Results 181–200 of 2761 for speaker:Fiona Bruce

Business of the House (26 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: The kickstart scheme is an excellent Government proposal. Cheshire Learning Partnership, with the support of the East Cheshire chamber of commerce, both of which are based in my constituency, is keen to become a gateway into the kickstart scheme, having 40 local employers offering over 100 immediately available work placements for young people. Will the Leader of the House please press this...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hydrogen: Urban Areas (26 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution published on 18 November 2020, what the process is for communities to express an interest in becoming a hydrogen town.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Breast Ironing (25 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations his Department has received on the practice of breast ironing in countries which receive UK Official Development Assistance.

Persecution of Ahmadis (23 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: Before the Minister draws his remarks to a close, can I ask whether officials are raising concerns about an issue that the hon. Member for Warwick and Leamington (Matt Western) touched on—the fact that Ahmadis do not have an equal right to vote in Pakistan or to stand in elections as candidates, and that there is a separate electoral list kept of Ahmadis, which can unfortunately be used as...

Persecution of Ahmadis (23 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Persecution of Ahmadis (23 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. He touches on the nub of my intervention. Does he not agree that the real tragedy in Pakistan is that it is the very constitution and laws of Pakistan, particularly the blasphemy laws, that are so often the basis for the persecution of the Ahmadis and indeed other religious minorities, when, in any country, these should be the cornerstone of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Staff (23 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2020 to Question 98692 on Care Homes: Standards, what steps a person can take in the event that they are concerned that there are not sufficient numbers of suitably qualified, competent, skilled and experienced persons deployed to meet the needs of the people using the service.

Online Harms (19 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: The Prime Minister reminded us today that the first duty of Government is to protect their citizens from harm. Our children need and deserve to be kept much safer from online harm, so I urge the Government not to let the best be the enemy of the good. They committed to producing an online harms Bill to comprehensively address online harms and acknowledged that such a Bill was critically...

Business of the House (19 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: May we have an early debate, in Government time, on the regulation and prevention of online harms? This afternoon’s Backbench Business debate, which was already the amalgamation of two approved Backbench Business Committee debates on the subject, has had its time substantially truncated by Government business on the Order Paper today. This is a matter of considerable concern to colleagues...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling and Walking (19 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he has published for councils wanting to put in places measures under the Active Travel Scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling and Walking: Finance (19 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers local residents have to influence plans introduced under the Active Travel Scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cycling and Walking (19 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department plans to achieve under the Active Travel Scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (19 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the deadline is for derogation applications for 2021 for farms in Nitrate Vulnerable Zones.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Family Proceedings: Reform (17 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the second report of the Private Law Working Group entitled, The Time for Change, The Need for Change, The Case for Change, published in March 2020.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Supermarkets (16 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential spread of covid-19 through bags for life and other reusable plastic bags in supermarkets during the covid-19 outbreak.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: North Korea: Coronavirus (16 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) reports of conditions in quarantine camps and (b) the wider humanitarian situation in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea in the context of the covid-19 pandemic; and what humanitarian assistance the Government is providing in response to that matter.

Hong Kong (12 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: First, the Minister says that our Government continue to hold China to account. Has the Chinese ambassador been summoned to meet the Foreign Secretary following the most recent developments? If so, with what results, and, if not, will the ambassador be summoned? Secondly, it is clear that human rights safeguards have effectively collapsed now in Hong Kong. One of those, of course—a key...

Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: May I associate myself with the Prime Minister’s remarks in respect of our servicemen and women, past and present, in protecting our peace? With regard to our battle against covid, senior Church leaders have this past week issued a call for prayer across our nation. The Prime Minister, I know, is very well aware of the persecution suffered by countless people of faith across the world for...

Coronavirus Regulations: Assisted Deaths Abroad (5 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: At this time, when the whole country is making huge sacrifices to protect life, at a time of exceptionally high levels of physical and mental stress, and when many people may feel very vulnerable, does the Minister understand and accept the views of many, including in this House, that it would be completely inappropriate—indeed, insensitive—of this Parliament to go anywhere near...

Sexual Abuse and Exploitation — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (4 Nov 2020)

Fiona Bruce: I will be brief. It is always a pleasure to honour my friend, the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon). I support what he has said and I deeply respect the contributions that have been made by other eminent Members, including my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham), the hon. Member for Rotherham (Sarah Champion) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Basingstoke...


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