All 17 results for jeremy corbyn speaker:Alistair Burt

Primary Care: Tottenham (16 Dec 2015)

Alistair Burt: ...on the governing body of a school in Tottenham, so I have some feel for the area and I am grateful to it for giving me a start. I sat on benches opposite the right hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn). I think I am now the only Member of Parliament who served on the council with him, so we have a long-standing relationship and friendship. My time in Haringey taught me that it...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [Lords]: Backbench Business — Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (9 Mar 2015)

Alistair Burt: ...I was in the happy position of being the Minister responsible for this issue at the time of the 2010 NPT conference. I had the experience that was described by the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), of arriving as a new Minister and after just two weeks having to address the Security Council and take part in negotiations. I do not say that I negotiated, because I did not,...

backbench business — Non-Proliferation Treaty (20 Jun 2013)

Alistair Burt: ...to listen to as good and clear an exposition as possible of whether the United Kingdom should have nuclear weapons, they could do a lot worse than listen to the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) and my hon. Friend the Member for New Forest East (Dr Lewis). It is clear to all of us in the House, having known them for a long time, that not only do they know what they are...

[John Robertson in the Chair] — Shaker Aamer (24 Apr 2013)

Alistair Burt: Let me deal with that when I respond to the remarks and questions from the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) on that subject. There is a limited amount I can say, because, ultimately, it is the United States that is holding Mr Aamer, not us. There is only so much we know about the reasons, but I will say a little more about that later. I reiterate that the Government continue...

Backbench Business — Death Penalty (India): Kurdish Genocide (28 Feb 2013)

Alistair Burt: ...of most of those who have spoken in the debate and seek to weave in their remarks. I especially mention the right hon. Member for Cynon Valley (Ann Clwyd) and the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) who were in the House—as was I—at the times of which we speak. They took part in these events in a way that I did not, and spoke well and effectively about the things going on...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Sri Lanka (8 Jan 2013)

Alistair Burt: ...to ask for advice, it would be from all Commonwealth members. Following the resolution of the conflict, it is clear that long-term reconciliation is an issue. The hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), perceptive as he often is, said that unless that is done the problem will come back at some stage to haunt everyone in Sri Lanka. The process of reconciliation is not easy. Some...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Visa Applications in Iran (Correction) (16 Jan 2012)

Alistair Burt: I would like to correct an answer I gave during a Westminster Hall debate to the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), Official Report, 11 January 2012, column 129WH, who asked to which embassy in Iran should a family of Iranian origin living in Britain who wants to invite a family member to an occasion here, or the other way round, address its inquiries. We regret that the...

Iran (Human Rights) — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (11 Jan 2012)

Alistair Burt: ...Our contacts through other channels and with other agencies will certainly be kept up. The balance is difficult to maintain, but we are endeavouring to do so. The hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) speaks with a deep background of the issues and raises the awkward and realistic ones that need to be raised. It is clear from our contact with Iran on the nuclear issue that an...

North Africa and the Near and Middle East (28 Nov 2011)

Alistair Burt: ...children is wrong, and I am happy to say so. Alas, there is no time to deal with a couple of other issues. I pay tribute to the continued attention that the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) pays to Western Sahara, and to those who raised the issue of Somalia. This debate constitutes neither the beginning nor the end of our conversation on the Arab spring. It is a way...

Bill Presented: North Africa and the Middle East (17 Mar 2011)

Alistair Burt: ...be available in the new financial year. My hon. Friend’s comments were well drawn. On Morocco, we welcomed the recent statement by His Majesty the King, and the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) rightly drew attention to issues there, as he often does. Egypt was mentioned by my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Stephen Phillips), and I...

Western Sahara (27 Jan 2011)

Alistair Burt: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for South West Wiltshire (Dr Murrison) on securing the debate and on allowing the contributions of the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) and my hon. Friend the Member for Monmouth (David T. C. Davies). All three contributions indicated the seriousness with which the issue is taken on both sides of the House and the long-standing...

Points of Order: Counter-Terrorism Bill (13 Oct 2008)

Alistair Burt: ...followed that course than to have reacted to the result in the other place in the way in which the Home Secretary has tonight, castigating opponents such as the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) in the manner in which she has and in terms that she might regret privately. Will she now answer the question asked by my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Beaconsfield (Mr....

Orders of the Day: Housing and Regeneration Bill (27 Nov 2007)

Alistair Burt: ...hon. Member for Oldham, West and Royton (Mr. Meacher) was concerned about the acquisition of powers, too, and the last time that I looked he was not a Tory. The hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) graphically described the social side of poor housing. He and I have known each other for a long time, and his stance on the issues and his commitment to people has never varied in...

Royal Assent: Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (20 Mar 2007)

Alistair Burt: ...for us. They both conveyed that in a remarkable way, for which I thank them. Both hon. Members referred to those who had joined William Wilberforce, as did the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn), who spoke of those outside this place who contribute to democracy. It is a continuous theme of his life and work in the House—he is a bit of grit in the oyster, but always for the...

Problem Estates (30 Jun 2005)

Alistair Burt: ...prominent roles that will engage them fully. The hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Lynne Jones) might be heavily engaged in problems in her area, and the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) might be very busy away from Westminster. The hon. Member for Nottingham, North, whose mischief is not unknown in this place, might have hit on yet another good example of patronage...

Millennium Review Summit (26 May 2005)

Alistair Burt: ...the developed and the developing world. Instead of development being foisted on some countries, there is a mutual compact. There has been a sea change and, as the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) said, international development has moved a long way in one generation from charity to the proper realm of justice, and rightly so. Secondly, one reason why long-term millennium...

United Kingdom (Inequalities) (8 Jul 1994)

Alistair Burt: ...been taken still further and if each Labour Member used one vote in the forthcoming Labour leadership battle. How many votes do they have? There is equality for some, but not for others. We have Jeremy "Five Votes" Corbyn and Denis "Four Votes" MacShane. That is not equality.


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