process of identifying the most appropriate forces to use for Op YELLOWHAMMER. At this stage it is not possible to give a breakdown by Service. We continue to work closely with other Government Departments to refine the support package.</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 2019-01-07T16:22:33.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T16:22:33.727Z
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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 Home Office: HMS Mersey more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether officials from the Home Department have been deployed aboard HMS Mersey assigned to patrol duties in the English Channel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 206280 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>This issue is a matter for the Home Office.</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 2019-01-11T14:56:05.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:56:05.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Gibraltar: Spain more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on challenging incursions into Gibraltar Territorial Waters by Spanish state vessels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 208207 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>We are confident of UK sovereignty over the whole of Gibraltar, including British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. The Royal Navy continues to challenge incursions by State vessels, including Spanish State vessels, into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, and the FCO support this by making formal diplomatic protests to the relevant authorities.</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 2019-01-17T16:17:54.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:17:54.023Z
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1041383
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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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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 Gibraltar: Spain more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what actions UK (a) armed forces units and (b) vessels are permitted to take in order to challenge incursions into Gibraltar Territorial Waters by Spanish state vessels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 208208 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence does not comment on Rules of Engagement.</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 2019-01-17T16:13:51.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:13:51.377Z
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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 Mr Kevan Jones remove filter