Results 1–20 of 7635 for speaker:Sammy Wilson

Written Answers — Treasury: Childcare: Northern Ireland (24 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help ensure that parents who are eligible for tax free childcare in Northern Ireland access that support.

Written Answers — Treasury: Childcare: Northern Ireland (24 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families have taken up tax free childcare allowances in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Treasury: Childcare: Northern Ireland (24 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of families eligible for tax free credits have not taken up their entitlement for tax free childcare in each of the last 5 years.

Arrests and Prison Capacity (22 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: Let me get this right: the Government are boasting that they appointed 20,000 extra policemen and women to prevent crime and protect the public; criminals create and undertake crime; and an instruction is given to the police not to arrest them because the prisons are full. The Government’s defence is, “It’s all right; the instruction was never acted upon.” Can the public have any...

Infected Blood Compensation Scheme (21 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: First of all, I welcome the fact that the Minister has moved so quickly. The sorrow expressed yesterday had to be translated into action. The fact that the authority has been set up, a chairman who will have the confidence of the victims has been put in place, and the payments—at least interim payments—will be made quickly is good. But for people like my constituent Trevor Marsden, who...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Cyprus: Land Mines (20 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2023 to Question 3452 on Cyprus: Land Mines, what progress the Government has made on encouraging the Greek Cypriot administration to join efforts to de-mine the island of Cyprus.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Cyprus: Greece (20 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will make representations to his Greek counterpart on the removal of military personnel from Southern Cyprus.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Aviation: Travel Information (20 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what his Department's advice is on direct air travel to (a) Kosovo, (b) Taiwan, (c) Northern Cyprus and (d) other non-UN member states.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motorcycles: Licensing (20 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to take steps to help simplify the licensing regime for (a) mopeds and (b) motorcycles.

International Health Regulations (14 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: The treaty is not just about data sharing and information gathering; it is also about setting up a system of pandemic management under the leadership of the WHO. It has a poor history of management and decision making. Can the Minister give us an assurance that he will not accept any surrendering of UK powers to an international body that can interfere with decisions that will affect the...

Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland (14 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: The Government can make as many appeals, promises from the Dispatch Box, and agreements about safeguarding the Union as they want, but the fact remains that because of the pathetic handover of Northern Ireland to the European Union, EU law now extends to and must be applied in Northern Ireland, as the judge made clear yesterday. The result is that we have another hole in the Government’s...

War in Gaza ( 7 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: The pro-Hamas network of the press, politicians and protesters is becoming increasingly hysterical in its efforts to stop Israel pursuing those who carried out the pogrom of murder, rape, torture and hostage-taking last October. Does the Minister accept that if there is to be long-term peace in the middle east, we must continue to support Israel—in its battle against Hamas, in defending...

Treasury: Tax Reduction ( 7 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: This weekend, I spoke to a constituent who has invested heavily in a restaurant in my constituency over the last 15 years. He was in desperation because his business, like two other businesses that have already closed in the town, is being crushed by VAT, business rates and increases in corporate taxes. He finds that he can no longer sustain a business that has become the love of his life....

Immigration Update ( 1 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: We have supported this policy, albeit with some reservations, because we believe it is important to break the criminal gang model and ensure the stability of the United Kingdom. However, I am not convinced today by the Minister’s argument given that we are sending one person to Rwanda with £3,000 in their pocket and we are still looking for half the people who are meant to be sent there....

Written Answers — Home Office: Retail Trade: Crime ( 1 May 2024)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s Retail Crime Action Plan.

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: Title (29 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: Let me also put on record my thanks to the Minister for his work on this issue. I first came across it when I witnessed the anger, frustration and despair of people who knew that they had done no wrong, yet had their reputations sullied, lost their business and faced the suspicion of their friends and even their family. They felt that they were beating their heads against a brick wall of...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: Title (29 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: I was indeed, but the intervention shows that Ministers need to listen. I pay tribute to the right hon. Member for North Durham (Mr Jones) for giving us great support for the case of Northern Ireland, and to others who persisted in raising this issue. I know that a lot has been said about the TV programme, but even before it aired there was a realisation, because of the persistence of...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: I find myself in the unusual position of supporting an SNP motion. It is probably the first time; I suspect it will be the last. The hon. Member for Motherwell and Wishaw (Marion Fellows) has shown her dedication to the people whom she represents. I have sat in Committee with her, and I have listened to her in debates, and I know how passionately she feels about this matter. She is not, in...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: I do not know about the relationship between the Lord Advocate and the Scottish National party, but I do know that a remedy is going through this House today that could dispense with whatever differences there might be in Scotland, and deal with an issue that all of us in this House are agreed needs to be dealt with quickly. I have listened to the argument made by the Minister and others that...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: I do not know whether the hon. Gentleman was not listening to me, but I made the point that although there may be cases in other parts of the United Kingdom that are in the same situation, given the exceptional circumstances, we are prepared to exonerate. If the Lord Advocate’s position is as he says, fair enough, but Parliament is making this decision for people in England, Northern...


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