Results 41–60 of 300 for national service speaker:Andrew Murrison

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: LGBT Veterans Independent Review (29 Feb 2024)

Andrew Murrison: Of the remaining 23 recommendations, eight are for Defence, including the recommendations for a financial award. 12 of the recommendations are for the National Health Service, while the Office for Veterans’ Affairs is leading on the three recommendations for a memorial. The Government is committed to maintaining the momentum of the Review and continues to work at pace on the outstanding...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: National Service (28 Feb 2024)

Andrew Murrison: The Defence purpose is to protect the people of the United Kingdom, prevent conflict, and be ready to fight our enemies. To support this, the Services offer their recruits high-quality training, both vocational and in softer skills such as teamwork and the ability to function under pressure. These recruits are volunteers, however, and the Government has no current plans to reintroduce...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment (15 Feb 2024)

Andrew Murrison: The Armed Forces recruit nationally and do not operate a specific policy of increasing recruitment from particular geographic areas. Armed Forces Career Offices are spread across the UK, including in Northern Ireland, and continue to provide core support to the Armed Forces’ national recruiting activities. The geographic footprint of Armed Forces Career Offices across the UK is complemented...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Candidates ( 8 Feb 2024)

Andrew Murrison: ...Regular and Reserve Serving personnel may not accept membership of any local authority or allow themselves to be nominated for election to any such body, without the permission of Defence. National Elections Regular Armed Forces personnel and members of the Reserve Forces when serving on a full-time service commitment must apply for permission to retire voluntarily or resign or be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: LGBT+ People ( 6 Feb 2024)

Andrew Murrison: Defence is proud of all our LGBT+ military and civilian personnel, and the significant contribution they make to ensure national security, support our national interests, and safeguard our prosperity. It is essential to Defence operational effectiveness that we build a more inclusive and diverse organisation to achieve a stronger, healthier, and more resilient workforce and maximise the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment (12 Jan 2024)

Andrew Murrison: The single Services have provided the following information. Royal Navy (RN) Regular Officer roles require UCAS points. Exceptions to this are specialist roles, e.g. medical, dental, nursing and meteorology roles, which do not require UCAS points, but have a variety of specialist degree requirements. Engineering Officer roles require both UCAS points and specific degree requirements. ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: LGBT+ People (20 Dec 2023)

Andrew Murrison: Defence is proud of all our LGBT+ military and civilian personnel, and the significant contribution they make to ensure national security, support our national interests, and safeguard our prosperity. It is essential to Defence operational effectiveness that we build a more inclusive and diverse organisation to achieve a stronger, healthier, and more resilient workforce and maximise the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Employment Schemes (20 Dec 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...; local communications from Top Level Budget business area talent leads; engagement with staff networks, including the growing Women’s and Race Networks; and information sessions as part of National Inclusion and Learning at Work weeks. Selection utilised fair, open and merit-based recruitment principles. Best practice for attracting diverse talent included anonymised applications and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Higher Education (20 Dec 2023)

Andrew Murrison: .... A number of educational establishments deliver qualifications aligned to employment in the Armed Forces as well as signposting Armed Forces employment through their Careers and Employability Services. Defence also utilises its educational partnerships to upskill Armed Forces personnel with Further or Higher qualifications for the benefit of Defence outputs. These arrangements range...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Annual Report 2023. (18 Dec 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...Armed Forces carry out. Around the world they work with our allies to defend the global community and support vital humanitarian work. At home they protect our borders, provide military aid to our national communities, and lead epoch-defining state ceremonial events including Their Majesties’ Coronations. More than ever, our Armed Forces community is central to our national life and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Apprentices (15 Dec 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...into the Armed Forces are offered an apprenticeship in conjunction with their trade training, demonstrating that apprenticeships are entirely aligned with the requirements of the role. The Civil Service aligns their apprenticeship offer to the annual Strategic Workforce Plan and in collaboration with the Heads of Professions. Defence ensures its apprenticeships are suited to the needs of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Mathematics (15 Dec 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...and qualifications of personnel whilst in Armed Forces employment. Functional Skills (FS) underpin the practical approach embodied in military training and complements the day-to-day work of Service personnel. Defence has adopted FS qualifications as the accredited measures of literacy and numeracy skills for all Service personnel accessing in-Service literacy and numeracy provision....

LGBT Veterans Independent Review (13 Dec 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...to Lord Etherton’s LGBT veterans independent review. The treatment of those armed forces personnel perceived to be LGBT between 1967 and 2000 has long been a stain on the conscience of the nation. Last year, this Government asked Lord Etherton to conduct a review into the impact of the historic ban on homosexuality in Defence. Following the call for evidence, the inquiry received 1,128...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Cost of Living ( 6 Dec 2023)

Andrew Murrison: In 2022, a £150 contribution in lieu of council tax rebate for Service personnel replicated the national civilian council tax rebate. HM Treasury contributed circa £5 million, whilst the Ministry of Defence funded the delivery costs which amounted to circa £30,000. As there is no national council tax rebate scheme this year, we will not be repeating it for Service personnel.

Nuclear Test Veterans: Medical Records — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (28 Nov 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...is hiding files, presumably under consecutive Governments, is curious. To answer the hon. Member for Salford and Eccles, I am not aware that medical records or test results have been withheld for national security reasons. I have asked again, and it has been confirmed, that the Atomic Weapons Establishment does not hold medical records for any former service personnel. It does, however,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Civil Servants (20 Nov 2023)

Andrew Murrison: Statistics on Civil Service employment by Department and agency are published by the Office for National Statistics on gov.uk at the following link: www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/public sectorpersonnel/datasets/publicsectoremploymentreferencetabl e Statistics for Defence and its agencies can be found at Table 9 for each quarter. It is important to note that the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Recruitment (13 Nov 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...and driving improvement activities. Defence has adopted almost all the recommendations from the Defence Committee’s 2021 report into Women in the Armed Forces, having tested them with the Service Women’s Networks – and in many cases taking them further. A further progress update will be provided to the Defence Committee on 14 November 2023. Notable recent progress includes: In...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Training (13 Nov 2023)

Andrew Murrison: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the largest single deliverer of apprenticeships in the UK, with over 22,000 personnel engaged on a nationally recognised apprenticeship programme at any one time. This is widely publicised through the UCAS and Find and Apprentice websites, Apprenticeship in Action videos, Education and Skills Funding Agency webinars, television adverts, sponsoring National...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: HIV Infection (20 Oct 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...its impact, prognosis, and treatment. Recent policy changes in civil aviation were considered in the formulation of the policy regarding HIV and the Aircrew profession, which was endorsed by a tri-Service committee comprised of medical specialists. The Chief Medical Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority and the Senior Medical Officer of the National Air Traffic Control Service are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment (13 Sep 2023)

Andrew Murrison: To be eligible to apply to join the UK Armed Forces an individual must be British (British Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Overseas Territory Citizen, British National (Overseas) Citizen, British Protected Person or British Subject), Irish or a Commonwealth Citizen. This can be as a sole or dual national. The British Army is also home to the Brigade of Gurkhas who are from Nepal. ...


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