Monday, 19 October 2015
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps he is taking to increase the number of cadet units in schools.
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UK contribution to international efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL.
What the rules of engagement are for the use of remotely piloted aircraft in tackling terrorism; and if he will make a statement.
How many UK Normandy veterans have been awarded the Legion d’Honneur between 6 June 2014 and 12 October 2015.
What plans his Department has to invest in new equipment for the armed forces.
What progress his Department has made on procuring Type 26 frigates; and if he will make a statement.
What steps he is taking to increase the proportion of his Department’s procurement spending that goes to SMEs.
Which elements of his Department’s expenditure will contribute both to the target of 2% of GDP for defence and to the target of 0.7% of GNI for overseas development assistance.
What lessons his Department has learned from military action in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq which will inform a decision on possible UK military intervention in Syria.
What steps his Department has taken to mitigate the effects of low flying exercises on rural areas.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement on last week’s European Council. The main focus of the Council was on migration, but there were also important discussions on Syria and...
With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement on school expansion. On Thursday, I wrote to the head teacher at Weald of Kent grammar school to confirm that I had approved the...
Emergency debate ( Standing Order No. 24)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords]: Committal (1) The Bill shall be...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I., 2015, No. 1414), dated 23 June 2015, a copy of which was laid before this House on 25 June, be...
That the draft Byelaws (Alternative Procedure) (England) Regulations 2015, which were laid before this House on 21 July, be approved.—(Margot James.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Margot James.)
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