Results 81–100 of 286 for speaker:Vicky Ford

Leaving the EU: No-deal Alternatives — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: I had not intended to speak in this debate. The Prime Minister has set out her intention to have a smooth, orderly Brexit, delivering stability on security and maintaining trade. That is key for many jobs in the UK, but it is challenging to deliver. In my constituency of Chelmsford, people voted 50:50—almost exactly—and I have always said that we need to try to find an outcome to...

Leaving the EU: No-deal Alternatives — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: I recall listening to the wonderful BBC’s “Today” programme on the eve of the referendum and the leading Brexiteer Daniel Hannan MEP describing the EEA as an economic free trade area that stretched from Iceland to Turkey, and how possible it would be for the UK to consider staying part of that even if Britain voted leave. Does my hon. Friend recall that type of message?

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords] (20 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: Issues relating to sanctions and anti-money laundering have been dealt with under EU law for many decades. It is absolutely right that we in Britain should treat these matters extremely seriously and make sure that the UK has in its toolbox all the tools that it needs to take action. The UK has taken the lead in the past. Many of my colleagues in the House have reminded us of their experience...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkey: Human Rights (20 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: What recent discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the arrests of human rights defenders in that country.

European Free Trade Association — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (7 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: The free movement issue is very sensitive. In the EFTA relationship, Liechtenstein has a cap on the total number of EU citizens it allows in each year. It is a much smaller country, but the principle is there.

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

Vicky Ford: Intimidation on social media is a growing issue for many people across the country, especially for women standing for election, as yesterday highlighted. Can my right hon. Friend update us on the progress that is being made and does she agree that we should take no lessons from a party whose shadow Chancellor has called for violence against women on this side of the House?

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Local Growth Deals: Northern Ireland (7 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on city deals in Northern Ireland.

Space Industry Bill [Lords]: Publication of regulations (6 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: In Committee, I heard the hon. Lady press the case for an unlimited liability cap. I also heard the Minister give an extraordinarily good and detailed explanation of the work that needed to go into the detailed preparation for such a cap. That is why it was decided in Committee not to put this measure in the Bill, by a vast majority, with cross-party support. It is not that we do not...

Women’S Suffrage Centenary (6 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: That is not true.

Women’S Suffrage Centenary (6 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: Chelmsford was the birthplace of Anne Knight, who wrote the first ever pamphlet on women’s suffrage. I wonder what she would think of how easy it is today to publish our views online. I think that she would congratulate everyone who has spoken today about the need to be more careful about what we say on social media and online. I am incredibly proud to be here after 100 years of women...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (6 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: This is a very proud day to be a woman in this House. In mid and south Essex there are plans for a hyper-acute stroke unit at Basildon Hospital. Will the Secretary of State or one of the Ministers confirm that that will be an improvement of services for my constituents in Chelmsford, and not a downgrade?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Unemployment Rates: Europe (5 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: What recent comparative assessment she has made of rates of unemployment in the UK and other European countries.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Unemployment Rates: Europe (5 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: Unemployment in my constituency of Chelmsford is now less than 1.5%, and those who are able to work are finding jobs, but will the Secretary of State reassure my constituents who need our financial support that they will continue to be supported when universal credit is rolled out later this year?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (5 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: I am a mathematician and a mother, so I am concerned that the head of the UK Statistics Authority had to write to a shadow Minister to point out that statements that they made were not based on real sources or real statistics. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the shadow Minister should apologise?

Exiting the European Union: International Business Community (1 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: The services sector is of course the largest part of the British economy, and while the single market in services may not be complete, it is the deepest market in services anywhere on the globe. Will the Minister confirm that it is our intention that the full services sector will be included in our deep and special partnership?

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: I listened to what the hon. Gentleman said earlier about the sector-by-sector reports and I think I heard him say that he had told other colleagues not to bother to go and read them. My understanding is that we need a trade deal that works for all sectors of the economy and especially for areas such as food, agriculture and farming. My memory of those sector-by-sector reports is that that is...

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank the Minister for giving way and for saying that the information will be made available to all Members in a confidential room. I remember making that suggestion when speaking about the sector-by-sector reports, which I have been to see and some of which are extremely useful. How many Members of this House have actually been to see them? I believe that the figure is probably fewer than...

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

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Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank the shadow Secretary of State for giving way. I agree with him on the important work of the civil service. Many real stakeholders, including the digital industry, the banking industry and the legal services industry, have come to me this week to say what a good job our civil service is doing in preparing for the Brexit negotiations. My understanding of this paper is that it suggests...


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