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Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: It is clear that there is almost unanimous support in the House for my right hon. Friend’s proportionate and right response to this crisis. In particular, she is absolutely right to use the mechanisms of the United Nations to make it clear to everyone what has happened in this case. Will she also bear in mind that Russia has, either indirectly or directly, authorised and used chemical...

Salisbury Incident (12 Mar 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: The whole country will welcome the precise and clear statement that the Prime Minister has delivered to the House this afternoon. In particular, she has set out precisely what she will do in terms of laying out the evidence for the international community and the United Nations about the act that has been perpetrated on British soil. May I also welcome the comments she made about the...

Police Station Closures: Solihull and West Midlands (6 Mar 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: The point about the reserves is incredibly important. It was made eloquently by the experienced Conservative town councillor in Sutton Coldfield, Councillor Ewan Mackey. The people of Sutton Coldfield demand an answer to the question—one of the three that I posed to the Minister—about why the reserves have had to be increased so much.

Police Station Closures: Solihull and West Midlands (6 Mar 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: It is a pleasure to follow my parliamentary neighbour, the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Liam Byrne), and to congratulate my other parliamentary neighbour, my hon. Friend the Member for Solihull (Julian Knight). I will add a few points to those that have already been made. Of course it is common across the Chamber that we support and praise the excellent work that the local...

Police Station Closures: Solihull and West Midlands (6 Mar 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: I will, yes—

Police Station Closures: Solihull and West Midlands (6 Mar 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: I apologise to the hon. Gentleman. I have three questions for the Police Minister. First of all, will he confirm that, although we can do almost anything with statistics, funding this year over last year is up by £9.5 million, so those who referred to this year’s “cuts” are either innumerate or deliberately deceiving our constituents? Secondly, will he confirm that the...

Police Station Closures: Solihull and West Midlands (6 Mar 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Police Station Closures: Solihull and West Midlands (6 Mar 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: I just want to be clear: the right hon. Gentleman refers, quite rightly, to the fact that the west midlands is a hotspot for some of the specialist terror policing, but will he also acknowledge that the Government have, quite separately, given significant increases of funds for that very purpose?

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords] (20 Feb 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I want to start by making clear that I think this is a very good Bill. It is clearly the right approach to take in these circumstances and a good administrative measure. It delivers sensible and orderly governance and addresses quite rightly the post-Brexit situation and the new framework...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords] (20 Feb 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: It is early days, but I think the existing powers are being used rather less than my hon. Friend and I would wish, and I have read out a list of people who are sanctioned by other countries, but not sanctioned by the UK. That was my second point. My final point relates to the much discussed issue of open registers and the overseas territories. The House will recall the actions of the...

Aid Sector: Safeguarding (20 Feb 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: It is clear that my right hon. Friend has handled these shattering circumstances extremely well and correctly. Can she confirm that none of the trustees or senior management at Oxfam at the time of those dreadful events is still in post today? Will she join me in thanking the overwhelming majority of wonderful people of deep integrity who work in the development sector, often at some...

Joint Enterprise (25 Jan 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: It was unforgivably remiss of me earlier, Madam Deputy Speaker, not to welcome the Under-Secretary of State for Justice, my hon. and learned Friend the Member for South East Cambridgeshire (Lucy Frazer) to her first outing on the Government Front Bench. The whole House will wish her well in what will undoubtedly be the start of a long and distinguished ministerial career.

Joint Enterprise (25 Jan 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: I want to strongly support what the hon. Lady is saying about the judgment of the court in that case in respect of autism. I have read the case and, as a layman, I find the response of the court completely inexplicable.

Joint Enterprise (25 Jan 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: I am most grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. He is a lawyer, so can he explain to me, as a layman, why, following this extremely well-written judgment on Jogee, which I have also read, the criminal justice system did not react with enormous alarm and immediately set in train reviewing the very large number of cases affected by that judgment?

Joint Enterprise (25 Jan 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: Mr Deputy Speaker, along with the whole House I welcome you back to the Chair. I congratulate the hon. Member for Manchester Central (Lucy Powell) on securing this debate and thank Mr Speaker and the Backbench Business Committee for granting it. I draw the attention of the House to my outside interests as set out in the register. We are holding this debate today because we know that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Public Services: West Midlands (6 Dec 2017)

Andrew Mitchell: The whole House will support what the Prime Minister said about the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen during her visit to the middle east last week. Will she continue to provide the maximum amount of pressure to lift both the humanitarian and the commercial blockades, and use Britain’s good offices at the United Nations to secure a resumption of some sort of political peace...

Point of Order: Yemen (30 Nov 2017)

Andrew Mitchell: I will not take up much of the House’s time, Mr Deputy Speaker. This has been a most useful debate. I think that there is agreement across the House on two key things. First, the British Government must do everything they can to ensure that the blockade is lifted, because it is a breach of international humanitarian law. It is a collective punishment beating for the 27 million people...

Point of Order: Yemen (30 Nov 2017)

Andrew Mitchell: This debate is, above all, about the humanitarian consequences, and the UN Secretary-General has said that Saudi Arabia is, through the blockade, in breach not only of resolution 2216 but of international humanitarian law. I say to my right hon. Friend, who is a long-standing personal friend of more than 30 years, that I think he may be in danger of having misled the House earlier in his...

Point of Order: Yemen (30 Nov 2017)

Andrew Mitchell: I am grateful for the Prime Minister’s powerful words in Riyadh last night, which my right hon. Friend has just read out. Those words will be welcomed on both sides of the House. This is the nub of the argument he is trying to address: I am sure the House feels that the extent of the crisis and the Government’s response are not equal. I have no prescription for the political...

Point of Order: Yemen (30 Nov 2017)

Andrew Mitchell: I beg to move, That this House has considered the current situation in Yemen. I am extremely grateful to Mr Speaker for granting this debate. There is rapidly rising concern in Britain about what is happening in Yemen and the part that Britain is playing in this crisis. There is deep concern that an almighty catastrophe of biblical proportions is unfolding in Yemen before our eyes, and a...

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