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Results 1–20 of 3689 for "Cogent"

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Sammy Wilson MLA: Conduct Investigation Report (30 Jun 2015)

Paul Givan: I appreciate the Member giving way. He makes a very cogent argument around standards and undermining the office. How does he reconcile that with the report of 2013 on Gerry Kelly, which recommended the sanction of exclusion from the House for five days for an unlawful action, and which his party signed a petition to veto? [Interruption.]

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice Bill: Further Consideration Stage (22 Jun 2015)

Raymond McCartney: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. The Chair has laid out, in very cogent terms, the approach taken by the Committee. It is fair to say that many members of the Committee were frustrated and felt that time could have been better employed — let us not say it was "wasted" — since May 2012, as was pointed out by the Committee Chair. As he said on Thursday, the Department...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice Bill: Further Consideration Stage (16 Jun 2015)

Basil McCrea: I certainly would not call Mr Allister a liberal — I am sure he will be pleased about that — but I did listen, as I do to all his contributions, and his argument was cogent. It appears to me that these amendments are for the optics. They are a stunt. They change relatively little — in fact, nothing. I give Mr Ross the benefit of the doubt, because I know, having inquired,...

Scotland Bill: Clause 2 — The Sewel convention (15 Jun 2015)

Mark Durkan: Surely not even the Smith commission wanted mere commentary to be dressed up as a clause. That is all clause 2 is—mere commentary. There is no binding or cogent constitutional governance in it.

Scotland Bill: Part IIA — UK Pensions liability (15 Jun 2015)

Stewart Hosie: ..., not a threat. There was a time when there were 40 Scottish Labour MPs sitting behind the Opposition Front Bench shouting their heads off, but now there is barely a whimper, barely a squeak—not a cogent, credible argument from a party about to get into bed with the Tories to say no to Scotland. The N-56 report that said that full fiscal autonomy was an opportunity and not a threat....

Civil Society — Motion to Take Note (11 Jun 2015)

Lord Graham of Edmonton: ..., a fundamental question is about the extent of social solidarity in Britain. Are we a ‘society of strangers’, or are we a ‘community of communities’?” The bishops and their colleagues have put together a cogent argument for dealing with these problems, some of which have their roots in the political field. I only wish that I could have read the letter before...

Bills Presented: Devolution and Growth across Britain (3 Jun 2015)

Bob Neill: ...rates, which has also been part of our party’s manifesto, we can look at moving to a complete devolution of business rates to local authorities. The Mayor of London set up the London Finance Commission, which gave very cogent arguments about why property taxation was the obvious first step for straightforward devolution to local government. Business rates, stamp duty land tax and so...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice Bill: Consideration Stage (2 Jun 2015)

Basil McCrea: ...with better education, better sex education, talking to people at earlier ages and the better provision of contraceptives. The arguments that are coming from the opposite Benches would be much more cogent if you were prepared to accept that there are things to do other than give us some form of moral lecture. I do not support abortion on demand. I understand how difficult it is for every...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice Bill: Consideration Stage (2 Jun 2015)

Jim Allister: ...how they come about. They come about very simply by that arm of the prosecution investigative service, the police, interviewing the witnesses, writing down the statement of the witness, presenting it in as cogent and persuasive a way as possible, one might think, and the witness signing the statement. The witness never takes an oath to say, "this is the truth" and is never at all tested...

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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Feb 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...


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