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All 12 results for windrush speaker:Andrea Leadsom

Business of the House (25 Apr 2019)

Andrea Leadsom: I am genuinely sorry to hear about the situation of the hon. Lady’s constituent. As she will know, Ministers have apologised for the mistakes that were made. Windrush citizens are British and deserve to be treated as such, and a dedicated taskforce set up to handle those cases has so far helped more than 2,400 people to get the documentation they need. She will be aware that there is also a...

Business of the House (11 Apr 2019)

Andrea Leadsom: The hon. Lady will be aware that the Home Secretary made a statement to the House about the Windrush compensation scheme only a few days ago, so I hope that she had the opportunity to raise her concerns with him then. I understand that she has particular concerns. If she wants to raise those with Home Office Ministers, I am sure that they will be delighted to meet her to discuss them.

Business of the House (4 Apr 2019)

Andrea Leadsom: ..., as do the many right hon. and hon. Members who raise it frequently at business questions. As a matter of fact, my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary was here yesterday, making a statement on Windrush compensation. He is of course always willing and keen to update the House as soon as some important breakthrough takes place. The hon. Gentleman will know that a tremendous amount of work...

Business of the House (21 Jun 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...of the Great Exhibition of the North all the best for a successful 80 days of amazing exhibitions, artwork and live performances. As we approach the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush on 22 June, we reflect on the huge contribution made by the Windrush generation to rebuilding the country following the war. Finally, I am sure the whole House will welcome the...

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...been just appalling. I also heard his bid for a Back-Bench debate on tobacco on 19 July, and I particularly commend the Backbench Business Committee for this afternoon’s very important debate on Windrush.

Business of the House (7 Jun 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...13 June—Conclusion of consideration of Lords amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (day 2). Thursday 14 June—Debate on a motion on the 70th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks. The subject of this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee. Friday 15 June—Private Members’ Bills. The provisional business for the week...

Business of the House (3 May 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...the very important issue of the immigration system. He will be aware that the Prime Minister and the previous Home Secretary have apologised unreservedly for the mistakes made in the case of the Windrush generation. It is incredibly important, as was made clear in yesterday’s Opposition day debate, that we improve the systems, and very often changes to Government can actually hold us...

Business of the House (3 May 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: .... Gentleman talks about the fact that the Government voted yesterday. I remind all Members, as my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary said, that putting right the very seriousness unfairness to the Windrush generation must not mean taking resources away from the teams who are working very hard in the Home Office to help those who have been affected. That is why the Opposition’s motion...

Business of the House (26 Apr 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...by a motion to approve a money resolution relating to the Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill. Wednesday 2 May—Opposition day (10th allotted day). There will be a debate on Windrush on an Opposition motion. Thursday 3 May—A general debate on matters to be considered before the May adjournment. The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business...

Business of the House (26 Apr 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...try to deliver on our obligations in this regard. She also asked for e-mail alerts about statutory instruments, and I will of course look into that on her behalf. The hon. Lady raised the issue of Windrush. As I have said, it is a very serious and very regrettable unintended consequence of the intentions of many Governments over many years to try to limit and restrict illegal immigration....

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (19 Apr 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...am also delighted that the House is taking such an active part in not only the legislative programme, but some of the vital debates we have had just this week—that is incredibly important. On the Windrush generation, which the hon. Lady raised, I can only again apologise. These individuals are British; they have absolutely every right to be here. What has happened is incredibly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (19 Apr 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...hon. Gentleman will be aware that the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary have both apologised unreservedly and made clear their commitment to putting this right. There is no question but that the Windrush generation are British and deserve to have all the same rights as citizens. He raises an important point about EU citizens, and I regret anybody seeking to cause a lack of confidence...


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