Results 1–20 of 3479 for speaker:Mark Lancaster

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Yemen: Counter-terrorism (19 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: The UK is not involved in counter-terror operations in Yemen. It is a long-standing policy of the Ministry of Defence not to comment on intelligence matters.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: USA: Counter-terrorism (19 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: Any military support would only be provided to another State in accordance with our legal obligations and UK policy. UK military personnel providing such support would be appropriately briefed on those obligations and a military legal adviser would be available to advise.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Law of War (19 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: The Government has not authorised the use of lethal force by UK Armed Forces under the legal basis of self-defence of the UK in the time period specified.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Cyprus: Military Bases (19 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: Tackling illegal trapping of migratory birds is one of the Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) Administration's top priorities, with the level of trapping, and plans to counter it, constantly under review. Bird trapping is a widespread issue across Cyprus and is not confined to the SBAs. The SBA Administration is working hard to counter illegal trapping, last year prosecuting 78 people for trapping...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: NSA/CSS Georgia: Staff (19 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence places personnel in a wide variety of roles in the United States in order to further cooperation with our most important ally on defence matters. I am witholding information on specific roles or postings as its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Compensation (19 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: The Government’s ‘Better Combat Consultation’ public consultation ran from 1 December 2016 to 23 February of this year. The Government is considering the views expressed during the consultation carefully and will publish a response in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment (19 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence does not analyse the locations where recruits to the UK Armed Forces have been recruited from. As part of the recruitment process an individual can declare more than one postcode e.g. 'home', 'work' or 'other'. Any declared 'home' location may not reflect where that person is from.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: EU Law (18 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will convert European Union law into UK law as it applies in the UK at the moment of exit. This will ensure that, wherever possible, the same rules and laws will apply the day after exit as they did before. The Government is still making a detailed assessment of what corrections will be required to make that law function appropriately on exit day. The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Mass Media (18 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence takes the threat posed by malicious disinformation campaigns by state and non-state actors very seriously. Working with allies and partners across Government, we monitor such activities closely, assess the risks and take action to counter them if appropriate. With hostile cyber activity being a major operational priority for both Defence and wider Government, we are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Duncan: Belfast (17 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: Affiliation allows society to have greater visibility and understanding of the Royal Navy that serves them. This was particularly the case for HMS DUNCAN in 2014 and 2016 when she visited Belfast, the latter being in company with the other vessels in the NATO Task Group. These visits also allow wider defence engagements and support to the community and charities. For example, the ship's...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Warships (17 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: UK cities, by nature of their population and diversity, provide an opportunity for the Royal Navy to form affiliations with large numbers of the society they protect, represent, and recruit from. All these are points that are considered as part of the affiliation process.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: NATO: Littoral Warfare (17 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: Allies voluntarily undertake to provide, individually or together, the forces and capabilities needed for NATO to fulfil its security and defence objectives. In accordance with NATO procedures, the deployment of any of these capabilities remains a sovereign decision that would be made on a case by case basis.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Civil Servants: Reserve Forces (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: The numbers of civil servants in Departments or agencies identified centrally by the Ministry of Defence as being members of the Volunteer Reserves in each year since the Civil Service Reserves Challenge was launched are in the attached table. Civil Servants who are Volunteer Reserves (Word Document, 16.96 KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Civil Servants: Reserve Forces (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: This information is not held in the format requested. The number of civil servants identified centrally by the Ministry of Defence as being members of the Volunteer Reserves in each year since the Civil Service Reserves Challenge was launched in October 2014 can be found in the attached table. CS who are members of the Volunteer Reserves (Word Document, 17.43 KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Cyprus: Military Bases (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: Tackling illegal trapping of migratory birds is one of the Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) Administration's top priorities, with the level of trapping constantly under review, together with plans to counter it. The trapping of birds is a widespread issue across the whole of Cyprus with substantial profits made by those who organise and control this activity. Whilst it is not confined to the SBA,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Unmanned Air Vehicles: Accidents (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: All Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) operated by the Armed Forces are controlled from the ground. There have been no recorded accidents involving RAF RPAS at West Wales Airport, Aberporth.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Unmanned Air Vehicles (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: All Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) operated by the Armed Forces are controlled from the ground. The Armed Forces undertake routine flying activity on RPAS at the following locations: UK: Boscombe Down, Wiltshire. Lulworth Cove Traning Area, Dorset. Okehampton Training Area, Dartmoor. Otterburn Training Area, Northumberland. RAF Spadeadam, Cumbria. Royal Naval Air Station, Culdrose....

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Cyprus: Military Bases (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: Since November 2014, 95 acres of acacia have been removed from Special Areas of Conservation in the Sovereign Base Areas (SBA). In addition, the SBA Administration has been pursuing other means of acacia removal beyond physical tree cutting, including destroying 5.8km of irrigation piping used to promote growth of acacia on the Cape Pyla Ranges in the Dhekelia SBA. We plan to remove further...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Brexit (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: The Government will continue to adopt a responsible approach to understanding how the UK's decision to leave the European Union will affect policies and services. The Ministry of Defence is working closely with the Department for Exiting the European Union to understand the implications and opportunities arising from EU Exit, in so far as it affects Defence. This work will continue to include...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Burma: Military Aid (16 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: The Secretary of State took the decision to suspend our educational training courses provided to the Burmese military on 19 September, in light of the ongoing violence in Burma's Rakhine State, the growing humanitarian crisis it has caused, and our deep concern about the human rights abuses that are taking place. The UN Security Council has made clear that the Burmese must take immediate...


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