Mr Gavin Shuker debates with Cabinet Office

There have been 3 exchanges between Mr Gavin Shuker and Cabinet Office

Thu 25th July 2019 Priorities for Government 3 interactions (65 words)
Wed 3rd July 2019 Oral Answers to Questions 5 interactions (82 words)
Wed 21st November 2018 Oral Answers to Questions 3 interactions (83 words)

Priorities for Government

Mr Gavin Shuker Excerpts
Thursday 25th July 2019

(1 year, 1 month ago)

Commons Chamber
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The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
25 Jul 2019, 1:54 p.m.

We will of course make sure that the £20 billion extra that we have committed to the NHS goes to the frontline and to all hospitals in this country.

Mr Gavin Shuker (Luton South) (Ind) Parliament Live - Hansard

The central policy of the Government is now to deliver Brexit in October, including without a deal. As such, it is unclear whether the Prime Minister commands a majority in this House. Will he now do what the Leader of the Opposition will not do: prove his own political virility and table a motion of confidence for the House to vote on when we return?

The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
25 Jul 2019, 1:55 p.m.

The House of Commons has voted several times to honour the mandate of the people. It is the law of this country that we leave the European Union on 31 October. That is what democracy requires, and that is what we will do.

Oral Answers to Questions

Mr Gavin Shuker Excerpts
Wednesday 3rd July 2019

(1 year, 2 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Karen Bradley Portrait Karen Bradley - Parliament Live - Hansard
3 Jul 2019, 11:37 a.m.

I absolutely agree with the hon. Lady. We should all reflect on the words that she quoted. She will be pleased to know that, at the last meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference, my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office raised exactly those points with his Irish counterpart. It is important that we do mark this in a spirit of reconciliation, mutual understanding and looking to the future.

Mr Gavin Shuker (Luton South) (Ind) Hansard

2. What recent steps she has taken to facilitate the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland. [911625]

Karen Bradley Portrait The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Karen Bradley) - Parliament Live - Hansard
3 Jul 2019, 11:37 a.m.

There has been significant engagement over the past nine weeks with the political parties in Northern Ireland, considering a range of important and difficult issues. Progress has been made, but there are a number of areas of disagreement between the political parties.

Mr Shuker Parliament Live - Hansard
3 Jul 2019, 11:38 a.m.

The Secretary of State’s mapping exercise on the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland revealed 96 areas directly underpinned by or linked to EU law. After Brexit, obviously, these will need to be replaced and shaped by the institutions of Stormont. Given that, does she believe that it would be irresponsible to pursue a no-deal Brexit while the devolved Administration is not in place?

Karen Bradley Portrait Karen Bradley - Parliament Live - Hansard

My focus is on getting the devolved Administration back together and getting all the institutions that were agreed in the Belfast/Good Friday agreement working—in particular, the north-south institutions, which are incredibly important. Having those, and also having representation of the Northern Ireland Executive on the Joint Ministerial Committee, are both very important points in making sure that Northern Ireland’s voice is heard in the Brexit debate.

Oral Answers to Questions

Mr Gavin Shuker Excerpts
Wednesday 21st November 2018

(1 year, 10 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard

I say to my right hon. Friend that I am happy to give that commitment. I think it is important for us to recognise that although we are leaving the European Union, we are not leaving Europe; we do want to continue to have not just a good trading relationship and close trading partnership with the EU, but that close security and defence partnership that we have had with the European Union and other countries across Europe as well. As he says, this is what makes sense, not just for the UK, but for all those European Union member states as well.

Mr Gavin Shuker (Luton South) (Lab/Co-op) Parliament Live - Hansard

Q9. Since the Prime Minister’s Modern Slavery Bill passed, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and France have joined Norway, Sweden and Iceland in passing a sex buyer law. That makes us an even more lucrative market for sex traffickers because we are now, in effect, surrounded by states that tackle the demand which drives commercial sexual exploitation. In responding to the independent review of her legislation five years on, will she now commit to looking seriously at a sex buyer law? [907756]

The Prime Minister - Parliament Live - Hansard
21 Nov 2018, 12:34 p.m.

The hon. Gentleman raises what is obviously an important issue. Having introduced the Modern Slavery Act, I am pleased to say that between 2015 and 2017 we saw a 52% increase in the number of modern slavery offences prosecuted. There is more for us to do, but we should welcome the change that has already taken place.

The hon. Gentleman asked specifically about a sex-buyer law. Separate to the review of the Modern Slavery Act, the Home Office has provided funds for research into the nature and prevalence of sex work in England and Wales, and that follows a Home Affairs Committee report on prostitution. As I am sure the hon. Gentleman will appreciate, we believe it is vital to have an evidence base before we consider any changes in this policy area. The research that is taking place will be completed next spring.