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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...

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...

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?...

Estimates Day: Scotland Office (16 Dec 1999)

Rachel Squire: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iran (7 Dec 1999)

Rachel Squire: Many of my constituents are members of the Baha'i community. They regularly raise with me their anxieties about the Iranian Government's persecution of, and discrimination against, members of the Baha'i faith in Iran. Will the Minister give an assurance that, during the visits that he announced for early next year, the concerns and human rights of members of the Baha'i community in Iran are...

Long-term Care (2 Dec 1999)

Rachel Squire: I, and I am sure other right hon. and hon. Members, share the deep sense of shame and disgrace so powerfully expressed by the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Mailing (Sir J. Stanley). We must ask ourselves how our society has reached a point when elderly residents of homes that they have occupied for many years do not seem even to be covered by the United Nations convention on human...

Long-term Care (2 Dec 1999)

Rachel Squire: I am urging the Government to give serious consideration to the royal commission's recommendations on personal care and on that being free of charge. Today's pensioners deserve top priority in whatever money is available. I need to hear more of the arguments about whether that should apply to those of us who have a few years yet to retirement age. But we have a particular responsibility to...

European Union (1 Dec 1999)

Rachel Squire: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. Although I disagree with much of what he says, I welcome the fact that the points are being made in the Chamber. Will the shadow Foreign Secretary give an assurance that he will not follow the example of the shadow Defence Secretary, the hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr. Duncan Smith), and cross the Atlantic to give evidence to a...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs and Defence (22 Nov 1999)

Rachel Squire: I have the statistics that 1 believe that the hon. Gentleman quoted in his speech to the UN congressional committee. They reveal that the proportion of the United Kingdom's gross domestic product spent on defence was 5.2 per cent. in 1985 and had been reduced to 2.8 per cent. in 1997, which represents a cut of nearly 50 per cent. under his Government. Would he like to explain that to the House?

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs and Defence (22 Nov 1999)

Rachel Squire: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I should like to correct the hon. Gentleman. The fact is—

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs and Defence (22 Nov 1999)

Rachel Squire: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs and Defence (22 Nov 1999)

Rachel Squire: I begin by joining all those who have paid tribute to the diplomatic services and to the British armed forces and their families. I share the concerns expressed on both sides of the House about the current shortfall in the British armed forces and the strains that that can place on the forces and their families. The Government inherited armed forces that the previous Government had reduced...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Oct 1999)

Rachel Squire: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the members of the official Opposition and of the press who are anti-Europe refuse to recognise the benefits of the jobs, training, transport and community development that European funding has helped to bring to my constituency and to many other parts of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland? Does he also agree that as the United Kingdom...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Economy (27 Jul 1999)

Rachel Squire: Does my right hon. Friend agree that tackling low pay and family poverty has been a priority for the Government, unlike the previous Government, who believed that no income level was too low for a family to live on as long as it did not affect them or their supporters? Does he also agree that the minimum wage and the working families tax credit—both introduced this year—will lift...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Union (Northern Dimension) (20 Jul 1999)

Rachel Squire: If he will make a statement on the development of a northern dimension to the EU's common foreign and security policy. [90455]

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: European Union (Northern Dimension) (20 Jul 1999)

Rachel Squire: Will my right hon. Friend join me in welcoming Finland to the presidency of the European Union and in paying tribute to the crucial role that Finland played in the Kosovo peace settlement, especially through its president, Martti Ahtisaari? Does she agree that Finland's initiative late in 1997 in developing a northern dimension to the European Union's common foreign and security policy...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Aircraft Carriers (19 Jul 1999)

Rachel Squire: What progress has been made in his Department's plans to procure two new aircraft carriers. [90204]

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Aircraft Carriers (19 Jul 1999)

Rachel Squire: I very much welcome my hon. Friend's statement that future carriers will be built in a British yard. Will he confirm that Kvaerner Govan will be able to compete, along with other UK yards, for the work to build those carriers? Does he agree that, until those carriers are built, it is vital that we maintain the present condition of our aircraft carriers? Will he join me in praising the high...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Rail Freight (29 Jun 1999)

Rachel Squire: What plans he has to encourage the increased carriage of freight by rail in Scotland. [87516]

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Rail Freight (29 Jun 1999)

Rachel Squire: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the previous Conservative Government failed miserably to develop rail freight, despite its clear advantages for the environment, for employment and for industry? Will he tell us a little more about the progress that has been made on the freight facilities grant? Will he consider the future use of that grant to develop combined rail and sea freight...


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