Monday, 13 March 2017
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps his Department is taking to ensure the effective delivery of the armed forces covenant.
What operations the Royal Navy is currently engaged in.
What assessment he has made of the adequacy of support available to veterans entering the civilian workforce.
What recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on NATO’s 2% GDP spending target.
What recent assessment he has made of progress in the international campaign to tackle Daesh.
What international operations the Royal Navy is conducting in support of UK economic interests and the Global Britain campaign; and if he will make a statement.
What progress he has made on implementing the defence estate strategy.
What steps he is taking to increase the number of cadet units in state schools.
What assessment he has made of the economic and social effect on local communities of proposals in the defence estate review for the closure of Ministry of Defence sites.
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the level of funding for his Department.
What steps he is taking to release surplus Ministry of Defence land.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek your guidance about the convention that Members should notify each other when they visit their constituencies. On the way to my surgery on Saturday...
Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill for the purpose of...
Queen’s consent signified. Clause 1
I beg to move, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 1.
Debate resumed (Order, 9 March). Question again proposed, (1) That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.—(Mark Spencer.) Question agreed to. Motion...
That the draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.—(Mark...
That the draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2017, which was laid before this House on 2 February, be approved.—(Mark Spencer.) Question agreed...
That the draft Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 12 January, be approved. —(Mark Spencer.) The Speaker’s opinion as to the decision...
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will appoint Professor Elan Closs Stephens as an Electoral Commissioner with effect from 13 March 2017 for the period...
Ordered, That Kelly Tolhurst be discharged from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee and Antoinette Sandbach be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Ordered, That Marie Rimmer be discharged from the Justice Committee and Jo Stevens be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Ordered, That Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Gareth Snell be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mark Spencer.)
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