Results 1–20 of 20351 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

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: I thank and congratulate the hon. Lady on that wonderful maiden speech.

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: Order. At this stage, as colleagues will be aware, I have not imposed any time limit on Back-Bench speeches, and I would prefer not to have to do so from the Chair, but it might be a helpful guide to colleagues if I say that a seven-minute speech by each colleague would probably enable everybody to contribute. If somebody goes on longer, let that Member be clear that he or she is stopping...

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: I call the Chair of the Education Select Committee, Mr Robert Halfon. As we have discussed, the right hon. Gentleman is welcome to speak from a seated position if he wishes.

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: I hope that it is not a point of debate.

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: The hon. Lady has put me on the spot, but I make no complaint about that. Knowing the Minister as I do, I know him to be a person of integrity, and I would not and am not doubting that for one moment. My recollection—I am open to advice and possibly even scholarly correction from the source from which it usually derives—is that the Opposition had prayed against this set of...

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: Order. Members must calm down. Earlier we were blessed with the presence of the Father of the House, who asked a question at Prime Minister’s questions. The rest of the time, he exuded a Buddha-like calm, which other right hon. and hon. Members should seek to emulate. I deliberately granted this debate the full three hours, so there is plenty of time, but Members should not shout at...

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: Order. Members have really got to learn the ropes and the hon. Gentleman has been here a number of years. It is normal manners and parliamentary etiquette that a Member be given the chance to respond to an intervention before being hollered at to take another. It is not a laughing matter, Mr Jenrick.

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: You were—you were smirking. Don’t smirk at me. I am telling you what the situation is and you can accept it, whether you like it or not. Behave.

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: I hope that this is a point of order, rather than a point of frustration.

Bills Presented: Tuition Fees (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: Order. The hon. Gentleman must resume his seat. It was a nice try, and he is an industrious fellow, but that is a matter of debate. He cannot ask the Chair to adjudicate on who said what when, especially when it was outside the Chamber. I appreciate his assiduity, but he needs a rather better disguise than that.

Pensions: Points of Order (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his point of order and for his characteristic courtesy in giving me advance notice somewhat earlier of his intention to raise it. I am loth to quibble with the hon. Gentleman, who is a considerable authority on matters parliamentary, as evidence by the well-thumbed tome on how to be a Back Bencher of which he is the distinguished author. That said,...

Pensions: Points of Order (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: I am very grateful to the hon. Lady, who has put her concern on the record. It will have been heard by those on the Treasury Bench, and I suspect that the contents of her point of order will wing their way to Health Ministers ere long. The truth of the matter is that there is no resolution of her grievance available from the Chair. The Select Committee on Health may wish to return to this...

Bills Presented: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: Friday 19 January is a splendid day—it is my birthday.

Bills Presented: Parking (Code of Practice) Bill (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: I think the nation should be aware that, perhaps because the right hon. Gentleman’s Bill relates to parking, he is sporting a notably colourful tie, which features a very large number of cars. Knowing his penchant, I assume that they are classic cars.

Bills Presented: Stalking Protection Bill (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: Friday 19 January—I do hope I am here.

Bills Presented: National Living Wage (Extension to Young People) Bill (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: I thank colleagues for their patience.

Point of Order (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: The hon. Gentleman is, not for the first time, spot on. The prohibition on reference to those attending our proceedings—let me say it candidly—no longer applies. It dates back to a time when the act of noticing such attendance led to the Galleries being cleared, since public attendance was not, in formal terms, allowed for at all. For some time, I have not sought to enforce the...

Immigration Act 2016: Section 67 (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: Order. Stop the clock. I apologise to the hon. Gentleman but we cannot have two sets of exchanges taking place. There is a rather unseemly exchange between the hon. Member for Braintree (James Cleverly) and the hon. Member for Walthamstow (Stella Creasy), who are gesticulating at each other and in obvious dispute. They must calm themselves and listen to the Demosthenian eloquence of the...

Immigration Act 2016: Section 67 (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: As the hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron) prepares to step down from the leadership of his party, I thank him not only for his question today, but for his unfailing courtesy and his personal support for the Chair over a very long period, for which I have reason to be very grateful.

Royal Assent (19 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Act: Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2017.


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