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Results 61–80 of 5000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Tom Brake

Backbench Business: Human Rights in Saudi Arabia — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (18 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: Does my right hon. Friend agree that if we are going to assist the Saudis on technology in this way, at the very least our Government should in response press for the immediate release of all political prisoners and, pending that happening, seek proof of life of those who have been detained?

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Progress reports (18 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: I rise simply to support the amendment; however, like others, I regret the need for it. It is needed because of the position adopted by one person—the person who will be our next Prime Minister, who, if I recall correctly, did in fact campaign for parliamentary sovereignty but is now dangling the threat of abolishing Parliament over our heads. Even dictators in banana republics are...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Progress reports (18 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: indicated assent.

Detainees (18 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: The Government are wrong to reject a judge-led inquiry, which was the only way to find out if the lessons have been learned. Given the Minister’s statement, will he commit to two measures: first, legislation to provide redress for victims of extraordinary rendition; and, secondly, an immediate review of guidance should it become clear that UK personnel are still at risk of breaking the law?

Detainee Mistreatment: Judge-Led Inquiry (15 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: Does the Minister accept that any UK involvement in extraordinary rendition is a stain on our reputation as a country that claims to uphold the rule of law and defend human rights? Does he agree that the best way to deal with this is for him to announce this week that there will be an independent judge-led inquiry, and also to announce the appointment of the new Investigatory Powers Commissioner?

Uk Ambassador to Usa: Leaked Emails (8 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: May I commend the Minister and indeed the Secretary of State for International Trade for defending our ambassador? Will the Minister take this opportunity to guarantee that our need—our desperate need—for a trade deal with the US is not going to stop our ambassador from speaking frankly, and will he also take this opportunity to dismiss the idea of the conspiracy theorists that this is...

Counter-Daesh Update (3 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: On Monday, I met the Iraqi ambassador, and it is clear that the Iraqi authorities are keen for the UK Government, EU countries, the US and Russia to take responsibility for Daesh fighters and their families who might—or might not—have been involved in terrorist activity. Will the UK Government take responsibility for those fighters?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Spending Review (2 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: Whether he plans to launch a three-year spending review before the summer recess; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Spending Review (2 Jul 2019)

Tom Brake: I can assure the Chancellor that I saw him give that response on television earlier. What would be the impact on the comprehensive spending review of either the proposal of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the right hon. Member for South West Surrey (Mr Hunt) for a £13 billion cut in corporation tax and a £12 billion increase in defence spending, or the proposal...

Exiting the European Union: Security Co-operation (27 Jun 2019)

Tom Brake: According to Mr Barnier, a no-deal scenario would represent “a break in the level of talks…risks to intelligence pooling… inconsistencies in applying sanctions regimes”, and would leave the rules of co-operation with Europol and Eurojust still to be determined. Given the risks that no deal would present to our security, is the Minister happy that both of the Tory leadership contenders...

Petition - Closure of Heywood Crown Post Office: Parental Involvement in Teaching: Equality Act (25 Jun 2019)

Tom Brake: I apologise for not being here for the earlier part of the debate, but I am pleased to have arrived in time to hear the hon. Members for Wallasey (Ms Eagle), for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) and for Rhondda (Chris Bryant), who encouraged me to stay to the end. I have a specific follow-up question on the point raised by the hon. Member for Wallasey. What, precisely, are the...

European Council (24 Jun 2019)

Tom Brake: Does the Prime Minister believe that, to engage constructively with the European Union, our new Prime Minister must set out before the summer recess, here in Parliament, his approach to Brexit, so that we and the European Union can establish whether it commands the confidence of the House?

Business of the House (20 Jun 2019)

Tom Brake: I am upset with the Leader of the House, as he did not invite me on his bus tour, but perhaps he will let me know what slogan he intended having on the side of the bus. I am also disappointed that the urgent question has been cancelled; I wonder whether the hon. Member for Stone (Sir William Cash) has been sat on. I will turn the homework that I had done for the UQ into a question for the...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Temporary Chamber (20 Jun 2019)

Tom Brake: The Commission has heard various oral representations. At its meeting on 14 May 2018, it considered a statement of accommodation requirements for the House of Commons decant. Most recently, on 20 May, the Commission considered the northern estate programme, which includes the temporary Chamber for the House of Commons, and endorsed the scheme’s proposals. Those proposals are currently out...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Temporary Chamber (20 Jun 2019)

Tom Brake: It was no surprise that the hon. Gentleman made his point about electronic voting, which is something that I would like to see tested in the temporary Chamber—that is a personal opinion. I will monitor the responses to the consultation that are received by 28 June, and I will be astonished and extremely disappointed if the hon. Gentleman does not submit a response setting out exactly how...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Provision for Cyclists (20 Jun 2019)

Tom Brake: Parliamentary authorities continue to review the use of bicycle spaces to ensure that demand is met.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Provision for Cyclists (20 Jun 2019)

Tom Brake: I am very happy to do so. I am a cyclist myself, and I must say that the facilities within Parliament are perhaps not quite what they should be, certainly given the lack of covered parking provision for cycles, so I would be very happy to meet the hon. Lady. I should point out that access to the parliamentary estate for cyclists has been improved, but I agree that there is a need to look at...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Relocation of Parliament (20 Jun 2019)

Tom Brake: An option to move Parliament out of the Palace of Westminster to a new purpose-built building was included in the restoration and renewal pre-feasibility study of 2012. The House of Commons Commission reviewed that study in October that year and decided to rule the option out, agreeing that no further analysis would be undertaken on it. The House of Lords Commission took a similar view, and ...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Relocation of Parliament (20 Jun 2019)

Tom Brake: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his supplementary question; I might have expected him to call for Parliament to be moved to Luton, but he did not. Clearly a decision has been taken. Some of the things that he would like might be possible for the temporary Chamber—that matter that was raised earlier—and I hope that he will want to make a written submission pressing for that Chamber to be...

Cox Report: Implementation (18 Jun 2019)

Tom Brake: The right hon. Gentleman will be aware that I raised an idea put forward by the lay people on the Commission that we should as a Commission go away—I dare not call it an away-day because of the connotations of everyone wearing a patterned jumper for that purpose. Would he support that sort of set-up, where we go away, look at how the Commission is operating now, and come up with some...


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