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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Cyber-Warfare Defence (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: We take cyber-attacks very seriously and are aware of the increasing threats. As part of the defence cyber programme, we are investing £265 million in a programme of cyber-vulnerability investigations for military equipment, building a new £40 million cyber-security operations centre, and ensuring that our people are fully equipped to meet the cyber challenge.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Cyber-Warfare Defence (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: I was in Ukraine quite recently, and the right hon. Gentleman makes a powerful point. That is precisely why this has to be a cross-Government effort, and why we are spending some £1.9 billion on our national cyber-security strategy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Cyber-Warfare Defence (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: I was in my hon. Friend’s constituency quite recently at GCHQ, looking at the joint work that the MOD and GCHQ are carrying out together. He makes a reasonable point. That is why we are determined to invest in a career structure for cyber specialists, and we will be opening the defence cyber school at the Defence Academy at Shrivenham in January 2018.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Cyber-Warfare Defence (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: Let us be absolutely clear: there are limits on what we can discuss in this Chamber, and I think the hon. Lady will recognise that. In this age of constant competition, this country is under constant attack from both state and non-state actors, and this is a defence capability in which we are determined to continue to invest.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Cyber-Warfare Defence (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: I certainly agree that this is not a binary choice. Indeed, perhaps it is more of a digital choice, as we look further on in the 21st century. That is why it is absolutely right that we are carrying out the national security and capability review, because as the threats intensify across the spectrum, we have to invest in those things.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Cyber-Warfare Defence (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving me the opportunity to say that I did not hear that profile yesterday because I was at the 100th anniversary of Cambrai—the first use of the tank—in France, and a marvellous event it was, too. He makes a reasonable point, and I can only refer him to some of the comments I have made during this question about investment and how...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Lethal Autonomous Weapons (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: The MOD continuously monitors developments and challenges arising from emerging weapon technology, including increasingly automated weapons systems. The UK considers the UN convention on certain conventional weapons to be the right forum in which to discuss lethal autonomous weapons systems, and welcomes the progress made in Geneva by the group of government experts earlier this month.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Lethal Autonomous Weapons (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: My understanding is that there is no international agreement on what an autonomous weapons system is, which is precisely why calls for, for example, pre-emptive bans would be inappropriate at this point. The task in hand is absolutely to get an internationally agreed definition, and we believe that the UN CCW is the right forum in which to do so.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Lethal Autonomous Weapons (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: We will definitely always need an Army.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Operation Sophia (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: The UK has been involved in the European Union’s Operation Sophia in the central Mediterranean since its start in June 2015. Since then, Royal Navy vessels have saved over 12,500 lives and over 500 smuggling vessels have been destroyed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Operation Sophia (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: We routinely assess our contribution against the operation’s core objectives. We recognise that it has not prevented the flow of migrants, but it has lessened the ability of smugglers to operate in international waters, and forms just one part of a wider Government strategy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (27 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: My hon. Friend will be aware that at the Warsaw summit in 2016, NATO committed itself to responding to Russian belligerence through enhanced defence, deterrence and dialogue. I am delighted to have been able to visit our armoured battlegroup in Estonia this summer. About 800 personnel are delivering the enhanced forward presence, together with the Royal Air Force, which has already supported...

Opposition Day - [4TH Allotted Day]: Armed Forces Pay (1 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day - [4TH Allotted Day]: Armed Forces Pay (1 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Opposition Day - [4TH Allotted Day]: Armed Forces Pay (1 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: rose—

Opposition Day - [4TH Allotted Day]: Armed Forces Pay (1 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: rose—

Opposition Day - [4TH Allotted Day]: Armed Forces Pay (1 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: rose—

Opposition Day - [4TH Allotted Day]: Armed Forces Pay (1 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: Of course people join the armed forces and people leave—that is the nature of any job and the nature of the armed forces—but to be absolutely clear, over the past three years the numbers in the reserves has increased, not decreased.

Opposition Day - [4TH Allotted Day]: Armed Forces Pay (1 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: rose—

Opposition Day - [4TH Allotted Day]: Armed Forces Pay (1 Nov 2017)

Mark Lancaster: I am now feeling guilty for not giving way to the hon. Member for Harrow West (Gareth Thomas). He makes a very reasonable point. I am very pleased with the progress we have made with the credit unions, but there is always more we can do. I will look into this point, and write to the hon. Gentleman.


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