Results 1–20 of 196 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'

EU Exit Negotiations (17 Oct 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement. I particularly welcome the references to Northern Ireland and the related progress that has been made. Sadly, thus far, too much of the focus by too many has been on the obstacles to be overcome in relation to a hard border. Does the Secretary of State agree that the best approach is to get the best possible trading relationship with the...

Finance Bill: Trading profits taxable at the Northern Ireland rate (11 Oct 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: I want to raise one additional point. My hon. Friend the Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson) has set out very well a number of our concerns about the proposed new clause. We have looked at this issue in the Northern Ireland Assembly, and I had the privilege of being the Chairperson of the Finance Committee when we considered the detail of it. We listened to concerns from small business and...

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Baby Loss Awareness Week (10 Oct 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: I am grateful for the opportunity to take part in this important debate, which allows us to play our part in Baby Loss Awareness Week. In terms of how we talk about it day to day, pregnancy and childbirth are for many people times of joy and celebration: a new addition to the family, a celebration of new life, the hopes and dreams—and laughter and tears—that a new baby can bring...

Race Disparity Audit (10 Oct 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: I thank the First Secretary of State for his statement. For some considerable time, black and white British boys in receipt of free school meals have had some of the lowest levels of educational achievement across the United Kingdom, and that is also the case in Northern Ireland. I welcome this initiative, but the data will be of value only if the analysis is mainstreamed into policy making...

Princess Royal Hospital Telford: Bereavement Leave: Loss of a Child (12 Sep 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: I am sure my hon. Friend agrees that very often it is the parents of these children, who have suffered the most loss, who do incredible work in raising funds for the likes of children’s hospices right across the United Kingdom. I take this opportunity to pay tribute to them. The death of a child is always tragic and sometimes unexpected. I know that we all, through our constituency...

BBC Transparency — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (7 Sep 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: Many people have contacted my hon. Friend and me with concerns about so-called news programmes. The issue is that programmes often now straddle news and entertainment. Many members of the public have contacted me with the concern that a narrative and agenda is set, and then programmes set about getting participants who support that narrative, which is emphasised with key messages throughout...

International Trade: Topical Questions (6 Jul 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: Secretary of State, you will be aware that there are not only particular opportunities, but some challenges for each of the devolved regions across the UK in the next few years. Can you outline what plans and intentions you have to fully integrate the interests of the devolved regions within your strategy? Will you commit to an early meeting with delegations from the devolved regions to...

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill: Criminal Law (Northern Ireland) (5 Jul 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: Everybody across this House, and from all parties, can acknowledge the very significant progress that there has been in Northern Ireland over the course of the past 30 years, and that has been incredibly welcome. However, my hon. Friends and I—and, I am sure, others who have gone to Northern Ireland and seen the situation—believe that for too many communities that progress has not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Power Sharing (28 Jun 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: The Secretary of State will be aware that the armed forces covenant has been the subject of talks in Northern Ireland because of the lack of full implementation. Does he agree that the party blocking that implementation talks a lot about rights and respect? It needs to do the right thing and stop being a barrier to the support that the veterans in Northern Ireland need.

Debate on the Address: Education and Local Services (27 Jun 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: First, may I express my gratitude to you, Mr Speaker, for calling me to give my maiden speech during this important debate? It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy). I feel so truly honoured and humbled to stand in this great Chamber—the mother of all parliaments—to represent my beautiful constituency as a Unionist Member for Belfast South. From the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Public Inquiry on the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (24 Jan 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: I thank the Minister for his statement. In one sense, it is a little unusual, in that it is not clearly within the Finance brief, but is an operation of the ministerial powers in relation to this. I very much welcome that. The DUP has, for some time, made it clear that we want an independent and robust inquiry capable of getting to the truth, regardless of what form that inquiry takes....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Small Capital Grants Scheme (24 Jan 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: Minister, you will be aware of the very good work that many thousands of small community organisations do across Northern Ireland. I know that you have been very supportive of those and have been out to see many of them. Those organisations have a significant number of volunteers, and they apply for small grants, for example. I am aware that your Department has a small capital grants...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Small Capital Grants Scheme (24 Jan 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: T6. Mrs Little Pengelly asked the Minister for Communities whether there is any intention to have a further release of successful applicants from the small capital grants scheme this week. (AQT 691/16-21)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Small Capital Grants Scheme (24 Jan 2017)

Emma Little Pengelly: I thank the Minister for that response. He will be aware of some very good organisations, not least in my constituency, such as the Annadale and Haywood association and the Ballynafeigh community organisation. Across South Belfast, we have many great organisations. Some of those organisations applied to your Department's capital grant scheme, but, unfortunately, some were not able to do...


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