Monday, 23 April 2018
I am sure that the whole House would want to join me in sending their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge our warmest congratulations on the birth of their son.
The Secretary of State was asked—
What recent discussions he has had with military charities on improving support for veterans throughout the UK.
What assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent Russian military activity.
What discussions he has had with the service chiefs on armed forces personnel working with Capita to improve recruitment.
What the timetable is for the commissioning of the new Type 26 frigates.
What recent steps his Department has taken to develop the future accommodation model.
What assessment he has made of the effect on the defence and military aerospace industry of the UK leaving the EU.
What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the adequacy of funding for his Department.
What plans he has to use membership of the armed forces to promote social mobility.
What steps he is taking to improve wages and conditions for staff in his Department who are on low pay.
What steps he is taking to provide military support to NATO allies in the Baltic states.
What recent assessment he has made of trends in the size of the UK armed forces.
What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the training that it provides to African rangers in tackling wildlife poaching.
How much and what proportion of his Department’s expenditure he estimates will count towards the Government’s 0.7% of GDP aid spending target in 2018-19.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will make a statement on the Government’s policy on voter ID pilots taking place at the local government elections on 3 May.
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Ordered, That Chris Davies be discharged from the Backbench Business Committee and Colin Clark be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)
Ordered, That Lee Rowley be discharged from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and Julia Lopez be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mike Freer.)
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