Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

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  • Sea Supply Routes (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will consult with his European colleagues with a view to interesting them further in improving the defence of the sea supply routes on which their...

  • Underwater Technology (10 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence whether the facilities at the British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre will be made available for the testing of civil projects.

  • Departmental Land (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence how many acres of land in the United Kingdom are in the ownership of the Ministry of Defence and how this figure compares with one year and two years ago,...

  • Northern Ireland (31 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence what extra leave entitlement is given to Army personnel serving in Northern Ireland.

  • War Graves (Relatives' Visits) (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will explore the possibility of setting up a scheme to assist the close relatives of Service personnel buried in war graves overseas to visit the...

  • Meritorious Service Medal (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence what representation he has received from holders of the Meritorious Service Medal calling for a reduction in the waiting time before payment of the annuity...

  • V/STOL Aircraft (12 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future employment of the vertical short take-off and landing aircraft in the Fleet and, in particular, in the new...

  • European Nuclear Force (11 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence what plans he now has for a European nuclear force: and if he will make a statement.

  • Beira Patrol (9 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will make an official visit to the men and ships of the Beira patrol.

  • Deaths Overseas (Notification) (8 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will now review the procedure for informing relatives about, and making funeral arrangements for, soldiers killed either in action or on...

  • Nimrod Aircraft (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence what proposals he has to purchase further Nimrod aircraft to fill the early warning rôle against low-flying bombers as part of defence strategy.

  • Five-Power Defence Agreement (South-East Asia) (8 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence if, in view of the recent decisions of the Australian Government, he will seek to re-negotiate the Five-Power Defence Agreement in South-East Asia.

  • Royal Air Force (Flight Safety) (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence what steps he is taking to improve the standard of flying safety in the Royal Air Force.

  • Combat Aircraft (Procurement) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will seek to arrange for discussions on the need to co-ordinate the combat aircraft procurement policies of the German, Italian and British air forces.

  • Departmental Headquarters Work (Relocation) (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence what steps he has taken to re-locate headquarters work of his Department in the development areas.

  • Nuclear Submarines (SALT Agreements) (8 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence having regard to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks agreement, if he will undertake not to modernise the British nuclear submarine fleet.

  • Army Officer Recruitment (Advertisements) (7 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will withdraw the words, "Talk to the crew on your father's yacht", in advertisements on how to beat the Army Officer Selection Board.

  • International Law of the Sea Conference (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence what part the Royal Navy is playing in preparation for the International Law of the Sea Conference.

  • Harrier Aircraft (8 speeches)

    asked the Minister of State for Defence how many Harrier aircraft have now been ordered for the United States Marine Corps and how many for the Royal Navy.