Results 1–20 of 2859 for speaker:Baroness Hoey

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Kate Hoey: When I see the right hon. Member for Wantage (Mr Vaizey), I always recall my right hon. Friend the Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field) talking about seeing him in his nappies when he was young. Seeing again how young he obviously is, I am very sorry that he is leaving the House. One thing we have in common is the arts. A lot of Members spend their evenings in the very wonderful part of my...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Kate Hoey: I am sure that the right hon. Gentleman knows that he has to be re-elected, of course, but he is not retiring. [Interruption.] Now I am very unclear whether he is retiring or just putting himself forward for re-election—fine. Like the right hon. Member for Derbyshire Dales (Sir Patrick McLoughlin), who spoke first in the debate, I came in at a by-election in 1989. I will not go through my...

Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] (5 Nov 2019)

Kate Hoey: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that sometimes in this House there is a feeling that Northern Ireland gets neglected or is a sideshow, but this measure today shows that the Government and Opposition knew that this was a hugely crucial issue to the people of Northern Ireland and that getting it to the House today and through this procedure is a mark of this House’s responsibility and...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Rifle Association (5 Nov 2019)

Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has held meetings with representatives of the Charity Commission to discuss the corporate governance standards of the National Rifle Association.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: National Rifle Association (5 Nov 2019)

Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the National Rifle Association's compliance with its charitable purpose to promote the (a) efficiency of the armed forces and (b) defence of the Realm.

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: May I ask the hon. Gentleman to add his support to the important reason for having those extra three days before Dissolution, which is so that we can get the business relating to Northern Ireland through, not just the finance bit, but the bit about historical institutional abuse? Northern Ireland people are feeling very neglected by this Parliament, and doing this would make them feel that at...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: I wonder why on earth we need a four-hour debate, because we have a very simple choice: we either want to vote for a general election or we do not. I voted for a general election last night and I will vote for one tonight. Let us be truthful: I do not think anybody in the House, listening here or in their rooms or wherever they are listening, will change their mind one iota on how they are...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: A lot of people who have seen how Parliament works over the past few months will have seen that wrecking amendments, delaying amendments and procrastination are now part and parcel of how we work in this Chamber. That is why we are here now talking about a general election. The last general election we had, in 2017, was entirely unnecessary. Many people know that it was ridiculous to have a...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: I take it that the hon. Lady will be voting against the general election.

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: I do think that that is a hugely important issue, which has unity across this House. If the Leader of the House, who has just left his place, and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland really wanted to get that Bill through, they could do so this week. It could still be put through this week. It passed its Second Reading in the other place last night, so there is absolutely no reason why...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: I absolutely agree with the hon. Gentleman. I hope that those whose business it is can sort out what we do over the next few days. As I understand it—I am sure that other people know more than I do on this—if there is not a general election until 12 December, we will not have to dissolve until the following Thursday, which means that there is time. If there is unity in the House about...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: I am sure that the right hon. Gentleman will be able to make a contribution in Committee, when we will know more about the detail of that amendment, but I certainly will not support it. I do not support it, and I certainly do not support, as I have said earlier, either of those changes being introduced in this Bill at this time. What this legislation is about is whether we want a general...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: I appreciate what the hon. Gentleman has managed to get into the Bill, but will he clarify a little further how it could help a situation that is extremely concerning to all who care about Northern Ireland?

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: Like the Prime Minister, I would like to get out of the European Union as speedily as possible. What more can he do to reassure the people of Northern Ireland, who feel they are being cut off? They could perhaps have accepted some regulations on trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland because that happens at the moment, but they have been absolutely astonished to find that trading...

Preparations for Leaving the European Union (21 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: The Secretary of State has been a long-term supporter of the Union and of Northern Ireland. He must know in his heart of hearts that this is actually driving a wedge between Northern Ireland and Great Britain. The issue of unfettered access to goods for small businesses is going to absolutely destroy that relationship. Can he really say that this is actually good for Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland: Restoring Devolution (21 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: The Secretary of State should be an expert on the protocol, so may I ask him a simple question? A friend who gardens in Northern Ireland wants to buy 2 lb of organic garlic from a supplier in England. When the supplier sees the Northern Ireland address will they be obligated to add the EU tariff—currently 10%—and how would my friend prove that he is not moving it to the EU, in the...

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: The right hon. Gentleman will know that many of us have long campaigned to leave the European Union. Will he tell me now why this agreement does not give an opportunity for the people of Northern Ireland to opt in and consent to what has been decided? That would have made a crucial difference to people on the pro-Union side in Northern Ireland who, like me, genuinely feel that, somehow, the...

Prime Minister’s Statement (19 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: The Prime Minister has said clearly that he wants a free trade deal by the end of 2020 for the whole of the United Kingdom. Will the Prime Minister tell us clearly that when that day comes, the protocol on Northern Ireland will be automatically changed, and that Northern Ireland will then be fully part of a free trade deal, with everything there being the same as in the rest of the United Kingdom?

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Kate Hoey: I understand my hon. Friend’s passion about people in Northern Ireland being treated equally. This is not to divert us from that important issue, but does she not think, as a Labour Member, that our party should allow people in Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, to vote for Labour candidates? Does she not think that that is a democratic principle? Yes, this issue is...

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

Kate Hoey: I will not support this motion, just as I did not support the motion the last time Parliament tried to change the way we work constitutionally. We were told then that it was a one-off, but we are now in our second or third one-off. If this goes through tonight, we will be debating a Bill tomorrow. If we look at it in detail—I know we will have that debate tomorrow—we will see that it...

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