Business of the House: Backbench Business — Defence Spending (12 Mar 2015)
Jack Lopresti: While I disagree with my hon. Friend about misguided previous military engagements-I do not think that either was misguided-we did see what happens when we try to deploy troops abroad on the cheap without their being properly equipped. We lost a lot of good people because of that, and there were a lot of injuries. We should never put our people in that position again.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Infrastructure Investment (10 Mar 2015)
Jack Lopresti: I am delighted that the Government have made significant commitments to the south-west region, such as the fantastic £50 million-worth of investment for a new junction on the M49 in my constituency. Will the Minister confirm what further investments he is making for improvements to transport across the south-west region as a whole?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Infrastructure Investment (10 Mar 2015)
Jack Lopresti: What steps he is taking to invest in infrastructure.

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies (25 Feb 2015)
Jack Lopresti: rose-

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies (25 Feb 2015)
Jack Lopresti: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way and I have no outside interests to declare. How would her plans affect reservists, who serve in the military and can often be off on operational tours for months on end earning extra income?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Service Personnel (Ukraine) (25 Feb 2015)
Jack Lopresti: Can my right hon. Friend reassure the House that, regardless of any force protection measures taking place before deployment, our people will be legally authorised under any future rules of engagement to pick up weapons and defend themselves if they need to?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces Covenant (23 Feb 2015)
Jack Lopresti: Is there a follow-up system to ensure that when people leave the armed forces they do not fall by the wayside when it comes to medical provision?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces Covenant (23 Feb 2015)
Jack Lopresti: What progress he has made on strengthening the armed forces covenant.

Afghanistan — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (11 Feb 2015)
Jack Lopresti: What would have been the impact on the deployment if we had had longer tours of duty like our friends and comrades, the US?

Afghanistan — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (11 Feb 2015)
Jack Lopresti: Does my hon. Friend accept that Iran was then and now remains one of the biggest world sponsors of terrorism, and that its weapons and money cause chaos around the world to our strategic interests and peaceful nations?


Parliament

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (25 Mar 2015)
Lord Davies of Oldham: My Lords, I begin by craving the indulgence of the House. My noble friend Lord Stevenson caught my ear; I was present at the memorial service, and the defence of the arts by Lord Attenborough was a brilliant speech, reprinted in the programme. On either side of it were sayings from Mahatma Gandhi and a Shakespeare sonnet. As far as I was concerned, the service was a work of art in itself on...

Petitions: Social Care and Military Compensation (25 Mar 2015)
Jane Ellison: I will come to that, and will try to give the hon. Gentleman a bit of reassurance about the advanced and ongoing work that is taking place. Social care is a priority for the Government, and, in the context of difficult spending decisions, we have taken steps to protect care and support services. For example, we have allocated extra funds for those services during the current Parliament. We...

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