Armed Forces

John Baron MP questions Sir John Chilcot over Iraq Inquiry

February 5, 2015
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MP says an authoritative report is all-important Yesterday, John Baron MP questioned Sir John Chilcot over the much-delayed report of the Iraq Inquiry into the 2003 invasion and its aftermath. Sir John appeared before the Foreign Affairs Select Committee following recent announcements that the report would not be published in time for the General...
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John Baron MP supports Trident renewal

January 21, 2015
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MP says recent international events highlight importance of deterrence Yesterday in the House of Commons, the Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party sponsored a debate opposing the renewal of the submarine-based Trident nuclear weapons system. John supports the like-for-like renewal of Trident, believing Britain’s nuclear weapons are the cornerstone of our...
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John Baron MP presses Minister over Army Reserve extra costs

January 13, 2015
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MP criticises MOD’s continued silence Today in Defence Questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP pressed the Government on its plans to replace 20,000 regulars with 30,000 reservists – to be known as the Army reserve. John has been critical about the MOD’s unwillingness to detail the extra costs involved. John asked:...
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John Baron MP welcomes expansion of UK training mission to Iraq

December 15, 2014
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MP says Iraqi soldiers must take the fight to Islamic State Over the weekend, the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, announced that hundreds of British troops will be sent to Iraq in the New Year. They will join the roughly 50 British troops already stationed there, and will be...
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John Baron MP presses Defence Secretary on lessons from Afghanistan

November 27, 2014
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MP says any future interventions must be informed by Afghan experience Today in the House of Commons, the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, made a statement on Afghanistan. This came following the withdrawal of British combat troops from the country, as well as after a terrorist attack on a...
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John Baron MP questions Prime Minister over returning jihadists during Lee Rigby statement

November 25, 2014
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MP says intelligence delays must be minimised Today in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister made a statement following the publication of the report by the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. The report concluded that, although no evidence seen by the authorities at the time could...
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John Baron MP questions Defence Secretary over Army Reservists’ Average Age

November 24, 2014
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MP again asks for additional costs of Reservists plan During Defence Questions in the House of Commons today, John Baron MP asked the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, about the average age of soldiers in the Army Reserve. Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions ...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister on Nuclear Test Veterans

November 19, 2014
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MP looks forward to Defence Secretary meeting Today at PMQs, John Baron MP asked the Prime Minister about the British nuclear test veterans. John and the British Nuclear Test Veterans’ Association (BNTVA) have been campaigning for official recognition for the test veterans’ service, and for a Government ex gratia payment of £25m to establish...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister over ‘bullies in the playground’

November 17, 2014
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MP criticises ‘talking loudly but carrying a small stick’ Today in the House of Commons the Prime Minister made a statement regarding the recent G20 Summit in Australia. John asked, “Is not the danger with the policy of talking loudly and carrying a small stick that it eventually gets found out by the bullies...
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John Baron MP secures Parliamentary Urgent Question on Army Reserve recruitment

November 17, 2014
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MP: Government should stop trying to get defence on the cheap Today in the House of Commons, the Speaker granted John Baron MP an Urgent Question to ask the Secretary of State for Defence about recruitment into the Army Reserve. The most recent UK Armed Forces Quarterly Personnel Report, released last week, confirms that...
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