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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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Departmental Funding (11 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: A recent profile by BuzzFeed revealed that some colleagues have likened the Defence Secretary to Francis Urquhart, although they suggest that the fictional character may be a bit more sophisticated—they might think that; I couldn’t possibly comment. With Ministers arguing in recent weeks that defence funding should rise north of 2.5%, can the Secretary of State tell us what...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Departmental Funding (11 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: In January, the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, the right hon. Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), who is the Minister with responsibility for defence people, said that the cap on armed forces pay “has been lifted…and we look forward to the recommendations that will be made in March.”—[Official Report, 29 January 2018; Vol. 635, c. 597.] Given that it is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces: Personnel Levels (11 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: Potential recruits may well be concerned about the issue of legal claims against personnel and veterans, especially in the light of the Iraq historic allegations team debacle. It is now more than a year since the Conservatives made a manifesto promise to tackle those claims, and the issue has been raised repeatedly by hon. Members on both sides of the House. Why has nothing been done?

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (11 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 30 April 2018 from the hon. Member for Llanelli on his Department's policy on the relocation of Afghan Locally Employed Staff.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: United Nations: Secondment (11 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants have been seconded to the UN from each Department in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations (6 Jun 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of UK ODA spending has been spent on UN peacekeeping in each of the last eight years.


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