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Results 121–140 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

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (20 Oct 2016)

James Berry: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (20 Oct 2016)

James Berry: From the Mill bakery next door to my constituency office to the wards of Kingston hospital, thousands of EU citizens work and live in Kingston, and they are very welcome. What process does my right hon. Friend have in mind for ensuring their rights are protected post-Brexit, as well as the rights of British ex-pats living in the EU, something that none of the 27 Heads of State is yet to...

Rights of EU Nationals (19 Oct 2016)

James Berry: In Kingston, as in Spelthorne, foreign-born people are welcome. We very much value their contribution; we want them to stay. However, is my hon. Friend aware that not one EU Head of State has given the unilateral and unequivocal guarantee that SNP Members are asking for in the debate?

Rights of EU Nationals (19 Oct 2016)

James Berry: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Overseas Trade (12 Oct 2016)

James Berry: What discussions he has had with businesses and trade bodies in Scotland on opportunities for overseas trade.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Overseas Trade (12 Oct 2016)

James Berry: I was pleased to read last month that exports of Scotch whisky were up for the first time in three years, with a surge of exports to India. Does my right hon. Friend agree that everyone in the UK should work together to support the export of great British products, including great Scottish products such as whisky?

Calais Jungle (10 Oct 2016)

James Berry: I agree with the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz), and note that if this situation were going on in Dover, the UK authorities would promptly register any claims for asylum, and direct those vulnerable children to the authorities of the countries in which they had family ties. Sadly, the French have not done that, which means that our legal powers and responsibilities are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Prison Safety (6 Sep 2016)

James Berry: One of the causes of a lack of safety in prisons has been novel psychoactive substances. Does the Secretary of State agree that the ban on the possession of those substances in prisons should really improve the safety of other prisoners and prison officers, if it is properly enforced?

EU Referendum Rules — [Mr James Gray in the Chair] (5 Sep 2016)

James Berry: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that changing the rules of the game ex post facto if we do not like the result, which is precisely what the petition proposes, is not really the way that we do things in this whole United Kingdom? Even among people who voted to remain, myself included, a very large number would not accept a second referendum, despite being disappointed by the result.

Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent (18 Jul 2016)

James Berry: How would the right hon. Gentleman persuade my thousands of Korean constituents that it is a good idea to disarm unilaterally while their families and friends living in our ally South Korea face a constant nuclear threat from a belligerent regime over their northern border?

Terrorist Attack: Nice (18 Jul 2016)

James Berry: In light of the budget announcement that the Home Secretary has just referred to, will she confirm that the Metropolitan police has increased its armed response vehicle capacity, that this country’s armed officers have the capacity to neutralise a threat like that in Nice and that we have the most professional armed officers in the world?

Early Years Development and School-Readiness — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (12 Jul 2016)

James Berry: I beg to move, That this House has considered children’s early years development and school readiness. As always, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for selecting this motion, which had cross-party support, for debate. I also thank Save the Children, for which I am a parliamentary champion, and the Sutton Trust and London...

Early Years Development and School-Readiness — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (12 Jul 2016)

James Berry: That sounds like an interesting approach. In January, the Prime Minister launched the life chances strategy, which looks at the whole process from birth onwards, and there are the childcare offers for two-year-olds and for three and four-year-olds, but the holistic approach sounds like a sensible way forward. The purpose of today’s debate is to ensure that the opportunity provided by the...

Early Years Development and School-Readiness — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (12 Jul 2016)

James Berry: I understand that research shows that growing up in a strong and stable family is important for life chances. Not everyone is able to grow up in a strong, stable family, but the presence of one or two good parents—and, where that is not possible, the presence of good early years education—can make a real difference to a child’s life chances. Recent data have shown just how important a...

Early Years Development and School-Readiness — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (12 Jul 2016)

James Berry: I agree entirely. Having visited a number of daycare nurseries in my constituency, as I am sure other hon. Members will have done in theirs, I have seen that well led operations are always the most successful, particularly when they are led by professional early years practitioners. Children who start behind stay behind, and vice versa. Given that children who start and stay behind are more...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (12 Jul 2016)

James Berry: May I join those who are welcoming the fact that a large number of big players in the global economy are queuing up to do bilateral trade deals with the UK? My many Korean constituents would very much like to know whether that includes South Korea, which is a brilliant trade partner with the UK.

EU Nationals in the Uk (6 Jul 2016)

James Berry: As a fellow London MP, I am sure my right hon. Friend has received many letters from EU migrants working hard, earning money and starting their lives here in this country, but also from former residents and the families of former residents who live abroad. Does he agree that this whole issue of EU migrants living here and Brits living abroad should be hived off from the main negotiations and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Jun 2016)

James Berry: As well as Brits living abroad in the European Union, there are a number of EU nationals living in this country—including my constituency—who are working hard and paying their taxes, entirely legitimately. What reassurance can the Prime Minister give them that their position is secure? I know that a number of them are very concerned.

Investigatory Powers Bill: Persons who may apply for issue of warrant (7 Jun 2016)

James Berry: That was a very disappointing reaction from the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael) to what I thought has been the very constructive way in which the right hon. Member for Leigh (Andy Burnham) has dealt with the Government both today and yesterday. I support the Bill and the amendments that the Government have accepted, and I draw the House’s attention to the fact...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (7 Jun 2016)

James Berry: The devolution of business rates, allowing local areas to shape their own future, will be of a real benefit to my constituents in Kingston, who pay some of the highest council taxes in the country and receive one of the lowest Government grants in return. Will my right hon. Friend confirm when the first business rate devolution deals will be rolled out and whether Kingston can be at the front...


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