Monday, 20 May 2019
The Secretary of State was asked—
What joint military exercises UK armed forces personnel have conducted with Saudi Arabian armed forces in the last three years.
How many payments the Government have made to armed forces personnel based in Scotland to mitigate the Scottish rate of income tax.
What recent assessment she has made of trends in the number of armed forces personnel.
What assessment she has made of the potential merits of commissioning icebreaker capability to operate exclusively in the Arctic.
What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Capita’s Army recruitment contract with her Department.
Whether the Government plan to (a) support and (b) deploy in conjunction with the US to deter Iranian military action against the UK’s allies in the Gulf.
What steps her Department is taking to encourage competition in defence procurement.
What progress the Government have made on abolishing application fees for the right for indefinite leave to remain for Commonwealth servicemen and women.
What assessment she has made of the potential effect on surrounding communities of the closure of RAF Scampton; and what plans she has for the future siting of the RAF aerobatic team.
What progress the Government have made on implementing the veterans strategy.
What discussions she has had with (a) the Department for Education and (b) Five Eyes partners on safeguarding military technology developed in UK universities.
What steps her Department is taking to support UK defence manufacturing.
If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if she will make a statement on the Ministry of Defence’s policy on co-operating with the use of torture overseas.
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Application for emergency debate ( Standing Order No. 24)
Considered in Committee [Dame Eleanor Laing in the Chair]
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
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With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 4 and 5 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Companies (Directors’ Remuneration Policy and Directors’ Remuneration Report) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 8 April, be approved.
That the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 2 April, be approved.—(Michelle Donelan.) Question agreed to.
Ordered, That Liz Twist be discharged from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee and Mohammad Yasin be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Selection Committee.)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Michelle Donelan.)
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