We protect the security, independence and interests of our country at home and abroad. We work with our allies and partners whenever possible. Our aim is to ensure that the armed forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work, and that we keep within budget.
Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP
Secretary of State for Defence
Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|Sep. 21||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|May. 20||Urgent Questions||Use of Torture Overseas|
|Oct. 14||Westminster Hall||RAF Valley: Funding and Employment|
|Oct. 15||Adjournment Debate||Ministry of Defence Tenants: Evictions|
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|Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 2019-21||Committee Debate: 10th sitting: House of Commons 22 October, 2020 (1) (2)||
Report stage: House of Commons
3 Nov 2020
|23 Oct 2020, 4:28 p.m.|
|A Bill to Make provision about legal proceedings and consideration of derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights in connection with operations of the armed forces outside the British Islands.|
8 Oct 2020
2 Nov 2020
|Ministry of Defence||Ministry of Defence Police (Conduct, Performance and Appeals Tribunals) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Made negative procedure|
|Explanatory text not available|
7 Oct 2020
|Ministry of Defence||Defence and Security Public Contracts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation||Draft affirmative procedure|
|These Regulations make amendments to the Defence and Security Public Contracts (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/697) (“the 2019 Regulations”) and further amendments to the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1848) (“the 2011 Regulations”).|
Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.
At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Oct. 24||British Army protects big cats in Belize||News and Communications|
|Oct. 23||Defence Secretary reaffirms UK commitment to leadership on Euro-Atlantic security at NATO Defence Ministerial||News and Communications|
|Oct. 21||Royal Navy seizes over 450kg in the largest methamphetamine drug bust in the Middle East||News and Communications|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|23 Oct 2020, 2:59 p.m.||James Gray MP (Conservative - North Wiltshire)||James Gray MP (Conservative - North Wiltshire)|
Question to the Ministry of Defence:
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of careers in aviation that will be created by Project TELUM.
Answered by Jeremy Quin - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
The number of careers in aviation required to fulfil the Project TELUM requirements will be a matter for the successful bidder for the contract.