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Treasury Committee: Protection for Homebuyers (13 Dec 2018)

Kate Green: I thank all hon. Members, the Front-Bench spokespersons and the Minister for their contributions to this wide-ranging and, if I may say so, very well-informed debate. I again thank all the individuals who shared their stories with me and with other colleagues who are here—in particular those who joined in the discussion by participating in the House of Commons digital debate. I very much...

Treasury Committee (13 Dec 2018)

Joan Ryan: We begin with the Select Committee statement. Nicky Morgan will speak on the publication of the 25th report of the Treasury Committee, “The UK’s economic relationship with the European Union: The Government’s and Bank of England’s Withdrawal Agreement analyses”, HC 1819, for up to 10 minutes, during which no interventions may be taken. At the conclusion of the statement, I will call...

Backbench Business (13 Dec 2018)

Backbench Business

Backbench Business: Withdrawal Agreement: Economic Analyses — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (13 Dec 2018)

Withdrawal Agreement: Economic Analyses — [Joan Ryan in the Chair]

Thames Water Reservoir at Abingdon (12 Dec 2018)

Ed Vaizey: I am grateful for the chance to wind up the debate. I thank the Minister for her comprehensive response to the points I made and to those made by the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon (Layla Moran), by the Opposition spokesman, the hon. Member for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport (Luke Pollard), and by our guest star, the hon. Member for Dagenham and Rainham (Jon Cruddas). I am not...

HMY Iolaire — [Mr Graham Stringer in the Chair] (12 Dec 2018)

Tobias Ellwood: It is a real pleasure to respond to this debate from the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Angus Brendan MacNeil)—I hope I pronounced that right. It is a poignant reminder, given what else is happening around the Palace today, of the extraordinary events that took place 100 years ago and how we should reflect on them. In the past month or so, I think we all paused to pay gratitude to...

NHS Reorganisation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (12 Dec 2018)

Faisal Rashid: First, I thank all the Members who took part in this very important debate: my hon. Friends the Members for Coventry South (Mr Cunningham), for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh), and for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders); and the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon). I also thank the Minister for giving some reassurances and the answers to some of my questions. I will make...

Blue Belt Programme: South Sandwich Islands (12 Dec 2018)

Alan Duncan: I am genuinely grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith) for securing this debate. As a member of the Environmental Audit Committee and a well-regarded champion of the recent illegal wildlife trade conference, he takes a close interest in conservation and the environment. The UK has long understood that, as custodians of the world’s fifth largest marine...

UK Fishing Industry — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (12 Dec 2018)

George Eustice: Thank you, Sir Henry. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for South East Cornwall (Mrs Murray) on introducing our annual fisheries debate. A number of us in this room spent a full day in Committee yesterday debating the Fisheries Bill. Immediately after this debate, at 11 o’clock, I am giving evidence on fisheries to the Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee. This afternoon,...

Cat Welfare: NHS: Staffing Levels (11 Dec 2018)

Tracy Brabin: I thank colleagues from both sides of the House for their contributions, particularly those with frontline experience, and I thank the Minister for his measured response. I have a couple of points. First, I am sure the Minister can feel the sense of urgency in this debate. Although I appreciate that long-term discussions are needed, we still do not have a date for when the long-term plan will...

Cat Welfare (11 Dec 2018)

David Rutley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Gillingham and Rainham (Rehman Chishti) on securing the debate. I do need to correct him on one thing, having been raised in the county town of East Sussex—Lewes. It is pronounced “Lewis”, not “Looze”, otherwise, a certain Member here will be quite angry—but we have set...

Leaving the EU: State Aid, Public Ownership and Workers’ Rights — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (11 Dec 2018)

Laura Smith: Thank you to my hon. Friends the Members for Barnsley East (Stephanie Peacock) and for Stroud (Dr Drew), to the hon. Members for Glasgow East (David Linden) and for Henley (John Howell), and to all other hon. Members who made interventions. I thank the SNP Front-Bench spokesperson, the hon. Member for Glasgow South West (Chris Stephens), who is incredibly brave, battling through his...

NHS: Hysteroscopies (11 Dec 2018)

Jackie Doyle-Price: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. It is an even bigger pleasure to respond to the hon. Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown). I pay tribute to the work she has done to highlight this issue, which has affected many women over many years who have been left to suffer in silence. As the hon. Lady said, there were 47,000 signatures on the campaign petition, which is an...

House of Commons Financial Plan and Draft Estimates — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (11 Dec 2018)

Chris Bryant: I am grateful to all hon. Members who have contributed. I will respond to a few points, but first I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield South East (Mr Betts); since my back was patted, I want to pat his too. The Finance Committee is not necessarily the Committee that one expects to join when one arrives in Parliament, but ensuring that we properly scrutinise our finances...

Palm Oil — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 Dec 2018)

Luke Hall: I think there is genuinely a bigger passion for this subject than the turn-out for the debate suggests, but I am delighted to have the opportunity to wind up in front of all three Front-Bench speakers. We recognise that the Government cannot tackle the issue singlehandedly. The work of the Government and the Minister to encourage those relationships around the world, and to encourage other...

Select Committee on Education: Section 21 Evictions (6 Dec 2018)

Karen Buck: I will not detain hon. Members long. I am very grateful to the hon. Members who came along this afternoon. A number of others indicated that they wanted to come, but are unfortunately queuing in the Brexit debate. There is genuine strength of feeling in Parliament about the need for change. We heard powerful contributions from my hon. Friends the Members for Easington (Grahame Morris), for...

Select Committee on Education (6 Dec 2018)

Robert Halfon: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. Apprenticeships are an incredible part of the ladder of educational opportunity. They bridge the gap between education and employment, which too often—at least in England—is a chasm crossed by only the most advantaged and best prepared young people. As that chasm becomes ever more apparent, apprenticeships are becoming less...

Backbench Business (6 Dec 2018)

Backbench Business

Backbench Business: Nursing Degree Apprenticeships — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (6 Dec 2018)

Nursing Degree Apprenticeships — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair]

Gender Pay Gap (5 Dec 2018)

Stella Creasy: I do not have long. I had asked the Minister whether she would consider the Government Equalities Office doing its own survey of the direct experiences of women of the impact of the data. I again make that plea to her. It is absolutely no use us talking about that here without the data. We did that through the #PayMeToo campaign, which I hope the Government Equalities Office will look at. We...

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