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Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Nigel Mills: With regret, I cannot support this agreement, so I will vote against it tomorrow evening. That is not because I have ever been an ideological hard Brexiteer who advocated a clean break—I have always accepted that Brexit would lead to some compromises and a trade-off between a clean break and how close a relationship we wanted with the EU—but I do not believe that this deal is in the...

Universal Credit (14 Jan 2019)

Nigel Mills: I commend the Minister for these announcements, especially the one on the two-child limit. He appears to have accepted the recommendations of the Select Committee within hours of its making them. On that theme, if he is looking for ideas, perhaps he missed some of the previous recommendations. For example, in the managed migration that he is now trialling, will he look at moving people on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Motability (7 Jan 2019)

Nigel Mills: What assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings in the December 2018 NAO report on the level of profit made by Motability from leasing cars to personal independence payment claimants.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Motability (7 Jan 2019)

Nigel Mills: Does the Minister agree that the great work done by that charity is being undermined by the amount of salary and bonuses that it is paying out? Will she work with it as soon as she possibly can to make sure that that money is used for the benefit of vulnerable people, not the directors of the business?

Future Immigration (19 Dec 2018)

Nigel Mills: I welcome the statement. Will the Secretary of State explain how his electronic travel authorisation scheme will work in the common travel area, especially where a visitor arrives in Dublin and travels on to the UK from there? Would that visitor need to get authorisation in that situation?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Ease of Initiating Legal Proceedings (18 Dec 2018)

Nigel Mills: What steps the Government is taking to make it easier for people to initiate legal proceedings.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Ease of Initiating Legal Proceedings (18 Dec 2018)

Nigel Mills: Will the Minister go a little further and say how she can make it easier for people to participate in proceedings once they have initiated them?

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Dec 2018)

Nigel Mills: Given what we could call uncertainty about the future of the withdrawal agreement, could the Prime Minister give people some certainty—that is, EU nationals in the UK—that whatever happens to that deal, they will be allowed to stay on roughly the same terms that are in that draft agreement?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Hygiene (7 Nov 2018)

Nigel Mills: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8915 on Hospitals: Hygiene, when he plans to publish the data on hospital hand hygiene compliance.

Income Tax (Charge) (29 Oct 2018)

Nigel Mills: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bassetlaw (John Mann). He spoke of the importance of prefabricated housing. He is welcome to come and see a plant that makes them in Alfreton, in my constituency, if he is keen to do so. I came to the House today expecting a bit of a non-event of a Budget, given our present tight fiscal situation. A large amount of NHS spending has already been...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill: Extension of period for Executive formation (24 Oct 2018)

Nigel Mills: I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. Six hours having elapsed since the commencement of proceedings on the Business of the House motion, the proceedings were interrupted (Order, this day). The Chair put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that time (Order, this day). Clauses 1 to 3 ordered to stand part...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill: Extension of period for Executive formation (24 Oct 2018)

Nigel Mills: I beg to move amendment 15, page 1, line 16, at end insert— ‘(4A) If the period mentioned in section 16(A)(3) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, as modified by subsection (1), ends without the Ministerial offices having been filled section 32 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 has effect as if for subsection (3) there were substituted— (3) The Secretary of State shall within 7 calendar...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill: Extension of period for Executive formation (24 Oct 2018)

Nigel Mills: May I first apologise for being a little late for the wind-up speeches on Second Reading? I was sorry to miss the speech by the hon. Member for Ealing North (Stephen Pound), the shadow Minister, as his speeches are usually entertaining and informative. Amendments 15 and 16 are efforts to probe the Government on the future direction of policy in certain areas and perhaps to improve the Bill,...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill: Extension of period for Executive formation (24 Oct 2018)

Nigel Mills: I said that I was not necessarily fixed on how we define the roles, but we are not in a normal situation. We do not have the Executive or the Assembly to make those appointments; what we will end up with is a Secretary of State over here, with no accountability and no cross-community input, simply making that decision. I was suggesting that this would be a way to provide at least some...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill (24 Oct 2018)

Nigel Mills: I am grateful to be called in this important debate and am happy to support this Bill. The measures within represent a sensible compromise, but this is like trying to find the least bad of all the really bad options. We would all agree that by far the best situation would be to have an Assembly and to have Ministers of the Executive in place taking such decisions, but that is not the...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill (24 Oct 2018)

Nigel Mills: I accept what the hon. Gentleman says and do not pretend that any of the solutions are easy. Such issues were tested by the Select Committee, but it would have at least been worth trying to see whether we could have some sort of cross-community committees or assemblies. Even if Sinn Fein boycotted them, hopefully the other parties in the Assembly would have been willing to attend. There is a...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill (24 Oct 2018)

Nigel Mills: That was roughly what I was alluding to in my response to the previous intervention. If we can find some way of having cross-community meetings and engagement and some sort of agreement that can then allow a decision to be taken here, that would be real progress. However, there would still need to be some Minister in this Parliament to take such decisions with the cover of that level of...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill (24 Oct 2018)

Nigel Mills: I agree with the hon. Gentleman that we would all like to see action on those important issues. He has listed actions for probably about half the Northern Ireland Departments, but what solution should the Government adopt? Yes, we would all like to see the Assembly administered, but if we cannot get that, is he suggesting that we should have direct rule so that we can take such decisions, or...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Nigel Mills: I am happy to follow the right hon. Member for East Ham (Stephen Timms). I agree with much of what he has said and with his constructive suggestions for making this work. That is where I want to start my speech. I still believe that this is the right thing to do. Universal credit is the right sort of benefit system. It replaces a much more complicated system that people did not understand...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Nigel Mills: That is probably a debate for a different day. Sticking with universal credit and managed migration, as I said to the Employment Minister yesterday when he referred to moving people over, that is exactly what we ought to do, particularly for vulnerable people who may not get the process right. We have all their information. We have all the details we need. Let us move them seamlessly from the...


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