Results 141–160 of 700 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

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: Give me a couple of minutes. Just let me get into my stride. Instead, those who are refugees should be offered a well-resourced place of safety—perhaps in Europe, but more probably in a safe place in the region where they live—and if it turns out that someone is an economic migrant, they should be taken home. This is not xenophobic: it is moral, practical, fair and sustainable over many...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: The hon. Gentleman did not listen to what I said. I said that those people had been through dozens of safe countries by the time they get to Calais. It is quite possible to be a refugee and an economic migrant. [Interruption.] One of the appalling truths about the Syrian bodies washed up on the beaches is that they previously got to safe countries and are now choosing to come to Europe....

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: We will not get anywhere unless we are clear that there is a difference between a refugee and an economic migrant. [Interruption.] I said it was possible to be both. Australia used to have a big migrant crisis, but does not have one now. Why? Because the Government took bold action. As Tony Abbott said—[Interruption.] Opposition Members should not laugh; this is true. Tony Abbott said:...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: Absolutely, and I think we have a deep moral obligation to people who find themselves caught up in the wreckage of warring nations, or who find themselves persecuted. During the Balkan wars, I posed as a deaf and dumb Bosnian Muslim in Serb territory—from the Kosara valley, Banja Luka and over the bridge at Bosanska Gradiška. We travelled down in a great big convoy of escaping Bosnian...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: Well, I think it is completely bonkers. In my view, it is also immoral because we will see more and more bodies washed up. We are just going to have to disagree on this. I think we could help a lot more people if the international community behaved a bit more like my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, by trying to support as many Syrian refugees as possible through helping the many, as...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: I myself wonder how many people have not drowned because of those policies, but, again, we shall have to differ. We must return those who are not entitled to claim asylum to their countries of origin, and—as we heard from the right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford—try to find mechanisms to help the very, very large numbers of refugees in the region. We must consider...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: They absolutely deserve our protection, and that is where I am coming from in this debate. We have to be hard-nosed and realistic. It is all very well to try to make oneself feel better, but we must do what is sustainable, moral and right in the long term. Unless the message gets through to people in these countries, we are inviting hundreds of millions to seek a better life in Europe and...

Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 Mar 2015)

Adam Holloway: May I just say that I think it is a tragic waste that a guy of your ability is leaving this place, and it is our loss?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Care and Health Care (16 Mar 2015)

Adam Holloway: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on steps the Government are taking to improve co-ordination between social care and health care.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Social Care and Health Care (16 Mar 2015)

Adam Holloway: I have been out several times with social services in Gravesend and I have been very impressed by the way in which those individuals often go way beyond the call of duty, yet in the House and in the newspapers we hear about them only when things go wrong. Often, that is when there is a dispute between social care providers and health care providers about who is taking the lead. How will the...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry (29 Jan 2015)

Adam Holloway: I have no idea of the reason for the report’s delay—I do not think anyone has—but it does matter. This should not be about a pre-election period, or about bashing Blair or anyone else. As my right hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) has said, more than 150,000 civilians and 632 British troops died in two completely idiotic wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry (29 Jan 2015)

Adam Holloway: I do not know whether my hon. Friend remembers this, but in 2007 or 2008, I think, there were no fluent Pashto speakers across the Foreign Office, the MOD or DFID in Afghanistan.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Equipment Plan (12 Jan 2015)

Adam Holloway: What progress his Department has made on delivering the defence equipment plan.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Equipment Plan (12 Jan 2015)

Adam Holloway: What changes have been made to the way the plan is being delivered?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (7 Jan 2015)

Adam Holloway: Will the Minister update us on the timing of the publication of the Chilcot report?

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 Sep 2014)

Adam Holloway: I believe that when Members think of ISIS, they think of a foreign fighter, dressed in black, holding before him a terrified offering dressed in orange—a kind of spectre or ghost, screaming at us out of cyberspace. Last week I was in Iraq with my hon. Friend the Member for Spelthorne (Kwasi Kwarteng), and an Iraqi said to me, “You’ve got to see ISIS in Iraq like this: it’s the good,...

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 Sep 2014)

Adam Holloway: I would love to.

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 Sep 2014)

Adam Holloway: A first step for the hon. Gentleman might be to join the Territorial Army and, in a year’s time, volunteer to serve in the region. Arab countries should be at the forefront of the fight, and we should think about how to help Iraqi and Syrian Sunnis gain security and a fairer deal, so that they eject ISIS themselves. By not yet diving in completely, the western capitals have shown that they...

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 Sep 2014)

Adam Holloway: That is a fair observation. There is no simple solution to any of this, but the answer will not come from something military that is led by the west. It will come from something political that is led by people within the region. There is a huge amount that we can do, but it should mostly involve encouraging and enabling other people. It should not be a rerun of Iraq in 1991, when, although...

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 Sep 2014)

Adam Holloway: No. If the west fails to morph into the background, away from the military lead, I am afraid our vote today will drive our nation towards disaster.


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