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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army (18 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: The Military strength of Headquarters Home Command was around 50 as of July 2018. The Military strength of Headquarters Field Army was around 120 as of July 2018. Notes: These figures are single service estimates and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics. For presentational purposes the figures have been rounded to improve the clarity of output and convey an appropriate...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army (18 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: More time is required to provide the information requested. When it is available, I will write to the hon. Member and place a copy in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Reserve Forces: Recruitment (18 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: Capita does hold a register of Army Reserve units. Where candidates initiate an application to join the Reserves through the National Recruitment Centre they are matched with a unit based on the candidates' location and declared role preference. While there are no Reservist units dedicated solely to recruitment, all Reserve units play a central role in attracting and nurturing candidates and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Reserve Forces: Recruitment (18 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence does not publish monthly intake of trained and untrained reservists but does publish a rolling 12 month total every three months. This can be found on gov.uk.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia: Cluster Munitions (17 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: Saudi Arabia has made a commitment that it will not use BL-755 cluster munitions, which the UK welcomes. The Saudi Government is nevertheless aware that we would be willing to assist with the disposal of any remaining stocks. The UK also continues to encourage Saudi Arabia, as well as other non-parties, to accede to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Syria: Military Intervention (17 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: The Director General Defence Safety Authority has convened a Service Inquiry into the causes of the damage to an RAF Hercules C-130J. This is routine when aircraft are damaged beyond economic repair and it would be inappropriate to comment further whilst investigations are ongoing. I can however, confirm that no Service personnel were seriously injured.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Gurkhas: Pensions (17 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: To be eligible for the Gurkha Offer to Transfer (GOTT) in 2007/8, a Gurkha had to have served in the Army on or after 1 July 1997. The service credits applied under the GOTT to service pre-July 1997 were based on actuarial assumptions calculated by the Government Actuary's Department and accepted by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). This is normal practice across the public services for those...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nigeria: Military Aid (17 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: Assistance provided by the Ministry of Defence to the Nigerian security forces is focussed on Nigerian efforts to counter the threat of terrorism in the North East of the country. The Ministry of Defence does not provide support specifically targeted at tackling the violence in the Middle Belt.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nigeria: Military Aid (17 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: Assistance provided by the Ministry of Defence to the Nigerian security forces is focused on building capacity to counter the threat of terrorism in the North East of the country.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nigeria: Security (17 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: We continue to monitor transparency and governance within the security forces 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 Assessment guidance.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Expenditure (17 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. A breakdown of defence resources is published annually and is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/defence-department al-resources-index

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Regiment of Scotland (17 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: The units that form the Royal Regiment of Scotland are:The Royal Scots Borderers 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of ScotlandThe Royal Highland Fusiliers 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of ScotlandThe Black Watch 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of ScotlandThe Highlanders 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of ScotlandBalaklava Company, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 5th Battalion The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Regiment of Scotland (17 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: The table below shows the establishment and strength of each battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland: Regimental Duty Establishment Regimental Duty Strength 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland 212 220 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland 567 441 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland 567 460 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland are a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft: Procurement (17 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: The Combat Air Strategy, which the Secretary of State for Defence announced on 21 February 2018 to the Defence Committee, was published on 16 July 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft: Procurement (17 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: In developing the Combat Air Strategy, Ministry of Defence officials have held discussions with a range of European nations, as well as a number of allies and partners from across the globe.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Recruitment (16 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: As advised in the response I provided the hon. Member on 14 June 2018 to Question 152260, information on Social Media advertisements is not held centrally and is provided to the Department by an external contractor. The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Recruitment (16 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: The number of people aged 15, 16 and 17 who applied to join the Army in the requested years is shown in the following table: Recruiting Year Age at Contact Number 2015-16 17 7,290 16 6,930 15 3,740 2016-17 17 9,400 16 8,500 15 4,980 2017-18 17 7,900 16 7,230 15 4,130 Notes: Data is a single service estimate and not an official statistic, figures for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Germany: Armed Forces (16 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: On current plans there will be approximately 140 UK defence personnel based at NATO Headquarters and installations in Germany after 2019. The exact number will fluctuate due to the routine rotation of personnel, and, in the longer term, the number is also subject to change as part of the ongoing NATO adaptation programme that will affect the distribution of NATO and UK personnel across the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Russia: Football (16 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister said, England's World Cup campaign has been a great journey that's made the country proud. The Royal Marines are honoured to be associated with the first England team to reach the final four in 28 years and we are all very proud of what they achieved.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary (16 Jul 2018)

Mark Lancaster: As part of the enduring commitment to Atlantic Patrol Tasking (North), Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ships continue to provide active support to counter-narcotic operations with the US Coast Guard. RFA ships may have undertaken additional support to such activity elsewhere To obtain specific details of all counter-narcotic operations would require examination of individual ship records and can...


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