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[Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] — Child Suicide Bombers (13 Oct 2015)

Tobias Ellwood: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I join other Members in congratulating the hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin) on securing this important debate and on his measured contribution. He struck the right tone. I also thank him for his personal comments. My family and I are grateful for the manner in which he raised those issues. I thank other hon....

Scottish Parliament: HM Naval Base Clyde (Spending) (8 Oct 2015)

Christina McKelvie: You always let the side down, don’t you, Neil? Meanwhile, Westminster’s welfare cuts risk putting up to 100,000 more children in Scotland into poverty by 2020. The Child Poverty Action Group has estimated that Scotland’s child poverty level will increase by between 50,000 and 100,000 by 2020 as a result of the UK Government’s tax and benefits policies. Within the UK, Scotland is part...

Middle East and North Africa — Motion to Take Note (16 Sep 2015)

Baroness Morgan of Ely: My Lords, I start by congratulating the noble Lord, Lord Brooke, on his valedictory speech, and thank him for his four decades of public service to this country. He has made a huge impact on politics in the United Kingdom, and on behalf of the Opposition I would like to wish him very well in his retirement. The crisis in the Middle East and north Africa has created a humanitarian disaster on...

Scottish Parliament: Refugees (15 Sep 2015)

Willie Rennie: ...we are sending a pretty powerful message, not just to the UK Government, which has been a focus of the debate, but to the public and to people who are seeking refuge, safety and freedom in this country. The message is: Scotland is ready and willing to take our share of people and to support people who are in difficulties. People tell me that they are keen to contribute in any way that they...

Opposition Day — [6th allotted day]: Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean and Europe (9 Sep 2015)

Nicola Blackwood: ...her pocket. The International Development Secretary is right to say that this is not a distant crisis, but one for which we bear a moral responsibility, and, moreover, one that we feel is closely connected to us. That is certainly how many people feel in my constituency, where there has been a surge of support and where offers of help have come from all sides. I agree with the motion’s...

UK Opt-in to the Proposed Council Decision on the Relocation of Migrants within the EU (EUC Report): Motion to Agree (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Tugendhat: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Baroness on the remarkable report that she and her committee produced in a very short time. I also congratulate her on a formidable speech. The points she made and the moderation with which she expressed her views were quite moving and very convincing. I am not going to speak for very long because the noble Baroness has set out the case with such eloquence...

Freedom of Religion and Belief — Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2015)

Baroness O'Loan: ...of religion or belief is not only a fundamental human right in itself: as Pope John Paul II said, it is a, “litmus test for the respect of all other human rights”. Wherever Article 18 is compromised, other violations almost inevitably follow. I endorse the words of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay, in relation to the UK’s modelling of support for freedom of religion and...

Refugees and Migrants from Asia and Africa — Motion to Take Note (9 Jul 2015)

the Earl of Courtown: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Alton, for securing the debate. I commend him on his long-standing engagement on international development and foreign policy issues. I also congratulate all noble Lords who have taken part in the debate, which had a particularly impressive speakers list. I shall try to answer all the questions that have been posed. If I fail to, because I am very...

Investigatory Powers — Motion to Take Note (8 Jul 2015)

Lord Bates: ...Parliament should have an early opportunity to debate these matters in full. The Government will bring forward detailed legislative proposals in the autumn, which will build on David Anderson’s recommendations, as well as those that the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament published earlier this year and the forthcoming report by the Royal United Services Institute for...

Britain and International Security (2 Jul 2015)

Andrew Mitchell: ...to follow the right hon. Member for Gordon (Alex Salmond) and to take part in this important debate. I say to the Government that the House will have to return to many of these issues in the coming months and years, and they would do well to secure a two-day debate on the next occasion so that they have the chance to hear the views of Members from across the House and answer their...

Tunisia and European Council — Statement (29 Jun 2015)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...their friends and family—who suddenly became the victims of the most brutal terrorist attack against British people for many years. I am sure the whole House will join me in sending our deepest condolences to the families and friends of all those who have lost loved ones. I know the whole country will want to share in a moment of remembrance. So, following the act of remembrance we have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Tunisia, and European Council (29 Jun 2015)

David Cameron: ...friends and family, but who suddenly became the victims of the most brutal terrorist attack against British people for many years. I am sure the whole House will join me in sending our deepest condolences to the families and friends of all those who have lost loved ones. I know the whole country will want to share in a moment of remembrance. Following the act of remembrance we have just...

Defence: Budget — Question for Short Debate (17 Jun 2015)

Lord Sterling of Plaistow: ...I appreciated the help and advice of the noble Lord, Lord Ashton, as Defence Minister in the last Parliament? I am delighted that my noble friend Lord Howe, our new Defence Minister, is going to continue the special briefings at the Ministry of Defence that many of us have found hugely useful over the years. I am particularly grateful to have been given this opportunity to have an early...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (28 May 2015)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...security and prosperity depend on a stable”, rules-based, “international system that upholds our values”. Our eight-hour debate has been packed with insights and expertise. Rather like the coastal birds I watched at Brancaster on the north Norfolk coast last week, after an eight-hour debate I need to float across the surface—at my weight that is difficult—and dive down to gobble...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (28 May 2015)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...to Britain’s part in creating a just, safe, secure and sustainable planet that is free from the fear of hunger and poverty. The new Government must act strategically on these issues and, over the coming months, will need to clearly evidence their commitment to ensuring that Britain is a major player on the world stage. As the noble Earl stated, the challenges are great: securing peace...

Queen’s Speech (27 May 2015)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: “My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government will legislate in the interests of everyone in our country. They will adopt a one-nation approach, helping working people get on, supporting aspiration, giving new opportunities to the most disadvantaged and bringing different parts of our country together. My Government will continue with their long-term plan to provide economic...

[Annette Brooke in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Police and Children (12 Mar 2015)

Tim Loughton: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Brooke, to discuss a subject in which I know you are very interested. You may have to restrain yourself from nodding, disagreeing or making a contribution. I am pleased that we have been granted the opportunity to debate this important subject; it is a shame that the 643 other hon. Members were not able to join us, or at least a good...

EU Council — Statement (23 Feb 2015)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...made by my right honourable friend the Prime Minister in another place. The Statement is as follows: “With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a Statement on the most recent European Council, which covered Ukraine, the eurozone, terrorism and extremism. On extremism, let me first address the case of the three British schoolgirls from east London leaving their families and...

Isil: European Council (23 Feb 2015)

David Cameron: With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the most recent European Council, which covered Ukraine, the eurozone, terrorism and extremism. On extremism, let me first address the case of the three British schoolgirls from east London leaving their families and attempting to travel to Syria. All of us have been horrified by the way that British teenagers appear to have...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council (5 Feb 2015)

David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will attend the Foreign Affairs Council on 9 February and I will attend the General Affairs Council on 10 February. The Foreign Affairs Council will be chaired by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and the General Affairs Council will be...


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