[News] Questions to the Defence Secretary, 2 September 2.30pm

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  1. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    Question Time will be streamed live on Parliament.tv Player (Silverlight or Windows Media Player required to stream TV)

    Questions to the Defence Minister
    To take place at 2.30pm on Monday 2 September following prayers. Oral questions to the Secretary of State for Defence

    The questions drawn for Monday’s question time focus on topics including:

    1. Trident
    2. Reserves Forces
    3. Syria, Afghanistan and the Middle East
    4. Training
    5. Procurement and Equipment
    At 3.15pm: Topical Questions to the Secretary of State for Defence
    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.

    The full list of questions can be found at Business Today: Chamber for Monday 2 September 2013

    Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available three hours after they happen in Today's Commons debates - UK Parliament

    Which topics being discussed today are you most interested in hearing the response to?
  2. None, because as normal there will be no straight, informative answers.
  3. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    The responses to questions are now available online. for those who might like to have a look please go to House of Commons Hansard Debates Index for 2Â*SeptemberÂ*2013

    For those questions which could not be answered within the 1-hour Question Time (questions 18-24) please see the written answers: House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 02 Sep 2013 (pt 0002)

    The Defence Minister answered many questions including topical questions (all of which can be found in the Hansards links above). A few of which are included in posts below in full in case they are of interest to members:
  4. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    Topical Question 2:
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    DOT Old-Salt SME

    Topical Question 3.
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    DOT Old-Salt SME

    Topical Question 7:
  7. Why will our aircraft carriers operate an aircraft with a smaller payload, less range and no interoperability with our allies?
  8. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    Hi AfghanAndy

    With regards to this question – we can only refer you to questions recently asked by MPs around STOVL aircraft within the Chamber and in written questions.

    And direct you to the Public Accounts Select Committee's recently published report examining the Carrier Strike programme:
    Public Accounts Committee publish Carrier Strike report - News from Parliament - UK Parliament

    While we cannot answer your question we hope this information proves useful?
    Best wishes