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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Indo-Pacific Region: Navy (1 Apr 2021)

Baroness Goldie: In support of the strategic tilt toward the Indo-Pacific announced by Her Majesty’s Government in the Integrated Review (CP 403) on 16 March 2021, the Ministry of Defence plans to establish a persistent maritime presence in the Indo-Pacific region. On 22 March 2021, the Secretary of State for Defence outlined a plan to Parliament (CP 411) to deliver this through Offshore Patrol Vessels from...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Finance (1 Apr 2021)

Lord Sikka: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the financial contributions made by (1) the Crown Dependencies, and (2) Overseas Territories, to the annual defence budget of the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Penally Camp (1 Apr 2021)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Ministry of Defence will use Penally training camp once it is returned to them by the Home Office on 21 March.

Public Bill Committee: Armed Forces Bill: New Clause 17 - Report on dismissals and forced resignations for reasons of sexual orientation or gender identity (31 Mar 2021)

Johnny Mercer: ...conduct. There is no mechanism possible to make that happen. What I will do, and what we are doing at the moment as part of cross-Government activity involving the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Office for Veterans’ Affairs and the Home Office, is find a mechanism, working with Fighting with Pride, Stonewall and others, to address the appalling injustice for this cohort of...

Public Bill Committee: Armed Forces Bill: Schedule 1 - Constitution of the Court Martial (31 Mar 2021)

Sharon Hodgson: ...for the very first time. As I have said, we are the pioneers, and I hope that we will have made the virtual Committee experience easier for those who may come after us. I thank the Minister for Defence People and Veterans for giving evidence to the Committee and putting the Government’s position on the record throughout. I also thank my Front-Bench colleague, my hon. Friend the Member...

Public Bill Committee: Armed Forces Bill: New Clause 16 - Quarterly reports on forces strength (31 Mar 2021)

Johnny Mercer: .... What they care about is sorting out these issues now and that is what this Government are looking to do. We have to meet the threat as it is presented in the integrated review. We have had a good defence White Paper that looks at the new and emerging threats, and the way we want to change our integrated operating concept. It is a good review. I think that members of our armed forces...

Public Bill Committee: Armed Forces Bill: New Clause 13 - Indefinite leave to remain payments by Commonwealth members of armed forces (31 Mar 2021)

Johnny Mercer: ...place a financial burden on service personnel wishing to remain in the UK after their discharge, and we recognise the strength of feeling from service charities and the public about this issue. The Defence Secretary has met the Home Secretary to consider how we could offer greater flexibility in future. We will launch a public consultation in the next month. I urge all those with an...

Public Bill Committee: Armed Forces Bill: New Clause 11 - Housing report (31 Mar 2021)

Stephen Morgan: ...currently included in the Bill. This new clause seeks to change that, and to respond to the widespread concerns raised repeatedly by service charities, service personnel, the Select Committee on Defence and the National Audit Office. According to the armed forces continuous attitude survey, 40% of tri-service personnel live in single living accommodation, and 31% live in service families...

Public Bill Committee: Armed Forces Bill: New Clause 8 - Terms and Conditions of Service (31 Mar 2021)

Kevan Jones: ...stands up for the armed forces. I can imagine the hue and cry there would have been if I had recommended that armed forces pay should be cut in such a way when I was a Minister in the Ministry of Defence. This just shows how hollow those words are. One of the important things about a pay review body is the fact that it is independent. Clearly, in 2013, Downing Street did not like the...

Public Bill Committee: Armed Forces Bill: New Clause 7 - Welfare of Operation Banner veterans (31 Mar 2021)

Johnny Mercer: ...for our veterans and the New Decade, New Approach agreement, my Department is currently conducting a review of welfare services provided to all veterans living in Northern Ireland. The Ulster Defence Regiment and the Royal Irish Regiment (Home Service) Aftercare Service was established in 2007 to provide welfare support for Op Banner veterans and their families from within an established...

Public Bill Committee: Armed Forces Bill: New Clause 6 - Duty of care for alcohol, drugs and gambling disorders (31 Mar 2021)

Johnny Mercer: They are not left to their own devices. There is now something called the Defence Transition Services, which were set up last year. They are specifically tailored to put our arms around all those individuals who are leaving service. They are not specifically tailored to those who suffer from addiction. The service is agile enough to deal with all our vulnerable service leavers, particularly...

Public Bill Committee: Armed Forces Bill: New Clause 4 - Armed Forces Representative Body (31 Mar 2021)

Johnny Mercer: ...results are published. I should add that service personnel play an active role in the development of policies that affect them, and I see that every day in the work that goes on under the Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General James Swift. The Committee might not be aware that the Chiefs of Staff Committee, chaired by the Chief of the Defence Staff, has a WO1, Mr Haughton, as its...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Submarines: Devonport Dockyard (31 Mar 2021)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Integrated Review, published on 16 March 2021, when he plans the first retired Devonport-based nuclear submarine to be recycled.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Veterans: Asbestos (31 Mar 2021)

Johnny Mercer: As I stated in my answer given to the hon. Member on 11 January 2021, the MOD’s Health Safety and Environmental Protection directorate, alongside the Defence People function will work with the Office for Veterans’ Affairs to explore potential health issues related to exposure to asbestos during service, and to continue to coordinate MOD's asbestos management approach. Claims for...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mozambique: Politics and Government (31 Mar 2021)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...province. This includes close co-operation with the Government of Mozambique's regional development authority in Cabo Delgado; providing targeted technical assistance under the framework of our Defence Memorandum of Understanding; and providing £19m of humanitarian and development support to internally displaced people through UN agencies, ensuring they have access to food, shelter and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence (31 Mar 2021)

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to (1) the government of Russia’s seizure of Crimea, and (2) the government of Azerbaijan’s attack on Nagorno-Karabakh, what plans they have to review their policies for (a) nuclear, and (b) other deterrence.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Marines (31 Mar 2021)

Baroness Goldie: ...Full Time Trained Strength of the Royal Marines is 5,968. On 1 April 2010 and 1 April 2016, the Full Time Trained Strength of the Royal Marines was 7,082 and 6,921 respectively. The recent Defence Command Paper announced that the Royal Marines will transition into the Future Commando Force and adopt new and autonomous capabilities. As a result, force structures will change but decisions...


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