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

Mike Gapes: Apparently the Foreign Secretary could not be with us today because he is in Afghanistan. He has got his Khyber pass—what a carry on! We are in a situation where other Members, however, have spoken honestly and passionately about their constituencies and their constituency concerns. That is partly why we are here as Members of Parliament, but we are also here, even if our constituents are...

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

Mike Gapes: My hon. Friend mentions the trade unions. Will he confirm that the Trades Union Congress and Unite the union—they have written to all Labour MPs—support this project? Will he also confirm that Michael Dugher who, as shadow Secretary of State for Transport, wrote the four tests has come out in support of going ahead with Heathrow expansion today?

Leaving the Eu: Airbus Risk Assessment (25 Jun 2018)

Mike Gapes: When the Secretary of State said that there should be no unnecessary friction, was he referring to discussions within the Cabinet or to the economy?

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence (19 Jun 2018)

Mike Gapes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the timetable is for further steps to be taken in relation to that Bill.

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Mike Gapes: How much of this welcome additional money will be used simply to pay off accumulated debt and current deficits, and how much will be a real increase?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Mike Gapes: Two years ago, we were told that the EU’s unity would shatter, that we would be able to pick off individual countries and get a deal, and that the German manufacturing industry would change the German Government’s position. The reality is that the European Union has kept a consistent position throughout the negotiations. Why? Contrary to the belief of the right-wing Rexiteers and the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Mike Gapes: But two thirds of Labour voters voted to remain.

G7 (11 Jun 2018)

Mike Gapes: Is the Prime Minister disappointed or relieved that President Trump did not have time for a bilateral meeting with her?

Yemen (11 Jun 2018)

Mike Gapes: Can the Minister confirm that Iranian naval vessels are supplying the Houthis? Can he also confirm that Hezbollah is also engaged in supporting the activities of the Houthis?

Business of the House (7 Jun 2018)

Mike Gapes: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. May we have an early debate on nuclear non-proliferation, particularly in the light of the developments with regard to Iran and the American withdrawal from the nuclear deal and the forthcoming Trump-Kim summit on North Korea?

Supreme Court Ruling: Abortion in Northern Ireland (7 Jun 2018)

Mike Gapes: A constituent has written to me as follows: “I grew up in Northern Ireland before moving to London in 1982…I fell pregnant in 1997. My child would have been very much loved and wanted, but a scan revealed that he had Edward’s syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality incompatible with life. I was ably supported by the NHS in London through the subsequent weeks of decision and grief. I was not...

Airports National Policy Statement (5 Jun 2018)

Mike Gapes: At last! After years being wasted under the coalition Government, we now at last have a Government who are taking a grip on this issue. This decision should have been taken years ago. With Crossrail coming, my constituents in east London and people in Essex and Kent will greatly benefit from this decision, and I welcome it. Can the Secretary of State assure me, however, that there will be no...

Potholes and Road Maintenance (5 Jun 2018)

Mike Gapes: You do not need to do that.

Gaza Border Violence (15 May 2018)

Mike Gapes: At times such as this it is easy to despair and say that there is no solution, but surely what is needed by the Palestinians captured by the Hamas leadership in Gaza, and by the Israelis captured by their dysfunctional political system is lasting peace, and that can come about only if there is a reactivation of the plan put forward in 2002 by Saudi Arabia and adopted by the Arab League. What...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran Nuclear Deal (15 May 2018)

Mike Gapes: When the Foreign Secretary goes to Brussels, will he explain to our European friends that this country values our defence and security partnership with our European Union partners? Will he also say positive things about whether we will be joining permanent structured co-operation—PESCO—and co-operating with the other European countries in the future?

Iran Nuclear Deal (9 May 2018)

Mike Gapes: The Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary have both praised the joint efforts that have been made with our French and German partners. In the light of the impetuous, destructive, unilateralist behaviour of the US President, is this not the worst possible time for us to be leaving the European Union?

Health and Social Care: Access to Social Care (8 May 2018)

Mike Gapes: What steps he is taking to improve access to social care for people living with unmet social care needs.

Health and Social Care: Access to Social Care (8 May 2018)

Mike Gapes: Age UK says that 1.2 million older people have unmet social care needs. Is it not time that we thought about integration in a practical way, and where we have acute hospitals with land next to them, such as King George Hospital in my constituency, we start to build sheltered accommodation or intermediate care on those sites so that people can easily be transferred into and out of the beds,...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Mike Gapes: I have been a Member of the House for 26 years and I want to begin by talking about my experience with a Conservative Government when I was first elected. In those days, Ministers were willing to meet Members personally when they had a case of somebody in difficulty. I remember a young woman who had won a newspaper competition for a free holiday in Morocco with her husband, but who had the...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Mike Gapes: Has the hon. and learned Lady seen the Financial Times today? There is an article about the test of English for international communication, which reveals that 35,000 people have had their status as students in this country revoked. In 20% of those cases, that was based on a system of voice recognition that has proved to be faulty. An estimated 7,000 Bangladeshi, Indian and other students,...

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