Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much each branch of the armed forces spent on advertising and marketing for recruitment purposes in each year from 2010 to date.
Nia Griffith: Employees and families across the country will be hit hard by the news that has come from BAE today. The loss of nearly 2,000 highly skilled jobs is nothing short of devastating for communities and local economies that have a proud history of defence manufacturing. Moreover, if these redundancies go ahead, there is a very real risk that these skills will be lost forever, with a knock-on...
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to remove the legal duty of care owed by his Department to Armed Forces personnel.
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 5260, on the Navy, whether the personnel numbers targets have changed from SDSR 2015 for each Service; and what the personnel targets are for each Service by 2025.
Nia Griffith: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement, and for advance sight of it. I welcome the fact that this strategy has finally been published—we all want a secure future for this country’s world-class shipbuilding industry, and this represents a step in the right direction—but may I ask the Secretary of State why on earth it has taken so long? He announced this strategy...
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which countries had maritime patrol aircraft based at RAF Lossiemouth during 2016; and how many maritime patrol aircraft each of those countries deployed to RAF Lossiemouth during that year.
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) women and (b) men are employed in administrative roles in each service.
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps his Department has taken to assess the adequacy of fire safety standards in (a) service accommodation and (b) substitute service accommodation.
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Minister of State for the Armed Forces of 10 July 2017, Official Report, column 11, whether he plans for the Navy to grow by 400 more personnel than the current 29,430 regular personnel, or the 30,060 regular personnel serving at the time of that policy announcement in 2015.
Nia Griffith: After losing her majority at the general election, the Prime Minister has now signalled that she is prepared to work across the House with other parties on areas of agreement. In that spirit, I make a constructive offer. The Government have just introduced the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill in the other place. If the Government agree to amend the Bill to include a real-terms pay rise...
Nia Griffith: On the contrary, our manifesto was fully funded, and the Government know that. They know how to raise taxes if they need them. The fact is that the Armed Forces Pay Review Body is severely constrained by the overall 1% cap on public sector pay that the Government have imposed. If the Government will not legislate for a pay rise, will the Secretary of State at least allow the pay review body...
Nia Griffith: We welcome the fact that Iraqi forces, backed by the coalition air strikes, have managed to retake Mosul, with only a small section of the city still under Daesh control. This has been a challenging and complex operation, and we pay tribute to the personnel who have played a part in it, including our forces working on Operation Shader. We know that the battle against Daesh and its evil...
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of closures of his Department's sites on the local economy, employment and business of where those sites are based.
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with service families and local councils on the proposed closure of over 80 of his Department's sites.
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Jobcentre Plus districts have a designated Armed Forces champion.
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training and guidance is provided to his Department's staff on dealing with veterans.
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance will be provided for his Department's staff currently working at Wrexham following the decision to move operations to Bristol; and if he will make a statement.
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the National Shipbuilding Strategy has been written; and when his Department plans to publish that strategy.
Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to publish new strategic equality objectives.