Results 1–20 of 1057 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Joan Ryan

Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Sir Mike Penning) on securing this debate. Like many Members, I represent families who strongly believe that their lives were forever changed because of the drug Primodos. Today I speak on behalf of my constituents Chris Gooch and her daughter Emma Gooch. They have given me permission to share their story about how hard life has been...

Pension Equality for Women: Hormone Pregnancy Tests (14 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: I absolutely agree. Members across the Chamber today have given examples, but there are many victims with different levels of disability, illness and deformity as a result of this drug. When I asked Chris and Emma what they thought about the expert working group’s report and how the inquiry process had been handled over the past three years, their criticisms could not have been clearer....

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. Does he agree that it is shocking and unacceptable that the WASPI campaigners have had to work so tirelessly to get absolutely no response from the Government?

Point of Order (14 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I fear that I inadvertently misled the House during business questions, when I suggested that hon. and right hon. Members could enjoy the pantomime of “Dick Whittington” at the Millfield theatre this Christmas. In fact, that was the last pantomime that I saw there. If hon. Members wish to attend the Millfield theatre this year, it will be to enjoy...

Point of Order (14 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: The theatre is in my borough; it serves my constituency.

Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: Enfield is fortunate to benefit from three local theatres, the Millfield, the Chickenshed and the Dugdale—indeed, I will be taking my grandchildren to the Millfield to enjoy “Dick Whittington” over the Christmas period. Such local facilities are very important. May we have an early debate in Government time about how the Government’s deep cuts to local authorities...

Exiting the European Union: Economic Effects: Customs Union (14 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: Whether his Department has made an assessment of the economic effects of not forming a customs union with the EU after the UK has left the EU.

Exiting the European Union: Economic Effects: Customs Union (14 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: I understand that the Minister said in answer to an earlier question that some quantitative assessment has been undertaken in relation to leaving the customs union, and yet, last week, when he was in front of the Select Committee, the Secretary of State admitted that the Government had undertaken no quantitative assessment. Why is it that every time we ask a question in relation to Brexit, we...

Quality in the Built Environment (13 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: Order. The Front-Bench spokespeople need to limit themselves to six minutes. I call Alison Thewliss.

Quality in the Built Environment (13 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: I am going to call Justin Tomlinson next, but I will have to limit him to two minutes, so that I can call the Front-Bench spokespeople in good order.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Reduction Targets (12 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: What recent assessment he has made of the UK’s progress towards meeting its carbon reduction targets.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Reduction Targets (12 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: Does the Minister agree that the clean growth plan will not meet the fifth carbon budget on its own? Does he therefore agree that the plan is wholly inadequate and that, as the Committee on Climate Change has said, it should not be the plan?

Palestinian Communities: Israeli Demolitions — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (6 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: Does my hon. Friend agree that perhaps next time we debate Israel-Palestine we might hear some words of concern about the manner in which the PA is poisoning the minds of another generation of Palestinian children? I have concern for those children because of such activity, as much as any other.

Palestinian Communities: Israeli Demolitions — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (6 Dec 2017)

Joan Ryan: I am opposed to any action by any side that makes the achievement of a two-state solution more difficult to achieve, so I welcome the fact that the demolition of most encampments at both Khan al-Ahmar and Susiya has been halted while matters are considered by Israel’s High Court, and that, uniquely in the middle east, Israel’s independent judiciary can scrutinise, challenge and,...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Joan Ryan: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there has been a significant rise in anti-Semitic abuse through social media? We should do something about that disgraceful form of abuse, and the Government should act immediately.

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Joan Ryan: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Wimbledon (Stephen Hammond), although I am not sure whether we will find a great deal to agree on. In the run-up to this Budget and during the Chancellor’s speech today, we heard a lot about building a Britain “fit for the future”, but many of my constituents do not share the Chancellor’s confidence that the...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Joan Ryan: If the right hon. Lady sat in my advice surgery and listened to what was said by families in Enfield, where over a third of children live in poverty, she would find that the amount of disposable income that people have is a major problem, and that most families feel that rising costs, particularly due to rent, have wiped out any possible gains. Almost six in 10 Londoners in poverty live in a...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Joan Ryan: I completely agree. I, too, was brought up in a council house, and we were proud of it and considered it the next best thing to owning our own home—we hardly drew a distinction. That is not the case today. Indeed, it is becoming impossible to offer anybody a council house.

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Joan Ryan: I will not give way again, because I need to make some progress. I want to say a few words about public services. Hard-pressed and hard-working families rely on our public services, but seven years of austerity has stretched them to breaking point. Labour-led Enfield Council has tried its level best to protect families from the immense pressures it is under, but given that its Government...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Nov 2017)

Joan Ryan: I am proud that the last Labour Government lifted more than 1 million children out of poverty. This Government seem committed to doing the very opposite, with the Institute for Fiscal Studies predicting that an additional 1.2 million children will be pushed into poverty by 2021, and that comes on top of the 4 million in 2015-16. Is the Prime Minister proud of her Government’s record of...


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