Results 121–140 of 492 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Vicky Ford

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank my hon. Friend for making that clear. We are office holders, not employees. The responsibility is different but, on this issue, it would be right to give a parent who has lost their child—that has never happened to me, and I cannot even begin to imagine how challenging it must be—the same right to choose a proxy, should they wish to. Others may not wish to. It is all about choice....

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: rose—

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way. I used electronic voting for many years in the European Parliament. It was my experience that when electronic votes came along—sometimes, there were many hundreds of them—Members did not know what they were voting for, and they frequently voted without checking the detail. I have found that having to put one foot in front of the other and go through...

Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Business of the House (13 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: I add my support to the comments of the right hon. and learned Member for Camberwell and Peckham (Ms Harman). Attacks against politicians and their families have no place and, in particular, dissuade people, especially women, from standing for election. Many women Members of this House have told me how inspiring they find the statue of Emmeline Pankhurst. Does the Leader of the House agree...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (11 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: This summer, we saw the devastation of the collapse of an elevated roadway in Italy. In Chelmsford, the main route into the city is over the Army and Navy flyover, which is now 40 years old. I am not suggesting that it is on the brink of an Italian disaster, but it will need replacing. What funds might be available to assist?

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: I am sorry, Madam Deputy Speaker, I did not hear your dulcet, quiet tones, after the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) left us so full of hope and optimism. It is a great pleasure to follow him, of course. As I have said many times before, we are engaged in the most challenging negotiations of a generation. It should come as no surprise that the legislation that goes with it is...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: Every time—I see an Opposition Member jumping up and down—any one of us on this side of the channel starts pulling our own Government’s negotiating position to pieces without focusing on the details, we create much greater uncertainty for the negotiators on the other side of the table.

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: No. The hon. Gentleman spoke for long enough. I am not going to take an intervention. We need to be careful. If we are going to raise points on the White Paper, let us make sure those points are truly valid and not scaremongering. There would be a real issue if we were left rule taking in areas such as financial services, where often we have a different economic balance from other European...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: The hon. Gentleman has welcomed the White Paper and encouraged the Government to come forward and finish the negotiations as quickly as possible. Will he disclose whether, if those negotiations are completed, he will vote for the outcome? If not, is he not the person who is guilty of political gimmickry, rather than Government Members?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (10 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: The students union at Anglia Ruskin University has recently undertaken a detailed study of mental health issues faced by students, and it strongly recommends the benefits of students registering with two GPs—one at home and one at university. Will my right hon. Friend work with our new Secretary of State for Health to see how this could be made possible in a 21st-century NHS?

Brexit, Science and Innovation (6 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: It is a pleasure to have worked with the Science and Technology Committee on this report, and to speak in this debate. Science and research drives innovation, and if we in Britain want to remain the world-leading, cutting-edge economy that we are today, we must continue to support it. As many have said, science and research helps to find solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges,...

Brexit, Science and Innovation (6 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: I agree that the whole team is important, but it is also important that we invest in training for some of those support staff. In the past, previous Governments have perhaps not invested enough in ensuring that we can provide technological backup and support—lab assistance and so on—but over the past few years there has been a huge amount more investment in that in the UK, especially in...

Brexit, Science and Innovation (6 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: The report was published in March. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that we have since seen the White Paper on the Government’s wider Brexit strategy, which makes it clear that the Government wish to develop discussions towards having an association strategy? Many of the issues raised in March have therefore been followed by more detail in the White Paper.

Science and Technology Committee (6 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: It was most interesting to serve on the Committee during this investigation. Can the Chairman confirm that the report was not intended to suggest that e-cigarettes were zero-risk, because they are new products and the long-term risks are not yet known, and that the only zero-risk option is not to smoke?

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Government (6 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: I thank the Secretary of State for her comments. It is absolutely unacceptable for politicians to walk away from their decision-making responsibilities but still continue to pocket their pay. I am very pleased to see the Secretary of State for International Development, who holds responsibility for women and equalities, in her place and listening very intently. Does the Secretary of State for...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (6 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: Given the Home Secretary’s comments this week about internet safety, will the Secretary of State confirm that the Government’s internet safety strategy will ensure that tech companies have to manage their content more responsibly?

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: A robust and fair system for motor insurance is key to making sure that drivers, passengers, pedestrians and, indeed, all road users are protected. Before I talk about the Bill, may I give a shout out to all road users? It is our first day back after recess and I am sure that everyone has their highlights. One of mine was rising to the challenge laid down by my local riding school in...

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: I agree that people who are injured should receive fair compensation, but when 47p of every pound paid out is going to lawyers, does the hon. Gentleman not agree that unless we reform this, we risk finding that young drivers and vulnerable people cannot get affordable insurance?

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Vicky Ford: Four years ago, my family and I had a large car crash. Ever since then, I have been pestered, almost continually, by unwanted phone calls from people trying to encourage me to fraudulently claim for whiplash. Will this Bill stop that?


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