Results 1–20 of 203 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Seema Kennedy

Syria and North Korea (18 Apr 2017)

Seema Kennedy: Iran has committed hundreds of troops and billions of dollars to Syria. Furthermore, many Iranians in living memory have been victims of chemical attacks. Will my right hon. Friend reassure the House that his Department is taking advantage of the full diplomatic relations that we now have with Iran to put pressure on the Assad regime?

Article 50 (29 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: Many vegetable growers in South Ribble rely on migrant labour and easy access to European markets for their exports. Can my right hon. Friend reassure my constituents that British farming will be a priority in her and her team’s negotiations?

Yemen (28 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: I pay tribute to the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz) and my hon. Friend the Member for Portsmouth South (Mrs Drummond) for bringing the forgotten war back to the Chamber again. Sadly, since the last time we all spoke on this, the humanitarian situation has become worse. I will not reiterate the points about the port of Hudaydah, but I look forward to hearing what my right...

Yemen (28 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: I accept that point.

Yemen (28 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: I briefly give way to my Lancashire neighbour.

Yemen (28 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: The hon. Gentleman and my right hon. Friend make my point for me. We are dealing not with another state but with the Houthis, who are amorphous and do not play by the same rules. We need to be aware of that when we are looking for peace and a ceasefire, which is what the aim of all of us should be and what this debate is about. We need to have innovative thinking about nation states, about...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Investments (27 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: What steps the Government are taking to ensure that people have accurate and clear information to inform decisions on the use of their pension investments.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Investments (27 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: I am grateful for that answer. Will my hon. Friend reassure me that the Government are taking steps to protect people from being scammed out of their savings as well as ensuring that people have access to information to help them to decide how to draw down their pension savings?

Iran’s Influence in the Middle East — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (22 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Nuttall. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hendon (Dr Offord) on obtaining such a timely debate, and managing to delay it so that it is now happening in the week of Nowruz. I wish everyone here a happy Persian new year. I think that I am the only person taking part in the debate—although not the only person present in the...

Iran’s Influence in the Middle East — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (22 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: Will my right hon. Friend give way?

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Topical Questions (22 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: Will my right hon. Friend update the House on the progress made on the race disparity audit?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU (13 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: I campaigned for remain in last year’s referendum, believing that it was in the best medium-term economic interests of my constituents. I did so having stood on a manifesto that promised the British people a vote on our membership of the EU and that promised to honour the result of the referendum whatever the outcome. We must remember in this place that a record number of people—a...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU (13 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: No, I will not give way, because there are so many Members who wish to speak. The Bill before us is the legal mechanism by which the Prime Minister can begin withdrawal negotiations. All Members, on whichever side of the House they sit and whichever nation they represent, must wish that these negotiations are successful. There is no doubt that those negotiations will be protracted and...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU (13 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: If the hon. Lady listens, I will elucidate. The preconditions required would mean that whatever the British negotiating team were to say, our EU counterparts would think that they could frustrate, delay or even veto any deal. Certainty was the No. 1 priority in the Prime Minister’s Lancaster House speech. How can there be any certainty for our businesses, our constituents or even our...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU (13 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: I have already said that I will not give way. Lord Hill, who is a man of great experience in EU negotiations, said this of our European counterparts: “They need to know that what our negotiators say our negotiators can deliver.”—[Official Report, House of Lords, 20 February 2017; Vol. 779, c. 32.] I therefore urge all right hon. and hon. Members to reject the Lords...

Microbead Ban — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: Does the hon. Lady agree that just as in the 1980s and 1990s there were public and media campaigns about cosmetic testing on animals, which we all became aware of as young people—young women—there may be a role for the media in highlighting the present issue? A lot of people are just not aware of it.

Microbead Ban — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: The issue obviously concerns marine life, but does my hon. Friend agree that it concerns birds as well? I represent an estuarial constituency. The River Ribble has a lot of birdwatchers, and interesting bird life is affected by the plastics. The Preston Birdwatching and Natural History Society undertakes litter-picks on the Ribble. When I did one with it, I was astonished by the amount of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scottish Government: Draft Budget (1 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: What recent discussions he had with the Scottish Government on their draft budget for 2017-18.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scottish Government: Draft Budget (1 Mar 2017)

Seema Kennedy: What does my hon. Friend believe will be the consequences of the Scottish Government using their new powers for the Scottish economy to make Scotland the most highly taxed part of the United Kingdom?

Vauxhall/Opel: Proposed Takeover (20 Feb 2017)

Seema Kennedy: Leyland in my constituency has a long and proud history as a part of the automotive sector. Will my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State tell the House what specific support for the automotive sector will be included in the industrial strategy?


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