Results 1–20 of 4201 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Theresa Villiers

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Taylor Review (12 Dec 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Insecure working practices at Uber enable the company to engage in a pricing policy that many of my constituents consider to be predatory and designed to drive out competition. What more can the Government do to improve working practices at Uber and ensure fairer competition between taxis and private hire vehicles?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Industrial Strategy (6 Dec 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Will the Secretary of State ensure that the Government support Scotland’s efforts to be at the forefront of the clean energy and technology industries, which are crucial to our future economic prosperity?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Express Train Services (30 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: The Government have embarked on the biggest upgrade programme for our railways since the Victorian era. What role can that play in addressing the pressing need to improve our productivity in this country?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (29 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Will the Government ensure that their aid focuses on projects to improve sanitation and infection control to reduce the need to use antibiotics, as part of our global commitment to tackle antimicrobial resistance?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report (21 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: That was certainly the stated intention when the charter was originally drafted, but the judicial activism of the ECJ has seen the scope of the charter expanded. Essentially, what we are talking about is the division of power between our courts and our legislature. I do not believe that we have the national consensus to deliver such a significant change to our constitution as to enable our...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report (21 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Of course, the key expansion as far as the United Kingdom is concerned was the confirmation by the European Court of Justice in the Åklagaren v. Hans Åkerberg Fransson case that the charter did actually apply to the United Kingdom and that the opt-out that was supposedly obtained by Tony Blair was not valid. That brings me to my final reason for scepticism about the charter and the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report (21 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: I can assure the hon. Lady that this Government and, I am sure, all successive Governments will remain strongly committed to the Good Friday agreement and to the protection of individual rights. As she will appreciate, of course, the agreement expressly referred to in the Good Friday agreement in relation to human rights is the European convention on human rights. However, I fully understand...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report (21 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: I apologise for my brief absence from the Chamber during the debate—it was because of the excitement of a Delegated Legislation Committee. I wish to say a few words about why I feel unable to support the proposals to bring the charter of fundamental rights into UK law, but before I do so I acknowledge the huge importance we should all place on the scrutiny of this historic piece of...

Backbench Business: World Antibiotics Awareness Week — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (16 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Listening to my hon. Friend’s speech, it occurs to me that, in other areas of medical research, we see a hugely positive impact from the charitable sector. Should we be trying to read across the lessons from other areas of medical research and to get these fantastically successful charities involved in raising money for AMR research?

Backbench Business: World Antibiotics Awareness Week — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (16 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for York Outer (Julian Sturdy) on securing a debate on such an important issue. As we heard in my hon. Friend’s powerful speech, antimicrobial resistance is a significant and increasing public health threat both here and in the rest of the world. It is estimated that, in the United...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Foreign Direct Investment (15 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Will the Minister ensure that the Government’s efforts to bring about inward investment are focused on the whole of Northern Ireland, including great places such as Newry, Omagh and Derry/Londonderry?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: As I do in Barnet, the Prime Minister represents a constituency in the green belt, so will she assure the House that the Government she leads will never weaken protection for the green belt?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Benefits System: Working Hours (13 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: What steps he is taking to ensure that the benefits system does not penalise people who wish to increase the number of hours they work.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Benefits System: Working Hours (13 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Does the Secretary of State agree that one of the fundamental flaws of the system that we inherited from Labour is that people who wanted to work more than 16 hours a week could lose 90p of every pound that they earned?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: GCSE/A-level Standards (6 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: What steps she is taking to make GCSE and A-level exam standards more rigorous.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: GCSE/A-level Standards (6 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: A teacher came to my surgery on Saturday to say that while she was determined to provide the best teaching of the new history course, which has a tougher exam, she was finding it hard to do that when asked by the school to cover for a colleague on maternity leave whom the school did not feel that it could replace. Is there any help that can be given to schools as they face the twin challenges...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: Inward Investment (1 Nov 2017)

Theresa Villiers: Will the Secretary of State encourage the Department for International Trade to give a high priority to Wales as part of the Government’s efforts to bring prosperity to every corner of the kingdom?


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