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Department of Trade and Industry — People, Post Offices and Pensions (11 Dec 2003)

Rachel Squire: I suppose I live with a glimmer of hope that it is not a sham, but I fear that the hon. Gentleman may be right. I worry about just what pressure has been put on sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses to agree to closures. There may have been at least the implied threat that if they did not co-operate, they might forfeit the compensation that was being offered. Judging by what Post Office Ltd....

Defence White Paper/Operations in Iraq (11 Dec 2003)

Rachel Squire: Does my right hon. Friend agree that a key reason why the United Kingdom Government can act as an influential global player is the high standards and professionalism of our armed forces? What assurances can he give us that the proposals in the White Paper and the detailed proposals that will follow will not in any way lead to a decline in the ability of our armed forces to maintain those high...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Surface Fleet (3 Nov 2003)

Rachel Squire: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Government have delivered the largest warship-building programme for more than 30 years? Does he also agree that the Rosyth dockyard has delivered, to high standards on cost and on time, the refit and repair of our current surface fleet, and that maintaining such skills is a vital asset to this country? Will he do his utmost to ensure, particularly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Economy (28 Oct 2003)

Rachel Squire: Will my right hon. Friend raise with the STUC the importance to the Scottish economy of shipbuilding, ship repair and ship refit work? Does he agree that the future aircraft carrier will, whatever its final size, be the biggest warship ever produced and holds the key to a long-term future for Rosyth dockyard? Will he work with the STUC to retain some of Scotland's top engineering skills and...

Written Answers — Defence: Rosyth Dockyard (18 Sep 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will make a statement on the role of Rosyth dockyard in the (a) construction and (b) equipping of the (i) Type 45 and (ii) new aircraft carrier; (2) whether Rosyth dockyard will be (a) the whole ship integration yard for the new aircraft carrier and (b) involved in the block construction of the new aircraft carrier.

Written Answers — Defence: Rosyth Dockyard (18 Sep 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the role of Rosyth dockyard as a strategic asset for the Naval Fleet.

Written Answers — Defence: Rosyth (15 Sep 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what classification is given to the MOD estate at Rosyth; what this estate consists of in respect of the dockyard and the former naval base; and what plans there are to reclassify the defence estate at Rosyth.

Defence in the United Kingdom (11 Sep 2003)

Rachel Squire: As today is the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, may I too express my deep sympathy for all those who so tragically lost their lives and for those who have suffered as a consequence? This is very much a time for reflection—on the actions that we have taken since that fateful day in September 2001 and on what action is still required to prevent further...

Written Answers — Treasury: Redundancy Pay (17 Jul 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to review the tax threshold for redundancy pay; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Defence: Chocolate (17 Jul 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the reasons his Department (a) ended its order for chocolate with Duncans of Scotland and (b) placed the order with Nestlé;

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Radioactive Waste (16 Jul 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on progress in establishing a committee on Radioactive Waste Management.

Written Answers — Health: Neurologists (3 Jul 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to tackle the shortage of qualified neurologists; and what targets he has set to reduce waiting times in neurology.

Written Answers — Transport: European Maritime Safety Agency (26 Jun 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will put forward Rosyth as the permanent location for the European Maritime Safety Agency.

Written Answers — Defence: Submarines (26 Jun 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the (a) work, (b) progress and (c) timetable for the interim storage for laid-up submarines.

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Scientific and Technical Laboratory (13 Jun 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the responses made to the Defence Scientific and Technical Laboratory's site rationalisation consultation document.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: North Korea (10 Jun 2003)

Rachel Squire: If he will make a statement on bilateral relations with North Korea.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: North Korea (10 Jun 2003)

Rachel Squire: I thank my hon. Friend for his reply. Does he agree that although engaging in any constructive dialogue with North Korea is extremely difficult, it is vital in the interests of regional and global security to keep the channels of communication open? Will he join me in welcoming the recent statements by China and Russia and the G8 summit on North Korea's nuclear ambitions? What role is the UK...

Mineworkers Pension Scheme (10 Jun 2003)

Rachel Squire: I pay tribute to the efforts of my hon. Friend the Member for East Lothian (Anne Picking) to secure this important debate, and I congratulate her on her excellent contribution to it. My hon. Friend the Member for Selby (Mr. Grogan) spoke about an earlier retirement age for MPS members and current miners as a way of using the funds. My constituents in Dunfermline and west Fife, especially...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (4 Jun 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the (a) housing, (b) career development and (c) personal development costs pertaining to each DSTL employee at Rosyth who is being required to relocate; (2) if he will make a statement on the relocation costs of moving Rosyth DSTL staff to Porton Down; (3) what estimate he has made of the cost of recruiting and...

Written Answers — Treasury: Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (8 May 2003)

Rachel Squire: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the rules which reduce the amount of UK grants and funds awarded to the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council when it gains additional EU funding.


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