Note - This is an alert for upcoming business inside the Chamber of the House of Commons. We encourage discussion or comments concerning the topic or content of the debate. The debate will be streamed live on Parliament.tv Player Questions to the Defence Minister To take place at 2.30pm following prayers. Oral questions to the Secretary of State for Defence The questions drawn for today's question time include: 1 Neil Carmichael (Stroud) What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in and around the Falkland Islands. (159635) 2 Mr Robert Buckland (South Swindon) What assessment he has made of the effect on NATO's defence capabilities of the US strategic realignment towards Asia. (159636) 3 Michael Fabricant (Lichfield) When he next plans to visit the National Memorial Arboretum and Armed Forces Memorial. (159637) 4 John Glen (Salisbury) What assessment he has made of progress in development of the B-variant of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft; and how many countries have expressed an interest in its procurement. (159638 ) 5 Richard Graham (Gloucester) What compensation is given to employers to reflect the additional cost incurred by them through the call-up of a reservist. (159639) 6 Martin Horwood (Cheltenham) What recent discussions he has had with representatives of former Gurkhas; and if he will make a statement. (159640) 7 Hugh Bayley (York Central) What the outcome was of the recent NATO Defence Ministers' meeting; and if he will make a statement. (159641) 8 Mr Edward Leigh (Gainsborough) What plans he has for his Department's facilities in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. (159642) 9 Lorely Burt (Solihull) What proportion of his Department's budget was spent on official development assistance in the latest period for which figures are available. (159643) 10 Julian Smith (Skipton and Ripon) What steps his Department is taking to engage with those affected by the closure of Claro Barracks, Ripon. (159644) 11 Gavin Williamson (South Staffordshire) What assessment he has made of progress in development of the B-variant of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft; and how many countries have expressed an interest in its procurement. (159645) 12 Mark Menzies (Fylde) What reports he has received on future developments in the capability of the Typhoon aircraft. (159646) 13 Damian Collins (Folkestone and Hythe) What assessment he has made of the value of the European Defence Agency. (159647) 14 Mr James Gray (North Wiltshire) What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about his planned spending review. (159648 ) 15 Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish) What support his Department provides for veterans' travel. (159649) 16 Dr Thérèse Coffey (Suffolk Coastal) What estimate he has made of the minimum number of submarines required to maintain a continuous-at-sea nuclear deterrent. (159650) 17 John Howell (Henley) What assessment he has made of the potential effect that a reduced number of nuclear-armed submarines would have on the UK's ability to maintain a continuous-at-sea deterrent. (159651) 18 Mr Philip Hollobone (Kettering) How many destroyers the Royal Navy has on deployment at sea at any one time; and what the equivalent figure was in (a) 2003 and (b) 1993. (159652) 19 John Pugh (Southport) In which RAF bases asbestos contamination is a health issue. (159653) 20 Thomas Docherty (Dunfermline and West Fife) What recent assessment he has made of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter development programme. (159654) 21 Peter Aldous (Waveney) What progress his Department has made in reducing the UK's military base footprint in Afghanistan. (159655) 22 Stephen Phillips (Sleaford and North Hykeham) What recent progress his Department has made in improving the quality of service housing. (159656) 23 Mr Tobias Ellwood (Bournemouth East) What assessment he has made of the British Army's stabilisation activities in Helmand; and if he will make a statement. (159657) 24 Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire) What assessment he has made of current clothing procurement for members of the armed forces. (159658 ) 25 Alex Cunningham (Stockton North) What recent representations he has received on his Department's compensation policy; and if he will make a statement. (159659) Please note - it may not be possible for all questions to be asked in the time allocated. If questions are similar, the Minister will group them together and answer them collectively. At 3.15pm: Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence T1 Mr John Baron (Basildon and Billericay) If he will make a statement on his Departmental responsibilities. (159660) T2 Neil Carmichael (Stroud) (159661) T3 Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire) (159662) T4 Jason McCartney (Colne Valley) (159663) T5 Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford) (159664) T6 Mr Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield) (159665) T7 Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark) (159666) T8 Peter Aldous (Waveney) (159667) T9 Alex Cunningham (Stockton North) (159668 ) T10 Henry Smith (Crawley) (159669) Topical questions will last for 15 minutes. During the 'topical questions' slot, MPs can ask supplementary questions on any subject relating to the department's responsibilities. Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available three hours after they happen in Today's Commons debates - UK Parliament Which questions being asked today are you most interested in hearing the response to?