Results 1–20 of 700 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Adam Holloway

Homelessness (29 Jan 2020)

Adam Holloway: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Homelessness (29 Jan 2020)

Adam Holloway: We are not going to get anywhere in helping these people in dire need if we continue to conflate street homelessness with some of the other things the hon. Gentleman is talking about. Street homelessness is primarily a health problem, and unless we accept and understand that we will get nowhere. We are no use to those people if we talk like that.

Homelessness (29 Jan 2020)

Adam Holloway: One of the factors that I think people do not consider is that if we add a couple of hundred thousand to our population every year and fail to build new homes, at some point that will inevitably impact on the people at the very bottom.

Homelessness (29 Jan 2020)

Adam Holloway: I shall be fairly brief. Over the years since the early 1990s, I have spent several months living undercover for television programmes on the streets of London, Birmingham and New York. Between when I first did it in 1992 and the last time I did it last year, I observe that almost nothing has changed. We still have the scandal of people with the most difficulties in our society—the...

Homelessness (29 Jan 2020)

Adam Holloway: The truth is that I do not know, as I have not looked into it. There is no point spending all this money if none of it gets to the tip of the spear—to the people in real need and in real crisis. There needs to be drug rehabilitation when people need it and when they are ready for it. I had one guy who decided he wanted to come off crack, and it took three months for him to get a place in...

Homelessness (29 Jan 2020)

Adam Holloway: Absolutely, and it is another hard reality. We cannot have groups of young people in what starts as a street party but soon descends into a ghastly cycle of addiction. We have to be more robust about moving people on to prevent them from falling into addiction. I say it again: we will get absolutely nowhere in helping these people at the very bottom—why on earth do we have social security...

High Speed 1: Rolling Stock (21 Jan 2020)

Adam Holloway: On the point about the future, vis-à-vis HS2, if we had different technology—not obsolete rail technology but new technology such hyperloop— we would be able to avoid some of the problems of HS1, because pods are far more scalable than great big trains.

High Speed 1: Rolling Stock (21 Jan 2020)

Adam Holloway: I entirely agree with my right hon. Friend. The service goes through Gravesend. Why on earth are the people who pay most for their tickets standing up for 23 minutes from Gravesend, or indeed for 38 minutes from Ashford? That is completely wrong, and something needs to be done about it.

UK Special Forces: Iraq and Afghanistan (7 Jan 2020)

Adam Holloway: I have sympathy with much of what the hon. Gentleman is saying—and, indeed, with what the former Chairman of the Defence Committee, my right hon. Friend the Member for New Forest East (Dr Lewis), said—but my right hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) made the point that this could be crippling, and one needs to balance it quite carefully. Let us not kid...

Us Troop Withdrawal from Northern Syria (8 Oct 2019)

Adam Holloway: When the hon. Member for Brighton, Kemptown (Lloyd Russell-Moyle), my hon. Friend the Member for Reigate (Crispin Blunt) and I were on the ground in Syria three weeks ago, the SDF was clear in its appreciation for the help of coalition countries, including the UK and US. Given the resurgence of ISIS, particularly around Deir ez-Zor, and the fact that after nightfall great swathes of...

Loan Charge (11 Apr 2019)

Adam Holloway: I pay tribute to the right hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Sir Edward Davey) and the Loan Charge Action Group for all that they have done, and indeed to the Minister, who for a long time has been given a hard time on the subject. I am speaking today on behalf of about 100 constituents whose lives have been blighted by this and who have lived with awful uncertainty for about three...

Loan Charge (11 Apr 2019)

Adam Holloway: I thank my hon. Friend and absolutely agree. My view has since shifted, however, as I have come to understand more about their circumstances. These people are not pocket Al Capones out to defraud the system; they are self-employed professionals who are contracting to different entities, paying their own pensions, without the protection of regular employment, and trying to avoid the...

Loan Charge (11 Apr 2019)

Adam Holloway: Absolutely, and now of course it is pursuing an aggressive policy that, on any analysis, is retrospective on my constituents. These constituents may have been naive and over-optimistic, but most of us are in no doubt that, for many years, they all believed that these schemes were lawful and an effective means of mitigating their tax. I therefore support a delay to the implementation of the...

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

Adam Holloway: I greatly appreciate the hon. Lady’s thoughtful speech, but just because the political class has messed it up, does that mean we have to ignore the will of the British people and go back to them to get what the political class thinks is the right answer?

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

Adam Holloway: I totally agree with the hon. Lady. It is an appalling spectacle to see Conservative MPs going against the will of their constituents. I quite agree with her.

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

Adam Holloway: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

Adam Holloway: The hon. Gentleman is having a go at my right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham, but is he aware of my right hon. Friend’s extremely distinguished career in finance and his knowledge of economics?

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

Adam Holloway: I do not know whether my hon. Friend’s constituents are aware—I am sure that many of mine are not—but under the withdrawal agreement and the political declaration, our defence and intelligence would be subordinate to Europe, after 40 years of our trying very hard to avoid that. Are we not a tier 1 military power? We have some of the best intelligence services in the world. We are now...

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

Adam Holloway: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Five Eyes and our relationship with the United States are mortally threatened? The British people do not realise that.

English Channel: Illegal Seaborne Immigration (30 Jan 2019)

Adam Holloway: When I was a television reporter I lived undercover in the Sangatte camp in Calais, and spent several weeks trying to get into the UK. I entirely agree with my hon. Friend; the only way that we can stop the economic migrants—I would do exactly the same in their position, but they are economic migrants, not refugees, because they pass through many safe countries—is to break the idea that...


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