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Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill: Clause 1 - Meaning of “the Troubles” and other key expressions (29 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: I will try to be brief, because I appreciate that there are colleagues who have been working on these issues for years and decades, who understand them fully and who wish to advocate for their constituents. I shall build on the points that we made on Second Reading and speak to some of the amendments in my name and those of my hon. Friend the Member for Foyle (Colum Eastwood) and the hon....

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill: Clause 1 - Meaning of “the Troubles” and other key expressions (29 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: It is fair to say that, over the past couple of years, there have been a lot of new converts to the Good Friday agreement. Will the hon. Member concede that although the issue of prisoner releases was a very difficult pill to take for every single person in Northern Ireland, it was done with democratic legitimacy —in a referendum that more than 70% of the population voted for—and those...

Women’s Rights to Reproductive Healthcare: United States (28 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: I thank the right hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Dame Diana Johnson) for co-ordinating this urgent question and echo the solidarity with women in the US, particularly those with trigger laws who are worried about the consequences for their own lives and where the ideology of the Supreme Court goes next. It is not often that I commend this Government, but I want to acknowledge the...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill (27 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: These few years have been frustrating and damaging for Northern Ireland, and the Bill adds to that. They have been bad for the economy—for businesses that need stability, not brinkmanship—and for relationships in each of the Good Friday agreement’s three strands: within Northern Ireland; between the north and south of Ireland; and between east and west. More than that, the Bill is being...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (23 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his planned timeline is for the implementation and ratification of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Intellectual Property: Artificial Intelligence (23 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to publish its response to the consultation on Artificial Intelligence and IP: copyright and patents.

Written Answers — Treasury: Debts: Zambia (22 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to (a) support proposals to and (b) help ensure that lenders comply with a decision to cancel Zambia's debt.

Northern Ireland: Trade between NI and rest of UK (22 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: The Government claim that their protocol Bill is designed to protect the Good Friday agreement, while being in the middle of a demolition derby of its core values, creating regression and polarisation that will take us years to fix. The Secretary of State should know that the Human Rights Act is a cornerstone commitment of the Good Friday agreement. What legal advice has he received and what...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tropical Diseases (15 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) steps her Department plans to take and (b) investment her Department has committed in relation to helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals on neglected tropical diseases.

New Wealth Taxes — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (14 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: Thank you for calling me, Sir Edward. Thank you, too, to the hon. Member for Leeds East (Richard Burgon) for bringing forward the debate and for his advocacy on the issue. Tax is a fundamental and necessary tool of the Government and, from my perspective as a social democrat, one that is not being adequately levied by the Government to address the huge and parallel challenges of poverty and...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Commonwealth Games 2022: Northern Ireland (14 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) on the decision not to allow Rhys McClenaghan, Eamon Montgomery and Ewan McAteer to represent Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer because those athletes hold FIG licenses to represent the Republic of Ireland.

Written Answers — Treasury: Beer: Excise Duties (13 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to extend the new draught duty rate to include kegs and casks holding 20 and 30 litres.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Northern Ireland (13 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people seeking asylum are residing in Northern Ireland and have an asylum claim that has been ongoing for 36 months or longer as of 6 June 2022, by parliamentary constituency.

Backbench Business: Menopause — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (9 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson, and I offer my warmest commendations and congratulations to the hon. Member for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris), who has done such a magnificent job of raising awareness and understanding of the menopause. She has ensured that many women feel heard and understood, but crucially has also galvanised change—information, services,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dementia: Drugs (7 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to projected increases in diagnoses of dementia, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a dementia medicines taskforce to develop new treatments for the condition.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Pensions (7 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the (a) increased rate of inflation and (b) consequential tax implications for GP pensions.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Pensions (7 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will hold discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on (a) issues relating to GP pensions and (b) how annual allowances are calculated in relation to those pensions.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Northern Ireland Protocol (7 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many technical meetings representatives of the Government have attended with the EU on the Northern Ireland Protocol since October 2021.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Northern Ireland Protocol (7 Jun 2022)

Claire Hanna: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will provide details of what items in respect of the Northern Ireland Protocol have been discussed in technical meetings between representatives of the Government and EU since October 2021.


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