Results 1–20 of 254 for speaker:Emma Little Pengelly in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: We have heard a couple of references to back-street abortions. Does my hon. Friend agree there is no evidence of any back-street abortion activity—never mind an increase—in Northern Ireland? There are issues, and we have indicated that we will deal with those issues compassionately, but back-street abortion is not an issue in Northern Ireland, as far as we are aware.

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: Does not the hon. Lady recognise that her statement is in fact inaccurate? There is access to abortion in Northern Ireland, but on more restricted grounds, such as for the health of the mother. She is therefore not being accurate when she says that there is no access to termination.

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: What has been missed here today is that criminal justice is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly has full power to repeal this in due course, if that is the decision of the Northern Ireland Assembly, in line with the new regulations. The Offences Against the Person Act does not act as a barrier. This can be done by the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: Does my right hon. Friend agree that although there are deeply sensitive issues we must consider in Northern Ireland, such as life-limiting conditions also referred to as fatal foetal abnormality, this proposal would impose on the people of Northern Ireland one of the most liberal abortion regimes anywhere in the world: abortion on demand up to 24 weeks in the absence—this is a...

Sale of Puppies — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (21 May 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: The Minister might be aware that we increased the sentencing powers for judges two to three years ago in Northern Ireland. Will he undertake to examine the roll-out and the effectiveness of that change in Northern Ireland and so consider whether he should increase sentences across the UK?

Historic Allegations against Veterans (15 May 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: Is the Minister aware that the issue emerged in parallel with and subsequent to the Stormont House agreement through a decision by the chief constable to refer all state-related deaths to the case load of PSNI’s legacy unit, ergo it will go into the historical investigations unit? This is a new and emerging issue since the discussions on the Stormont House agreement.

Historic Allegations against Veterans (15 May 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: Does my hon. Friend agree that, if the country and Parliament put our young men and women in an incredibly dangerous position and, as part of their operational duties, they must make very difficult operational decisions, sometimes with tragic outcomes, it is appalling that they should then be subject to the full rigour of the criminal law, instead of the events being looked at in the light of...

Exiting the European Union: Internal UK Trade (3 May 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: What steps his Department is taking during negotiations on the UK leaving the EU to maintain the integrity of the UK.

Exiting the European Union: Internal UK Trade (3 May 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: It is essential to the integrity of the United Kingdom that there are no barriers to internal UK trade, including between Northern Ireland and our biggest market, Great Britain. Can the Minister confirm that, for this Government, this is an absolute red line in all of the negotiations?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (3 May 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: Currently, less than 1% of our non-EU exports and imports are manually checked. That means that over 99% are processed with technological and electronic solutions. Does the Secretary of State agree that this is the way forward post Brexit, despite the cynicism of some, including about the Irish border?

Victims of Terrorism (Pensions and Other Support) (2 May 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about support for victims who have been severely injured or bereaved as a result of acts of terrorism by an unconnected person or organisation in the United Kingdom; to establish a review of pension support for such victims; to require that review to make proposals for additional support taking account of the effects on...

Surgical Mesh (19 Apr 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: Let me begin by adding my voice to those of other Members in congratulating the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy) on securing and introducing a debate on this important issue. I agree with much of what has been said by Members on both sides of the House. It is good to hear such similar views expressed about the need to think about what action should be taken to...

Northern Ireland Assembly Members (Pay) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: I absolutely agree with what the Secretary of State has said about constituency staff. They work incredibly hard, and they are in their present position through no fault of their own, so I welcome that decision. I ask her to recognise, however, that there are also very hard-working constituency MLAs, many of whom—including those in my party—want to get back to work but cannot...

Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: I shall speak briefly about this short and reasonably technical Bill. I will first touch on rates and the power being given to the Secretary of State to look at the issue. She has previously announced her intentions regarding these matters. I emphasise in the strongest possible terms that I and my colleagues in the Democratic Unionist party firmly believe that the best place for these matters...

Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. I absolutely agree. Language was used to the effect that the money had turned to ash. We have to be aware that many people do not get the detail of some of these schemes. They are not privy to the information that those who are delivering a scheme or have examined it may be privy to. The language used gave the clear impression to people—this...

Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: The Economy (21 Mar 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: Despite the ongoing political situation, Northern Ireland has had a very positive business environment this year, particularly in relation to foreign direct investment. Will the Minister consider establishing a formal and regular business forum to include Invest NI, and organisations and local businesses in Northern Ireland, to ensure that they can maximise opportunities that arise from the...

Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill (20 Mar 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: Does my hon. Friend agree that we have a number of excellent ambassadors for golf in Northern Ireland? They include our very own Rory McIlroy—congratulations to him. With him back on form, as demonstrated at the weekend, and winning across the world, this is the perfect time to maximise golf tourism in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill (20 Mar 2018)

Emma Little Pengelly: It is a pleasure to follow the excellent speeches that we have heard throughout the House today, especially those by my right hon. Friends the Members for Belfast North (Nigel Dodds) and for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson). They have very strongly set out all the key issues involved in the current situation in Northern Ireland, and I will heed their advice. It is not often in scrutiny of such a...


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