Results 161–180 of 1000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Chuka Umunna

Blacklisting (5 Sep 2017)

Chuka Umunna: My hon. Friend makes a good point: to what extent is profit being put before safety? Why is there such paranoia when employees and workers raise such issues? I find that hard to fathom, given the fatalities that occur in the construction sector. The first case that I want to mention concerns surveillance of workers that took place at a peaceful demonstration at a Crossrail site in 2016. I...

Blacklisting (5 Sep 2017)

Chuka Umunna: That is absolutely right. All Members who have spoken or undertaken any activity on this issue would have found it much harder to do what we have done without the trade unions providing support and information and uncovering what happened. I have to say to the Minister that I just do not understand why the Government and her Department are so resistant to having a public inquiry. What are...

Bills Presented: Exiting the European Union: Sanctions (19 Jul 2017)

Chuka Umunna: Does my hon. Friend agree that this reinforces the need for proper transitional arrangements? We are talking not only about the time that will be necessary. It seems to me that all the points she has just made are an argument for this country remaining part of the customs union and part of the EEA—the single market—at least in the interim, as we make our way out of the European Union.

Bills Presented: Exiting the European Union: Sanctions (19 Jul 2017)

Chuka Umunna: The hon. Lady is making some important points, but does this not underline the arguments she is making about the complexity of imposing travel bans, asset freezes and so forth, and stopping those who are the target of sanctions? Does this not underline the argument for a proper transition period in respect of our withdrawal? The suite of instruments the hon. Lady refers to are complex in...

Economy and Jobs (29 Jun 2017)

Chuka Umunna: I congratulate those who have given maiden speeches. I rise to speak to amendment (g), which stands in my name and the names of my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) and many other Members, on the biggest economic issue of our time—Brexit. I am proud to represent the borough that scored the highest remain vote in the country. In my seven years in this...

European Council (26 Jun 2017)

Chuka Umunna: To follow the hon. Member for North Antrim (Ian Paisley), the Prime Minister’s new governing partner, the Democratic Unionist Party, said in its manifesto that it would seek to deliver a “frictionless border” with the Republic of Ireland and a “comprehensive free trade and customs agreement with the European Union”. Is it not the case that neither of those objectives can be secured...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (27 Apr 2017)

Chuka Umunna: The Prime Minister called the general election in the name of building unity to strengthen her EU negotiating position. However, this is the Prime Minister who sent “Go home” vans around parts of urban Britain with high immigrant populations, this is the Prime Minister who aided and abetted the most disgraceful campaign against the first Muslim Mayor of our capital city, and this is the...

Business of the House (20 Apr 2017)

Chuka Umunna: We all know that to ensure that constituents can get better paid, better quality jobs and that our businesses can compete better abroad, we must ensure that our people have the right skills. It is a disgrace, therefore, that in my area we are facing further savage cuts of beyond £20 million per year to our local schools. Before Parliament is dissolved, may we have a statement from the...

Visible Religious Symbols: European Court Ruling (15 Mar 2017)

Chuka Umunna: I do not like this word “tolerate.” In this country, we do not tolerate people; we respect and embrace all cultures. Despite that, we know that Islamophobia is not only widespread but rampant. As a solicitor, for the best part of a decade I advised employees and employers on employment law. My worry is that those who read the reports on the CJEU decision will see it as a green light to...

European Council (14 Mar 2017)

Chuka Umunna: On single market membership, in their 2015 manifesto the Prime Minister and her party made an unconditional commitment to “safeguard British interests in the Single Market.” She castigated my hon. Friends the Members for Wirral South (Alison McGovern) and for Pontypridd (Owen Smith) for raising that issue, but on 26 May 2016 she told an audience of Goldman Sachs bankers, in relation to...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU (13 Mar 2017)

Chuka Umunna: Is the Government’s position on EU citizens not based on a fiction? If they did not grant EU citizens the right to stay, presumably they would remove those who could not stay from the United Kingdom, but the Minister for Immigration has said that the Government do not know where EU citizens are in order to remove them from the United Kingdom. It is an empty threat, so why cause all this stress?

Construction Industry: Blacklisting — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (8 Feb 2017)

Chuka Umunna: The Minister is coughing so I will intervene to allow her to take a swig of water. While she is doing so, I will ask three questions. First, on a public inquiry, I understand what she says about the history, but the fact that events happened in the past has not stopped other big public inquiries, such as those into Bloody Sunday and Hillsborough. Will she explain why that should stand in the...

Construction Industry: Blacklisting — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (8 Feb 2017)

Chuka Umunna: I beg to move, That this House has considered blacklisting in the construction industry. This debate relates to a secretive, insidious and shoddy practice that has brought shame on our construction industry. As shadow Secretary of State for Business, I initiated a lengthy debate in the main Chamber on the issue in January 2013. I return to it publicly today because it is my strong view that...

Construction Industry: Blacklisting — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (8 Feb 2017)

Chuka Umunna: The hon. Gentleman must be telepathic because he pre-empts what I will come on to. I will address that issue later. First, it is important to state that although the issue has brought shame on the construction sector, there is still much to be proud of in the sector—look at the Olympic Park venues, Heathrow Terminal 5 and the new buildings that we see springing up around us on time and on...

Construction Industry: Blacklisting — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (8 Feb 2017)

Chuka Umunna: I completely agree with my hon. Friend. She, too, must be telepathic. Not only am I a member of Unite and the GMB, and proud to be so, but UCATT, which is now part of Unite, is headquartered in the centre of the universe: my constituency. The work that the unions have done is so important. I practised for almost a decade as an employment law solicitor before being elected by my constituents...

Construction Industry: Blacklisting — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (8 Feb 2017)

Chuka Umunna: I completely endorse my hon. Friend’s comments. Let us put what the Consulting Association was doing into context. It did not just maintain lists and files on thousands of construction workers; the material that it collected included personal information, such as information on workers’ private relationships, in addition to whether they had raised health and safety issues, their trade...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Impact assessments (7 Feb 2017)

Chuka Umunna: I think I detected a hint of support for the amendment in the remarks that the right hon. Gentleman has just made.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Impact assessments (7 Feb 2017)

Chuka Umunna: The right hon. Gentleman seems to have accepted—I hear the word “melting” behind me—the premise behind the amendment. I very much look forward to his joining us in the Division Lobby. My party established the national health service in the face of opposition from the right hon. Gentleman’s party. We have a far better record of providing the funding and support to our NHS. We need no...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Impact assessments (7 Feb 2017)

Chuka Umunna: I am glad the hon. Gentleman raised that point, and I also have a lot of respect for him. However, the point is that I am not trying to re-litigate the referendum campaign but to make sure that the promises these people made are delivered. We know the NHS needs the extra cash, so it was not unreasonable for people to believe those promises. The Health Committee—people on both sides of the...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Impact assessments (7 Feb 2017)

Chuka Umunna: I do not know about the hon. Gentleman’s mote, but this amendment has been drafted so that it is inoffensive to people like him. Given that it is such a reasonable amendment, I suggest that he simply votes for it.


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