Monday, 2 September 2013
The Secretary of State was asked—
What conclusions he has drawn from the Trident alternatives review about alternatives to a UK nuclear deterrent based on Trident.
What assessment he has made of the contribution made by armed forces based in Scotland to the collective defence of the UK.
What progress he has made in drawing down the number of UK troops in Afghanistan to around 5,200 by the end of 2013.
What progress his Department has made in the assessment phase for reform of Defence Equipment and Support.
Whether his Department has undertaken a cost-benefit analysis of a Trident replacement; and if he will make a statement.
What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Syria; and if he will make a statement.
What steps his Department is taking to strengthen the military covenant.
What smart defence or pooling and sharing initiatives the UK has joined; and what estimate he has made of savings to the public purse arising from such schemes.
What steps he is taking to increase defence exports.
What discussions he has had with employers following the publication of the White Paper on reserve forces.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. On 29 August, during the debate on chemical weapons in Syria, the hon. Member for Bradford West (George Galloway), who is not in his place, denied—
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Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Registrar of Public Lending Right) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 9 May, be approved.—(Nicky Morgan.) [Relevant document:...
That the draft Regulatory, Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (Amendment of Schedule 3) Order 2013, which was laid before this House on 24 June, be approved.—(Nicky Morgan.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 119(11)),
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 9124/13 and Addenda 1 and 2, a draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on measures facilitating the exercise of...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Nicky Morgan.)
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