Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

– in the House of Commons on 3 December 1969.

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  • Libya (18 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future of defence facilities in Libya.

  • Military Equipment In Transit (Damage) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost, in each of the last three years, of damage in transit to military equipment and stores shipped from British ports to Service units overseas.

  • Multi-Rôle Combat Aircraft (22 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will now publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the figures relating to estimated costs of the multi-rôle combat aircraft which he gave to the Press...

  • Torpedo Control, Firth of Clyde (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what are the arrangements for control of torpedoes in the Firth of Clyde.

  • Hebrides Rocket Range (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the latest position reached regarding the proposed extension of the rocket range in the Hebrides.

  • Aircraft Carriers (14 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has reconsidered his decision to eliminate aircraft carriers from the Royal Navy.

  • Air Training Corps Cadet (Kingston-upon-Thames) (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will order an inquiry into the arrangements made by Royal Air Force Station, Scampton, for a course for Air Training Corps cadets and to the failure...

  • Helicopters (12 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what action he proposes to take to provide the necessary helicopters for the three Services subsequent to the cancellation of French participation in the...

  • V.T.O.L. Aircraft (14 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the use of vertical take-off aircraft, such as the Harrier, at sea.

  • Apprentice Group Instructors (Royal Naval Dockyards) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on the future conditions of service for apprentice group instructors in the Royal Naval dockyards.

  • Royal Naval Dockyard (Technical Colleges) (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on the future of Royal Naval dockyard technical colleges.

  • Service Training, Dartmoor (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made in his discussions about the renewal of licences for the Services to train on Dartmoor.

  • Training Exercises, West Malaysia (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence when it is proposed to hold training exercises in West Malaysia in 1970; what units will be involved; and for how long.

  • Five-Power Defence Talks (Kuala Lumpur) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what progress was made at the Five-Power defence talks at Kuala Lampur in which the United Kingdom took part, which ended on 6th November.

  • H.M.S. "Hermes" (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what role is planned for H.M.S. "Hermes" after 1970.

  • Europe (Disengagement) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what recent initiatives he has taken towards disengagement in Europe; to what extent the Government's proposals have been agreed with Great Britain's...

  • Reserves (N.A.T.O. Obligations) (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals he has for strengthening the reserves to match Great Britain's obligations to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation; and if he will make a...

  • Indian Ocean Islands (Military Use) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what steps have been taken in regard to the British Indian Ocean Islands to develop them for military purposes; and if he will make a statement as to...

  • Overseas Funerals (Attendance of Relatives) (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements are made for parents to attend the funeral of a son who dies when serving overseas.

  • Projects (Departmental Control) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what study he has made of the report by Dr. Geoffrey Williams, of Southampton University, copy of which has been sent to him, on the cancellation of the...

  • Military Equipment (11 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will state the total value of orders for military equipment, including the net cost of the cancellation of orders for the Fl 11 placed in the United...

  • Phantom Aircraft (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Phantom aircraft have now been delivered, and at what total sterling cost; what is the balance outstanding for delivery to complete the 170...

  • South Africa (Arms) (10 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what instructions have been given, following the recent appointment of a new arms salesman, about the sale of arms to South Africa for external defence...

  • Hong Kong (Helicopters) (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence, how many helicopters the Royal Air Force has at Hong Kong; what is their age and serviceability rate; and what proposals he has for replacing them, and when.

  • Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the annual cost of maintaining the Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover; and on which Vote the cost falls.

  • Army Recruitment (10 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the figures for re-engagement in the Army.

  • Hercules Aircraft (Fuel Tanks) (8 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence to what extent the fuel tanks fitted to the Royal Air Force C.130 Hercules aircraft have suffered corrosion; what is the cost; what action is being taken;...

  • Polaris Nuclear Submarine "Renown" (Incident) (6 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the recent incident in which the Polaris nuclear submarine "Renown" was involved in an accident with another ship.

  • British Forces, West Germany (Cost) (8 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the net cost to date, since the signing of the Paris Agreement, of maintaining British forces in Federal Germany after taking into account...

  • R.A.F. Station, St. Mawgan (Demonstration) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about the demonstration held at the Royal Air Force, St. Mawgan, on 14th August, 1969.

  • R.A.F. Station, St. Mawgan (Aircraft) (4 speeches)

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence when the replacement of Shackleton by Nimrod will be completed at the Royal Air Force, St. Mawgan; and what esimate he has made of the difference in...