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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Tributes to the Speaker’s Chaplain
Leader of the House

Well that was extraordinary and magnificent. I thank the hon. Lady for her excessively generous personal remarks as regards me, but what is much more …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Office

We now come to motion No. 4 on Northern Ireland. It says in the dossier “Minister to move”, but we have an upgrade, as the …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Civil Partnership
Home Office

Does the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) wish to speak in the debate?

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
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Home Office

Just before I put the Question, I want to say, by way of response to the Minister, a big thank you. That was a very …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Civil Partnership
Home Office

I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Business without Debate

We come now to a series of motions that I think we should take separately, for reasons that will become obvious. Before I invite a …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Business without Debate

It is up to the business managers. Is there scope for that to happen? The answer is yes, and it is perfectly feasible to imagine …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Business without Debate

I do not think that that requires any response from me, other than to say that the hon. Gentleman has made his point with great …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Housing Succession Policy
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

I thank the hon. Lady for her speech, including the very kind remarks that she made at the start.

I referenced a constituent and a …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

May I just say that I am not ignoring the hon. Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge (Angela Smith)? I am conscious that she has Question …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

It is a great pleasure to call Dame Caroline Spelman. I am very sorry that the right hon. Lady is leaving the House. I know …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

It will be done today.

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

On my last day in the Chair, it gives me particular pleasure again to call—Bambos Charalambous!

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

It brings me further great pleasure, on my last day in the Chair, to call again Thangam Debbonaire.

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

I thank the right hon. Gentleman. The word “inimitable” could have been invented to describe him, and that is supposed to be the warmest compliment. …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We are running late, but, of course, the Chair has the benefit of Kantian perfect information. That is to say that I know how many …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

I will.

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The hon. Lady is an excellent godparent.

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Order. I have stretched the envelope as widely as I think is reasonable, but we must move on.

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

That is extraordinarily kind of the hon. Gentleman. I think he was also going to ask about the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art.

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Very good. The hon. Gentleman is a dextrous parliamentarian who can always think on his feet.

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Oral Answers to Questions
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Order. Colleagues, I would like to accommodate all remaining Questions on the Order Paper, but we must also consider those waiting for subsequent business. I …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The hon. Member for Congleton (Fiona Bruce) has offered a beautiful tribute, but every word of it was richly deserved by the right hon. Lady.

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

That was magnificently done. I hope that I can be forgiven for saying to the hon. Member for Romford (Andrew Rosindell), and more widely to …

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Commons Chamber - Thu 31 Oct 2019
View John Bercow's contibutions to: Points of Order

I am grateful to the right hon. and learned Gentleman. He knows that it is not strictly a point of order for adjudication by the …

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