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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 Sep 2015)

Harriet Harman: May I ask the Prime Minister about the refugee crisis? This is the largest movement of people across Europe since the second world war with, in just one month, more than 50,000 refugees arriving in Greece and thousands more setting off on foot to go from Hungary to Austria. The Prime Minister committed on Monday that we would accept 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years, but for...

Her Majesty the Queen (9 Sep 2015)

Harriet Harman: ...the public service she has given and continues to give. Even today, at the age of 89, she is undertaking a public engagement. Her life has been a great sweep of British history—the second world war, the cold war and the fall of the Berlin wall—and she has presided over the transition from empire to Commonwealth. Her reign spans profound changes in all respects: in work life, family...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Syria: Refugees and Counter-terrorism (7 Sep 2015)

Harriet Harman: ...it stands for. This is one such defining moment. Is our national priority to keep people out at all costs or to give sanctuary to those fleeing from their homes? Is being British to be narrow, inward looking and fearful of the outside world or is it about being strong, confident and proud to reach out to those seeking refuge on our shores? It must be the latter. We should not be talking...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jul 2015)

Harriet Harman: ...? It is important that a deal on Greece has now been reached. The economic trauma that the people of Greece are going through is on a scale unprecedented in Europe since the end of the second world war, and the agreement should be implemented in a way that is fair to the people of Greece as well as being acceptable to the creditors. It is being reported this morning that the IMF is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Tributes to Charles Kennedy (3 Jun 2015)

Harriet Harman: ...cause than he did about his personal career. He had a deep seriousness of purpose and great intellect, but he wore it lightly. He could be the most intelligent person in the room but still be warm, funny and generous, which made him convincing and engaging in equal measure. He showed that there could be profound disagreement on matters of serious political judgment while still accepting...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Nov 2012)

Harriet Harman: ...Kunwar, of 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles? Our thoughts are with their families and friends. At Remembrance day services this Sunday we will remember not just those who died in the two world wars, but all our servicemen and women who have lost their lives. We also send our deepest sympathy to the family of David Black of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, who was killed last...

Business of the House (11 Mar 2010)

Harriet Harman: There is not a bidding war in relation to educational standards, because we won that war long ago through, as my hon. Friend says, the massive improvement shown not only in secondary school results but in the massive increase in the number of young people going into further and higher education. In my constituency, the number of such young people, most of them from families in which they are...

Business of the House (4 Mar 2010)

Harriet Harman: No one should be in any doubt about the fact that we remain strongly committed to the universal jurisdiction for the enforcement of international war crimes. The only question at issue is what the gateway to enforcement of those issues is and whether they should be able to be enforced by a member of the public, or whether enforcement should be carried out on the basis of a motion brought to...

Business of the House (3 Dec 2009)

Harriet Harman: ...more to go. There was no new policy in the Government amendments or new clauses. The Equality Bill will now go to the Lords, who will scrutinise it, and any amendments will come back to us. I pay a warm tribute to the Ministers-the Solicitor-General and the Parliamentary Secretary, Government Equalities Office-who took this very important Bill through the House. The Opposition tabled an...

Business of the House (15 Oct 2009)

Harriet Harman: ...care Green Paper. The House will wish to know that on Wednesday 11 November at 11 o'clock in Westminster Abbey, there will be a Service of Commemoration to mark the passing of the first world war generation. Given the significance of this occasion, I propose to bring forward a motion to change the start of House business on 11 November. Instead of beginning at 11.30, as usually is on...

Business of the House (12 Mar 2009)

Harriet Harman: ...operational activity in respect of the important homecoming parades. I can say no better than what the hon. Member for Somerton and Frome (Mr. Heath) said: even those who did not agree with the war, including those who marched in protest at the outset of the war, agree that nobody should take part in such demonstrations and that that is not the right way to treat our armed forces.

Business of the House (6 Nov 2008)

Harriet Harman: ...about IVF provision and write to her. As for our troops in Afghanistan, I should say that Remembrance day offers us all the opportunity to remember not only those who lost their lives in the great wars, but those who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. We will continue to increase investment in equipment for our troops and to work with the other countries around the world who...

Business of the House (6 Nov 2008)

Harriet Harman: Obviously, we want to ensure that war memorials are properly maintained in all the cities, towns and villages where they provide such an important reminder. The hon. Gentleman adds his voice to concerns that the Secretary of State for Defence should make a statement about Afghanistan, and I will raise the issue with my right hon. Friend.

Business of the House (24 Jan 2008)

Harriet Harman: ...House, I shall ask the relevant Secretary of State to respond to the hon. Gentleman's point in writing and place a copy in the Library. I shall do the same in respect of the overpayments made to war veterans and how the MOD is proposing to handle the matter. All of us are concerned that our war veterans should be treated in the most careful sensitive way, commensurate with the duty that...

Business of the House (24 Jan 2008)

Harriet Harman: ...to show the admiration and support in this House, and in the country as a whole, for our troops fighting bravely in Iraq and Afghanistan. My hon. Friend makes a proposal about recognition and war medals. He will know that that is a matter for the armed services to propose to the MOD, but an expression of this House's opinion would assist in that process. I will take his proposal forward.

Constitutional Affairs: Colchester Courthouse (13 Jun 2006)

Harriet Harman: Obviously, we would have liked the hon. Gentleman's local courthouse to have been renewed earlier. When he last made the comparison between the duration of the second world war and the time taken to build the new Colchester courthouse, the land had not yet been purchased. On that basis, at least, we are making progress. We will let him know when the construction company has been appointed,...

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: War Memorials (13 Feb 2006)

Harriet Harman: Local authorities are already able to maintain, protect and restore local war memorials where they believe this to be an appropriate use of local funds. We have no plans to impose any new duties in relation to these functions.

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Great War Medal Index Cards (21 Nov 2005)

Harriet Harman: The Ministry of Defence, together with the National Archives, held discussions with the Imperial War Museum (IWM), the National Army Museum, the Fleet Air Arm Museum, the Women's Library and Lancashire Military Museums concerning the First World War Army Medal Index Cards. The considerable publicity given to this subject last spring provided an opportunity for other organisations to express...

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Great War Medal Index (7 Nov 2005)

Harriet Harman: On 6 May 2005, by authority delegated from the Lord Chancellor, The National Archives (TNA) approved the presentation of the bulk of the First World War Army medal rolls' index cards to the Western Front Association (WFA). A small sub-collection, for awards to women, was separately presented to the Imperial War Museum. Approval in both cases was granted by virtue of section 3.6 of the Public...

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Great War Medal Index (7 Nov 2005)

Harriet Harman: The decision to pass the First World War Army medal index cards to the Western Front Association (WFA) was based on the following criteria: The WFA's ability to provide adequate storage for the whole collection, appropriate in terms of both environmental and physical security The WFA's preparedness to accept the full collection The WFA's commitment, and declared wish, to enable access to the...


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