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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Coronavirus (26 Apr 2021)

Lisa Cameron: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans are in place to ensure that in-person veteran support services are able to reopen as soon as possible during the covid-19 outbreak.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Challenger Tanks: Repairs and Maintenance (26 Apr 2021)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will publish a breakdown of the Challenger 2 Life Enhancement Programme by (a) ammunition, (b) training and (c) infrastructure costs; and what the total cost was of that programme.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Radiation Exposure (26 Apr 2021)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to correspondence (ref D/Min(Lords)/AGMC2021/01429e) between the Rt Hon Baroness Goldie DL and the hon Member for Salford and Eccles, what research studies have been reviewed by or on behalf of his Department demonstrating that the health and well-being of British Nuclear Test Programme 1952 -1991 Veterans is comparable with the age...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Oman: Official Hospitality (26 Apr 2021)

Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter did not register the hospitality he received at the Sultan's Privy Council in Oman on 5-6 January 2019.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Death (26 Apr 2021)

Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there is a backlog of requests for records of deceased service personnel.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Scotland (26 Apr 2021)

Dave Doogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of paid Colonels in the British Army are stationed in Scotland.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Veterans: Homelessness (26 Apr 2021)

Lord True: ...duty for members of the Armed Forces, who it is believed may be at risk of homelessness after discharge, to be referred to a local housing authority. The MOD, through Veterans UK, also delivers a Defence Transition Service which provides service leavers with enhanced support, and the Veterans Welfare Service.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Palestinians: Children (26 Apr 2021)

Baroness Janke: ...what steps they are taking to protect children in the Palestinian Occupied Territories following reports that a child lost an eye after being hit by a rubber tipped steel bullet fired by Israeli Defence Forces on 9 April.

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (26 Apr 2021)

International Relations and Defence Committee: The UK’s security and trade relationship with China. Oral evidence; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm; Virtual meeting

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Suicide (23 Apr 2021)

Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many active-duty military deaths there have been by suicide from 1990 to date.

Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy - Motion to Take Note (22 Apr 2021)

Baroness Goldie: My Lords, we have had another fascinating and thought-provoking debate today on the integrated review of security, defence, development and foreign policy. One of the challenges confronting anyone who has to wind up on such a debate is that I am confronted by a fragrant pot-pourri of issues relating to foreign affairs, international development, defence, global relations, global engagement...

Human Rights: Xinjiang (22 Apr 2021)

Kirsten Oswald: ...to any perceived threats to its ideology and control. The tanks in Tiananmen Square were symbolic of a process that has continued largely unnoticed until the very public crushing of Hong Kong’s defence of democracy. Today’s debate is about the persecution of the traditionally Muslim Uyghurs of Xinjiang province. It is about a genocide taking place right now. But, as we have heard, many...

Public Bill Committee: Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: New Clause 1 - Protection of independence of ARIA (22 Apr 2021)

Chi Onwurah: ...c. 56, Q54.] Dr Dugan said: “That independence of decision making and the crafting of those programmes in that spirit are coupled, and that is part of the reason why the agency”— that is, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency in the US— “has been so successful over years.”––[Official Report, Advanced Research and Invention Agency Public Bill Committee, 14 April...

Covid-19: Government Transparency and Accountability (22 Apr 2021)

William Wragg: May I just say that we always enjoy my right hon. Friend the Minister’s appearances before our Committee, and I would not wish to reduce those in number or diminish them in quality. I say in her defence that we are tired of Ministers being sent to us who have been set up to fail, because they have not been part of the decision-making process. It is not they who are accountable, but rather...

Backbench Business: Religious Minorities: Land Rights — [Dr Rupa Huq in the Chair] (22 Apr 2021)

Wayne David: ...and for Argyll and Bute. No doubt I will agree also with what the Minister says. It is important that we put aside our political differences on a raft of issues and speak with one voice in defence of religious freedom and give maximum support to the Baha’i community in Iran. A lot of people do not realise that the Baha’i religion was founded in Iran in the last century but one. Iran...

Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (22 Apr 2021)

James Sunderland: ...duty to express my gratitude to several key stakeholders. I thank first the Backbench Business Committee for the opportunity to make this statement, and the Speaker’s Office and the Ministry of Defence for all their staff support and advice, notably on the content and scope of the Bill. I also thank the 16 right hon. and hon. Members of the Committee for their contribution, humour and...

Public Bill Committee: Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Clause 8 - Power to dissolve ARIA (22 Apr 2021)

Amanda Solloway: ...on national security grounds. I emphasise that while we have learned from DARPA in creating ARIA, ARIA differs from DARPA in several ways, principally because it is not set up with a focus on defence or weapons development. I urge the hon. Member to withdraw the amendment.

Public Bill Committee: Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Clause 5 - National Security Directions (22 Apr 2021)

Chi Onwurah: I recognise that, Mr Twigg, but let us be clear. When I say that we are the party of national security, it is also what the shadow Secretary of State for Defence and my party leader say. That is a statement, and I really do not think it was appropriate of the hon. Member for Broadland to try to undermine the unity on both sides of the House with regard to the importance of national security....

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Historical Inequalities Report (22 Apr 2021)

John Healey: ...commission? Is he satisfied that the commission has sufficient resources to do this additional work and, if not, will he make more available? What role will Britain’s embassy staff, including our defence attachés, play in communicating this public apology, researching new names and telling the wider story of the sacrifice that communities in these countries made during world war one?...


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