Results 1–20 of 1536 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Chuka Umunna

European Council (17 Dec 2018)

Chuka Umunna: Let us be clear: it is the long list of broken promises of leave campaigners whom the Prime Minister appointed to her Government that has done irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics. She has made three statements in the House, and on each occasion the House has made clear that it will not vote for her plan, but she continues to refuse to listen. May I ask her a specific question?...

Public Health Model to Reduce Youth Violence (13 Dec 2018)

Chuka Umunna: I wholeheartedly agree with the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Walthamstow (Stella Creasy). I just want to recount to the House, by way of example, just what has been happening in our borough of Lambeth recently. On 25 July, two boys on a moped pull up next to a parked car in Denmark Road, in another part of the borough from my constituency, but near to one of our local...

Public Health Model to Reduce Youth Violence (13 Dec 2018)

Chuka Umunna: My right hon. Friend’s point about investment is absolutely key. If we invest in the early stages—I accept that this is not just a case of money, but ultimately money is an issue—we will save money for the public sector in the future. She talked about pupil referral units. It costs over £30,000 to put a young person through a PRU; if they are in mainstream education, it costs £5,000...

Public Health Model to Reduce Youth Violence (13 Dec 2018)

Chuka Umunna: It is important to state for the people watching this debate just how worried this House is. Over 40 young people between the ages of 13 and 24 have died from violence this year in London alone—over 40—but there are fewer than 30 Members in the Chamber debating this important issue right now. What does she say to people watching these proceedings who think, “Do you know what? That lot...

Exiting the European Union (10 Dec 2018)

Chuka Umunna: The Prime Minister says that a people’s vote would not reflect the will of the people and that it would be divisive, but we do not know what the will of the people is in 2018 and we are already a divided country. Nothing would divide us more or fuel the far right more than a deteriorating economy. Is it not the case that, notwithstanding any tweak that she makes to her backstop, her...

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Chuka Umunna: We are asked to approve the withdrawal agreement and the political declaration. I will vote against them because they are not in our national interest. I do not believe that they represent the will of this House or the will of our country, which is why we have to give this issue back to the people with the option to keep our current deal—a far superior arrangement. Some will say that that...

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Chuka Umunna: The Home Secretary is absolutely right to say that concerns about immigration were at the forefront of many reasons that people cited for voting to leave. Is it not therefore extraordinary that ultimately we do not know what the immigration policy and stance of this country would be after March? It necessarily will be interrelated with the future economic relationship. We have no certainty on...

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (28 Nov 2018)

Chuka Umunna: This is totally unacceptable. Had amendment 14 to the Finance (No. 3) Bill been put to the vote last week, it would have passed and it would have required the Government to provide a model with remain as the baseline against their proposed withdrawal agreement. On the basis of promises made at the Dispatch Box, we did not press it to a vote. The Minister has denied that those assurances were...

Progress on EU Negotiations (22 Nov 2018)

Chuka Umunna: As has been said, this is a declaration of aspiration and a charter for years of uncertainty. It is not the comprehensive free trade deal that the Prime Minister promised we would have before exit day in her Lancaster House speech. Having broken that promise, can she now guarantee that that comprehensive free trade deal will be finalised by the end of the transition period, because so far...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Carbon Emissions Tax (19 Nov 2018)

Chuka Umunna: I have to say that when I gave way to the hon. Gentleman I did not imagine I would actually end up agreeing with what he said. He pre-empts my final point, which is that I understand the general worry about the accuracy of official forecasts. The bottom line is that we are never going to get forecasts that are 100% accurate, but we have to work with a certain number of assumptions to make...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Carbon Emissions Tax (19 Nov 2018)

Chuka Umunna: I could not agree more with the hon. Lady. I will finish by saying this: the reason we tabled the amendment, and why I think so many colleagues on all sides of the House supported it, is because ultimately it is an assertion of parliamentary sovereignty. If the House was denied this really important information in order to come to a considered informed view, it would make a mockery of the...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Carbon Emissions Tax (19 Nov 2018)

Chuka Umunna: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Orpington (Joseph Johnson), who kindly spoke in favour of amendment 14. The amendment is in my name and in those of the right hon. Member for Broxtowe (Anna Soubry) and 70 other Members from all parts of the House. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the Members who have supported this amendment. As the Minister said, what we were...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Carbon Emissions Tax (19 Nov 2018)

Chuka Umunna: The hon. Gentleman intervened at precisely the moment when I was about to deal with that point, which is one of the three objections that are raised to our being provided with this important information. I will go through each of them, and I will address his point. The first argument that is usually put up as to why the House should not be provided with the relevant economic impact...

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Chuka Umunna: The Prime Minister has said that the country faces three choices: no Brexit; any agreement that she is able to finalise with the EU and get through this House; and no deal. She has also just said that we will get an economic analysis—an impact assessment. Will she undertake to ensure that that impact assessment includes a comparison of the current deal we have—no Brexit—and the one that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Oct 2018)

Chuka Umunna: Black Cultural Archives, based in Lambeth—I am a patron of it—is the only national heritage centre dedicated to preserving and celebrating the histories of black people in this country. However, unlike other national institutions such as the National Gallery or the British Museum, which get over 40% of their funding from central Government, BCA currently receives none and is at threat of...

Homes (Fitness for Habitation) Bill (26 Oct 2018)

Chuka Umunna: May I shower a huge amount of congratulations on my hon. Friend, because this Bill will make an immediate difference in my constituency? For all the case examples she has described we see exactly the same thing in my constituency. I am pleased the Government appear to be supporting the Bill. If this Bill passes, we need to make sure that tenants all know that they have this power she is...

October EU Council (22 Oct 2018)

Chuka Umunna: Let us be clear what the Prime Minister promised in her Lancaster House speech last year. She promised: “to have reached an agreement about our future partnership by the time the two year Article 50 process has concluded”— not during the transition period or by the end of it. Will she confirm that she will be breaking that promise, that we will not have the detail of a legally binding...

Brexit Negotiations and No Deal Contingency Planning (4 Sep 2018)

Chuka Umunna: Let us be clear: there is no majority in this House for crashing out of the European Union with no deal, given all the damage that will entail for communities in this country, but if no consensus can be agreed in this House on how we leave the EU, how else does the Secretary of State envisage resolving that issue if not by referring it back to the people? If he disagrees with me on that, does...

Electoral Commission Investigation: Vote Leave (17 Jul 2018)

Chuka Umunna: (Urgent Question): To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will make a statement on the findings of the Electoral Commission’s investigation into the conduct of the Vote Leave campaign.


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