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Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 March 2015)

Jack Straw: I agree with the right hon. Gentleman about the felicity of the 1997 intake.

Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 March 2015)

Jack Straw: It is a pleasure to see the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Sir John Stanley) in his place. I first stood for Parliament in February 1974; I was able to discover that there were 14,000 socialists in Tonbridge and Malling, but unfortunately they were 10,000 fewer than the number of Conservatives who voted for the right hon. Gentleman. I took his and his constituents’ advice...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Today’s Business of the House (26 March 2015)

Jack Straw: The Leader of the House must know that there is always a reason for taking urgent action without giving notice to the Opposition. I hope he will acknowledge that the reasons in this case are partisan—[Interruption.] Mr Speaker will confirm this—it is a matter of public record: I did not support Mr Speaker in the election in 2009. I nominated the right hon. Member for North West...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Undercover Policing (26 March 2015)

Jack Straw: Following the observations by my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) does the Minister accept that if the allegations are correct, we have an extraordinary situation where I as Home Secretary, and from 1997 to 2000 the police authority for the Metropolitan police, not only knew nothing about what appears to have been going on within the Metropolitan police, but may...

Amendment of the Law (23 March 2015)

Jack Straw: Does my right hon. Friend agree that, contrary to the myths peddled on the Government Benches, up until the financial collapse the Conservatives backed our spending plan and our debt levels were significantly lower than those of most other countries, including the US?

Amendment of the Law (23 March 2015)

Jack Straw: Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: European Council (23 March 2015)

Jack Straw: May I add my own congratulations to Mr Natzler as Clerk, and say how pleased I am personally that the cross-party process of the Governance Committee has led to one of many important decisions that have been made following it? When the Prime Minister speaks to Mr Netanyahu this evening, will he underline two things—first, that in respect of the negotiations with Iran, a deal which is...

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day]: Ark Pension Schemes (11 March 2015)

Jack Straw: Of course I accept, as does, I think, everyone in this House, that if we are going to have arrangements by which people are able to save up for their retirement and to gain tax advantages in doing so, we cannot, in principle, have a situation where, in advance of their retirement age, they can simply pick and choose what they take out of the scheme, or not. However, does the Minister...

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day]: Ark Pension Schemes (11 March 2015)

Jack Straw: It may be that the Minister is coming to my fourth question, but I would be grateful to know whether it is correct, as my constituent claims, that Ark held out that it was regulated by HMRC and the Pensions Regulator. If that is correct, does he believe that any responsibility for the fact that the scheme was advertised in that way rests with those two regulators?

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day]: Ark Pension Schemes (11 March 2015)

Jack Straw: I begin by expressing my personal gratitude to you, Mr Speaker, for selecting this important subject for an Adjournment debate this evening. The Ark pension schemes were put in place a few years ago to offer an apparently lawful method by which participants could realise a substantial proportion of their pension pot many years before the relevant retirement age. At the heart of these schemes...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (4 March 2015)

Procedure: Evidence from former Leaders of the House. 3:05 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Rt Hon Jack Straw MP and Rt Hon Sir George Young MP

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Counter-Terrorism: Conflict Zones (2 March 2015)

Jack Straw: No one is suggesting that there is any range of measures that would completely eliminate the risk of people travelling to Syria and Iraq. My right hon. Friend the shadow Home Secretary has certainly not done so. But since the Home Secretary has now reintroduced the power of relocation, does she not accept that removing that power in 2011 was a mistake?

Nature: House of Commons Commission Bill (24 February 2015)

Jack Straw: I begin by expressing my gratitude to the Leader of the House for the way in which from the establishment of the Committee he embraced its work. Inevitably, when a Select Committee dominated by Back Benchers comes forward with reforming recommendations, there is an inbuilt tendency—there certainly was when I was sitting in his place—to think, “This hasn’t been invented...

Nature: House of Commons Commission Bill (24 February 2015)

Jack Straw: Not at all—least of all today. Those of us who are now Hegel and Marx—at least a bit, in my case; I hope I do not offend the hon. Gentleman—can genuinely say that a dialectical process took place in the Committee, where there was thesis, antithesis and synthesis from a variety of sources. I was talking to my hon. Friend the Member for Walsall South (Valerie Vaz), who was...

Nature: House of Commons Commission Bill (24 February 2015)

Jack Straw: I accept that entirely. This needs to be looked at in detail as soon as the new Parliament is assembled. With that, I commend the Bill to the House.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Ukraine (10 February 2015)

Jack Straw: The right hon. Gentleman said in his statement that it was a national decision for each country in the NATO alliance whether to supply lethal aid to Ukraine. He is absolutely right—that is a matter of fact—but does he accept that this cannot be left to unilateral decisions by individual countries? The Russians, for certain, would regard any provision of lethal aid—I...

Business of the House (5 February 2015)

Jack Straw: May I first express my very great appreciation to the right hon. Gentleman and, indeed, to his private office for being so speedy and co-operative in ensuring that the House of Commons Commission Bill gets on to the statute book? I know that he is also committed to ensuring that changes in Standing Orders are brought forward. May I ask the right hon. Gentleman about something slightly...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry (29 January 2015)

Jack Straw: I dealt only briefly with the intervention from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay (Mr Baron) because this debate is about the Iraq inquiry and its timing, not about the substance, and I would have been slapped down very quickly. For the avoidance of doubt, however, the whole Security Council judged in November 2002 that there was a threat to international peace and security from...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry (29 January 2015)

Jack Straw: I am pleased to follow the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis). I welcome the debate, and in doing so I formally draw the attention of the House to the fact that as Foreign Secretary between 2001 and 2006, I have been a witness before the Iraq inquiry. Of all the many decisions I had to make as a Minister, none was more serious than my decision not just to support...

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