Results 41–60 of 18769 for speaker:Jim Shannon

Families in Temporary Accommodation (20 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the hon. Lady for rightly bringing forward this debate on families in temporary accommodation. People in my constituency face similar issues. Some sofa surf and some have been in temporary accommodation for years. Does she agree that there is a need for much more new build social housing, and that it can only go hand in hand with funding and planning in local authorities, which needs...

Ukraine (20 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I mentioned the necessity of helping civilians with humanitarian aid. If we help the civilians, we also encourage the soldiers at the front. Does the right hon. Gentleman believe we need to focus on that, too?

Ukraine (20 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Hear, hear to that, Mr Deputy Speaker. I am very pleased to speak in this debate and to add my support, and I thank all Members for their constructive contributions. With everything going on in the world, it can sometimes be easy to forget—even if we see it on the news—the ongoing devastation in Ukraine, because we are not there and we do not see it every day. I have to start by saluting...

Ukraine (20 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Does the right hon. Member not agree that if the battle in Ukraine is lost, then it will go to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and eventually the whole way back to us? The battle in Ukraine has to be won. It is not a matter of giving in; we have to win it.

Ukraine (20 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Minister for his positive attitude; we are very much encouraged by what he has said. It is important that Ukraine gets the military aid that it needs, but it is also important that the troops are rotated. I understand that that is one of the issues, because the troops who are on the frontline and under pressure all the time need a bit of respite. What discussions has the Minister...

Israel and Gaza (20 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Any loss of innocent life is truly horrific and is to be avoided if at all possible. The latest UN reports indicate that Hamas—who are murdering terrorists, as we all know—have inflated the statistics for deaths in their areas; they have been proven to be massively overstated. What steps can be taken to ensure that we are all working with independently verified information, not...

Defence: Defence Drone Strategy (20 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: The skills of Northern Ireland’s workforce are renowned across the world. Northern Ireland would very much like to be part of the UK defence drone strategy, so I ask the Minister this simple question: what is being been done to ensure that the skills of Northern Ireland’s workforce are used for the benefit of the whole United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes (20 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the last three years, broken down by (a) age and (b) gender.

Written Answers — Home Office: Harassment: Internet (20 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of arrests for online harassment in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Lavatories: Incontinence (20 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the number of male incontinence bins in public toilets.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Cryptocurrencies: Crime (17 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the number of convictions relating to cryptocurrency offences in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness (17 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of benefit claimants receiving over-payments on their mental health; and what steps his Department is taking to support claimants that need to re-pay over-payments.

Women’s State Pension Age: Ombudsman Report (16 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: It is a pleasure to speak today on behalf of the WASPI women. Every right hon. and hon. Member who has spoken in this debate has done so with a heartfelt desire on behalf of their constituents, and I wish to do the same. A lot has been said, but I want to offer a Northern Ireland perspective in the debate. It unites the voices of those in this Chamber when we speak on behalf of all our...

Women’s State Pension Age: Ombudsman Report (16 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the hon. Lady for that intervention. The occupational pension is another factor; it is incorporated in the plan that these people have made for their future. It is wonderful how you make a plan for the future and then the Government scupper it on you! All of a sudden, these ladies have found themselves in difficult circumstances, so I believe it is necessary to have a compensation...

Relationships, Sex and Health Education: Statutory Guidance (16 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I commend the Secretary of State for her statement and the wisdom she has shown. The Democratic Unionist party welcomes the guidance issued to let kids be kids and to prevent sexualised content from being taught to under-nines. Indeed, the Government’s rationale is similar to that which I gave in the Chamber when I asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland not to change the RSE...

Business of the House (16 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Leader of the House for this chance to ask an important question—all questions are important, and this one is on an important subject. This week, I would like us to turn our attention to Vietnam. I am troubled by the recent arrest and conviction of Christians belonging to the Montagnard minority ethnic group for their peaceful advocacy of freedom of religion or belief in...

Conflict in Sudan: El Fasher (16 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Minister very much for her answer. Will she outline what further steps the Government can take when the elderly, the ill, those who are ill-equipped, the disabled and civilians are taking to the streets in an attempt to stand against the paramilitaries and to protect their hospitals and vulnerable people who are without aid? It is not a question of if the city falls, but when, so...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Social Rented Housing: Northern Ireland (16 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had discussions with the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland on the provision of social housing.

Transport: Topical Questions (16 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Road safety organisations and driving instructors are concerned to ensure that young drivers have some experience of night driving. Does the Minister intend to ensure that night driving becomes part of the test?

Leaseholders and Freeholders (15 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I commend the right hon. Gentleman for rightly bringing this issue to the attention of the House. Does he agree that, although the Leasehold Advisory Service gives free advice for England and Wales—as it should—the advice is not granted in all situations, so when his constituents sought advice, in many cases they would be unsure about where they stood without costly legal advice, and that...


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