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Results 1–20 of 300 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:James Berry

School Funding (London) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (29 Mar 2017)

James Berry: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

School Funding (London) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (29 Mar 2017)

James Berry: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hanson, and to follow the hon. Member for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh). I congratulate the hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) on securing this excellent debate. My parents are teachers, and I have had the pleasure of visiting every school in my constituency at least once. We have the best schools in the UK...

School Funding (London) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (29 Mar 2017)

James Berry: The hon. Gentleman is nodding. Before I am intervened on by an MP from Tower Hamlets, I completely accept the political consensus that we should address social deprivation through funding for education. I completely accept that schools in Kingston are always going to get less than schools in Tower Hamlets, where there is a higher index of social deprivation. However, if we take into account...

School Funding (London) — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair] (29 Mar 2017)

James Berry: In addition to the funding formula, those additional costs need to be addressed. I will close by rebutting the ridiculous suggestion that has been made, although not in this Chamber today, that we should cut funding for new schools and use it for existing ones. In London we know that there is an acute pressure for school places, and that the cost of buying the sites for them is very...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Mar 2017)

James Berry: Does the Prime Minister agree that social media companies need to take action now to remove extremist and hate materials from their platforms proactively, and to foot the bill for the police, who are currently doing those companies’ dirty work at the taxpayer’s expense?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Young People in Work (27 Mar 2017)

James Berry: What recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of young people in work.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Young People in Work (27 Mar 2017)

James Berry: At the last count, there were 145 jobseeker’s allowance claimants aged 18 to 24 in Kingston, yet when I go to businesses such as New England Seafood, Genuine Solutions and Meeting Point, they tell me that they have vacancies, particularly for young people. What can my hon. Friend do to ensure that young people are matched up with the many opportunities that businesses in my constituency and...

London Attacks (23 Mar 2017)

James Berry: May I commend the Prime Minister for her very fitting statement? When police officers die, they leave behind husbands, wives, sons and daughters. The Police Dependants’ Trust was set up to support the dependants of police officers killed or injured on duty, following the brutal murder of three police officers in Shepherd’s Bush in 1966. Will the Prime Minister join me in encouraging...

Heathrow Airport Expansion: Elmbridge (22 Mar 2017)

James Berry: I share a constituency border with my hon. Friend. He will know that there is not a flightpath on the border, but residents are disturbed by stacking. Does he understand the concerns felt by people at the other end of my constituency—in Kingston and New Malden—about the prospect of a whole new flightpath, where there is not one already, and the disturbance that will cause?

Heathrow Airport Expansion: Elmbridge (22 Mar 2017)

James Berry: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech on behalf of his constituents. Does he agree that the likelihood of a family of four with all their bags using public transport instead of a family car or taxi is minimal, unless there is a massive increase in the quality of public transport in both our constituencies?

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Domestic Abuse Victims: Voting (22 Mar 2017)

James Berry: What steps he is taking to help victims of domestic abuse exercise their right to vote.

Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Domestic Abuse Victims: Voting (22 Mar 2017)

James Berry: I commend the Government on the work they have done with Women’s Aid and other organisations. Will my hon. Friend assure me that this work will continue to ensure that the victims of all types of domestic abuse are heard at the ballot box?

Aviation Security (22 Mar 2017)

James Berry: As this is an evolving threat, will my right hon. Friend confirm that countries and airports could be added or removed from the list that the Government have published, should the British intelligence services so recommend?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Selective Secondary Education (20 Mar 2017)

James Berry: In the Budget, £320 million was announced for new schools, some of which may be grammar schools. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that new schools are desperately needed and that, although some may be grammar schools, that does not affect the revenue funding that this House has discussed in many questions today?

Counter-Daesh Update (15 Mar 2017)

James Berry: Further to the previous question, the UK is one of only six countries, and the only G7 country, to meet the 0.7% aid commitment, and as with the 2% NATO commitment, we do that by making tough choices about public spending elsewhere. Will my right hon. Friend therefore confirm to those in doubt that it is by meeting that aid commitment that we are able to lead the way in helping civilians who...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (9 Mar 2017)

James Berry: The right hon. Gentleman brings a lot of experience from his time in office. Before the Budget, his party was advocating £2 billion of immediate spending on adult social care and £2 billion of immediate spending on the NHS. The sum of £4 billion is a lot of money. I have no doubt that he has arguments for why that amount is needed, but will he enlighten the House as to how the money would...

Business of the House (9 Mar 2017)

James Berry: In February 2014, 14-year-old Breck Bednar was brutally murdered by a man he met via an online video gaming platform. Breck’s mum, Lorin, who bravely came to talk to teachers and parents in Kingston, is calling for a law to tackle that kind of online grooming to be brought into force urgently. May we have a debate on how all stakeholders —the Government, police and, particularly, internet...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (9 Mar 2017)

James Berry: The EU Commissioner for Security and the head of Europol have both made it clear in evidence to the Select Committee on Home Affairs how important it is maintaining our current policing and security co-operation with Europe. I know that my right hon. Friend is committed to continuing that co-operation. Are his counterparts in Europe as committed as he is?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (7 Mar 2017)

James Berry: Mobile phones in prisons allow criminals to deal drugs, intimidate their victims and continue criminality from within their prison cell. Will my hon. Friend say how the powers in the Prisons and Courts Bill will help to address the scourge of mobile phones in prisons once and for all?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (6 Mar 2017)

James Berry: Will the Secretary of State confirm that the Government remain committed to resettling 23,000 of the most vulnerable children and adults directly from Syria, the middle east and north Africa over this Parliament, in addition to asylum seekers and family reunion cases? Will she update the House on how many people have been resettled in the past year?

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