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Information between 16th March 2024 - 5th April 2024

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Division Votes
18 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 179 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 324 Noes - 253
18 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 181 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 322 Noes - 249
18 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 179 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 320 Noes - 250
18 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 181 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 324 Noes - 251
18 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 181 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 328 Noes - 250
18 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 180 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 320 Noes - 251
18 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 181 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 318 Noes - 255
18 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 182 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 324 Noes - 253
18 Mar 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 180 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 312 Noes - 255
19 Mar 2024 - Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 154 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 218 Noes - 305
19 Mar 2024 - Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 151 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 217 Noes - 305
19 Mar 2024 - Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 152 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 219 Noes - 306
19 Mar 2024 - Trade (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 153 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 224 Noes - 301
25 Mar 2024 - Investigatory Powers (Amendment)Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 120 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 171 Noes - 265
25 Mar 2024 - Investigatory Powers (Amendment)Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Luke Pollard voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 121 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 171 Noes - 265


Written Answers
Armed Forces: Housing
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Thursday 21st March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2024 to Question 10349 on Armed Forces: Housing, how much his Department has spent on housing forces personnel and their dependents in emergency accommodation due to major repair needs at their military accommodation since 1 April 2022.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

From 1 April 2022 to 29 February 2024, the Department has spent £1,591,838 on housing forces personnel and their dependants in emergency accommodation due to major repairs needed at their military accommodation.

Where an alternative permanent solution is either not appropriate or not immediately available, families are placed into temporary accommodation.

Temporary accommodation is provided for a number of reasons, including non-habitable faults at Move-In, leaks, heating/hot water issues, total loss of cooking facilities, fires or floods.

Armed Forces: Housing
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Thursday 21st March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2024 to Question 10351 on Armed Forces: Housing, how many Service Family Accommodation units were treated for (a) electrical faults and (b) pest infestation between 23 January and 18 March 2024, broken down by region.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

The number of Service Family Accommodation (SFA) properties that were treated for electrical faults between 23 January 2024 and 29 February 2024, broken down by region is detailed in the table below:

Region

Electrical Faults

South East

1,390

South West

1,445

North

681

Central

1,109

The number of SFA properties treated for pest infestation between 23 January 2024 and 29 February 2024, broken down by region is detailed in the table below:

Region

Pest Infestation

South East

148

South West

108

North

37

Central

90

Please note that we can only provide data up to 29 February 2024 as this is processed month-by-month.

Armed Forces: Housing
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Thursday 21st March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2024 to Question 9937 on Armed Forces: Housing, how many open work orders for repairs there were for (a) Service Family Accommodation and (b) Single Living Accommodation as of 18 March 2024, broken down by region.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

As at 18 March 2024, the number of open work orders for repairs to Service Family Accommodation (SFA), broken down by region, can be found in the table below:

Region

No of open work orders for SFA

South East

3,808

South West

3,224

North

1,526

Central

2,062

As at 18 March 2024, the number of open work orders for repairs to Single Living Accommodation (SLA) on the Built Estate, broken down by region, can be found in the table below:

Region

No of open work orders for SLA

South East

2,810

South West

2,314

Scotland & Northern Ireland

981

Central

3,852

Armed Forces: Housing
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Thursday 21st March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2024 to Question 10346 on Armed Forces: Housing, if he will (a) update this answer with the latest available figures and (b) provide a regional breakdown of the updated figures.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

A regional breakdown of the number of missed maintenance and repair appointments for Service Family Accommodation properties since 1 April 2022 to 18 March 2024, can be found in the table below:

Region

Number of missed appointments

Central

5,386

North

1,963

South-East

7,850

South-West

6,027

Total

21,226

The figures include reactive repairs, planned maintenance and all other appointed tasks such as damp and mould remediation.

Radar: Wind Power
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Tuesday 26th March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress his Department has made on installing military radars that are not affected by floating offshore wind installations.

Answered by James Heappey

Through the Air Defence and Offshore Wind Task Force, Ministry of Defence (MOD) officials are working closely, and collaboratively, with colleagues from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, Scottish Government, the Crown Estates and windfarm industry stakeholders to address the problems that future windfarms would cause to MOD's radars.

This joint work is essential to ensure air security of the United Kingdom and supporting the deployment of offshore windfarms that are essential for our nation's future energy security and decarbonisation.

MOD has established Programme NJORD to deliver the technical solutions needed to address the problems that future offshore windfarms, including Floating installations, would have on MOD's Air Defence Radar. A commercial framework of potential suppliers is now in place and MOD will launch the first call-off competitions within this framework later this year.

Radar: Wind Power
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Tuesday 26th March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has (a) raised objections to and (b) taken steps to mitigate the potential impact on radar systems of the proposed floating offshore wind around RAF Lossiemouth.

Answered by James Heappey

Without details of the specific development being referred to, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) are unable to confirm whether we have been consulted upon this particular development.

If the MOD is consulted upon the development of wind farms, it carries out assessments to determine whether they will affect defence radars, including those located at RAF Lossiemouth.

When a proposed wind farm development will impact the effective operation of a specific radar(s), the MOD will register an objection. If the developer wants to propose mitigation, this will be considered by the MOD.

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Fires
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Tuesday 26th March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the (a) damage caused and (b) injuries sustained by staff working on the HMS Queen Elizabeth as a result of the fire on 8 March 2024.

Answered by James Heappey

I can confirm that no injuries were sustained by staff working on the HMS Queen Elizabeth as a result of the fire on 8 March 2024. There was also no permanent damage caused and the fire will have no impact on HMS Queen Elizabeth’s current programme. An investigation is underway to establish the cause of the fire and this will seek to identify any appropriate lessons that can be implemented in future instances of this nature.

Armed Forces: Housing
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Tuesday 26th March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last had discussions with representatives of (a) VIVO, (b) Amey and (c) Pinnacle on the maintenance of service accommodation properties.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

The Secretary of State for Defence has not engaged directly with representatives from VIVO, Amey and Pinnacle on the maintenance of Service accommodation. However, I have engaged with VIVO, Amey and Pinnacle representatives in summer 2023 regarding overdue Landlord Gas Safety Inspections and Electrical Insulation Condition Reports.

In addition to this, Defence Infrastructure Organisation officials are in daily contact with VIVO, Amey and Pinnacle regarding delivery and performance.

Ministry of Defence: Renewable Energy
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Wednesday 27th March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of the energy used by his Department is from renewable sources.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

In financial year (FY) 2022-23 1.2% of Ministry of Defence (MOD) electricity consumption was generated directly from renewable sources. The majority of MOD electricity supply comes from the National Grid, of which a sizable proportion is generated from renewable sources. The proportion of renewable sources used in the National Grid varies but based on Government figures published for the UK in December 2023, renewable generation reached 44.5%.

MOD's energy consumption figures are published in the Department's Annual Report and Accounts (ARAC).

Ministry of Defence: Carbon Emissions
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Wednesday 27th March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an estimate of his Department's contribution to the Government's total carbon emissions in the last 12 months.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) assesses carbon emissions at the end of the Financial Year. (FY) Once the data has been gathered for FY 2023-24 the breakdown of the Department's carbon emissions will be published as part of the MOD Annual Report and Accounts. In the last published Greening Government Commitment Report MOD emissions made up 53.7% of the total Government emissions.

Warships: Fires
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Wednesday 27th March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fires broke out on Royal Navy warships in (a) 2020, (b) 2021, (c) 2022, (d) 2023 and (e) 2024 as of 19 March 2024.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

The table below shows the numbers of fires that have broken out on Royal Navy warships since 2020.

Year

Number of reported fires

2020

24

2021

23

2022

19

2023

24

2024 (as of 22 March 2024)

5

All of the fires listed were considered minor and were extinguished by first responder firefighters.

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Fires
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Wednesday 27th March 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Royal Navy is taking to (a) assess the cause of the fire on HMS Queen Elizabeth on 8 March 2024 and (b) prevent future fires on ships.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

An investigation is underway to establish the cause of the fire onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth on 8 March 2024. This will seek to identify any appropriate lessons that can be implemented in future instances of this nature.

Armed Forces: Housing
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Wednesday 3rd April 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2024 to Question 10351 on Armed Forces: Housing, if he will provide a regional breakdown of those figures.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

The table below provides a breakdown per region of the number of Service Family Accommodation (SFA) which have been treated for damp and mould, loss of heating, loss of hot water, loss of water supply, electrical faults, and pest infestation since 1 April 2022.

As previously advised, the damp and mould figures are provided from February 2023 and issues relating to the loss of heating and hot water are not recorded separately as boiler faults often affect both.

The 1,674 SFA properties which had been treated for damp and mould was reported as at 10:00 hours on 18 January 2024 from the live reporting system. The end of day final figure recorded for 18 January 2024 was 1,679, as shown in the table below.

Issue

No. of SFA in South East

No. of SFA in South West

No. of SFA in Central

No. of SFA in North

Total no. of SFA properties

Supporting Notes

Damp and mould (provided from February 2023)

700

656

174

149

1,679

Loss of heating and hot water

8,120

9,117

3,330

3,535

24,102

This figure includes all repairs associated with heating such as condensate pipes freezing in extremely cold weather, a faulty single radiator valve, a lack of hot water to individual taps and are not limited to just a total loss of heating or water loss.

Loss of water supply

9

13

21

5

48

Electrical faults

8,981

9,490

7,371

4,044

29,886

The electrical fault figure includes faults such as light bulb changes, one hob of an electric oven not working and electric shower issues. It does not always relate to any safety issue or total loss of electricity.

Pest infestation

1,874

1,473

1,125

651

5,123

Pest control requests are responded to within 3 hours if an emergency, and within 15 days if routine.

Armed Forces: Housing
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Wednesday 3rd April 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 22 of his Department's UK Armed Forces Defence Accommodation Strategy, published in October 2022, for what reason the target of no more than 10% of service family accommodation properties being vacant by September 2023 was not met; and whether he has set a new vacancy rate target.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) 10% void rate remains a valid target, however, a revised achievement date of 1 November 2026 was agreed with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in June 2023.

The Modernised Accommodation Offer (MAO) will significantly increase eligibility and demand for Service Family Accommodation (SFA), which will be satisfied through the use of void SFA. This has changed the planning assumptions on which the original target was set and to dispose of void SFA ahead of MAO would increase reliance on the Private Rental Sector (PRS), creating additional, avoidable long-term costs to the MOD.

Rwanda: Asylum
Asked by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
Wednesday 3rd April 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the use of RAF planes to transport asylum seekers to Rwanda.

Answered by Leo Docherty - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The Secretary of State for Defence has frequent discussions with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on issues affecting their Departments.