Results 1–20 of 4206 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

Health and Social Care: Hand Gel Usage (20 Mar 2018)

Theresa Villiers: Will the Minister explain the work that the Government are doing with Public Health England to raise awareness of sepsis infections, and do urgent work to tackle that potential killer?

Building Safety (15 Mar 2018)

Theresa Villiers: The fact that a number of high-rise office blocks in Barnet are being converted to residential use under permitted development rights, without the need for planning permission, leads some to fear that design standards will be compromised because of the absence of a planning process. Will the Government take action to ensure that fire safety standards are not compromised in these kinds of...

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) (13 Mar 2018)

Theresa Villiers: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act 2009 from expiring on 11 November 2019. It was on 10 November 1938 when the horrors of Nazi persecution began in earnest with the shameful episode known as Kristallnacht. Lives were lost during that terrifying “night of broken glass” but a key focus of the violent...

National Planning Policy Framework (5 Mar 2018)

Theresa Villiers: One of the first actions taken by the Conservatives when they returned to government in 2010 was to introduce greater planning protection for back gardens. Will the Secretary of State assure the House that there is nothing in his announcement today that will in any way undermine that or encourage garden-grabbing development?

Leaving the EU: Live Farm Animal Exports — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (26 Feb 2018)

Theresa Villiers: I am delighted to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Wilson, and to take part in a debate on such an important issue. The export of live farm animals can cause great suffering in many cases, as was outlined by a number of right hon. and hon. Members, particularly my hon. Friends the Members for St Austell and Newquay (Steve Double) and for Southend West (Sir David Amess), and the hon. Member...

Leaving the EU: Live Farm Animal Exports — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (26 Feb 2018)

Theresa Villiers: Actually, the question I am posing to the Minister is about whether it is a reserved matter. Whether it is a matter for the Scottish Government or the UK Government, I want to see an end to live exports, because of the suffering that they cause. It would be very helpful to hear from the Minister when he expects the consultation to be published. I very much hope that it will come out in time...

Leaving the EU: Live Farm Animal Exports — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (26 Feb 2018)

Theresa Villiers: There are still risks that the rules we put in place will not be enforced, but that is a reason to make sure that we do everything we can to ensure that they are enforced properly. If we bring in the ban that is advocated in my ten-minute rule Bill, exporting from north to south in Northern Ireland, with a view to onward export to other jurisdictions, would be unlawful. Obviously, it would be...

Leaving the EU: Live Farm Animal Exports — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (26 Feb 2018)

Theresa Villiers: I do not accept that that would be a consequence. It is possible to put together a legal formulation that contains an exemption from the ban for north-south exports within the island of Ireland. Enforcement would not necessarily be easy, but even if there were risks of the ban being evaded, that is not an excuse for inaction. That is why I support an end to live exports. The case for a ban...

Leaving the EU: Live Farm Animal Exports — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (26 Feb 2018)

Theresa Villiers: In my ten-minute rule Bill, I proposed an exemption for north-south exports on the island of Ireland, so long as there was no onward transport overseas. My hon. Friend sees this as a great flaw in the proposal of a ban, but there is a technical solution that deals with the flaw that he has identified.

Leaving the EU: Live Farm Animal Exports — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (26 Feb 2018)

Theresa Villiers: I believe that in 1992 it was a Conservative Government who sought to impose import restrictions, but they were challenged and overturned in the European Court of Justice, so this is something that a Conservative Government have tried to tackle in the past.

PRAYERS - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill — [Mr Speaker in the Chair] (23 Feb 2018)

Theresa Villiers: I am here to support the hon. Gentleman’s Bill, but I ask him to engage with the Jewish community to see whether he can allay their concerns about how it might affect observance with their religious teachings.

Northern Ireland (20 Feb 2018)

Theresa Villiers: None of us should underestimate the difficulty of reaching accommodation on issues of culture and identity that have divided people for centuries. Will the Secretary of State urge the parties to come together to try to find a balanced package that reflects the cultural sensitivities of all sides of the community in modern Northern Ireland?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkey (Afrin) (20 Feb 2018)

Theresa Villiers: Will the Minister make representations to the Turkish Foreign Minister to ask the Turkish navy to cease obstructing vessels seeking to extract hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Apprenticeships (7 Feb 2018)

Theresa Villiers: One of the best apprenticeships programmes is run by Bombardier. Does the Minister agree it is fantastic news for those apprentices that the complaint against Bombardier has been soundly rejected?

Housing, Planning and the Green Belt (6 Feb 2018)

Theresa Villiers: The case for the green belt was put very powerfully by former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion. He said: “Since about 1940, the population of Los Angeles has grown at about the same rate as the population of London. Los Angeles is now so enormous that if you somehow managed to pick it up and plonk it down on England, it would extend from Brighton on the south coast to Cambridge in the...

Housing, Planning and the Green Belt (6 Feb 2018)

Theresa Villiers: One of my constituents suggested to me that breaking up some of the bigger house builders might improve competition in the market, deliver a better deal for people buying homes, and enable us to deliver more homes. I would be interested to hear the hon. Gentleman’s views about that suggestion.

Proscription of Hezbollah (25 Jan 2018)

Theresa Villiers: Hezbollah is a violent, genocidal terrorist organisation dedicated to the destruction of the state of Israel, and I challenge the Opposition Front-Bench spokesman to support the calls that have come from both sides of the House today to proscribe Hezbollah in its entirety.

Proscription of Hezbollah (25 Jan 2018)

Theresa Villiers: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that extending proscription in the way that pretty much every Member has called for is important if we are to ensure that Hezbollah cannot use the banking system in this country to further its evil ends?

Proscription of Hezbollah (25 Jan 2018)

Theresa Villiers: It is an honour to follow the right hon. Member for Enfield North (Joan Ryan), because she made an exceptionally powerful speech on an issue that matters to so many of us. I refer the House to an entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests regarding a visit to Israel that I undertook in February. I thank the many constituents who have contacted me about this important debate...

Pubs Code 2016 — [Mr David Crausby in the Chair] (24 Jan 2018)

Theresa Villiers: It is a pleasure, Mr Robertson, to serve under your chairmanship, and I congratulate the hon. Member for West Bromwich West (Mr Bailey) on securing a debate about an issue that, as he has just pointed out, is so important to so many of the pubs that are of such great value in our constituencies and our communities. The Chipping Barnet area, which gives my constituency its name, was once...

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