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Modern Slavery Bill (8 July 2014)

David Burrowes: ...need to avoid problems for both the defence and the prosecution. We should be razor sharp in ensuring that this is an effective piece of legislation. We all talk about sending messages through the legislation that we pass. We must avoid the trap of this becoming a Christmas tree Bill that sends different messages to groups, non-governmental organisations and others. We must respect their...

Deregulation Bill: Second Reading (7 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Rooker: ...implied the previous time I spoke, but because that is not a good way to do legislation. That is the fact of the matter with Henry VIII clauses. I will refer to just a handful of matters in this Christmas tree Bill. It is true that, unlike most Bills, the Long Title allows Members to hang any subject they like on this one. If the House of Commons was full of campaigning Members of...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (30 June 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...your Lordships’ House will have been struck by the wide variety of issues it seeks to cover, not all of which seem to hang together very well. As my noble friend Lord Bach said, it is a bit of a Christmas tree Bill, on which many baubles have been hung, all of different shapes and sizes—and more and more keep getting hung on it. Generally, the Bill appears to the Opposition to...

“Schedule 1a: Schedule 15 — Schools: reduction of burdens (23 June 2014)

Chi Onwurah: ...in trying to give it the proper scrutiny it deserves. This Bill has given a fascinating insight into the Government’s priorities and how they develop policy. On Second Reading I described it as a Christmas tree Bill, but one without the presents, and indeed, the Minister is an unlikely Santa Claus. By Committee stage, so much had been added to the Bill that a colleague said to me...

Deregulation Bill: Clause 54 — TV licensing: duty to review sanctions (23 June 2014)

Mark Field: I had hoped to agree with what the hon. Gentleman said about this measure being in a Christmas tree Bill. I agree with him fundamentally that it would be better to have it in a proper broadcasting Bill, but the difficulty is that we focus our minds on the BBC only when the renewal of the charter comes up, which is not necessarily the best time to look at these things in the broadest sense....

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Clause 66 — Extent (17 June 2014)

Sadiq Khan: ...the gaping hole in the parliamentary schedule. What he brought forward was a mish-mash of leftovers. Ministers have thrown into the Bill their scrag ends and afterthoughts, making for an incoherent mess. It is a Christmas tree Bill on which many baubles have been hung. The Bill includes proposals for toughening up sentences. No one disagrees with the need to keep the public safe, but part...

Deregulation Bill (Programme) (No. 2): New Clause 5 — Sale of alcohol: community events etc and ancillary business sales (14 May 2014)

Chi Onwurah: The Minister was not with us in Committee and so might not be aware that we had many discussions on how best to characterise the Bill. Was it a rag-bag, a hodge-podge or the Christmas tree Bill to end all Christmas tree Bills? An hon. Friend of mine asserts that although it began as a Christmas tree Bill, it has grown and grown to the point that it now bears a closer resemblance to the...

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: New Clause 9 - Private hire vehicles: circumstances in which driver’s licence required (25 March 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

John Hemming: I agree with the hon. Gentleman that this is a Christmas tree Bill with lots of baubles, but this is not the last minute. For people to argue that this is the last minute is procedurally wrong.

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Clause 53 - Access to registers kept by Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (18 March 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

David Rutley: Some Labour Members have uncharitably called the Bill a Christmas tree Bill. I think of it much more as a broad brush that sweeps away unneeded regulation.

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Clause 54 - Repeal of duty to prepare sustainable community strategy (18 March 2014)

Thomas Docherty: We have heard today several assertions by Government Members that the Bill—whether we call it a Christmas tree Bill or whatever else—will be a sign of this Government’s success in bringing down costs. However, the Government themselves do not have a clue. They are making wild assertions about how the Bill will help reduce bureaucracy or save money, but they have not even...

Public Bill Committee: Deregulation Bill: Clause 1 - Health and safety at work: general duty of self-employed persons (27 February 2014)

Chi Onwurah: ...8217;s talents similarly. It is certainly a great pleasure to have the Parliamentary Secretary, Office of the Leader of the House of Commons, and the Solicitor-General here. As I said on Second Reading, the Bill is the Christmas tree Bill to end all Christmas tree Bills. I was surprised, given its breadth, that there are no proposals in it to deregulate the Christmas tree industry. After...

New Member: Criminal Justice and Courts Bill (24 February 2014)

Sadiq Khan: ...are doing something, and also to keep those pesky, ungrateful Back Benchers happy. I know they hold you responsible for not winning the last general election. I am only too willing, Dave, to rush forward some legislation. It is a bit of a Christmas tree Bill, but it does mean that we can shove on as many baubles as we want. After all, the more tabloid friendly stuff might keep UKIP off our...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Deregulation Bill (3 February 2014)

Chi Onwurah: ..., the Minister boldly made sure that they would not face prosecution if they placed it in the wrong receptacle. It is all in this Bill—farriers, road humps and late-night takeaways. This is the Christmas tree Bill to end all Christmas tree Bills. In fact, Christmas trees are one of the few things that are not covered by this Bill.

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Committee (1st Day) (5 November 2013)

Lord Norton of Louth: ...the noble and learned Lord has made the case that I would have made. However, I want to make a few points in support of the thrust of what these amendments seek to achieve. The Short Title of this Christmas tree Bill begins, “Transparency of Lobbying”. That is misleading because the Bill does not contribute to transparency of lobbying. The Bill may result in us knowing who...

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Second Reading (29 October 2013) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Trees: My Lords, I, too, welcome the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, to this House and compliment him on his fine maiden speech. The Bill has been described by several of your Lordships as a Christmas tree Bill. I am not sure where dogs come on the tree but perhaps they are around the bottom of it, legs cocked. This is by way of saying that I wish to talk about Part 7, which amends and improves...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Second Reading (22 October 2013)

Lord Norton of Louth: ...be a White Paper and a draft Bill. There has been neither. As has been said, this places a particular responsibility on your Lordships’ House in scrutinising the measure. In terms of construction, this is a Christmas tree Bill. The previous Labour Government brought in Bills that were essentially two Bills in one and sometimes three Bills in one. This Government have continued the...

Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions Bill: Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (Programme) (No. 2) (14 October 2013) See 1 other result from this debate

Kevan Jones: ...already referred to the 89 pages of amendments and new clauses that have been tabled, which smacks to me of there being something wrong with the drafting of the Bill. My hon. Friend said that this is a Christmas tree Bill, but I would say that it is a dog’s breakfast—a dangerous dog’s breakfast—of a Bill. If we look back at previous attempts to legislate on the...

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (10 June 2013) See 5 other results from this debate

Jeremy Browne: ...received, including from the Chair of the Home Affairs Committee, the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz), and my hon. Friends the Members for Cambridge (Dr Huppert) and for Witham (Priti Patel) and others. The shadow Home Secretary described the Bill as a Christmas tree Bill, and suggested some extra baubles she wished to hang on to what she had already described as a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Clause 46 — Short title, commencement and extent (18 March 2013)

Yvette Cooper: ...has told us repeatedly that she has not made a decision whether or not to transfer the powers from the Met to the NCA. In that case, why put an order-making power in the Bill? We can guarantee that there will be another Christmas tree Bill coming from the Home Office, if not many more, which will give her the opportunity to do so and to have a proper debate after she has taken a decision,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] (Programme) ((No. 3) (18 March 2013)

Chris Bryant: ..., that is a good principle. It may be important to have more than one day’s debate on a long and contentious Bill, particularly a Bill such as this, where the Government are rewriting large chunks of it, or on a Christmas tree Bill that has baubles, tinsel and fairies on top. However, if there are statements or other business, that trammels up the debate on Report. All too often,...

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