Results 1–20 of 166 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Alex Norris

Insecure Work and the Gig Economy (20 Jun 2018)

Alex Norris: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley East (Stephanie Peacock) on securing the debate and on the powerful case that she made. Like me, she came to this place as a union activist and union member of staff. I refer colleagues to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. Let us be clear about this: insecure work, especially that which is low paid, is a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces: Personnel Levels (11 Jun 2018)

Alex Norris: What recent assessment he has made of trends in the size of the armed forces.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces: Personnel Levels (11 Jun 2018)

Alex Norris: Regarding Capita’s performance on the recruitment target, the Secretary of State was very clear when he said: “do you have to give them a red card at some point if they don’t deliver? Yes, you do”. Capita is not delivering, so when is it time for the red card?

Public Sector Pay Policy — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Alex Norris: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for making a powerful case on behalf of public servants. Does he share my frustration that we hear the Government talk in reverent terms about the need to tackle poverty, but almost in the next breath they talk about the need for continued pay restraint? There is no understanding of the connection between those two things.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (5 Jun 2018)

Alex Norris: Earlier this year, HMP Nottingham was issued with an urgent notification as it is fundamentally unsafe. Will Ministers tell me how many assaults on staff there have been at the prison since this notification was triggered?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (24 May 2018)

Alex Norris: This week we were expecting the tender document for the east midlands rail franchise. It has not been forthcoming. When can we expect it, and will it promote investment in the service, including improved services on evenings and weekends?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Co-operatives (23 May 2018)

Alex Norris: What steps her Department is taking to increase its support for the development of co-operatives throughout the world.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Co-operatives (23 May 2018)

Alex Norris: The co-operative model of ownership has distinct advantages for sustainable international development. Regrettably, in 2011 the Government cut the £5 million fund for co-operative development. Will the Secretary of State commit to investigating the desirability of reinstating that fund, and match the ambition of Opposition Members by ensuring that the Department is looking properly at...

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions (21 May 2018)

Alex Norris: The hon. Gentleman makes a very compelling case for voting against a money resolution, but does he understand that that is not an argument for not tabling a money resolution?

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions (21 May 2018)

Alex Norris: Let me start by congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Gorton (Afzal Khan), on securing this debate and on the vigour with which he pursues this esoteric yet important issue. At the moment, Mr Speaker, he and I share a standing engagement, Wednesday at 9.30 am, but it is not for tennis, as you might like, nor is it for five-a-side football or even for a nice brisk run as is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Death Penalty (15 May 2018)

Alex Norris: That specific detail is available in the report by the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and Reprieve that was referenced earlier. It says that British-funded institutions and trained-by-Britain organisations have indeed covered up this sort of behaviour. Can we have an assurance from the Dispatch Box that that report is being looked at and that a formal response will come to Members?

Business of the House (10 May 2018)

Alex Norris: Last night, Basford United completed an unforgettable league and cup double and secured yet another promotion. This is a well-run football club that makes a real impact on the pitch, but also off the pitch by sharing its facilities with the rest of our community. May we have a debate in Government time on the impact of non-league football?

Royal Assent: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions (10 May 2018)

Alex Norris: On Wednesday morning, we saw an absurd spectacle. We had a Committee full of hon. Members ready to take on this Bill at its next stage, following overwhelming support on Second Reading, but we were prevented from doing so. We were prevented by a Government who were not brave enough to make the case against it and not secure enough to divide on the matter, so, instead, they hid behind...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (10 May 2018)

Alex Norris: In March, a Populus poll of premier league fans showed that 72% supported the introduction of standing areas at football grounds. Why does the Minister believe that only a “vocal minority” want this to happen, and where did she get the figures for such an assertion?

Attorney General: Hate Crime (10 May 2018)

Alex Norris: Tonight, Nottingham Citizens, of which I am a patron, will launch its “Still No Place For Hate” report. It will highlight the fact that almost a third of people surveyed had experienced hate crime related to protected characteristics and that much of that had gone unreported. What assurances can the Attorney General give people in Nottingham that if they do report such crime, it...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill: Duty to review cooperation between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (8 May 2018)

Alex Norris: Before coming to this place, I served on my city council, where for a number of years I had responsibility for Nottingham’s efforts to tackle domestic abuse and to support survivors. I learned many things during that period, but one thing has particularly stuck with me ever since: when a survivor—usually a woman—makes the decision to leave their abuser, the state must be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (24 Apr 2018)

Alex Norris: Another week, another inquest into the death of a prisoner at HMP Nottingham. Three months on from the prison being declared fundamentally unsafe, what update can Ministers give us on the progress of the recovery plan and on the prison’s ongoing safety?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (19 Apr 2018)

Alex Norris: Every weekend, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children make their weekly pilgrimage to watch their football team. In the top two tiers of English football, they can only do so sitting down. This is unsafe, as it is not universally observed, and it is bad for the atmosphere. It is time to permit safe standing, as they do in Scotland and other parts of Europe. May we have a debate on...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Alex Norris: In 2011, this House was promised that the Government would “enshrine in law for the future the necessity of consulting Parliament on military action.” That would have completed a painful journey that started before the Iraq campaign. It took the threat of a wildcat Parliament in Church House to drag the Government to this place to set up a vote on that matter. It would have seen...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Alex Norris: I will not give way for the minute because I wish to make some progress. Of course, that would be exceptionally difficult, but we were sent here to tackle the exceptionally difficult. In 2013, Parliament debated military action—that has been played out many times over the past few hours—and MPs were given the opportunity to have their say, for better or for worse, to cast their...


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