Kevan Jones: Having visited the DWP offices in Stanley and Chester-le-Street in my constituency, can I agree with one thing that the Secretary of State said and say thank you to the staff for their work? However, a real fear has been raised with me by constituents who have poor IT skills. What more can we do to support these individuals and also to expand access to IT, because many libraries have been...
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department calculates estimated costs to the public purse for running bidding competitions.
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated costs were associated with running bidding competitions for each of the programmes in the current Equipment Plan.
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel will participate in the key NATO and allied exercises (a) Ramstein Alloy 18-2, (b) Dynamic, (c) Brilliant Jump, (d) Trident Junture 2018, (e) EADRCC Consequence Management Field Exercise SRBIJA 2018, (f) Anakonda, (g) Cyber Coalition and (h) NATO-EU Parallel and Coordinated Exercise (PACE 18).
Kevan Jones: NATO was one of the great achievements of the 1945 Labour Government. Its creation was pushed through by the tenacity and force of will of Ernie Bevin and Clem Attlee, who had both lived through two world wars—Attlee was wounded at Gallipoli. The creation of NATO was based on our party’s fundamental principles of international co-operation and internationalism, and on the idea of...
Kevan Jones: The legislation regulating both doctors and healthcare professionals is now 35 years old. It is inefficient, outdated and—as I know from a constituency case in which the individual concerned is into the fifth year of her complaint to the GMC—not user-friendly for the complainant. The GMC and other healthcare professionals want change and the Secretary of State’s Department...
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent contributions the UK has made to UN Command-led exercises in South Korea.
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was for training UK armed forces personnel to (a) operate and (b) service the Northrop Grumman AN/AAQ-37 Distributed Aperture System used in F-35B aircraft.
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the support cost is for each radar per year of the (a) BAE Systems and (b) Lockheed Martin long range air defence radar support contracts; and what the reasons are for the difference in those costs.
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what weighting will be given to National Security Objective 3 during the bid selection process for future Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fleet Solid Support Ships.
Kevan Jones: I welcome the Home Secretary’s announcement. I note that he is not going to reclassify cannabis, but will he look at how we deal with individuals in possession of a small amount of cannabis? To that end, will he look at Checkpoint, an alternative justice initiative by Durham police that aims to help individuals and to try to break the link between drugs and crime?
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to urge Iranian compliance with Security Council Resolution 2216.
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his (a) South Korean and (b) Japanese counterparts on the outcome of the US-North Korea summit which took place on 12 June 2018.
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking in upholding the Korean Armistice Agreement.
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many F35B aircraft are scheduled to have been delivered to the UK by 2023.
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of converting pre-2023 delivered F-35B aircraft from the Northrop Grumman to Raytheon supplied Distributed Aperture System.
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to upgrade existing UK F-35B aircraft with Raytheon's Distributed Aperture System.
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost per unit is for each F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System and helmet.
Kevan Jones: I welcome any new money for the NHS, but does the Secretary of State agree that prevention is better than cure? Durham County Council has had its public health budget cut every single year for the last eight years. Can he tell me how much of this new money will be going to public health, or is he now going to have another fight with the Treasury to get it to release more money for public health?