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Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [1st day] (27 May 2015)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: My right hon. Friend is making a very cogent speech. May I say how much I agree with her that we need more constitutional studies in our schools? Many of the youngsters I came across during the election said they were not going to vote, and when I asked why, they replied, “Because we don’t know enough about this political system—how it works in this country.” We need...

Finance (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading (and Remaining Stages) (26 March 2015)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...his case with considerable force and I hope it will get a sympathetic response from those who will lead the next Labour Government after the general election and that they will acknowledge some of the cogent points he made. My noble friend Lord Soley is absolutely right to say that we need to concentrate on growth. However, as we established yesterday, the Government spent the first three...

Shooters Hill Mobile Phone Mast (Stoke-on-Trent) (19 March 2015)

Ed Vaizey: ...”, so my Department clearly takes a different view, and I bow to their respectful description of him. It is interesting to hear the issues the hon. Gentleman has raised, and I have no doubt, given the cogent way he put his argument, that the mast is a source of enormous aggravation and annoyance to his constituents in and around Shooter’s Hill. It was painful to hear about the...

European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (19 March 2015)

Baroness Corston: ..., that no discourtesy at all was intended in not referring more comprehensively to the evidence submitted to us by the Lord Advocate for Scotland, Frank Mulholland QC; we found his contribution to be both cogent and persuasive and based very much on practical experience. I also want to thank the Minister for his thoughtful response. Motion agreed.

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day]: General Election Television Debates (11 March 2015)

Nigel Dodds: ...into the role. He wanted people to engage in politics in sentences and paragraphs rather than in soundbites, and that is what these debates should be about. We should be seeking to place serious, coherent, cogent arguments before the public. That is one of the reasons I believe in a debate. I believe that, sadly, Prime Minister’s Question Time has become largely an exchange of...

Soft Power and the UK’s Influence (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (10 March 2015)

Lord Birt: ...next 10 to 20 years, based on the range of threats against which we may need, as a nation, to defend ourselves. That is what good Governments do, whether or not there are votes in it. Only if we have a cogent and sustainable defence policy can we bring leadership, above all on our doorstep. Europe’s military capability does not match, as it should, Europe’s economic weight. If...

Deregulation Bill (Programme) (No.3): Clause 60 — TV licensing: alternatives to criminal sanctions (10 March 2015)

Chris Bryant: ...is, as I am or as Tony Hall is but who want a change to the rules on how the licence fee is administered and on the penalties for those who do not pay. My noble Friend Baroness Corston put forward a cogent and moving argument, to which one would have to be hard-hearted not to listen, on the criminalisation aspects of the current situation. Our point, which won substantially in the House of...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 — Creation of office of Service Complaints Commission (9 March 2015)

Anna Soubry: ...in the other place and again in Committee in this House, our view is that the recommendations will clearly have some legal effect. The Defence Council will not be free simply to reject the recommendations because it disagrees with them. It would need to have very good, cogent, written reasons to do so, such as where the implementation of the recommendations in full was simply unworkable or...

Clause 2 — Restriction on voting rights (6 March 2015)

Tony Baldry: Having heard the cogent and compelling arguments from my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff North (Jonathan Evans) and the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. Third Reading

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power: North West (5 March 2015)

Matthew Hancock: The Nuclear Workforce Assessment 2014 report published by Cogent on behalf of the Nuclear Energy Skills Alliance (NESA) estimated that the number of total jobs in the Nuclear sector including the supply chain in the regions referred to are as follows: The Northwest: 13,230 Full Time Equivalents (FTE’s) Lancashire: 3,530 FTE’s Preston: 1,350 FTE’s A further 7,100 FTE’s...

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5 and Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2015 — Motion to Approve (26 February 2015)

Lord Tyler: ...report from last autumn, published soon after the example that we were given in Scotland, which was very properly given some extra credence by Mr Speaker in the other place. In that report, the very cogent argument for reducing the age of the franchise to 16 is set out in great detail, answering a lot of the points that have already been made in your Lordships’ House. Also, as my...

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (24 February 2015)

Baroness Barker: ...to the scientists and said, “Not yet. Not yet”. That is why we passed the permissive legislation that we did, which has led to these regulations. The noble Lord, Lord Deben, in putting forward his very cogent and persuasive argument, missed out one crucial fact that undermines his argument: research is not linear. Researchers do research and it takes them to places that they...

Isil: New Clause 23 — Throwing articles into prisons (23 February 2015)

Edward Garnier: ...of the name of the excluded person on particular grounds. I suggest that that proposal would deal with any problems that anyone might suggest the new clause could create. The reason he has never received a cogent answer to his questions to Ministers and officials is that there is not one, and he has highlighted that. The Government should therefore have a little think about what he had to...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Backbench business — Animal Welfare (Non-stun Slaughter) (23 February 2015)

Dai Havard: Order. I remind Members that interventions are meant to be short, concise and cogent.

Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill: Second Reading (12 February 2015)

Lord Cormack: ..., which, as he himself whimsically remarked, is not overrepresented in your Lordships’ House. He has very generously made the statement that he has, quoted today by the most reverend Primate in his very cogent and admirable speech. I will make three points that it is important for us to bear in mind. First, we are endorsing a measure of positive discrimination. There may be very good...

Recall of MPs Bill: Report (10 February 2015)

Lord Cormack: ...moment or two. I made it quite plain in Committee that I thought this was a dreadful Bill, unimprovable and really unamendable. That remains my position. I could not take exception to the extremely cogent speech of the noble Baroness on the Opposition Front Bench. This is a terrible Bill that the Commons are inflicting upon themselves. I wish they were not. It betrays a lack of...

Public Bill Committee: Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [Lords]: Clause 2 - Reform of system for redress of individual grievances (10 February 2015)

Anna Soubry: ...in relation to the ombudsman’s recommendations is slightly different. The Defence Council would not be free simply to reject the recommendations because they disagreed with them; they would need good, cogent written responses and reasons to do so, such as that the full implementation of the recommendations was unworkable, or that there might be significant resource implications. The...

Deregulation Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (5 February 2015)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...thank noble Lords all around the House for their very strong support for this amendment. We heard a great deal of experience and understanding of the industry and the issues involved, and some very cogent arguments as to why this review is extremely important and indeed urgent, and why a mechanism is needed by which the review recommendations when they come out can be implemented quickly....

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Report (1st Day) (2 February 2015)

Baroness Ludford: ...friend Lord Carlisle that I do not believe that there is agreement on the extent of the capability gap in government. My noble friend Lord Blencathra, who, once again, has given a most impressive speech, said that it did not get any cogent explanation from officials. My understanding is that there still is not an agreement, so we do not even know the target that it is proposed to hit....

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

David Davis: This has been an excellent debate, with cogent and well informed arguments delivered with both passion and forensic skill. There have been divisions between Members, of course, but virtually everybody in the House agrees that six years is too long and that the report should have been published some time ago. Although some think it is too late to hold people to account for what happened, it is...

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