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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Army 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 he has made any assessment of whether the founding of the 6th Division will affect the current operations of the 77th brigade. 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 284345 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The formation of 6th (UK) Division brings together five existing Army brigades, including 77th Brigade. The Division will enhance the Army's ability to conduct intelligence, counter-intelligence and information operations as well as respond to electronic, cyber and unconventional warfare threats. The brigades involved include reserve units which will play a full part in 6th Division activity. No new funding has been allocated as this is a rebalancing of existing units not the creation of new ones.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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284459 more like this
285216 more like this
285217 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T10:54:47.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T10:54:47.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
1142970
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Army: Finance 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 new funding has been allocated to the 6th Division. 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 284459 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The formation of 6th (UK) Division brings together five existing Army brigades, including 77th Brigade. The Division will enhance the Army's ability to conduct intelligence, counter-intelligence and information operations as well as respond to electronic, cyber and unconventional warfare threats. The brigades involved include reserve units which will play a full part in 6th Division activity. No new funding has been allocated as this is a rebalancing of existing units not the creation of new ones.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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284345 more like this
285216 more like this
285217 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T10:54:47.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T10:54:47.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
1142971
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Information Warfare more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to improve the UK's hybrid warfare capability. 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 284460 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Hybrid threats present themselves across multiple domains, and consequently Her Majesty's Government considers a 'whole of Government approach' as critical to ensure effective resilience, response and deterrence.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has a key role to play in this, and is firmly committed to collaboration with other Government departments, working in line with Fusion Doctrine to achieve a cohesive approach<strong>.</strong></p><p>Informed by the policy direction set out in the National Security Capability Review (NSCR) and Modernising Defence Programme (MDP) MOD is actively working to evolve our vision for Joint Force 2025 to address the more uncertain, volatile international security environment that has developed since 2015.</p><p>As hybrid threats manifest in multiple domains, the UK needs to maintain credible forces to deter and defend against a broad spectrum of threats.</p><p>As we develop new capabilities to address emerging threats we must carefully and objectively balance this with the continued need to protect against conventional attack. Where possible we will seek to develop capabilities that have utility across the spectrum of conflict. We do not comment on the specifics of capabilities being developed in the interests of National Security, as these could be of use to a potential adversary.</p><p>Resilience is also key when dealing with hybrid threats, and we are aware that we must protect conventional capabilities from new threats. The MOD has, therefore, invested significantly in cyber defence and security across its capabilities and infrastructure, with £265 million being invested in a pioneering approach to root out cyber vulnerabilities within military platforms and wider cyber dependent systems, helping defence better understand and mitigate cyber risks.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T15:04:17.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:04:17.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
1143506
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Army: Reserve Forces 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 the 6th Division will include reservists. 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 285216 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The formation of 6th (UK) Division brings together five existing Army brigades, including 77th Brigade. The Division will enhance the Army's ability to conduct intelligence, counter-intelligence and information operations as well as respond to electronic, cyber and unconventional warfare threats. The brigades involved include reserve units which will play a full part in 6th Division activity. No new funding has been allocated as this is a rebalancing of existing units not the creation of new ones.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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284345 more like this
284459 more like this
285217 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T10:54:47.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T10:54:47.31Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
1143507
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Army: Recruitment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the establishment of the 6th Division will result in servicemen and servicewomen being recruited from 77th brigade. 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 285217 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The formation of 6th (UK) Division brings together five existing Army brigades, including 77th Brigade. The Division will enhance the Army's ability to conduct intelligence, counter-intelligence and information operations as well as respond to electronic, cyber and unconventional warfare threats. The brigades involved include reserve units which will play a full part in 6th Division activity. No new funding has been allocated as this is a rebalancing of existing units not the creation of new ones.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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284345 more like this
284459 more like this
285216 more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T10:54:47.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T10:54:47.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1137822
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Army 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, by what criteria or process her Department chose 82,000 as the optimum number of personnel for the army. 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 275137 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The proposal for a regular Army of 82,000 emerged from work that followed the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T13:43:46.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:43:46.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
1137823
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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
star this property hansard heading 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 full-time personnel are currently in the three branches of the UK's armed forces. 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 275138 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence publishes quarterly Service Personnel statistics which include the requested information. The latest edition, with figures as at 1 April 2019, can be found at the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T15:16:47.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:16:47.763Z
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1136570
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
star this property hansard heading USA: Military Alliances more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to improve the interoperability of UK and US armed forces. 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 272779 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The US remains the UK's primary defence and security ally and our forces are designed to operate seamlessly alongside the US either bilaterally, in a NATO or other coalition construct. The Department is committed to improving interoperability with the US and conducts a programme of regular exercises to maintain momentum. The UK and US have embedded personnel across each other's militaries in order to ensure the highest levels of interoperability exist.</p><p>US-UK cooperation on our aircraft carrier, the F35 Lightning and P-8 programmes will extend our ability to operate together seamlessly. We will look for further such opportunities to maximise the value of our mutual investments to ensure interoperability with the US on the capability, force structures and policies required to meet the challenge of great power competition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:12:31.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:12:31.353Z
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1136705
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Arctic: Navy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department is taking to increase UK maritime capabilities in the Arctic and the High North. 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 272789 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Royal Navy has the capability to project force using a variety of assets in the High North and Arctic, dependent on the location, season and threat, including amphibious assets focused around 3 Commando Brigade and Commando Helicopter Force who have well-established expertise in cold weather warfare. It has one purpose-built Ice Patrol Ship (HMS Protector) and the UK will maintain an ability to operate under the Arctic ice. Given the changing nature of the Arctic, and in support of the UK Government Arctic Policy Framework, we are seeking to develop sustainable, modernised and proportionate Defence capability for the region, including investment in appropriate Defence research and commercial technology. All Royal Air Force operational aircraft are capable of performing in cold weather with appropriate preparation and maintenance. The Royal Air Force's fleet of nine P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft, as well as F35 Lightning II operating from HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, will further contribute to the UK's capabilities in the region. In the longer-term, the Ministry of Defence will explore opportunities offered by space and autonomous systems to meet future Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:06:53.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:06:53.753Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1438
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1131996
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Cybercrime 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, what responsibility his Department has for protecting SMEs from cyber threats. 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 264357 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence is not directly responsible for protecting Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) from cyber threats. We do take an interest in their security status and assess their capabilities as part of the contracting process. This is done as part of the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP), which provides communications and awareness products and activities on cyber security to support Defence and its supply chain.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-06-19T15:21:42.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:21:42.64Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones remove filter