Results 1–20 of 7084 for speaker:Crispin Blunt

Cannabis-Based Medicines (19 Jun 2018)

Crispin Blunt: I thank my right hon. Friend for his statement and the rapid way in which he has gripped this issue. As co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group for drug policy reform, let me say that this is a very welcome step forward. There is a substantial amount of medical evidence out there, including a 2016 paper on this issue—commissioned by my predecessor co-chairs of the APPG—by...

Medicinal Cannabis (18 Jun 2018)

Crispin Blunt: I thank my right hon. Friend for the way in which he personally intervened on Friday afternoon as the deterioration in Billy Caldwell’s condition became clear, and the Home Secretary for his response within hours of his becoming aware of the situation. My right hon. Friend knows that he has received advice from me, as co-chair of the all-party group for drug policy reform, about how the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission (15 Jun 2018)

Crispin Blunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether Development Management Plans from local planning authorities that fail to meet their full Objectively Assessed Housing Need are not classified as unsound by (a) his Department and (d) the Planning Inspectorate solely on the grounds that greenfield sites on Green Belt land have not been recommended for release.

G7 (11 Jun 2018)

Crispin Blunt: Trudeau or Trump?

Yemen (11 Jun 2018)

Crispin Blunt: Along with the rest of the UN Security Council, we are unanimously on the side of the Saudi-led coalition, which is trying to bring order to Yemen in the face of the Houthi rebellion. As we have heard from the chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Yemen, the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz), the port accounts for 70% to 80% of the imports into Yemen. Surely, our...

Supreme Court Ruling: Abortion in Northern Ireland (7 Jun 2018)

Crispin Blunt: Although I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) about the merits of devolution and where these decisions should sit, the fact is that it has now been more than a year since Stormont has been in a position to make such devolved decisions. This issue is part of a basket of others, including the private Member’s Bill on same-sex marriage promoted by the hon....

Heathrow (7 Jun 2018)

Crispin Blunt: Is my hon. Friend the Minister as astonished as I am that as distinguished a lawyer as the Opposition spokesman, the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull East (Karl Turner), could advance an argument that is so utterly threadbare in respect of the rather limited defence this agreement gives to Heathrow airport and its private investor supporters if the Government change their policy?

Airports National Policy Statement (5 Jun 2018)

Crispin Blunt: I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement, particularly his outlining of the five new rail lines that would support Heathrow’s expansion, but I contrast that with there being no proposals to support any new rail capacity at Gatwick. It is on the busiest commuter line in the country, and he is only too aware of the problems there today. The Opposition spokesman gave a masterclass...

Rail Timetabling (4 Jun 2018)

Crispin Blunt: I do not envy my right hon. Friend and neighbour in making this statement today, but I know that he understands the position of Redhill and Epsom only too well, because he has been to visit Redhill station and see the infrastructure improvements that he is putting in place. However, my constituents were promised an improved service in 2014, after the London Bridge investment and for the new...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Cadets (24 May 2018)

Crispin Blunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make funds available to enable cadet adult instructors to attend Stonewall train-the-trainers courses to enable detachment commanders to identify a need to find assistance for cadets identifying to them as being LGBT.

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote (21 May 2018)

Crispin Blunt: Given that Gazans did all the dying and the Israeli soldiers did all the killing, how does the Minister expect an internal Israeli inquiry led by Brigadier General Baruch to be less partial and less unhelpfully unbalanced than the inquiry mandated by the UN Human Rights Council?

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May 2018)

Crispin Blunt: It is a delight to follow the hon. Member for Edinburgh West (Christine Jardine). Indeed, I am happy to call her my hon. Friend, as she was so generous in using that term for Conservative colleagues. That brings back memories of the days of the coalition, when we had a Liberal-Conservative Government with a majority of 80—a Government who were able to deliver very significant advances...

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May 2018)

Crispin Blunt: I am grateful for that intervention because it has been one of the delights of my relationship with you, Mr Speaker, that we have been able to work closely together on these matters over the past five or six years. We continue to show leadership in this area. At the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting the Prime Minister made a statement about British policy on this issue, and outlined...

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May 2018)

Crispin Blunt: In far too many jurisdictions the death penalty remains in place. Parts of Nigeria are covered by jurisdiction, but there are also parts where someone can cheerfully get lynched. And it is not just Nigeria; this is an incredibly important issue for many people who continue to live in terror around the world. That is why I am delighted that we have had the opportunity to raise this issue...

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May 2018)

Crispin Blunt: There is an element of deliberate intervention about this—

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May 2018)

Crispin Blunt: Please let me make my intervention, because I want to say to my right hon. Friend the Member for Putney (Justine Greening) that her words are important because of her leadership both in the Department for International Development and the Department for Education. All of us, and the wider community, owe her a debt. I remember hearing the news of her coming out at the 2016 Pride parade, and I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 May 2018)

Crispin Blunt: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 May 2018)

Crispin Blunt: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. Seven minutes ago, The Guardian’s “Politics live” with Andrew Sparrow said: “East coast rail franchise to be brought back under public control.” It appears that someone has broken an embargo, or something has gone wrong, because I guess that that is what the Secretary of State’s statement is to be about. Will you...

Data Protection Bill [Lords]: Data protection breaches by national news publishers (15 May 2018)

Crispin Blunt: Will my hon. Friend give way?


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