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Results 121–140 of 364 for speaker:James Berry

Homelessness Reduction Bill (28 Oct 2016)

James Berry: May I begin by extending my congratulations to my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) on using his place on the ballot to introduce a Bill on such an important area? I am delighted it has achieved Government support. I also want to place on record my thanks to Crisis and St Mungo’s, who have worked so hard to put this Bill together. I know a little about Crisis because my...

Women and Equalities: Sex and Relationship Education (27 Oct 2016)

James Berry: As do the men.

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (27 Oct 2016)

James Berry: The new head of John Lewis, the head of the National Crime Agency, the Prime Minister and, with any luck, the next President of the United States of America are all women at the top of their fields. Does the Minister agree that having strong women at the head of organisations is one of the best ways to encourage women into professions, and what is she doing to promote that?

Disclosure and Barring Service — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (26 Oct 2016)

James Berry: Although DBS checks are clearly a weak spot for the Metropolitan police, I am pleased to hear what my hon. Friend the Minister is doing personally to ensure improvements. It is important not to lose sight of the fact that, over the past six years, we have seen a sustained fall in crime in this country, largely due to the fantastic work of our police forces, particularly here in our capital,...

Disclosure and Barring Service — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (26 Oct 2016)

James Berry: The hon. Lady will be probably aware that in some of these cases, the fact that an individual has moved a number of times and a number of different police forces have to be contacted can explain the longer delay, even if they have applied at the same time as another constituent. Six police forces having to do checks will involve a much longer process than just one.

Disclosure and Barring Service — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (26 Oct 2016)

James Berry: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that it is important for the DBS to give an accurate estimate of the time the process will take, even if it is a very long period of time, so that people do not suffer the additional stress that the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) just mentioned?

Disclosure and Barring Service — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (26 Oct 2016)

James Berry: I commend the hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) for securing this debate. This is an important matter and something that we perhaps come across even more in London than elsewhere. I am a barrister and have dealt with a number of cases where the police have resisted challenges to DBS refusals. I have also gone through a DBS check myself as a school governor—I am pleased...

Concentrix (26 Oct 2016)

James Berry: Will the Minister give way?

Concentrix (26 Oct 2016)

James Berry: I have two Concentrix cases from single mothers, one of whom was required to disprove a relationship she plainly never had with a former tenant of her house, evidence she could not possibly provide. Does my hon. Friend agree that what is important now is that the Concentrix contract has been ended and a system for investigating mistakes and a hardship fund have been put in place? That is what...

Criminal Finances Bill (25 Oct 2016)

James Berry: I rise to support the Bill—not to complain about what is not in it, but to praise the Government and agree with them on what they have put in this bold Bill. I should declare I am a barrister and have represented a number of police forces across the country. That experience has taught me two things. The first is a genuine admiration for the men and women of our fantastic police service for...

Criminal Finances Bill (25 Oct 2016)

James Berry: That is certainly something that could be looked at and consulted on, but the Bill is achieving a manifesto commitment to do exactly what it says on the tin. That is what the Government are trying to deliver today.

Criminal Finances Bill (25 Oct 2016)

James Berry: I will carry on, if I may.

Criminal Finances Bill (25 Oct 2016)

James Berry: No. I hope that this provision will have the same effect that health and safety legislation has had, with companies taking the lead in rooting out bad practice to avoid being liable themselves for incidents caused by their employees. Some businesses might dismiss this as red tape, but if it is red tape, it is important red tape that is focused on the aim that it is trying to achieve. It is...

Airport Capacity (25 Oct 2016)

James Berry: We need more airport capacity but, with respect to the Secretary of State, Heathrow is the worst of the choices available to the Government, particularly for my constituents. Will he confirm that the final decision will be made here in this House and that we will be free to reject Heathrow?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (20 Oct 2016)

James Berry: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (20 Oct 2016)

James Berry: From the Mill bakery next door to my constituency office to the wards of Kingston hospital, thousands of EU citizens work and live in Kingston, and they are very welcome. What process does my right hon. Friend have in mind for ensuring their rights are protected post-Brexit, as well as the rights of British ex-pats living in the EU, something that none of the 27 Heads of State is yet to...

Rights of EU Nationals (19 Oct 2016)

James Berry: In Kingston, as in Spelthorne, foreign-born people are welcome. We very much value their contribution; we want them to stay. However, is my hon. Friend aware that not one EU Head of State has given the unilateral and unequivocal guarantee that SNP Members are asking for in the debate?

Rights of EU Nationals (19 Oct 2016)

James Berry: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Overseas Trade (12 Oct 2016)

James Berry: What discussions he has had with businesses and trade bodies in Scotland on opportunities for overseas trade.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Overseas Trade (12 Oct 2016)

James Berry: I was pleased to read last month that exports of Scotch whisky were up for the first time in three years, with a surge of exports to India. Does my right hon. Friend agree that everyone in the UK should work together to support the export of great British products, including great Scottish products such as whisky?


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