Results 1–20 of 4643 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Barry Sheerman

Royal Assent: Business of the House (7 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I am sure that the Leader of the House will agree that winter is beginning to bite, and A&E departments up and down the country are struggling to cope with demand. According to a report this morning, a million people are now not being seen within four hours at A&E. The A&E in Huddersfield is threatened with closure, so may we have an early debate on A&E, the shortage of beds,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Future Trade Agreements: Agriculture (7 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Surely the Secretary of State realises that the food and farming sector is terrified about the impact of leaving the European Union? Does he agree that the fact there has been no impact assessment by him or his Department on what will happen to farming in food in this country is a disgrace?

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Marriage Certificates: Equal Registration (7 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I have three daughters with children. They and many of my constituents want me to ask why this simple step forward for equality has taken so long.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Leaving the EU: UK Legal System (5 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Will the Minister get out and meet more people in the justice system? I have been talking to judges, barristers and campaigners who are all terrified about what will happen to our justice system if we leave the European Union. Who is he talking to, and why does he not broaden his circle?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Business Rates Retention (4 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Will the hon. Gentleman pass on the message very forcefully to the Secretary of State that many of us applaud what he said in relation to Donald Trump’s retweeting of certain messages? My difficult question is: why does he not get on with the job of ensuring that the regions of our country get a fair share of resources, and stop piling money into London and the south-east?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (4 Dec 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Will the nods appear in Hansard?

Point of Order: Autism Community: Mental Health and Suicide (30 Nov 2017)

Barry Sheerman: My hon. Friend is quoting from an excellent piece of research, but is she aware that the autism commission I chair has conducted a piece of work about the spectrum of obstacles and the difficulty that people with autism face in getting through to the right people in the health service? Those two pieces of research are so powerful.

Online Hate Speech (30 Nov 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I am very saddened by what Trump has done. Like many people in our country, I have been a great friend of America. Indeed, as a very young man, I emigrated to the United States, and still cherish my old green card. So many of my American friends and relatives have said to me in the past few hours, “This man does not speak for America. This man is betraying the traditions of the United...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: North-south Rail Connections (30 Nov 2017)

Barry Sheerman: The Minister might know that I have probably done more miles on the east coast line than any other Member of this House. May I tell him, with that experience, that it is chaos again on the east coast? Stagecoach is being let off the obligation to pay the full money it should be paying to the British Exchequer. Yet again, the east coast line is in a mess, and he is doing nothing about it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (30 Nov 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Does the Secretary of State feel any guilt about the fact that many of my constituents and many people in this country thought during the referendum campaign that people like him were promising that more money would be spent on transport infrastructure and the NHS because we would save so much money from leaving the EU? Yesterday’s announcement of a £50 billion debt that we have to...

Maternity Safety Strategy (28 Nov 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I am sure that the Secretary of State will realise that, even after all these years, when my wife and I hear news like what we heard this morning, it takes us back to our first baby daughter, who died at birth. After that, we had four healthy children and 10 grandchildren, but we still go back to that awful time. Our baby was sickly; it was not about poor care. We care very much about people...

Points of Order (28 Nov 2017)

Barry Sheerman: rose—

Points of Order (28 Nov 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. This discussion goes to the very heart of how Select Committees operate. May I say, as someone who chaired a Select Committee for 10 years, that there is long-established precedent for the Chair of a Select Committee being able to receive a highly sensitive document on their own, in private, and deal with it sensibly and in a public-spirited way?...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Major Digital Infrastructure (28 Nov 2017)

Barry Sheerman: This is not good enough. If we are going to tackle the appalling productivity levels in our country, we need to invest in this sort of infrastructure, we need to invest in skills and we need to invest in top-class management. The Minister should get his act together and do it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (27 Nov 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Captain Speaker, the Secretary of State is fresh, new and busy, but can I beg him to read John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s little book “Why England Slept”? Does he not think that England has been sleeping while the world has become a much more dangerous place?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Barry Sheerman: It might surprise some people on the Government Benches in particular to hear that I agree with several of the major themes of the speech made by the right hon. Member for Sevenoaks (Sir Michael Fallon). We have worked together on manufacturing and other matters and would agree on the need for greater expenditure on our defence sector. As a Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament, I...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (23 Nov 2017)

Barry Sheerman: My hon. Friend makes a very good point. I want to move on to skills. We can talk about higher education. When I was Chairman of the Select Committee some people said it was disgraceful that we were going to aim to have 50% of people in our country going to university, but I was very much in favour of that move. I came into politics to give every child in this country the maximum opportunity...


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