Results 101–120 of 11925 for speaker:Yvette Cooper

Home Department: Topical Questions (18 Sep 2023)

Yvette Cooper: On 7 March, the Home Secretary emailed Conservative supporters saying “today we’re changing our laws—and bringing the small boat crossings to an end.” Since then, 20,000 more people have arrived. She is not applying her own law, because it does not work. The use of asylum hotels is up, with no date to end their use, and foreign criminal returns are down. The independent chief...

Home Department: Topical Questions (18 Sep 2023)

Yvette Cooper: What the Home Secretary said is total waffle. She has no answer on the inspector because she is afraid of scrutiny. There was no answer on her failure, just invented garbage about Labour. The Home Office’s immigration director, asylum director, borders director and accommodation director are all going or gone because the only people she removes are the people she needs to do the job. There...

Security Update (11 Sep 2023)

Yvette Cooper: I thank the Deputy Prime Minister for his statement, and for advance sight of it. Maintaining national security in the face of threats to our values and our democracy is the first duty of any Government, in respect of which Labour stands ready always to work on a cross-party basis to keep our country safe. I pay tribute to all those in our intelligence and security services and police, and...

Prevent: Independent Review ( 7 Sep 2023)

Yvette Cooper: I thank the Home Secretary for her statement. I join the Government in paying tribute to the work of our security services, our counter-terrorism police, the myriad different agencies—local communities, councils and education bodies—that work on the Prevent programme, and all those who work so hard to keep us safe. Extremists try to divide us and to undermine our democratic values and our...

Illegal Migration Bill: Clause 1 - Introduction (11 Jul 2023)

Yvette Cooper: The Minister is being pressed on the nature of accommodation or detention that children and young people will be held in. The spirit behind the Minister’s intention matters. Therefore, will he tell us if is it true that he gave orders to the asylum reception centre to paint over children’s cartoons? If so, why? Nobody believes that Mickey Mouse cartoons encourage or deter boats from...

Home Department: Net Migration ( 3 Jul 2023)

Yvette Cooper: Will the Home Secretary wish the deputy chairman of the Conservative party, the hon. Member for Ashfield (Lee Anderson), a speedy recovery from the terrible bug that I understand has, this morning, prevented him from launching an entirely different Conservative immigration policy from the policy of the Conservative Home Secretary? Does she agree with him that social care visas should be...

Home Department: Net Migration ( 3 Jul 2023)

Yvette Cooper: The Home Secretary could not answer the question: does she support her own social care visas or not? She spent all weekend briefing that she agrees with her Back Benchers, but today she cannot even answer the basic question. Making up stuff about the Labour party will not help her when her party has been in power for 13 years and when work visas have doubled, exactly because the Government...

Home Department: Topical Questions ( 3 Jul 2023)

Yvette Cooper: The Home Secretary will be aware of the documentary last week on the relationship between Boris Johnson and others, and former KGB officer Alexander Lebedev, and about the meeting in an Italian villa, the ignoring of security advice on Lords appointments, and the decision not to sanction Alexander Lebedev. Given the importance of national security, will she tell the House whether she has any...

Migration and Economic Development Partnership (29 Jun 2023)

Yvette Cooper: Today’s judgment shows that the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary have no plan to fix the Tories’ small boats chaos. Their only policy, to send everyone to Rwanda, is now completely unravelling. Ministers have admitted that it will cost £169,000 to send each person to Rwanda—on top of the £140 million cheques that they have already written, with more costs to come —but now the...

Illegal Migration Bill: Economic Impact Assessment (27 Jun 2023)

Yvette Cooper: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on the publication of the impact assessment on the Illegal Migration Bill.

Illegal Migration Bill: Economic Impact Assessment (27 Jun 2023)

Yvette Cooper: I was going to ask if the Immigration Minister had seriously signed off this garbage of an impact assessment, which no self-respecting Minister could possibly think was serious, but actually the nonsense he has just said is even worse and even less coherent. This is not an impact assessment. According to the Government’s own guidance, it is supposed to include the “costs, benefits and...

Stop and Search (19 Jun 2023)

Yvette Cooper: Knife crime destroys lives, devastates families and creates fear and trauma in communities. Last year, too many young people lost their lives to knife crime—young people who had their whole lives ahead of them Knife crime is up nearly 70%, compared with just seven years ago. Knife-enabled rapes and knife-enabled threats to kill are at record highs, with some of the steepest increases in the...

Nottingham Incident (14 Jun 2023)

Yvette Cooper: I thank the Home Secretary for her statement and for advance sight of it. I join her and the whole House in expressing our deep sorrow and shock at this truly awful attack. The families of those who have been killed have expressed their tributes to their lost loved ones, and I join them in paying tribute to Barnaby Webber and Grace Kumar, two young, talented students who had hugely promising...

Public Order (12 Jun 2023)

Yvette Cooper: Can the Home Secretary confirm that slow walking is already against the law and that that is how the Metropolitan police and other police forces have already managed to stop a whole series of slow-walking incidences that have caused significant disruption for communities?

Public Order (12 Jun 2023)

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Public Order (12 Jun 2023)

Yvette Cooper: This is, at least, the Government’s fifth set of proposals on public order in the space of two years. They make the same claims about the latest set of proposals that they did about all the previous ones, and they keep coming back again and again, making all the same promises about what this piece of legislation will achieve as they did about the last one and the one before that. This is...

Public Order (12 Jun 2023)

Yvette Cooper: Clearly, it is important that the Home Secretary gives accurate information to Parliament, so will she clarify her answer to my right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Dame Diana Johnson), the Home Affairs Committee Chair, as to whether the police and the National Police Chiefs’ Council have requested the precise wording that she has put forward in these regulations? She...

Mental Health Treatment and Support ( 7 Jun 2023)

Yvette Cooper: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker, on Monday, the Home Secretary gave inaccurate information to Parliament when she said that “the asylum initial decision backlog is down by 17,000”.—[Official Report, 5 June 2023; Vol. 733, c. 557.] The asylum initial decision backlog is clearly defined by the Home Office. It is the total backlog of initial decisions before and after June of...

Illegal Migration ( 5 Jun 2023)

Yvette Cooper: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for your response. I thank the Home Secretary for her apology. The Prime Minister flew to Dover today to congratulate himself and to tell us that his plan is working, even though the asylum backlog he promised to clear is at a record high, decisions are down, caseworker numbers have dropped, hotel use is up, returns are still down, only 1% of last year’s small boat...

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