Results 4761–4780 of 4783 for speaker:Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Aid Spending - Private Notice Question (2 Sep 2020)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, I have two questions. When will the first accounts for the new joint department be signed off, as they must be, by the FCO permanent secretary, and published? Secondly, on 19 June, 191 NGOs, think tanks and charities, all working on humanitarian assistance—including of course the current Covid problem—wrote to the Prime Minister protesting about this new arrangement. The...

EU Trade Agreement - Private Notice Question (8 Sep 2020)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, I declare an interest as set out in the register, as chair of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce. I have chaired a number of webinars with colleagues and friends in the Arab Middle East about what is going to happen by 15 October, and there is a great deal of concern. With the greatest respect to the Minister, he appears to have come to answer this Question with very little...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (14 Oct 2020)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, the House will have noted that the Leader of the House, in answering the questions put by my noble friend Lady Smith, did not answer the specific question of whether or not the Cabinet was aware of, or saw, the SAGE advice for 21 September before the decision was taken to have a lockdown. Perhaps the noble Baroness could answer that now. Perhaps she could also say why the Prime...

Future Relationship with the EU - Commons Urgent Question (14 Dec 2020)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, does the Minister agree that, as the Government have agreed to extend the deadline for negotiation and agreement, genuine compromise on both sides is needed? Does he also agree that there must be further genuine compromise by the European Union and, equally importantly, by Her Majesty’s Government?

Overseas Development Aid: Covid-19 Vaccination - Private Notice Question (21 Jan 2021)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: Does the Minister agree that, while priority must be given to vaccinating as many people in the United Kingdom as possible, it is also vital to help protect less developed countries, which may develop other strains of Covid-19 as we have already witnessed? Can the Minister assure the House that the UK Government will not seek any payment for vaccinations or equipment from those countries?...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (22 Oct 2021)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, I also congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Davidson, on a terrific maiden speech. It was excellent, and I thank her. I hope that the House will forgive me if I make something of a personal contribution to this debate. Having survived acute myeloid leukaemia when he was 38, my husband again contracted cancer 25 years later. It was an incurable cancer of the oesophagus and liver....

Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme - Commons Urgent Question (28 Oct 2021)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, do the Government really not know how many interpreters we had in Afghanistan? That seems extraordinary. They must have been paid by the British Government or others on their behalf. Surely the Minister can find out, if she is unable to tell us today, how many we had.

Ministerial Code - Private Notice Question (27 Jan 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, does the noble Lord not accept that it is the duty of the noble Lord, Lord Goldsmith, to come to this House and correct or explain the statement, or misstatement, that he made—not to make statements generally? He owes a duty to this House.

Kabul: Pen Farthing - Question (2 Feb 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, the noble Lord has not actually answered the Question that was put, which was not about authorisation. It quite clearly asked “what representations” the Government received “concerning the evacuation of Pen Farthing and his animals from Kabul.” Will he address that issue? What representations were received by any member of Her Majesty’s Government on this issue?

Ukraine: Visa Restrictions for Refugees - Private Notice Question (28 Feb 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, the Minister will have noted the general dissatisfaction of the House with the answers he has given to all the questions. Some questions he did not know the answer to; to others, he has given very sparse answers. Will he undertake to report back to his colleagues and try to come back next week to give us more satisfactory responses, after the wide range of discomfort and...

International Women’s Day - Question (3 Mar 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, I voice my concerns, as my noble friend has done, that this House is not celebrating International Women’s Day on International Women’s Day. It seems quite extraordinary. Can the Minister address the continuing ghastly practice of female genital mutilation, which is still very widely practised around the world? Can she say what active steps are being taken by Her Majesty’s...

Ukraine Update - Statement (10 Mar 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, I thank the Minister for answering the questions as fully as she has while skilfully not answering in such a way as to give away too much information at such a sensitive time. I think she has done brilliantly.

Falkland Islands - Question (4 Apr 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, do the Minister’s remarks about the prevalence and importance of local people also apply to the future of Hong Kong?

Northern Ireland Protocol - Statement (17 May 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, does the Minister not recall that we discussed this issue over and again when we were talking about the impact that Brexit would have on the Northern Ireland agreement? We did so in this House; I recall very clearly my noble friend Lord Hain making exactly this point. The problem we have now was inevitable. The problem with the protocol that we are now discussing undermines,...

Personal Protective Equipment: Waste - Question (14 Jun 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, in answer to my noble friend Lord Winston, the Minister said that the storage costs would have been greater than the costs of buying the PPE at the time that we did. Can he substantiate this for the elucidation of the House in general and say what those costs would have been for storage relative to the costs that we paid in the end? Perhaps he can give us those figures. If he has...

Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner - Question (28 Jun 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, the Minister did not answer my noble friend’s question about Graham Phillips and whether the Government are undertaking any investigation to establish whether or not he has violated international law. He was asked a direct question. I would be grateful if he would answer it, please.

Standards in Public Life - Commons Urgent Question (5 Jul 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, does the Minister really believe that the Prime Minister forgot a meeting with the noble Lord, Lord McDonald, the head of the Foreign Office? Does he really believe that the Prime Minister forgot such an important meeting over such a crucial matter when he denied that anybody had given him notice of the alleged activities going on?

Bread and Flour Regulations: Folic Acid - Question (6 Jul 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, the noble Lord will have followed the argument of my noble friend Lord Rooker for a very long time. Actually, he is one of the very few Ministers that I hope will not resign, because he is always honest and clear with this House and has a level of respect which Ministers in another place perhaps do not have. But I ask him quite sincerely: does he really want the risk of another 500...

Gambling White Paper - Question (20 Jul 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: The Minister has said that he needs better data. What better data does he require than the fact that 60,000 children in this country are addicted to gambling? Surely, for most of us, that data is sufficient for the Government to be taking far stronger action than he has outlined.

Primary Care: Quality and Access Improvements - Question (21 Jul 2022)

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: My Lords, would the Minister be kind enough to address the question asked by my noble friend Lord Winston, which was specifically whether or not the Government support a Select Committee being established to look at the current difficulties for GPs? That was the specific point put, and maybe she would be kind enough to answer it.


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