Results 1–20 of 22 for brexit speaker:Mark Lancaster

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Training (31 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: ...a prudent standby package of Defence personnel to support the civil authorities on a range of tasks if required. There are no plans to utilise military personnel for public order following Brexit and the Armed Forces have not undertaken urban training exercises in preparation for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. Defence routinely conducts training and exercising in a range of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Falkland Islands: Armed Forces (31 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Within the last twelve months, no military personnel have been recalled from the Falklands to assist with preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aid: Ports (28 Oct 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence has not placed any additional personnel on standby to provide support to ports throughout the UK for Brexit. However, Defence has developed a prudent standby package of 3,300 Defence personnel who are on standby to support civil authorities on a range of tasks if required.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Civil Disorder (30 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: ...Planning Assumptions. The maintenance of public order is the responsibility of the police. There are no plans to utilise military personnel in the event of civil unrest in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Brexit (9 Sep 2019)

Mark Lancaster: Local government plays a vital role in preparing the country to be fully ready for Brexit on 31 October. We have stepped up our preparedness significantly and speak regularly to councils and partners, including through the Local Government Brexit Delivery Board and a network of nine regional chief executives. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government leads this engagement....

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU Defence Policy (10 Apr 2019)

Mark Lancaster: ...at the UN and consistently providing personnel deployments. We intend to maintain a UK contribution to the Operation in the event of a deal and an implementation period. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, a third country agreement would be required between the UK and EU for UK troops to continue as part of EU missions and operations, including Operation Althea. We have made clear to the EU...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU Defence Policy (10 Apr 2019)

Mark Lancaster: ...and stability of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Under the 'Berlin Plus' arrangements, the EU's Operation Althea has access to NATO assets and capabilities. Berlin Plus arrangements are not affected by Brexit. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK would not be able to continue to contribute to Operation Althea without a third country agreement between the EU and the UK. Therefore, all UK personnel...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Law (19 Feb 2019)

Mark Lancaster: ...in UK Policing doctrine. The Police are responsible for Public Order in the UK and the Ministry of Defence has no plans to utilise military personnel for public order in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Defence remains closely engaged with other Government departments on wider no-deal contingency planning and remains available to support the civil authorities if necessary.

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

Mark Lancaster: Whilst there have been no formal requests for military support in the event of a no deal Brexit, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has engaged with other Government Departments and local authorities. This engagement, including at Cabinet level, has resulted in the development of a package of 3,500 regular and reserve personnel put on standby to support the implementation of 'no deal' contingency...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Civil Disorder (18 Feb 2019)

Mark Lancaster: The maintenance of public order is the responsibility of the police. There are no plans to utilise military personnel for public order in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Brexit (15 Feb 2019)

Mark Lancaster: ...is focused on delivering the Government's most pressing priorities, so it is only sensible that we make use of the resources and expertise we have available to make sure the UK is prepared for all Brexit scenarios on exit day. This includes Departments sharing staff and working together on joint projects. The number of staff being seconded from the Ministry of Defence as part of a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Brexit (4 Feb 2019)

Mark Lancaster: ...to the needs of the requesting Department. Staff across the Department are integrating ongoing contingency planning into their day-to-day work in recognition of the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. At the Autumn Budget 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer committed £3 billion over the next two financial years to helping Departments and the Devolved Administrations to prepare. HM Treasury...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aid: Public Order (28 Jan 2019)

Mark Lancaster: ...and the National Police Chiefs' Council, to ensure that Defence is prepared for a range of scenarios. There are no plans to utilise military personnel for public order in the event of a no-deal Brexit, however Defence remains closely engaged on contingency planning and remains available to support the civil authorities if necessary.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Mark Lancaster: ...do not communicate with each other, we have to move forward in this modernised way. The hon. Lady was also concerned about the future of the DSACEUR. I can reassure her that there is no link to Brexit. We hold that post simply because we, as the UK, are the second-largest contributor to NATO. I can only repeat the Prime Minister’s words at Munich, where she said our support for European...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Mark Lancaster: ...has been doing in Poland in recent weeks. My hon. Friend the Member for South Dorset (Richard Drax) underlined the need for us to continue our security relationship with our European allies post Brexit. The hon. Member for Bridgend and the right hon. Member for North Durham (Mr Jones) were absolutely right to highlight the need for us to continue to educate people about the value of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Catering (12 Jun 2018)

Mark Lancaster: The Ministry of Defence recognises that, given the number of non-UK employees in the catering and hospitality industry, any BREXIT impact in this sector could potentially affect the recruitment and retention of chefs in the Armed Forces.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment (12 Jun 2018)

Mark Lancaster: Following the EU Exit referendum, as part of the formulation of Ministry of Defence strategy, an assessment was undertaken of the potential impact of BREXIT on Armed Forces recruitment and retention. It concluded that BREXIT was unlikely to impact directly on Armed Forces recruitment, given our nationality requirements, but there could be a secondary impact should BREXIT increase demand for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment (11 Jun 2018)

Mark Lancaster: Following the EU Exit referendum, as part of the formulation of Ministry of Defence strategy, an assessment was undertaken of the potential impact of Brexit on Armed Forces recruitment and retention. It concluded that Brexit was unlikely to impact directly on Armed Forces recruitment, given our nationality requirements, but there could be a secondary impact should Brexit increase demand for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU Battlegroups (11 Jun 2018)

Mark Lancaster: In March this year, given ongoing negotiations about post-Brexit arrangements between the UK and EU, we decided to withdraw our provisional offer to lead an EU Battlegroup in the second half of 2019. Our decision gave good time for another Member State to take on the role. The UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement has confirmed that the UK may not lead an EU Battlegroup during the Implementation Period.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Brexit (8 Dec 2017)

Mark Lancaster: ...of additional funding available over the next two years - £1.5 billion in both 2018-19 and 2019-20 - so that Departments and the Devolved Administrations can continue to prepare effectively for Brexit. We are currently working with HM Treasury and the Department for Exiting the EU to establish what we need to prepare effectively, and what additional funding should be supplied - HM...


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