Results 41–60 of 745 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Adam Holloway

Street Homelessness — [James Gray in the Chair] (24 Apr 2018)

Adam Holloway: I will change that sentence. A person can make money in order to buy drugs to feed their addiction—that point was pretty clear in what I said. An added complexity is that there seems to be a perception among some of those involved in helping the homeless that in order to access services someone needs to sleep on the streets. Surely we should be helping people earlier. The endless churn of...

Street Homelessness — [James Gray in the Chair] (24 Apr 2018)

Adam Holloway: I agree with the hon. Gentleman’s overall point. I think the business of not having an address has been dealt with by quite a lot of charities, but it is clearly much harder to hold down a job for someone who also has the complexity of sorting themselves out every night and living on the streets. I definitely agree with that. How should we tackle the problem? From my experience of sleeping...

EU Referendum: Electoral Law (27 Mar 2018)

Adam Holloway: Look, let the Electoral Commission do its investigation Why is this House trying to pre-empt it? No one should be sacked until we actually have a decision.

EU Referendum: Electoral Law (27 Mar 2018)

Adam Holloway: I would love to hear what the “new evidence” is. It is coming from some very junior people who are currently making contradictory claims on different television programmes. Let us hear what it is, and let us leave it to the Electoral Commission. It has already cleared this twice.

Homelessness (27 Feb 2018)

Adam Holloway: Does the Minister not think it a no-brainer that if successive Governments continue with very high levels of immigration and fail to build houses, we are going to have a problem? I lived homeless in London for three months for a television programme. Nearly 50% of homeless in London are from eastern Europe and there are horrendous hostels which are totally unsuitable for mentally ill and...

Homelessness (27 Feb 2018)

Adam Holloway: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Lower Thames Crossing (28 Nov 2017)

Adam Holloway: I appreciate the constructive way in which my hon. Friend and the other Ministers have approached this since the decision was made, and, as I said, Highways England is being very decent, but I must return to my earlier point. How is a road that will reduce congestion at Dartford by only 14% still about traffic mitigation? It is not about sorting out Dartford; it has morphed into an issue of...

Lower Thames Crossing (28 Nov 2017)

Adam Holloway: Will the Minister give way again?

Lower Thames Crossing (28 Nov 2017)

Adam Holloway: I greatly appreciate it. Honestly, I love my constituents, but if I thought it was right to put the crossing there, I would man up, look them in the eye and say, “I am really sorry, but this is the correct decision.” Under any Government, including a Labour Government, I would say, “This is the right thing to do.” However, it is not about that. It is blindingly obvious to anyone that...

Lower Thames Crossing (28 Nov 2017)

Adam Holloway: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for selecting this matter for debate. I am very sorry that the Chamber has just cleared, because if Members had stayed, they would have heard how a historic opportunity to fix the M25 at Dartford—as we know, it is broken there—has been missed, therefore condemning our constituents to another two or three decades of gridlock at Dartford. I guess that the Minister...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Adam Holloway: Once someone from, for instance, Syria finds safety in Turkey, Jordan or Lebanon, however—[Interruption.] Wait. However crowded or unpleasant that might be, when they then decide to move further into Europe, they are making a choice. I would make the same choice, but at that point they are a migrant exercising their free will, and they are therefore qualitatively different from the people...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Adam Holloway: Is this not a no-brainer? The pull factor is the fact that people get to stay in Britain and Europe. If people did not get to stay in Britain or Europe, we would not have this complete mess and we would be able to look after people properly in their own regions.

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Adam Holloway: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Adam Holloway: This is absolutely preposterous. The fact is that these very long journeys, which sometimes last many months, cost a great deal of money and most are organised by people smugglers. These are the relatively privileged few; we should be concentrating on the many.

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Adam Holloway: Many of the people in Calais come from war-torn areas such as Syria and Iraq. Indeed, shortly before the general election, I went with my former interpreter to the city of Mosul for about three hours and had a look around. As we approached the city—we were about 20 km away—we saw a great caravan filled with women in black and children. There were very few men. I remember seeing one lady...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Adam Holloway: Well, yes, I accept that, but we must be careful to do what is right for as many people as possible, rather than for the people who are most visible to us. We should not just do what makes us feel good. We must stop creating a “pull” for people to make these very long journeys.

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Adam Holloway: I thank my hon. and gallant Friend for his intervention. The reality is that this was some time ago, and that there were very, very few children. What I found in my week-long stay at the Sangatte camp was that the refugees were mostly fit young men. I would do exactly as they did—they had sold bits of land in Kurdistan or wherever else and were coming to England. The reasons why that camp...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Adam Holloway: I have great sympathy with what the hon. Lady says, but I have also seen these kids in the camps. We should be doing everything we can for the many, not for the relative few. [Interruption.] It is true. We should not just do what makes us feel good. There are millions of refugees in the middle east who need as much help as we can give. We cannot settle them all in the UK; we must do what we...

President Trump: State Visit — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (20 Feb 2017)

Adam Holloway: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

President Trump: State Visit — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (20 Feb 2017)

Adam Holloway: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, although the proposed ban is clearly completely absurd, there is something quite refreshing about a politician actually doing what they said they would do before they were elected? The ban is ridiculous, but it is a reaction to the chaos caused in the middle east by previous generations of politicians, which in my view is far worse than anything that Trump...


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