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Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 6: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 5 (30 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I welcome the Minister to the Northern Ireland Office. He did a superb job in the Brexit Department and I am absolutely delighted, as I am sure is everyone, to have him in the Northern Ireland Office, though we regret that we have to share him with the Scotland Office. I am grateful to the Minister for his praise for the work of the PSNI—it is right that he praised it—but I am concerned...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 6 (30 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I have listened carefully to the debate. There is one issue that the Minister has not touched on. The shadow Minister, the hon. Member for Ealing North (Stephen Pound), referred in fulsome terms to the Northern Ireland Victims’ Commissioner and paid her a very warm tribute. The hon. Member for Belfast South (Emma Little Pengelly) was quite different; she was highly critical of the...

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 7 (30 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: Will the Secretary of State reply to one specific question? For the victims of historical institutional abuse, will he give a commitment—a clear guarantee—that the legislation to compensate them for the dreadful abuse that they suffered as children in Northern Ireland will be on the statute book before 31 October? It is a straight question and I would like a straight answer.

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 7 (30 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: Does the hon. Gentleman share my disappointment at the tone and the content of what the Secretary of State has said this afternoon? He has been, rightly, enormously sympathetic to the victims, and has rightly praised Lord Justice Hart for his report—sadly, Lord Justice Hart died before he could see this legislation on the statute book—but my colleagues and I are unanimous in our...

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 7 (30 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: Since the Prime Minister has refused to rule out proroguing Parliament again and seems hellbent on a swift general election, it would help the victims of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland, who will be particularly interested in this debate, if the Secretary of State were to lay out a realistic timetable for the legislation to go through all stages, so that compensation can be...

Bill Presented: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 7 (30 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: The Secretary of State has just said that he hopes the Bill will be introduced “in short order”. I do not know quite what that translates to. Have he and his very hard-working and diligent officials given any thought to introducing a statutory instrument, rather than going through all the stages of a Bill, to establish an administrative scheme whereby an initial payment of...

Compliance with the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (26 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I have to tell the Minister that I am extremely concerned that he has indicated that it is acceptable to the Government and the Prime Minister, for whom he is speaking this morning, that no deal will be acceptable. Can I just remind the Minister of the very serious consequences of no deal for Northern Ireland? I should not need to remind him or, indeed, the Government. If there is any...

Compliance with the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (26 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: It will also embolden—

Compliance with the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (26 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: Thank you. It will embolden Sinn Féin to campaign for a border poll, in order to take Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom into a united Ireland. The Government need to be extremely mindful, and for the Minister to imply that it is acceptable that we leave without a deal is totally unacceptable.

Prime Minister's Update (25 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I have to tell the right hon. Gentleman that I was shocked that he, as the Prime Minister, should take it upon himself, with his arrogance, to declare the judgment of the Supreme Court wrong. It was the Supreme Court—the highest court of the land—and the 11 judges were unanimous, but the Prime Minister has declared this evening that their decision was wrong. He has not explained the...

Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer (25 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I hold the Minister in the highest regard, but I was disappointed that so little about Northern Ireland was reflected in his statement. I pay tribute to him for putting on the record yet again his commitment—indeed, his words were “absolutely committed”—to the Good Friday agreement, but does he agree that actions speak louder than words? The Yellowhammer document dated 2 August 2019...

Legal Advice: Prorogation (25 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have listened very carefully to the Attorney-General—I have not agreed with a fraction of what he has said—but I would like him to answer a specific question. Did it never cross his mind that if the Prime Minister made a ridiculous decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit, which is the greatest constitutional change to the UK for...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (Rule of Law): Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(2) (9 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I am very grateful indeed to the Secretary of State for allowing me to intervene so early. May I just say that I am extremely disappointed and annoyed that the motion to discuss the historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland was not even moved this evening? By proroguing Parliament tonight, the Prime Minister has wilfully and deliberately deprived the victims of historical...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (Rule of Law) (9 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (Rule of Law) (9 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I am very grateful to the Leader of the Opposition, who is much more courteous than the Foreign Secretary in taking interventions in this very important debate. The Foreign Secretary described as flawed the legislation that is intended to stop the country leaving without a deal, which received Royal Assent today. May I recommend to him, and indeed to all Members of the House, Radio 4’s...

Prorogation (Disclosure of Communications) (9 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: rose—

Prorogation (Disclosure of Communications) (9 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I am very grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for allowing me to intervene on him. He will of course be entirely aware that last Thursday, during an urgent question, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who is a very good appointment indeed, made it quite clear that he had not been consulted by the Prime Minister about the plan for Prorogation; he was told only just before it was...

Northern Ireland (5 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: Of course, Mr Speaker. [Hon. Members: “That’s it!”] The Secretary of State—whom I warmly congratulate on his appointment, while also thanking his predecessor—will know from the very angry and concerned representations that I have already made to his office that I am extremely worried and annoyed that a statutory instrument which governs key appointments to a range of bodies in...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill: Duties in connection with the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union (4 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I am very grateful indeed to the right hon. Gentleman for taking an intervention. May I take him back to something that he said, because it is really very important? The right hon. Gentleman and many of his colleagues have claimed—in the referendum, subsequently and tonight—that they are going to take back control of the borders. May I just ask him how he intends to take back control of...


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