Monday, 15 March 2021
Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Orders, 4 June and 30 December 2020). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]
The Secretary of State was asked—
What steps his Department is taking to reduce the risks posed by technological advances in cyber warfare to the UK’s critical national infrastructure.
What steps his Department is taking to support the welfare of UK veterans overseas.
What recent assessment he has made of the level of satisfaction among armed forces personnel with military (a) housing and (b) salaries.
What recent discussions he has had with representatives of military charities on improving support for veterans throughout the UK.
What support his Department has provided to the NHS during the covid-19 outbreak.
What recent steps he has taken to help ensure that military personnel are available to assist with the covid-19 vaccine roll-out.
What recent estimate he has made of the number of personnel serving in the Army.
What steps he is taking to improve mental health support for veterans in the (a) north-east and (b) UK.
What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the (a) Submarine Delivery Agency and (b) Office for Nuclear Regulation on the progress of the submarine dismantling programme.
What steps his Department is taking to help improve the service justice system.
On what basis the Advisory Military Sub-Committee decided not to recommend service medal awards to British nuclear test veterans.
What steps his Department is taking to help ensure that armed forces personnel are at the heart of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.
What recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the immigration status of Commonwealth-born veterans.
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the armed forces’ capacity to deliver military aid to civilian authorities operations.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Before we come to the statement by the Home Secretary, I need to inform the House that because charges have now been brought in the Sarah Everard case, legal proceedings are now active for the...
I would like to make a statement about bus services. Britain is often described as a railway nation, but if we have a national form of public transport, it is definitely the bus, carrying more...
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Registration of Marriages Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 22 February, be approved.—(Michael Tomlinson.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and Question...
That the draft Financial Reporting Council (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 8 February, be approved.—(Michael Tomlinson.) Question agreed to....
That the draft Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Change of Expiry Date) Regulations 2021, which were laid before this House on 11 February, be approved.—(Michael...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Michael Tomlinson.)
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