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  • Arms Sales (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress to date of the work of the arms salesman, Mr. Raymond Brown.

  • Overseas Servicemen (United Kingdom Accommodation) (25 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance he is proposing to give to local authorities to offset the extra cost involved to them in receiving in their areas the Servicemen and...

  • F111 Aircraft (Offset Agreement) (12 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total value of orders received to date from the United States of America by British manufacturers to offset the cost of the F111; and what...

  • Thailand (British Army Detachment) (7 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the further employment in Thailand of the British Army detachment which recently completed the construction of a military aerodrome...

  • Middle East (Defence Commitments) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what research he has now initiated into the possibility and methods of transferring existing overseas defence commitments in the Middle East and east of...

  • Rhodesia (Public Order) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has prepared contingency plans for the restoration of public order in Rhodesia following any breakdown of law and order there as the result of...

  • South Arabia (British Forces) (12 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what interval of time he now expects to elapse between the commencement of the independence of the Federation of South Arabia and the completion of the...

  • F111 Aircraft (20 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will state the terms on which he has taken up the option to order 40 further F111K aircraft.

  • Training Areas (8 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many training areas there are in the United Kingdom where an armoured brigade group may train as a whole; where they are; and what plans he has for...

  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Force Levels) (8 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects a conclusion to the consideration within the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation of force levels.

  • Military Expenditure (Asia) (9 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the results of his consultations with Australia and New Zealand concerning proposed reductions in the United Kingdom's...

  • Aldabra (8 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he intends to visit the island of Aldabra.

  • Military Firearms (Consignment) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what revised instructions he has issued concerning the consignment of military firearms by passenger train.

  • R.A.F. Ground Attack Squadrons (Far East) (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Air Force ground attack squadrons are deployed in Far East command.

  • Barracks and Married Quarters (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence by what date, according to his present plans, the shortage of barracks and married quarters in the United Kingdom will have been eliminated.

  • Anglo-French Variable Geometry Aircraft (8 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has now agreed a specification for the Anglo-French variable geometry aircraft; and how many of these he expects to order for the Royal Air Force.

  • Surface-to-Surface missile (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence when the first British surface-to-surface missile for use at sea will be operational.

  • Servicemen (Overseas Service) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the minimum age below which no lad entering the services may be drafted overseas.

  • Aden (Ground Defence Equipment) (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the value of airport radar and ground defence equipment being left to defend Aden when South Arabia attains independence.

  • Military Equipment Orders (South Africa) (8 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what inquiries for orders for warships and military aircraft from South Africa have been received during the last year; and whether any such orders have...

  • British Nuclear Weapons (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what steps have been taken to implement the policy of internationalising the British nuclear weapons; and whether he will make a statement.

  • Medical Officers (Pay) (8 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he proposes to bring the increase in pay to medical officers in the Armed Forces into line with the increases given to medical general...

  • Malagasy Republic (Defence) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what defence agreement exists with the Malagasy Republic; when it was published; and what has been the total cost to Defence Votes of operating from...

  • Burtonwood (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, when Burton-wood comes into use again as a United States Air Force Base, United States bombing aircraft using it will carry hydrogen bombs on board at...

  • Servicemen and Families (B.A.O.R. and Far East) (1 speech)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will state the number of single men in the British

  • Under-Age Recruits (Discharge) (20 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether, in future, he will allow under-age recruits to the Services to opt for a discharge a year after enlistment instead of only three months after...

  • Legal Officers (Pay) (10 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the present position regarding the pay of the Army Legal Services; whether Command Paper No. 2903 of February, 1966, applies; and if he will make...

  • Forces, Aden (Casualties) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will take steps to see that information either by print or photograph of members of Her Majesty's Forces in Aden being injured in combat is not...

  • Chemical and Biological Warfare Laboratories (Inspection) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the Government's policy towards the international inspection of chemical and biological warfare laboratories, in the light of the Report of the...

  • Aden (Service Accommodation) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence for how many Service personnel his Department has accommodation in Aden; and for how many Service families; and how much has been spent in the last five...

  • Malta (Service Accommodation) (8 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence for how many Service personnel and for how many members of their families he has accommodation in Malta; and what is the average cost per man per day...

  • Aden (Evacuation of Women and Children) (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the early evacuation of British women and children from Aden; what steps have been taken to provide their fullest protection; and if...

  • "Torrey Canyon" (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many high-explosive bombs were used in operations against the "Torrey Canyon"; how many hit the ship or fell into the sea; and how many failed to...

  • Recruits (Security Inquiries) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if applicants for entry to the Armed Forces who are likely to come into contact with classified material during their Service careers are subject to...

  • Recruits (Nationality Rules) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence why the parents of British applicants for entry to the Armed Forces, apart from other rank entrants to the Army, are required to be British subjects or...

  • Armed Forces (Police Service) (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to give facilities to members of the Services who wish to leave the Armed Forces for service in the police force to do so.

  • Polaris Submarine Programme (Cost) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is now his estimate of the likely total cost of the Polaris submarine programme and its support costs compared with the cost that was stated when the...

  • Westerly Winds (10 speeches)

    Mr. Gresham Cooke: asked the Secretary of State for Defence to what reasons is ascribed the recent eight-week period of westerly winds over this country, one of the longest periods in recorded...