Results 121–140 of 2094 for speaker:Nia Griffith

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: National Security Council (21 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 150630, what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Defence prior to the decision being taken to make the National Security Council sub-committee on matters relating to cyber programmes and policy development part of the NSC Strategic Defence and Security Review sub-committee.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: National Security Council (21 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 150630, when the first meeting of the National Security Council sub-committee on matters relating to cyber programmes and policy development took place; and how many times that sub-committee has met.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: National Security Council (21 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 150630, when the National Security Council web page was updated to remove the reference to the National Security Council sub-committee on matters relating to cyber programmes and policy development.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: I welcome this opportunity to debate the role of NATO. The timing is particularly appropriate, with the debate coming ahead of the NATO summit next month. The alliance is the cornerstone of our defence and our collective security, and Labour Members are proud of the role our party played in its founding. The leadership of Clement Attlee and his Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin, was so...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: I will confirm that Labour 100% supports NATO and, as the Leader of the Opposition has made absolutely clear, we want to work within it to promote democracy and to project stability. That is exactly what we would do if we were in government.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: As I have just explained, our leader has been very clear about the position we hold, and he does see that working within NATO is very important for projecting stability and promoting democracy. Let me make some progress now, if I may. NATO’s founding was not meant in any way to undermine or detract from the primacy of the United Nations; rather, it was to work alongside the UN, in full...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: The hon. Gentleman simply needs to look at our record. We consistently spent well over 2% when we were in government. We do have a good record on spending. I know that there is concern across the House about current levels of defence spending, as the hon. Gentleman has just indicated. The recent findings of the National Audit Office that the equipment plan is simply not affordable, with a...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: I thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to let the hon. Gentleman intervene. We absolutely agree with what he says.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: The Labour party wants absolute, full co-operation with European partners. We recognise that we are leaving the EU, but in every other respect we want to be fully European. We want to have full co-operation within NATO and the Council of Europe. We are living in an increasingly unpredictable world, with a very unpredictable—and, at times, isolationist—United States Administration,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: We have made our position on the nuclear deterrent absolutely clear. We support the nuclear deterrent and we support NATO. That is our party policy. I think that I had just mentioned the isolationist US Administration.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: I thank my hon. Friend not only for the work that she does on behalf of this Parliament in respect of NATO, but for making a very valid point and clarifying exactly the position that we do seem to have at the moment with the United States. It is all the more important for the UK to use our voice, through organisations such as NATO, to be a force for good in this world. It was the same...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (19 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions he has met with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (19 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions he he has discussed the UK's future security relationship with the EU with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (19 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions he has discussed the UK's future engagement with the Galileo satellite programme with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations (15 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 148703, what voluntary ODA funding the UK has allocated for the purposes of UN peacekeeping in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: United Nations: Secondment (15 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civil servants of his Department and (b) armed forces personnel have been seconded to the UN in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: National Security Council (15 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 143701, for what reason the National Security Council sub-committee on matters relating to cyber programmes and policy development does not appear on the list supplied in that answer; and if he will list the Ministers who are members of that sub-committee.

Galileo Programme (14 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the UK’s future participation in the Galileo Public Regulated Service.

Galileo Programme (14 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: The future of the UK’s relationship with Galileo is extremely important, and yesterday’s release from the Commission reveals the enormous gulf between the UK Government’s position and the Commission’s view. This matter must be dealt with urgently. The strategic defence and security review highlighted the importance of Galileo for our armed forces, saying: “we...


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