Results 1–20 of 1960 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:John Baron

Humanitarian Situation in Mosul (12 Jul 2017)

John Baron: rose—

Humanitarian Situation in Mosul (12 Jul 2017)

John Baron: Thank you, Mr Speaker. My hon. Friend the Member for Elmet and Rothwell (Alec Shelbrooke) is obviously a man of taste. The Government have previously acknowledged that the cutting of the food coupon in the Syrian refugee camps in the summer of 2013 led to the mass exodus thereafter. While acknowledging the UK’s proud track record on humanitarian aid, will my right hon. Friend make it...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Exiting the EU (11 Jul 2017)

John Baron: What lessons does my right hon. Friend take from the Australian Government, who negotiated free trade deals with China, Japan and South Korea in very short order by focusing on trade itself rather than getting bogged down in disputes with regard to standards, legalities and regulations?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Navy: Personnel (10 Jul 2017)

John Baron: What assessment he has made of whether the Royal Navy has sufficient personnel to operate (a) all vessels and (b) the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Navy: Personnel (10 Jul 2017)

John Baron: Given concerns that we are hollowing out our armed forces’ manpower in favour of big-ticket items, what is the Minister, and indeed the Government, doing to ensure that we not only have the manpower to operate those big-ticket items but the ships to protect them when at sea? Global uncertainties abound, and over 90% of our trade is maritime borne.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Belfast Agreement: Impartiality (28 Jun 2017)

John Baron: I have seen the troubles at first hand, so I know that the peace process has been integral to progress since then. I very much welcome the agreement with our friends in the Democratic Unionist party, but what more can the Government do to reassure all the people of Northern Ireland that the agreement will not jeopardise this process? That is the chief concern at the moment.

Article 50 (29 Mar 2017)

John Baron: I commend the Prime Minister for her handling of triggering article 50, and indeed for respecting the wishes of the British electorate in the referendum. May I suggest that there is another reason to make sure that guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals—both those living here and those on the continent—should be a very high priority? Not only is it the right thing to do and will...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Data Research (21 Mar 2017)

John Baron: What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the EU general data protection regulation on the availability of data for research in the health sector.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Data Research (21 Mar 2017)

John Baron: I thank the Minister for that answer, but I have to tell her that when the EU’s general data protection regulation becomes enforceable next year, that will make it more difficult to share data. Cancer charities, including Cancer Research UK, are concerned because the progress of life-saving research, especially into rare and children’s cancers, would not have been possible were...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU (13 Mar 2017)

John Baron: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU (13 Mar 2017)

John Baron: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU (13 Mar 2017)

John Baron: But does my right hon. Friend not accept the simple point that this place made a contract with the British people at that referendum—[Interruption.] The Scottish National party might not like it, but it is true. Therefore, whatever the deal, if there is a good deal, we will take it, and if there is not, the Prime Minister has made it very clear that we will not accept a bad deal, so we...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU (13 Mar 2017)

John Baron: Does the hon. and learned Gentleman accept, at least in principle, that this Parliament made a contract with the British people at the referendum to respect their wishes with or without a deal? Does he agree?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

John Baron: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

John Baron: I thank the hon. Gentleman. I have raised the issue of the importance of guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens living here, perhaps unilaterally, and I have received assurances from the Prime Minister that this will be top of her list in the negotiations. Also, does the hon. Gentleman not accept in good faith that the issue could be resolved very easily if the EU reciprocated our intention...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

John Baron: I have good news for the hon. Gentleman: courtesy of our leaving the EU, sterling has fallen and manufacturing in this country is having a field day, as he can see from the export orders and factory output orders. Does he agree that that has been a boon to the manufacturing industry, particularly in the north?

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (7 Feb 2017)

John Baron: The recently introduced one-year cancer survival rate indicator is a beacon of light in a system still too focused on process targets. What more can the Government do to hold underperforming clinical commissioning groups to account for that outcome indicator, given that we are still failing to catch up with international averages when it comes to our survival rates?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

John Baron: Ours is a representative democracy—in fact I would go so far as to say a great representative democracy. The reason why this place will, and should, support the article 50 Bill is that, before the referendum, we made a contract with the British people that this place would abide by the result. I ask all Members who are thinking of voting against Second Reading to give that due regard....


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