Results 1–20 of 537 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Simon Hoare

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval: Anti-Semitism (17 Apr 2018)

Simon Hoare: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way. I assure him that the House will have recognised the honest sincerity with which he is addressing the issue and will have taken the tone of his remarks to heart. However, in this game of politics that we sometimes play, he will know that actions speak louder than words, and Mr Livingstone remains a member of the hon. Gentleman’s party....

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Simon Hoare: Will my right hon. Friend confirm my understanding that the targets that we and our allies had in our sights were eminently manoeuvrable and that therefore the element of surprise in the attack was clearly required to maximise the opportunity for their destruction?

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Simon Hoare: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Simon Hoare: I hope it is a point of order, Mr Speaker. Could you please advise that if a statute law is passed by this place, it then becomes judicially reviewable by the courts, which was the point—

Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Simon Hoare: Does my right hon. Friend share my hope that the events of Saturday and subsequently have sent a clear message to Mr Putin and, indeed, to President Assad that the so-called protective arm that Putin believes he has put around the shoulders of Assad and Syria, effectively making them inviolate and untouchable, is not true? When small children gurgle their last soaked in chlorine and when our...

Windrush Children (Immigration Status) (16 Apr 2018)

Simon Hoare: I welcome what my right hon. Friend has said, but urge her to consider whether, if applicants who ultimately prove successful have already incurred legal fees in trying to make their case, those fees could be compensated.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (28 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: Perhaps an apt question for Spy Wednesday is: what more can be done to ensure cyber-security across our public sector?

EU Referendum: Electoral Law (27 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: During the referendum campaign the Government were in favour of us remaining in the European Union—a position that I shared—and the Conservative party took a corporate stance to be neutral in that campaign. As the leave campaign and the remain campaign have ceased to exist as legal entities, does the right hon. Gentleman accept that any allegations made against either campaigning...

European Council (26 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: May I put on record my thanks to the NHS staff who cared for my constituent Nick Bailey so well? The whole community of Alderholt, the village where he lives, is very grateful for that, and pleased with the progress that he is making. My right hon. Friend clearly attended a very busy Council. During the conversations on the margins, was she able to raise with other European leaders the rather...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payments: Disability Assessment (26 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: I welcome the Department using a collaborative approach with stakeholders and healthcare professionals to ensure that reassessments for severe conditions are as simple as possible. Will my hon. Friend continue to work with those stakeholders, who are often experts in their field, to improve the assessment process, particularly for conditions such as MS?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (22 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: The merits of rural tourism are well understood by the Minister. May I also urge him to join up the dots and use the opportunities to promote rural tourism, and to offer those who visit rural areas a better understanding of food, agriculture and food production?

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: We should all be thanking God today that it is my right hon. Friend in her place and not the so-called alternative. I am not expecting my right hon. Friend to comment on the detail, but this morning residents in Hyde road in Gillingham in my constituency saw the Metropolitan police and the Army in place, the street in lockdown, and vehicles and items linked to the Salisbury incident removed....

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: Talking of artificial intelligence!

Uk Relations: Saudi Arabia: Blagging: Leveson Inquiry (7 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: Can my right hon. Friend confirm that if the allegations published are true, they would be criminal acts and could be prosecuted today, without any recourse to either Leveson 2 or indeed any other inquiry? If there is a concern about access to funds, might Mr Mosley and his supporters fund such an action?

Uk Relations: Saudi Arabia (7 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: I refer to my entry in the register. I know it will embarrass my right hon. Friend, but can I invite him to comment or reflect upon this? Relations between countries will often depend on the quality and diligence of our diplomatic ambassadors overseas. We are very lucky to have a first-class ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He has converted to Islam and undertaken the Hajj, and I have seen at...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 7 March.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: Representing a south-west constituency, may I align my remarks with those of my right hon. Friend? The incident in Salisbury has clearly caused great concern across the south-west and, of course, the country. North Dorset’s councils and I share the Prime Minister’s commitment to delivering new housing, such as the 1,800 new homes proposed for Gillingham in my constituency. We...

International Court of Justice: Future of ATMs (1 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: I agree with my hon. Friend about the overprovision of ATMs in a city centre environment, but I just want to make sure that he is alert to the fact that ATM providers—the Cardtronics of this world—often use the moneys they secure from such machines to subsidise rural provision. In effect, they are cross-accounting. The opportunity to use that cross-subsidy spare fund will, in...

International Court of Justice: Future of ATMs (1 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: I am delighted to rise to speak to an issue that I am tempted to say affects all constituencies throughout the country: the future of automated teller machines and their provision to our constituents. By way of introduction, I should say that this debate was triggered by LINK—the body that co-ordinates most of the ATM network and sets the rules for ATM providers —which has...

International Court of Justice: Future of ATMs (1 Mar 2018)

Simon Hoare: It is not only odd; it is both perverse and totally contrary to the expectations of the regulator and the duties that LINK ascribes to itself. I will come in a moment to the role of the Government, particularly the Treasury, in this issue. There is a real danger of constituents being caught in a pincer movement between competing business and commercial interests. There are duties or...

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