Results 101–120 of 3993 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

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (23 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: No doubt in time. Mr Speaker, it has come to my attention that some constituents are unable to email me. I believe this is a common problem from which all hon. Members are suffering. Obviously, we will not know because the emails do not even get into the spam filters. For some peculiar reason, which I will not trouble you with, I found out that one constituent—she had a very serious...

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: But this motion is the ultimate procedural motion. Why have the Opposition not done their job and tabled a motion about the customs union or custom arrangement instead of this— I have to say it—Mickey Mouse motion that does not deserve any support?

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Information Orders (9 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: Will the Minister give way?

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Information Orders (9 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: I thank my hon. Friend for that information, but it was mainly complete news to me, as I suspect it was to my right hon. Friend the Member for Hemel Hempstead too. We have a really serious problem here. I just cannot underestimate the amount of concern among small businesses. Medium-sized businesses with more than 250 employees have the benefit of a team of people, but this is a real crisis...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations (9 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: The right hon. Gentleman is making a powerful case, and he is right about morality and the promises made, most importantly, to victims. I am struggling to support him, however, because while those are powerful arguments, I am actually more interested in the outcome. Is there a genuine purpose that can be achieved other than—and it is a strong argument—keeping a promise to victims?...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations (9 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: I am grateful to the Secretary of State for giving way; it is very generous of him. Some years ago, I put forward a private Member’s Bill calling for anyone who was accused to keep their anonymity until they were charged. It is all there—it is effectively good to go. I too would very much like to meet the Secretary of State, because this is the right thing to do. People should not...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: It should be put on the record that many of us who were elected in 2010, with the change of government, noticed that under the previous Government there had also been big problems in the Home Office in getting on and doing the right thing in relation to all manner of things—visas, applications and so on. This was nothing new under the Conservative Government.

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: It is an absolute pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper). I agreed with everything she said. I will not be voting for the motion, for what I suggest to the House is a very good reason. Under the stewardship and chairmanship of the right hon. Lady, we can be absolutely certain that there will be exactly the sort of full inquiry that...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: Absolutely, and it is imperative that we remember that, with very few, if any, exceptions, civil servants are some of the most outstanding workers in our country. It is too easy to slag them off but we should remember not only their quality, but the fact that often they cannot speak out and defend themselves. Therefore, I agree with my right hon. Friend the Member for Putney (Justine...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: In a moment; I always give way to the hon. Lady. I remember standing proudly with members of all political parties, every shade of Trotskyist, communist, broad left, far left, liberals and other Tories. The huge change that has happened in our society is that members of the hard left who shout from sedentary positions have forgotten all that and engage at the level of tribalism on issues that...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: And now I will take the extra minute.

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: I thank the hon. Lady, but that is not what this motion addresses. It is a bureaucratic, procedural thing. If it had espoused her very good arguments, I would not have any trouble with it, because I want to see change and I absolutely agree with her. I have been saying to the House for I do not know how long since the Windrush scandal broke that the problem runs deep into the policy. The...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: The hon. and learned Lady is being very good in giving way. I agree with much of what she says, but she said that the Government “went after” the Windrush generation. The whole thing is a scandal, but would she accept and agree that nobody has deliberately gone after the Windrush generation? She is right about a culture—I will dwell on that in my speech—but nobody has...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: Would the right hon. Lady like to find out? Will she give way?

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. Could the record show that there was no laughter on these Benches, as has just been alleged?

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: Shocking!

Breast Cancer Screening (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: My friend Emma Agnew, a woman in her own right but also known as “Mrs Aggers” because she is married to the cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew, is one of a remarkable group of women who have faced breast cancer and beaten it, but it must be said that she had huge support from her husband, and our thoughts are also with my hon. Friend the Member for Bexhill and Battle (Huw...

Windrush (30 Apr 2018)

Anna Soubry: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his appointment and pay handsome tribute to his predecessor. The Windrush scandal really should not have taken us by surprise: it is the natural consequence of a system that has as its default position an assumption that a person is here illegally, with the onus being on the applicant to prove that they are here legally. That is the problem. A person has...

Customs and Borders (26 Apr 2018)

Anna Soubry: Does my hon. Friend share my concern that so many Members do not even know what the customs union is? For example, while we have heard today that there are no other customs unions in the world, there are 12. As for state aid rules, we now know that the Government said on Monday that they would adopt all the state aid rules that we currently have as a member of the European Union.

Customs and Borders (26 Apr 2018)

Anna Soubry: rose—

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