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Results 1–20 of 8497 for speaker:Tom Brake

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (5 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the Wendy Williams' report on the Windrush lessons learned review.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Arts: Free Movement of People (5 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential economic effect on the UK creative arts sector of travel restrictions after the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Power Stations (5 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 30 April 2019 to Question 245704 on Sri Lanka: Power Stations, what progress has been made by the Sri Lankan Government on providing compensation to residents; and what assessment he has made of the (a) sufficiency and (b) effect on residents of that compensation.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka: Power Stations (5 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the water pollution in Northern Sri Lanka caused by the Chunnakam power plant, what steps his Department has taken to help secure an independent international investigation into the (a) effects and (b) impact of that water pollution on the community resident in that area.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Musical Instruments: Transport (5 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to secure a transitional period with the EU on the application of CITES to allow musicians and others to continue to travel with their instruments which may contain materials covered by CITES regulation.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Harry Dunn (5 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: If he will co-operate with any independent inquiry into the death of Harry Dunn.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Harry Dunn (5 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: I start by congratulating you, Mr Speaker, on your election. I know that you will want to defend the rights of this House against any rogue Executive. I extend my deepest sympathies to Harry Dunn’s family. Are the Government exploring routes to extradite the driver? Do they think they are likely to be successful, given that President Trump’s notes, which were caught on camera, appear to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Musicians: Visas (4 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of agreeing a two-year, multi-entry touring visa on a reciprocal basis with the EU in order to preserve touring as economically viable for UK musicians.

Written Answers — Treasury: Coinage (4 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of producing 50 pence coins to commemorate the UK leaving the EU on 31 October 2019.

Written Answers — Treasury: Coinage (4 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of melting down the 50 pence coins produced to commemorate the UK leaving the EU on 31 October 2019.

Written Answers — Treasury: Customs: Northern Ireland (4 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) businesses and (b) the public purse of the customs checks to be implemented between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK under the Prime Minister's EU Withdrawal Agreement; and what the timeframe is for the implementation of those customs checks.

Written Answers — Treasury: Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges (4 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of interchange fee reductions on the number of free-to-use ATMs.

Written Answers — Treasury: Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges (4 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of interchange fee reductions on the number of free-to-use ATMs.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: War Crimes: White Phosphorus (4 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help prevent war crimes involving white phosphorus; and what assessment he has made of potential sanctions that the Government could put in place against countries using white phosphorus as a chemical weapon.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Human Rights (4 Nov 2019)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department made of the (a) human rights situation in Bahrain since the execution of three men in that country in July 2019 and (b) efficacy of the UK Government's technical assistance programme to Bahrain.

Tributes to the Speaker (31 Oct 2019)

Tom Brake: I will start from a slightly different place from other Members, and thank you, Mr Speaker, for the support you have given me on the House of Commons Commission. We have not necessarily seen eye to eye on every matter raised, but I am sure we both wish to thank the staff who supported you, and the civil servants who supported me. I have no idea whether I will be back seeking their support...

House of Commons Commission: Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art: Frequency of Reports (31 Oct 2019)

Tom Brake: The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art publishes an annual report, which is considered by the House’s Finance Committee. The Commission does not receive routine updates. The annual report for 2018-19 was published on the Committee’s website yesterday.

House of Commons Commission: Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art: Frequency of Reports (31 Oct 2019)

Tom Brake: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question, although I am disappointed he did not manage to work electronic voting into it. He will be pleased to know that the Committee is conscious that Winnie Ewing is currently a notable absence from the parliamentary art collection. It is investigating the possibility of a temporary loan of a portrait for display in Parliament, and it will continue to...

House of Commons Commission: Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art: Frequency of Reports (31 Oct 2019)

Tom Brake: I believe that was probably a bid for a portrait of you to be provided in the House, Mr Speaker, so we look forward to that.

House of Commons Commission: Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (31 Oct 2019)

Tom Brake: Good progress is being made on implementing the independent complaints and grievance scheme, and on the recommendations by Dame Laura Cox and Gemma White, QC, to improve the working culture of the House. Complainants with non-recent cases, and former members of the parliamentary community who were not previously covered by the scheme, were able to access it from Monday 21 October this year....


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