Results 4921–4929 of 4929 for speaker:Sylvia Hermon

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: The Justice Secretary says that it is time for decisions. Before making a decision, I would like the Justice Secretary to give the Unionist community of Northern Ireland a complete assurance that there is nothing in the Prime Minister’s new Brexit deal that undermines the constitutional status of Northern Ireland and the consent principle of the Good Friday agreement.

Business of the House (22 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: Since the withdrawal Bill has huge consequences for people in Northern Ireland and since the Northern Ireland Assembly is still not sitting, I wonder whether the Leader of the House could enlighten us about the steps that the Government will now take to ask all the political parties in Northern Ireland about their reaction to the fact that this Bill has received its Second Reading this evening.

Leaving the EU: Workers’ Rights (29 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: The right hon. Lady will know that responsibility for workers’ rights is a devolved matter for the Northern Ireland Assembly. She will also know that we have not had a functioning Assembly for almost three years. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has been dedicated to the restoration of the Assembly and Executive, but his valiant efforts are now being deliberately and wilfully...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I am very grateful to the hon. Lady for allowing me to intervene. As she and I both serve on Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, she will be well aware that the essential legislation to compensate the victims in Northern Ireland of appalling historical institutional abuse began its progress through Westminster in the other place. If we were to dissolve on 6 November, she knows perfectly...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: indicated assent.

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I presume that as part of the Prime Minister’s general election campaign, he will make a grand tour of the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland, so could the Minister just explain what the Prime Minister will say to the Unionist community there and how he will reassure them that their future is safe in his hands? I can assure the Minister that, at the present time, there are many in...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: It is absolutely essential, in the absence of a functioning Assembly and without any prospect of having the Assembly up and running any day soon, that this Government take their responsibilities extremely seriously. I understand that the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is determined to do that and to get the Northern Ireland Budget Bill through all its stages in short order, but it...

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Essex (5 Nov 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department will provide financial assistance for repatriation of the bodies of the people discovered in a shipping container in Essex on 23 October 2019 once their identities are confirmed.

Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] (5 Nov 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I am enormously grateful for the priority the Secretary of State has given to this issue. He has shown real compassion for the victims of historical institutional abuse. In his opening remarks, he rightly mentioned the long inquiry held by Judge Hart, who did an enormous amount to give a voice to the victims of historical institutional abuse. May I encourage the Secretary of State, after...


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