Results 1–20 of 6003 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Chris Bryant

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Points of Order (13 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I am terribly sorry that I was not here for the beginning of business questions, when I gather that the Leader of the House referred to me in quite pleasant terms, which is very kind of her. The Mother of the House referred earlier to yesterday’s events regarding the hon. Member for North East Somerset (Mr Rees-Mogg) and his family. Against that...

Bedford Prison (13 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: It is one thing to change the law—I am very grateful for the Minister’s help in achieving that today—but quite another to ensure that the law is implemented. If we really are to protect not only other emergency workers, but, in particular, prison officers, do we not need to make sure that the police and the prosecuting authorities take this new law seriously? Is there...

International Trade: Free Trade Agreements (13 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: At the moment we have a free trade agreement with Colombia through the European Union, but the new President of Colombia, Iván Duque, has said that he wants no more free trade agreements, probably including with the United Kingdom if we are to leave the EU, and that he wants to renegotiate the deal with the EU. If we were to be able to roll over a new agreement with Colombia, would we...

Women and Equalities: LGBT Equality (13 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: As you know, Mr Speaker, I entered a civil partnership eight years ago, yet the Government are still consulting on what to do about civil partnerships—there is a threat that you are going to abolish us! [Interruption.] Well not you, Mr Speaker, but the Government are threatening that they might abolish civil partnerships. There is joy, there is passion, and not so much celibacy in civil...

Women and Equalities: LGBT Equality (13 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: I am pleased you can remember it— [Laughter.]

Women and Equalities: LGBT Equality (13 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: Just say yes!

Colombia Peace Process — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: I am grateful to all hon. Members. There is clear concern across all political parties that the peace process should not now founder, and we want justice for all the people of Colombia. I am enormously grateful, as I think is the hon. Member for Glasgow North (Patrick Grady), to Louise Winstanley, who organised our trip to Colombia—although she is a very hard taskmaster, because we...

Colombia Peace Process — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: I am afraid I make a rather different reading of all of this. I have met President Uribe—in 2010, I think—and he was very opposed to the peace process and the peace accord, and I think that it is still to be seen whether President Duque will decide to go his own course and be an independent man. However, with some of Duque’s Ministers, including in some of the key...

Colombia Peace Process — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: I beg to move, That this House has considered the peace process in Colombia. Although my visit to Colombia earlier this year was sponsored by ABColombia, I have not yet been able to register the fact, because I do not yet have the figures. It is not the case the case that ABColombia wants me to say something on its behalf—I am not lobbying on its behalf—but it certainly paid for...

Colombia Peace Process — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: Indeed. We were in La Primavera, a small town in one of the more remote districts in the north-east of Colombia, and it was striking that a lot of the campesino population, who 10 or 15 years ago would have had a few hectares per family on which to grow crops and have their livelihood, had suddenly found themselves begging on the streets in La Primavera. Of course, the urban townsfolk and the...

Colombia Peace Process — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: I think that the figure of 123 is just for the first six months of the year. One difficulty, which I will come to later, is that it is very difficult to get precise numbers. The mixture of different military and paramilitary organisations engaged in the conflict over the 50 years has meant that very often the Government, or people sponsored by the Government, have effectively been killing...

Colombia Peace Process — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. The issue of land ownership, which I will come to, is a really important part of trying to resolve the long-term issues from the conflict, because where the space is theoretically owned by nobody, it is almost certain that somebody, normally with criminal or paramilitary intent, or both, will step in to fill the vacuum. Let me give just some characteristics...

Colombia Peace Process — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: I might need a bit more notice to answer that question, if that is all right. There is a point here for all of us, whether we run a big industry or not. If we want to rely on palm oil, and if there is an enormous demand for palm oil in British supermarkets, the temptation will be to cover all of Colombia with oil palms. It is good that some supermarkets have said they will not use palm oil...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: Perhaps he will resign.

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: rose—

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: rose—

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: It is enormous delight to follow the hon. Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr). One of my earliest memories is of dancing the highland fling in Stirling castle many, many moons ago. That is a dance, of course, that can be done entirely on one’s own. The trouble is that, as with most dances, when it comes to Europe, it is not just a question of it takes two to tango; there are 27 other...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: I do not doubt for a single instant that the Government have already started doing so—I am certain of it—and if they have not done so, then they are in doolallyland. They should certainly be getting on with that. It was crazy to have started article 50, but it would be even crazier to stick with that date if they cannot produce proper legislation so that there is legal certainty...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: The thing is that the Prime Minister will have to please more than half the Members of this House. If she does not do so, she will not have an agreement, the whole thing will fall apart and she will be done for, won’t she?

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Chris Bryant: I think the Prime Minister would probably have to leave the House if she went on “Strictly”, so the hon. Lady would be voting for her to leave office.


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