Results 1–20 of 21 for brexit speaker:Heidi Allen

School Funding: East Anglia — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (3 Sep 2019)

Heidi Allen: ...Cambridgeshire (Lucy Frazer)—that now has to close on one day a week; it cannot open its doors everyday any more. Accepting that money will not flow so freely—particularly if we have a no-deal Brexit; we all know we will be short of cash then—is it appropriate for the Minister to look at an interim solution? For example, did the hon. Gentleman know that schools across the UK are...

Revoking Article 50 (20 May 2019)

Heidi Allen: ...the House should debate a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely the revocation of the UK’s article 50 notification to the European Union. As we know, the Brexit landscape is shifting literally by the day, but there have been some significant events recently that I believe have altered the direction of travel. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the...

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Heidi Allen: ...the House that is responsible for responding to the petition, given it is of such a size. Does that not tell us how poorly the 6 million people in this country who are terrified by the prospect of Brexit feel? This is supposed to be democracy—I find it absolutely startling.

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Heidi Allen: ...Tory party Chief Whip says that his recommendation in the early days after the referendum result and after the 2017 general election result was that the Prime Minister could deliver only a softer Brexit that would reach a cross-party compromise in the House of Commons. It will be interesting to watch.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [9th Allotted Day] (15 Jan 2019)

Heidi Allen: ...declaration. With this Prime Minister’s position assured, I would perhaps have more confidence, but there is a very real danger that the Government may be led by someone who wants a hard, no-deal Brexit. In that instance, the political declaration, non-legally binding, would not be worth the paper it is written on. I ask myself: will this deal definitely improve opportunities for my...

European Council (17 Dec 2018)

Heidi Allen: ...might look like. The political declaration is not legally binding, so any EU country leader, including our own should we have a different leader, could rip it up and we could spiral to a no-deal Brexit at any time. The Prime Minister has said it is not about our view, and I agree with her. That is why she has appealed to the country directly with her deal, and it is why I must represent my...

Income Tax (Charge) (29 Oct 2018)

Heidi Allen: ...today, it would not deal with the decades of underfunding. More positively, the £1.6 billion investment in technology will be essential to help us to navigate a potentially turbulent post-Brexit economy, because I do not share the optimism of others about a Brexit deal dividend. I can think of 101 things that I would rather spend £2 billion on, but I am pleased that we as a nation will...

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

Heidi Allen: Does the Prime Minister recognise the overwhelming support she has for the pragmatic and collaborative approach she has taken in outlining these Brexit proposals, taking the lead to find a way forward that shows us the compromise needed to bring a divided country back together and, crucially, to safeguard our economy? One of the qualities we expect in a Prime Minister is to lead and not quit...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Heidi Allen: ...us of that fact, because it can be too easy to focus on the documents and spreadsheets when we should be focusing on the children and families. My second conclusion is that we must not let Brexit reduce our ability to offer the broadest family reunification we can, whether under Dublin III or our own domestic legislation, perhaps through something new in the great repeal Bill or an...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Heidi Allen: ...does the Minister have to improve or amend our domestic legislation so that it does exactly what it says on the tin? Can we have complete confidence that the spirit of Dublin III will exist post-Brexit? Might our negotiations even allow us to stay in Dublin III? Clarity on this point really matters. Knowing that we will continue to offer sanctuary to the most vulnerable children in the...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Heidi Allen: ...cannot afford to operate it. We need every teaching assistant, care worker, cleaner and shop worker”—[Official Report, 20 October 2015; Vol. 600, c. 874.] to secure our economic future. With Brexit looming, the call could not be more clarion than it was when I said it two years ago. To pull ourselves out of debt, we should not be forcing working families into it.

Immigration Act 2016: Section 67 (19 Jul 2017)

Heidi Allen: .... Further to what my hon. Friend the Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) said, I am particularly concerned about what will happen to Dublin III as we move towards this brave new Brexit world. How many children have come to the UK this year under Dublin III already? How will we make sure that the legislation is embedded in our own laws when we leave the EU?

Public Sector Pay Cap (5 Jul 2017)

Heidi Allen: ...the context for those pay bodies? When they undertake their reviews, will they take into account not only historical pay rises and the cost of living, but extra influences such as the influence of Brexit on our difficulty in recruiting nurses?

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Heidi Allen: ...Walthamstow (Stella Creasy) for helping to make that happen. Although our Prime Minister called the general election with honourable intentions—I believe that she felt it would allow her to enter Brexit negotiations with the strongest hand possible—our campaign displayed what I have feared for a while: the gap between people’s lives and the lives of decision makers in here has grown...

Unaccompanied Children (Greece and Italy) (23 Feb 2017)

Heidi Allen: ...to say that, because of the euphoria of refugees finally being transferred to safe centres, those images have started to fade. The media have been quick to replace those images with all things Brexit and Trump. When I look back, as the day of camp demolition approached, our Government rose admirably and worked hand in hand with the French authorities to identify and process at speed...

Autumn Statement (23 Nov 2016)

Heidi Allen: I just want to say, “Thank you.” An awful lot of R and D funding will help my constituency. Scientific businesses in South Cambridgeshire have been worried since Brexit, so I thank my right hon. Friend for that. East-west rail links and road links will help us to spread that prosperity. Overall, I thank him for the money on universal credit. That was a difficult decision. It is not...

Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (17 Nov 2016)

Heidi Allen: ...damage is high, and the financial cost of pausing is low. What kind of Government do we want to be? If we want to be a unity Government, rallying and rejoining the nation after the splits caused by Brexit, how will we explain such a vision to two cancer sufferers—I picture them sitting side by side in hospital to have chemotherapy —who are receiving different levels of welfare support,...

Autumn Statement Distributional Analysis, Universal Credit and Esa (16 Nov 2016)

Heidi Allen: ...slow roll-out has stopped the ticking time bomb exploding. Our mission now, as it was last year, is to ensure that everyone understands the risks of leaving universal credit as it stands. Although Brexit continues to dominate the headlines, we need to keep our Prime Minister’s vision of creating a Government that works for the “just managing” focused and equipped to deliver. We must...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Oct 2016)

Heidi Allen: The employment figures that have come out today are of course fantastic news, but I am wary about the economic volatility that could result from Brexit, with the potential for inflation to rise and the cost of living to go up for people on very modest wages. Does the Prime Minister agree that we need to keep as many people in employment as possible? We have made the right decision on tax...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Workless Households (11 Jul 2016)

Heidi Allen: ...on the point about the significantly reduced amount of funding available for the Work and Health programme, what assurances will the Secretary of State be able to give us if, in the light of Brexit, we see a significant increase in the number of people looking for work generally? How on earth will a reduced programme be able to serve everybody?


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