Results 1–20 of 373 for speaker:Leo Docherty

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Northern Ireland (18 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: It is taking time to collate the information needed to answer the hon. Member's question. I will write to him when it is available, and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Radicalism (17 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not tolerate extremism of any kind and it is not compatible with the values and standards of our Armed Forces. We continue to be vigilant and are determined to take early action to confront and challenge such behaviours when they occur, including ensuring that referrals are made to the appropriate authorities. The MOD adheres to the Home Office Prevent...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Freedom of Information (17 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: No, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not operate a red, amber and green rating system for categorising Freedom of Information requests according to their presentational sensitivity. The MOD endeavours to process all requests on receipt within the prescribed timelines under the FOIA legislation, regardless of the subject or sensitivity of the request.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Courts Martial (15 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: The military courts fulfil an important function in administering justice when Service personnel are alleged to have committed any of the service offences in the Armed Forces Act 2006, wherever in the world those offences are said to have occurred. They are a major contributor to the maintenance of discipline which underpins the operational effectiveness of the Armed Forces. Anyone convicted...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Counter-terrorism (14 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: The Ministry of Defence does not tolerate extremism of any kind and it is not compatible with the values and standards of our Armed Forces. We continue to be vigilant and are determined to take early action to confront and challenge such behaviours when they occur, including ensuring that referrals are made to the appropriate authorities. Referrals to PREVENT from across the Armed Forces,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces (14 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: There are fewer than 20 personnel within their final year of service currently deployed with the Carrier Strike Group, the majority of whom have volunteered to participate in all or part of this exciting and professionally rewarding deployment. These personnel should not be disadvantaged by their deployment and they will undertake their full resettlement training and transition from active...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Injuries (14 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: The table below shows the recorded numbers of UK Armed Forces personnel who suffered a major injury in each Financial Year (FY) from 2011-12 to 2020-21 and who subsequently left their service without medical discharge. Financial Year Personnel 2011-12 551 2012-13 442 2013-14 418 2014-15 523 2015-16 422 2016-17 307 2017-18 227 2018-19 181 2019-20 98 2020-21...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Legal Aid Scheme: Northern Ireland (11 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: It is taking time to collate the information needed to answer the hon. Member's question. I will write to him when it is available, and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Identity Cards (9 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: A veteran does not require a recognition or ID card to prove their status; there are a number of ways an individual veteran, or service provider, can verify someone’s Service and facilitate access to support or discounts such as the Veterans’ Railcard which was made available in November 2020. In addition, a wide range of benefits and discounts provided by the commercial sector can be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals (7 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: The table below provides the number of Armed Forces Personnel with non-UK nationality who have left the Armed Forces in each of the last three years. Table 1: Outflow1 of UK Regulars2 and Gurkhas with a Non UK Nationality 3, 4 Nationality 2018 2019 2020 Non UK 480 360 300 Unknown5 40 130 250 The table below shows the number of years members of the Armed Forces have...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Immigration (7 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: The Secretary of State greatly values the commitment and dedication of all those serving in our armed forces, including those from the Commonwealth and Nepal. He understands the financial impact visa fees have on Non-UK Service Personnel wishing to remain in the UK after their service and that is why he and the Home Secretary launched a public consultation on this issue on 26 May 2021. The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals (7 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: From 1 January 2001 to 31 May 2021, a total of 692 UK Armed Forces personnel have died as a result of a medal earning operation. Of these 39 had a non-UK nationality recorded on the Joint Personnel Administration or Legacy systems. 50 deaths had no nationality recorded therefore the figure presented is a minimum.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals (7 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: The table below provides the number and proportion of Commonwealth nationals in the trained and trade trained Regular Armed Forces as at 1 January 2021, who have served four or more years. Nepal is not a member of the Commonwealth so the data does not include Nepalese citizens including Gurkhas. Table 1: The strength of UK trained and trade trained1 Regulars2 with a Commonwealth3...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Immigration (7 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: The policy proposal outlined in the public consultation seeks to waive the current settlement application cost of £2,389 for Service personnel who have served a minimum of their initial engagement period of 12 years when they leave the UK Armed Forces. The number of non-UK Service personnel leaving at this point in their service varies each year. Until the public consultation closes and a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Staff (3 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: The Ministry of Defence is working with the cross-Government Places for Growth programme to determine relocation plans, and announcements will be made in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Sefton (3 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: The Department provides no Ministry of Defence Civil Service jobs that are located in the towns of Sefton or Southport.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Correspondence (2 Jun 2021)

Leo Docherty: The Government recognises the great importance of the effective and timely handling of correspondence. The Cabinet Office is currently compiling data on the timeliness of responses to Hon. and Rt Hon. Members from Government Departments and Agencies. This data will be released, and made available to Members, in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Day: Scotland (27 May 2021)

Leo Docherty: Armed Forces Day provides the opportunity for the nation as a whole to pay tribute to our British Armed Forces and its supporting community for their hard work, dedication and efforts in assuring the UK's safety and security. Armed Forces Week 2021, including Armed Forces Day itself, is led by Local Authorities and is supported by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), across the whole of the UK. The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Immigration (27 May 2021)

Leo Docherty: The Secretary of State for Defence and the Home Secretary launched the public consultation on settlement fees for non-UK Service personnel yesterday, 26 May 2021. A Written Statement HCWS57 was released to the House. The consultation will run for six weeks and will close on 7 July 2021. Immigration Fees; Public Consultation (docx, 15.2KB)

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Service Complaints Ombudsman’s 2020 Annual Report on the Service Complaints System (27 May 2021)

Leo Docherty: I am pleased to lay before Parliament today the Service Complaints Ombudsman’s Annual Report for 2020 on the fairness, effectiveness and efficiency of the Service complaints system. This report is published by Mariette Hughes – her first as Ombudsman - and covers the fifth year of operation of the reformed Service complaints system and the work of her office in 2020. The findings of...


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