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Results 121–140 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

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill (21 May 2019)

Tom Brake: Will the right hon. Lady give way on that point?

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill (21 May 2019)

Tom Brake: The Leader of the House has referred a number of times to the Olympics, which has some similarities to this project. One reason why that project was so successful was that Tessa Jowell did a fantastic job of engaging all the Opposition parties, securing their agreement. Now the Leader of the House is engaging in the same process but, as I understand it, there is about to be a leadership...

British Steel (21 May 2019)

Tom Brake: British Steel has made it clear that Brexit uncertainty is scaring customers away and is a major cause of its problems. There is a simple solution: stop Brexit and stem the flow of job losses and relocations. If the Minister is not willing to take such action, will the Government instead look into the idea of setting up a Brexit support fund, which could be used, where appropriate, to support...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Climate Change (21 May 2019)

Tom Brake: What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the adequacy of Government funding to mitigate climate change.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Climate Change (21 May 2019)

Tom Brake: The Liberal Democrats were the first major political party to call for a zero-carbon Britain. We believe that target must be met by 2045. What assessment have the Government made of the climate change mitigation costs that would be incurred by 2045, of the support that would be needed for businesses to help them achieve a zero-carbon Britain by 2045, and of the health and environmental benefits?

Ebola Outbreak: DRC (20 May 2019)

Tom Brake: I welcome the Secretary of State to his new role. He is perhaps that rare animal—a Minister who is respected on both sides of the House—so I wish him well. He will know that in 2014, the Ebola outbreak was classified as a public health emergency of international concern, as was the Zika outbreak in 2016. I assume that he is monitoring that. At what point does he think we might reach that...

Use of Torture Overseas (20 May 2019)

Tom Brake: As we heard from the right hon. and learned Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve), in the course of its inquiry, the Intelligence and Security Committee asked a number of Secretaries of State whether they believed the policy allowed them to authorise action where there was a serious risk of torture and each gave significantly different answers. Can the Secretary of State explain how she will...

Exiting the European Union: UK Economy (16 May 2019)

Tom Brake: The car industry, British steel, and the travel industry are all citing Brexit as a major cause of concern in their sectors. Does the Minister consider that to be project fear or project reality?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Security Situation in Sri Lanka (14 May 2019)

Tom Brake: Is the Secretary of State able to say anything about the security arrangements for those members of various Sri Lankan communities who have had to go into camps for their own protection as a result of the attacks?

Buildings with Acm Cladding (9 May 2019)

Tom Brake: I welcome this announcement and echo the words of support that the Secretary of State has expressed for Grenfell United, the UK Cladding Action Group and others who have campaigned on this issue. Will he clarify one point in relation to his statement? He said that the funding would be conditional on the building owner “agreeing a contract to start remediation works within a set period.”...

Refugees in Sri Lanka (9 May 2019)

Tom Brake: The Minister will be aware that the Ahmadi community in the UK is very active, including delivering condolence cards to Christian churches here following the attack in Sri Lanka and raising lots of money for charity in the UK and abroad. If that community chooses to fundraise for the refugees in Sri Lanka would the Government be able to match, or indeed better, the sum it raises?

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Staff Bullying and Harassment: Cox Recommendations (9 May 2019)

Tom Brake: Dame Laura made three fundamental recommendations. In response to the first, the Commission immediately terminated the Respect and Valuing Others policies. In response to the second, the Commission has been considering options for the investigation of non-recent cases of bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct and expects to put a final proposal to the House before the summer recess. In...

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Staff Bullying and Harassment: Cox Recommendations (9 May 2019)

Tom Brake: The hon. Gentleman makes a valid point. I can reassure him that the House of Commons Commission is considering these important recommendations at every meeting, but we have not made the progress that we should have done. These are complex issues, and we hope that the working group will be established soon, to process how to deal with complaints against MPs independently of Members of Parliament.

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission: Staff Bullying and Harassment: Cox Recommendations (9 May 2019)

Tom Brake: The hon. Lady makes a valid point. She may be aware that training is being made available to staff, and I understand that a trial will be made available for Members. Although the Commission and I are not in a position to require Members of Parliament to attend those sessions, I think it is essential that they do.

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Voter Registration (9 May 2019)

Tom Brake: Has the commission made any assessment of the registration of EU citizens to vote in the European Union elections that are about to take place, and whether it would be appropriate for them to be able take to polling stations on 23 May the form that they are required to have handed in by 7 May if they want to vote in those elections in the UK?

Bombardier (7 May 2019)

Tom Brake: I accept that there is not very much the Government can do, but will the Minister set out what it might be possible to do in terms of identifying or facilitating the identification of any new buyer? On retraining, although hopefully that will not be necessary, what sort of package might the Government be willing to put in place if it does prove necessary in future?

East Midlands Rail Franchise (7 May 2019)

Tom Brake: I wonder whether there is a way to formalise this slot as an urgent question to the Secretary of State for Transport, because this is clearly a weekly event that could be formalised in the parliamentary calendar. My question to the Minister is this: what is the Secretary of State’s responsibility when it comes to making market-sensitive information available? Given how leaky the Government...

No-Deal Brexit: Cross-Channel Freight (2 May 2019)

Tom Brake: On 11 February, the Secretary of State said in response to my question on ferry procurement: “I have been absolutely clear that this procurement was dealt with very carefully by officials in my Department and in the Treasury”—[Official Report, 11 February 2019; Vol. 654, c. 623.] Although the Secretary of State may believe that this matter was dealt with very carefully, I think the...


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