Results 1–20 of 3701 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Anna Soubry

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review (21 Feb 2018)

Anna Soubry: The person who said that there was no money left was actually the occupant of the Treasury who left a note for the incoming Conservative-Liberal coalition Government in 2010. The reality is that of course there is money. We raise taxes and we spend them exceptionally wisely as a Conservative Government, particularly on infrastructure which, as the hon. Gentleman must surely agree, is now at...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review (21 Feb 2018)

Anna Soubry: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review (21 Feb 2018)

Anna Soubry: There’s a surprise!

Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Voting Age (21 Feb 2018)

Anna Soubry: I agree very much with everything my right hon. Friend is saying. Is not the answer to look at all the laws pertaining to the age of majority and actually have laws that make sense? As he identifies, someone is not deemed old enough to use a sunbed at 17; can get married at 16 with their parents’ permission but cannot go out and buy a drink to celebrate; and cannot drive a car until...

Aid Sector: Safeguarding (20 Feb 2018)

Anna Soubry: I commend the Secretary of State for her statement and gently say to the hon. Member for Edmonton (Kate Osamor) that this is not an issue on which anybody should be seeking to make any form of political capital. This is not the subject of party politics; this is an appalling situation. About a year ago, I went to the Zaatari refugee camp as a guest of Oxfam. I saw the great work that so many...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (20 Feb 2018)

Anna Soubry: The Good Friday agreement has brought about peace for almost 20 years in Northern Ireland. Will the Foreign Secretary give an unequivocal assurance that Her Majesty’s Government will not do anything that undermines the agreement, including pursuing any policy that undermines the principles that led to its creation?

European Free Trade Association — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (7 Feb 2018)

Anna Soubry: I congratulate my hon. Friend on his excellent speech. I am sorry that I cannot stay for the full duration of what I anticipate will be an equally excellent debate. Has he explored whether it is possible for any arrangement that we come to with the European Union by way of a free trade agreement to be in effect docked? If we join EFTA, it could be docked in EFTA and therefore the EFTA court...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (6 Feb 2018)

Anna Soubry: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (6 Feb 2018)

Anna Soubry: I thank the Secretary of State for that answer—or rather, for that statement—and also for the robust tweets that he makes on that and many other issues. Would he be amenable to the idea of following on Twitter the Oliver King Foundation? On the foundation’s advice, I have written to all the schools in Broxtowe urging them to install defibrillators. This is an important...

Immigration White Paper (5 Feb 2018)

Anna Soubry: Will my right hon. Friend confirm two things? First, is it not really important, when we discuss immigration, to recognise that the overwhelming majority of people who come to our country do so to work? We are grateful for the work they do and we should always welcome the contribution they make to our country. Will she also confirm that the customs union has got diddly squat to do with...

Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2018)

Anna Soubry: I say a huge thank you to my right hon. Friend and her team for all their excellent work, but does she not agree that the time for talking is over? We have to grasp this, do the right thing, and—I cannot believe I am going to say this—but in this instance, in supporting amendment (b), absolutely everybody vote leave.

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Anna Soubry: The one thing businesses want—this is the message I and others have received for a very long time now—is certainty. Of course they know that things can change. Does my hon. Friend not accept that we are in a situation at the moment where British business is going to want to know absolutely that the transition arrangements are firm and will be met to give them that certainty by...

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Anna Soubry: May I take the right hon. Gentleman one step back? Does he now share the view of many right hon. and hon. Members on the Government side that the other mistake was to trigger article 50 too early as well, and that has not helped us in our negotiations either?

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Anna Soubry: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Glenrothes (Peter Grant), although obviously I did not agree with much of what he said at the end of his speech. I am delighted that the Government have had the good sense to agree to the motion. I am concerned about the circumstances in which these documents will now be made available, in some sort of secrecy, despite the fact that they can...

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Anna Soubry: In a moment. The reality of these documents, of course, is that finally it seems that our Government have decided they are actually going to make some choices; they are actually going to form a view in Cabinet. It has only taken 19 months since the referendum to work out what they want from Brexit. The Prime Minister told us, in her Lancaster House speech, what she did not want, but what...

Opposition Day: Government’s EU Exit Analysis (31 Jan 2018)

Anna Soubry: With great respect to my right hon. Friend, that is absolute nonsense, and the good people of this country now require honesty and transparency. Some of us have been over to Brussels. Many people—right hon. and hon. Members, some of whom I can see on the Opposition Benches—have spoken to people at all levels of the 27 nations and to ambassadors from other countries. They have been...

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