Jeremy Corbyn: May I congratulate the Foreign Secretary on delivering an absolutely brilliant piece of Foreign Office speak for the last 10 minutes? He assured us that there was to be no ground intervention, yet military forces are being sent to assist the British diplomatic mission. He assured us that there was no intention of regime change, and then promptly called for a regime change. What exactly is the...
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the contribution of the Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology of 1 March 2011, Official Report, column 65WH, which categories of long-lead items are to be purchased ahead of Main Gate.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has considered purchasing reactors for any Trident replacement submarines from the US; and if he will make a statement.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the Trident replacement Initial Gate report will include details of the (a) cost and (b) technical matters considered for each of the four successor design options during the concept phase; (2) what estimate he has made of the cost differential between each of the four design options considered during the concept phase of the Trident...
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the projected budget is for design and technology development during the Trident replacement programme assessment phase.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the assessment of the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator on (a) loss of depth control and (b) loss of coolant accidents on Vanguard-class submarines.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether defence nuclear activities will be included within the scope of the review into the safety of UK nuclear plants by the Health and Safety Executive's Nuclear Directorate.
Denis MacShane: I will take the intervention from my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn).
Jeremy Corbyn: The situation in Ivory Coast is obviously terrible and tragic, and I welcome any aid and support that can be given, but a failure of politics has brought about that situation and there must be a political solution. Although there may be different interpretations of the election result on both sides, it must be recognised that there is considerable support for Gbagbo and Ouattara in their...
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Wages Inspectorate visits have been made to (a) small, (b) medium and (c) large companies in each of the last six months.
Jeremy Corbyn: I am disappointed in the shadow Minister’s line of argument, because on the question of arraigning someone for crimes against humanity or war crimes, he appears to be saying that there has to be a foreign policy consideration. Surely the decision whether to grant an arrest warrant should be made solely on an evidential basis within international law. It should not be about the...
Jeremy Corbyn: I am slightly concerned about the fact that the Foreign Secretary appears to be taking advice on human rights from the President of Uganda on behalf of the African Union, because Uganda’s human rights record is, to say the least, questionable. Does the Foreign Secretary not acknowledge that we are now involved in a civil war? Anyone listening to his statement from outside will have...
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Western Sahara was discussed during his recent meeting with the Moroccan Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Jeremy Corbyn: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate and on his speech. Could he explain, if he knows, why the valuable and skilled workers of Jarvis were not taken into direct employment by Network Rail at the time of Jarvis’s collapse? Clearly, all their work was done for Network Rail anyway, as there are no other railway services in Britain to work for.
Jeremy Corbyn: Read them out—every one of them.
Jeremy Corbyn: Can the Secretary of State explain how the money enabling the college principals to give discretionary awards will be drawn down? Will there not be a perverse incentive for colleges not to take on pupils from poorer backgrounds because they are more likely to demand more money? Would it not be better for us to have a national scheme based on rights, with national application and national...
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which companies were considered to undertake data processing for the 2011 census prior to the award of the contract.
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Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department is providing to the Democratic Republic of Congo in preparation for its presidential and parliamentary elections.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on (a) sale of weapons to drugs gangs in Mexico and (b) importing of illegal drugs.