Monday, 9 July 2001
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will list the five largest deployments of the British Army abroad.
What changes there have been in the global security environment and the role of the UK's defence forces with respect to peacekeeping since the 1998 strategic defence review.
If he will make a statement on policy priorities for the Royal Navy; and how they have changed since the publication of the strategic defence review.
What steps he is taking to involve local communities in the sale of his Department's former sites.
What plans he has for the disposal of housing stock owned and maintained by his Department in support of RAF Saxa Vord.
How many claims for compensation by service volunteers at Porton Down have been received by the War Pensions Agency.
What representations he has received concerning the European security and defence policy.
When he expects each of the three services to reach their full manning strength.
If he will make a statement on the number of Army recruits recruited (a) by the recruiting group and (b) by soldiers detached from battalions in the last five years.
What plans he has to improve front-line equipment for the Army.
What recent discussions he has had with the United Nations about the promotion of peacekeeping.
What the basis is for holding the present number of Trident missiles.
What military action Her Majesty's forces engaged in during June over Iraq; and if he will make a statement.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will be aware that, over the weekend, 164 police officers were injured in Bradford. You will also be aware that the Home Secretary said that he is actively...
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Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Order [ 28 June], That the following provisions shall apply to the Export Control Bill:
3.—(1) Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 23rd October 2001. (2) The Standing Committee shall have leave...
4.—(1) Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are...
Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52(1)(a), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Export...
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [ 28 June], That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 26th October, 2nd, 23rd and 30th November 2001,...
Motion made, That Mr. Russell Brown, Mr. David Chaytor, Brian Cotter, John Cryer, Mr. Jeffrey M. Donaldson, Mr. Paul Goodman, Andy King, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Mr. Andrew Love, John McDonnell, Mr....
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Caplin.]
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