Results 181–200 of 957 for speaker:Huw Merriman

Criminal Law (28 Jan 2020)

Huw Merriman: During the election period, when I was delivering leaflets, a young lady caught up with me and talked to me about her experience at the hands of somebody who had treated her absolutely heinously. She was with her friend, who was a constituent of my hon. Friend the Member for Hastings and Rye (Sally-Ann Hart), and it was her father who was the perpetrator. He was given a sentence of 18 years...

Flybe (14 Jan 2020)

Huw Merriman: Many airlines that face these types of difficulties would get more certainty and would be more able to get through them if they were allowed to continue to operate while in administration. Airlines in the States have done just that, and have returned and are now succeeding. Will the Government look into that type of reform when they press on with the insolvency review, which I hope will...

Exiting the European Union: European Court of Justice (9 Jan 2020)

Huw Merriman: Whether the UK will be required to comply with (a) EU law and (b) rulings of the European Court of Justice after the UK leaves the EU.

Exiting the European Union: European Court of Justice (9 Jan 2020)

Huw Merriman: On 30 January, I shall be holding a public meeting to explain the terms of the withdrawal agreement. When I held my last meeting relating to the previous withdrawal agreement, concern was raised about the European Court’s ability to determine issues that arise. Will my hon. Friend confirm that, under articles 167 to 181 of the new withdrawal agreement, while the Court can have matters...

Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: It is a pleasure, Mr Speaker, to see you in your Arsenal tie, and for two reasons: I have worn mine as well, but I am sorry the Leader of the Opposition has not worn his. Mr Speaker, before I go on to ask the Prime Minister a question, may I thank you not just for giving me a voice in this place but for giving representation to my family and those I grew up with in Buckingham whom you have...

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Q Emily, may I take you back to your suggestion that the definition be widened to include carers? I can absolutely see the logic of that, but is there not a danger? Currently, “personally connected” effectively means being or having been in a relationship or being a relative. If you extended that to carers, why would you not extend it to people who provide paid services to the home, for...

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Q Clearly, this is an area that you would think needs addressing. Did you consider whether there are other vehicles to address that point or is this neatly fitting?

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Thank you very much for the interesting evidence. Can I just come back to your point on people under 16 being victims? The Bill states:Q “Behaviour of a person (‘A’) towards another person (‘B’) is ‘domestic abuse’ if…A and B are each aged 16 or over”. Are you suggesting it should be the case that, in that scenario, B does not have to be aged 16 or over? Is that what you...

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Sorry—I beg your pardon.

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: I have probably missed it—if so, my apologies—but, from a legal perspective, what would you be wanting to occur as a result of that addition at paragraph 5?

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: So it is a similar concept to the discussion we were having about recognising the gender imbalance and that being on the face, but there was also a feeling that that could be covered by the statutory guidance that comes out. Could that not be a place for what you just described there with regard to children, in terms of the guidance, and knock on to the providers of the services?

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witness (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: You Q will be aware from listening to the Second Reading debate that there was discussion as to whether the definition should pay regard to the fact that women are much more likely to be victims or survivors of domestic abuse than men. I thought that was more a statement of fact, but I could see the argument that that would help to ensure that providers or funders would weight provision...

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Abuse Bill: Examination of Witness (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Q May I ask a supplementary question? You talk about the guidance; excuse my ignorance—I should perhaps have known this—but in your role how much input will you have in writing the guidance?

Health and Social Care: End-of-life Care (29 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Hospice in the Weald is building the UK’s first cottage hospice, and I viewed it on Friday. It allows family members to care for and stay with their loved ones until the end of their life, and it is absolutely fantastic. The cottage hospice is looking for a Minister to come and open it. I know that there is an election coming, but will a Minister from the winning Front Bench come and do...

Debate on the Address: The Climate Emergency (17 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: The next time a young person asks me how seriously Parliament takes climate change I will struggle to answer, given that this morning we ate into our time with a discussion on pornography, followed by a debate about whether we should have a debate on Saturday. When Parliament starts providing a proportion of its time that is commensurate with the importance of the issues out there in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment: Young People (7 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: What recent steps the Government have taken to help young people into employment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Employment: Young People (7 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Speaking of young people, they will welcome the decision to grant the living wage to people aged 21 to 25 at £10.50 an hour, but are the Government satisfied that there will not be any impact on young people and their job opportunities as a result of their being paid the same rate as those who have more experience in the workplace?

Domestic Abuse Bill (2 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: One of my frustrations with being in this place is that I am often harangued by constituents who tell me how appallingly behaved the House is, but when I give them examples of the House at its best, they have rarely seen them; they tend to watch only when the House is full and in a rather febrile mood. I very much hope my constituents have watched what has unfolded this afternoon. It is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Oct 2019)

Huw Merriman: Last year, I attempted to introduce legislation requiring banks to maintain or deliver a cashpoint, on a free-to-use, 24-hour basis, to every high street that supports 5,000 residents or more. I was inspired to do that when the tourist town of Battle lost its last cashpoint of that type. I am grateful that LINK has now seen the case for Battle’s cashpoint, but I am conscious that other high...


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