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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Exercises (14 Dec 2017)

Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Defence of 28 November 2017, House of Lords Official Report, Column 663, if he will list the training and exercise events scheduled to take place in the 2017-18 financial year that have been cancelled.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Exercises (14 Dec 2017)

Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2017 to Question 110567, on Armed Forces: Training, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Defence of 28 November 2017, House of Lords Official Report, column 663, whether his Department's plans for the units and personnel listed to conduct cold weather training in Norway have changed...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Exercises (14 Dec 2017)

Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2017 to Question 110568, on Armed Forces: Training, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Defence of 28 November 2017, House of Lords Official Report, column 663, whether his Department's plans for the units and personnel listed to participate in Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 have...

Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Julian Lewis: At a time of intolerable financial pressure on defence, will the Prime Minister confirm that there can be no question of our paying billions of pounds to the European Union that we do not need to pay, unless as part of an overall trade deal?

Exiting the Eu: Costs (29 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: These negotiations remind me of the even more complex ones on arms reductions in the 1980s. Will the Minister bear it in mind that the lessons of those negotiations were, first, that too many one-sided concessions project an image of weakness and, secondly, that to get the very best deal, we often have to walk away first and wait for the other side to agree with us, come back, sit down and...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: My hon. Friend mentions the continuous at-sea deterrent. Given the necessary upfront investment in new submarines, what does he make of the idea put about on the Government Benches that perhaps this major investment should be met from the Treasury reserve?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: rose—

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: In the past, it has been possible to make common cause between the Government and Labour Benches on the need to secure the future of the nuclear deterrent. Can we now make common cause on a recognition that the bare minimum of 2% of GDP is simply not enough, bearing in mind the fact that for several years after the cold war, in 1995-96, after we had taken the peace dividend, we were still...

Industrial Strategy: Points of Order (27 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. You will recall that I raised a point of order on 23 October about the fact that the new National Security Adviser, Mark Sedwill, had declined to give evidence to the Select Committee on Defence about the ongoing capability review, saying that that was a matter for the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy. Mr Speaker, you will have seen from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Departmental Funding (27 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: I warmly congratulate my right hon. Friend on taking up office in this vital position. When he speaks to the Chancellor, will he take the opportunity of reminding him that, in the cold war years, we spent 5% of GDP on defence and that now we spend barely 2% of GDP on defence? Perhaps a target nearer to 3% of GDP on defence might prevent our armed forces from being further hollowed out.

UK Amphibious Capability — [James Gray in the Chair] (21 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: Will the Minister give way?

UK Amphibious Capability — [James Gray in the Chair] (21 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way, but she does seem to have moved into discussing general expenditure issues and away from the specific topic. Does she remember writing to me on 25 January this year to say: “There are no current plans to decommission the ships”— that is, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark— “early, and I can reassure you that their out of...

UK Amphibious Capability — [James Gray in the Chair] (21 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: Does that remain the position?

UK Amphibious Capability — [James Gray in the Chair] (21 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: In support of what the hon. Lady just said, may I remind her that when the former Secretary of State for Defence came before the Defence Committee, he said that the reason for the review was an intensification of the threats? We would therefore expect to have more resources put into defence, rather than fewer.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: BBC Monitoring (21 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date he will reinstate his proposed visit to the BBC Monitoring Service at Caversham Park, together with the chairmen of three select committees, formerly scheduled for 19 October 2017.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia: BBC (21 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the risk of restrictions being placed on BBC personnel based in Russia in response to restrictions being placed on Russia Today in western countries; how capable the BBC Monitoring Service is compensating in the UK for any restrictions placed on its personnel in Russia; and if he will make a...

Defence Aerospace Industrial Strategy: Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (16 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: I speak not only as a former member of the ISC, but as someone who was involved in the 1980s in trying to counter what were called active measures—the use by the Soviet Union of agents of influence and organisations to try to have an impact on British public opinion. The difference between then and now is that it was then quite easy to expose who was behind the influence operations, but...

Defence Aerospace Industrial Strategy (16 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: In the run-up to this debate, which was so ably introduced by the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Ruth Smeeth)—a star of the Defence Committee—I and no doubt other members of the Committee were almost inundated with communications from defence companies that wanted to showcase how much they do for industry in this country. For example, Boeing UK wanted to draw attention to...

EU Exit Negotiations (13 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: Is there any prospect of the excellent Sir James Dyson being invited to join our splendid team of negotiators?

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (13 Nov 2017)

Julian Lewis: As an ardent Churchillian, does my right hon. Friend accept that this has not been his finest hour? Before the Opposition make too much of that, however, may I urge them to avoid headlines such as that in The Independent online, which says, “Boris Johnson should resign if British mother stays in Iranian jail” for “even one more day”? The Iranian regime plays politics...


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