Results 161–180 of 4926 for speaker:Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: US Air Force: Accidents (3 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Under the Accident Investigation Framework agreed between the UK and the US, the US authorities would be responsible for conducting an investigation into an accident in the UK involving a US military aircraft. The US authorities would liaise with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) during the investigation, and the findings of the investigation would be made available to the MOD.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: US Air Force: Lincolnshire (3 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: There are no plans to open a dialogue regarding routine training flights by United States Air Force aircraft over South Lincolnshire, as such flights are conducted in accordance with UK Military Aviation Authority flying regulations.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia: Military Aid (1 Jul 2019)

Mark Lancaster: All training provided in the UK or in Saudi Arabia by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces, National Guard (SANG), and Saudi MOD - supports and encourages compliance with International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Details of all training provided since March 2015 is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Recruitment (27 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Medical entry standards are set for the three Services by the Joint Medical Group and are regularly reviewed by occupational physicians from all three Services. They are contained within the Joint Service Manual of Medical Fitness, to which I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 4 June 2019, to Question 257486 to the right hon. Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire (Stephen Crabb), which...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Care Leavers (27 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The number of new Army recruits subject to a care order in financial year 2018-19 was 22. Information is not held centrally for the previous years as this preceded the new Defence Recruiting System. Once recruits have joined the Army, information on those subject to care orders is retained at a local level to ensure and appropriate duty of care is discharged by the chain of command and unit...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Forth (26 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Royal Navy maintains a permanent presence in the South Atlantic. For reasons of safeguarding national security, we do not discuss the detail of such operations or of future programmes, as this would or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Yemen: Armed Conflict (25 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Whilst we judge that the level of cross-border activity is declining, given the nature of rocket attacks, which are of varying calibres, it is not possible to provide any reliable estimate.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia: Terrorism (25 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The media have reported there being 26 casualties as a result of strikes on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport on 12 June 2019, and we have no reason to dispute this figure.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: World War I: Anniversaries (25 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Royal Navy provided support to the Orkney Islands Council 'Scapa 100' commemorative events on 21 June 2019. The commemorations remembered the fifteen German lives lost as a result of the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet on 21 June 1919. Ceremonial dives were conducted by Royal Navy and German Navy divers to place wreaths on SMS DRESDEN. Royal Navy and German Navy representatives...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Estonia: Air Force (25 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: For the 2019 Operation AZOTIZE deployment to undertake Baltic Air Policing in Estonia, the RAF Typhoon detachment have launched Quick Reaction Alert on nine separate days.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Marines: Persian Gulf (20 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: We have a permanent presence in the Gulf in support of the strong bilateral relations across the region and the UK National Strategy for Maritime Security. We have no plans to send a Royal Marines task group but will continue with the existing exercise programme and deployment of Short Term Training Teams.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: National Security (19 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence, as part of wider Government, keeps threats and potential threats under constant review using a wide range of information sources including research.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Belize: Military Aid (19 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The British Army Training Support Unit Belize is not offered to other nations for their use, but the Army does seek to facilitate any requests for such use that may be made. Within the last year, the United States, the Netherlands and Norway have used the facilities. Currently, the same three nations are planning to train there in the coming year.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Small Businesses: Cybercrime (19 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence is not directly responsible for protecting Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) from cyber threats. We do take an interest in their security status and assess their capabilities as part of the contracting process. This is done as part of the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP), which provides communications and awareness products and activities on cyber...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Brunei: Military Aid (18 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The UK Armed Forces do not second personnel to the Brunei Armed Forces but do maintain 34 posts in the UK's Royal Brunei Armed Forces Loan Service Team, 29 of which are currently filled. All Loan Service personnel wear Royal Brunei Armed Forces uniform. The role of the Loan Service Team includes support for training and instruction, administration, dental services and concept development.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Bahrain: HMS Jufair (18 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The UK Naval Support Facility in the Kingdom of Bahrain demonstrates our strong and enduring bilateral relationship. It supports our deployed naval force in the Gulf, providing maritime security for Bahrain, the wider region, and the global economy. The capability is split into three broad categories: accommodation, welfare, and technical. It provides appropriate levels of real-life support...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Intelligence Services: Detainees (17 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Paragraphs 15 and 22 of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) policy on the passing or receipt of intelligence relating to detained or captured persons remain in effect. As the Secretary of State for Defence stated in the House on 20 May 2019 (Official Report, column 504), the MOD will review its internal policy in the light of any updated guidance received from the Investigatory Powers Commissioner....

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Intelligence Services: Detainees (17 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Ministry of Defence (MOD) policy on the passing or receipt of intelligence relating to detained or captured persons is accurate and is a true reflection of the provisions of the overarching Consolidated Guidance under which it sits. MOD policy and activity in this area is compliant with both domestic and international law. As the Secretary of State for Defence stated in the House on 20 May...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Centre of Excellence for Human Security (13 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Centre of Excellence is currently the subject of a feasibility study which will provide Ministers with options on timings, scope and costs. At this stage, no decision has been made on when the Centre of Excellence will begin operation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Centre of Excellence for Human Security (13 Jun 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Centre of Excellence will work to help the UK military and its international partners better integrate UN Security Council Resolutions linked to human security into military planning and conduct of operations. The Centre is currently the subject of a feasibility study which will provide Ministers with options on timings, scope and costs. At this stage, no decision has been made on when...


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