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[Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] — Holocaust Memorial Day (20 January 2015)

Louise Ellman: ...programmes. We are talking not about one day a year, but about all the year. I want to reflect on a recent event in which I took part, which has significance for Holocaust memorial day and for Holocaust remembrance. Last Sunday, I took part in a meeting of the Board of Deputies of British Jews—I am indeed a deputy—which was dominated by horrendous recent events: the murder of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cyprus (20 January 2015)

Lord Astor of Hever: The service held at Wayne’s Keep on Remembrance Sunday was a United Nations service of Remembrance organised by the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). The guest list was determined by UNFICYP. The attendance list has not changed in several years and is designed around the invitation of UN Staff, the military and diplomatic community, and military charities in Cyprus,...

Clause 1 — Powers of councils (16 January 2015)

Penny Mordaunt: ..., not too much of a stretch to imagine that individuals or organisations with an axe to grind might also choose to attack the proper role that local authorities play, for example by organising a Remembrance Sunday event by closing a road. That should never happen, and the Bill will help to ensure that any such challenge will, quite rightly, be a non-starter. An amendment to make the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (15 January 2015)

Sharon Hodgson: ...of the first world war, will the Minister assure the House, veterans in my area and my local armed forces network that she will ask Sky to reconsider the scheduling of the broadcast of matches on Remembrance Sunday, which has happened in Sunderland two years in a row, and instead schedule the games for the Saturday so as to respect the original intentions of that special...

Bill Presented — Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill: Gibraltar (8 January 2015)

Andrew Rosindell: ...is one other thing that we must do. It is, in my view, completely unacceptable that the only countries and territories within the Commonwealth that are continually denied the right to lay a wreath on Remembrance Sunday are the British overseas territories. It is inexcusable that no one from Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands or any other British territory is invited to lay a wreath. We know...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill: Clause 1 - Powers of councils (6 January 2015)

Jake Berry: ...as it relates to Bideford council could mean that no local authority could be represented at any event with a religious element. That could put at risk some of our most important traditions, such as the laying of a wreath on Remembrance Sunday on behalf of a local authority. The Bill will put it beyond doubt that local authorities can take part in events such as Remembrance Sunday that...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Remembrance Day (17 December 2014)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: The Republic of Ireland participated in this year’s Remembrance Sunday ceremony for the first time in almost 70 years. There are no plans to change the existing arrangements in which the Foreign Secretary lays a wreath on behalf of the British Overseas Territories.

Bills Presented: Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill (Money) (16 December 2014)

Penny Mordaunt: ...authorities can support, facilitate and be represented at events with a religious element. Again, nothing in the Bill will compel a local authority to do anything that it cannot already do, such as organise a Remembrance Sunday event safely by closing a road for a short time. Rather, it protects local authorities from those with an axe to grind, who might wish to challenge such a decision....

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: First World War Commemoration (27 November 2014)

Andrew Rosindell: In this year of the 100th anniversary of the first world war, it is of course right that the ambassador of Ireland was asked to lay a wreath for the first time ever at the cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. As the Secretary of State is responsible for the arrangements for the national service in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday, will he please explain why it is still not possible for...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Remembrance Day (25 November 2014)

Jo Swinson: The Government regularly receives requests for additional bank and public holidays to celebrate a variety of occasions. We have had many suggestions for the creation of a bank holiday after Remembrance Sunday, to celebrate the contribution of the armed forces. We fully understand the support for the idea, as our armed forces do a tremendous job and sadly some make the ultimate sacrifice for...

Isil: Army Reserve (24 November 2014)

Bob Blackman: On Remembrance Sunday, I had the honour and privilege of meeting the commander of the reserve base in my constituency. He made it clear that capacity was available for new volunteers to come forward. What further steps does my hon. Friend suggest we can take to ensure that people locally can volunteer, should they wish to do so?

Fenton Town Hall (18 November 2014)

Robert Flello: ...pay their respects at a graveside. For some people, the memorial is the place where they want to pay their respects. The community wants access, and the most appropriate time would seem to be every Remembrance Sunday, so that people could pay their respects and lay wreaths. That would be difficult if a developer were to take on the building and cover the memorial, or encase it in something...

Corporal Stewart McLaughlin (18 November 2014)

Angela Eagle: ...it was the bravest thing they had ever seen. The regimental colonel said that Corporal McLaughlin’s heroic actions on that day are so widely known that they are now in the DNA of the regiment. As I stood on Egremont prom on Remembrance Sunday to honour our war dead, it occurred to me that no story expresses the bravery and sacrifice of our armed forces better than that of Corporal...

Points of Order (17 November 2014)

Margot James: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Is it in order for a Labour MP to have joked about appalling death threats made against a female MP on Remembrance Sunday? Would it be in order for that colleague to come to the House immediately and apologise to you, Madam Deputy Speaker, and also to the Minister for Employment, my right hon. Friend the Member for Wirral West (Esther McVey)?

National Defence Medal (11 November 2014)

Stephen Gilbert: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to introduce a National Defence Medal; and for connected purposes. This Sunday, like many right hon. and hon. Members, I was proud to represent my community at remembrance services in Newquay and St Austell. Remembrance Sunday is always a poignant and emotional day that brings together people from all...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iran (UK Foreign Policy) (6 November 2014)

Jack Straw: ...which was highly likely to collapse. A year after the Islamic revolution came the Iran-Iraq war, in which by common consent Iraq was the aggressor and Iran the victim, but the west, including the UK, sided with the aggressor. At the end of this week we have our Remembrance Sunday, when we remember the fallen who gave their lives for us in two world wars. Those wars are part of the...

Business of the House (6 November 2014)

Angela Eagle: ...this opportunity to congratulate the Deputy Leader of the House on his promotion in the fallout from the spectacular exit from the Home Office of the right hon. Member for Lewes (Norman Baker)? On Sunday, I will attend a remembrance service by the war memorial on Egremont prom in New Brighton, overlooking the River Mersey. On that day, we will remember all the men and women who have given...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 November 2014)

Edward Miliband: Let me join the Prime Minister in recognising the importance of Remembrance Sunday. This year has particular significance: it is the year of our withdrawal from Afghanistan and, of course, 100 years since the start of the first world war. It is a moment to remember all those who lost their lives in war and everyone who has served our country. That is why we will all be wearing our poppies...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Child Poverty (3 November 2014)

Bob Russell: ..., will the Minister indicate whether the children of any serving personnel might be brought into child poverty as a result of the Ministry of Defence’s decision in recent days, as we approach Remembrance Sunday, to jack up the rents for Army married housing.

Business of the House (30 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Rehman Chishti: ...to designate those wrecks under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986. May we have an urgent statement from the Defence Secretary on the commemorations of the first world war as we approach Remembrance Sunday?

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