Results 161–180 of 2836 for speaker:Mike Gapes

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Mike Gapes: As somebody who did not vote to trigger article 50, I would ask the Secretary of State to consider this very carefully: if he genuinely does not want a no deal, as many Cabinet members do not, when the Government are defeated next week, should they not come forward with a specific proposal—he has made clear the difficulties of extending the process—either for a people’s vote, so that...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Mike Gapes: indicated assent.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Greater London (9 Jan 2019)

Mike Gapes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase investment to meet social care needs in north-east London.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Ilford (8 Jan 2019)

Mike Gapes: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will increase support to Redbridge Council to combat homelessness and rough sleeping in Ilford.

Rohingya Refugee Crisis (20 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: The Minister says that China’s interests in that part of Africa were not necessarily what its interests are in Myanmar. Is it not a fact that the Chinese Government see this region as essential to its belt and road strategy and its overall expansion of its investments, and therefore regards neighbouring countries as a strategic asset? Is it not very likely that the Chinese will continue to...

Rohingya Refugee Crisis (20 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: I commend my hon. Friend for the fantastic campaigning that she personally has done, as well as all the other people she listed. One of the main difficulties is that at the United Nations, there are two Governments, one in the Security Council and one in the General Assembly—China and India—who have been supporting the Government in Myanmar. The Chinese, in particular, have massive...

Deaths of Homeless People: Business of the House (20 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: Moving away from the Brexit issue, can we have an early debate on the situation in Syria and the fight against Daesh, given the statement by the US President, the fact that the US is going to withdraw its forces from the region and hand over to the Russians, the Iranians and Turkey, and that the French Government have made it clear they will remain engaged in Syria? Can we have an early...

Leaving the Eu: No Deal: Leaving the EU: No Deal (19 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: Given the experience that we had just over a week ago, what guarantees do we have that the Prime Minister will not, on 10 or 11 January, decide that she has some sign from the European Union that might mean that she will get the better deal at that point that she has not managed to get in the meantime, and then pull the vote yet again?

Yemen (19 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: May I join Members who have praised the work of our diplomats and Ministers, and those from other countries, who have made this welcome but limited step possible? The Foreign Secretary referred to the political framework that he hopes will be discussed in January. He also mentioned, but did not go into detail on, the idea of a Government of national unity. Is it not a fact that the...

European Council (17 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: I listened very carefully to the words that the Prime Minister used. When asked about indicative votes in the House, she said, “We have no plans.” When asked whether she would revoke article 50, she said, “This Government will not do that.” If the House voted to instruct the Government to revoke article 50, would she resign and make way for another Government who would carry out the...

NHS Reorganisation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (12 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: Order. We will break for 15 minutes, I hope, and come back as soon as possible. Sitting suspended for Divisions in the House. On resuming—

NHS Reorganisation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (12 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: Order. I think that there will be a vote imminently. If so, we will break for 15 minutes and get back as quickly as possible.

NHS Reorganisation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (12 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: Order. Can I just request that interventions are not long speeches?

NHS Reorganisation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (12 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: Order. I remind hon. Members that they should not make lengthy speeches in interventions. I would be grateful if all Members bear that in mind in future. I will not be very kind if I get the sense that we are getting three or four speeches from one Member.

Institute for Statecraft: Integrity Initiative (12 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: The Russians are engaged in hybrid cyber-warfare against our country and many others. We seem to play by different rules from theirs. What are we doing to counter the nefarious activities of the Russian propaganda channel RT and of Sputnik?

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Statutory Obligations on Ministers (11 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: Given the dysfunctional and duplicitous behaviour that we have seen in the last few days, would not it be best if the Government listened to the very wise words of the former Conservative Prime Minister Sir John Major, speaking in Dublin today, who has asked for the revocation of article 50?

Business of the House (10 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: The Leader of the House has announced that we will be debating the Ivory Bill. Is not the reality that the big elephant in the room is the statement this afternoon by the European Union Council President Donald Tusk that the EU is not prepared to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement at all? So is not that the reality, and does it not show that this whole proceeding is a total farce?

Exiting the European Union (10 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: The European Commission has made it absolutely clear that it is not going to reopen the 585-page withdrawal agreement. If the Prime Minister was able to get an aspirational addendum to the political declaration—a piece of paper that she could wave when she came back—would that mean we would definitely have a vote on Monday or Tuesday next week?

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Clacton (Giles Watling). In his introductory remarks the Chancellor made it clear that leaving the EU will have an economic cost, and that is right: any deal of any kind will be putting us economically as a country in a worse place than we currently have as members of the EU, its single market and its customs union, with its frictionless trade....

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Mike Gapes: The Chancellor just referred to British citizens living in EU countries. Can he confirm that, under this deal, EU citizens living in the UK will be in a better position than British citizens living in EU countries, because they will not have the ability they currently have to move freely between EU countries?

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