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Results 1–20 of 3100 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Tony Lloyd

Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] (5 Nov 2019)

Tony Lloyd: Let me join the Secretary of State in applauding the fact that the House has seen fit to move the Bill so swiftly through the House today. I want to place on record our thanks to my colleague Lord Hain and Lord Duncan, the Minister involved, because they were instrumental in ensuring that this House had the opportunity to move things forward. I want to say to those with us today who are...

Delegated Legislation: Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) (31 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I understand that the Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill has now passed all its remaining stages in the other place, which means that there is capacity for the Bill to come to the Commons. The Opposition have made it clear to Government business managers that we will cause no impediment to the orderly and rapid passage of that Bill through...

Northern Ireland (31 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: The Secretary of State knows that it is inevitably with considerable regret on both sides of the House that we once again confront the need for these regulations to be passed. Come the 13 January deadline, Northern Ireland will have been without an Assembly and Executive for about 1,100 days, if by then there is still no newly formed Executive or Assembly in operation. I hope the general...

Northern Ireland Budget Bill: Issue of sum out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending 31 March 2020 and appropriation of that sum (30 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: I want to repeat something I raised earlier. I do not necessarily expect the Minister to give a response in this debate, but perhaps we could get some kind of response today. Once again, this relates to the situation of the victims of institutional abuse. If we are not going to see the Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill brought through the House of Commons, is there any...

Northern Ireland Budget Bill (30 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: May I say to the Secretary of State that we well understand why the fast-track process has to be used for this legislation as we approach the general election? Obviously, the needs of the people of Northern Ireland require that there is a budget to provide the vital services on which they depend. It does however make it all the more paradoxical—and, I think, shameful—that the same...

Northern Ireland Budget Bill (30 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: I have enormous sympathy with the point made by the right hon. Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson). One thing we do know is that there has been significant demographic change in Northern Ireland in the last three years. The population is growing increasingly elderly and the number of young people, in relative terms, is decreasing. Therefore, the decisions made by politicians those years...

Northern Ireland Budget Bill (30 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: Again, I have real sympathy with the point made by the hon. Member for Belfast South (Emma Little Pengelly). It is similar to the point made earlier by the hon. Member for South Antrim (Paul Girvan) about ring-fencing of moneys for the high streets and the inability to trace those moneys. In fact, some time back I raised with the previous Secretary of State whether it would be possible to...

Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland in the UK (30 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: May I begin by thanking you, Mr Speaker, for your courtesy and consideration to the Opposition’s Northern Ireland team? It would be remiss of me not to recognise the ending of the place on the Front Bench of the Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, the right hon. Member for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (Mr Hurd), as well as that of my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing North...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 (28 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: While we are on the subject of compassion, may I ask the Secretary of State to clarify the position in respect of the Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill? There is a rumour that the Government do not plan to introduce it in the House of Commons in the immediate future. That may not be true, but it would be a retrograde step, and I should be grateful if the Secretary of...

Checks on Goods: Northern Ireland and Great Britain (24 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union if he will make a statement regarding checks on goods moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain and Great Britain to Northern Ireland under the current withdrawal agreement.

Checks on Goods: Northern Ireland and Great Britain (24 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting this urgent question, which really does matter. There is confusion at the very heart of Government. Yesterday the Prime Minister told the House there would be “no checks” and “no tariffs” between Northern Ireland and Great Britain; that is in direct contradiction to what the Secretary of State just told the House. It is in contradiction with the...

Northern Ireland: Restoring Devolution (21 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: (Urgent Question) To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to make a statement on progress towards restoring devolution in the light of today’s extension of the period in which the legal duty to call an Assembly election is removed under section 2 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019.

Northern Ireland: Restoring Devolution (21 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: May I begin, Mr Speaker, by thanking you for granting this very important urgent question? Both the number and the importance of the issues that the Secretary of State has already raised with the House indicates how important it is that we have regular dialogue on Northern Ireland, but let me say to Government business managers that that has not been forthcoming at the level that we expect....

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: I begin by asking the Minister to respond to this debate. Many important questions have been asked and will be asked in this debate, and he was not able to respond to the questions raised in our debate on the previous report.

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: That is important, because the House will address some substantive issues tonight and we need answers. The Minister rightly said it is now over 1,000 days since the Stormont Assembly and the Stormont Executive last functioned, which is outrageous. It is almost unrecognisable in terms of modern democratic governance. If not for other factors, I would be talking tonight about the failure of the...

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: I think the hon. Lady and I are in agreement. Not enough is being done and the political decision-making capacity is not there. These things are outrageous and tragic in their own right, but of course the reality is that we also have two dates approaching very quickly: 21 October and the things that will move forward on the back of that and, of course, 31 October. I wish to talk about the...

Deferred Divisions: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 3(5) (16 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: I understand why the Secretary of State is not with us tonight, but can the Minister confirm that there is no part of this country of ours that will be more affected by either a deal on Brexit or, worse, no deal on Brexit? The Secretary of State committed to come to the House and give a clear indication of what powers he would need to take in the event of any outcome of Brexit. We have not...

Business Statement (15 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: I thank the Leader of the House for his courtesy in making this statement. He rightly has a reputation for being courteous, but the report to which tomorrow’s debate refers is not available and has not been available in the Vote Office. Can he make sure that that is attended to as a matter of emergency so that Members from all parties can know what exactly we will be debating tomorrow? He...

Irish Border: Customs Arrangements (1 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: Let us return to the question of the Irish border, because it matters. The Good Friday agreement was a guarantor that we had moved beyond the period of conflict. What we are risking now is not only a dangerous time in the history of this country, but our relationships across the island of Ireland and the world. We are 70 days into the premiership of Prime Minister Johnson and there are 30...

Irish Border: Customs Arrangements (1 Oct 2019)

Tony Lloyd: You don’t believe that.


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