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European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill (3 Apr 2019)

Andrew Percy: Is it not the case that many of our constituents, nearly 70% of whom voted to leave the European Union, as my hon. Friend says, now think that there is a stitch-up trying to deny the referendum result? That is a problem with Bills such as this. It is perfectly fine for people to talk about coming together, but when legislation proposed by people on the other side of the campaign would deny a...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill (3 Apr 2019)

Andrew Percy: I endorse and thank the right hon. Lady for the tone in which she has brought in the Bill. However, given that she has been one of the people who has most vociferously argued for long periods of scrutiny over our decision to leave the European Union, why does she think that it is acceptable to take off the table a way out of the EU that very many people who voted to leave it believe to be the...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Israel: Palestinians (1 Apr 2019)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the implications for the Middle East Peace Process of Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat's reported assertion that Palestinians who have murdered Israelis are paid higher salaries.

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (27 Mar 2019)

Andrew Percy: I plan to be uncompromising in my opposition to motions (M) and (L), and then, without a hint of hypocrisy, argue for compromise for where we end up. We have heard a lot recently about marches. The only march that I am interested in is the march of my constituents to vote in the 2016 referendum, as they were asked to do by this Parliament, and to decide for a final time whether we should...

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (27 Mar 2019)

Andrew Percy: I am not going to give way, because I want to stick to the five-minute limit. It would be appalling to go back and hold a second referendum. A constituent contacted me the other day and said, “Why is it, in this matter of the European Union, that remain has to win only once but leave has to win twice for our decision to be implemented?” What am I meant to say to them? Yes, the issue is...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Foreign Affairs Committee (19 Mar 2019)

Andrew Percy: I confess that when I read this motion, to begin with I was in two minds. I thought back to my days as a city councillor—I spent 10 years on Hull City Council and was one of two Tories out of 59—and what happened whenever there was a defection. Someone once defected to us—it was a terrible mistake for him and we tried to talk him out of it. When there were two members, we were never...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Foreign Affairs Committee (19 Mar 2019)

Andrew Percy: It was meant as such. I thought, “I really hope that my party does not move to remove the hon. Lady”, despite a certain knee-jerk reaction on my part when I saw that she had crossed the Floor, precisely because we elected her for the duration of this Parliament and she should serve out her term as Chair of that Committee. The reason that I will oppose the motion this evening is that it...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union (13 Mar 2019)

Andrew Percy: I have the utmost respect for my right hon. Friend, but I will be opposing his amendment. Is it not somewhat strange that the very people who voted last night to kill Brexit for 29 March this year are now signed up to voting, and will vote this evening, to delay Brexit? This will only be the first delay, of course, because there will potentially be others in future. We are in a very strange...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Rural Areas (7 Mar 2019)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to announce the next steps for the Rural Gigabit Connnectivity programme.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Rural Areas (7 Mar 2019)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made on its plans for an outside-in strategy to build full-fibre networks in rural areas.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Rural Areas (7 Mar 2019)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what funding his Department has allocated to subsidise full-fibre networks in rural areas.

Stronger Towns Fund (4 Mar 2019)

Andrew Percy: I welcome the fund, especially the funding for Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, as we prefer to call it. When I was Minister for local growth, I trotted up to No. 10 and pitched something very similar, but I was not as effective as the current ministerial team, so I congratulate them. I agree with the point made by the hon. Member for Wigan (Lisa Nandy). When I was responsible for the...

Public Bill Committee: Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill: Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act 2009: repeal of sunset provision (27 Feb 2019)

Andrew Percy: I will make a small contribution to, of course, support the legislation, but also to pay particular tribute to my right hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet for her work on this issue. As the hon. Member for West Ham referenced, the Bill offers us an opportunity for further education. At a time when the scale of holocaust denial is rising, both in this country and across Europe and the...

Business of the House: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (26 Feb 2019)

Andrew Percy: I congratulate the Home Secretary on this excellent move. Let us be clear about Hezbollah: it is a group that promotes Jew hate. It promotes murder and it will never, in any circumstances, recognise the only democratic state in the middle east. In that context, does my right hon. Friend share my surprise and confusion over why the Opposition Front Benchers cannot support the proscription of a...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: STEM Subjects: Young People (21 Feb 2019)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on establishing a campaign similar to the 2018 Year of Engineering to encourage young people into careers in STEM subjects.

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Antisemitism in Modern Society (20 Feb 2019)

Andrew Percy: It is a pleasure to follow the powerful speech of the right hon. Member for Barking (Dame Margaret Hodge). It is also an honour to speak after my hon. Friend the Member for Aberconwy (Guto Bebb), who made an excellent speech. We have been great friends since I made a speech here against tuition fees in 2010. He told me I was wrong then and has not stopped telling me I am wrong about Brexit,...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Antisemitism in Modern Society (20 Feb 2019)

Andrew Percy: I thank the hon. Lady for saying that. Let us call this out for what it was: it was Jew-baiting and a deliberate use of language and of Goebbels to bait. It is exactly the same on the far left as it is on the far right. Let us call George Galloway what he is: he is a misogynist and a racist. That is exactly what he is. He has no place in this Chamber or in politics in this country. What do we...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Engineering: Young People (20 Feb 2019)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of young people taking engineering qualifications (a) before and (b) after the 2018 Year of Engineering.

Written Answers — Department for Education: STEM Subjects: Females (20 Feb 2019)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to encourage more young women to consider entering careers in STEM.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Nuisance Calls (19 Feb 2019)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is tacking to tackle the level of nuisance calls from foreign call centres.


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