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Monday, 13 July 2015
The Secretary of State was asked—
What progress he has made on recruitment to the reserve forces.
What assessment he has made of the potential contribution to the economy of the building of the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. [R]
What plans he has to strengthen the armed forces covenant.
What discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on submarine activity in the Irish sea in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
What plans he has to increase the proportion of recruits to the armed forces who come from ethnic minority groups.
What steps his Department is taking to degrade and defeat ISIL.
What assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the decision by the Major Projects Authority to give the Future Reserves 2020 programme a red rating.
If he will establish an inquiry into UK armed forces operations in Helmand province in 2006.
What capability upgrades are planned for Typhoon jets.
What recent discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary on the relationship between the national security strategy and the strategic defence and security review.
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UK’s military co-operation with the Government of Saudi Arabia.
How existing and anticipated threats to UK interests will be taken into account (a) as part of the strategic defence and security review and (b) in future allocations of defence expenditure.
What plans he has to invest in new equipment for the armed forces.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Debate resumed (Order, 9 July). Question again proposed, That— (1) It is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in...
With the leave of the House, we will take motions 3 to 7 together. Ordered,
That Bob Blackman, Jo Cox, Helen Hayes, Kevin Hollinrake, Julian Knight, David Mackintosh, Mr Mark Prisk, Angela Rayner, Mary Robinson and Alison Thewliss be members of the Communities and Local...
That Edward Argar, Bob Blackman, Jenny Chapman, Nic Dakin, Yvonne Fovargue, Patricia Gibson, Patrick Grady, Simon Hoare, Sir Edward Leigh, Ian C. Lucas, Mr Alan Mak and Mr David Nuttall be...
That Victoria Borwick, Jim Dowd, Chris Green, Liz McInnes, Dr Tania Mathias, Carol Monaghan, Graham Stringer, Derek Thomas, Matt Warman and Daniel Zeichner be members of the Science and...
That Tom Blenkinsop, Michael Ellis, Stephen Hammond and Derek Twigg be members of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.
That Byron Davies, Chris Davies, Dr James Davies, Carolyn Harris, Gerald Jones, Christina Rees, Antoinette Sandbach, Liz Saville Roberts, Craig Williams and Mr Mark Williams be members of the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Simon Kirby.)
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