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Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: Thank you for granting this debate today, Mr Speaker. I think everybody knows my position, but I want to lay it out clearly. I profoundly disagree with many Members when it comes to a potential war powers Act, which would be an act of calamitous insanity for our foreign policy. I am going to make it very clear why I think that and why the Prime Minister has done absolutely the right thing,...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I will not give way. I have heard a lot of the arguments in this House. The speed and secrecy that we try to uphold in military operations cannot be curtailed by decision making. Should Parliament have a say? Should Parliament have a debate? Should MPs be listened to? Are MPs important in this debate? Absolutely, but when it comes to the defence of this nation and the defence of the freedoms...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I respect the position of the Father of the House, but there is a fundamental difference between intelligence on national security and policy on health, social security benefits or whatever it is.

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: My hon. Friend makes a very clear point. Some of the contributions in this House lend weight to why Parliament should not have a say in this. Time and again, the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Defence have stood up in this country and said, “This is a limited action. This is a one-time action. We are targeting chemical weapons.” Yet there is question after question:...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: National Living Wage (17 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: What assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction of the national living wage on low pay.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: National Living Wage (17 Apr 2018)

Johnny Mercer: My right hon. Friend will know that the two biggest policies that have put more money into the pockets of the lowest earners in this country have come from this Government—namely, the increase in the tax threshold and the minimum wage. What more will the Government do to make sure that private businesses, together with public services, are working to continue to increase wages and...

Salisbury Incident (12 Mar 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I think I have just seen—I am looking at the right hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) as I say this—the most shameful moment in the House of Commons in my time to date. It is clear that our sovereign United Kingdom has come under attack from another state. Does the Prime Minister agree that the character of conflict is changing, that we must be relentless in trying...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: South West (1 Mar 2018)

Johnny Mercer: Whether his Department plans to respond to the Peninsula Rail Task Force report and set out a rail strategy for the South West.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (1 Mar 2018)

Johnny Mercer: My right hon. Friend will know from our many previous conversations that the people of Plymouth have waited too long to see improvements on their rail link, so I am grateful for his Department’s response yesterday, but when can they expect to see something delivered—some work completed—on Dawlish, which I know is his No. 1 responsibility?

Mental Health Act: CQC Report (27 Feb 2018)

Johnny Mercer: My hon. Friend the Minister is right to highlight some of the concerning figures in this report, but there are some encouraging ones too, and does she agree that those who get a mental health problem in the United Kingdom today have a higher chance of being diagnosed, treated and making a recovery than ever before in our history, and that this is largely due to the brilliant staff up and down...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (27 Feb 2018)

Johnny Mercer: While accepting that the Ministry of Defence is in need of serious reform as well as more money, will the Chancellor confirm that he has agreed with the Secretary of State for Defence that there will be no further reductions in capability while the modernising defence review takes place, and that the money required to do that, in the region of £2 billion, will be forthcoming?

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers (5 Feb 2018)

Johnny Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the social housing green paper.

Fatalities in Northern Ireland and British Military Personnel — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (25 Jan 2018)

Johnny Mercer: It is a pleasure to speak under your chairmanship, Sir David. I will keep my remarks short, because I have been struck down by the lethal man flu—a very dangerous thing of the sort that would have kept the Minister in bed for a week. On the issue of historical allegations, I have a recent history in the military and with the Iraq Historic Allegations Team and so on, but at times I feel...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medicine: Education (25 Jan 2018)

Johnny Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's news story of 9 August 2017, 1,500 extra medical undergraduate places confirmed, how those training places will be allocated.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medicine: Education (25 Jan 2018)

Johnny Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the way in which medical school places are allocated.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Delivery Services: Self-employed (24 Jan 2018)

Johnny Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of ensuring (a) delivery riders and (b) bike messengers are insured when working on a self-employed basis.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Redundancy (24 Jan 2018)

Johnny Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 17 September 2012 to Question 118731, how many service personnel who were made redundant between 2010 and 2016 were within (a) one year, (b) two years, (c) three years and (d) four years of their immediate pension point.

Personal Independence Payment (23 Jan 2018)

Johnny Mercer: I welcome the Secretary of State’s decision. Does she agree that it is simply nonsense to suggest that the Government are not interested in this agenda? More money is going into the programme than ever. The life chances agenda, which has significantly challenged the welfare state that previously kept a lot of people out of work, is fundamentally changing our country, including...

National Security Capability Review (15 Jan 2018)

Johnny Mercer: We all understand why the Secretary of State cannot comment publicly, but there is a human element to all this: good men and women up and down this country and their families want somebody to come out and publicly refuse the proposals that have come forward. Will the Secretary of State agree that now is a good opportunity to get a grip on this process and lay out a broad vision for UK...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces: Mental Health Support (15 Jan 2018)

Johnny Mercer: Does my right hon. Friend agree that we need to be very careful with this narrative on veterans? If we go too far down the road of promoting the idea that we are all broken and contribute nothing, it will not help us to beat the challenge and to present mental health treatments on a fair and acceptable footing for our armed forces.


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