Results 1–20 of 19800 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:John Bercow

Royal Assent (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: I have to acquaint the House that the House has been to the House of Peers where a Commission under the Great Seal was read, authorising the Royal Assent to the following Acts: Finance Act 2017 Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Act 2017 Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Act 2017 Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 National Citizen...

Royal Assent: Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: I have further to acquaint the House that the Leader of the House of Lords, one of the Lords Commissioners, delivered Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, in pursuance of Her Majesty’s Command. For greater accuracy I have obtained a copy, and also directed that the terms of the Speech be printed in the Journal of this House. Copies are being made...

Prorogation (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: The Commission was also for proroguing this present Parliament, and the Leader of the House of Lords said: “My Lords and Members of the House of Commons: By virtue of Her Majesty’s Commission which has now been read, we do, in Her Majesty’s name, and in obedience to Her Majesty’s Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Tuesday the second day of this May to be then here...

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his point of order. My response is as follows: the rules governing the conduct of elections are not a matter for the Chair. I hope that the House will understand that, although I have given the right hon. Gentleman a full opportunity to register his concerns, I have no intention of being drawn into this matter. That would be quite improper. What the police...

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: Very well. I am not sure it is, but I will give the hon. Gentleman the benefit of the doubt.

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: The nature of the system is as has been described. I think that there will be a general acceptance that the police and the prosecuting authorities have responsibility in these matters. My responsibility is most certainly to hear colleagues and to err on the side of latitude in hearing colleagues who want to raise points of order, and I think that I have done that very fairly. I have never...

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: I think that there are two answers to the hon. Gentleman, and I respect him for raising a matter of real concern to him and doubtless to many others. First, his concerns can and doubtless will be expressed during the election campaign. Conversations do not cease, and he must avail himself of the opportunities that will be forthcoming, that will present themselves or that he will create....

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: The short answer is that I can advise the hon. Gentleman that he should continue his casework. Casework continues to be conducted during election campaigns, and in the friendliest and politest possible way I say to the hon. Gentleman, who I am sure is well capable of this, that he must balance whatever activities he is undertaking in the attempted pursuit of his re-election—by knocking...

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: A specialist delicacy must be kept until a bit later.

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for her point of order. If when she says, “What can he do,” she means me, I must be honest with her and say that I can do absolutely nothing to assist her in the course of the election campaign, for the simple reason—this is an inescapable fact and always has been—that when the House has been dissolved, the House does not meet. When the...

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: I think that I must take the hon. Gentleman now, as he is looking pained.

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: There is a code of conduct, which binds all Members. I manifestly cannot comment on a particular case, not least because the hon. Gentleman has not given and would not give me—and I would not ask him to give me—the details. But the principle that the code of conduct must be observed is sacrosanct, and if he does know—I am sure he does, by definition—of the...

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: I am very happy to inquire of the respective Whips Offices, as the hon. Gentleman has given me an indication that his concern relates to a Member from each of the two sides of the House. I am happy to make that inquiry, but I do not want to raise his expectations, because it is not for me to act as arbiter in the matter, unless the alleged conduct relates to proceedings in the Chamber, in...

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: I hope that the hon. Lady will understand if I feel that almost everything that could properly be said on that matter today has just been said by the hon. Lady. In so far as she requires any indication from me on what might usefully be done in the days or weeks ahead, my counsel to her would be similar to that which I proffered to the hon. Member for Sheffield Central (Paul...

Exiting the European Union: Points of Order (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his point of order. He has registered a strong and deeply felt concern, and it is now on the record. It is not, however, a matter for me, and I do not say that flippantly. Algorithms are certainly not a matter for the Chair, and I am sure that colleagues will be greatly reassured to hear me say that. The wider issues are ones for us all. The hon....

Exiting the European Union: Financial Services Industry (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: My counsel would be to stick to the financial services industry.

Exiting the European Union: Employment and Workers' Rights (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: Well done—very good. I think we have the gist. The thrust of the question has been communicated and we are eternally grateful to the hon. Lady.

Exiting the European Union: Employment and Workers' Rights (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: Order. We just need one brief sentence. Spit it out, man.

Exiting the European Union: Great Repeal Bill: Future Trade Terms (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: I call Sir Edward Leigh.

Exiting the European Union: Great Repeal Bill: Future Trade Terms (27 Apr 2017)

John Bercow: Order. The right hon. Gentleman is a very fine man, but his name is not Sir Edward Leigh. [Interruption.] Be patient—we will hear from the fellow shortly. I am sure the right hon. Gentleman, who is a person of immense distinction, knows his own name—he just did not hear me.


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