Results 81–100 of 2846 for speaker:Stephen Crabb

Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Apr 2021)

Stephen Crabb: Right now, in every part of the country, levels of business optimism are higher than they have been since the start of the pandemic, with many firms planning to hire more staff and create more apprenticeships for our young people. There is one factor, more than anything else, that underpins that optimism—the success of the UK vaccination programme. Does my right hon. Friend agree that there...

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (12 Apr 2021)

Stephen Crabb: On my behalf and that of my constituents in Preseli Pembrokeshire, I would like to place on record our deep admiration and gratitude for the extraordinary life of the Duke of Edinburgh and send our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the royal family. The fact that so many people from so many different walks of life and in so many different parts of the country have, over the past few...

UN Human Rights Council: UK Voting Record on Israel (17 Mar 2021)

Stephen Crabb: I am sorry to cut in just as the Minister is making a very important point, but I want to get some clarity. I understand the argument that he is making about engaging with the text that has moved from a permanent item 7 agenda into item 2, but if we voted against text that singles out Israel for criticism without mentioning Hamas or Islamic Jihad when it appears in item 7, surely it is...

UN Human Rights Council: UK Voting Record on Israel (17 Mar 2021)

Stephen Crabb: My hon. Friend is making an important and timely contribution. He is rightly highlighting the systematic bias that brings the United Nations into disrepute and does nothing to aid the cause of peace and security in the middle east. Does he agree that the key issue right now—he alluded to it a few moments ago—is that the kind of biased text that has traditionally appeared under item 7, and...

Welsh Affairs (25 Feb 2021)

Stephen Crabb: I start by putting on the record my condolences to the family of Dr Hywel Francis, one of my predecessors as Chairman of the Welsh Affairs Committee. He was a man of huge intelligence and wisdom, and a very caring man. He will be missed enormously. This St David’s Day debate is happening still under the shadow of the pandemic, but with very much better days just ahead as a result of the...

Wales: EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (3 Feb 2021)

Stephen Crabb: What assessment he has made of the effect of the EU-UK trade and co-operation agreement on Wales.

Wales: EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (3 Feb 2021)

Stephen Crabb: Getting the Brexit deal across the line before the end of the year was important, and huge credit is due to the Government for securing it, but we have a serious situation emerging at Welsh ports, with freight levels way down on where they should be. Will my right hon. Friend work urgently with ministerial colleagues, HMRC and trade bodies to find simpler solutions to the problem of checks...

Justice: Supporting Ex-Offenders into Work (2 Feb 2021)

Stephen Crabb: What steps his Department is taking to support ex-offenders into work.

Justice: Supporting Ex-Offenders into Work (2 Feb 2021)

Stephen Crabb: Getting information and opportunities to prison leavers as early as possible is key to helping them to build a new life on the outside, so does the Minister agree that the Government’s excellent kickstart programme should be available to suitable offenders under the age of 25, and that ideally they need to get connected to the scheme before they leave the care of the Prison Service?

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 (28 Jan 2021)

Stephen Crabb: In concluding this marvellous, inspiring debate, I thank all 76 Members of this House, drawn from all parties and from all corners of our United Kingdom, who contributed with moving powerful, intelligent and well-informed speeches. I believe that the best of the House is represented by the debates we have on Holocaust Memorial Day, which has become such an important feature of our national...

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 (28 Jan 2021)

Stephen Crabb: I beg to move, That this House has considered Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. It is a privilege to open this important debate to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, which took place yesterday, 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, which remains one of the most dark and horrific crime scenes of world history. I would like to thank in particular the right hon. Member for...

UK Border: Covid Protections (26 Jan 2021)

Stephen Crabb: I know that the Home Secretary understands the importance of trade and the pressures facing many UK hauliers right now, so will she confirm that, regardless of what new measures are brought in at the border, hauliers will get all the support they need to keep vital trade flowing in and out of the country?

UK Musicians: EU Visa Arrangements (19 Jan 2021)

Stephen Crabb: British bands and professional musicians represent a hugely successful cultural export for the UK. I know that the Minister recognises that and I know that she understands the importance of international touring in that success, but may I ask her what more she can do on a bilateral basis with her counterparts in EU member states to find specific solutions to the problems that we are...

Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit (18 Jan 2021)

Stephen Crabb: The performance of universal credit during this crisis has been one of the truly stand-out successful parts of the Government’s response to the pandemic. The fact that our welfare system did not topple over in the way that some had predicted is to the enormous credit of the whole DWP organisation, and not least of the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, my hon. Friend the...

Economic Update (11 Jan 2021)

Stephen Crabb: There are businesses in my constituency in Pembrokeshire that only made it through to the end of 2020 because of the outstanding support and intervention by this UK Government, and the funding support that the Treasury has provided for the devolved Administrations has been a key part of that. However, does my right hon. Friend share my concern that, at the same time as businesses in my...

Covid-19 (6 Jan 2021)

Stephen Crabb: Without question, one of the most important things that this Government did during the first lockdown was to strengthen universal credit. That has been a lifeline, not just for people who have lost their jobs, but for people who have kept going out to work during this pandemic—people on low wages, including in retail delivery jobs and cleaning jobs. Our plan is still to cut that support by...

Wales: Transition Period: Business (16 Dec 2020)

Stephen Crabb: One of the findings of our Select Committee report last week on this issue was that the Government have really stepped up their communication with Welsh businesses ahead of the end of the transition period, which is very welcome. The new money that the Government have announced for Welsh ports, including Fishguard in my own constituency, is very welcome too, but will my right hon. Friend say...

Energy White Paper (14 Dec 2020)

Stephen Crabb: My right hon. Friend has made an important statement today, but he will be sensitive to the fact that there are constituencies such as mine in Pembrokeshire that have been heavily reliant on the oil and gas industries for the past 50 years and are particularly vulnerable to these big strategic changes in energy policy? Does he agree that, with the right level of Government support which will...

Backbench Business: UK Relations with Qatar — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (10 Dec 2020)

Stephen Crabb: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Rees. I, too, congratulate the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael) on securing this debate. It is the second debate this week in which I have come in on the coat-tails of the right hon. Gentleman. It is an important and timely moment in which to secure the debate and I appreciate the way that he talked about it. He...

Backbench Business: UK Relations with Qatar — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (10 Dec 2020)

Stephen Crabb: The gas supplies that the hon. Member is talking about come through my constituency in Preseli Pembrokeshire, which I will refer to in my remarks later on. The point about opening up that facility was not about putting all our energy eggs in one basket. It was to give the United Kingdom new sources of energy supply, thereby diversifying our energy supplies into the country, thereby enhancing...

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