New Zealand Defence White Paper 2016

Always interesting to see how our partners and long time allies are approaching their different, but sometimes related, defence and security challenges. Click the image to read more. In addition to maintaining the Defence Force’s existing mix of capabilities, the Government will invest in: better supporting sea-to-shore operations with a littoral operations support vessel that …

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FOI release: FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 6 June 2016

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 6 June 2016 from Ministry of Defence – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foi-responses-published-by-mod-week-commencing-6-june-2016

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38683 – Married Quarters (Answered)

Rachael Maskell To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many properties within the Married Quarters Estate have been unoccupied for the majority of (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, (e) 2014-15 and (f) 2015-16. Mark Lancaster The number of properties within the Married Quarters Estate that have been unoccupied for the …

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38719 – Type 45 Destroyers (Answered)

Mr Douglas Carswell To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to seek compensation from Rolls-Royce for the remedial work for the power and propulsion systems of the Type 45 Destroyers. Mr Philip Dunne The decision to procure the Rolls Royce WR21 was taken in November 2000 by …

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38535 – Military Aircraft (Answered)

Kate Hollern To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department’s policy is on procurement of a British sixth-generation jet fighter. Mr Philip Dunne As set out in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, we will invest in the next generation of combat air technology, in partnership with our defence industry and …

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38800 – Armed Forces: Deployment (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of UK service personnel currently deployed on EU missions. Mr Julian Brazier The UK currently has around 120 Service personnel deployed on five EU missions, principally on Operation SOPHIA, where HMS Enterprise is employed in the …

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38305 – Military Police (Answered)

Sir Nicholas Soames To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many by rank of personnel there are in each (a) regiment and (b) unit of the Royal Military Police. Mark Lancaster The information requested is shown in the table below: Royal Military Police strength by posted unit and paid rank as at 1 …

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