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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Deployment (5 Nov 2019)

Mark Lancaster: All deployments and situations are different, because of this it would be very difficult to create a defined list of criteria to cover every scenario. Missions can also change over time, for example a deployment to provide humanitarian aid could escalate to civil unrest and the military need to be able to quickly and flexibly respond to those situations.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Honours (5 Nov 2019)

Mark Lancaster: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 05 November 2019. The correct answer should have been: The Government is committed to ensuring that the honours system is fully representative of UK society. The proportion of women and people from ethnic minorities receiving recognition on each honours list is available on GOV.UK, and a breakdown of ethnicities of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Honours (5 Nov 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Government is committed to ensuring that the honours system is fully representative of UK society. The proportion of women and people from ethnic minorities receiving recognition on each honours list is available on GOV.UK, and a breakdown of ethnicities of recipients is published on the Ethnicity Facts and Figures website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia: Military Aid (4 Nov 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The 1964 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia governs the British Military Mission to the Saudi Arabian National Guard. This is a confidential agreement between two sovereign states which the United Kingdom Government is unable to publish without the permission of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are not prepared to authorise...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia: Military Aid (4 Nov 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The British Military Mission provides a variety of training to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, including occasional internal security training which includes a public order element. The British Military Mission provides training in appropriate and proportionate use of force, the rules of engagement, human rights compliance and de-escalation procedures in line with the principles of Her...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia: Military Aid (4 Nov 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The British Military Mission to Saudi Arabia do not advise the Saudi National Guard on operations in Yemen.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Turkey: Guided Weapons (31 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence has spoken to NATO counterparts on various occasions about a range of topics, most recently at the NATO Defence Ministerial meeting on 24-25 October. The UK has repeatedly raised concerns at Ministerial and official level about the Turkish purchase of S-400 missiles.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Turkey: Guided Weapons (31 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence has raised our concern about Turkey's acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile system with both our Turkish and wider NATO counterparts. Turkey is a valued NATO Ally, on the front line of some of the UK and the Alliance's most difficult security challenges. Defence equipment procurement decisions are for individual nations, but all NATO...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Training (31 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Defence has developed a prudent standby package of Defence personnel to support the civil authorities on a range of tasks if required. There are no plans to utilise military personnel for public order following Brexit and the Armed Forces have not undertaken urban training exercises in preparation for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. Defence routinely conducts training and exercising in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU Defence Policy (31 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The UK continues to conduct its defence policy according to its own priorities and to assess EU capability development initiatives on that basis. For example, the UK decided not to join Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). The Government has said that it may wish to participate in some EU capability development projects as part of the future partnership, on a voluntary and case-by-case...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU Defence Policy (31 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD) is a stocktake of EU Member State plans for defence spending and capability development. Non-EU countries do not participate. The UK will, however, continue to call for full coherence between CARD and NATO's Defence Planning Process to avoid unnecessary duplication and to address issues of common interest such as interoperability of military forces.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU Defence Policy (31 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Government has made clear that EU defence initiatives should be: coherent with NATO requirements; available to NATO; and have the fullest participation of non-EU NATO Allies. Where these conditions are met, the UK can support the development of EU tools such as Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). The UK has not joined PESCO as an EU Member State, but has expressed an interest in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: European Defence Fund (31 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The UK/EU Political Declaration states that the UK and the EU will consider UK industry participation in European Defence Fund programmes in order to facilitate interoperability and to promote joint effectiveness of our armed forces.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: NATO: Open Skies Treaty (31 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence has raised this with his US counterpart and senior Government officials have also done so with theirs. We have also discussed this with other NATO Allies. In our representations we have emphasised that we believe the Treaty remains a valuable Confidence and Security Building Measure which contributes to military transparency and reducing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Falkland Islands: Armed Forces (31 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Within the last twelve months, no military personnel have been recalled from the Falklands to assist with preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Arctic: Diplomatic Relations (29 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: None. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon is Minister for the Polar Regions and is supported by the Head of the Foreign and Commonwealth's Polar Regions Department. The Government has consistently noted that such an Ambassador to the Arctic would not add significant value to existing structures and roles currently in place, nor justify the additional costs.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Iraq: Military Aid (29 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The UK has a persistent partnership with Iraq. We are committed to supporting the Iraqi Security Forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga in countering the threat from Daesh. Together with Iraq, we have a shared aim of ensuring Daesh's enduring defeat, in addition to a long-term commitment to stabilisation of the country. Our efforts to support a stable and prosperous Iraq are vital to UK national...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aid: Training (29 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: All training offered to foreign military personnel is provided in accordance with an Overseas Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) assessment, which will evaluate the risk of the training being used in a way that is not in line with human rights and British values. Participation in UK training exposes personnel from other countries to UK values and standards and helps to promote concepts of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Fisheries (28 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: As the hon. Member will be aware, fishery protection is a devolved responsibility, therefore within Scottish waters it is the responsibility of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency. The Royal Navy does not maintain vessels exclusively employed for fishery patrol activities; however, it does have and operate River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), which conduct fishery patrol tasking...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Weapons (28 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: I can reassure the hon. Member that the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent is fully compliant and compatible with our international legal obligations.


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