Results 81–100 of 4927 for speaker:Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Bomb Disposal: Northern Ireland (1 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Data for the period 1 January 2019 to 1 July 2019 can be found below: Month Total Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) Tasks Total Conventional Munition Disposal (CMD)Tasks January 21 3 February 19 3 March 17 4 April 31 5 May 16 6 June 24 7 Total 128 28

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Civil Disorder (30 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence has been working across Government, including with the Home Office and the National Police Chiefs' Council, to ensure that Government is adequately prepared for the range of YELLOWHAMMER Planning Assumptions. The maintenance of public order is the responsibility of the police. There are no plans to utilise military personnel in the event of civil unrest in the event of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Hercules Aircraft (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The increased resource position provided by the most recent planning round meets Defence requirements. Decisions on the number of resourced crews beyond that date have not been finalised and will be undertaken as part of normal budgetary cycles. This process considers and prioritises safety above all other enhancements.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Military Bases (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Many ships and submarines are theoretically capable of carrying nuclear weapons. Information regarding all visits to the UK by any nation's vessels over the last ten years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Information Warfare (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: 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. 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...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Syria: Armed Conflict (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The UK was not a party to the agreement to establish de-escalation zones in Syria made by Russia, Turkey and Iran in 2017. We are gravely concerned by the ongoing military action by Russia and the Syrian regime in Idlib, including strikes which have hit civilian infrastructure. All parties should respect the de-escalation zone and agreed ceasefire, abide by their obligations under...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Brexit (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Local government plays a vital role in preparing the country to be fully ready for Brexit on 31 October. We have stepped up our preparedness significantly and speak regularly to councils and partners, including through the Local Government Brexit Delivery Board and a network of nine regional chief executives. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government leads this engagement....

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: World War II: Military Decorations (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: We have enormous admiration and respect for the unique contribution and sacrifice made by Bomber Command aircrew which has been recognised in various ways. Bomber Command aircrew serving after 5 June 1944 (the end date for award of the Air Crew Europe Star) were given recognition for their service in the form of the France and Germany Star. Subsequently, in his independent Medals Review in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Schools (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Armed Forces only visit schools and colleges when they have been invited to support activities. No visits to schools by the Armed Forces are directly linked to recruitment, other than specific careers/jobs fairs which generally involve a range of employers. While presentations may be given highlighting the careers available in the Armed Forces, no pupil is able to make a commitment to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The number of civilian and military personnel based in the UK and Saudi Arabia who were employed by the Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project (SANGCOM) and the Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Projects (MODSAP) on 1 April 2019 is shown below. The Saudi Arabian Government reimburses the UK Ministry of Defence for these staff costs and there is, therefore, no cost to the UK...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia: Military Aid (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The expenditure of the Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project (SANGCOM) is recovered from the Saudi Arabian Government, but SANGCOM operates under a separate Memorandum of Understanding from Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Project (MODSAP), under which the details of such recoveries are confidential to the two Governments. The expenditure by the MODSAP in financial year...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Peacekeeping Operations: Afghanistan (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Department currently has no plans to conduct an inquiry into the causes and effects of the Afghanistan operation. Following the conclusion of Operation Herrick in 2014, the Army conducted a thorough internal review. We remain focused on supporting the Government of Afghanistan as part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Borders: Northern Ireland (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence has no plans to deploy any additional military personnel to Northern Ireland, nor have we received any requests from other Government Departments or civil authorities to support policing on the Irish border.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Northern Ireland (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Army is continually evaluating its structures to ensure they are optimised for delivering Defence outputs, including those in Northern Ireland. Ministry of Defence officials maintain a regular dialogue with the Northern Ireland Office on these issues.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Reserve Forces: Northern Ireland (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence allocates funding for estate management to the Council of Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Associations (RFCA) through a Delivery Board where the Defence Infrastructure Organisation with the Front Line Commands engage with RFCAs and monitor expenditure across the UK. Funds are allocated to RFCA for specific tasks, and delivery of these projects is tracked by the Board.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Exercises: Plymouth (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 (REPPIR) place a statutory duty on Plymouth City Council (PCC) to prepare and test an off-site emergency plan for the Devonport site. Previous tests of the off-site plan have been conducted during Exercise Short Sermon, with the frequency and timing of the exercise being agreed between PCC, the Ministry of Defence...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: World War II: Prisoners of War (6 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Government and the nation continue to recognise and be thankful for all those who served in the Far East Campaign during the Second World War. We recognise the sacrifices made and the horrors to which our personnel were subjected. We are committed to ensuring that ex-Prisoners of War from the Far East Campaign remain in the public consciousness as much as those who served in other...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army (5 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: 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....

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary (5 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The table below shows the Royal Fleet Auxiliary's workforce requirement, by rank and rate, as at 1 April 2019. I am withholding the strength figures as their disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. RANK REQUIREMENT Commodore 2 Captain 53 Chief Officer 87 First Officer 125 Second Officer...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Persian Gulf (3 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The UK, along with the US and other allies is now participating in an International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) under a new mandate to mitigate the immediate threat to maritime shipping in the Gulf. This is not part of the Common Security & Defence Policy Framework. The UK continues to be part of on-going conversations with international allies including European partners and the US on...


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