Results 1–20 of 1087 for speaker:John Cryer

Business of the House (21 Jun 2018)

John Cryer: Further to previous questions, the reality is that ending nodding through was done unilaterally with no notice whatsoever. As the nearest thing that the parliamentary Labour party has to a shop steward, I must tell the Government that they will be putting people’s lives and health at risk if this system continues.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (11 Jun 2018)

John Cryer: Further to an earlier question, can the Minister guarantee that by the end of this Parliament, the strength of the Army will be in excess of 80,000?

Business of the House (24 May 2018)

John Cryer: Has the Leader of the House seen early-day motion 1267 in the name of the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon)? It marks Dementia Awareness Week. [That this House supports Dementia Awareness Week which runs from 21 to 28 May 2018; thanks all of the charities which work to support dementia patients and their families and who raise awareness; recognises the hard work and endeavours that...

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

John Cryer: Will the Minister give way?

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

John Cryer: The Minister is right to say it is not just about the police, because it is also about the other agencies. The problem is that every agency across the board has faced cuts, certainly in London. My east London constituency covers two boroughs. Waltham Forest has faced cuts of around £100 million, and Redbridge has faced similar cuts. The boroughs cannot mount early intervention and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (22 May 2018)

John Cryer: What action are the Government taking to tackle payroll and umbrella companies, some of which—not all—are used to perpetuate bogus self-employment and undermine terms and conditions?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Girls’ Education (15 May 2018)

John Cryer: What discussions has the Foreign Secretary had with the Government of Pakistan about girls’ education in that country? What assessment has he made of that Government’s track record?

Windrush (2 May 2018)

John Cryer: Thank you for the warning, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is an honour to follow a former member of the Anti-Nazi League. I have always thought that the right hon. Member for Broxtowe (Anna Soubry) was a bit of a closet pinko; she obviously needs to be looked into by the Conservative Chief Whip. I should like to congratulate my right hon. and hon. Friends on bringing a proper level of scrutiny to...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

John Cryer: I can’t really say no, can I?

Windrush (2 May 2018)

John Cryer: Of course, I agree. My second example is more unusual and involves a woman who came from Jamaica when she was a baby. She was abandoned by her parents and grew up in a nunnery, which—Members can tell what is coming—was closed down and demolished after she left, and its records were lost. Again, this is somebody with a broad east London accent. She is quintessentially British and...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

John Cryer: I agree with the hon. Gentleman about the inquiry, but this is an issue of transparency. He and I agree about an awful lot of things, but we are on opposite sides of the fence here. The documents should be put in the public domain. We can redact certain things, such as civil servants’ names, but the names of elected people should not be redacted. Both the cases that I mentioned earlier...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carillion (1 May 2018)

John Cryer: The Minister will be aware that Carillion regularly contravened the prompt payment code without actually acting illegally. Is it not time to examine the possibility of giving the code a statutory basis, so that in future cases there could be prosecutions?

Business of the House (26 Apr 2018)

John Cryer: Has the Leader of the House seen early-day motion 1115, which was tabled by my hon. Friend the Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick) and refers to Firefighters’ Memorial Day on 4 May? [That this House joins with firefighters across the UK on Firefighters’ Memorial Day, on 4 May 2018, remembering the bravery and sacrifice of the 2,524 colleagues who have lost their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (19 Apr 2018)

John Cryer: Let me first associate myself with the comments made by the Leader of the House about the anniversary of the foundation of Israel. That was a great achievement by a great Labour Government and a great Labour Foreign Secretary. Three Members have asked questions about the wave of violent crime that is sweeping the whole of Britain to some extent, but especially London, and east London in...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (18 Apr 2018)

John Cryer: Given the Government’s wretched treatment of the Windrush generation, and the loss and destruction of paperwork, will the Secretary of State talk to her colleagues about introducing an amnesty?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (19 Mar 2018)

John Cryer: Did the abolition of the education maintenance allowance contribute to or hinder social mobility?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Smart Meters (13 Mar 2018)

John Cryer: I am sure the Minister is speaking in good faith, but I have come across constituents who find that bills are not reducing, but increasing. Has he had discussions with the utility companies about keeping an eye on this and making sure that the effect of smart meters is to reduce costs for constituents, many of whom are poor, not raise them?

Private Probation Services — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (27 Feb 2018)

John Cryer: From what my hon. Friend is saying, it seems that the current system is potentially putting the public in danger and, furthermore, the leaked memo shows that the Government must have been aware that that might happen. Is that the case?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (26 Feb 2018)

John Cryer: A number of migrant workers are starting to lose their jobs because of delays in the renewal and extension of visas. What can the Home Secretary do to speed up the process, so that they do not face that problem in the future?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Girls’ Education (20 Feb 2018)

John Cryer: Further to the previous question, what discussions has the Minister had with the Government of Pakistan on the education of girls in that country? Can she tell the House what proportion of UK aid to Pakistan goes towards the education of women and young girls?


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