Monday, 17 March 2014
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress his Department has made on its planned increase in the activity of reserves in Cornwall.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of military assistance provided to civil authorities during recent flooding.
What plans he has to increase employment opportunities for the spouses of armed forces personnel.
What recent progress he has made on the Army 2020 proposals.
What progress he has made on using funding from LIBOR fines to benefit former and serving military personnel.
What recent assessment he has made of the economic effects on west Fife of the Queen Elizabeth class carrier programme.
What discussions he has had with his counterparts in NATO member states in preparation for the NATO summit in September 2014.
What steps he is taking to strengthen the armed forces covenant.
What progress his Department has made on its procurement of three new offshore patrol vessels from BAE Systems.
What effect the Army 2020 review has had on the operational capability of the armed forces.
What steps his Department is taking to support conflict prevention; and if he will make a statement.
What recent progress his Department has made on its response to the internal radiation leak aboard HMS Vanguard; and if he will make a statement.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
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Consideration of Lords amendments
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I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 2.
I beg to move, That this House agrees with Lords amendment 4.
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Amber Rudd.)
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