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Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (15 Apr 2021)

Ben Bradshaw: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she or her Department plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Exeter of 5 March 2021 to the Secretary of State for Defence on the disposal of a World War II bomb in Exeter, which was copied to her and referred to her Department by the Ministry of Defence for further response.

Written Answers — Home Office: Peacekeeping Operations: Iraq (15 Apr 2021)

Kevin Foster: ...supported our locally employed staff (LES) in Iraq through the Locally Employed Staff Assistance Scheme. The scheme was open to those who were direct employees of HM Forces or the Ministry of Defence (MOD), provided such staff worked in particularly close association with the UK as an integral and visible part of HMG operations, including having regular, substantial and sustained contact...

Written Answers — Home Office: Children: Exploitation (15 Apr 2021)

Victoria Atkins: ...As part of the ICTG service model, ICTG Regional Practice Co-ordinators (RPCs) have been introduced to raise awareness amongst professionals about the non-punishment principle and the section 45 defence of the Act for children who commit offences in the course, or as a consequence of, being trafficked. The continued national roll-out of ICTGs is being progressed as part of the National...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Wrecks: Conservation (15 Apr 2021)

Tim Loughton: ...for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's Guidance on how existing policies and legislation apply to historic military wreck sites, published with the Ministry of Defence in April 2014, whether it remains the Government policy to ensure historic military wrecks are offered appropriate protection and management.

International Trade: Arms Exports: International Humanitarian Law (15 Apr 2021)

Ranil Jayawardena: ...application on a case-by-case basis against the consolidated EU and national arms export licensing criteria, taking advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Ministry of Defence. We will not issue an export licence where to do so would be inconsistent with the consolidated criteria, including where there is a clear risk that the items might be used for a serious...

International Trade: UK and Sweden: Trade and Business Relationships (15 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: ...Anna Hallberg, we agreed to co-host a bilateral trade and business forum later this year. We have excellent trade co-operation with Sweden in sectors such as technology, financial services, defence and clean energy, so I very much share my hon. Friend’s optimism.

International Trade: Arms Exports: International Humanitarian Law (15 Apr 2021)

Ranil Jayawardena: ...application on a case-by-case basis against the consolidated EU and national arms export licensing criteria, taking advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Ministry of Defence. We will not issue an export licence where to do so would be inconsistent with the consolidated criteria, including where there is a clear risk that the items might be used for a serious...

International Trade: UK and Sweden: Trade and Business Relationships (15 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: ...Anna Hallberg, we agreed to co-host a bilateral trade and business forum later this year. We have excellent trade co-operation with Sweden in sectors such as technology, financial services, defence and clean energy, so I very much share my hon. Friend’s optimism.

International Trade: Arms Exports: International Humanitarian Law (15 Apr 2021)

Ranil Jayawardena: ...application on a case-by-case basis against the consolidated EU and national arms export licensing criteria, taking advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Ministry of Defence. We will not issue an export licence where to do so would be inconsistent with the consolidated criteria, including where there is a clear risk that the items might be used for a serious...

International Trade: UK and Sweden: Trade and Business Relationships (15 Apr 2021)

Greg Hands: ...Anna Hallberg, we agreed to co-host a bilateral trade and business forum later this year. We have excellent trade co-operation with Sweden in sectors such as technology, financial services, defence and clean energy, so I very much share my hon. Friend’s optimism.

Strength of the UK’s Armed Forces (14 Apr 2021)

Johnny Mercer: ...experience that was made more unpleasant by the management and leadership of the Department at the time. So I will take no lessons in party politics when it comes to what has happened with defence. We all agree that strong armed forces are essential to the wellbeing of our nation. As the Minister for the Armed Forces, my hon. Friend the Member for Wells (James Heappey), mentioned, the...

Financial Services Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 18 (14 Apr 2021)

Baroness Noakes: ...to do following consultation. This is particularly important because the Government’s analysis of parliamentary scrutiny in their consultation document was not encouraging; it was largely a defence of the existing committee activities in each House, with no regard to the new circumstances created by the extensive new rule-making powers. The Government—somewhat surprisingly, given their...

Public Bill Committee: Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Examination of Witnesses (14 Apr 2021)

David Cleevely: I am David Cleevely. I am a serial entrepreneur with a background in telecoms and biotech. I have done a lot of work on Government policy, been a board member of the Ministry of Defence and founded networking organisations, including the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge. I am glad to see that Bob, who helped me get that off the ground in the early...

Lobbying of Government Committee (14 Apr 2021)

Andrew Bowie: ...politics. It is ill-thought-through, but even worse than that is the stench of hypocrisy that remains in the air given some of the utterances from Opposition Members. I notice that the shadow Defence Secretary, the right hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne (John Healey), is opening the next debate. It was he who wrote to the Business Secretary asking him to expand Greensill’s access...

Public Bill Committee: Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Examination of Witnesses (14 Apr 2021)

Dr Highnam: Yes. You join a place like DARPA to change your field and make a difference for defence. We are a defence agency. When you come to DARPA, we give you the lever arm, we help you position the fulcrum, we give you the mass to make things happen, and we give you the processes around you to make sure, as Regina said, you do it fairly, openly and robustly. We do exit interviews when...

Public Bill Committee: Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill: Examination of Witnesses (14 Apr 2021)

...this and it has not always been successful—is when it is on the back of a strong system. For example, DARPA in the US would have failed miserably had there not also been a strong military and defence system. Secondly, it has to work across Government. DARPA in the US, for example, works with the small business innovation research programme, a procurement programme across all the...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (14 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

Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Apr 2021)

Keir Starmer: I have not heard a defence that ridiculous since my last days in the Crown court. It is called the shoplifters’ defence—“Everyone else is nicking stuff, so why can’t I?” It never worked. I remind the Prime Minister that I not only prosecuted shoplifters; I prosecuted MPs over the MPs’ expenses scandal, so I stand on my record. That line just isn’t going to wash with me. It was a...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Africa: Democracy (14 Apr 2021)

James Duddridge: ...needs of the country concerned. Our approach is principled but practical, based on an understanding of where and how we can affect positive change. The UK is a strong advocate for the promotion and defence of democracy in Africa. We support a wide range of democracy-building initiatives, including funding Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that increase citizen participation, promoting...


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