Results 1–20 of 4591 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

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Shipley Eastern Bypass (19 Oct 2017)

Barry Sheerman: No one begrudges the money for a Shipley bypass—certainly no one in Huddersfield does. What we are angry about in Yorkshire is the fact that this Minister has taken away the money and the promise for a trans-Pennine railway electrification. That is what we will not forgive him for. He must get his act together and invest in the north.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Shipley Eastern Bypass (19 Oct 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I did mention Shipley.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia (17 Oct 2017)

Barry Sheerman: What steps he is taking to improve Britain’s relationship with Russia.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia (17 Oct 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I urge the Secretary of State and his whole team to reread George Kennan’s famous 1947 article on containment, because Kennan predicted that the then Soviet Union, now Russia, would come forward to destabilise Europe, the United States and Japan. Will the Secretary of State also note what Hillary Clinton said yesterday: there is “a new…cold war and it is just getting...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Asset Recovery Programme (16 Oct 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Is the Minister aware that we regard the National Crime Agency as a bunch of amateurs in this field? People are increasingly talking about a big Russian mafia presence in London that is spending huge fortunes on organising crime. When will he take those people seriously and do something about them?

Business of the House (12 Oct 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I am sure that, as a great student of British history, the Leader of the House will know of the turbulent time in 1917 when a group of very angry Members of Parliament —they were angry that Lloyd George was not giving the right amount of importance to the co-operative movement—marched down to Westminster Hall and founded the Co-operative party, of which I and many of my hon....

Business of the House (12 Oct 2017)

Barry Sheerman: That was just a sideshow.

International Trade: Foreign Direct Investment (12 Oct 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I am very happy for the Minister to go around the world selling Britain, but will he come to see the real economy in, for instance, Huddersfield, where we have a strong manufacturing sector, or Leeds, where we have a financial sector? Not one person I meet in those sectors wants us to continue with this folly of Brexit. [Interruption.]

Higher Education Funding (11 Oct 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Surely the Minister needs to go back to the Dearing principles? Dearing believed that the expansion of higher education should be based on the student who benefits paying the community through the taxpayer, society and the employer. Can we go back to those principles? I am worried that the Minister and the Prime Minister have already made up their minds about the review they are suggesting....

Business of the House (14 Sep 2017)

Barry Sheerman: As someone who has served in this House for some years, I add my voice to those who are saying that some of the decisions of the past week will usher in a very unpleasant atmosphere in the House. On a lighter note, I highlight a new report, “Women unbound. Unleashing female entrepreneurial potential,” which I helped to launch in the House this week with PricewaterhouseCoopers and...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Service Broadcasting Contestable Fund (14 Sep 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I love the BBC, even though Sarah Sands, the new editor of the “Today” programme, and Nick Robinson seem to be destroying that programme at the moment. I therefore start with a prejudice, but when I look at the sort of deals that have always been favoured by Conservative Members who want to privatise by the back door, I see MediaCom, Singapore and the black hand of international...

Attorney General: Modern Slavery (14 Sep 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Will the Attorney General join me in congratulating all those involved in the highly successful, high-profile recent prosecution of people involved in modern slavery? Such cases are very expensive to prosecute, so will he assure the House that the required money and resources will be available? This activity is endemic up and down the country, not just in London, and we need the resources for...

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I think what most of us taking part in this debate want is the right balance. I was the Chair of the Education and Skills Select Committee when we introduced the £3,000 fees, and the balance then was between what the employers paid, what the individual who benefited paid, what the taxpayer paid and the good to the community. The problem is that the cost has been ratcheted up to...

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Barry Sheerman: The private Member’s Bill—later, the 2009 Act—was vital, but it has been too long since that time. We need action now. I chair the Westminster Commission on Autism, and a member of my family is on the autism spectrum. It is time to act now, to make the service universal for every child and to support every family. I hope that everyone’s interest will be regenerated...

Foreign Direct Investment 2016-17 — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Sep 2017)

Barry Sheerman: Before the hon. Gentleman gets carried away with all these good feelings about the future, he would surely agree that our productivity is absolutely awful, looking carefully at UK performance. Many people who would like to invest in this country are worried about low productivity rates. Productivity is much higher in Yorkshire, which has a much bigger population than Northern Ireland and some...

Foreign Direct Investment 2016-17 — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Sep 2017)

Barry Sheerman: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate. Even though we are all a little tired after last night, many of us have turned up here today because this is an important subject. I urge the hon. Gentleman not to be too optimistic. During my career in Parliament, I have spent a long time as chair of the all-party group on manufacturing and I have tried to encourage investment in...

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