Results 1–20 of 3615 for speaker:Eleanor Laing

Tobacco Control Plan (19 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. Before I call the next person to speak, may I say that we have plenty of time for this debate and I hope that we will manage without a formal time limit? I much prefer to rely on the reasonableness and honour of hon. Members to have regard for others as well as themselves. If every speaker takes approximately eight minutes or so, then everybody who has indicated their wish to speak...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. The hon. Lady will be heard.

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: The tweets of political journalists are certainly not a matter for the Chair. I class that as rumour, which is not a matter for the Chair. What the Government decide to do is a matter for them, but we have several hours of debate ahead. That is the important point for the Chamber to note.

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. Before I call the next speaker, it is obvious to the House that a great many people—about 85—wish to speak. I will therefore have to put a formal time limit of four minutes on speeches. I want to give that warning now so that hon. Members can trim their orations accordingly. Everybody may sit down now. I will not impose a formal time limit on the Chairman of the Select...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: I allowed a passing reference to the hon. Gentleman, because I understand from exchanges at Prime Minister’s questions that the hon. Gentleman in question had already been informed by colleagues of the hon. Gentleman who currently has the floor that his name might be mentioned in this context today. I have allowed a passing reference; that is all. I think we have had enough about the...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. We will return to the subject of the debate.

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. Why are hon. Members shouting?

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. I have to reduce the time limit to three minutes. If there are interventions, some people will not be able to speak at all.

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. It will be obvious to the House that a great many Members wish to take part in this important debate and that, although all speakers from the Opposition Benches have completed their speeches, a great many Members on the Government Benches wish to speak. I am afraid that I will have to impose a time limit from now on of six minutes. I am sorry that that may come as a surprise to Mr Mark...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. There is no need for hon. Members to contradict the hon. Lady, although I know that they are trying to be helpful. She made a slip of the tongue in referring to me as a Chair rather than as a Deputy Speaker, but I know what she meant.

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: I let the hon. Gentleman make a long intervention when I realised that there was a point that he wanted to make. I just want to make the point that this does not create a precedent for long interventions, as it was a special case.

Clean Growth Strategy: Leaving the EU: Data Protection (12 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: I am delighted to call to make his maiden speech Mr Matt Western.

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Approval of draft decisions under Article 352 of TFEU (10 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: On a technical matter, I thank the hon. Member for Easington (Grahame Morris) for raising that point of order. It was, of course, not a point of order for the Chair, but I am delighted that he took the opportunity to draw to the attention of the House the fact that this is Trevor Ford’s last day in his current office. On behalf of everyone in the whole House, I would like to add our...

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Approval of draft decisions under Article 352 of TFEU (10 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. We are a little more lax because this is Committee stage, but I kind of forgot the hon. Gentleman was intervening rather than making a speech. I should not have let him go on for quite so long, but I am sure he has made his point now.

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Approval of draft decisions under Article 352 of TFEU (10 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: With this it will be convenient to discuss clause 2.

Government Policy on the Proceedings of the House: Gypsies and Travellers and Local Communities (9 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. The hon. Member for Rochdale (Tony Lloyd) has finished. He cannot give way. He has concluded with an excellent peroration. This will be a lively debate, as it should be on such an important subject, so I am afraid I have to impose an immediate time limit of seven minutes on Mr Mark Francois.

Government Policy on the Proceedings of the House: Gypsies and Travellers and Local Communities (9 Oct 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. Before I call the Opposition spokesman, it will be obvious to the House that a great many people want to speak this evening and that time is limited. I therefore warn colleagues in advance that there is likely to be a time limit on Back-Bench speeches, starting at about seven minutes and probably going down depending on the number of interventions and how long people speak for. As...

NHS Pay (13 Sep 2017)

Eleanor Laing: It will be obvious to the House that a great many people wish to speak this afternoon. We have a limited time for this debate, which will probably finish at around 4.30 pm. Therefore, after the next speaker, I will impose an initial time limit of five minutes, which might be reduced further depending on how many people still wish to speak. There will, however, be no time limit on the next...

NHS Pay (13 Sep 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. I appreciate that the hon. Member for Lincoln (Ms Lee) is new to the House, but Members do not make interventions while they are sitting down. If you wish to intervene, you must stand up to do it. I have noticed this happening quite a lot. This is not a general discussion, but a debate.

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Eleanor Laing: Order. Before I call the next person to speak, it will be obvious to the House that a great many people wish to speak this evening—I have indications from more than 20—and we have one hour of debate left. I hope Members will act in a courteous fashion and keep their speeches short.


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