Keetch MP, knows somthing we dont?

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  1. These were on Hansards today, this guys must know somthing we dont.

    92
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions (a) the King's Own Scottish Borderers, (b) The Royal Scots, (c) The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, (d) The Black Watch, (e) Parachute Regiment, (f) The Green Howards, (g) The Royal Irish Regiment, (h) The Royal Green Jackets, (i) The Queen's Own Hussars, (j) The Royal Signals and (k) The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers have received lists of names for manning control point reviews in the last 18 months.
    (201487)

    93
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when and how each soldier whose name is included on lists sent to units for the purpose of manning control point reviews is informed that they are under career review.
    (201488)

    94
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) private soldiers and (b) non-commissioned officers have voluntarily signed off from the Army at the 11 year point in their Army career in each six-month period of the last four years.
    (201489)

    95
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many administrative discharges have taken place under Queen's Regulation paragraph (a) 9.398, (b) 9.403 9, (c) 9.404, (d) 9.405, (e) 9.411, (f) 9.412, (g) 9.413 and (h) 9.414 since 1997.
    (201490)

    96
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints have been made under service redress procedures wirh respect to Queen's Regulation paragraph (a) 9.398, (b) 9.403 9, (c) 9.404, (d) 9.405, (e) 9.411, (f) 9.412, (g) 9.413 and (h) 9.414 since 1997; and how many of these complaints were (i) successful and (ii) partially successful.
    (201491)

    97
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated administration cost was of producing manning control point reviews for (a) The Black Watch, (b) The Parachute Regiment and (c) The Royal Signals in the last 18 months.
     
  2. Any bets on that flute-playing, oxygen-thief Ingram claiming the answers could only be obtained "at inordinate cost"? If not, the figures will be very interesting.
     
  3. Gosh , Mr Keetch seems to be asking some very pointed questions all of a sudden :lol:
     
  4. Obviously a complete but happy coincidence, PTP. :lol:
     
  5. "What, election in Feb, Bug*er that, better get my face in the news" kind of questions.
     
  6. Yes Biohazard , that will be it of course :D
     
  7. Don't knock Keetch, BHB. For a pollie, he's asked some very searching questions on manning control in the past. The publicity from his initial inquiries put the brakes on the stealth cuts being carried out by MoD.

    He's the bane of Ingram's and TCH's miserable lives. That'll do me. 8)
     
  8. sorry, i'll move the bandwagon. Thats if I can get past all these MPs 8O
     
  9. And the MoD would never use unlawful policy's to achieve there aim of cuttin the Armed Forces :twisted:

    but as much a hate most politicians Keetch has done some good and must be getting his Int from High up who rightly, are not happy with what's going on in the Armed Forces. after all Manning control stopped very suddenly once the right PQs were posed back in 02 and the press got hold of them.. now why is that.
     
  10. Is Keetch on drugs 'cause the E's gone from your title!
     
  11. Old legal maxim: never ask a question unless you already know the answer.
    Political corollary: never ask a question unless you know the answer has a straight run at a front page.

    Bet the War Office are calling for political smoke to cover this one!
     
  12. hopfully it will stop this sort of thing
    :evil:
    Gulf veterans' angry plea to MoD

    Cameras filmed David McGough as he was sacked from the Army
    Soldiers on sick leave after serving in Iraq have told a BBC programme of their anger at not receiving proper medical or financial support from the Army.
    Lance Corporal David McGough, 22, was discharged without a pension when military doctors contested his claims of post traumatic stress, despite the fact he twice attempted suicide and scrubbed his body with bleach.

    Paratrooper Damien Mason, 20, whose service was cut short by severe head injuries which left him epileptic, also says he has had insufficient help.

    Another soldier, who asked not to be named, told BBC ONE's Real Story that he was funding specialist care for his burns himself, while another serviceman with gun shot wounds said the MoD had been apathetic towards his case.


    Obsessive behaviour

    David McGough joined the army aged 17 and went to serve in Basra as a medic with the Queens Lancashire Regiment.

    "Everyday was treacherous," he told Real Story. "We were constantly treating Iraqis, civilians and soldiers who had been shot or burnt or blown up."

    When back on leave in his hometown of Preston, he began to suffer depression, insomnia and obsessive compulsive disorder.

    A retired army doctor at the medical board said to me: 'You're bound to find that you have these problems because that's what you want to find out about yourself'

    David McGough
    "I actually went in the shower and bleached my whole body, scrubbed it until I started bleeding.

    "I'd had such a bad week and I just felt contaminated."

    David says his sister twice stopped him from killing himself, once when he had knife to his throat and again when he put a gun to his head.

    Like countless other Iraq veterans, he believes his problems are partly a side affect of the vaccines and tablets given to him by the British military to bolster the immune system against a chemical attack.

    He was administratively discharged from the Army after military doctors failed to diagnose him with any disorder that would prevent him from doing his job.

    "A retired army doctor at the medical board said to me, 'You're bound to find that you have these problems because that's what you want to find out about yourself.'

    I don't trust the MoD now

    Damien Mason
    "And I said: 'On the other side, you don't want to find anything.' "

    Other soldiers have been seeking help for the physical damage they suffered in Iraq.

    Yorkshire paratrooper Damien Mason, 20, needed brain surgery in a Kuwaiti hospital after his helicopter came under fire while helping soldiers on the ground in Al Majar Al-Kabir.

    Currently on sick leave in Flixton, near Scarborough, Damien is now an epileptic but has had just one visit from an army welfare officer.

    If I'd known more then I could have helped him more

    Donna Mahoney
    His father has had to give up work to look after him and has arranged most of his son's hospital visits himself.

    "I don't trust the MoD now," says Damien, "I went to war and did my job. I received an injury, came back and they have left me to my own devices."

    The programme also hears from a widow whose husband committed suicide aged 44, after returning from five months in the Gulf with the territorial army.

    Sandra Mahoney weeps as she recalls finding her husband, Peter, slumped dead in his car in the garage of their home in Botcherby, on the outskirts of Carlisle


    Peter Mahoney was a devoted father to his four children
    "He put his uniform on for the last time, shaved all his hair off. He got up early and it was just like he was going back to Iraq.

    "But he'd turned the engine off after filling the car with exhaust fumes and he just sat and went to sleep."

    Donna, who has been left to bring up the couple's four children, says families of soldiers should be sent information about post traumatic stress disorder.

    "If I'd known more then I could have helped him more."

    'Best medical care'

    The MoD said it would be inappropriate for them to comment on Peter Mahoney's because of the ongoing coroner's inquest. But they added that reservists were given an information pack to pass to their families which includes material about post traumatic stress disorder.

    Responding to David McGough's case, they said that they rarely medically discharge troops because of psychological problems, although all personnel have the right to appeal.

    The MoD also told Real Story that all service personnel who become ill or injured received the best medical care, adding that Damien Mason and his family have had the full support of the Army.

    Real Story: BBC One, Monday, 29 November 2004, 1930 GMT and streamed on the Real Story website.
     
  13. Hmmm...if they are in the frame for being chopped/amalgamated and have received MCP instructions, then the argument about "under-recruiting" is undermined. :twisted:
     
  14. [quote="MrPVRd
    Hmmm...if they are in the frame for being chopped/amalgamated and have received MCP instructions, then the argument about "under-recruiting" is undermined. :twisted:[/quote]

    It's MoD's final solution to reducing the infantry by four battalions by Hoon's "natural wastage". Fatherless to**ers.
     
  15. He must know somthing just look at this lot today 8O

    44
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) officers, (b) non-commissioned officers and (c) private soldiers have been disciplined following the outcome of (i) an Army Board decision, (ii) a divisional level decision and (iii) a unit level decision since 1997.
    (201830)
    45
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the 197 complaints that have been considered by the Army Board between 1999 and 2003, related to issues of bullying or harassment.
    (201831)
    46
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the 63 complaints under Army redress procedures that have been upheld or partially upheld between 1997 and 2003, related to issues of bullying or harassment; and how many (a) officers, (b) non-commissioned officers and (c) private soldiers were disciplined as a result.
    (201832)
    47
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints considered under Army redress procedures have been made by (a) officers, (b) non-commissioned officers, (c) private soldiers and (d) untrained private soldiers since 1997.
    (201837)
    48
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what time restrictions apply with respect to making an application to the Employment Tribunal following consideration of a complaint under Army redress procedures relating to (a) sexual harassment, (b) racial harassment, (c) parental leave directive, (d) pay and (e) religion.
    (201838)
    49
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedural time limits apply for the issuance of a decision by the Army Board in respect of a complaint under Army redress procedures relating to (a) sexual harassment, (b) racial harassment, (c) parental leave directive, (d) pay and (e) religion.
    (201839)
    50
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers who have made complaints under Army redress procedures since 1997 have subsequently committed suicide.
    (201840)
    51
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for each of the three Services, of the complaints considered under redress procedures since 1997, how many concerned (a) sexual harassment, (b) racial harassment, (c) parental leave directive, (d) pay and (e) religion.
    (201841)
    52
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what have been the total (a) damages awarded against the MOD and (b) MOD legal costs since 1997 with respect to cases in the British courts which relate to a decision of the Army Board under the redress system.
    (201842)
    53
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many parliamentary Questions relating to manning control have not been answered due to disproportionate cost since 1997.
    (201843)
    54
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints that have been considered under Army redress procedures have resulted in legal action before the (a) Employment Tribunal, (b) High Court and (c) European Court of Human Rights since 1997.
    (201844)
    55
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many decisions of the Army Board on complaints under the redress system have been overturned by a court of law since 1997; for what reasons these decisions were overturned; and if he will make a statement.
    (201845)
    56
    Mr Paul Keetch (Hereford): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints have been considered by the Army Board from soldiers who are serving, or who have served, at (a) Deepcut barracks and (b) ITC Catterick since 1997; and how many of those complaints related to issues of bullying or harassment.
    (201846