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Written Answers — Defence: Naval Refit Contracts (10 Mar 2005)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the competition process for the contract for the repair of HMS Nottingham.

Written Answers — Defence: Naval Refit Contracts (14 Mar 2005)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the contracted price was for the refit package for HMS Richmond placed with FSL.

Written Answers — Defence: Contract Prices (17 Mar 2005)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what grounds his Department determines whether a contracted price is achievable without subsidy and without additional payments from the Department.

Business of the House (5 Apr 2005)

Rachel Squire: Can my right hon. Friend say whether there will still be an Adjournment debate on Thursday on defence in the UK?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Kosovo (24 Jan 2000)

Rachel Squire: May I very much welcome the assurances given by my right hon. Friend? They once again demonstrate that the present Government's and the previous Government's management of defence spending are like chalk and cheese. Will he once again agree that Conservative Members who were members of the Government who cut defence spending by nearly one third have no right to preach on defence spending?...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 Feb 2000)

Rachel Squire: Does my right hon. Friend agree that sub-post offices—of which there are nearly 20 in my constituency, in villages such as Blairhall and Saline—provide a vital community service, as they are often the early warning system when an elderly or disabled person does not call in as usual for their pension or newspaper? Given the Government's commitment to building strong communities, does the...

Defence White Paper (28 Feb 2000)

Rachel Squire: I echo the tributes paid to Michael Colvin, who was truly a gallant and honourable gentleman. I also express my deep sympathy to his family, and that of his wife. Let me begin with people, and echo the tributes that have been paid to our armed forces. As the first line of the White Paper says, Britain's Armed Forces are among the best in the world. They do us proud. I also want to mention...

Defence White Paper (28 Feb 2000)

Rachel Squire: I am sorry, but I must decline, because I know that at least one other hon. Member wishes to speak. The White Paper also deals with NATO and European defence. In the same presentation and article, entitled "Bringing the Armed Forces into a New Millennium", the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Charles Guthrie, said: There is an argument that a strong, more assertive Europe will...

Defence in the World (4 May 2000)

Rachel Squire: Given the points that my right hon. Friend has just made, will he join me in welcoming the establishment of a defence diplomacy scholarship scheme at Shrivenham, which seeks directly to influence the conduct of civilian and military personnel worldwide in peacekeeping and other operations?

Defence in the World (4 May 2000)

Rachel Squire: I thank my hon. Friend for giving way—[Interruption.] I apologise; I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. I always manage to get that wrong. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, from the mid-1980s onwards, the previous Government cut defence expenditure by one third? Does he also agree that there was a one-third cut in Army personnel, and that that was one of the major factors in the...

Defence in the World (4 May 2000)

Rachel Squire: I share the hon. Gentleman's concerns about developments in North Korea and the relationship between Iraq and Serbia. Is his party in favour of the continuation and development of the anti-ballistic missile treaty?

Defence in the World (4 May 2000)

Rachel Squire: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Defence in the World (4 May 2000)

Rachel Squire: I shall endeavour to be brief, because several other hon. Members have been waiting some hours to catch your eye, Mr. Deputy Speaker. The title of this debate is wide ranging. It is global in its reach, much like our armed forces. That is not to say that we have a regiment in every country in the world, but few countries have no presence of UK armed forces personnel acting in some capacity...

Oral Answers to Questions — Economy (27 Jun 2000)

Rachel Squire: Does my hon. Friend agree that the recent order for 22 Mega-3 rail freight wagons for Rosyth dockyard is an example of the Government's economic policies and defence diversification policies securing jobs in an area that was devastated by the previous Government? Does he also agree that the greatest risk to the economic regeneration of Rosyth and other parts of Scotland would be the return of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Naval Funding (3 Jul 2000)

Rachel Squire: With regard to naval operations support, will my right hon. Friend confirm that regular discussions take place with defence manufacturers not only on ship maintenance, refitting and repair facilities, but on promoting defence diversification? Given the job losses that were announced at Rosyth dockyard on Friday—a direct result of the previous Government's decision to remove submarine work...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: EU Reform (18 Jul 2000)

Rachel Squire: Does my right hon. Friend agree that there would be little or no benefit to Britain if our approach was to stand and whinge on the sidelines like the Tory party? Does he further agree that the best place for Britain to be is at the centre of the European stage, working for reform and enlargement to build a more democratic and accountable European Union?

Defence Procurement (26 Oct 2000)

Rachel Squire: I welcome the good news for Harland and Wolff, Tyneside and Govan. I have yet to meet a shipyard or dockyard worker who wants his success to be paid for at the price of someone else's job. The Government are providing a good balance and a lifeline until the biggest warship order that the UK has seen for years comes into effect. Does my right hon. Friend agree that this makes it even more...

Defence Procurement (26 Oct 2000)

Rachel Squire: First, I pay tribute to the people who work in our shipyards, dockyards and defence industry who try daily to deliver of their best. Secondly, I pay tribute to Ministers who have difficult procurement decisions to make, as was demonstrated earlier today. Thirdly, I pay tribute to our armed forces who are so highly thought of throughout the world and whose lives depend on the equipment that we...

Defence Procurement (26 Oct 2000)

Rachel Squire: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker.

Defence Procurement (26 Oct 2000)

Rachel Squire: Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I have always understood that the time available at the end of a debate would be equally shared between the Opposition and the Government, but the Opposition spokesman has exceeded his time.

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