Results 1–20 of 81 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Martin Whitfield

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: International treaties and agreements (13 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: Does my hon. Friend agree that the other parties to these treaties may not quite have the incentive to be as quick as we might need them to be?

Male Suicide — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: On that very point about deprivation in what is a very passionate speech, does my hon. Friend agree that such areas show clustering following a suicide? Conversation among all men is doubly important at that stage, to reduce stress in the area.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Civil Nuclear Police Authority (State Pension Age) (12 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: What assessment he has made of the potential merits of serving officers in the Civil Nuclear Police Authority being exempted from the planned increase in the state pension age for public servants in April 2019.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Civil Nuclear Police Authority (State Pension Age) (12 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: Stuart, a firearms officer in the Civil Nuclear Constabulary who works in Torness in my constituency, asks, like many such officers, why he is any different from the police who protect us from terrorists on the street when he is protecting a cornerstone of our power industry.

Oman, Uae and Iran (11 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: I welcome the statement. Does the Secretary of State feel that journalists in the middle east and their families can sleep safer following his visit?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union (6 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: That clearly must be the case. There is an expectation on us to explain how the pounds, shillings and pence are spent, rather than just say, “Oh, it was just nodded through,” and when asked how much it cost, say “I have no idea.” That is unacceptable to those who send us here, and rightly so, because it is their taxes that pay for this; it is their work, their...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union (6 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: I want to speak in support of the new clause. I have listened to several hon. Members compare the purchase of houses and cars with Brexit. I have also heard Members point to the necessity of knowing exactly what we are buying. With such a large transaction looming, a simple figure is the least one should expect. Beyond that, however, I think it perfectly reasonable to ask how the figure was...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union (6 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: As well as upset Members in this House, does the hon. Lady not envisage thousands of upset people outside this place—namely, our constituents?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union (6 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the net benefits has been peace and prosperity across Europe?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Industrial Strategy (6 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: At the last Scottish questions, the Secretary of State said that he had shared analysis with the Scottish Government. This morning we discovered that there is no impact assessment, so what analysis was shared with the Scottish Government?

World AIDS Day 2017 (5 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) on securing this debate. Members will be aware of the importance of the global fund, and I want to pay tribute to the important work the fund does in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV. It is clear today that without a supply of new medical...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: Does the Minister envisage requesting the legislative consent motions before explaining what amendments the Government are going to make to the Bill?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: Does not the hon. Gentleman agree that these powers have already been devolved? We are talking about powers coming back that have already been devolved, rather than something fresh and new.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Martin Whitfield: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that one of the functions or strategists that can deal with this matter is the Joint Ministerial Committee?


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