Results 6281–6300 of 6834 for speaker:Boris Johnson

Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Oct 2021)

Boris Johnson: Well, yes—do I have to learn the song? I will do my best. I thank my hon. Friend for raising the work of her constituents and her constituents’ school. It is absolutely vital that we not only recycle where sensible but cut down on the use of plastics.

Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Oct 2021)

Boris Johnson: All our donations are registered in the normal way. I would just remind the hon. Lady that the Labour party’s paymasters, the GMB, think that Labour’s policies mean that no families would be able to take more than one flight every five years and that they would have their cars confiscated.

Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Oct 2021)

Boris Johnson: Yes, and I think the whole House should be proud of the fact that the UK still produces more offshore wind—[Interruption.] Not hot air, but energy for the people of this country. It is clean, green energy produced off Cleethorpes in the North sea, and we are going to be massively increasing the volume of that output.

Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Oct 2021)

Boris Johnson: The hon. Gentleman makes a very important point about the high energy costs for energy-intensive industries, and that is why we have abated them with about £2 billion since 2013. The answer is to do what we are doing, which is to make up the long-term baseload needs of this economy by investing in nuclear, as I am afraid Labour failed to do in its 13 lost years, and in renewables.

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Internet: Safety (27 Oct 2021)

Boris Johnson: I have been clear that we need to work at pace to deliver the Online Safety Bill. We have already published the draft Online Safety Bill. It is currently undergoing pre-legislative scrutiny by a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament. The Committee is due to report in mid-December. It is right that we fully consider any recommendations it makes, following which we will then introduce...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Prime Minister: Black History Month (29 Oct 2021)

Boris Johnson: I am proud to lead a country celebrated for its dynamism and diversity, where every day black Britons are making history. To mark Black History Month I shared a video message celebrating this and hosted a reception on 25th October at Downing Street. This reception celebrated the contribution of black entrepreneurs, businesses, and professionals to the UK. I met young people, entrepreneurs,...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Department for Energy and Climate Change (8 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: By embedding climate change in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, we are ensuring that supporting clean growth and taking global action to tackle climate change is joined up with our support for business to invest, innovate and grow. We were the first major economy in the world to set net zero by 2050 in law. And as hosts of COP26 we are working with countries and...

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: As the House will be in recess next week, I am sure that colleagues will join me in looking ahead to Armistice Day and remembering those men and women who have served and lost their lives in the service of this country. We also thank the members of our armed forces who continue to do so today. This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in this...

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: What this Government are going to do, rather than taking steps to damage the economy of this country, which is what Labour would do, is get to net zero aviation. That is the future for this country: clean, green aviation. And by the way, that has every chance of arriving a lot earlier than a third runway at Heathrow.

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: I know that my hon. Friend does a huge amount of work for his constituents. I have seen the pictures that he describes. I can tell him that the application is in from the hospital in his constituency and that it is under consideration. We aim to make our final decision in the spring of next year.

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: No, of course we are not going to do that, because paid lobbying, paid advocacy, in this House is wrong. I make absolutely no bones about that. Members who are found guilty of it should apologise and pay the necessary penalties, but that is not the issue in this case or in the vote befor us today. The issue in this case, which involves a serious family tragedy, is whether a Member of this...

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: All the professions that she mentions have a right of appeal, which is what the House needs to consider. I respectfully say to her that, instead of playing of politics on this issue, which is what Opposition Members are doing, she needs to consider the procedures of this House in a spirit of fairness. Instead of playing politics, we are getting on with delivering on the people’s priorities:...

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: What I can tell her is that the recent Budget took cash from those who can afford to pay the most and made very substantial tax cuts for the hardest working and poorest families in this country. We cut £1,000 with the universal credit taper relief for hard-working families in this country—2 million families had a £1,000 tax cut—and we are lifting the living wage across the whole...

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: As the right hon. Lady knows very well, it is the banks and the bankers who are paying far more proportionately as a result of our tax measures to cover the cost of the NHS. It is a very moot point because, of the £36 billion, 50% comes from the 14% who are the richest in this country—overwhelmingly, from the banks and financial services industry—who can pay the most. The astonishing...

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: I think it is quite incredible that we are now hearing this from the Labour party, when they would have pulled us out of NATO. I think the hon. Member for Wigan (Lisa Nandy) actually wanted to abolish the Army. The woman sitting next to the right hon. Lady wanted to abolish the Army. What you have got with this Government is spending on defence that is the highest since the cold war; it is...

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: It is because we have been able to run a strong economy and take our economy out of lockdown that we have been able to invest massively in the NHS, to lift spending on defence to record levels and to keep supporting our fantastic public services. That is what this Government are able to do. I enjoy my conversations with the right hon. Lady, in spite of the insults and party political points...

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: As my hon. Friend knows, I am a fanatic about buses. We are putting £1.2 billion more into bus funding, and I know that Stoke-on-Trent has applied for that. I urge my hon. Friend to take up his suggestion immediately with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport.

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: I am a massive enthusiast for carbon capture and storage around the whole UK. As the right hon. Gentleman knows, the Acorn project in Aberdeen remains on the reserve list. He should not give up: we will come back to this issue and, of course, we want to make sure that we have a fantastic industry generating clean hydrogen around the country. The right hon. Gentleman should not despair. In...

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: I am trying to encourage the right hon. Gentleman to be a little bit less gloomy about the prospects of this initiative. I understand exactly what he says, and we are working with the Scottish Government, whom I thank for their co-operation and all their support for COP in the past few days and weeks and for what they are doing. We will come back to this issue. What I think is working well is...

Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Nov 2021)

Boris Johnson: I know how strongly my hon. Friend and other colleagues across the south-west feel about this issue. That is why we have legislated to introduce higher rates of stamp duty on second homes. We will ensure that only genuine holiday businesses can access small business rates relief, but I am certainly happy to meet colleagues to discuss what further we may do to ensure that local people get the...


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