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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Summit (9 Jul 2018)

Nia Griffith: It is very troubling indeed that the UK risks going to this NATO summit without being able to offer certainty to allies about our future defence capabilities. The past few months have seen unprecedented leaks from the MDP, speculation about cuts, outlandish briefings to the media and even a reported threat to bring down the Prime Minister, although I gather the Defence Secretary may now have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (9 Jul 2018)

Nia Griffith: Capita’s recruiting partnership project is failing on every measure. It has missed the MOD target for savings by more than £100 million in the past six years and the latest figures show that the number of personnel in the Army has fallen yet again. Does the Minister agree with Labour that it is time to take this failing contract back in-house?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (9 Jul 2018)

Nia Griffith: After Capita’s abysmal failure to deliver the recruitment project, many people would question its capacity to carry out any major MOD contracts, but the Government’s decision to outsource the Defence Fire and Rescue Service to Capita when the MOD has scored the company as 10 out of 10 for risk simply beggars belief. The Minister’s response to the hon. Member for Glasgow...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Alliances: Disclosure of Information (5 Jul 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what processes his Department has in place to tackle the leaking of correspondence from allies.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: USA: Military Alliances (5 Jul 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has held discussions with his US counterpart on their leaked correspondence of 12 June regarding UK defence spending; and if he will make a statement.

Point of Order (4 Jul 2018)

Nia Griffith: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. May I ask your advice on the process by which the Government should inform Her Majesty’s Opposition of changes to business, including questions? As you will be aware, the Government have amended the order of oral questions to bring Defence questions forward by a week to this coming Monday, but they did not inform me or anyone in the Opposition...

Counter-Daesh Update (3 Jul 2018)

Nia Griffith: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement and for advance sight of it. The Opposition welcome the extraordinary progress that has been made in the campaign against Daesh. This evil organisation and its poisonous ideology must be defeated wherever they emerge. We pay tribute to our UK servicemen and women, whose courage and commitment is hastening the demise of Daesh, and we pay tribute...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Fire and Rescue Service (2 Jul 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Written Statement of 18 June 2018, HCWS770 on Contingent Liability, if he will pause the Defence Fire and Rescue project as a result of concerns on the financial health of the selected bidder.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (2 Jul 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 153784, on how many occasions he has met the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in a bilateral meeting.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Fire and Rescue Service (2 Jul 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many duty holders were consulted during the Defence Fire and Rescue Project contract bidding process.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Capita and Serco (26 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what external advice his Department has received on the financial health and risk of (a) Capita and (b) Serco.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Housing (26 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from each Service have successfully applied for the Tenancy Deposit Loan scheme in each year since it was launched.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Finance (25 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Defence Procurement of 14 June 2018, Official Report, column 1083, whether its planned for a UK equivalent to the Galileo system to be paid for out of funding for his Department; and if he will make a statement.

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 decision was taken to make the 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, 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...


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