Monday, 2 November 2009
The Secretary of State was asked-
What role the Territorial Army has played in Afghanistan since 2001.
What his most recent assessment is of the adequacy of training facilities for the reserve forces; and if he will make a statement.
What his plans are for the future of RAF search and rescue bases in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
What recent assessment he has made of the internal and external threats to the military security of Afghanistan.
What changes are planned to be made to the practices and processes within his Department in light of the recent Gray report on defence acquisition.
What steps the Government have taken to respond to requests from military commanders for additional troops in Afghanistan made in 2009.
What plans he has for the future of the Territorial Army.
What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of availability of equipment for pre-deployment training in the UK.
What recent progress has been made towards procurement of the next generation of the nuclear deterrent; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Home Secretary if he will make a statement about the dismissal of the chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
First of all, I am sure the whole House will want to join me in sending our condolences to the family and friends of Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid, of 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, who...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In a written answer to me on 27 October 2009, Health Ministers claimed that the reason for their delay in publishing the final report from the Nutrition Action...
Bill, not amended in the Public Bill Committee, considered. Third Reading Queen's consent signified.
I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of tackling anti-social behaviour. I am pleased to be able to initiate a debate in Government time on this extremely important issue,...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 2615), dated 25 September 2009, a copy of which was laid...
That the Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 2725), date 9 October 2009, a copy of which was laid before this House on 12 October, be approved. -(Mark Tami.) Question...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That Mr David Kidney be discharged from the West Midlands Regional Select Committee and Mrs Janet Dean be there added.- (Mark Tami.)
Motion made, and Question ( 29 October) again proposed, That Linda Gilroy be discharged from the South West Regional Select Committee and Roger Berry be added.- (Mark Tami.)
Ordered, That Mr Andy Slaughter be discharged from the Children, Schools and Families Committee and Ms Karen Buck be added. -(Mr. McAvoy, on behalf of the Committee of Selection. )
Ordered, That Emily Thornberry be discharged from the Communities and Local Government Committee and Mr Andy Slaughter be added. -(Mr. McAvoy, on behalf of the Committee of Selection. )
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.- (Mark Tami.)
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