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Written Answers — Prime Minister: Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests (27 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: From time to time, issues may arise relating to the national interest, and in these cases it is helpful to obtain advice on how those issues may be best addressed to avoid or mitigate potential conflicts under the Ministerial Code. I also refer the Hon. Member to the Terms of Reference on the Independent Adviser (as of May 2022), which sets out the Adviser’s role in providing confidential...

Standards of Behaviour and Honesty in Political Life - Motion to Take Note (23 Jun 2022)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...independence for the Adviser were … part of a mutually dependent package of reforms, designed to be taken together.” More graduated sanctions are meaningless without an independent adviser. Boris Johnson also confirmed that the noble Lord, Lord Geidt, before his resignation as the independent adviser, would still require approval by the Prime Minister to launch investigations. The...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Employment (23 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: The latest official statistics show the current (February-April 2022) employment level for West Midlands at 2.9 million – compared to 2.8 million in October-December 2019. I trust that the following provides a comprehensive assessment and clarifies my previous answers about employment levels in the UK. Further to my letter of 26 April 2022 to the Liaison Committee (a copy of which was...

Scottish Parliament: Retained European Union Law (22 Jun 2022)

Angus Robertson: ..., the disbenefits were all too evident. Polling shows that 75 per cent of people in Scotland have a negative opinion about whether the UK has benefited from Brexit, and only 2 per cent believe that Boris Johnson has delivered a good deal. Five months on—and with the Brexit freedoms bill potentially imminent—we find ourselves in an even more desperate situation; we are in the midst of a...

Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: To mark Windrush Day, today sees the unveiling of a national monument at Waterloo station that acknowledges the Windrush generation’s outstanding contribution to British society and will also be a permanent place of reflection. As part of Armed Forces Week, I was delighted to host a reception yesterday in Downing Street. Members across the House are immensely proud of our armed forces and...

Ukraine: UK and NATO Military Commitment - Commons Urgent Question (21 Jun 2022)

Lord Balfe: ...Ukraine, but the Lithuanians are very anxious to implement all the sanctions and Kaliningrad is becoming more or less isolated. I should like to think that our forward planning stretches beyond Boris Johnson and the end of next week, and that we are looking seriously at ways in which this conflict could be gradually edged-up in a way that it would be very difficult for NATO to respond to...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Lord Geidt (21 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: As I set out in my letter of 16 June, this request for advice related to a matter in the national interest on protecting a crucial industry that would otherwise suffer material harm.

Scottish Parliament: World Refugee Day (21 Jun 2022)

Ruth Maguire: ...find themselves in that situation. However, the UK Government is abdicating responsibility for those moral and legal obligations through its planned offshoring of asylum processing. Priti Patel, Boris Johnson’s Home Secretary, has described the deal, which will cost at least £120 million in the next five years, as a “first-class policy”. The United Nations does not agree, and it...

Written Answers — Prime Minister: India: Foreign Relations (20 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: I met Prime Minister Modi on 22 April 2022 during my visit to India. My statement from the joint press conference is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-at-press -conference-with-prime-minister-modi-22-april-2022

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Egypt: Foreign Relations (20 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: I spoke to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on 28 March 2022. A readout is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-call-with-president-al -sisi-of-egypt-28-march-2022.

Committee of Privileges (16 Jun 2022)

Bernard Jenkin: ...from it on Tuesday because he has recused himself from the new matter referred to the Committee, concerning the conduct of my right hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson). However, the hon. Member for Rhondda was in the Chair during all proceedings on the report published today, and I pay tribute to the effective way in which he chaired the Committee,...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Independence Referendum (16 Jun 2022)

...currently have a Prime Minister whom even Douglas Ross—well, this is the case today; it might not be tomorrow—does not think is fit for office. The ethics adviser—the second ethics adviser to Boris Johnson who has resigned—said this morning that the Prime Minister “has placed him in an impossible and odious position.” Douglas Ross seems to agree with Christopher Geidt that...

Scottish Parliament: Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill (16 Jun 2022)

Richard Leonard: ...sacked and the 500 miners who were convicted, and their families? Shall we tell the people who are watching in the public gallery to go back to their communities, be patient and put their faith in Boris Johnson? The miners know better than anybody else that they have always had to fight for everything that they have. They know and we know that this campaign for justice is not over. Today...

Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in this House, I shall have further such meetings later today.

Scottish Parliament: Benefits of Independence (14 Jun 2022)

Angus Robertson: No, I do not agree with the Labour spokesperson. Independence is about Scotland’s recovery from Brexit, and from Tory rule and Boris Johnson. At its heart, it is a question of democracy. What is sorely lacking—unsurprisingly from the Conservatives, but disappointingly from the Labour front bench, which has a long tradition of supporting Scottish democracy—is the basic acknowledgement...

UK Gross Domestic Product (13 Jun 2022)

Pat McFadden: ...more areas of life: passports, driving licences, GP appointments, A&E waiting times, airports and delays in court trials. Time after time what we used to take for granted is now another feature of Boris Johnson’s backlog Britain. Those on the Government Benches had a chance to change direction last week. They had a chance to install new leadership that might have given us some hope of a...

Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: Appointment to the UK Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (13 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: Lord Wharton of Yarm has been appointed as a substitute member of the United Kingdom Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in place of Baroness Foster of Oxton.

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Armed Forces Day (10 Jun 2022)

Boris Johnson: I am immensely proud of our armed forces, and I thank them and their families for their service to our country. Armed Forces Day is a fantastic opportunity for the nation to show our appreciation of all those who serve and have served. Almost 300 events are registered on the Armed Forces Day website and the National Event will be taking place in Scarborough on Saturday 25 June. The Ministry...

Ukraine: Defence Relationships - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2022)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...many of the Government’s strategic assumptions about foreign policy have been. As we have heard in this debate, the integrated review wrongly de-emphasised the importance of European security. Boris Johnson described it as a British “tilt to the Indo-Pacific” and scarcely mentions Europe beyond NATO. Certainly, there is no mention of the Russian aggression against Ukraine that was...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Priorities (8 Jun 2022)

Michelle Thomson: If the past few days have taught us anything, it is that the price of dependence on the failing UK state and leaders such as Boris Johnson makes the need for Scottish independence all the more urgent. Economics cannot be understood without a deep appreciation of society. That idea was fundamental to the work of Adam Smith. To understand The Wealth of Nations , it is best to read his earlier...


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