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Nick Harvey argued the Government had targeted the wrong group of children with its free school meals policy. “We’re not out of the era of austerity yet, and the Government can’t afford to do this for all schoolchildren. And I find it cu... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Foreign affairs questions (topicals at 12.15pm) 12.30pm: Ten minute rule motion: Decarbonisation Bill (Ian Murray, Lab, Edinburgh South) Main business Opposition day debate (14th allotted day): DUP debate... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 2.30pm: Defence questions (topicals at 3.15pm) Main business National Insurance Contributions Bill: Second reading Motion relating to EU document on financial audits Motions to change the membership of select c... Continue to article
Sir Nick Harvey said Nick Clegg’s announcement on free school meals “came out of nowhere.” "It [the announcement] came out of nowhere, I’d heard nothing about it previously, nor did any others I had spoken to. “I’d been told ‘well we ... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 9.30am: Environment, food and rural affairs questions (topicals at 10.05am) 10.15am: Questions to the Church Commissioners, the Public Accounts Commission and the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission 10.30... Continue to article
The Liberal Democrat conference has voted against a policy of unilateral nuclear disarmament. Delegates in Glasgow rejected an amendment by 322 votes to 228, and then overwhelmingly passed the leadership’s proposal for a reduced at-sea ... Continue to article
Sir Nick Harvey said the Liberal Democrats were not staging a "tactical bust-up" and dismissed suggestions that the coalition would split as "ridiculous". "Unless some unforseen crisis should rock the coalition I don't think there's any ... Continue to article
Armed Forces minister Nick Harvey hinted that a decision on Trident could be delayed until after the next election, as Liberal Democrat pass a motion supporting putting the nuclear weapons system in the strategic defence review. Party whip Tessa Munt has threatened to resign her post over the issue.
Defence secretary Liam Fox has told his US counterpart Robert Gates that Britain will keep its nuclear deterrent, despite the 19% planned cuts to the MoD. The Sun reveals that defence chiefs plan to reduce the Royal Navy's battleship fleet by half to make savings.
A final decision on a replacement for Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent is expected to be delayed until after the next election according to armed forces minister Nick Harvey. He told Lib Dem conference that holding off until 2015 would be of "profound political significance".
Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth clashed with his rivals Liam Fox of the Conservatives and Nick Harvey of the Liberal Democrats over the decision to make senior military personnel travel second class, in a head-to-head debate last night.
Defence minister Nick Harvey is to outline the nature of cyber attack threats facing the UK in a speech to the think tank Chatham House. He will also explain how the government intends to use cyberspace to help the military fight the wars of the future.
Tensions between the Treasury and the Ministry of Defence are at an all time high ahead of the strategic defence review. The Sunday Times reports warnings by defence officials, academics and army members that the review could seriously harm the UK's military capability if rushed.
05/12/2013 on The World At One, BBC Radio 4
27/10/2013 on Westminster Hour, BBC Radio 4
17/09/2013 on BBC News
16/07/2013 on Today, BBC Radio 4
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11/12/2013 on Channel 4 News
11/12/2013 on PM, BBC Radio 4
11/12/2013 on Boulton & Co, Sky News