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Trade Union Bill - Report (2nd Day) (19 Apr 2016)

Baroness Prosser: My Lords, the Minister will have noticed the slight but significant change of wording in this amendment. Despite my cogent and—I thought—very persuasive argument when I moved my amendment in Committee, I clearly failed to move the Government Front Bench. The Government’s argument was that currently there are a variety of ways in which employers can and do engage with the...

Backbench Business: Pubs Code and the Adjudicator — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (14 Apr 2016)

Grahame Morris: ...of our members work in the industry as tenants and in brewing. I commend the hard work and terrific speech of the hon. Member for Leeds North West (Greg Mulholland), who set out the arguments in such a cogent and readily understandable way. Unusually for me—for the first time ever, I think—I found myself agreeing with the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr Jackson), who I had...

Tax Avoidance and Evasion (13 Apr 2016)

Stewart Hosie: ...is genuinely concerned about, and on many of the points that the Minister made at the end of his speech, the Labour party did nothing for 13 years. I am glad that this is now on the agenda in a proper and cogent way. My hon. Friend the Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin) made a number of telling points on this subject in his speech on the Second Reading of the Finance Bill...

Scottish Parliament: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill (22 Mar 2016)

Margaret McDougall: ..., the judge must remain master of the law and be free to exercise judicial discretion based on the circumstances of the particular case and the evidence that is being led. Christine Grahame made a particularly cogent contribution on that. In the absence of the opportunity to amend the bill on this aspect at stage 3, I hope that new and returning members of Parliament will in the next...

Immigration Bill — Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (21 Mar 2016)

the Bishop of Norwich: My Lords, I rise to speak briefly in the absence of the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Southwark, who is a co-sponsor of Amendment 120. I will not repeat the cogent reasons for the amendment set out so well by the noble Lord, Lord Hylton, but I will offer one observation which I think also applies to the amendment proposed by the noble Lord, Lord Alton. There is one outstanding reason...

Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill: Schedule 2 — Undertaking by Assembly members: transitional provision (10 Mar 2016)

Mark Durkan: ...to oppose the Bill, but in the talks we worked for a better and fuller agreement than we have ended up with in the “Fresh Start” agreement. We also wanted one that was more competent and more cogent, and we feel similarly in terms of the legislation. In opening Third Reading, the Secretary of State talked about the purposes of the pledge and the undertaking and said they were...

Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill: Clause 6 — Extension of period for appointment of Ministers (10 Mar 2016)

Mark Durkan: ...who are evidently making the transition away from paramilitarism”. That recognises that the agreed support mechanisms would be those agreed by the Executive. It would not be people making up their own minds about what they were doing or how they were to interpret the words. The amendment seems solid and cogent. The Minister pointed out an error in our printed amendment 10, in that it...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (4th Day) (8 Mar 2016)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ..., for me, as well as for Sir Andrew Motion and the rural housing group, they are very much second best. My strong, strong preference is for Amendment 56. Although the amendment was not laid at Second Reading, there were many cogent arguments supporting it. I remind noble Lords of two very powerful contributions. The right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans said: “The simple...

Illegal Immigrants (Criminal Sanctions) Bill (4 Mar 2016)

Edward Leigh: ...of the lorries to infiltration by migrants. Improvements in security must be combined with improvements in managing the traffic flow.” That, surely, is the point. We can build as many fences or walls as we like, but we cannot manage the migrant flow unless the Government make real, cogent and serious attempts, first, to get rid of the incentive through something like my hon....

State Pension Age (2 Mar 2016)

Craig Mackinlay: My right hon. Friend has given some very cogent figures to the House, particularly the change in the number of years people can expect to spend in retirement from 14 to 27. Will he confirm that the independent review will be conducted in an impartial manner? Is not what we are hearing from Opposition Front Benchers and their friends in the SNP simply scaremongering?

Overseas Voters Bill (26 Feb 2016)

John Penrose: My hon. Friend gave a good example with regard to pensions, saying that the Department for Work and Pensions will inevitably have a list of people to whom it is paying pensions. That one cogent example should therefore allow an opportunity to provide the kind of nudge he talks about. I can confirm that we have trialled a series of links on various Government website pages to do what he...

Scottish Parliament: Fiscal Framework (Agreement) (10 Feb 2016)

John Swinney: I agree unreservedly with Mr Chisholm’s cogent and well-articulated point. From his extensive experience with such issues, he will also be aware that population difference is already factored into the Barnett formula, so Scotland already carries risks in relation to the growth in our population compared with growth in the rest of United Kingdom. The analysis that Mr Chisholm has...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Feb 2016)

Lord Beecham: ...an authority to act as if it were prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner”. The provision in subsection (9) requiring the authority to have regard to the guidance means that such guidance will be expected to be followed unless there are cogent reasons for not doing so. The committee concluded that, given the nature of the power conferred on local housing authorities—which would...

EU Referendum: Timing (9 Feb 2016)

Ian Paisley Jnr: ...;our public, our electorate—expect much more. Although I accept the universally expressed view that the public can deal with multiple choice questions, that is not what is at stake. What is at stake is that we have a cogent, clear and sophisticated debate that deals with all the issues. Some Members have argued that the reason we can rush into this is that the issue of security has...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Report (2nd Day) (27 Jan 2016)

Baroness Sherlock: ...and compassion. I shall say a word first about the two-child policy, which I regard as a regressive piece of social policy. In Committee, we found it hard to get Ministers to put up any kind of cogent argument for the policy as a whole, so why is it being done? Whatever one may hear behind the scenes, this is not about the small number of unemployed parents with lots of children. They...

Marriage: Humanist Ceremonies — Question (21 Jan 2016)

Lord Faulks: ..., and the celebrant then goes back to the register office and the matter is registered there. The Government have considered the matter and will continue to do so, and will bear in mind the very cogent representations that have been made on behalf of humanists. At paragraph 3.20 of its report, the Law Commission said that, “activating the statutory order-making power to permit...

Immigration Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (20 Jan 2016)

Lord Green of Deddington: ...lower. If that were to happen, it would negate the whole purpose of these domestic servant visas. In conclusion, the report itself has been quoted by a number of noble Lords. In paragraph 20, it acknowledges the, “distinct lack of cogent or robust data and evidence as to the extent of such abuse”. It also acknowledges, in paragraph 14, that there is, “no empirical …...

[Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] — Universal Credit: North-West (13 Jan 2016)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ...pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Nuttall. I warmly compliment my hon. Friend the Member for St Helens South and Whiston (Marie Rimmer) both on securing the debate and on the dignified, cogent and passionate way in which she put her case this morning. The hon. Member for Weaver Vale (Graham Evans) spoke well about the staff to whom he had spoken at a Jobcentre Plus office in...


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