Results 1–20 of 727 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 Cryer

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Business of the House (13 Sep 2018)

John Cryer: I regularly hear stories, both in my constituency and elsewhere, about the consequences of the shortage of midwives. It is a national issue, but north-east London has a rapidly rising birth rate, so may we have a debate, or at least a statement when we return, on the national shortage of midwives, but with a particular focus on London?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Places (10 Sep 2018)

John Cryer: How many staff in the Secretary of State’s Department are working on free schools?

Health and Social Care: Maternity Care (24 Jul 2018)

John Cryer: According to the Royal College of Midwives, the national shortage of midwives is running at nearly 4,000 and is particularly acute in areas like mine in east London, with its very high property prices and rising birth rates. How does the Minister intend to address that?

Business of the House (5 Jul 2018)

John Cryer: I think that it is widely recognised across the House that, in the past few months, there has been a rise in violent crime, particularly in London. The police are stretched to the limit and are using reserve powers repeatedly, particularly in my constituency, where section 60 powers have been used a lot. I know that we recently had a debate on crime, but the Security Minister really needs to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (25 Jun 2018)

John Cryer: Earlier, the Minister claimed repeatedly that funding for the nursery sector is entirely adequate. On that basis, will more nurseries be open at the end of this Parliament than at the beginning?

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?

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