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EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Hilary Benn: The Prime Minister has once again told the House that we will be leaving the customs union, but the truth is that we will be remaining in a customs union, both in the transition and in the backstop arrangement, which can be ended only with the agreement of the EU. The truth is also that the only way to protect jobs, investment and an open border in Northern Ireland in the long term is to...

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice (13 Nov 2018)

Hilary Benn: This has been a very constructive and helpful debate, and it greatly illustrates the power of the House to concentrate the mind of the Government. I would say to the right hon. and learned Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve), who has just sat down, that I do not think Parliament doing its job is coercing the Government; it is Parliament doing its job. I accept, as my right hon. and learned...

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice (13 Nov 2018)

Hilary Benn: I absolutely bow to the right hon. and learned Gentleman’s expertise. I was going to make a second point, which may offer Ministers some comfort: also by definition, the legal advice the motion seeks to have released has not yet been written, because we do not yet have a withdrawal agreement. Only when we have a withdrawal agreement will advice be written about what it means, to advise...

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice (13 Nov 2018)

Hilary Benn: I will, and then I shall bring my remarks to a close.

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice (13 Nov 2018)

Hilary Benn: I take the hon. Gentleman’s point, but I think the House agrees that there could not be a difference between the two, for reasons that Government Members have clearly set out. These are unique circumstances. It seems to me that, in his typically elegant way, the Minister went a long way towards meeting the requirements of the motion. If it is pressed to a vote, I hope he follows the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Leeds (12 Nov 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support allowance assessment appeals were successful in Leeds in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

Assessment and Treatment Units: Vulnerable People: Centenary of the Armistice (6 Nov 2018)

Hilary Benn: I want to speak about two men who never came home from the great war: my great uncle Oliver Williams Benn and George Edwin Ellison. Oliver was little spoken of in our family when I was growing up, I suspect because the pain of his loss was still too raw despite the passing of the years. What we do know about him now is thanks to my son James, who wrote a book about his life. He was...

Leaving the Eu: Rights of EU Citizens (5 Nov 2018)

Hilary Benn: If the UK leaves the EU in March with no deal, and if, as the Minister has told the House this afternoon, employers will not be required to make any additional checks other than asking for an EU passport, she has in effect told the House that free movement will continue after we have left the European Union. Will she now address the question that the Chair of the Select Committee asked her:...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold Charges (5 Nov 2018)

Hilary Benn: Leaseholders in several private blocks in Leeds are being asked to pay huge bills to deal with unsafe cladding. The cost is between £10,000 and £28,000 for each leaseholder at Skyline Apartments, and the total cost of replacing the cladding in the Saxton development could be as high as £8 million. Given that my constituents are being asked to pay money that they do not have to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Employment: EU Nationals (5 Nov 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance he has issued to employers on how to check the entitlement to work of EU citizens in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Written Answers — Home Office: Banks and Building Societies: CCTV (1 Nov 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of routine wiping of CCTV footage at banks and building society premises on the police's ability to investigate (a) bank fraud and (b) identity theft.

Written Answers — Home Office: Banks and Building Societies: CCTV (1 Nov 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will require banks and building societies to retain CCTV footage at their premises for a fixed period of time in order for it to be available for the investigation of bank and identity fraud.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (31 Oct 2018)

Procedure: Motions under section 13(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. 2:45 pm; Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Digital (29 Oct 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many redundancies are planned as a result of the restructure of NHS Digital; and where those staff affected by the Org2 redesign are located.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Digital (29 Oct 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NHS Digital staff and their representatives regarding the proposed organisational redesign; and how many staff will be required to reapply for their jobs as a result of the Org2 redesign.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Digital (29 Oct 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what training has been offered to existing NHS Digital staff on cyber security, data science and machine learning.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Digital (29 Oct 2018)

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the budget is for NHS Digital for each year until 2021-22.

Nuclear Treaty: Us Withdrawal (25 Oct 2018)

Hilary Benn: President Trump’s decision to withdraw unilaterally from hard-won international agreements, including the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal, is cause for concern. I agree with the Minister that states need to honour the commitments they have entered into, but does he agree that it sends a damaging message about the need for international agreements to solve the problems of...

Exiting the European Union: Leaving the EU (25 Oct 2018)

Hilary Benn: Last Sunday, when the Secretary of State was asked on “The Andrew Marr Show” how long the proposed UK-wide customs backstop might last, he said: “It could be time-limited, there could be another mechanism.” Whichever of the two it turns out to be, can the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that the backstop—if needed—would not be terminated before the...


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