Results 1–20 of 2461 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Helen Goodman

International Trade: Leaving the EU: Trade Policy (12 Oct 2017)

Helen Goodman: Given what the Minister says, why have the Government not responded positively to the request that Singapore made 10 months ago to revive the third country training partnership, which in their words would support global Britain’s role in the Commonwealth and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations?

The Arts: Health Effects (11 Oct 2017)

Helen Goodman: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Dorries. I congratulate the right hon. Member for Wantage (Mr Vaizey) on securing this debate. Moving directly on to a point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Ashfield (Gloria De Piero), the all-party group’s excellent report highlights the inequality in access to the arts. One of the difficulties is that people who...

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Helen Goodman: I am sure the Prime Minister knows that the Supreme Court did not opine on the question of whether article 50 was revocable, because the question before it was about our involvement. Therefore, why, when asked by my right hon. Friend the Member for Exeter (Mr Bradshaw) what advice she had had recently, did she rely on the Supreme Court?

Schools: National Funding Formula (14 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: Seven years ago there were two secondary schools in Spennymoor. Now there is only one, and no children went into the sixth form this September, which obviously puts its future into question. Surely the truth is that because the Secretary of State has been able to win only £1.3 billion and not £2.7 billion, she will not be able to give those children in Spennymoor the future they...

Business of the House (14 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: The weakness of the House’s scrutiny of delegated legislation was illustrated yesterday afternoon by the fact that the House passed a motion calling for the regulations on tuition fees not to go forward which the Government propose to ignore. The Leader of the House knows that amendments have been tabled by Members in all parts of the House looking for changes to the European Union...

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: The logic of the hon. and learned Lady’s position is that were the Conservative party to have 251 seats and the Labour party 250, with the other seats held by a variety of parties, it would still be right for the Conservative party to have a majority on every Committee. That is the logic of her argument. Is that what she is saying?

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: I had not intended to speak in the debate, but I was so appalled by the remarks of the Leader of the House that I felt that I had to. I feel that the Leader of the House has not understood her role. Her job is not to represent the Government to the House but to represent the House in the Government. She spoke about her constitutional responsibilities, but I should have thought that her...

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: The right hon. Gentleman promised to let me intervene and then refused, so I do not feel I need to give way to him. Just to make another point about the remarks made by the right hon. Member for West Dorset, he has been saying that it does not matter if we do not agree with all the clauses in the Bill—if we agree with the principle of the Bill, we should vote for it. That would be like...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: The process is that amendments can be tabled after Second Reading tonight. We cannot table amendments until and unless the Bill completes Second Reading.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: Is my hon. Friend concerned that the replacement of the European Environment Agency by national bodies with massive powers would also be handled in that way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: It is a pleasure to take part in the debate, and it is a particular pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy). He gave a thoughtful and considered speech, the tone and content of which were extremely consensual and helpful. If I may say so, it would be nice if more Conservative Members gave similar speeches. I accept the referendum result, and I am happy to vote for the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: No, never. The fact that all the replacement of the functions of the 40 EU agencies is to be done by regulation means that vast swathes of legislation, covering matters from aviation security to medicine safety, will be implemented using these processes. The Procedure Committee received evidence from academics, four other Select Committees and a large number of civil society organisations,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: rose—

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: rose—

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: The Secretary of State knows perfectly well that to keep the lights on in this country, we need the electricity interconnectors with the continent to operate—

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: He is nodding, so he does know. The Secretary of State also knows that the legal base for the energy market is separate from that for the single market, so when he says in his statement that “the key issues in relation to cross-border economic co-operation and energy will need to form an integral part of discussions on the UK’s future relationship”, is he softening up his...

Venezuela: Political Situation — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: What a pleasure it is to see you in the Chair this morning, Mr Stringer. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hyndburn (Graham Jones) on showing the foresight he did in requesting this debate in July. I am grateful to the Backbench Business Committee for agreeing to it. My hon. Friend pointed out clearly the importance of looking at the Latin American countries and seeing the...

Venezuela: Political Situation — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (5 Sep 2017)

Helen Goodman: The basic foundation for a flourishing civic society must be respect for human rights. We need that before we can build the democratic institutions. The destruction of the popular democratic institutions in that country is unhelpful, extremely concerning and straightforwardly wrong. Hon. Members have asked the Minister a number of questions, and I will add a number on the Government’s...


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