My Latest Parliamentary Appearances

  • Human Rights in the UK - [Mike Gapes in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates
    Order. Three people wish to speak. If Members can keep their remarks to about five minutes, including interventions, that might allow Front-Bench speakers time. I intend to call the first Front-Bench speaker at 3.28 pm. Read more »
  • Human Rights in the UK - [Mike Gapes in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates
    Order. I am conscious that several Members wish to speak. I intend to move to the Front-Bench spokespeople at 3.28 pm, so I advise Members that they will have to be relatively concise if everyone is to speak. I call John Howell. Read more »
  • Leaving the EU | Commons debates
    The European Union and all the people speaking for it in the different institutions have made it absolutely clear that the withdrawal agreement negotiated by this Prime Minister, agreed by this Prime Minister and signed off by this Prime Minister is not going to be amended. But this House has… Read more »
  • Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty | Commons debates
    The essence of successful arms control is trust and verification. Will the Minister confirm that there has been no trust of the Russians because, as the Obama Administration were saying for several years, there was no effective way of verifying that, and Putin has lied and cheated on the obligations… Read more »
  • Venezuela | Commons debates
    (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Venezuela. Read more »
  • Venezuela | Commons debates
    Venezuela should be one of the richest democratic countries in South America and the world. It has the largest proven oil reserves of any country, with 297 million barrels—more, even, than Saudi Arabia. It also has an educated population and large areas of arable land, yet today there is mass… Read more »
  • Holocaust Memorial Day | Commons debates
    Will the right hon. Lady give way? Read more »
  • Business of the House | Commons debates
    Further to the earlier question about Venezuela, will the Government make an early statement to clarify their position on the interim President Juan Guaidó? Given that the Organisation of American States, Canada, the United States, a large number of Latin American countries and now some European countries are beginning to… Read more »
  • EU Free Trade Agreements | Commons debates
    What is the Minister’s definition of the term, “majority”, which he has used several times? Does he mean 21 out of 40 or 39 out of 40? Read more »
  • Trade Agreements | Department for International Trade | Written Answers
    To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many specialist trade negotiators have been appointed by his Department in each month since July 2016. Read more »