Results 1–20 of 162 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Mary Robinson

Electoral Commission Investigation: Vote Leave (17 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: Transparency is hugely important. I know that investigations are ongoing, but following this report does my hon. Friend agree that all investigations into our elections and the running of our democracy generally must be conducted in a way that is thorough, transparent and that people have faith in?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Leaving the EU: UK Legal System (10 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: What steps the Government plan to take to ensure that the UK legal system operates effectively after the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Leaving the EU: UK Legal System (10 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: The application of new technology has the potential to make our justice system even fairer and more effective. Measures such as the adoption of the use of video technology in court by the Courts and Tribunals Service could aid speed and accessibility. Will the Minister tell me how the Government aim to encourage much-needed innovation in the justice and legal system?

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Hitchin and Harpenden (Bim Afolami), particularly as this is the first time he has spoken on a Friday. Let me echo the words of other Members and thank my hon. Friend the Member for Lewes (Maria Caulfield) for guiding this important Bill through the House. I also thank my right hon. Friend and constituency neighbour, now the Secretary...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger). I too add my congratulations to the hon. Member for Croydon North (Mr Reed) on introducing this Bill and on his tireless efforts to guide this important piece of legislation through the House. I was here last month, when this Bill was last discussed, but unfortunately I did not get an opportunity to...

Amesbury Incident (5 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: There will be a great temptation to engage in speculation following this latest incident. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the police must be given the space that they need to be able to fully investigate the facts and establish exactly what happened?

Business of the House (5 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: Last weekend, I attended an excellent EqualiTeas event organised by Bramhall and Woodford guides. I discovered that across my constituency hundreds of children are waiting to go into guides and scouts, but that a lack of volunteers is preventing them from doing so. Will my right hon. Friend join me, as a former beaver leader, in recognising the importance of the valuable work scouting and...

Universal Credit (5 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: When I visited Stockport jobcentre and met its work coaches, I found an enthusiastic group of people who are keen to make a difference to people’s lives. Will the Secretary of State join me in congratulating them and all jobcentre workers across the country who are so enthusiastic about transforming lives and making a difference?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: Popular Bramhall hairdressers Ed and Mike are visiting Parliament today. Like many other small businesses, it is because of their skills, expertise and hard work that they are successful. Will the Prime Minister join me in praising small businesses up and down the country for the work that they do, and does she agree that is by building a strong economy that we provide the best conditions for...

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: rose—

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: Will the Minister give way?

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton West (Chris Green) on securing the debate. The hon. Lady is entirely right to focus on pharma and on our trade links with Israel. I understand that in seven of the past 10 years the UK has had a trade surplus with Israel. Does she agree that we can build on that, and that it shows the strength of our trading relationship both now and for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment: People with Family Responsibilities (2 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: What steps the Government are taking to improve employment opportunities for people with family responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment: People with Family Responsibilities (2 Jul 2018)

Mary Robinson: Will my hon. Friend join me in welcoming the figures from the House of Commons Library showing that since 2010 the number of children living in workless households in Greater Manchester has fallen by 7.2%? Does he agree that that is in no small part thanks to the record number of jobs created by this Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Global Britain (26 Jun 2018)

Mary Robinson: Thank you, Mr Speaker; it most certainly is. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary will be aware that the Australia-United States free trade agreement was negotiated within 13 months. Can he outline what preparations his Department is making, so that when we leave the EU we can begin to negotiate speedy free trade arrangements with our Commonwealth counterparts? In the spirit of...

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Mary Robinson: Manchester airport employs thousands of people in my constituency, and it has 28 million passengers a year, with a capacity for between 50 million and 55 million. Obviously, it is doing a lot more than hub; it has global connections as well. Given the investment in northern powerhouse rail and in the north-western and northern economy, can my right hon. Friend assure me and my constituents...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: T-levels (25 Jun 2018)

Mary Robinson: What progress his Department has made on the introduction of T-levels.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: T-levels (25 Jun 2018)

Mary Robinson: Small businesses account for 60% of all private sector employment in the UK. What support will the Government put in place to encourage and enable small businesses to offer T-level work placements?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (25 Jun 2018)

Mary Robinson: Approximately 48,000 children are being home educated in England. In light of the Government’s consultation on home education, which ends next Monday, can the Minister clarify what steps his Department is taking to reassure home educators that their views will be fed into the Government’s consultation response?


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