MIL-OSI UK: Guidance: MOD byelaws: Hampshire

Source: United Kingdom – Ministry of Defence


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To be reviewed
The following sites are on the current programme to be reviewed. Unfortunately in some cases the department no longer holds copies of the relevant byelaws listed below or byelaws do not currently exist and consequently in these cases no active hyperlink is in place. It is possible, however, that copies may still be held in local county record offices, but no physical check has been made by MOD.
Over the years the MOD has sold or transferred the freehold or relinquished the leasehold at a significant number of sites that were once the subject of byelaws.
This list may also be helpful in showing for environmental and historical research those areas of the country once occupied by MOD. Unfortunately in some cases the department no longer holds copies of the relevant byelaws listed below and consequently in these cases no active hyperlink is in place. It is possible, however, that copies may still be held in local county record offices, but no physical check has been made by MOD.
Over the years the MOD has reviewed existing byelaws, in the process revoking previous byelaws. The MOD has also revoked byelaws on land that is in the process of being disposed of. This list may be helpful in showing for environmental and historical research those areas of the country once occupied by MOD.
Unfortunately in some cases the department no longer holds copies of the relevant byelaws listed below and consequently in these cases no active hyperlink is in place. It is possible, however, that copies may still be held in local county record offices, but no physical check has been made by MOD.”
Related Information
Ministry of Defence: byelaws review
List of byelaws to be reviewed
Public access to military areas
The defence training estate

Published 31 March 2011Last updated 6 December 2018 + show all updates

6 December 2018 Collated all Hampshire byelaws on one page.
12 July 2013 Updated summary
31 March 2011 First published.


MIL-OSI UK: Press release: David Mundell speaks on PM’s Brexit Deal

Source: UK Government

In a speech to stakeholders in London today [6 December 2018] Mr Mundell pointed to the businesses the length and breadth of Scotland who have urged MPs to vote for the deal. He said:

I have engaged closely with the business world in Scotland, and the Prime Minister was in Scotland last week. We’ve heard concerns. We’ve faced some difficult questions. But a clear view has also emerged. There is a recognition that there are currently only two options on the table – and that one of them, a no deal Brexit, would be a disaster for the economy. There is a consistent view that the Withdrawal Agreement provides a workable basis on which to move forward. Over the past fortnight, calls to support the deal have grown steadily louder.

The Scottish Secretary set out that the deal – while a compromise – was the best alternative to a ‘no deal’ which would be bad for businesses and individuals across Scotland. He said:

I am more and more convinced the deal is right for Scotland and the whole of the UK. I’m not saying it is perfect. And let me be clear, I’m not pretending organisations and business leaders believe it is perfect. It is a compromise. No-one gets things all their own way in a negotiation and we have had 18 months of tough negotiations with the EU. But it is increasingly clear that both sides have had to give ground. Parts of the Withdrawal Agreement are as uncomfortable for other EU member states as they are for us – and that’s why I do not believe it is realistic to suppose there is a better deal on offer.

The Scottish Secretary stressed the Prime Minister’s robust assurances on protecting Scotland’s fishing industry. He said:

It is essential that Brexit delivers for our fishermen. They want out of the CFP. They want the UK negotiating on quotas and access to waters as an independent coastal state. They do not want a future deal that links EU access to our fishing grounds to our access to EU markets. We can and will deliver all that. The Prime Minister has defended our fishing industry in negotiations so far – and has pledged 100 per cent to do so in future. Claims that Scotland’s fishermen have been ‘sold out’ are demonstrably false. It’s old fashioned scaremongering.

Mr Mundell reiterated his view that the proposed Irish backstop will protect the integrity of the UK. He said:

I accept the backstop remains a concern. It would result in a limited number of additional checks on livestock and goods entering Northern Ireland from the UK. This is an extension of the already existing unique circumstances in order to prevent a hard border. As a Unionist I’m wary of anything that might appear to weaken the UK’s vital internal market. But I’m a Unionist and a devolutionist. I’ve been a champion of doing things differently within our Union since I became an MSP nearly 20 years ago. And what I see proposed for Northern Ireland – in the event of the backstop kicking in – are effective, carefully tailored arrangements that take account of their special and unique circumstances. That means avoiding a hard border with Ireland. It means honouring the Belfast Agreement and fostering the still fragile peace process. What I do not see proposed – crucially – is a border down the Irish Sea. Nor do I see ‘special treatment’ that would give Northern Ireland a competitive advantage and should be extended to Scotland. In short, I see a pragmatic solution to a difficult problem.

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Published 6 December 2018


MIL-OSI UK: McGuigan welcomes consultation on weak broadband

Source: Sinn Féin

6 December, 2018 – by Philip McGuigan

Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has encouraged people with weak broadband speeds to respond to a public consultation launched by the Department of the Economy. 
Speaking after meeting senior officials from the Department, the North Antrim MLA commented:
“Many rural areas are disadvantaged in terms of access to high speed broadband.
“It’s a reality that poor broadband has a real impact on the lives of people in rural communities, who can’t work or study from home, and can’t access basic public services or shop online.
“Sinn Féin have been consistently calling for this inequality to be addressed and for future investment to prioritise rural areas.
“It’s welcome that the Department of the Economy have launched a public consultation on ‘Project Sratum’ in an attempt to deliver better broadband to people in areas with poor coverage. 
“If your home can’t reach download speeds of at least 30Mbps – I would encourage people to respond to this consultation by email at [email protected], by phone 02890529352 or online –” 


MIL-OSI UK: News story: AAIB Special Bulletin S2/2018 on Agusta AW169, G-VSKP

Source: UK Government

AAIB Special Bulletin S2/2018 published: 6 December 2018
The AAIB has published a further Special Bulletin providing information on the findings to date of a detailed examination of the helicopter’s yaw control system. It reports on further safety action that has been taken by the helicopter manufacturer and the regulator (EASA).
AAIB Special Bulletin S1/2018 published: 14 November 2018
The AAIB has published a Special Bulletin providing some preliminary factual evidence, information on the progress of the investigation and reports on precautionary safety action taken by the helicopter manufacturer and the regulator (EASA).
Update 2: 02 November 2018
Following the tragic helicopter accident on Saturday 27 October, our inspectors and support staff travelled to Leicester to start an investigation.
Our inspectors have now gathered and documented the evidence that could be collected while the helicopter was in place where it came to rest.
Last night, our engineering support staff oversaw the careful lifting of the wreckage. The wreckage has now arrived at our specialist facility in Farnborough, where it will be laid out and more detailed examination can continue.
The digital flight recorder is in our laboratory. Although subject to intense heat in the post-accident fire, initial work on it has allowed us to successfully download the recordings. Our inspectors are verifying the extracted information and have started the detailed analysis of its contents.
We would like to thank everyone who responded to our witness appeal. Our investigators are examining the videos and photographs we have received.
Learn more about how the AAIB investigates aircraft accidents.
Update 1: 29 October 2018
On Saturday night, an accident involving an AW169 helicopter at King Power Stadium, Leicester, was reported to us.
A team of AAIB inspectors and support staff travelled to Leicester on Saturday night, with further inspectors travelling yesterday morning. Last night, the police said they believe that tragically all five people on board the aircraft died in the accident.
We have inspectors here from all four air accident investigation disciplines: engineering, operations, flight data and human factors.
We recovered the digital flight data recorder (voice and data) on Sunday afternoon and one of our inspectors travelled back to Farnborough with the recorder the same evening. Today, our inspectors in Farnborough will start working on the recorder, which was subject to intense heat as a result of the post-accident fire.
Our inspectors are continuing to work with the police on site. We expect to be here until the end of the week, at which point we will transport the wreckage to our specialist facilities in Farnborough for more detailed examination. In the meantime, we are still gathering evidence as part of our investigation.
Witnesses to the accident, particularly with videos or photographs, are urged to contact Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 546 of 27 October 2018.
Learn more about how the AAIB investigates aircraft accidents.


MIL-OSI UK: Stephen Lloyd Resigns Party Whip

Source: Liberal Democrats UK

For two years the Liberal Democrats have led the fight to give the people the final say on Brexit and the opportunity to Exit from Brexit.

Tuesday’s vote is the best chance yet to secure a People’s Vote and the Liberal Democrats will be using every opportunity to demand better than Brexit.

The Conservatives have made a mess of Brexit, aided and abetted by the Labour leadership.

This is a touchstone issue for the Liberal Democrats. Our passionate support for remaining in the European Union has helped us grow our party to more than 200,000 supporters. Stephen’s commitment to his constituency has proved impossible to reconcile with the position of the party on this most important of issues.

Stephen has been a valued colleague and we shall miss his contribution to our work in parliament.

The Liberal Democrats will continue to passionately campaign to give the people the final say on Brexit, and the chance to end the national embarrassment of Brexit.

Letters between Stephen Lloyd and Alistair Carmichael


MIL-OSI UK: The Alternative to Arms – Gerry Adams – New York Times ‘Turning Point’ Article

Source: Sinn Féin

6 December, 2018 – by Gerry Adams TD

This is an article – published December 5th 2018 –  from Turning Points, a magazine that explores what critical moments from this year might mean for the year ahead. OpinionTURNING POINTSThe Alternative to ArmsBy Gerry AdamsDec. 5, 2018When the Second World War ended in 1945 there were 51 member states in the United Nations. Today there are 193. Many of the new states emerged out of struggle and conflict as old empires crumbled.That cycle of political struggle continues today. The Brexit crisis may cause huge economic damage to Ireland’s economies and may even threaten the Good Friday Agreement. In Catalonia and the Basque Country, both of which seek independence from Spain, in Hong Kong and Palestine, people fight or have fought for the right to self-govern.The world is dominated by nations’ struggles to make their own laws and to decide their relationships with other nations. But for people to have control over the decisions that affect their lives, we must empower them through diplomacy, cooperation and dialogue. When governments put simple human decency and the rights of their people first as they negotiate the world’s conflicts, democracy will follow.That, however, is easier said than done, especially when the individual people responsible for upholding the law often value their own power over the common good.When I was a teenager in Belfast I realized that my peers and I were not being treated fairly. Northern Ireland was created when the British government partitioned Ireland. People were divided on sectarian lines and Catholics were deemed to be disloyal. We were denied basic rights in what was effectively an apartheid statelet.The inequality we experienced was deeply embedded in our society, to the point of being policy. Still, I thought that fixing it was only a matter of bringing it to the attention of the people in charge. Once they realized the problem they would rectify matters.I soon learned that the people in charge relied on that inequality for their power. They were unlikely to eradicate it if that would cost them their leverage, and any solution would be tempered to a degree that would keep them in charge. People who have power, or even the illusion of power, are loath to give it up. Those on the other side of this equation — the disadvantaged — include many who believe they cannot change their situation. Some are reluctant even to consider that change is possible. Some are afraid of change. Some are used to society being organized in a certain way, even when that society discriminates against them. Some are too busy surviving or living their lives to consider that things could be different.There can be no progress without political struggle, but for it to succeed, people must be empowered. They need to have a stake in society and in their communities. They have to be cherished, and their humanity has to be respected and defended. They have rights and entitlements that must be upheld and promoted. Society needs to be citizen-centered, shaped around these rights.The reality, of course, is that progressive change in society rarely comes of its own accord. It has to be engineered, negotiated for. Violence often breeds when people believe that they have been left with no alternative. And this belief can become more entrenched as states use extrajudicial and violent means to defend their interests.Annual worldwide military spending is estimated to be over $1.7 trillion today, whereas the United Nations and its related agencies spend around $30 billion annually. Conflict is fueled by poverty, economic exploitation and the desire to control water rights, oil reserves and other natural resources.Britain had fought dozens of counterinsurgency wars before it sent its soldiers to Irish streets in 1969. It had a well-established policy that saw the law, according to Brigadier Frank Kitson, as “just another weapon in the government’s arsenal … little more than a propaganda cover for the disposal of unwanted members of the public.”Irish republicans and others succeeded in shifting from conflict to peace by building an alternative to armed struggle with the Good Friday Agreement. It provides for certain rights for Northern Ireland, including the right to a referendum on whether to remain a part of Britain or to end that relationship and establish a united Ireland. The agreement emerged slowly as a result of hard work, with parties and governments eventually being prepared to take risks, and with the support of the international community. It is still very much unfinished business.In the conflict between the Spanish state and the Basque independence campaigners a similar process, closely modeled on Ireland’s, has succeeded in ending armed conflict, even though the Spanish government has not fully engaged so far. Sinn Féin leaders have often traveled to other conflict zones, including Afghanistan and Colombia, advocating the primacy of dialogue, negotiations and peace processes.I have traveled to the Middle East on several occasions, speaking to Palestinians, visiting the Gaza Strip and the West Bank and speaking to senior leaders in Israel and Palestine. Regrettably, the failure of governments to uphold international law and U.N. resolutions, and the Israeli government’s refusal to defend democratic norms and find equitable and fair compromises, has left many Palestinians living in desperate conditions, with no hope of a different, better future. As a result, the Middle East exists in a permanent state of conflict.To change this demands a genuine effort to understand what motivates, inspires and drives people to make the choices they do. The dialogue that fosters that understanding is what ultimately empowers opposing sides of a conflict to come together.Whoever described politics as the art of the possible was reducing politics to a mediocre trade. People’s expectations of their worth must be raised — not lowered. When we do that, we enable democracy to take hold in even the most dire situations.


MIL-OSI UK: Broadband Tender answers ‘raise more questions for Department of Communications’ – Cullinane

Source: Sinn Féin

6 December, 2018 – by David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee David Cullinane said today that the Department of Communications has more questions to answer in relation to its handling of the broadband tender process, despite its appearance before the Committee this morning.
The Waterford TD said:
“The Secretary General of the Department of Communications was before the PAC to answer questions on the broadband tender process.
“In politics, public perception is a key dynamic when it comes to public contracts.
“I put it to the Secretary General that the Minister Naughten’s engagements with David McCourt, the chairman of Granahan McCourt, a key bidder for the national broadband plan contract, did not look good.
“In response, he accepted that it would have been better for former Minister Naughten to have had officials with him.
“He also confirmed that the removal of around 300,000 households from the original tender changed the dynamic of the tender itself.
“It would appear that the decision to do so seriously compromised the viability of the project, I would add possibly fatally.
“Rural Ireland has suffered as a result – with significant consequences in terms of investment, growth, and viability.
“We need, therefore, to get to the heart of the decision to change the tender in 2016 and why it was taken.
“The PAC needs to do its job. It needs to investigate the tendering process and I hope this becomes a key part of the Committee’s work in the New Year.
“Public oversight demands that we do so.” 


MIL-OSI UK: Press release: Fishing trip cost Leicester man over £1,400 – a licence costs £30

Source: United Kingdom – Executive Government & Departments

A 44-year old man from Leicester has been found guilty of fishing without a licence, failing to state his name and address, and obstructing a constable in the execution of his duties in June 2018.

The case was brought to Leicester Magistrates Court by the Environment Agency on 5 December 2018 where Matt Ralton, of St Stephens Road, Leicester was proved guilty in his absence and ordered to pay a total penalty of £1,428.

The penalty includes fines of £800 plus costs of £548 and a victim surcharge of £80 after Ralton was found in breach of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act (1975) and the Police Act (1996) on 2 June 2018 at Watery Gate, Normanton Turville, Thurlaston.

Following the verdict, Peter Haslock, Area Enforcement Team Leader for the Environment Agency said:

This case shows anglers how seriously the courts take these offences and highlights how we do not tolerate obstructive behaviour towards our officers under any circumstances. It acts as a reminder to anglers of the importance of having a rod licence and we hope it will provide a deterrent to any angler who is thinking of fishing without a licence or of failing to give details to an officer.

All of the money raised from rod licence sales is used to protect and improve fish stocks and fisheries, benefitting anglers and, for those caught cheating the system, we will always prosecute.

Every year across the country, thousands of anglers are prosecuted for not having a fishing licence. As well as cheating other anglers, fishing illegally can carry a hefty penalty. Getting caught without a licence could land a fine of up to £2,500.

Any angler aged 13 or over, fishing on a river, canal or still water needs a licence. A 1-day licence costs from just £6 and an annual licence costs from just £30 (concessions available). Licences are available from or by calling the Environment Agency on 0344 800 5386 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Anyone with information about illegal fishing activities can contact the Environment Agency Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


MIL-OSI UK: MPs cannot be allowed to undermine backstop – Anderson

Source: Sinn Féin

6 December, 2018 – by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the backstop cannot be allowed to be undermined by Brexiteer MPs. 
Martina Anderson said: 
“The backstop as already agreed between the EU and the British government must be maintained and protected. 
“It was put in place to avoid the imposition of any physical infrastructure or any hardening of the border. 
“Theresa May cannot now cast that agreement aside and allow MPs to decide on the operation of the backstop. 
“None of those MPs represent the people living along the border who would be most impacted by Brexit and whot the backstop was agreed to provide protection for. 
“British MPs cannot be allowed to ride roughshod over the backstop just as they have done over the democratically expressed views of the people of the north. 
“The Withdrawal Agreement cannot be unpicked in some attempt to paper over the deepening cracks in the Tory party and the wider British political system. 
“The backstop is the insurance policy for people in the north and those along the border in particular. It must be protected.”


MIL-OSI UK: Assembly calls on the Mayor to declare a Climate Emergency

Source: London Assembly

The government should give the Mayor of London more powers to ensure London is carbon neutral by 2030.

Today, the London Assembly called on the Mayor to put an emergency plan in place and declare a Climate Emergency in London.

Caroline Russell AM, who proposed the motion said:

“Catastrophic climate breakdown might be as little as twelve years away – this would have profound impacts on every aspect of our lives in London from flooding and overheating in summers, disruption in our food supply chains as well as in the wider natural world.  

“The Mayor need to be at the forefront of this challenge, declaring a climate emergency and an urgent updating of his carbon reduction targets to make London carbon neutral by 2030, decades ahead of his current plans.  By example setting a precedent for other major and world cities.”

The full text of the motion

This Assembly notes that the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, published in October 2018, describes the enormous harm that a 2°C rise is likely to cause compared with a 1.5°C rise, and confirms that limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C may still be possible with ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities and others.

This Assembly notes the Mayor’s climate change mitigation and adaptation responsibilities and recognises that he aims to make London a zero-carbon city by 2050 and would welcome further ambitious steps.

We welcome action by Bristol city council and other city councils around the world to declare and commit resources to tackling a ‘Climate Emergency’.

We urge the Mayor to declare a Climate Emergency, supported by specific emergency plans with the actions needed to make London carbon neutral by 2030, call on government to give him the powers and funding to make this possible and, as vice chair of the C40 Cities network, to be a leader on this agenda.