Results 1–20 of 640 for speaker:Gavin Williamson

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Single Source Procurement Legislation: Review (14 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: Section 37 of the Defence Reform Act (2014) requires me to carry out a review of the single source procurement legislation (the DRA and the Single Source Contract Regulations 2014) within three years of it coming into force on 18 December 2014. In meeting this obligation, I would like to express my appreciation for the work and support provided by the Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO)...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Grant-in-Kind of Equipment to the Jordanian Armed Forces (14 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: I have today laid before the House a Departmental Minute describing a package of equipment that the UK intends to provide to the Jordanian Armed Forces. The value of the package is estimated at £2,562,500. The provision of equipment will be treated as a grant-in-kind. Following correspondence from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee in 2016, Departments which previously treated...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ukraine: Military Aid (13 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: Holding answer received on 06 December 2017 The UK and Canada, as well as other partner nations, are working closely together, providing advice on strategic defence reform in Ukraine through our respective representatives on the Defence Reform Advisory Board. The UK and Canadian representatives have developed a particularly effective working relationship and are currently pursuing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Scotland (13 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: The £1.5 billion of defence investment in Scotland over a 10 year period will be spent on improvements to infrastructure at Faslane, Coulport and Lossiemouth. The planned investment in Faslane and Coulport includes the Faslane Nuclear Infrastructure Continuous Availability Project, Coulport Infrastructure Continuous Availability Project and the Faslane Nuclear Support Hub. There will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment: Expenditure (13 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: In the five years from 2012-13 to 2016-17 spend on the equipment programme grew by an average of 3.5% per year in real terms.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Finance (13 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: The commitment to spend 2% of GDP on Defence came after a thorough examination of threats and risks, after which the Government decided on an appropriate level of funding. The 2% commitment should be seen as a base and not a target. The Government are committed to spending 2% of GDP on Defence until 2022. Commitments on Defence spending beyond this point will be laid out in future Spending...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia: Armed Forces (13 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: Training provided to Saudi Arabia is under constant review. The UK is not training the Saudi Armed Forces in irregular activity but is providing courses in how to counter it.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ukraine: Military Aid (8 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: Holding answer received on 06 December 2017 In 2016 surplus equipment was supplied to the Ukrainian Armed Forces in addition to other, purchased items. More recently, when President Poroshenko visited the UK in April 2017, he presented the Prime Minister with a list of Ukrainian equipment requirements, seeking UK assistance where possible. In light of this request, the head of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Yemen: Military Intervention (8 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: Holding answer received on 07 December 2017 The UK is not involved in counter-terror operations in Yemen. US counter-terror activities are a matter for US authorities.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ukraine: Military Aid (8 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: Holding answer received on 07 December 2017 Over the last two years, the total cost of equipment supplied by Her Majesty's Government to the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) was £2.2 million. This has been a mix of purchased items and surplus equipment; the intention to gift the latter was laid before the House in 2015 and 2016. These items reflected the urgent and life saving...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Finance (8 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: Holding answer received on 07 December 2017 The entities referred in the hon. Member's question are not sections or sub-heads in the Ministry of Defence's Estimates and are not therefore subject to the virement process.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: National Security (8 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: The Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force have provided inputs into the Ministry of Defence throughout the National Security Capability Review, and will continue to do so.

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Correction (7 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: I wish to inform the House that an error has been identified in the answer I gave to the hon. Member for East Devon (Sir Hugo Swire) in Defence Oral Questions on 27 November 2017, Official Report, column 21, on the subject of funding defence nuclear capabilities. To clarify, the UK’s nuclear deterrent has always been funded from the Defence budget.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Staff and Armed Forces (6 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: Holding answer received on 04 December 2017 Civil Servants and members of the Armed Forces are not permitted to bring domestic pets into Ministry of Defence (MOD) Main Building. The only exceptions to this policy are dogs which work to assist individuals who have disabilities such as visual impairment or deafness, or an animal that is on duty and performing a task that is necessary...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Finance (5 Dec 2017)

Gavin Williamson: The Chancellor confirmed in the Autumn Budget that the Government will continue to meet its commitments to public spending made in Spending Review 2015. For defence this means that the Government will continue to meet the NATO commitment to spend at least 2% of the UK's GDP on Defence each year until 2020-21. Additionally, Defence's budget will continue to increase by 0.5% above inflation...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure (29 Nov 2017)

Gavin Williamson: Holding answer received on 28 November 2017 No estimate of losses and special payments made in the 2017-18 financial year is currently available centrally. The latest audited information, published in July 2017, and covering the financial year 2016-17 is available on pages 125-126 of the Ministry of Defence 2016-17 Annual Report and Accounts, a copy of which is in the Library of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: National Security (28 Nov 2017)

Gavin Williamson: The National Security Capability Review is being conducted by the National Security Adviser, with individual strands taken forward by cross-departmental teams. Defence is one strand of the overall work programme. Any decisions on whether, when or to what extent the conclusions of this work are made public are for Ministers to decide.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO North Atlantic Command (27 Nov 2017)

Gavin Williamson: May I start by congratulating, on behalf of those who work in our armed forces, His Royal Highness Prince Harry on his engagement to Meghan Markle? Prince Harry has acted as a proud champion of servicemen and women in the armed forces, most notably with his commitment to the Invictus games. I am sure we would all like to echo your words, Mr Speaker, in wishing the two of them the very best in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO North Atlantic Command (27 Nov 2017)

Gavin Williamson: The hon. Gentleman makes an important point about the increased activity of Russian submarines in the north Atlantic. I am sure he would welcome the investment that the UK Government are putting into Her Majesty’s naval base at Clyde. Some £1.5 billion is being spent on investing in Scotland and 6,500 personnel are already based at Her Majesty’s naval base at Clyde, and that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO North Atlantic Command (27 Nov 2017)

Gavin Williamson: My hon. Friend makes a valuable point about making sure we have the right capability for all our armed forces. I am taking the opportunity to look at all the work that has been done and I am making my own judgment as to the best way to go forward.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.