Madeleine Moon: rose—
Madeleine Moon: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. This morning, a written statement has been released by the Ministry of Defence on the modernising defence programme. It says very little apart from warm words and platitudes, but the issue of great interest across the defence estate is when we are going to have a contractual agreement on the airborne early warning and control capability—the new...
Madeleine Moon: Last week, I visited the Endeavour unit at Parc prison in my constituency. It is a specialist unit set up for ex-serving military personnel and looks to use their experience to deal with reoffending. May we have a debate on Parliament’s and the Government’s ongoing responsibility to ex-serving personnel, and how we can utilise their capabilities, perhaps in reserve units?
Madeleine Moon: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the definition of terminal illness in the Welfare Reform Act 2012; and for connected purposes. I declare an interest as the chair of the all-party parliamentary group on motor neurone disease. My husband, my brother-in-law and my mother-in-law all died from motor neurone disease. Today I am placing an emphasis on motor neurone...
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding he has allocated and how he has allocated it to the (a) Big White Wall and (b) Veterans' Gateway projects in each year since their inception; and if he will make a statement.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if the Government will commit to funding the a) Big White Wall and (b) Veterans' Gateway throughout this Parliament.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Capita has a register of all reservist recruitment units; and if he will make a statement.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many reservists were recruited in each month in each year since 2016 to date; and if he will make a statement.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints have been (a) received by the Armed Forces Ombudsman about the Royal Military Police (RMP) (b) made against the RMP, (c) investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IPCC) and (d) upheld by the IPCC in each year since 2015; when the most recent inspection of the RMP took place; and if he will make a statement.
Madeleine Moon: I welcome the statement and the combat air strategy, but I say to the Secretary of State that it is deeply worrying how often we have gone to America to buy our fighters. Will we be looking to British industry to provide the AWACS aircraft, because these advance warning aircraft should be British-made and British-built?
Madeleine Moon: Order. I hope the shadow Minister is about to wind up. We have to hear from the Minister yet.
Madeleine Moon: You have gone over your five minutes considerably.
Madeleine Moon: In an hour debate, it is five minutes.
Madeleine Moon: Before I call the next speaker, I remind Members who have indicated a desire to speak of the usual convention of either approaching the Speaker’s Office, notifying the Member who has secured the debate or passing a note to the Chair.
Madeleine Moon: Because of the Division, this debate will last until 5.43 pm.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to (a) Russia, (b) China, (c) Norway and (d) South Korea on establishing a Marine Protected Area in the Weddell Sea.
Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will review the licence provisions to enable people to grow hemp for personal (a) food and (b) clothing use.
Madeleine Moon: What steps is the Secretary of State’s Department taking to counter those in Daesh, al-Qaeda and their affiliates who are now creating chaos across the swathe of sub-Saharan Africa, forcing much of the people movement towards the Mediterranean and on to our shores? What are we going to do there to again destroy Daesh?