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Backbench Business: Defence Capability — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Oct 2017)

Julian Lewis: As time is so pressing, and so many people wish to speak who do not get as many opportunities as I do to speak on this subject, I shall just raise a few brief points. First, I wish to place on record the gratitude of the Defence Committee as a whole to my hon. Friends the Members for Beckenham (Bob Stewart), for Filton and Bradley Stoke (Jack Lopresti) and for North Wiltshire (James Gray) and...

Backbench Business: Defence Capability — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Oct 2017)

Julian Lewis: The idea that anyone could be my right hon. Friend’s boss on the Defence Committee is polite, but fanciful. Is our decision-making process adequate to produce a strategy? In a word, no. We have got to a situation where the chiefs of staff are too divorced from strategy-making. They are then left to have to make cuts in capacity themselves, while they are not able to get together to...

Grenfell Tower: Business of the House (19 Oct 2017)

Julian Lewis: Will the Leader of the House draw the attention of all relevant Ministers a very important ten-minute rule Bill that will be introduced on Wednesday week by my right hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Richard Benyon)? It proposes the introduction of a statute of limitations to prevent the persecution, through legal process and the courts, of veterans for events that occurred in Northern...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Julian Lewis: I warmly thank the Foreign Secretary for suggesting that he and I should visit the BBC Monitoring Service at Caversham Park before the crazy decision is implemented next year to sell off the site and break our link with the similar American operation there. Will he remonstrate with his officials, however, on the grounds that 45 minutes for a walk through on a Thursday is not long enough for...

Iran (16 Oct 2017)

Julian Lewis: Will the Government dust off the files marked “Cold war containment” and try to get the message across to our American friends and allies that a policy of containment while repressive societies evolve is the best way to deal with countries like Iran?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Guam and Hawaii: NATO (16 Oct 2017)

Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the UK's obligations under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty are in relation to (a) Guam and (b) Hawaii; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea: South Korea (16 Oct 2017)

Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK is under any obligation to provide military support to the Republic of Korea in the event of a resumption of hostilities on the Korean peninsular under the terms of (a) the Joint Policy Declaration on the Korean Armistice, signed in Washington DC on 27 July 1953, (b) any resolution of the UN Security Council or...

Retail Energy (12 Oct 2017)

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Retail Energy (12 Oct 2017)

Julian Lewis: Given the time that will elapse before the cap is introduced, is there a danger that the energy companies will raise prices as much as possible in the hope of influencing the level at which the cap will be set? What will the Government do to prevent such a tactic from succeeding?

Business of the House (12 Oct 2017)

Julian Lewis: As well as my weekly—[Interruption.]

Business of the House (12 Oct 2017)

Julian Lewis: Thank you, Mr Speaker; it is always worth waiting for a good opportunity. As well as my perennial request for a statement about what steps the Government will take to protect our Northern Ireland service veterans from pursuit in the courts, perhaps I may ask for a good news statement about the progress made by so many schools and colleges in GCSEs and A-levels in recent weeks and months.

Bae Systems Military Air & Information Sites: Job Losses (10 Oct 2017)

Julian Lewis: When BAE Systems says to the Government that this is normal business practice, will the Government reply to BAE Systems by reminding it that it is not a normal business, because it enjoys a near monopoly position in many parts of the British defence procurement structure? Will they therefore extract from BAE Systems a promise to work closely with the Government to examine to what extent any...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Sep 2017)

Julian Lewis: The widow of our murdered colleague Ian Gow has expressed dismay and disgust that hundreds of former soldiers face reinvestigation—yet again—over incidents that occurred 40 years ago, while her husband’s suspected killers walk free. Will the Prime Minister now introduce legislation for a statute of limitations, coupled with a truth recovery process, finally to put an end to...

Business of the House (7 Sep 2017)

Julian Lewis: I thank the Leader of the House and her assiduous Parliamentary Private Secretary for responding so quickly to the requests led by the Chair-elect of the Public Accounts Committee. Indeed, I thank you, Mr Speaker, for your intervention in getting the Select Committees up and running from next week. May we take advantage of the fact that there is a suspension of the usual arrangements in...

National Shipbuilding Strategy (6 Sep 2017)

Julian Lewis: Where warships are concerned, quantity is a form of quality because even the most powerful warship can be in only one place at any one time. I therefore warmly welcome the strategy, particularly its acknowledgement, in the section on strategic context, that: “There is a need for greater volume in the destroyer and frigate force if we are to deliver the required operational...

Points of Order (6 Sep 2017)

Julian Lewis: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I had planned to raise this point a bit later with, I had hoped, the Chairs-elect of other Select Committees, but as you are going to be vacating the Chair, I think I should raise it now. Can you throw any light on the apparent delays in setting up the Committee of Selection, which are being used as some form of excuse for even further postponement in getting...

Korean Peninsula (5 Sep 2017)

Julian Lewis: May I urge the Foreign Secretary to cheer up a bit and to cast his mind back 53 years to 1964, when red China, led by Mao Tse Tung, who was every bit as much of a murderous maniac as the current leader of North Korea is, was about to acquire nuclear weapons? May I ask my right hon. Friend to face up to a couple of hard facts? First, he is clearly right to say that North Korea is determined on...

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