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John Bercow

Former Speaker MP for Buckingham (1 May 1997 – 6 Nov 2019)

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English Votes for English Laws (13 Jul 2021)

Patrick Grady: ..., and now this evening another element of David Cameron’s legacy is overthrown. What was it about the EVEL Standing Orders proposed by David Cameron, introduced by Chris Grayling and overseen by John Bercow that made the Johnson regime so keen to get rid of them, I wonder? As my hon. Friend the Member for Gordon (Richard Thomson) said, they were introduced to strengthen the Union and...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: John Bercow (23 Feb 2021)

Andrew Bridgen: To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission holds details of the pension entitlements for former Speaker John Bercow.

Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis: Covid-19 — [Dame Rosie Winterton in the Chair] (3 Nov 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...the relationship with the military. I will await a letter from him on those issues. I was very pleased that the hon. Member for Worthing West (Sir Peter Bottomley) mentioned the good work done by John Bercow, the former Speaker of this House, who did a great deal to promote democratic development in Myanmar, and indeed he went there. I think he should be thanked and applauded for that,...

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection (26 May 2020)

...that a minister’s job is complex. In Scotland, church and state are rightly separate. Last year I attended the House of Commons for a prayer breakfast, at which the then Speaker of the House, John Bercow, told the assembled clergy that the church was the only organisation that still held the Government’s feet to the fire. Historically, the Church of Scotland chose not to be a state...

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (13 Mar 2020)

Lord Mancroft: ..., but on the Clapham omnibus and in the newspapers, there is no clamour about hereditary Peers’ by-elections. There is increasing outrage at the possibility of appointments of candidates such as John Bercow and Tom Watson, who by any reasonable measure should not even be considered. The deal done in 1999, which has been referred to so many times this morning and will be referred to...

Agriculture Bill (3 Feb 2020)

Daniel Zeichner: ...heard seven maiden speeches tonight, and a number of Members had the delicate task of paying tribute to somewhat troublesome predecessors. It is quite a list they had to deal with—Ken Clarke, John Bercow, Heidi Allen and Oliver Letwin—but they all managed that delicate task with great tact and grace. The hon. Member for Ynys Môn (Virginia Crosbie) paid full tribute to her...

Wuhan Coronavirus: Holocaust Memorial Day (23 Jan 2020)

Fabian Hamilton: ..., at the age of 96, my constituent Iby writes, lectures and gives talks. Indeed, eight or nine years ago, she did a talk for Members in Speaker’s House, with the blessing of the former Speaker, John Bercow. Some may remember it; it was a very moving occasion. Iby has written another book, called “The Woman with Nine Lives”. In her books, she talks about the fact that she never had...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (19 Dec 2019)

Karl Turner: ...Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton). I agreed with some of what he said, but there was an awful lot that I disagreed with entirely, not least the mention he made of the former Speaker. For me, John Bercow was somebody who jealously guarded the rights of Back Benchers and more junior Members in this House to hold the Government to account, whether they were on the Government Benches or...

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Chris Bryant: ...on telly. I said, “Well, maybe it’s because I am the MP for the Rhondda,” and he said, “No, that’s Chris Bryant—and he’s much younger than you.” For the record, I am 57, older than John Bercow. Politics has, however, felt especially cruel in the past few years. Many of us feel battered and bruised, and many of the public feel that Parliament has been a bit of a bearpit, but...

Tributes to the Speaker (31 Oct 2019)

John Bercow: Thank you. [Hon. Members: “Answer!”] The Leader of the House has made his contribution, but he may respond.

Housing Succession Policy (31 Oct 2019)

John Bercow: I thank the hon. Lady for her speech, including the very kind remarks that she made at the start. I referenced a constituent and a former constituent earlier, whom I am absolutely thrilled to see in the Gallery. As we approach the end of the day and just before I call the Minister, whom I regard as a personal friend, I want to reference three other people in Gallery, because I regard their...

Royal Assent (31 Oct 2019)

John Bercow: I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Early Parliamentary General Election Act 2019 Northern Ireland Budget Act 2019.

Delegated Legislation (31 Oct 2019)

John Bercow: We come now to a series of motions that I think we should take separately, for reasons that will become obvious. Before I invite a Whip to move motion 6, which is the first in the sequence, I must announce my decision on certification for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83P—“Certification of instruments”. On the basis of material put before me, I certify that, in my opinion, the...

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

John Bercow: It is up to the business managers. Is there scope for that to happen? The answer is yes, and it is perfectly feasible to imagine that the hon. Gentleman will achieve successful closure. It is not in my hands, but he has made his point with force and alacrity. It is on the record, and it will have been heard by the most senior representative of the usual channels, who is bestriding the...

Civil Partnership (31 Oct 2019)

John Bercow: Does the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) wish to speak in the debate?

Tributes to the Speaker’s Chaplain (31 Oct 2019)

John Bercow: Well that was extraordinary and magnificent. I thank the hon. Lady for her excessively generous personal remarks as regards me, but what is much more important is what she said about Rose and I want to underline and reinforce that. Colleagues, I am extremely grateful to each and every one of you, as we approach the end of this Parliament, for sparing the time and making the commitment to...

Northern Ireland (31 Oct 2019)

John Bercow: We now come to motion No. 4 on Northern Ireland. It says in the dossier “Minister to move”, but we have an upgrade, as the Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, observes from a sedentary position. I call not merely any Minister, but the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, no less.

Standards (31 Oct 2019)

John Bercow: I am extremely grateful to the hon. Gentleman, who has expressed himself with his customary courtesy. I think that the answer to that question—I am looking plaintively in the direction of the Chair of the Standards Committee, the hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston (Kate Green)—is that that is a matter for the Committee. It would be quite wrong for me to seek to influence it any way,...

Points of Order (31 Oct 2019)

John Bercow: I am grateful to the right hon. and learned Gentleman. He knows that it is not strictly a point of order for adjudication by the Chair, although his articulate efforts to raise the matter are, in my mind, perfectly legitimate. What he has said will have been heard by those on the Treasury Bench, and I understand that he seeks a response today. It is presumably of the essence and the utmost...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Wildlife Crime (31 Oct 2019)

John Bercow: May I just say that I am not ignoring the hon. Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge (Angela Smith)? I am conscious that she has Question 6, on which another party wishes to come in, so it would perhaps be better for her to wait until then. We look forward to hearing from her in a few minutes.

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