Results 1–20 of 5080 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Peter Bottomley

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Oct 2018)

Peter Bottomley: After the referendum, a large majority of MPs across the House were elected to help this country to negotiate a future outside the EU, with trade arrangements that are sensible and that allow us to use our control over money, borders and the like in a way that is beneficial to us and beneficial to others. Will my right hon. Friend assure our negotiating partners that less friction is better...

Bahrain — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Sep 2018)

Peter Bottomley: People in Bahrain, especially the rulers, are aware that when human rights improved between 1999 and 2007 that was noticed and was commented on by human rights organisations. Can we ask them to get back to the same situation again?

Business of the House (6 Sep 2018)

Peter Bottomley: I will be briefer than the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart) in quickly raising two issues. The first is the proposal—inappropriate in many people’s eyes—to collocate a learning centre with the holocaust memorial proposed for Victoria Tower gardens. Can the Government publish a paper showing their comparison of the merits there with those of the...

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Peter Bottomley: I am grateful for the chance to speak. If my leg stops me being here at the end, it is not that I want to miss the reply from the Minister, but I want what I say to be shared with the Metropolitan police, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Secretary of State for Justice and the Home Secretary. I will send it to the Prime Minister as well, who, in answer to my question at Prime...

Immigration Detention: Shaw Review: Points of Order (24 Jul 2018)

Peter Bottomley: Further to that point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I am grateful for your response to the point of order raised by the hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse (Jim Fitzpatrick). If I speak in the Adjournment debate, I shall be referring to something with discretion, which I hope will not invite the Chair to intervene. Can we ask for the Procedure Committee to decide whether any letter of that...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Peter Bottomley: My right hon. Friend, at the beginning, stated Government policy. I agree with the Government policy, and I am glad that the Government do as well. Will the Minister confirm that people accused of murdering British nationals can be tried in this country if there is evidence, even if they are not UK nationals?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold System (23 Jul 2018)

Peter Bottomley: I speak as a contented leaseholder in my constituency. Following the question from my hon. Friend the Member for Chichester (Gillian Keegan), will the Minister say when we might expect the private leaseholders in tower blocks to hear that the cladding problems are going to be paid for by the developers, insurers or others, and not by them? They are always told that they are tenants and yet...

Eu: Future Relationship White Paper (12 Jul 2018)

Peter Bottomley: The House will have heard with interest the suggestion that both the House and the Government should consider whether papers can be released to MPs at the same time as they are released to the press, because Select Committee reports have had the same kinds of procedures as the Government have up to now. People should be aware that my right hon. Friend, whom I welcome to his new post, received...

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

Peter Bottomley: Can my right hon. Friend assure our European and international partners that she and her Cabinet colleagues have the overwhelming support of the majority of the party, of this House and of the people of this country in moving forward in the way the White Paper will suggest?

Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Jun 2018)

Peter Bottomley: After the tragedy of the Grenfell fire, may I put it to the Prime Minister that the people left being asked to pay for the costs of removing cladding and replacing it are the private leaseholders in private high-rise blocks? Can she try to make sure that the owners—the freeholders—have put to them the points well known to the all-party group and to the charity, Leasehold Knowledge...

NHS Long-Term Plan (18 Jun 2018)

Peter Bottomley: I am glad that both my right hon. Friend and the Prime Minister have welcomed the fact that all parties have supported the health service: the Liberals first with Christopher Addison, for whom my father once worked, in 1919; Henry Willink, a Conservative member of the coalition Government, in 1944; and Aneurin Bevan, who made some changes and nationalised the hospitals, rather than the family...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Peter Bottomley: I could not understand why the Government or their agencies could not say, “If you’ve been paying tax or national insurance contributions for more than five years, the burden of proof should be totally reversed and it should be assumed that you are fully entitled to have all the rights of residency and citizenship in this country.”

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

Peter Bottomley: Clearly, the number of abortions we have throughout this country is far, far too high, but when they have to happen the present state of the law means it is a question of where they happen, rather than whether they happen. My hon. Friend the Member for Gainsborough (Sir Edward Leigh) has suggested that the Northern Ireland Assembly will have to look at this ab initio. If we were to repeal...

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Peter Bottomley: My understanding is that if sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act are repealed, it will be necessary to have some other civil law both for England and Wales and for Northern Ireland. Clearly, the abolition of sections 58 and 59 will happen, as that is what the majority in the House wants to happen. That will then provide an opportunity to the devolved Assemblies and...

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Peter Bottomley: There is no need to provide the answer now, but, at some stage, it would be interesting to know whether there is a debate and a variety of views in the DUP. That is important in Northern Ireland. The second question is whether we can take out the idea that this is a rarity. I do not normally talk about personal circumstances, but I have been involved in about 10 conceptions, three of which...

Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (5 Jun 2018)

Peter Bottomley: My right hon. Friend will have heard me say that if a deliberate abortion is going to take place, the sooner it takes place the better. It is better that people do not face those circumstances, but when they do, the earlier the better. That is clearly right. The civil law will need to replace the criminal law. Members who have contributed, on both sides of the House, have earned the respect...

Rail Timetabling (4 Jun 2018)

Peter Bottomley: Our constituents who are passengers, and our constituents who work on the railways, want to get this solved, and the best thing to do is to give backing to those in the industry and to the Secretary of State to ensure that that happens. Anticipating an article by Nigel Harris in Rail magazine, I would suggest that those who have power need to be accountable and those who are accountable need...

Personal Independence Payments (4 Jun 2018)

Peter Bottomley: rose—

Personal Independence Payments (4 Jun 2018)

Peter Bottomley: I was here 10 minutes before questions finished.

Personal Independence Payments (4 Jun 2018)

Peter Bottomley: It is good that my right hon. Friend can be answering for two individual claimants and that she has given the background about the increase in disability spending. May I also say, “Thank you,” for saying that we can refer to individual cases? I have a victim of the infected blood scandal who is being asked to attend an assessment, but I do not think that an ordinary PIP assessor...

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