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Business of the House: English Votes on English Laws (2 Jul 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: Even the title of the statement sounds racist. [Interruption.] Yes! Yes! The Leader of the House talked repeatedly about constitutional arrangements, but is it not a fact that the glory of this country is that we do not have a constitution, and that we are governed by the Queen in Parliament? Furthermore, is it not a glory of this House that all its Members, from those who hold the highest...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Members: Correspondence (3 Jul 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 14 May 2015 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms T Ali.

Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]: Tax Credits (Working Families) (7 Jul 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: I thought South Suffolk was part of Britain, but it is perfectly obvious that it is not. The experience the hon. Member for South Suffolk (James Cartlidge) describes bears no relation whatever to reality or to the reality in the constituency I represent. Tomorrow, we will have a Budget. The Minister said we will hear about the Government’s long-term economic plan. I can tell the House what...

Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]: Tax Credits (Working Families) (7 Jul 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: No, I am not going to give way to the hon. Lady, unless of course she has an intervention provided for her by her Whips like the rest of her colleagues who have intervened so far. Let us be clear about this: working-age households with the lowest incomes lost the most, as a proportion of their income, in the previous Parliament. In working-age households, the incomes of those with children...

UN Independent Commission of Inquiry (Gaza) — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (8 Jul 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone; it was not a pleasure to listen to that contemptible defence of indefensible Israeli actions. The Israelis are murderers in Gaza. They have murdered thousands of people in Gaza. They have achieved nothing by doing so, except to make the lives of the people of Gaza total hell. When I was in Gaza, I spoke to a girl who told me she...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Iran: Nuclear Deal (15 Jul 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: May I congratulate the Foreign Secretary and all others involved on this historic agreement, which is meticulous and has taken an enormous amount of time, effort and detail? I think it is appropriate to congratulate Barack Obama on what is probably the greatest achievement of his presidency. This agreement demonstrates the dictum of Winston Churchill that jaw-jaw is better than war-war. Yes,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Contaminated Blood (20 Jul 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) for putting this urgent question and for all her dedicated work on this agonising issue. I put it to the Minister that if he had made his statement not to the House but to my constituents, including one in particular who lives in agony and fear, the reaction would have been less parliamentary than it has been this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: DWP Data (21 Jul 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: Arrogant.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: DWP Data (21 Jul 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: I wish my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams) every good fortune in awaiting a reply to a letter to the Prime Minister, in view of the fact that in the last five years I have had exactly one letter from him, and that was after I had received a letter from No. 10 signed by somebody who did not exist. I say to the junior Minister that she needs to take some...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Members: Correspondence (7 Sep 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to reply to the letter to him dated 4 June 2015 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Nikita Standekwick.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Syria: Refugees and Counter-terrorism (7 Sep 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: In the summer of 1939, my parents took into our home a young Jewish girl, Johanna, who had arrived in Leeds on the Kindertransport. Her sister and others had arrived on the same Kindertransport, and Neville Chamberlain facilitated the arrival of these young children more than this Government are facilitating such things now. It is sad that this Government are doing less than Neville...

Points of Order (7 Sep 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Points of Order (7 Sep 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: Mr Speaker, I wish to raise a point of order on the contempt shown towards this House by the Home Office, as evidenced by its treatment of a case that I wrote to the Home Secretary about last month. It relates to a constituent who came to see me and told me that she had moved into my constituency. She gave me her old address and her new address. I immediately wrote to the Home Secretary, on...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (8 Sep 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to reply to the letter to him dated 11 June 2015 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr R Koudsi.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (8 Sep 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 15 June 2015 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton on Mr D Ward.

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: This is a grim world. Dreadful events are taking place in many countries. Innocent human beings are dying and armies and guerrillas are fighting each other throughout the world, particularly in south Asia and the middle east. Only today, we read of a 27-year-old Palestinian woman murdered by Israeli extremists, leaving her four-year-old child an orphan, yet we—not me, but the...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: That would be all very well if that was what other countries were doing too, but over the last few days alone the Germans have taken in 17,000 refugees. It may well be that Angela Merkel, creditably, is motivated by conscience and what the Germans did to the Jews. That is possible, but it is not discreditable. She is to be emulated. The French are taking a very great many more. Other...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: I do not find that reply convincing. I do not think that this Government have got the motivation that other countries in western and central Europe have. What is more, the people whom the Government are ready to take in are not enduring the present hell in Europe and on the Mediterranean; they are in camps already. I am not saying they are happy in the camps; I am not saying the conditions in...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: I am afraid that the phrase “morally right” is somewhat ambiguous under this Government. My hon. Friend is perfectly right: we do not know what they will do, and one of the reasons we do not know is that they do not know what they will do themselves. It is not only my city that will be very willing indeed to take in a far larger number of refugees than the Government would propose; it is...


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