Results 1–20 of 241 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:James Cleverly

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

James Cleverly: Does my right hon. Friend agree that in the era of hybrid warfare and conflict in front of cameras, it is more important than ever that our service personnel feel that if they make difficult decisions in the moment they will be protected through their lives? I raise this because of the intrusion of cameras in conflict.

Backbench Business: A120 Dualling (19 Jun 2018)

James Cleverly: I thank the Minister for her comments. What I take away is that although she was careful not to prejudice her Department’s decision, and we completely understand that she is duty bound to go no further than she has, I think I speak for all Members representing the A120 route and the region when I say that we are pleased to hear that, on behalf of the Department, she recognises the...

Backbench Business: A120 Dualling (19 Jun 2018)

James Cleverly: Unfortunately, the hon. Lady has missed quite a fundamental point and I will reinforce it, if not for her benefit then for the ears of the Minister. This proposal is not about taking existing transport patterns and just making them happen on an improved road. What this proposal is about is unlocking residential and employment opportunities within the region, so that people are not forced to...

Backbench Business: A120 Dualling (19 Jun 2018)

James Cleverly: Does my hon. Friend agree that not only will there be an economic return on investment in this road, but, because of the particular nature of the local and regional economy, the return on investment in the road will be greater and quicker than those on similar investments in other road projects around the country?

Backbench Business: A120 Dualling (19 Jun 2018)

James Cleverly: I beg to move, That this House has considered the proposal to dual the A120. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. A line in my maiden speech to this House in 2015 was a request of the Government. I said that I would fight for the Government to “help relieve congestion on the A120, a road so regularly and heavily congested that many drivers cut through...

Backbench Business: A120 Dualling (19 Jun 2018)

James Cleverly: I thank my hon. Friend for that point. He is right, and he invites me to come on to what I think is a credible pitch for why this road needs improvement. I am certain that my parliamentary colleagues who have constituencies along the route will enhance and reinforce some of the points that I will briskly make, to give time for others to speak. I have already mentioned having a major airport...

G7 (11 Jun 2018)

James Cleverly: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the education, empowerment and emancipation of women, particularly in developing countries, is a skeleton key that unlocks both social and economic development? Will she ensure that, despite whatever else is pressing at the time, we do not let this most important of agenda items slip down the priority list of the G7?

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

James Cleverly: rose—

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

James Cleverly: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I now feel under a significant degree of pressure. I will crack on. I welcome the strategy. Right from the start, and peppered throughout, the strategy makes the point that the issue cannot be resolved by just arresting people. That is absolutely key. Police intervention must form an important part of the solution, but it is not the only solution. I will come...

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

James Cleverly: I will.

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

James Cleverly: I am sorry, but the right hon. Gentleman is wrong. The idea that somehow the police response to the 2011 riots swept potential murderers from the streets and locked them up is just statistically wrong. [Interruption.] No, the big drop in teenage murders in London happened in the operational year—

Social Justice Commission: Serious Violence Strategy (22 May 2018)

James Cleverly: No. There was a massively significant drop in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 elections—in the 2008-09 year followed by the 2009-10, preceding the 2011 riots. [Interruption.] I am going to try to make some progress, because I promised Madam Deputy Speaker that I would. The philosophical underpinning that works with the Time for Action strategy and the work that we did in London is...

Attorney General: Gangs: Exploitation of Vulnerable People (10 May 2018)

James Cleverly: What steps the CPS is taking to increase its effectiveness in prosecuting crimes involving the exploitation of vulnerable people by gangs.

Attorney General: Gangs: Exploitation of Vulnerable People (10 May 2018)

James Cleverly: Essex, being one of the home counties, suffers from the displacement effect of gang activity from London, and we have unfortunately seen pockets—it is only pockets at this stage—of violent gang activity in the county. What financial resources are the Government allocating to tackle serious gang violence?

Royal Assent (10 May 2018)

James Cleverly: More!

Iran Nuclear Deal (9 May 2018)

James Cleverly: The JCPOA was rushed and flawed, and it was never ratified by Congress, which is one of the reasons why it was vulnerable to being changed by President Trump. Will my right hon. Friend ensure that whatever structure replaces the JCPOA is built on firmer foundations and goes through Congress, and is therefore sustainable, to ensure that Iran does not continue to flout international laws and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Inward Investment (9 May 2018)

James Cleverly: What progress has been made on attracting inward investment to Northern Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Inward Investment (9 May 2018)

James Cleverly: I am sure that my hon. Friend and the rest of the House welcome the news of Bombardier’s investment in Northern Ireland. My constituency is dominated by small and medium-sized enterprises, and I am sure that the economy of Northern Ireland reflects that. What is his Department doing to ensure that SMEs also benefit from inward investment in Northern Ireland?

Windrush (30 Apr 2018)

James Cleverly: Will my right hon. Friend ensure that once the consultation on compensation has been finalised, an attitude of generosity will be applied, and his Department’s famed proactivity and alacrity will be brought to bear when deploying the compensation scheme?

Sainsbury and Asda Merger (30 Apr 2018)

James Cleverly: I welcome the recent conversion of the hon. Member for Salford and Eccles (Rebecca Long Bailey) to the concept of liberal, free market competition—there is more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents and all that. Will my hon. Friend the Minister ensure that however the merger plays out, he will always promote diversity of provision and competition to give consumers the greatest...


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