Results 1–20 of 500 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Jess Phillips

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: I had not intended to speak. I do not know that this necessarily needs to be an argument about the rights and wrongs of abortion, although it seems to have strayed into that. I start with the point that we are now in a Trumpian time, when we talk about big issues on Twitter rather than in these Chambers. The Secretary of State commented on Twitter that the Government had discussed this issue...

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: I don’t have to give way if I don’t want to. I shall give way when I am ready. I wonder whether the Secretary of State has spoken to any Church groups about medicinal cannabis.

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: I will. Let’s go for it.

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: My father is from Northern Ireland and I have grown up in the shadow of some of the issues of Northern Ireland, given where I come from. I understand the issues incredibly well, and the problems that Northern Ireland has faced over the years, including with the Church and institutional abuse. There is a something of difference between talking about institutional abuse that the Church was a...

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: I absolutely do not doubt that all sorts of organisations have people in their congregations, in this instance, or in their number who lobby them. Lots of women lobby me every day from Northern Ireland, from every constituency over there represented on these Benches, asking me not to forget about the women of Northern Ireland and asking me to stand and give voice to their voice. I totally...

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: My hon. Friend makes an incredible point, and that is something we were told again and again when I and colleagues from across the House visited Northern Ireland with the Women and Equalities Committee. We absolutely met with Church groups and pro-life groups, but we also met women who had been victims and had not been able to escape. We met migrant women who would not have had the paperwork...

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: I retract, then; that was not how I heard it. So even if the Assembly is recalled, unless the First Minister can be nominated, as has been explained, we are still in exactly the same position as we are today where our legislation continues to roll over. I ask the Minister to understand why people—women mainly, but lots of people in this House—have felt the need to come here and make these...

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: I had not intended to speak. I do not know that this necessarily needs to be an argument about the rights and wrongs of abortion, although it seems to have strayed into that. I start with the point that we are now in a Trumpian time, when we talk about big issues on Twitter rather than in these Chambers. The Secretary of State commented on Twitter that the Government had discussed this issue...

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: I don’t have to give way if I don’t want to. I shall give way when I am ready. I wonder whether the Secretary of State has spoken to any Church groups about medicinal cannabis.

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: I will. Let’s go for it.

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: My father is from Northern Ireland and I have grown up in the shadow of some of the issues of Northern Ireland, given where I come from. I understand the issues incredibly well, and the problems that Northern Ireland has faced over the years, including with the Church and institutional abuse. There is a something of difference between talking about institutional abuse that the Church was a...

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: I absolutely do not doubt that all sorts of organisations have people in their congregations, in this instance, or in their number who lobby them. Lots of women lobby me every day from Northern Ireland, from every constituency over there represented on these Benches, asking me not to forget about the women of Northern Ireland and asking me to stand and give voice to their voice. I totally...

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: My hon. Friend makes an incredible point, and that is something we were told again and again when I and colleagues from across the House visited Northern Ireland with the Women and Equalities Committee. We absolutely met with Church groups and pro-life groups, but we also met women who had been victims and had not been able to escape. We met migrant women who would not have had the paperwork...

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: I retract, then; that was not how I heard it. So even if the Assembly is recalled, unless the First Minister can be nominated, as has been explained, we are still in exactly the same position as we are today where our legislation continues to roll over. I ask the Minister to understand why people—women mainly, but lots of people in this House—have felt the need to come here and make these...

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: I wonder on what evidence the hon. Gentleman is basing the idea of the children walking around today. As somebody who has myself had an abortion, I can guarantee that had I had the child that I aborted, my son Danny would not be walking around today, so where is the evidence for what he is suggesting?

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: I wonder on what evidence the hon. Gentleman is basing the idea of the children walking around today. As somebody who has myself had an abortion, I can guarantee that had I had the child that I aborted, my son Danny would not be walking around today, so where is the evidence for what he is suggesting?

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: The Minister has stated that he would prefer it if the Northern Ireland Executive dealt with this issue, and he seems very much to be focusing on abortion. Does he feel the same way about the same-sex marriage provisions?

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Jess Phillips: The Minister has stated that he would prefer it if the Northern Ireland Executive dealt with this issue, and he seems very much to be focusing on abortion. Does he feel the same way about the same-sex marriage provisions?


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