Results 6041–6060 of 6366 for speaker:Boris Johnson

Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: My message—I am sorry, obviously, for the condition that Jacqui suffers, and I think that the Labour party obviously needs to work out whether it is in favour of going ahead with step 4 or not, because that is not at all clear from what the hon. Gentleman has said, or what the Leader of the Opposition has said. They do not have a clue. But what I can say to the hon. Gentleman, and to...

Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: I thank my hon. Friend. She is quite right; there could not be a better campaign for the summer. We have put £1.9 million of support into the reading scheme that she mentions. But of course there is £200 million going into the holiday activities fund, and there could not be a better, more useful, happier way of occupying your time on holiday than reading a good book.

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Matt Hancock (20 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: I refer my Rt Hon Friend to my previous answer. Paragraph 1.4 of the Ministerial Code sets out the process for investigating alleged breaches of the Code.

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. I am delighted to be joining the House in the 60th anniversary edition of Prime Minister’s Question Time, which, as you have rightly just pointed out, was an innovation introduced under Harold Macmillan. I look forward to answering colleagues’ questions today. Before the House rises for summer recess tomorrow, I know that everyone will want to join me in...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: My hon. Friend is a fantastic advocate for the people of Hastings and Rye, and she has made the case to me before for the improvement to transport that she recommends. I know that this particular extension is being reviewed by the Department for Transport right now, and a decision will be made in due course. I am told that I simply cannot anticipate that, but what I can say is that this is...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: Yes is the answer to that, and I think that everybody understands the inconvenience of being pinged. As the right hon. and learned Gentleman rightly says, here I am—I wish I was with Members in the Commons Chamber today. I apologise to everybody in business up and down the land and in all kinds of services, public sector or otherwise, who is experiencing inconvenience. We will be switching,...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: No. If I may, Mr Speaker, I will laboriously repeat the answer that I gave earlier to the right hon. and learned Gentleman, just to get it into his head yet again. Isolation is a very important part of our armoury against covid. We are going forward, as everyone knows, to a new system on 16 August based on testing, but in the meantime, when you are advised to isolate to protect others and to...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: I think this is pretty feeble stuff from the right hon. and learned Gentleman on what is going to be a glorious 60th anniversary edition of PMQs. I have given him the answer in a letter that he had earlier on about the businesses and the sectors of industry that we think it would be sensible now to exempt. But he cannot have it both ways. He attacks the self-isolation system, but as far as I...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: Oh, I am sorry.

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: Do you want me to have another go, Mr Speaker? Hang on a moment, is it this thing here?

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: Can you hear me, Mr Speaker?

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: Do you want me to give that answer again, Mr Speaker? [Hon. Members: “No!”]

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: I am very happy to. I will repeat it. I will say it as many times as you like, Mr Speaker. I think that the right hon. and learned Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition is guilty of failing to listen to what I said just now, and it is perfectly obvious that, as I said to him in a letter earlier on, there are some businesses and some parts of our economy that of course need exemptions from...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: The Labour leader traditionally has a choice in a national crisis, and that is whether to get behind the Government and to offer constructive opposition, or to try endlessly to oppose for the sake of it and to try to score cheap political points. Everybody can see that we have to wait until the end of September—by which time, this is only fair to the younger generation, they will all have...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: Nothing I can say from this Dispatch Box—or this virtual Dispatch Box, I should say—and nothing I can do can make up for the loss and suffering that people have endured throughout this pandemic, and there will of course be a public inquiry into what has happened, but I would just remind the right hon. and learned Gentleman when he goes back over the decision-making processes that we had...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: Let us look at the position as it was at the end of last year, and as we come to the end of this parliamentary term let us be absolutely clear that it is thanks to the vaccine roll-out—which, by the way, I never tire of repeating, would have been impossible if we had followed the right hon. and learned Gentleman’s advice—that 9 million people have now come off furlough, unemployment is...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: I congratulate my hon. Friend on the campaign he is running for what sounds like an absolutely beautiful plan to reopen the Montgomery canal. He will not have long to wait for the decision on that scheme, but I can assure him that Wales is receiving thumping quantities of the UK’s levelling-up fund already; 5% of total UK allocations in the first round will be in Wales. I thank him for the...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: I think that the right hon. Gentleman grossly mischaracterises the substance of those discussions —what I said. I have made points in the House of Commons already—in the Chamber—about the language that I am alleged to have used. But I think what everybody in this country understands is that the decisions that we had to take at that time were incredibly difficult. Of course, this in no...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: I appreciate why it is so important for this country to have a full public inquiry and that is why I made the announcement to the House that we would. I also think it is right that it should go ahead as soon as is reasonable. I do not think that right now, in the middle of a third wave when we are seeing many of the key people involved in fighting the pandemic very heavily occupied, it is...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Boris Johnson: Yes, and I am thankful to my right hon. Friend for the personal tutorial he gave me, using a laptop, in the opportunities provided by this type of technology and the massive increase in the cognitive powers of kids that is now made possible by these types of technology. We are looking at supporting schools across the whole of the UK with this kind of advance as we continue to level up.


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