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Results 81–87 of 87 for immigration speaker:Nicholas Soames

Speaker's Statement (1 May 2002)

Nicholas Soames: On a separate and much simpler point of order, Mr. Speaker. A week ago, I tabled 14 questions to the Home Office about specific matters relating to immigration. Two of the questions were subsequently transferred to the Lord Chancellor's Department, and I have no quarrel with that. I asked the questions specifically for a named day—yesterday—and I gave the Home Office six working days to...

Bill Presented — Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill: Backbench Business — Immigration (6 Sep 2012)

Nicholas Soames: ...Parliament will feel that these matters have been properly discussed today. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House calls on the Government to take all necessary steps to reduce immigration to a level that will stabilise the UK’s population as close as possible to its present level and, certainly, significantly below 70 million.

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Nicholas Soames: ...negatively influence our productivity. That is relevant to many of our industries, and of course to our universities, which are widely regarded as some of the very best in the world. My views on immigration are well known, but I have to say that in my judgment, persisting with the inclusion of students in the immigration targets makes no economic sense whatever. Surely it is absolute...

Immigration (12 Dec 2011)

Nicholas Soames: ...come to study here and who later return home—many of them as lifetime and greatly valued friends of Britain—but it seems to me that there are three main problems associated with this area of immigration: first, in spite of the Government’s efforts so far, there might still be a number of bogus courses and colleges being used by students; secondly students are still allowed to do too...

Petition: Hunting with Dogs (7 Jul 2000)

Nicholas Soames: ...newspaper—have shown that a majority of the general public seem to disapprove of almost everything, including, inter alia, the Conservative party, buggery, tripe and black pudding, smoking, immigration, Radio 3—and, very likely, Mr. Deputy Speaker, the colour of your front door, and indeed of mine. If all those, or more, are to be made the subject of criminal offences, we shall all...

House of Lords Reform Bill: [1st Allocated Day] (9 Jul 2012)

Nicholas Soames: ...House of Commons. Most people looking in on our proceedings would think it extraordinary that in a country where so few things work—I think of the Government’s dismal inability even to fix the immigration controls at Heathrow—we should be setting about wasting an inordinate amount of valuable Government time on proposals that are ill thought out and falsely conceived, as part of a...

Amendment of the Law (24 Mar 2014)

Nicholas Soames: ...them to keep on training and learning throughout their working life. That will require major tax reforms and for us to consider in a more careful manner—I say this very deliberately—some of the immigration changes that are under way, in the interests of our economic growth. Those ideas need to come from across the political spectrum. They will not be the prerogative of any one party,...


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