Results 121–140 of 18769 for speaker:Jim Shannon

Recognition of Western Sahara as Moroccan — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] ( 8 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I understand. I will leave the Minister to follow on there.

Recognition of Western Sahara as Moroccan — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] ( 8 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Ms Vaz. It is a privilege to speak in the debate, and I thank the hon. Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) for securing it. The importance of this topic cannot be overstated. I see others in the room who are advocates on human rights issues, and that is what I wish to speak about. I have been an advocate of human rights for...

Recognition of Western Sahara as Moroccan — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] ( 8 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I wholeheartedly agree with the hon. Gentleman and I will refer to some of what he said shortly. Idle hands, by their very nature, create problems. People need a focus, an economic opportunity and investment—and they need the human rights violations stopped. Over 80% of Sahrawi refugees are food-insecure, or at least face the risk of food insecurity—the issue the hon. Member for Leeds...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Silicosis: Registration ( 8 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will introduce a national register of people with silicosis.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Skin Diseases: Mental Health ( 8 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to support patients with inflammatory skin conditions to manage the impact of their condition on their mental health.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Operating Theatres: Fires ( 8 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department plans to update the National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures in relation to the potential risk surgical of fires.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Russia: Religious Freedom ( 8 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will take steps to help support Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia in the context of the detention and sentencing of several members of that community on charges related to their religious beliefs and activities.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mari Emmanuel ( 8 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether he has held recent discussions with his Australian counterpart on the recent stabbing of Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel during a church service in Wakeley, Australia.

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Crime ( 8 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of trends in the number of convictions for class (a) A and (b) B drug possession in the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Football Index ( 8 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had recent discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority on the potential lessons it has learnt from the collapse of Football Index.

Wales: 20 mph Speed Limit: Impact on Road Users ( 8 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: On this illogical decision to pursue a 20 mph limit, does the Minister agree that there is a lesson to be learned for a Government—in Wales or elsewhere—trying to pursue something that the general public quite clearly do not want at all?

Defence ( 7 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Does the hon. Gentleman share the concerns that some of us have about Trump’s comments? He has said that if he is the next president of the United States—he may not be—and if NATO members do not up their commitment to 3%, the United States will withdraw and reduce its own commitment. Is Trump a danger?

Defence ( 7 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Filton and Bradley Stoke (Jack Lopresti), and others who have spoken exceptionally well. The hon. Member for North Wiltshire (James Gray) has now left the Chamber, but many of us have had the opportunity to be involved in the armed forces parliamentary scheme, which he now chairs. I know the people who previously ran the scheme, which I did for...

Defence ( 7 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I very much welcome the Secretary of State’s commitment to defence and the extra money for the budget. I know that he is very committed to the defence sector in Northern Ireland, and we want to encourage that. The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee is doing an inquiry on defence procurement for Northern Ireland and is suggesting that there should be a regional hub, because that will...

Defence Personnel Data Breach ( 7 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement and for his positive response in trying to assure our personnel. We saw this type of data breach with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, where information on officers and staff leaked, and the stress was palpable. What steps are the Secretary of State and Government taking to ensure that staff feel safe and protected, and that there is...

War in Gaza ( 7 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: Israel has a right to defend its people, a right to have the 135 hostages released, and a right to destroy the four Hamas battalions still operating, whose goal is to murder everyone who is of Israeli or Jewish origin. Following the devastating breakdown of ceasefire talks, will the Minister outline how the Government can continue to work with Israel to see the hostages released and the end...

Water Safety Education ( 7 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I commend the hon. Gentleman for securing this debate on what, for me, is a critical issue. In my constituency, many young people and children in particular have died while swimming. In the figures that he referred to, 35 accidental child fatalities were reported. That is a classroom full of children. That gives us an idea of the magnitude of the issue. Does he agree that consideration should...

Illegal Immigration: Costs — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] ( 7 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: I know that the Minister and the Government have tried to work well with the French authorities to ensure that there is more activity to prevent people from crossing the channel. The Government have made a substantial amount of money available to the French authorities to ensure that they do their bit, but according to the papers and some of the correspondence that I have read, it seems that...

Illegal Immigration: Costs — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] ( 7 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: As is in order, and rightfully so, I thank the hon. Member for Morley and Outwood (Dame Andrea Jenkyns) for raising this issue today. I am very happy to be a co-sponsor of this debate, because we cannot ignore the issue of immigration. I will speak, as the hon. Lady has spoken, about the general issues, as well as giving a Northern Ireland perspective. The issue of immigration is of great...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Christianity ( 7 May 2024)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the safety of Christian (a) clergy and (b) communities (i) in Kachin, Myanmar and (ii) around the world.


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