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Results 41–60 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

President Trump: State Visit — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (20 Feb 2017)

James Berry: I happily take up the challenge of the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali). Donald Trump’s attitude to Muslims is an outrage, and what is most outrageous is the total lack of evidence for his actions. All of the deaths caused by terrorists on US soil since 9/11 have been caused by US citizens or residents, and even the 9/11 attacks were made by people from outside the US...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Learning Difficulties: Support (20 Feb 2017)

James Berry: What steps the Government are taking to ensure that people with learning difficulties are supported into work.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Learning Difficulties: Support (20 Feb 2017)

James Berry: Will my hon. Friend join me in praising the work of the Balance community interest company in Surbiton, which provides employment support for people with learning difficulties? I urge her to raise awareness of organisations such as Balance and, indeed, of the Government’s own Access to Work scheme, so that everyone knows what support is available out there.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

James Berry: Does my hon. Friend agree that Euratom, much like Europol, is one of those organisations from which the other EU member states would have absolutely no interest in excluding the UK and that, therefore, a quick agreement is likely?

Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Feb 2017)

James Berry: From medics at Kingston hospital to researchers at Kingston University and the staff at growing electronics businesses such as Genuine Solutions, Kingston’s workforce is enriched by highly skilled workers from abroad, so will my right hon. Friend confirm that, after we leave the EU, we will continue to welcome highly skilled workers from the EU and beyond?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Parliamentary approval for agreements with the Union (7 Feb 2017)

James Berry: When the hon. Gentleman said on 11 May last year that this was a “once-in-a-generation decision”, was he being straightforward with the voters?

Housing White Paper (7 Feb 2017)

James Berry: My constituents are shocked at Lib Dem and residents association-controlled Elmbridge Borough Council’s proposals to allow mass development on the green belt by Surbiton. I therefore welcome my right hon. Friend’s protection of the green belt, but will he confirm that building on the green belt is and will remain possible only in defined exceptional circumstances?

Prevent Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (1 Feb 2017)

James Berry: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Telford (Lucy Allan) on securing this debate. I recognise that there are concerns about Prevent, and I have heard those concerns from a range of different people. As a member of the Home Affairs Committee and as someone with an interest in this area, I have taken the time to speak to...

Prevent Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (1 Feb 2017)

James Berry: That is right, but that is certainly not an argument for getting rid of Prevent. There are countless other cases in which the Prevent duty would result in issues being picked up. That is why there have been 1,000 voluntary referrals to Channel, where people have been channelled away from any risks. That is what the Contest strategy does. This hypothetical was tested when the Home Affairs...

Prevent Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (1 Feb 2017)

James Berry: I agree with everything that my hon. Friend said. That brings me to the second main criticism of Prevent—that it puts undue pressure on teachers, doctors and social workers. It is true that they are not policemen and are already under huge pressure—I know that teachers are, because my mother was one—because of all sorts of duties of the kind, besides their core one of teaching. However,...

Prevent Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (1 Feb 2017)

James Berry: That certainly must be addressed, but I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich (Dr Poulter) that the Prevent duty has led to much greater awareness among professionals of what to look for and how to help. We need a way to pick up the signs of radicalisation before it is too late and innocent lives are devastated by being drawn into the ideologies in...

Prevent Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (1 Feb 2017)

James Berry: The hon. Lady is making a good case against Prevent. However, she said that it is not achieving anything. Will she set out the evidence for that assertion?

Maintained Nursery Schools Funding — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (1 Feb 2017)

James Berry: Does the hon. Lady agree that an advantage of maintained nurseries, such as Surbiton Children’s Centre Nursery—the only one in my constituency—is that they have the security that private nurseries, often run by private tenants, do not have if the landlord decides that they do not want them to continue there, or if the rent goes up?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

James Berry: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Arfon (Hywel Williams). This House was right to decide in 2015, with just 53 votes to the contrary, that an in/out referendum should determine Britain’s continued membership of the EU. The referendum was the biggest exercise in democracy since the 1992 general election. The majority voted to leave and this House, this seat of democracy, would...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

James Berry: That point is not lost on me or the House. The first objection is that MPs in constituencies said to have voted remain are obliged to respect the result in their constituency and block article 50. We are told that we should act not as representatives in the sense that Burke instructed but as delegates. There are several problems with that argument. The first is that the referendum was a...

Changes in Us Immigration Policy (30 Jan 2017)

James Berry: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Jobcentre Plus Offices: Closure (30 Jan 2017)

James Berry: Many of my constituents use the jobcentre or the council’s housing services, so I welcome the decision to move Kingston jobcentre to the council offices when the lease expires in a few months’ time. It will be much more convenient for my constituents.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Spending Target (30 Jan 2017)

James Berry: What recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on NATO’s 2% GDP spending target.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Spending Target (30 Jan 2017)

James Berry: It is right for all NATO members to meet the 2% spending commitment which we make sacrifices here to meet, but in the course of his discussions on spending and NATO deployments, has my right hon. Friend met anyone who believes that deploying troops to a NATO ally’s territory is escalatory?

Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Amendment) Bill (27 Jan 2017)

James Berry: Members of the Home Office Committee, of which I am a member, have spoken both to critics of Prevent and to its supporters in the police force. Has my hon. Friend spoken to Prevent co-ordinators and police officers in her own area to establish whether they support the continuation of these measures?

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