Monday, 23 June 2003
The Secretary of State was asked—
If he will make a statement on the impact of US defence procurement policy on the UK defence industry.
If he will make a statement on the future use of the new ranges in Shoeburyness.
How many Territorial Army soldiers were deployed on Operation Telic; and how many are still in Iraq.
What recent discussions he has had with the Governments of (a) Canada and (b) Denmark about UK policy on strategic missile defence.
If he will make a statement on his Department's plans for the former RAF base at Machrihanish.
If he will make a statement on the contribution which the armed services based in the south-west of England (a) made and (b) continue to make to coalition operations in Iraq.
If he will make a statement on the procurement orders for (a) tanks and (b) combat aircraft.
What (a) inoculations and (b) preventive medicines have been given to UK troops deploying to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
What assessment he has made of the impact of offshore wind farms on MOD radar systems; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on the procurement of ordnance by the armed forces.
If he will make a statement on the technologies which his Department has assessed as being of strategic importance to the future effectiveness of the UK's defence forces.
If he will make a statement on the armed forces' military preparedness to deal with security threats to the UK.
With permission, Mr Speaker. I shall make a statement on the European Council, which I attended in Greece on 19 and 20 June. I should like to offer my thanks to Prime Minister Simitis and the...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Have you been approached today by any Minister seeking to clarify the position on tax? Since the astonishing revelations by the tax-raising Leader of the House...
I inform the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Order. We now come to the next motion, which is on transport. I must inform the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Order for Second Reading read. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills), That the Bill be now read a Second time. The House divided:...
That the draft Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003, which were laid before this House on 8th May, be approved.—[Derek Twigg.] Question agreed to. Motion made, and...
That the draft Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003, which were laid before this House on 8th May, be approved.
Ordered, That Sir Patrick Cormack be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Richard Ottaway be added to the Committee.—[Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered, That Keith Hill be discharged from the Accommodation and Works Committee and Mr Bob Ainsworth be added to the Committee.—[Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered, That Sandra Gidley be discharged from the Health Committee and Mr Paul Burstow be added to the Committee.—[Mr. John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
I wish to present a petition on behalf of many hundreds of my constituents who want to preserve their local pharmacies and safeguard the services that they provide to the local communities that I...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Derek Twigg.]
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