Armed Forces Covenant (2 Feb 2017)
Jack Lopresti: In the light of my hon. Friend’s military service and the operational tours that he has done, may I ask whether he is comfortable with the way in which we have treated our interpreters and other locally employed civilians?

Armed Forces Covenant (2 Feb 2017)
Jack Lopresti: The hon. Gentleman and I both serve on the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee. In the last Parliament, we inquired into the implementation of the military covenant in Northern Ireland. Is it time we thought about another inquiry as an update on that?

Armed Forces Covenant (2 Feb 2017)
Jack Lopresti: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mrs Trevelyan) on securing this fantastic debate. I remember spending many great days and cold nights in her constituency on gunnery training exercises. Those are fond memories, mostly. I would also like to declare that my youngest son serves in the British Army, also as a gunner. The armed forces covenant has had a positive...

Armed Forces Covenant (2 Feb 2017)
Jack Lopresti: The hon. Gentleman is of course absolutely right. There is a responsibility on our part as Members of Parliament to link up with service charities such as the Royal British Legion to make sure that they are aware of what we can do to help veterans in our own communities.

Armed Forces Covenant (2 Feb 2017)
Jack Lopresti: Of course I will support that. As I said, it is imperative on all of us to link up with local service charities and do whatever we can on all levels to help our veterans and their loved ones, families and dependants. I have done some work with a military charity called Alabaré, which does a lot on housing, and I helped to secure it considerable funding from the LIBOR fund to invest in...

Exiting the Eu: New Partnership (2 Feb 2017)
Jack Lopresti: Will my right hon. Friend inform the House of how the legislation, and the White Paper in particular, will hopefully help to protect and enhance Gibraltar’s unique position and of the progress he is making towards a free trade deal between us and Gibraltar? I understand that such a deal can happen before we leave the EU.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft: Deployment (1 Feb 2017)
Jack Lopresti: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of fast jets are able to be deployed into immediate action.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Guided Weapons (1 Feb 2017)
Jack Lopresti: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the provision of helicopter-borne anti-ship missiles for the Royal Navy after the withdrawal from service of Sea Skua missiles.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Spending Target (30 Jan 2017)
Jack Lopresti: What recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on NATO’s 2% GDP spending target.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Spending Target (30 Jan 2017)
Jack Lopresti: As well as encouraging our NATO allies to maintain the spending of 2% of GDP on defence, will my right hon. Friend ensure that they do not achieve the 2% by including extraneous items such as pensions and other administration costs, rather than investing in frontline capability?


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Armed Forces Covenant (2 Feb 2017)
Jack Lopresti: In the light of my hon. Friend’s military service and the operational tours that he has done, may I ask whether he is comfortable with the way in which we have treated our interpreters and other locally employed civilians?

Armed Forces Covenant (2 Feb 2017)
Jack Lopresti: The hon. Gentleman and I both serve on the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee. In the last Parliament, we inquired into the implementation of the military covenant in Northern Ireland. Is it time we thought about another inquiry as an update on that?