Results 1–20 of 1432 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Louise Ellman

Business of the House (12 Jul 2018)

Louise Ellman: The Minister for Health has assured me that he is working hard to appoint a contractor to complete the new Liverpool University Hospital, whose construction has remained at a standstill since the collapse of Carillion more than six months ago. It is very unclear whether there is any real sense of urgency and whether the Treasury is co-operating with the Department of Health and Social Care....

Palestinian Education System — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (4 Jul 2018)

Louise Ellman: Is my right hon. Friend concerned that the textbooks she talks about call on children to “annihilate the remnants of the foreigners”, as well as talking about sacrificing blood? They call on young children to believe that “death is a privilege”. Does she believe that that kind of teaching to very young children is compatible with seeking co-existence?

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Louise Ellman: Will my hon. Friend give way?

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Louise Ellman: I draw attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I congratulate the hon. Member for Bolton West (Chris Green) on securing this important debate and providing an opportunity to show the strength of the trading ties between Israel and the United Kingdom, and the benefits that those trading links bring. Israel is a vibrant start-up country with a strong...

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Louise Ellman: Settlements are one barrier to peace, but they are not insuperable and not the only barrier to peace. The most fundamental barrier to a peaceful solution of this tragic conflict, and the key factor that prevents the setting up of two states, Israel and Palestine, is the Palestinians’ refusal explicitly to recognise the legitimacy of Israel as a national Jewish home.

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Louise Ellman: I agree with the hon. Gentleman. Inventions and improvements in the human condition are about all of humanity and should benefit everyone; they are not about conflict. Trade is constructive; boycotts are negative. The BDS movement is fundamentally opposed to the state of Israel, and partial boycott campaigns, however presented, are part of the same movement. BDS has not affected Israel...

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Louise Ellman: I agree with the hon. Lady. Trade is beneficial, and it is beneficial to both countries; indeed, it should be international as well. I look forward to the day when the state of Israel and the state of Palestine establish good trading relationships with each other and with the UK, in accordance with the late Shimon Peres’s vision of a new middle east.

June European Council (2 Jul 2018)

Louise Ellman: Jobs at risk, scientific research threatened, and now people may not be able to receive the vital medicines they need when they are needed: Brexit is an unfolding disaster. Did the Prime Minister bring back any answers to these essential questions?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel and Palestine (26 Jun 2018)

Louise Ellman: Does the Minister consider that Hamas organising a march of return to areas that have been part of Israel since 1948 is likely to move us any closer to a negotiated two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians?

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Louise Ellman: I welcome today’s debate. Finally, after decades of dithering, this House is being asked to trigger the process that could approve a third runway for Heathrow, the UK’s only hub airport. The debate on the expansion of aviation capacity in the south-east has always focused on balancing the importance of international connectivity with its impact on key local and international...

Tuberculosis (7 Jun 2018)

Louise Ellman: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Arundel and South Downs (Nick Herbert) on securing this very important debate and on his very powerful speech. Tuberculosis remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease. It was responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million people in 2017. TB was declared a global emergency in 1993, and the sustainable development goals envisioned ending it by...

Airports National Policy Statement (5 Jun 2018)

Louise Ellman: I welcome this statement, and I support expansion at Heathrow; it is absolutely essential for the national interest and for international connectivity. This plan is supported by Liverpool’s John Lennon airport. How can the Secretary of State guarantee that the promised link between the expanded Heathrow airport and Liverpool will materialise?

Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Louise Ellman: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds North West (Alex Sobel). He has raised a very important issue at a very apt time, and I agree with what he has said. This is a time of great concern, because there is an increase in both holocaust denial and anti-Semitism right across Europe. Given that background, it is extremely concerning that legislation has been passed in a European...

Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Louise Ellman: I appreciate the hon. Gentleman’s concern and that of others about a description of Nazi extermination camps as “Polish death camps”—an erroneous description—but the answer to that is not to try to shut down discussion about the holocaust and its depravities. The relationship between Jewish Poles and the wider Polish community is indeed very complex. At Yad...

Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Louise Ellman: I have listened to my hon. Friend’s comments with interest, but what he says is not borne out in what is happening. Indeed, since the legislation was introduced, the Polish Education Minister has denied the massacre of Jedwabne, and there have been efforts to strip the Polish-American historian, Jan Tomasz Gross, of his order of merit and even to prosecute him for his comments about...

Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Louise Ellman: I accept some of what my hon. Friend is saying. Does he agree that, while it certainly untrue that the Nazi extermination camps were in any way Polish death camps, there are still graphic examples of Polish complicity in the atrocities that took place against Jewish people in Poland at that time?

Rail Timetabling (4 Jun 2018)

Louise Ellman: Many of my constituents are furious that they cannot get to work owing to driver shortages and mass cancellations in the timetable in what is supposed to be a situation of planned improvements. How much worse does it have to get before the Secretary of State will consider removing the franchise?

Royal Assent: NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation (23 May 2018)

Louise Ellman: The circumstances around the recent collapse of Carillion have left Liverpool with an unfinished hospital. Negotiations with a potential new contractor are under way but may require ministerial involvement because of the involvement of other Government Departments. Will the Secretary of State give me an absolute assurance that he will do whatever he can within his power to ensure that that...

Fire Safety Cladding: Heysmoor Heights (16 May 2018)

Louise Ellman: Does the Minister agree that it is outrageous that the residents are being asked to pay this bill but the private leaseholders do not know the freeholder’s identity? When the Housing Minister speaks to the freeholder’s agent, will he ask the freeholder to foot the bill?

Fire Safety Cladding: Heysmoor Heights (16 May 2018)

Louise Ellman: The Minister is giving some very important information, but he is not addressing the central issue of this debate. What will happen about the £18,000 bills that the private leaseholders at Heysmoor Heights are facing? What will the Government do about that?

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