Results 1–20 of 225 for speaker:Johnny Mercer

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I rise to speak on Brexit for the first time ever in this House. I have never spoken about Brexit before. I have avoided like subject like the plague. It has brought out, I am afraid to say, a side in a lot of my friends and colleagues, who I love dearly, that I have not particularly enjoyed. I am forced to have a view today and I will be honest. I have always been ambivalent about our exit...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (27 Nov 2018)

Johnny Mercer: The Secretary of State and I spent the night together at Derriford Hospital down in Plymouth, so he will be aware of the unique challenges facing that hospital, which has not had an infrastructure expansion since the 1970s. We have a bid in at the moment. Can we hear whether we have done well before Christmas?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Hubs: Civil Service Efficiency (14 Nov 2018)

Johnny Mercer: What assessment he has made of the potential effect of Government hubs on levels of efficiency in the civil service.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Hubs: Civil Service Efficiency (14 Nov 2018)

Johnny Mercer: The Minister knows what a capable and deeply talented Minister he is, and there are plenty of people like him in Plymouth, Moor View. Does he agree that Plymouth would be an ideal place for one of these Government hubs?

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I wrote a speech for today, but I am not going to stick to it. I must be honest: this place absolutely stinks today. This debate concerns some of our most vulnerable people. [Interruption.] I am sorry? If you want to make an intervention, make an intervention, do not just shout something angrily that I cannot hear. Some of the behaviour here has been appalling. I indicated to the hon....

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Johnny Mercer: With the greatest of respect, I have listened, and nobody has said that; nobody believes that universal credit is perfect. People in this House can keep repeating this stuff—to make themselves believe it, to get a clip for social media so they can say they have had a rant at the Tories—but it is poor politics and it has to change.

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Johnny Mercer: No, I will not give way to the hon. Gentleman. The other thing I will not accept in this House is the illusion that Conservative Members come to work to keep the poor poor and to feather their own nests. You gave the impression that nobody on the Conservative Benches cares about getting people out of poverty, but that is simply wrong. Individuals like me would not speak up against universal...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I give way to the hon. Gentleman.

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Johnny Mercer: If any Member assumes that individuals on the Conservative Benches are driven by anything other than the evidence, they are seriously mistaken. I absolutely accept that there are groups in this sector working night and day that agree that we need to do more on things such as taper rates and work allowances, and we on the Conservative Benches will keep pushing for that, but the assertion that...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Johnny Mercer: The hon. Gentleman will be as aware as I am that people in this country are absolutely sick of Labour and Conservative politicians blaming each other for the situation we are in. The legacy benefits system sapped the ambition of a generation of young people in cities such as mine to go into work, to get a job and to build a family. That system needed reform. You cannot marry the idea that you...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Johnny Mercer: No, I will not give way any more. I have been on my feet for far too long already. We must be realistic. When it comes to the most vulnerable in our constituencies—and I have plenty of them in Plymouth—the single biggest factor in improving their life chances, which should be the driving motivation for every single individual in the House regardless of political background, is having a...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Johnny Mercer: No, I will not give way any more. Have we more to do? Of course we have. Am I happy? Do I think that this is an area in which we can reduce our financial commitment? Absolutely not. Do I think that the Conservatives can come up with a policy and not follow it through with funding? Absolutely not. I will continue to lobby, along with my colleagues, to ensure that, in his Budget, the Chancellor...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Johnny Mercer: Conservative Members deprecate the personal experiences of any individuals who have been at the wrong end of unacceptable circumstances, and I know that Ministers will work as hard as possible to ensure that people such as that are looked after. But let us get away from this whole idea that Conservative Members have no interest in improving the lives of the most vulnerable and that all that...

Universal Credit (17 Oct 2018)

Johnny Mercer: The hon. Lady has said that many people on the Conservative Benches seem to think there is nothing wrong with universal credit. Could she indicate just one of them, for the benefit of the House?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Children (10 Oct 2018)

Johnny Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government's revised childhood obesity plan will make tackling noncommunicable diseases a priority.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Sep 2018)

Johnny Mercer: The Prime Minister will be aware of not only my feelings but those of pretty much everyone in this House and the vast majority of this country when it comes to seeing our veterans dragged through the courts in Northern Ireland to appease political differences. What is she as Prime Minister personally doing—how is she personally investing of herself in this process—to bring to an end...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Drones over Prisons (10 Jul 2018)

Johnny Mercer: What steps the Government is taking to tackle the use of drones over prisons.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Drones over Prisons (10 Jul 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I know that my hon. Friend likes nothing more than donning his budgie smugglers and sitting in the back garden on a Sunday afternoon. Drones can be a menace in that regard. Will he confirm exactly what he is doing in some of the measures that he is putting in place to combat drones in prison?

Business of the House: Issue of sum out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending 31 March 2019 and appropriation of that sum (9 Jul 2018)

Johnny Mercer: Thank you, Sir Lindsay, for calling me in this debate. This is a deeply personal issue on which I have worked for some time. I welcome the amendments tabled by my right hon. Friend the Member for Sevenoaks (Sir Michael Fallon). I am cognisant that there are real issues with what has been put forward—I do not dispute that for a minute—but I echo what my right hon. Friend the Member for...

Business of the House: Issue of sum out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending 31 March 2019 and appropriation of that sum (9 Jul 2018)

Johnny Mercer: That is exactly what I am talking about. Before I came to this place—I have spoken about it before, so this will not be a shock to anyone—I really struggled with the inauthenticity I saw from both the Government and Opposition Dispatch Boxes. Incidents such as the one that has just been referred to serve to highlight that. Up and down the country, there are people watching this who are...


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