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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Apprentices (22 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is proud to be one of the largest deliverers of apprenticeships in the UK, with over 20,000 personnel engaged on a nationally recognised apprenticeship programme at any one time and over 90 per cent of our non-commissioned military recruits offered an apprenticeship relating to their trade. Public sector bodies with 250 or more staff have a target to employ an...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Question (22 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister for the Armed Forces (James Heappey) on 3 September 2020 to Question 81645 to the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish (Andrew Gwynne). 81645 - Veterans ID Cards (docx, 32.5KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (22 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: On 12 May 2020 (Official Report: Volume 676, Column 128) I announced the creation of a £6 million COVID-19 Impact Fund for the Armed Forces Charity Sector. This fund was administered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and I am pleased to say the allocation was distributed through grants to more than 100 charities by early August 2020. A full list of organisations who received support is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Reserve Forces: Northern Ireland (22 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: Volunteer Reserve personnel are eligible to claim Home to Duty Travel allowance which provides a contribution towards the costs incurred when they travel between their normal civilian place of work to attend training. Payment of this allowance is capped at a maximum travelling distance of 50 miles, regardless of any greater distance travelled, and this is in line with what is paid to Regular...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Discharges (22 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: Processes are in place through which concerns may be raised regarding discharge from the Royal Navy. For non-medical discharges, this is through the Service Complaints or appeal process. For medical discharges, this is via a request for review of the Royal Navy Medical Employability Board decision, as well as an independent appeal process. All recourse to appeal is time limited. In addition,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Discharges (22 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: The Royal Navy has no plans to review their policy and introduce retrospective medical discharge.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: York Central (22 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: The number of veterans living in York Central constituency is not held. However, the number of veterans in receipt of UK Armed Forces compensation or pensions by location can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/location-of-armed- forces-pension-and-compensation-recipients In July 2020, Parliament approved the inclusion of a veteran question in the England...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Mental Health (22 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: The maintenance of morale in the Armed Forces is a high priority and is measured in a robust, consistent and scientific manner, through mechanisms such as the Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS). Ratings of high self-morale have remained unchanged since last year at 41%. There are a range of measures underway in the fields of recruitment and retention designed to maintain...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Members: Correspondence (21 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: The Overseas Operations Bill seeks to help tackle vexatious claims and the cycle of reinvestigations against our Armed Forces personnel and veterans. This is one of the Government's key commitments. I assure the hon. member that the Committee will receive a response before the Second Reading of the Bill on 23 September, to ensure consistency of communications while the Bill is finalised.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Conduct (21 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Whilst some information is held relating to the question posed, that information is not sufficient to enable the provision of a full response to this question. The Department does not record separately information that would serve to confirm the causative nature of the incident that gives rise to...

Written Answers — Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office: Veterans: Medals (21 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: Further to the answer given to PQ 25154 on 9 March 2020, campaigners can be assured their case is under review and recommendations will be made as soon as possible. The criteria used by the Advisory Military Sub-Committee to review the case for medals can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/830839/Advisory-Military...

Written Answers — Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office: Question (21 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: I refer the hon. Members to the answer given to PQ 88289 on 21 September 2020.

Written Answers — Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office: Question (21 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: The Government is taking a number of measures to improve mental health support for veterans across the UK. From the beginning of service in the Armed Forces, personnel now undergo ‘through-life’ psychological resilience training, and upon leaving they have access to the Defence Transition Service (DTS), launched in October 2019. The DTS provides support for Service leavers and families...

Written Answers — Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office: Veterans: Suicide (21 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: Data about suicide rates amongst the general polulation across England and Wales are reported by the Office for National Statistics using information provided to registrars by coroners in their records of inquest. Historically, governments have relied on specific studies relating to the cause of death, including suicide, amongst veterans’ cohorts from specific campaigns, for example the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Crime (17 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: As this data is not held centrally it is taking some time to compile, and I will write to the hon. Member shortly.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Equality (17 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: The senior leadership of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), military and civilian, is committed to improving Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) across the Department. We know we are not sufficiently diverse, not yet reflecting the society we defend and serve, and we are determined to deliver tangible progress at pace. The Department has recently set Levels of Ambition for D&I, backed by action plans...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 2019-21 (17 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: The Impact Statement for the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill was published on 17 September. It is not possible to estimate how many potential future prosecutions will not proceed as a result of the statutory presumption against prosecution measure as there is limited available data. In addition, it would not be appropriate for the Government to "play prosecutor" and...

Written Answers — Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office: Veterans: British Nationals Abroad (17 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: The Government provides a range of different support measures for British Armed Forces veterans living overseas. Regardless of where a veteran lives, they can receive any Armed Forces Pension, War Pension, Gurkha Pension or Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments they are entitled to. In addition, healthcare support is also provided. Over 25,000 Gurkha veterans and their families live in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review (16 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: Danuta Gray began her Review on 15 July 2020 and the terms of reference are attached. The Review seeks to assess progress made against the Wigston recommendations over the past year. Tackling unacceptable behaviour requires a culture change, therefore Ms Gray's Review has engaged with personnel at all ranks and grades, with Non-Executive Directors and private sector experts; it has also...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Staff (15 Sep 2020)

Johnny Mercer: 45 civilian positions in the Ministry of Defence and its Executive Agencies specifically include one or more of the words equality, diversity, inclusion, gender, LGBT or race in their job title as recorded by the electronic Human Resources Management System.


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