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Results 1–20 of 10045 for speaker:Jeremy Corbyn

Covid-19: BAME Communities (18 Jun 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Brent Central (Dawn Butler), who is my great friend, on securing this debate and on the incredible work that she has done—not just today, but over many years—to expose racism, inequality and injustice in our society, and to persuade us that we should all learn and teach history much better in this country in order to conquer the inequalities...

Covid-19: Strategy (11 May 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: Does the Prime Minister recognise that the covid crisis has exposed grotesque levels of inequality in our society? His statement yesterday has given carte blanche to many employers to try to force people to come back to work, without proper consideration of their health and safety and the dangers they will suffer in travelling to work. Does he recognise that, while the death rate is so high...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: *No heading* (29 Apr 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: What steps she is taking to ensure that universal healthcare is available as a right in countries that are in receipt of support through her Department's aid programmes.

Covid-19 Response (22 Apr 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: First, I want to pay tribute briefly to all those health workers, care workers, delivery workers, street cleaners and cleaners, and so many other groups all over the country, who are doing such an incredible job, together with all the volunteers, to deal with this crisis. It is an amazing moment in this country’s history. However, Parliament’s job is to hold the Government to account, so...

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. Following what the SNP spokesman just said, may we ask you, through your good offices, to arrange for the leaders of all the parties to be included in a discussion, online or whatever, with you and the Government so that, as crucial things come up, as they will over the next three weeks—important decisions and announcements will have to be...

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. A very clear request was made by my right hon. Friend the shadow Chancellor that we get embargoed copies an hour or half an hour—whatever it happens to be—in advance, as we do with ministerial statements, so that informed comments can be made by Opposition parties. We fully understand all the difficulties of getting this package together by...

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: And good luck to the city of Southend.

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: And good biscuits.

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: Could the Minister tell us how quickly this will be done, because the levels of stress out there among the self-employed are absolutely huge?

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: I beg to move, That this House has considered the emergency financial and social package needed to support people, families and business through the covid-19 outbreak. Thank you, Mr Speaker, for accommodating the change that we wanted to make to the Order Paper today to make for a more efficient debate, and to ensure that Prime Minister’s Question Time ran for the extra time that you gave...

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: My hon. Friend is right. There are lots of enthusiastic volunteers, which is great, but the initiatives need co-ordination and protection. We are dealing with assisting vulnerable people, so we have to be quite clear that the people who are volunteering are responsible and are doing it for all the right motives. All the volunteer groups that I have been in touch with and met are clear about...

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: It was not so long ago that I was making lengthy speeches about those subjects, and I am quite prepared to hand a copy of our manifesto over to the Government. They are already being forced to implement a great deal of it because of the crisis and because of the deficiency in public services that we exposed during the election campaign.

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: My hon. Friend makes a very strong point. Indeed, that has been raised by my right hon. Friend the shadow Home Secretary and others on many occasions. It is absurd that we have highly skilled people in our society who are awaiting a letter from the Home Office before they are able to contribute to our society. We are talking care workers, doctors, social workers—all sorts of highly skilled...

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: If employers are putting us all at risk by forcing people to work in a non-essential industry or company or non-essential work, they should be sanctioned, and those sanctions should include fines. They have to understand that they have a responsibility as well. The Government should ensure the closure of any construction work that is not urgent or health and safety-related, just as Transport...

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: My hon. Friend anticipates the point I was about to make. We have all seen the images this morning of construction workers packed on to the London tube and other trains all around the country, going on to site because it is the only way they can earn a living, and putting themselves and all of us at risk as a result. Action has to be taken now on this.

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: It is absolutely disgraceful and totally unnecessary. If someone feels they are at risk, the advice from the Department of Health is that they should self-isolate—and eventually get tested, but clearly the tests are not available immediately. If the employer then forces that person to go into work, we all know what the consequences will be. There is a responsibility on employers as well in...

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: My hon. Friend understands the issue and represents his constituency extremely well. I know that a lot of his constituents are in that situation. We have to have better regulation of the private rented sector, with security of tenure and realistic rent levels. We also have to have the spirit of what was said, which was that there would be protection for people in the future. The danger, as he...

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: Exactly. How on earth can she go around looking at places if she is not allowed out of the house? It is absurd. Labour’s demands are very clear: ban evictions for six months and suspend rent for those affected by coronavirus. It is going to cost and it is the right thing to spend it on. It protects people in their housing. As we look beyond this crisis, let us give tenants greater rights...

Financial and Social Emergency Support Package (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: I thank my right hon. Friend for her intervention and for what she is doing about that. There are people with no recourse to public funds all over the country. Typically, they are people who are seeking asylum, their case is going endlessly through Home Office processes, and they are not getting help or an answer. Many groups are doing their best to help them. I pay tribute to the north...

Business of the House (25 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: It already has!


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