Results 1–20 of 759 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Heidi Alexander

European Free Trade Association — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (7 Feb 2018)

Heidi Alexander: I understand the note of caution that the hon. Gentleman articulates about EFTA, but I also understand that Scottish National party policy is to remain in the single market. If his party does not favour remaining in the European economic area by staying in EFTA, how does it propose to remain in the single market?

European Free Trade Association — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (7 Feb 2018)

Heidi Alexander: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Rail Update (5 Feb 2018)

Heidi Alexander: May I ask the Transport Secretary for an update on station accessibility improvements? Hither Green in my constituency was due for a major upgrade in this control period, but that was kicked into the long grass by his predecessor. How much has been allocated for these improvement projects in the next control period, and will projects that were priorities last time around but lost out continue...

NHS Winter Crisis (5 Feb 2018)

Heidi Alexander: It has been reported to me that out of the 17 cubicles at Lewisham A&E one morning last November, five people were awaiting section with severe mental health problems. One person was there for over 72 hours, another for over 26 hours and another for over 21 hours, and all were there for over four hours. When will the Minister acknowledge that the reason why A&Es cannot cope is that...

Immigration White Paper (5 Feb 2018)

Heidi Alexander: The Minister will be aware that roughly half the immigrants who come to this country are from outside the EU and the European economic area. She talks about control, so will she tell me how many non-EEA citizens there are in the UK who have had an immigration application refused, but have not had removal or deportation proceedings initiated against them?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (1 Feb 2018)

Heidi Alexander: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (1 Feb 2018)

Heidi Alexander: Given reports today of a huge gap between the UK and the EU on how financial services will be able to be traded freely in a post-Brexit environment, can the Secretary of State set out exactly how he sees this trade operating successfully in future, and exactly how he plans to protect the jobs of the 1.1 million people in the UK who work in this sector?

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Heidi Alexander: Given that the leaked Government analysis confirms that, realistically, there are three ways that the UK might leave the EU, each with a very different impact on jobs, trade and livelihoods, why have MPs not been given a direct vote at the start of the process to determine what sort of Brexit the UK is pursuing? Is it not about time that we in this House are allowed to take back common sense...

Petition - Family Re-Unification for Refugee Children: ST Patricks Primary, Troon, and Symington Primary: South-eastern Rail Franchise (24 Jan 2018)

Heidi Alexander: The Minister talked about Lewisham station as an interchange. While he is right that it is compliant with disability legislation, it is a severely constrained station. Will he say what money, if any, his Department has allocated to renovating and refurbishing Lewisham station to accommodate increased numbers there?

Petition - Family Re-Unification for Refugee Children: ST Patricks Primary, Troon, and Symington Primary: South-eastern Rail Franchise (24 Jan 2018)

Heidi Alexander: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. It is absolutely imperative that the new south-eastern franchise should deliver 12-car trains in the rush hour. The 68 extra carriages to which he refers are simply inadequate. This is the key concern for many of our constituents.

County Lines Exploitation: London — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (17 Jan 2018)

Heidi Alexander: It is a pleasure to follow the contributions of my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport (Ann Coffey) and the hon. Member for Colchester (Will Quince). Both Members spoke with a huge amount of sense, obvious compassion and a clear understanding of the issues. I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Enfield North (Joan Ryan) on securing the debate. She made a characteristically...

County Lines Exploitation: London — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (17 Jan 2018)

Heidi Alexander: I have some sympathy with what the hon. Gentleman says, because I think that what happens in prison to rehabilitate offenders and to take them off the path that they are on is just as important as how many years they spend there. I am not sure at the moment that the system operates correctly, so I have some sympathy with his point. However, the point I am making is about the scale and...

County Lines Exploitation: London — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (17 Jan 2018)

Heidi Alexander: My hon. Friend highlights the precise problem. How we prosecute individuals involved in this crime needs attention, but so do the tools that the police and local authorities have at their disposal to detect and disrupt such activity. I know that the Government recently introduced regulations to allow the police to apply to a court to close down the mobile phone being used to receive the drugs...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Heidi Alexander: rose—

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Heidi Alexander: I apologise for interrupting the Minister’s stream of thought and taking him back to his response to the right hon. Member for Broxtowe (Anna Soubry) and my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh South (Ian Murray), but can he rule out, from the Dispatch Box today, returning to amendment 7 on Report?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Customs duties (20 Dec 2017)

Heidi Alexander: The Minister, and the Prime Minister for that matter, repeatedly say that businesses will only have to plan for one set of changes. Given that businesses currently benefit from being part of the single market and the customs union, how can it possibly be the case, as the Prime Minister has also said, that we are coming out of the customs union and the single market during the so-called...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Dec 2017)

Heidi Alexander: Tonight this House will hopefully have the chance to vote on my new clause 22 to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which would give Parliament the power at a future date to determine whether we leave the single market by coming out of the European Economic Area. It does not dictate how hon. Members should then vote, but it does ensure proper democratic oversight. Should not it be our sovereign...

Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Heidi Alexander: When the Prime Minister and her colleagues were patting themselves on the back last week for surviving the first round of negotiations, Irish freight handler John Dunne told ITV News it was “a fudge”. He said: “You’re either in the customs union or you’re outside of it. It’s like you can’t be a little bit pregnant, so either there is customs clearance...

Report on Recent Terrorist Attacks (5 Dec 2017)

Heidi Alexander: The Home Secretary talked about the process that authorities follow when new intelligence becomes available about closed subjects of interest. Will she say what, if any, changes have been made to that process over the past six months?


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