Debates between Mary Kelly Foy and Boris Johnson

There have been 4 exchanges between Mary Kelly Foy and Boris Johnson

1 Mon 23rd November 2020 Covid-19: Winter Plan
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (207 words)
2 Thu 19th November 2020 Integrated Review
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (215 words)
3 Wed 4th November 2020 Oral Answers to Questions
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (224 words)
4 Tue 16th June 2020 Global Britain
Cabinet Office
3 interactions (147 words)

Covid-19: Winter Plan

Debate between Mary Kelly Foy and Boris Johnson
Monday 23rd November 2020

(2 months ago)

Commons Chamber

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Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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23 Nov 2020, 5:28 p.m.

Yes. The criteria are as I have set out a couple of times now. The areas will be reviewed every 14 days.

Mary Kelly Foy Portrait Mary Kelly Foy (City of Durham) (Lab)
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23 Nov 2020, 5:29 p.m.

While the Prime Minister might hope that coronavirus will take the day off this Christmas, key workers in prisons, local authorities and emergency services will be working hard to keep vital services running. Despite that, the Chancellor is apparently set to freeze their pay. Will the Prime Minister order the Chancellor to reverse that decision, or do key workers need to set up unproven personal protective equipment companies if they want to receive Government money?

Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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I thank prison workers and all who have done an incredible job in fighting covid and helping the country to fight covid over the last few months. I think the public understand the need to keep the pressure down on public spending at the moment. We have had inflation-busting pay rises previously, but, as the Chancellor will be setting out, the economic situation is not easy as a result of what this country has been going through. We will ensure that prison workers are among the very first to be able to use the lateral flow testing system to help them get the virus down in their line of work.

Integrated Review

Debate between Mary Kelly Foy and Boris Johnson
Thursday 19th November 2020

(2 months ago)

Commons Chamber

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My hon. Friend is completely right, and we never tire of telling other NATO colleagues that they need to increase their defence spending for the good of the whole alliance. We will continue to make that case, but we are doing the most powerful thing—that is, setting a fantastic example ourselves with 2.2%. This is something that will not only help to drive jobs and prosperity in the UK and protect the people of the UK, but help to make the world safer.

Mary Kelly Foy Portrait Mary Kelly Foy (City of Durham) (Lab)
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In June this year, the Prime Minister abolished the Department for International Development, telling me and the House that there had been

“massive consultation over a long period”—[Official Report, 16 June 2020; Vol. 677, c. 678]—

with aid organisations prior to making the decision. Since then, around 200 aid organisations and his own Secretary of State have contradicted that. Can the Prime Minister provide evidence that this consultation took place prior to making the decision, or will he finally apologise for misleading the House?

Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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We are in daily contact and communication with the aid organisations that have benefited from the many billions of pounds that the UK contributes to international development—more than virtually any other country. We will continue to do that, and we will continue to work with those organisations on the ground.

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Mary Kelly Foy and Boris Johnson
Wednesday 4th November 2020

(2 months, 3 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber

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Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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I thank my hon. Friend. He is right to lobby for the aviation industry. This country has the third biggest aviation industry in the world. It is currently having a terrible, terrible time, and my sympathies are very much with all the employees involved. One of the benefits of getting polymerase chain reaction testing up to 500,000 a day is that we have new possibilities for testing of all kinds across the country. We will be bringing forward further measures and proposals as soon they are finalised.

Mary Kelly Foy Portrait Mary Kelly Foy  (City of Durham) (Lab)
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  In my short time as MP for the City of Durham, Dominic Cummings has fatally undermined public health messaging, has had historical planning violations exposed, and has short-changed us with an unpaid council tax bill of up to £50,000. Will the Prime Minister condemn this continued flouting of the rules, or does he have a blind spot that even a trip to Barnard Castle cannot fix? [908166]

Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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What has possibly undermined people’s confidence in, and understanding of, what the Government are trying to do is the constant party political point-scoring, and the attempts by the Labour party and the hon. Lady to obscure what we are trying to do. The best thing would be to advise her constituents on what to do: follow the guidance, and get the virus down—and let us all do it together.

Global Britain

Debate between Mary Kelly Foy and Boris Johnson
Tuesday 16th June 2020

(7 months, 1 week ago)

Commons Chamber

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Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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Yes, indeed. The UK leads the world in tackling corruption and money laundering, and once again that agenda will have far more heft after the integration of the two Departments.

Mary Kelly Foy Portrait Mary Kelly Foy (City of Durham) (Lab)
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It is hard to see this decision as anything but a populist stunt that flies in the face of what the coronavirus pandemic tells us: that we are all interconnected in this world. What consultation did the Government carry out with humanitarian and development experts, as well as leading aid organisations, before the decision was made?

Boris Johnson Portrait The Prime Minister
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I can assure the hon. Lady that there has been massive consultation over a long period. It is my own personal and direct experience that the UK, although it does a fantastic job with development aid, could do even better with a powerful, single, integrated voice of the kind I am describing and which we will bring into existence in September.