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Lords Chamber - Wed 06 Jul 2022
View Baroness Smith of Newnham's contibutions to: Defence Spending Priorities: NATO Summit
Ministry of Defence
My Lords, there is a theme on all sides of your Lordships’ House that perhaps 2.5% is insufficient—or at least can be overtaken by inflation, … Speech Link
Lords Chamber - Tue 05 Jul 2022
View Baroness Smith of Newnham's contibutions to: Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2022
Ministry of Defence
From these Benches I echo the words of the noble Lord, Lord Coaker, and the Minister in supporting the Armed Forces and recognising the huge … Speech Link
Lords Chamber - Tue 28 Jun 2022
View Baroness Smith of Newnham's contibutions to: Commonwealth
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
My Lords, at last week’s CHOGM, the communiqué read that the

“Heads emphasised the commitment in the Commonwealth Charter, to international peace and security, and …
Speech Link
Lords Chamber - Mon 27 Jun 2022
View Baroness Smith of Newnham's contibutions to: British Army: Troop Size
Leader of the House
My Lords, from these Benches, I reiterate the concerns expressed by the noble Lords, Lord Coaker and Lord Dannatt, about the size of the Army. … Speech Link
Lords Chamber - Wed 25 May 2022
View Baroness Smith of Newnham's contibutions to: Procurement Bill [HL]
Cabinet Office
My Lords, speaking on defence matters, I am not used to having detailed legislative scrutiny. We rarely have legislation, and when it comes forward it … Speech Link
Lords Chamber - Wed 18 May 2022
View Baroness Smith of Newnham's contibutions to: Queen’s Speech
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
My Lords, as the noble Lord, Lord Collins, has pointed out, the gracious Speech was in many ways rather lacking in the themes of today’s … Speech Link
Lords Chamber - Wed 11 May 2022
View Baroness Smith of Newnham's contibutions to: Ukraine: UK Military Support
Ministry of Defence
My Lords, these Benches also support the action that the Government have taken so far and regret the size of the army and wish that … Speech Link
Lords Chamber - Wed 27 Apr 2022
View Baroness Smith of Newnham's contibutions to: Ukraine Update
Ministry of Defence
My Lords, on these Benches we also stand in support of the Ukrainian President and the people of Ukraine, who have so robustly stood up … Speech Link
Lords Chamber - Tue 26 Apr 2022
View Baroness Smith of Newnham's contibutions to: Global Positioning System
Cabinet Office
My Lords, the United States’ space-based PNT policy suggests that:

“GPS users must plan for potential signal loss and take reasonable steps to verify or …
Speech Link
Lords Chamber - Mon 25 Apr 2022
View Baroness Smith of Newnham's contibutions to: Easter Recess: Government Update
Leader of the House
My Lords, almost six months to the day before the Russians invaded Ukraine, the United States—and, by extension, its NATO allies—left Afghanistan. We have talked … Speech Link