Results 661–680 of 684 for speaker:Alicia Kearns

Deportation Flight to Jamaica (10 Feb 2020)

Alicia Kearns: I thank the Minister for confirming that all those set to be deported are not British nationals. Does he agree that it is right that we can deprive foreign offenders of British citizenship when they harm and endanger our communities? Drug offences are not some unconscionable crime, they are serious —look at the scourge of county lines. Can he confirm that the majority of foreign offenders...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Small and Medium-sized Food Producers ( 6 Feb 2020)

Alicia Kearns: What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on supporting small and medium-sized food producer businesses.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Small and Medium-sized Food Producers ( 6 Feb 2020)

Alicia Kearns: What discussions has the Minister had with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to ensure that local British foods, which are some of the finest in the world, continue to benefit from a fair, competitive and transparent food supply chain post-Brexit?

Local Government Finance ( 5 Feb 2020)

Alicia Kearns: I am confused on that exact point. The new funding formula has not been published, yet the Labour Front-Bench team claim to know exactly what it is going to be. They also claim that the shires are going to benefit, yet Leicestershire and Rutland are the worst funded in the country, so the idea that the shires will do best out of this is most inaccurate. Does my right hon. Friend agree?

Prime Minister: Engagements ( 5 Feb 2020)

Alicia Kearns: The Prime Minister has rightly put keeping our country safe and the NHS at the heart of the Government’s plans. Will he support my campaign for two new GP surgeries in my beautiful market towns of Oakham and Melton, and can I remind him that he is always welcome if he is in search of a pork pie, Rutland Bitter or stilton?

Streatham Incident ( 3 Feb 2020)

Alicia Kearns: Radicalisation does not end at the end of a prison sentence, so will the Lord Chancellor commit to working for better co-operation between MAPPA and Prevent co-ordinators, because that will help to minimise the risk of convicted terrorists to all our communities?

Middle East Peace Plan (30 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: Can the Minister confirm that the UK will continue to call for an end to all actions and hostilities that undermine the viability of a two-state solution? Specifically, will he look to invest in track 2 negotiations, which is where the UK’s expertise could genuinely make a meaningful difference to securing peace in the region?

Bovine TB: Compensation (29 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: As the Minister just mentioned, this is not just about compensation but about testing. Any cow—or any bovid, such as the bison in Nether Broughton in my constituency—that is diagnosed with bovine TB comes at a huge economic cost to the farmer, so we must get the test right. Does he agree that it is a good thing that farmers in my constituency are partnering with the University of...

Policing and Crime (29 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: Protecting our communities is absolutely vital, and I for one welcome the £14.1 million announced last week for Leicestershire police, as well as the 89 police officers that are planned to come to our force. This will benefit and support our communities. I also welcome the raft of measures that have been brought in since 2010 to support victims of crime. Having worked in the victims team at...

5G Network and Huawei (27 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: The first and foremost job of Governments is to keep their people safe. Can my hon. Friend assure me that this Government will always prioritise national security? Has he noted that China allows no foreign involvement in its critical national infrastructure, and does he agree that that should at least give us pause for thought?

Assisted Dying Law — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (23 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: My father was a brave and strong man who built double-decker buses all his life. I lost him when I was 18 and I remember from my youngest years that his gravest fear was being trapped in his strong body and not being able to communicate. The father of one of my best friends in the world was the first person to be diagnosed with locked-in syndrome. It is about choice and being able to have...

Assisted Dying Law — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (23 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: To discuss matters of life and death, and of choice and obligation, is to recognise the gravity of one’s role as a Member of Parliament. It is also to grasp the very essence of our moral conviction, while upholding our calling to represent the wishes of the people by whose wisdom we find ourselves here. To consider measures relating to assisted dying demands not just the fullness of empathy...

Wuhan Coronavirus: Holocaust Memorial Day (23 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: This is a debate in which we all have a duty to speak. It is simply inconceivable, from where we stand now, how in the last century, within 1,000 miles of this House, unspeakable evil worked systematically to destroy an entire people, those who opposed it, the disabled and those who just wanted to love freely. There is something distinctly perverse and pernicious about antisemitism, in...

Wuhan Coronavirus: Holocaust Memorial Day (23 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: I agree. It was a privilege to see the work of the UN.

Wuhan Coronavirus: Holocaust Memorial Day (23 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention, which expresses far more eloquently than I ever could the exact sentiment that I share with him. When I went to Bosnia, I saw the work that the UN is still doing to bring together the remnants of those who were massacred—piecing together small bones to work out who had been buried. Bodies were purposely moved from place to place to make it...

Wuhan Coronavirus (23 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: I thank my right hon. Friend for the comprehensive update and, in particular, for the detail on the test the UK has developed for the coronavirus. What consular assistance is being provided to British nationals caught up in affected areas in China and elsewhere?

Business of the House (23 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: Rutland and Melton is home to not one, not two, but three geographically protected foods. Indeed, Somerset boasts its own Somerset cider brandy. Will my right hon. Friend be so kind as to agree to holding a debate in Government time on how the UK Government can best protect geographically protected foods post Brexit?

Prevent Programme (22 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: I start by expressing my steadfast support for the Government of Ukraine, with whom I have worked to counter violent extremism and threats from those who cause discontent and division in our country. Violent extremism is a scourge, and Prevent helps to keep us safe. What information can my right hon. Friend share with me regarding the plan for when someone has been convicted of a serious...

Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill (21 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: I congratulate my hon. Friend the new Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (Fay Jones), who gave a wonderful speech, and who will bring experience, and also a great deal of heart, to the role. The new hon. Member for Angus (Dave Doogan) spoke passionately about his geographically protected foods. I hope he will join the new all-party parliamentary group on geographically protected foods that I...

Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill (21 Jan 2020)

Alicia Kearns: We talk about welfare standards and the standards of the food we are producing, but who decides those standards? Ultimately it is our farmers. It strikes me as slightly concerning when the Opposition continue to say that we are going to have lower standards after Brexit, because it is ultimately our farmers who decide what standards we have. I have full confidence that they want to continue...


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