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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...

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...

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...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (21 Apr 2021)

International Relations and Defence Committee: The UK’s security and trade relationship with China. Oral evidence; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; Virtual meeting

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (21 Apr 2021)

Defence Committee: Russia and Ukraine border tensions. Oral evidence; 9:45 am – 12:00 pm; Room 16, Palace of Westminster

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Hunting (21 Apr 2021)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of suspending licences for trail hunting on land owned by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

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.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Weapons: Costs (21 Apr 2021)

Virginia Crosbie: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, what estimate he has made of the cost of the additional nuclear warheads.

Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion (20 Apr 2021)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...to act decisively when one of us fails to meet the standards expected of us in our conduct and behaviour. We cannot always wait for the worst to happen before doing the right thing and hope that a defence of “we would if we could, but we can’t” will stand up to any form of scrutiny. I understand the arguments that are being made by noble Lords who are opposed to the report and...

Nuclear Test Veterans: Service Medal (20 Apr 2021)

John Hayes: ...of the matter so far and what more now needs to be done. She is quite right, as I shall explain. For me, this journey began, as the hon. Lady suggested, long ago: I went to see the Labour Defence Minister at the time—so we are stretching back in time, Madam Deputy Speaker— the right hon. Member for North Durham (Mr Jones), who gave the case a good and fair hearing when I took veterans...


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