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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

– in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 2nd November 2009.

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  • Territorial Army (16 speeches)

    What role the Territorial Army has played in Afghanistan since 2001.

  • Reserve Forces (4 speeches)

    What his most recent assessment is of the adequacy of training facilities for the reserve forces; and if he will make a statement.

  • RAF Search and Rescue (8 speeches)

    What his plans are for the future of RAF search and rescue bases in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

  • Afghanistan (21 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of the internal and external threats to the military security of Afghanistan.

  • Gray Report (16 speeches, 2 annotations)

    What changes are planned to be made to the practices and processes within his Department in light of the recent Gray report on defence acquisition.

  • Afghanistan (17 speeches)

    What steps the Government have taken to respond to requests from military commanders for additional troops in Afghanistan made in 2009.

  • Territorial Army (4 speeches)

    What plans he has for the future of the Territorial Army.

  • Pre-deployment Training (6 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of availability of equipment for pre-deployment training in the UK.

  • Nuclear Weapons (11 speeches)

    What recent progress has been made towards procurement of the next generation of the nuclear deterrent; and if he will make a statement.

  • Topical Questions (39 speeches, 1 annotation)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

  • Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (44 speeches, 2 annotations)

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Home Secretary if he will make a statement about the dismissal of the chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

  • European Council (49 speeches, 2 annotations)

    First of all, I am sure the whole House will want to join me in sending our condolences to the family and friends of Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid, of 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, who...