Results 1–20 of 1041 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Jeffrey M. Donaldson

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Security Situation (20 Dec 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: The Secretary of State will be aware that a significant proportion of the resources available to the Police Service of Northern Ireland to fight terrorism has to go towards investigating legacy cases. Will he give a commitment that any money used for legacy cases will be replaced to ensure that the PSNI has the resources it needs to combat the existing terrorist threat?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Dec 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: The Prime Minister will be aware of the strong affection and support for Gibraltar across this House. In the light of the guidelines published this morning, will she give a commitment not to enter into any agreement with the European Union that excludes Gibraltar from the transitional or implementation arrangements and periods?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Welsh Ministers — Power to make consequential and transitional provision (6 Dec 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: May I just say to the Minister that I have not had a single email, letter or phone call, or any contact, from my 100,000 constituents in Northern Ireland asking me to vote for this new clause? The idea that people in Northern Ireland are sitting back with bated breath waiting for the new clause of the hon. Member for North Down (Lady Hermon) to be passed so that the Good Friday/Belfast...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Belfast South (Emma Little Pengelly) for setting out so clearly where we are. I shall not focus so much on the detail of the budget, but on the circumstances that have conspired to bring us to where we are this evening. I must say to the Secretary of State that I have listened carefully to what he has said, and he is someone I admire, and his patience...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: As a veteran of many talks processes, I urge caution on the part of the hon. Gentleman about the idea that an independent chair would be a panacea in resolving these issues. That has not been so in the past—I have sat under independent chairmanships —and it is unlikely to be so now. In fairness to the Secretary of State, the current impasse is not of his doing. Other parties...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: I appreciate the point that the hon. Gentleman is making. However, we have indicated, in our willingness to break the current impasse, that we would form an Executive today and continue the negotiations in parallel. The problem is not that the DUP is holding back the formation of an Executive; it is that Sinn Féin refuses to form an Executive until its demands are met. There is a clear...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: rose—

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: What I am going to say to the hon. Gentleman is that for me and my constituents, health and education are far more important than the Irish language. They want our Assembly Members back in there taking decisions while they work through outstanding issues such as the Irish language.

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: I understand where the hon. Gentleman is coming from, but if the Secretary of State were to act on the hon. Gentleman’s advice about a pension for people who injured themselves by their own hand, it would be met with absolute dismay by the innocent victims in Northern Ireland. They would not be able to understand or countenance the use of taxpayers’ money to pay a pension to...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: My colleagues and I echo the Secretary of State’s comments about the incident that took place in Omagh yesterday. In view of what happened at Enniskillen in similar circumstances, with tragic loss of life, perhaps the most effective action that can be taken at this time is the publication by the Secretary of State of the proposals to deal with the legacy of our troubled past, which...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: rose—

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: The Secretary of State speaks of frustrations. The difficulty is that this is not just a matter of budgets for Government Departments. Earlier today he met some victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland. They are waiting still for the implementation of the inquiry’s report, which makes a number of recommendations, including on the payment of...

Northern Ireland Update (2 Nov 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement. We are of course disappointed that we do not have a devolved Government in Northern Ireland, because that has an impact on my constituents every day. I say to the hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith (Deidre Brock), who represents the Scottish National party, that we are quite capable of reflecting what happens in Northern Ireland. I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Cross-border Security (13 Sep 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: The Minister will be aware of the security assessment that the New IRA represents a very real and present threat to security. What discussions have the Government had with their Irish counterparts about that organisation?

Northern Ireland: Political Situation (3 Jul 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: We welcome the statement, and let me say, for the record, that the Democratic Unionist party was ready last Thursday to form a Government and to appoint our Ministers. There is no question of any reticence in our party about forming an Executive, and we have been encouraged by the Government to do so. Will the Government proceed to publish the legacy proposals in the event that an Executive...

Northern Ireland (26 Jun 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: I am sure the First Secretary agrees that it is a rather remarkable day when the Labour party criticises investment in schools, investment in roads, investment in housing and investment in jobs on the grounds that that threatens the peace process. It really is bonkers to suggest that that is the case. Perhaps some Labour Front Benchers might now want to reflect on their past equivocation when...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Members of my party were elected by the people of Northern Ireland to represent the constituents who elected us to the House. Is it in order for the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) to describe us in the unparliamentary terms in which she did, and which I regret? She does not understand my party’s policy on the environment—she...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (26 Apr 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: We do need a strong Prime Minister to lead this nation, but we need the countries of this nation to have a strong voice as well. Does the Prime Minister agree that those who abstain from taking their seats in the House—those who are denying the people of Northern Ireland the formation of a Government—are denying their constituents a say in the future of this country? We, however,...

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill (24 Apr 2017)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson: Will the Minister give way?


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