Results 1–20 of 325 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Wera Hobhouse

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (19 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: What comparison has the Minister made of the cost of preventing children and young people’s mental health issues by tackling adverse childhood experience in the first few years of life, rather than letting them develop into much costlier issues for school-age children?

Medicinal Cannabis: Upskirting (18 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make a statement on the Government plan to legislate on making upskirting a specific sexual offence.

Medicinal Cannabis: Upskirting (18 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: I thank the Minister for her response and for the fantastic teamwork on this issue so far. Does she share my appreciation of the Prime Minister saying on “The Andrew Marr Show” yesterday that the practice of upskirting is “invasive”, “degrading” and “offensive”, and that she will take the Bill that was blocked and put it through in Government...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Glenrothes (Peter Grant). I congratulate the hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) on securing this debate and giving us the chance to reflect on the enormous contribution of the Windrush generation. I also want to pay tribute to my colleague in the other place, Baroness Benjamin. She is a member of the Windrush generation who...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: The point I am making is that people always talk in the abstract about curbing immigration, but as soon as they talk about individuals, they very quickly change their attitude. During the many discussions I have had and still have about the benefits or otherwise of leaving the EU—I thank the right hon. Gentleman for raising that subject—people only ever talk about the need to curb...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: I have nearly finished my speech. I call for the “hostile environment” created by the Government, which led to the Windrush scandal, to come to an end. By officially recognising 22 June as a national Windrush day, we can give people from all backgrounds a reason to celebrate their unique identities, histories and rightful home in UK.

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. It is easy to say that this country has abolished slavery, but we do live in a country with modern slavery. It is important to keep that in mind.

Galileo Programme (14 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Can the Minister confirm that the possible threat to the Galileo project and the future of the British space industry was fully considered during the EU referendum debate?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (14 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Most British manufacturing businesses, including businesses in my own constituency in Bath, are part of complex European supply chains. Why does the Minister think that leaving the customs union and the single market—she does not need to repeat that it is the will of the British people—is good for British manufacturers?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that it would be extremely irresponsible of any Government to exclude options that could ultimately lead us away from long-term economic decline?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: In the Exiting the European Union Committee, we heard that absolutely the opposite was also the case: that not retaining the charter would create a great many legal uncertainties. The position remains that if we are taking EU law into our law, the underpinning of that EU law—the charter—should be part of that as well.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Will the hon. Lady give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Leaving the EU: Parliamentary Vote — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (11 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Does the Minister not agree that it is in the best interests of the whole country that we come together behind a decision that most people see as a good way forward that will lead to a good future? Does not her insistence on the result of this one Brexit referendum hide all our difficulties as a country? Is not the best way forward for us all to go to the people again and to clarify and...

Leaving the EU: Parliamentary Vote — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (11 Jun 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: Will the Minister give way?


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