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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Modernisation (31 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Oral Statement of 25 January 2018, on his Department's Modernising Defence Programme, whether the value of identified savings his Department requires is to be realised as part of current budget assumptions.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Modernisation (31 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Oral Statement of 25 January 2018, on his Department's Modernising Defence Programme, whether that programme will be fiscally neutral.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Modernisation (31 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Oral Statement of 25 January 2018, on his Department's Modernising Defence Programme, if he will provide further information on the work to be undertaken under the strands outlined in that programme.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Modernisation (31 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Oral Statement of 25 January 2018, on his Department's Modernising Defence Programme, if he will rule out reductions to the army's (a) armoured infantry brigades and (b) army aviation brigades.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Modernisation (31 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Oral Statement of 25 January 2018, on his Department's Modernising Defence Programme, whether a reduction in personnel and resources in the Educational and Training Services Branch of the Army's Adjutant General's Corps will form part of that programme.

Pip Back Payments (30 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: The mental health charity Mind found in its survey last year that 22% of the people it surveyed did not actually appeal against a PIP refusal because of their condition—they did not feel able to do so. I assume from what the Minister is saying that those people will be part of the reassessment, but what advice should Members of Parliament give those individuals now, because some will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Officers (30 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the responsibilities are of the Royal Navy's post of Chief Technology Officer.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: USA: Defence (30 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the US administration's National Defense Strategy, published in January 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Armed Forces (30 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from each branch of the UK armed forces are deployed in support of the Afghan National Army Officer Academy; and whether he plans to increase the number of such personnel.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft (30 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the UK's air defence assets; and whether he plans to replace current equipment.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Tanks (30 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department has spent to date on the (a) Challenger 2 Life Extension Programme and (b) Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme.

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords]: Reporting of Armed Forces personnel serving part-time (29 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: I welcome the Bill. I was trying to work out how many armed forces Bills I had dealt with over the past 16 years, either as a Minister or as a Back Bencher. [Interruption.] As the Minister says, I am a veteran. This, I think, is one of the simplest Bills I have encountered, but, as the Minister has said, it is important. It is intended to ensure that working practices in our armed forces are...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords]: Reporting of Armed Forces personnel serving part-time (29 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: I accept that. I do not question for one minute what the armed forces will do in trying to ensure that the information is instilled in the chain of command, but this is a new way of working for them. I am not criticising them, because it is inevitable that when a change such as this is introduced in any company or other organisation, some people will not get it, and some will positively...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords]: Reporting of Armed Forces personnel serving part-time (29 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: I think it is a fact of life that the pool of 18-year-olds is becoming smaller. I hope the right hon. Gentleman was not suggesting that the hon. Member for Beckenham (Bob Stewart) should be brought out of retirement; I do not know whether that would be a good thing or a bad thing for the armed forces, but it would certainly be interesting for them. However, he has raised an interesting...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords]: Reporting of Armed Forces personnel serving part-time (29 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: That is an interesting concept, which returns me to an important point made by the right hon. Member for Sevenoaks (Sir Michael Fallon). We need new role models, and not just in the context of flexible working. We need, for instance, to see a senior general who is a woman. We can do all the talking we like about trying to encourage women to join the armed forces and take an active part in...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords]: Reporting of Armed Forces personnel serving part-time (29 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: The hon. Lady makes a good point; reservists do add something, but I am talking about regular members of the armed forces being able to leave for a certain period of time on the understanding that they will come back. In the United States, many on senior military courses leave to do doctorates or work in business and do other things and then come back into the armed forces, and doing that is...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords]: Reporting of Armed Forces personnel serving part-time (29 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: If after one year the Minister gets a parliamentary question or an FOI request on this, how will he respond?

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords]: Reporting of Armed Forces personnel serving part-time (29 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: The publication of that information is obviously a welcome step. The Minister says that the report will talk about progress, but will it produce the statistics or, more importantly, the numbers declined and the reasons for that, as would be required under new clause 2? If the good intentions behind this Bill are not followed through, we could have people declined flexible working, which could...

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords]: Reporting of Armed Forces personnel serving part-time (29 Jan 2018)

Kevan Jones: Let me ask a clear question: what is the resistance to producing these statistics? The Minister talks about a matrix, whatever that means in civil service-speak, but this is a pretty straightforward question.


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