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Backbench Business: Devolution and the Union (20 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Dominic Raab: ...the United Kingdom, I say this. We don’t seek division, but rather equality” That is certainly the point of the sponsors of this motion. My hon. Friend the Member for Salisbury (John Glen) made a typically cogent speech and talked about the importance of addressing the West Lothian question and financial fairness for his constituents, and also about the balance that we need to...

Azure Card — Motion to Take Note (20 November 2014)

The Earl of Sandwich: My Lords, I apologise to the noble Lord for interrupting. He has made a very cogent case, but I think we are missing one link. For whatever reason these Section 4 asylum seekers are unable to return, it is obviously not fear of persecution. That has been dealt with.

Wales Bill — Report (Continued) (11 November 2014)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: ...we in this case are the cathedra: it is we who dispose. The arguments against dual candidacy arising from the experience prior to 2003—I cited in the past not just Clwyd West, but the position of Llanelli—are sufficiently cogent for us to say that this matter should remain as it is. We should continue the ban on dual candidacy. It is, after all, in the interests of democracy...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (7 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...children love their parents. It is difficult to detect coercive pressures, but then there is also the selflessness that patients may feel when they know that they are imposing a burden on their family. Let me give a cogent example. I was asked to see a man by a GP who said that the man was a clear case for euthanasia or assisted suicide but that he could not give him a lethal injection....

Medical Innovation Bill [HL]: Committee (24 October 2014)

Lord Turnberg: My Lords, I strongly support Amendment 2 in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, for inserting the word “reasonable” for all the cogent reasons that he has given. Amendment 3 follows on from my earlier Amendment 1, which defines “relevant condition” and does not need further discussion here. I am very pleased to see that we have the agreement of the noble Lord,...

Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (23 October 2014)

Graham Allen: The Minister is making a thoughtful and cogent speech. Now that we have a fixed-term Parliament and we know the date of the next general election, does he accept that that knowledge is the property of the British people? Does he agree that, if any incoming Government sought to repeal the Act and give powers to a Prime Minister who had not been directly elected by the people, that would create...

Wales Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (15 October 2014)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: ...why, according to demand, there should not be asymmetric devolution. The key question is: are we happy to continue with constitutional tinkering or do we feel that we have reached the point where we need to look at the whole constitution from this place and the other place. I recall that one of the major cogent arguments used when we were discussing the future of this House was that there...

Wales Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (15 October 2014)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: My noble friend as usual asks some very probing and cogent questions. On the face of it, these transfers of tax responsibility are relatively symbolic because, on the “bucket and the well” principle, what is gained on the one hand is lost on the other in terms of the block grant. It would be helpful if that could be elaborated on. Perhaps the best answer is that these transfers...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Alcohol Abuse: Costs (29 September 2014)

David Ford: ...I am on record as personally supporting minimum pricing. So, if he is asking whether I would support such a proposal were it to come to the Executive, the answer is that, if the argument in favour was as cogent as that of Mr Givan and his colleagues, it would be highly likely.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Mental Health Services:  Western Trust (23 September 2014)

Edwin Poots: That was a good try by the Member to make the case. We will await the report and the recommendations that come from the Western Trust. Strong and cogent arguments are being made both for a facility in Omagh and for one at the South West Acute Hospital. I am not in a position to make a final decision at this point, but I am in a position to listen to all the arguments that are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Clause 1 (Dissolution of Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission) (16 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stewart Dickson: ...; The words "must designate a civil servant" do not prevent the appointment of someone who is recruited externally and who then becomes a civil servant. I hope that the Minister will be able to explain that to the House in much more cogent detail than me, and other Members asked the Minister for a clear and open explanation of that point. That, I hope, will assist Mr Elliott's...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: 'Spotlight' Housing Executive Programme:  Inquiry Report (8 September 2014)

Alex Maskey: ...by a long-term project of trying to get relevant material from the Department. We eventually got most of that material. I thank the officials for their diligence in collating, analysing and presenting the evidence to members in a very cogent fashion. As far as the Committee was concerned — five out of the six parties on the Committee —

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading (18 July 2014)

Baroness Morgan of Huyton: ...properly in Committee and send it to the elected House. Like other noble Lords, I was moved in particular by some of the letters, and I have pulled out one that I want to share with the House today. This is a cogent, coherent and in some ways a cool and measured letter. It was from a doctor who also had terminal cancer and he very clearly asked for our help. He said he wanted our help to...

Business of the House: “A New Magna Carta?” — Select Committee on Political and Constitutional Reform (17 July 2014)

Mark Durkan: ...about the report. I joined the Select Committee in the midst of this inquiry. Does he recognise, as regards the question that has just been raised, that a codified constitution might provide a more cogent assertion of this House’s authority vis--vis the Executive and that it might also answer a constant frustration that we hear from some in this House, as there seems to be an...

Business of the House: The UK’s Justice and Home Affairs Opt-outs (10 July 2014)

Tony Baldry: ...up and down the country. Whatever we do in the House ought to be evidence-based, and I should have thought the evidence from police authorities and police forces around the country might be rather cogent and sensible evidence in these circumstances. The ACPO assessment confirmed that the European arrest warrant is the most important of all the measures in the area of justice and home...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [HL] — Committee (9 July 2014)

Lord Astor of Hever: ..., argues 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 where significant resource implications may be involved. It...

Modern Slavery Bill (8 July 2014)

Mark Durkan: .... Each specific offence must be clear and the different facets of the overall crime and evil with which we are trying to deal should be made clearer. That would lead to more competent and more cogent legislation in respect of the message it communicates and the problems it seeks to recognise and address. I am not convinced by the Government’s arguments that it is only necessary to...

Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (7 July 2014)

Glenda Jackson: ...a programme of black propaganda, and every single one of the red tops has taken it up with glee and run with it. That black propaganda told the people of this country—I am paraphrasing; the DWP would never be this cogent—that everyone who was claiming benefits was doing so because they were too lazy to work. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have already touched on the...

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (27 June 2014)

Lord St John of Bletso: ...this to just 18 months. This has put more pressure on financial settlements, given the need to conclude the sale of the family home within a year and a half of one party leaving it. I do not want to repeat the many cogent arguments that have been put forward in support of the Bill. There is no denying that, when it comes to building wealth or avoiding poverty, a stable marriage is in many...

Scotland: Independence — Motion to Take Note (24 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Hope of Craighead: ..., seemed to me to be entirely appropriate, with legislation going through this Parliament to make the necessary changes to enable the process. As the noble Lord, Lord Shipley, said, the recommendations were cogent and persuasive, but that is not how the matter was seen north of the border. The scales were lifted from my eyes when, on 16 June, the Scottish Government published the draft...

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