Monday, 2 November 2020
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Order, 4 June). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What preparations his Department has made to support the NHS and other public bodies with their response to covid-19 during winter 2020-21.
What his proposed timescale is for the next strategic defence review.
What steps the armed forces are taking to support the response to the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps his Department is taking to support defence exports to NATO partners.
What steps his Department is taking to support the development of British shipbuilding.
What support his Department is providing to veterans’ charities during the covid-19 outbreak.
What steps his Department is taking to protect veterans from vexatious legal claims.
What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the overseas operations Bill on the ability of service personnel to make civil claims against his Department.
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on providing an effective welfare service for veterans.
What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the overseas operations Bill on the number of veterans who make allegations of (a) negligence and (b) personal injury against his Department.
What recent steps his Department has taken to protect UK territorial waters in the (a) north Atlantic and (b) North sea.
What recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of non-disclosure agreements used within his Department’s defence programmes.
If he will bring forward equipment procurement decisions to support the defence manufacturing industry during the covid-19 outbreak.
What assessment he has made of the potential threat of international disinformation to the security of the UK.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Before I call the Prime Minister, I wish to make a short statement. I regret that the main elements of the Prime Minister’s statement were announced over the weekend. I understand that the...
With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement on the measures we must now take to contain the autumn surge of coronavirus, protect our NHS and save lives. On Saturday evening, the chief...
I should like to make a short business statement following on from the earlier announcement by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister. Tomorrow’s business remains as previously announced....
I beg to move, That this House has considered covid-19. This global pandemic calls on us all to make the best judgments that we can on behalf of our nation. This disease attacks us all because we...
Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 4 November, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16(1) (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), debate on the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(James Morris.)
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