Results 3901–3920 of 3964 for speaker:Andrew Mitchell

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils and Students: Mental Health (23 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to invest in improving the mental health of (a) primary school pupils, (b) secondary school pupils and (c) 18-25 year olds in further or higher education.

Prime Minister: Engagements (23 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: Has my right hon. Friend had a chance to review the recent Foreign Office announcement that Britain is to cut its support for tackling neglected tropical diseases by a staggering 95%? That will not only write off quite a considerable investment by British taxpayers in this important work, but mean that 280 million drugs, tablets and vaccines will have to be written off and burned or...

Business of the House (24 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: My right hon. Friend is among the most forthright defenders of the rights of this House and an eloquent supporter—perhaps the most eloquent supporter in this House—of the democratic principle, so when will he respond positively to the statement that you, Mr Speaker, made from your Chair at 3.30 pm on 14 June, when you instructed the Government to bring forward a vote on the breaking of...

Official Development Assistance and the British Council (30 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: Does my right hon. Friend realise that the position is far worse than was set out when the so-called merger took place? What has happened is that DFID has been completely dismantled. Even in the days of her predecessor, Lady Thatcher, there was an overseas development administration within the Foreign Office, which was a sort-of department for development with a Minister of State in charge of...

Official Development Assistance and the British Council (30 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, and I thank the Backbench Business Committee and, indeed, the International Development Committee, which is so ably led by the hon. Member for Rotherham (Sarah Champion). It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali), who shadowed me for a period of time when...

Official Development Assistance and the British Council (30 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: The hon. Lady makes an extremely good point. We cannot understand international development unless we see it through the eyes of girls and women. My second point, which has already been mentioned, is on the 90% cut in funding for work on neglected tropical diseases. That funding is a huge British taxpayer investment. It is also one of the best investments we can make in global health. The...

Official Development Assistance and the British Council (30 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: My right hon. Friend talks about the convening power of the British Government, and he is absolutely right, but does he also think that by breaking our promise, and being the only one of the G7 to do so, we will fundamentally cut away and undermine that convening power?

Official Development Assistance and the British Council (30 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: My hon. Friend is already making a brilliant speech. Does he agree that vast amounts of our humanitarian support and development aid do go to Commonwealth countries, because British aid goes above all to the places where we have a historical connection?

Official Development Assistance and the British Council (30 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: My hon. Friend is making an interesting speech. I am not absolutely certain that he absorbed all the lessons from our visit to Rwanda, on which I remember that he was a tremendous colleague to have along. We are not delegates here; we are representatives. Our constituents send us here on the fine Burkean principle of exercising our judgment. When my hon. Friend says that the whole House seems...

Official Development Assistance and the British Council (30 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: My right hon. Friend mentioned his constituency, where he has been and is much loved for many, many years, and he says that he thinks that his advocacy may or may not convince his constituents. I have to tell him that he is the last Thatcherite—or possibly one of two—left in this House, a point that the House will award him, and I have to tell him that what he says in his constituency on...

Official Development Assistance and the British Council (30 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: My right hon. Friend is making a brilliant speech on the link between defence and development. In the case of Yemen, we have a very complicated relationship, because of course we are part of the coalition that is bombing that country back to the stone age, but we are also trying to help those caught up in the conflict. Does he not think that the one thing we ought to be able to agree on is...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: West Midlands (1 Jul 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking in the West Midlands to ensure that the backlog for cancer treatment is prioritised.

Hedgehogs — [Derek Twigg in the Chair] (5 Jul 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first time, Mr Twigg. It is also a pleasure to follow my right hon. Friend the Member for North Thanet (Sir Roger Gale), with whom I have co-operated over many years on issues of animal husbandry, and all hon. Members who have spoken so passionately about hedgehogs. Across the royal town of Sutton Coldfield, many Suttonians wish to...

Hedgehogs — [Derek Twigg in the Chair] (5 Jul 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: In the royal town of Sutton Coldfield, we make hedgehog boxes. If the Minister would like one for her garden, it would be my pleasure to ensure that one is delivered to her at Westminster.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Education and Family Planning (6 Jul 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the letter to the President of COP26 of 30 June 2021 from 66 organisations in the human and environmental health sector, if the Government will take steps to adapt UK Government supported climate funding mechanisms to encourage climate adaptation and resilience building programmes that remove...

Business of the House (8 Jul 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: Hear, hear.

Business of the House (8 Jul 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: Is it not wonderful that the entire country is today talking about football, and not about covid or Brexit? My right hon. Friend the Leader of the House is a great and distinguished democrat, and a stalwart supporter of the rights of this House and of Parliament, so can he explain why, having announced the business today, he is sending the House off for the summer recess without a vote on the...

Afghanistan (8 Jul 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I thank the Prime Minister very much for coming and making this difficult and important statement to the House today. I thank him also for what he said about the contribution that has been made by the girls’ education challenge fund, which we set up in 2010 and which has been responsible for the education of millions of girls in Afghanistan. It seems to me that his statement eloquently...

International Aid: Treasury Update (13 Jul 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: Will the Prime Minister give way?

International Aid: Treasury Update (13 Jul 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: Will the Prime Minister give way?


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