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Rolls-Royce Redundancies (14 Jun 2018)

Margaret Beckett: (Urgent Question) To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to make a statement on the announcement by Rolls-Royce of 4,600 redundancies over the next two years.

Rolls-Royce Redundancies (14 Jun 2018)

Margaret Beckett: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement. I hope that he understands clearly the enormous economic and social impact that this announcement will have—particularly, as he said, on the city of Derby, but throughout the east midlands and anywhere else in the country where manufacturing is considered important, and particularly where manufacturing excellence is highly regarded. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (13 Jun 2018)

Margaret Beckett: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (13 Jun 2018)

Margaret Beckett: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Will you confirm that under the rules of order of this House, if the parliamentary leader of the SNP had had his way, not only the baby to whom you referred but every member of the public and indeed of the press would have been cleared from this House? Can you inform me, because I am not now sure about this, whether under present circumstances it would also...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Warships (5 Mar 2018)

Margaret Beckett: There is always one Royal Navy ship that is designated as the Fleet Ready Escort (FRE), although there are always a number of Royal Navy units available in UK waters that could conduct this role depending on the tasking. Two ships were designated as the FRE from 1 January to 22 February 2018. These ships were the Type 23 Frigates HMS ST ALBANS and HMS WESTMINSTER.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Margaret Beckett: On Thursday, the Secretary of State said in this House that this debate and the Bill are not about whether the United Kingdom leaves the European Union; I wish he could convince some of his colleagues of that, as they continue to make that argument even when it is totally inaccurate. The people made that decision in the referendum a year ago and this House endorsed it by triggering the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Margaret Beckett: I have a slight advantage over the hon. Gentleman in that I was in the House before programme motions existed. All I can say is that I part company with him if he thinks that it is better for people to spend hours, indeed days—I mean literally days—discussing whether a Committee should sit on a Tuesday or a Thursday, or whether we should sit until half-past 5 on a Wednesday night,...

Article 50 (29 Mar 2017)

Margaret Beckett: There are many across this House who will be very aware of the sheer scale and complexity of the negotiations that will face our team, and very conscious of the importance of getting those right. It has never been more true that the devil will be in the detail. As the detail emerges, will the Prime Minister ensure that everyone in her team stops the practice that has been so prevalent of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Business of the House (2 Mar 2017)

Margaret Beckett: I thank the Leader of the House for giving us the dates of the summer recess. It was a shame he could not do it earlier, but at least we now know where we stand. On Sir Gerald, it is rare—it must be many decades since it last happened—that we are unfortunate enough to lose a Father of the House during his incumbency. I am sure the whole House shares my regret that the new Father...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Agency Social Workers (2 Mar 2017)

Margaret Beckett: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the cost to local authorities of agency social workers.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Agency Social Workers (1 Mar 2017)

Margaret Beckett: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which regions have used regional memoranda of understanding in order to manage the cost of agency social workers.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Agency Social Workers: Fees and Charges (27 Feb 2017)

Margaret Beckett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she has made an assessment of the effect of trends in agency social worker fees on local authority expenditure; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Agency Social Workers: Fees and Charges (27 Feb 2017)

Margaret Beckett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of memoranda of understanding and regional agreements in managing the costs of agency social workers.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Agency Social Workers: Fees and Charges (27 Feb 2017)

Margaret Beckett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a national cap on agency social worker fees.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Margaret Beckett: A few moments ago, the right hon. Gentleman said that all the fears expressed about the impact of the decision have proved to be ill founded. He must have seen the analogy that has been floating around: we are in the position of somebody who has just thrown themselves off a 100-storey building. What storey does he think we are at now?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Margaret Beckett: May I say at once that although I deeply regret the decision made by the British people, including in my constituency, to leave the EU, I do not seek to challenge it? I regret the opening remark made by the Secretary of State—I am sorry he is not here to hear me say this—that this debate is about whether or not we trust the British people. It is not about that; it is about whether...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Margaret Beckett: I am looking at one of them now. They would suggest that we could have our cake and eat it—that we could leave the EU not only without jeopardy to our economy, but even with advantage, because we could negotiate other trading relationships without any such uncomfortable ties.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Margaret Beckett: No, honestly I do not particularly recall that. I recall those in the leave campaign saying that we could have trading arrangements with a whole lot of other countries, and I am going to turn to that now. India was cited as one example, but I have the distinct impression that when the Prime Minister discussed these issues with the President of India she may have been advised that far from...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Margaret Beckett: I am extraordinarily grateful to my hon. Friend for that intervention, because not only do I recall it, but I originally had it in my speech, only to take it out on the grounds of time. As for the United States, I am sure that the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, who, like me has had a degree of experience in complex international negotiations, is as conscious as I am that...


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