Results 21–40 of 7635 for speaker:Sammy Wilson

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: I will move on because Madam Deputy Speaker is catching my eye.

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: I will not, because I just want to make two more points. First, the Minister has said, “It can be done quickly through the Parliament in Scotland.” The Scottish Parliament cannot start the process until the law has gone through here. I think I can say this, although some SNP Members might not be able to: the situation in Scotland at the moment does not look good for getting legislation...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (Instructions) (29 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: That has been the Minister’s position throughout the discussions we had earlier. I am still arguing for including Scotland, on the basis of consistency, fairness, speed and the political signal we should be sending to people in Scotland. No SNP Member will make this point, but I will. We have already heard in this debate that this is more of a political decision. The Scottish National party...

Health and Disability Reform (29 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: The Minister is right: economic inactivity rates have soared because of ill health, and where possible we want those people to get back into work. It is for their own good. It is also for the good of the hard-working taxpayers to have those costs minimised. However, given that these proposals come at the tail end of a Government, who have just weeks or months to go, I doubt very much that the...

Checks on Goods Entering UK (29 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: The border operating model will not apply on trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain; those trade routes are exempt. However, given the record of dodgy products being manufactured in the Irish Republic and brought through Northern Ireland to GB, can the Minister give an assurance that, should that route be used either by Republic of Ireland producers or other EU producers, he will...

Written Answers — Home Office: Policing Productivity Review: Shoplifting (25 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of the Policing Productivity review on levels of theft from shops.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Crimes of Violence (25 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of section 156 (2) of the Police, Crime Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 on levels of attacks on workers undertaking public-facing roles.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 1 - Introduction (22 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: Throughout the proceedings on this Bill, my party both here and in the other place has by and large given support to the Government, even though at times we have been sceptical and concerned about the effectiveness of some of the measures. However, I have to say that we draw the line when it comes to Lords amendment 10F, on the protection of people who have served with our armed forces in...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (17 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: Would the hon. Gentleman accept that the policy has not only failed to bring in the revenue that the Government intended, but led to a number of people committing suicide because of the pressure put on them by HMRC?

Finance (No. 2) Bill (17 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: While the changes in the child benefit allowances are important, especially helping parents who want to get into work and have their children looked after, does the Minister accept that one of the biggest impacts of the Budget on people who are working is the way in which they are being dragged into higher tax rates because thresholds have not been raised? That is having a huge disincentive...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (17 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: The Minister is quite right to point out the dangers of Labour being in charge of finances and the impact that that is likely to have on tax, but does he have the humility to accept that tax is higher under this Government than it has been for decades?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 1 - Introduction (17 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: It is one thing to hear the Minister give the assurances he has given today, but the fact remains that we have been out of Afghanistan for some time now. There is considerable evidence that those who helped us, and put themselves in danger as a result, have not been able to get easy access to the United Kingdom and get immigration status. The Government have not dealt with the issue in the...

Tobacco and Vapes Bill (16 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: Does the hon. Member accept that that difficulty puts the onus on the retailer, who is meant to distinguish between a 45-year-old and a 46-year-old, and if they do not do that or they do so incorrectly, they could find themselves faced with a fine? Is that fair?

Cass Review (15 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: Given the vile campaigns directed towards anyone who disagrees with the transgender lobby, we should congratulate Dr Cass and her team on having the courage to write their report, and the Secretary of State on her robust defence of it. In the light of the report, and given that it seems that the transgender lobby has infiltrated the NHS in England, what steps is she taking to purge that lobby...

Iran-Israel Update (15 Apr 2024)

Sammy Wilson: I pass on my party’s condolences to you, Mr Speaker, on the loss of your dad. The UK should neither dictate to Israel nor demand restrictions on how it retaliates against the Iranian regime, which has shown that it is prepared to take action to back up its threats to wipe out Israel. The political and military support that we have given is very important. Can the Prime Minister tell us what...

Points of Order (26 Mar 2024)

Sammy Wilson: rose—

Points of Order (26 Mar 2024)

Sammy Wilson: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. Last Thursday, the Minister of State for Northern Ireland, the right hon. Member for Wycombe (Mr Baker), made a statement announcing the laying of regulations for the implementation of the Windsor framework, which he stated was part of the Government’s commitment to safeguard the Union—although I think the two things are contradictory, given that...

Points of Order (26 Mar 2024)

Sammy Wilson: indicated assent.

Israel and Gaza (26 Mar 2024)

Sammy Wilson: No matter which way we look at it, the Government’s backing of the one-sided UN resolution yesterday represents an abject surrender to the demands of the Hamas propaganda machine and the cynical use of the Palestinian population as human shields. Can the Minister explain to us how such a resolution, which gives hope to the terrorists, will ever lead to the release of the hostages and ensure...

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill (20 Mar 2024)

Sammy Wilson: First, I welcome this piece of legislation and thank the current Minister, the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake); the former Minister, the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Scully); and the right hon. Member for North Durham (Mr Jones), who guided me through some of the issues when I first became involved in this matter. It has been a long battle, but the job of...


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