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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,...

Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] (Programme No. 2): New Clause 3 — Modification of NCA functions (13 March 2013)

Jeremy Browne: ...to our attention. That detailed scrutiny process may be more comprehensive and may contain more provision for amendment and scrutiny than attaching an item of primary legislation into an overarching so-called Christmas tree Bill at another stage. There is a danger of the House underestimating the degree of scrutiny that will be available to Members, and the Government would certainly wish...

Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] (Programme No. 2) (13 March 2013)

Chris Bryant: ...motion should be. That makes it very difficult for ordinary Members of the House to know whether they support the business for the following day, and whether they want to amend it This is a Christmas tree Bill, and Christmas tree Bills have a terrible habit of gaining not only an awful lot of baubles and tinsel but a fairy on the top as well. There are 29 pages of Government...

Public Bill Committee: Crime and Courts Bill [Lords]: New Clause 3 - Child maltreatment (12 February 2013)

Stephen McCabe: ...right hon. Friend is drawing to a close, but in the event that he is, let me press the point that the Clerks have made it clear that the Bill, which my right hon. Friend previously referred to as a Christmas tree Bill, is the perfect vehicle for making this change, and there are precious few other opportunities in the parliamentary schedule to do so. If this is a pressing matter, it is...

Public Bill Committee: Crime and Courts Bill [Lords]: New Clause 2 - Regional organised crime task forces (12 February 2013)

Paul Goggins: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time. The great thing about this Christmas tree Bill is that we fly from one subject to another with great variation and speed; my own comments will be speedy. The intention behind new clause 2 is to press the Minister to share with the Committee his thinking about the framework for tackling organised crime at a level between the national and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Crime and Courts Bill [Lords] (14 January 2013)

Paul Goggins: My earlier ministerial responsibility in the Home Office tempts me to say a great deal about the Bill, which I recognise as a classic Home Office Christmas tree Bill. If time allowed, I would want to say more about why I believe clause 30 to be completely unnecessary, given the repeated assurances of the police and Crown Prosecution Service that if householders act instinctively and honestly...

EDUCATION BILL (PROGRAMME) (No. 2): Clause 8 — Functions of Secretary of State in relation to teachers (14 November 2011)

Kevin Brennan: ...that the Labour Government introduced. That does not alter the fact that had the Government intended to do this, they could have consulted on it originally, rather than hang it as a bauble on a Christmas tree Bill and react to newspaper headlines. It seems that these proposals have been rushed. I welcome the fact that there is to be a proper consultation, but consultations should happen...

Protection of Freedoms Bill: Second Reading (8 November 2011)

Baroness Hamwee: ...blags information he can treat it as a business expense so, far from there being a deterrent penalty, the taxpayer is actually subsidising the activity. The Bill will be referred to as a Christmas tree Bill and it remains to be seen what baubles will be hung on it. I suspect that the Minister will be very cautious about getting out a piece of mistletoe and-I am searching for a...

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