Monday, 16 May 2011
Ordered, That the Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in the present Parliament for the constituency of Belfast...
The Secretary of State was asked—
What his policy is on the use of defence procurement to support and stimulate advanced manufacturing.
Whether he has discussed with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government the merits of a council tax rebate for members of the armed forces who are serving overseas.
What discussions on security and defence issues he has had with his counterparts in the US Administration, Pakistan and Afghanistan following the death of Osama bin Laden.
When he expects to make a decision on the location of events to mark the 2012 Armed Forces day for the nation.
What recent assessment he has made of the implications for his Department’s policies of the security situation in the middle east.
What assessment he has made of the adequacy of equipment provided to the armed forces to counter improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to seek the modernisation of NATO.
What steps the Government plan to take to fulfil the Prime Minister’s pledge to enshrine the military covenant in law.
What plans his Department has to reinforce troops in Afghanistan over the summer campaigning season.
What progress has been made on his Department’s consultation on equipment, support and technology for UK defence and security.
What plans he has for the future of service family accommodation; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the armed forces covenant. The Government have no higher duty than the defence of the realm, and the nation has no greater...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. In a recent debate in Westminster Hall, the Minister of State, Department of Health, the right hon. Member for Chelmsford (Mr Burns), suggested that one way of...
I beg to move, That this House— (1) approves the Fifteenth Report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges (House of Commons Paper No. 1023); (2) endorses the recommendation in...
I beg to move, That this House has considered the matter of the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Our security and prosperity in Britain are indivisible from those of other...
Ordered, That, on Tuesday 24 May, the House shall meet at 11.30 am and references to specific times in the Standing Orders of this House shall apply as if that day were a Wednesday.—(Miss...
Ordered, That Mrs Siân C. James be discharged from the Justice Committee and Jeremy Corbyn be added.—(Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, on behalf of the Committee of Selection .)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Miss Chloe Smith.)
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