Results 61–80 of 300 for national service speaker:Andrew Murrison

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment (12 Sep 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...join the Army as a commissioned Officer, applicants require 72 UCAS points from a maximum of three subjects (four for Scottish Highers, excluding General Studies) with a minimum of two subjects at National Level 3 (excluding AS Levels) or National or International equivalent. In the Royal Navy, the number of UCAS points required can be adjusted to meet service need and varies for some...

Veterans: Handforth ( 6 Sep 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...on where we are with the two commissioned reviews, which will improve matters as part of the process I described. In the meantime, we have invested £40 million to digitally transform veterans’ services and phase out paper, which is so much impeding the quality of the service we want to offer our veterans. We are introducing online verification, which will make it much quicker and easier...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Disability ( 6 Sep 2023)

Andrew Murrison: In January 2022, the High Court declared the National Disability Strategy (NDS) was unlawful because the UK Disability Survey, which informed it, was held to be a voluntary consultation that failed to comply with the legal requirements on public consultations The Ministry of Defence (MOD) had five commitments included in the National Disability Strategy. These included: 1. By September...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Loneliness (25 Jul 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...loneliness and isolation, provided by the Chain of Command, welfare, pastoral, and medical staff. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) also works closely with the Office for Veterans' Affairs (OVA), National Health Service, and the Service charity sector. In 2021, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust awarded 60 grants of £70,000 to various projects across the UK, under the Tackling Loneliness...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Children ( 3 Jul 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...towards all recruits seriously, in particular those under 18 years of age. We have robust, effective and independently verified safeguards in place to ensure that under-18s are cared for properly. Service personnel aged under 18 are not deployed on hostile operations outside the UK or on any operations where they could be exposed to hostilities. All new recruits, regardless of age, can...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant: Publicity (29 Jun 2023)

Andrew Murrison: Defence has a network of Defence Relationship Management National Account Managers and Regional Employer Engagement Directors who promote the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant to the employers they work with. They also help organisations through the process of devising their bespoke pledges and arranging signing events. The Government has met its manifesto commitment to strengthen the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Radiation Exposure (27 Jun 2023)

Andrew Murrison: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not collect or hold data monitoring the fertility of veterans. Since 1948, it has been the policy of successive Governments that the National Health Service in England and the Devolved Administrations is responsible for healthcare provision for veterans. The MOD does hold War Disablement Pension files which are created when an individual is either medically...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces (20 Jun 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...medical and welfare systems that offer support for those in need, provided by the Chain of Command, medical staff, welfare and pastoral staff. The Ministry of Defence also works closely with the National Health Service, the Defence Medical Services, Service charities, third parties and the single Services to provide 24-hour mental health services accessible for all Armed Forces personnel....

Service Family Accommodation: Maintenance (19 Jun 2023)

Andrew Murrison: ...introduced early last year does just that. If he will forgive me, I may just come on to describe what that might mean, or has meant, in a few moments. The day-to-day management and maintenance of service housing has, since early last year, been through FDIS, and it has been contracted out to three separate contractors: Amey in the central and northern regions; VIVO in the south-east and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Surveys (19 Jun 2023)

Andrew Murrison: The latest Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS) was published on 1 June 2023. The survey has held National Statistics status since 2013, which means it meets the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality, and value. AFCAS utilises a stratified sample by Service and rank, which helps to ensure sufficient representation. Segmenting the data by different demographic variables...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Day (12 Jun 2023)

Andrew Murrison: Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) assesses and distributes grants totalling £375,000 per annum to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Personal Records (21 Apr 2023)

Andrew Murrison: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has access to the records of all service personnel who have served in the UK armed forces. From 1972 onwards the information is held electronically by the MOD, either in the DPRR (data preservation repository reporting) or in the Joint Personnel Administration System. This equates to approximately 2.1 million records. Prior to 1972 the MOD holds an index of all...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Pay (17 Apr 2023)

Andrew Murrison: The increase, as a percentage, for the national living wage (NLW) rate, the amount the Civil Service (CS) pay remit permitted, and the overall award which the Ministry of Defence (MOD) implemented in each year since 2016 is presented in the table below: Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 NLW Increase 7.45% 4.17% 4.4% 4.85% 6.21% 2.18% 6.62% 9.68% CS Remit...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: British National (Overseas) (12 Jan 2023)

Andrew Murrison: There are no UK residency requirements for immigration purposes including for British National (Overseas) citizens when applying to join the UK Armed Forces. However, the Armed Forces are subject to National Security Vetting rules for which there are UK residency requirements. These vary depending on the Service and role applied for. Any applicants who have lived outside the UK prior to their...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Radicalism (21 Dec 2022)

Andrew Murrison: .... All Defence staff, including members of the Armed Forces, are prohibited from membership of proscribed organisations. Staff are permitted to join non-proscribed groups if it is compatible with service values and standards, in line with an individual’s rights to exercise their freedom of opinion and expression. This ensures that the Armed Forces are able to continue to recruit and...

Afghanistan: Independent Inquiry (15 Dec 2022)

Andrew Murrison: I rise again with a sense of trepidation, Madam Deputy Speaker, acknowledging the hon. Gentleman’s service in Afghanistan. The point that he has made has been made before. I think it was made when we covered some of this ground back in July. He will know the way that this part of our armed forces operates and the difficulties and constraints under which they operate. We are going through...

Defence: Cost of Living: Veterans (12 Dec 2022)

Andrew Murrison: ...a total of 5,323 disability cost of living payments of £150 to veterans who are in receipt of a qualifying Ministry of Defence disability benefit. Over the past six months, the Veterans Welfare Service has assisted a total of 6,363 veterans with claims. The Veterans UK helpline has answered a total of 29,922 calls. To be clear, veterans—as civilians—are entitled to the same cost of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Disability Aids ( 2 Dec 2022)

Andrew Murrison: The responsibility for veterans' healthcare, including the provision of specialist wheelchairs and orthotic equipment, is primarily the responsibility of the National Health Service in England and the Devolved Administrations. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has not made an assessment of changing MOD policy to allow veterans to access specialist wheelchairs and other orthotic equipment through...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Identity Cards (28 Nov 2022)

Andrew Murrison: The Veterans Recognition Card provides a memento of Service and maintains a tangible link to the Armed Forces. It is also one of the ways that veterans can verify their service to help access public and charitable sector services and support, but possession of a card is not a prerequisite to do so. Veterans are civilians and are entitled to the same cost of living support offered by the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Energy (28 Nov 2022)

Andrew Murrison: ...providing specific support for disabled people this autumn through the Disability Cost of Living payment. Veterans are civilians and are entitled to the same cost of living support offered by the National, Local, and Devolved Governments wherever they reside, in common with the general population. This includes the Energy Price Guarantee, Cost of Living payments, and Council Tax rebate...


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