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Results 1–20 of 600 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Gavin Shuker

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (5 Nov 2019)

Gavin Shuker: As the first Gavin Shuker MP to be called under your tenure, Mr Speaker, may I, too, offer my congratulations on your elevation? For 10 years in this place I have repeatedly raised with the Foreign Secretary and his predecessors the appalling human rights abuses in Kashmir. Further to our recent disappointing exchange of letters, can he give one single example of actions he has taken in...

Thomas Cook (25 Sep 2019)

Gavin Shuker: When Monarch collapsed in my constituency, we learned that many people with sector-specific skills, such as pilots, cabin crew and so on, could walk into a new job, but those who were lower-paid with less sector-specific skills really struggled. What is the Secretary of State doing on that particular issue? If his honest answer is that it had not occurred to him, will he look at it urgently?

Hacker House (25 Sep 2019)

Gavin Shuker: Has this company, or its directors, applied for any other Government funds? If so, over what period, and successfully or unsuccessfully?

Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

Gavin Shuker: The central policy of the Government is now to deliver Brexit in October, including without a deal. As such, it is unclear whether the Prime Minister commands a majority in this House. Will he now do what the Leader of the Opposition will not do: prove his own political virility and table a motion of confidence for the House to vote on when we return?

Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme: Transport in Bedfordshire (17 Jul 2019)

Gavin Shuker: I am extremely grateful to Mr Speaker for granting—and to you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for chairing—this Adjournment debate on the topic of transport in Bedfordshire and, of course, in Luton. This issue is incredibly important to my constituents and to me. We all know that transport is a key enabler of economic growth, allows access to work and education, and is increasingly recognised as...

Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme: Transport in Bedfordshire (17 Jul 2019)

Gavin Shuker: I am extremely grateful to the hon. Gentleman, who once again uses his well-recognised ingenuity to raise the parallels between his constituency and my own. He is obviously well versed in the issues of the A6 just south of Bedford and adjacent to the village of Wilstead. He is quite right that its closure for up to six months will have a knock-on effect on constituents and on my...

Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme: Transport in Bedfordshire (17 Jul 2019)

Gavin Shuker: I am particularly grateful that the main business of the House finished much sooner than we were expecting, because if the hon. Gentleman wants a long list of the many advantages that are coming to London Luton airport—in many ways, they may outstrip the advantages of London Heathrow airport in the years to come—I am sure I will be able to mention them at some point in my speech. As I was...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Devolved Government: Restoration (3 Jul 2019)

Gavin Shuker: What recent steps she has taken to facilitate the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Devolved Government: Restoration (3 Jul 2019)

Gavin Shuker: The Secretary of State’s mapping exercise on the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland revealed 96 areas directly underpinned by or linked to EU law. After Brexit, obviously, these will need to be replaced and shaped by the institutions of Stormont. Given that, does she believe that it would be irresponsible to pursue a no-deal Brexit while the devolved Administration is not in place?

Education: Topical Questions (24 Jun 2019)

Gavin Shuker: My constituent Geno Brown rightly points out that education plays a vital role in teaching young people about our country’s colonial past and its implications for generations of black and minority ethnic children. What is the Minister doing to make sure that this history—not just our successes, but our failures—is taught properly in our schools?

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Relocation of Parliament (20 Jun 2019)

Gavin Shuker: What assessment the Commission has made of the potential merits of permanently moving Parliament outside London.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Relocation of Parliament (20 Jun 2019)

Gavin Shuker: I note the right hon. Gentleman’s answer, but when we rebuilt this Chamber, Churchill said: “We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us.”—[Official Report, 28 October 1943; Vol. 393, c. 403.] Given just how broken our political culture has now been demonstrated to be, does the right hon. Gentleman agree that it is time to take a bold approach and move into a modern...

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

Gavin Shuker: The hon. Gentleman is incredibly kind to give way on that point. He was first elected in the same year I was, and we both aspire to the level and depth of experience of the two Members whom the motion seeks to discharge from the Committee. Is not his key point that the incentives in this place to speak out bravely when we believe things to be wrong need to be correctly aligned with our...

Petition - None[P002354] (5 Feb 2019)

Gavin Shuker: I rise to present six petitions in the same terms, three from my constituency—Chapel Street, Hart Hill and Rothesay—and, on behalf of my hon. Friend the Member for Luton North (Kelvin Hopkins), Gill Blowers, Grasmere and Pastures Way nursery schools. The petition of the parents, carers and staff of Chapel Street, Gill Blowers, Grasmere, Hart Hill, Pastures Way and Rothesay maintained...

Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill [Lords]: Designation of international agreements for purposes of section 52 of Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (30 Jan 2019)

Gavin Shuker: Just to be clear on the procedure, my hon. Friend’s direction to Labour MPs will be to vote against new clause 1, although he accepts it to be an improvement; were he successful in stripping out new clause 1 and unsuccessful in passing his own amendment, would that not put us back to a worse position?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Funding (3 Dec 2018)

Gavin Shuker: What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for the police in Bedfordshire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Funding (3 Dec 2018)

Gavin Shuker: I am surprised that the Minister has grouped these questions together, as my question is about Bedfordshire. I am sure he will point to the additional funding provided for Operation Boson in this financial year, but does not the fact that the Home Office had to make that award demonstrate the scale of the problem of funding an urban area as a rural force? I have worked on a cross-party basis...

Leaving the EU: RAF Centenary (26 Nov 2018)

Gavin Shuker: I am sure that the Secretary of State is trying to work out the link between the Hurricane, the Spitfire and Luton, but I will not lead him down that channel. I congratulate him on making the time to look back at the RAF’s proud history, but may I ask him also to reflect on its future? I was fortunate enough to be with the RAF Air Cadets of my old squadron—2465 Icknield Squadron—on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Nov 2018)

Gavin Shuker: Since the Prime Minister’s Modern Slavery Bill passed, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and France have joined Norway, Sweden and Iceland in passing a sex buyer law. That makes us an even more lucrative market for sex traffickers because we are now, in effect, surrounded by states that tackle the demand which drives commercial sexual exploitation. In responding to the independent...

Modern-day Slavery (9 Oct 2018)

Gavin Shuker: I thank my hon. Friend for securing this debate. I am extremely grateful to take part in it. I was present in the 2015 Parliament, and I can attest to the Modern Slavery Act being a great leap forward, but it was an Act with a hole at the centre. I understand why Ministers at that time made the judgment they did, but achieving the Government’s ambition will be impossible unless we tackle...


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