Results 141–160 of 300 for national service speaker:Andrew Murrison

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Foreign Affairs and International Development (15 May 2012)

Andrew Murrison: ...nuclear weapons, such as Russia and China, together with the UK aid transparency guarantee, should help to reassure a doubting public. However, it is the duty of all those of us who believe in international development to take the message out to our constituents and persuade them that it is in the recipients’ interest and in our own national self-interest that we should maintain our aid...

Bill Presented — Financial Services: Strategic Defence and Security Review (26 Jan 2012)

Andrew Murrison: ...evidenced by both Gray and Levene. However, we still have nearly 500 one-star officers and above—a whole battalion of senior officers on packages well in excess of £100,000. Defence Medical Services is a good case in point. To oversee the care of a patient population less than half the size of Wiltshire we require one three-star, five two-star and 15 one-star officers who serve not as...

Morocco (23 Nov 2011)

Andrew Murrison: ..., which may be of interest to those in the UK who are concerned about the established Church, and the Monarch as supreme governor. The proposals overhaul the judiciary, and even offer an ombudsman service, but reaction in the west has been mixed, with The Economist leading under the mean-spirited headline, “A very small step”. However, it is, without doubt, a step in the right...

Armed Forces Personnel (10 Nov 2011)

Andrew Murrison: ...and I have spoken with David Masters, the then coroner. Coroners are independent judicial office holders, and have been so for hundreds of years. In this respect, part of the value of the coronial service has been that it has been prepared to be very outspoken, and there are Ministers who served in the previous Administration who bear the scars on their backs of the coroner’s many...

Armed Forces Personnel (10 Nov 2011)

Andrew Murrison: Real estate is clearly important, but does my hon. Friend agree that one of the chief advantages of the relocation is the potential for far greater integration with the national health service? That will mean that the excellent service provided at Headley Court will be more likely to be emulated throughout our national health service not only for our service personnel but for everyone?

Western Sahara (27 Jan 2011)

Andrew Murrison: ...direction of the UN's support for what it calls "self-determination of the people of the Western Sahara." Some have even said that the powers over matters excluding foreign affairs, defence and the national judiciary exceed those devolved to Scotland and Wales. My hon. Friend the Member for Monmouth might wish to comment on that in due course. There are, however, problems. Enumerating the...

Armed Forces Bill (10 Jan 2011)

Andrew Murrison: ...and the deal we are prepared to strike in recognition of it. On the one hand, it might be a "no-disadvantage" covenant, by which I mean that people will not be disadvantaged by their military service. On the other hand, might it mean a "citizen-plus" covenant, in that people will get a bit extra in recognition of the fact that they are serving or have served, or are related to someone who...

Strategic Defence and Security Review ( 4 Nov 2010)

Andrew Murrison: ...), has an extremely impressive membership. I know that the Committee will do a great job in holding the Government to account, which is indeed its function. The first duty of the state is to defend national security and the national interest. Even in today's defence debate, we have to admit that the chief threat to this country is not military at all, but economic. It is, of course,...

Opposition Day — [20th Allotted Day]: Future of the Territorial Army (28 Oct 2009)

Andrew Murrison: ...to them to have tabled an amendment. As a regular and a reservist, I have seen just how easy it is to plunder the territorial, whether that be the TA, the special constabulary or the retained fire service. There is an almost institutional tendency for the top brass to recommend savings from reservists or part-timers. Territorials are caught in a sort of pincer movement between the generals...

John Pitman ( 8 Jul 2009)

Andrew Murrison: ...human resources, as being somewhat below the salt. Mr. Pitman, a former employee of the Foreign Office, has had a long battle to rectify a number of management failings that affected him during his service. The Minister will be aware that I have had an extensive correspondence on behalf of my constituent since 2001, but residual issues and concerns remain that warrant attention and suggest...

Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day]: Housing ( 9 Jun 2009)

Andrew Murrison: As the Minister seeks to increase the available housing stock, may I commend to him the National Audit Office report of 18 March on service family accommodation? It highlights the fact that 18 per cent. of accommodation controlled by the Ministry of Defence is void, up from 15 per cent. in 2005, and against the Department's target of 10 per cent. Does he agree that that represents a huge...

Bill Presented: Stroke Services ( 3 Jun 2009)

Andrew Murrison: I start by recognising the improvements that have been made to stroke services in recent years. There has, of course, been a gradual improvement since the war, but the focus on strokes has increased in the past few years. A great deal of the credit for that must go to our clinical networks, health care professionals and the research community. I say that particularly because 25 years ago I...

Bill Presented: Stroke Services ( 3 Jun 2009)

Andrew Murrison: ...that there is a danger in extrapolating evidence from the sentinel study—I think that that is the one that he was citing—which came out just a few months after the implementation of the national strategy. Given that it is a 10-year strategy, and given previous trends, it would be extremely rash to suppose that it had had any effect at the time of the sentinel audit. I very much hope...

Bill Presented: Stroke Services ( 3 Jun 2009)

Andrew Murrison: ...admission to specialist units, as patients do not have to go through the sieve of accident and emergency and the inevitable delay that is caused. I have some first-hand experience of that. Stroke services are somewhat patchy across the country. A postcode lottery applies, despite the fact that we have a national health service. The Stroke Association is concerned about that, as is the...

Bill Presented: Stroke Services ( 3 Jun 2009)

Andrew Murrison: ...So far as I am able to gauge my constituents' wishes—we have all had some opportunity to gauge interest on a range of subjects over the past few days—it seems to me that what they want is local services, locally provided, unless there is very good reason why not. Our national health service should be designed around their needs and wishes rather than necessarily the convenience of...

Written Answers — Justice: National Offender Management Service ( 6 May 2009)

Andrew Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to ensure that there is no duplication in the workload of National Offender Management Service regional directors and HM Prison Service area managers; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Justice: National Offender Management Service: Recruitment (22 Apr 2009)

Andrew Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice by what method of competition the Director General of the National Offender Management Service was recruited; and if he will make a statement.

Defence Procurement (20 Apr 2009)

Andrew Murrison: ...him that Denmark is exempted from the European security and defence policy, so perhaps it was not the best example to choose. When the Liberal Democrats are in a hole, they should stop digging. The National Audit Office has made it clear that we cannot delay the decision on Trident. I would have thought that the Liberal Democrats would have hoisted that on board by now and would not...

Written Answers — Justice: Offenders: Ex-servicemen (24 Feb 2009)

Andrew Murrison: ...Prison Everthorpe and (b) extending the programme across the custodial estate; and whether he has had discussions with (i) the Ministry of Defence, (ii) the Department of Health, (iii) HM Prison Service and (iv) the National Offender Management Service on the (A) funding and (B) timetable for an extension of the programme; and if he will make a statement.

Business of the House: Armed Forces Personnel (29 Jan 2009)

Andrew Murrison: ...among members of the armed forces that the Government are not necessarily always on their side. That was picked up by our military covenant commission. The creation of the post of Director of Service Prosecutions and the appointment of a candidate with no obvious military experience and unknown sympathies did not help to deal with that perception, and I hope the Minister will accept that...


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