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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Welsh Ministers — Power to make consequential and transitional provision (6 Dec 2017)

Owen Smith: I am grateful to the Minister, who is being extremely generous with his time. We do not for a minute doubt his commitment to the Good Friday/Belfast agreement. However, we on the Opposition Benches take incredibly seriously our bipartisan approach on Northern Ireland, and in that context I put it to him that he must listen to the statement from the hon. Member for North Down (Lady Hermon),...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Child Tax Credits: Non-Consensual Sex Exemption (15 Nov 2017)

Owen Smith: Will the Minister simply confirm whether women rape victims in Northern Ireland will be at risk of potential prosecution as a result of these measures—yes or no?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Child Tax Credits: Non-Consensual Sex Exemption (15 Nov 2017)

Owen Smith: The Minister and indeed the Prime Minister need to reflect on that answer, because I have a letter here from Barra McCrory, the Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland, who said, in answer to my question on this very issue: “It is, however, a potential offence to withhold information regarding an act of rape. The legislation does not distinguish between a victim and third...

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

Owen Smith: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

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

Owen Smith: Entirely.

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

Owen Smith: Thank you for granting this point of order, Mr Speaker, which relates to an incredibly important issue that was raised in Northern Ireland questions. When I asked the Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the hon. Member for Norwich North (Chloe Smith) whether women in Northern Ireland who were appealing for exemption under the so-called rape clause that currently applies there...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Owen Smith: I join the Secretary of State in condemning the actions of the people who left a viable pipe bomb in Omagh on Remembrance Sunday—on a day and in a place designed to cause maximum harm and shock. It is truly contemptible of those people. I equally condemn the actions of the men who conducted what can only be described as a knee-capping last night in Londonderry-Derry—a city where,...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Owen Smith: With the greatest respect to the hon. Lady, that is a slightly separate issue from those we are discussing today. We can discuss that matter on another day, and I will be happy to address it at that point. I hope to address the profound concerns about the Government’s mishandling of the wider political process, but I will first talk a bit about the budget. The Secretary of State has...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Owen Smith: I have no idea what the hon. Gentleman is referring to in terms of a connection between the Labour party and Sinn Féin—that is certainly not something I recognise, and it is certainly not a connection I speak to. I am not blaming the Secretary of State, and I am certainly not blaming hard-working civil servants, for making these decisions. I am merely pointing out, as the hon....

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Owen Smith: I accept the point the hon. Gentleman makes—that the NICS is currently effectively unaccountable is an unarguable fact—but I do not share his view that the remedy is instantly to bring in direct rule Ministers. The answer we have to seek, in keeping with the guiding light for us all in this process—the Good Friday/ Belfast agreement—is to get devolution back up and...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Owen Smith: I would not put it exactly like that, but my hon. Friend is right to say that we are in untried, untested waters. We will need to see that the letter and the spirit of the Good Friday agreement are preserved, however we take forward the talks process, and that means, crucially, that a way must be found for those north-south institutions, and for east-west institutions, to work. That may...

Miscellaneous: Northern Ireland Budget Bill (13 Nov 2017)

Owen Smith: I am encouraged to hear the hon. Gentleman remind the House of his support for devolution. I remind the House that the DUP has always strongly supported devolution, even in periods when some in Unionism were less keen on the prospect of devolution. History is important in all this. The question for us, therefore, is how we see devolution restored, and there is a question here for the...


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