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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Passenger Ships: Coronavirus (22 Apr 2021)

Robert Courts: ...and crew. Cruise ship operations and restart have been discussed with the relevant experts and organisations who are represented on SAGE. My Department has engaged with the DHSC, PHE, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on transmission risks and mitigations to Covid-19.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tigray: Armed Conflict (22 Apr 2021)

James Duddridge: ...are numerous reports of atrocities involving Eritrean forces, and the presence of Eritrean forces is fuelling insecurity. We have also received reports of Eritrean troops wearing Ethiopian National Defence Force uniforms, as well of new Eritrean forces deploying, both of which are deeply concerning. Eritrean forces must leave Ethiopia immediately, in line with the commitment made by Prime...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Interpreters (22 Apr 2021)

Matthew Offord: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to ensure the safety of translators in Afghanistan.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Babcock International: Pay (22 Apr 2021)

Diana R. Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the pay of Badcock International workers in (a) England and (b) Wales who carry out the same duties in military bases in those countries.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Training (22 Apr 2021)

Jack Lopresti: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are assigned to training appointments in the (a) Royal Navy, (b) British Army and (c) Royal Air Force.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ranger Regiment (22 Apr 2021)

Baroness Goldie: ...and in time will become all-arms units capable of supporting and conducting special operations in high-risk environments. Under the transformation announced by the Secretary of State for Defence, the Army will be more actively and persistently engaged overseas. This does not mean that all deployments will be lengthy and the impact on individuals and their families will be carefully...

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Clause 6 - “Relevant offence” (21 Apr 2021)

Leo Docherty: ...hon. Members for Belfast East (Gavin Robinson), for South Shields (Mrs Lewell-Buck), for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (Jamie Stone), and for Upper Bann (Carla Lockhart). The Ministry of Defence takes very seriously its duty of care for service personnel and veterans, for whom there already exists a comprehensive range of legal, pastoral, welfare and mental health support, details...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion D (21 Apr 2021)

Lord Paddick: ...women being subordinate in their approach to this issue. As the noble Baroness, Lady Kennedy of The Shaws, has said, on the face of it the Government’s refusal to extend the so-called householder defence to victims of domestic abuse who use disproportionate force against their abusers in self-defence in the same way that a householder is allowed to use disproportionate force against an...

Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (21 Apr 2021)

Jim Shannon: ...just how important it is to record our condemnation. As someone who has lived in Northern Ireland all my life—through some 30-odd years of a terrorism campaign and having served in the Ulster Defence Regiment in that role—I am very aware that many good friends have given their lives in uniform, in the Army and the police, over the years. I always want to put that on record, and I thank...

Afghanistan - Commons Urgent Question (21 Apr 2021)

Lord Tunnicliffe: .... With the full withdrawal of NATO troops, it is hard to see a future without bloodier conflict, wider Taliban control and greater jeopardy for former interpreters and women. The Chief of the Defence Staff said that this was “not a decision we had hoped for”. Did the UK try to stop the US taking this decision? What steps will NATO allies now take to ensure that Afghanistan does not...

Latin America: Future Foreign Policy - Question (21 Apr 2021)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...today and will be hearing from the UN Secretary-General’s special rapporteur, who will present her quarterly report. We will remain invested in Colombia, both in the peace process and in the defence of human rights.

CPTPP — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (21 Apr 2021)

Jim Shannon: .... Imports were £53 billion, which was 7.3% of the total. Of the CPTPP countries, Australia, Canada, Japan and Singapore are the UK’s largest trading partners. I am pleased that the Ministry of Defence has given more focus to the Royal Navy in that area, which goes to the point made by the hon. Member for East Surrey (Claire Coutinho) about defending our national security interests and...

Written Answers — Treasury: Rural Areas: Infrastructure (21 Apr 2021)

Kemi Badenoch: ...of the £4.8bn Levelling Up Fund—designed to drive regeneration in places that have received less Government investment in recent years. On top of this, the next £5.2 billion Flood and Coastal Defence programme kickstarts in this month, and we are allocating £1.2bn over four years to support the rollout of gigabit-capable broadband in hard-to-reach areas—the start of our £5bn UK...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mozambique: Security (21 Apr 2021)

James Duddridge: ...and instability, including through engagement with the Government of Mozambique's regional development authority in Cabo Delgado, and by providing targeted assistance under the framework of a Defence Memorandum of Understanding. The UK also co-chairs, with Ireland, the International Community Crisis Taskforce, which brings together the Mozambican government and the international community...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations (21 Apr 2021)

Layla Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to withdraw remaining UK armed forces from Afghanistan by 11 September 2021.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Queen Elizabeth: Repairs and Maintenance (21 Apr 2021)

Stephen Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on repairing fire damage aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth.


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