Results 1–20 of 5109 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

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [9th Allotted Day] (15 Jan 2019)

Peter Bottomley: The UK is to leave the EU. That decision was taken two years ago. The question is whether we crash out or support the withdrawal agreement, to be followed by a period of transition and the future arrangements on trade and relationships. Assuming that we are not trying to reverse the referendum—I think there is no majority, either in the country or in the House, for that—the majority of us...

Deaths of Homeless People (20 Dec 2018)

Peter Bottomley: Mr Speaker, it was more than 30 years ago that your predecessor, Speaker Weatherill, gave tea to Robert K. Andrews, the homeless man who was in Central Lobby for 35 years. I agree with Tony Benn that a memorial there would be a happy thing for the Badge Messengers and others who helped to look after him. Joe Dunlop’s play, “The Strange Petitioner”, gives an illustration of the old...

European Council (17 Dec 2018)

Peter Bottomley: As my right hon. Friend has said, the outcome is that we leave without an agreement to leave, a transition and future arrangements, or we somehow return to the attempt by some to reverse the result of the referendum—or we have the deal with the agreements that are being negotiated now. In an article published in The Times on Thursday, Freddie Sayers made it clear that seven people out of...

Treasury Committee: Protection for Homebuyers (13 Dec 2018)

Peter Bottomley: We are all grateful for what the Government have said in the past and what the Minister is saying now. One of the problems with ground rent is the question of what it is there for at all. The commonhold gets rid of ground rents. We do not know whether the help to buy scheme is used to commonhold. Can the Minister make an announcement about how that problem will be solved, so that commonhold...

Treasury Committee: Protection for Homebuyers (13 Dec 2018)

Peter Bottomley: How about 10 lbs weight of peppercorns?

Treasury Committee: Protection for Homebuyers (13 Dec 2018)

Peter Bottomley: I will not speak for all that long. I thank the hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston (Kate Green) for introducing the debate and those who have already spoken on leasehold and other issues. In West Durrington, where 700 homes are being built, Chamonix Estates, working for Taylor Woodrow and for Persimmon, have some questions to answer from the residents. Although it is probably better not...

Treasury Committee: Protection for Homebuyers (13 Dec 2018)

Peter Bottomley: I apologise for not being able to stay for at least the middle part of the debate, because of another parliamentary duty. Does the hon. Lady agree that one of the consequences of this debate and those BBC programmes is that publicity attaches to the builders? It would be a good idea for there to be some forum that other media could look at, so that the names of the builders that manage to...

Treasury Committee (13 Dec 2018)

Peter Bottomley: I join in thanking my right hon. Friend and her Committee for the work they have done, together with their advisers and the witnesses. In conclusion 6, there is a reference to the backstop, which leads to paragraphs 35 to 40 in the report. There, Professor Nickell says that it is possible to model the backstop, and then says that the backstop might be in place for 15 years. I do not think...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold Reform (10 Dec 2018)

Peter Bottomley: The House will welcome what my right hon. Friend has said. On another day, we can deal with the statutory instrument recognising leasehold associations. Today, I ask him to note the Law Commission’s proposals on getting commonhold working properly. May I draw his attention to the post on the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership website, which says that the Government’s Help to Buy team advised...

Progress on EU Negotiations (22 Nov 2018)

Peter Bottomley: One of my constituents who was on the other side of the referendum vote has written to me today saying that it appears that the UK’s Brexit requirements are being achieved, or as close to that as is going to be achievable. He wants to applaud the Prime Minister and her team for their negotiation, and says that anyone who votes against this deal would actually be voting against the...

Backbench Business: State Pension: Women born in the 1950s — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (22 Nov 2018)

Peter Bottomley: My hon. Friend talks about the introduction in 1908 of the state pension age of 70, but he could have told us that it was reduced to 65 in 1925, and that the inequality of the earlier retirement age for women was introduced, I think, in 1940. I am not arguing with him; I am trying just to set the scene.

Backbench Business: State Pension: Women born in the 1950s — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (22 Nov 2018)

Peter Bottomley: There have been too many occasions on which Pensions Ministers have said how many years women will get a pension for—once they get it. Can we make it plain that the question is what happens in the years before they get the state pension?

Backbench Business: State Pension: Women born in the 1950s — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (22 Nov 2018)

Peter Bottomley: On a point of order, Mr Bone. I am sorry to interrupt proceedings before they have really started. Thank you for your guidance, although I am not one of the Members who will speak; I am unable to because of other engagements. Could the debate be relayed to another room, so that the many people who cannot get into the Strangers Gallery can listen to it? They have come here for that, and are...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Remote Gaming Duty: Rate (20 Nov 2018)

Peter Bottomley: Early-day motion 61 of the 2016-17 Session, tabled on 23 May 2016, welcomed the all-party parliamentary group on fixed odds betting terminals, and early-day motion 174 in this Session welcomed the re-establishment of the group. I pay tribute to those who have supported the group from outside, including those who campaigned non-stop to reduce the number of victims of the pernicious spread of...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Remote Gaming Duty: Rate (20 Nov 2018)

Peter Bottomley: The hon. Gentleman raises a point that I was going to come on to indirectly, but I will now make it directly. These fixed odds betting terminals were not allowed in betting shops in the Republic of Ireland, so how could the Association of British Bookmakers go around thinking that it was normal? That leaves open the question that he has raised: how can we make sure that people in Northern...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Remote Gaming Duty: Rate (20 Nov 2018)

Peter Bottomley: The Committee will recognise the importance of what the hon. Gentleman has said, and I am very grateful for it. Some of the tactics used by the betting shop owners have been disgraceful. I hope that some investigative journalist will write it up, page by page, date by date, and explain how it has been counterproductive for these companies’ own shareholders. GVC, which in March this year...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Remote Gaming Duty: Rate (20 Nov 2018)

Peter Bottomley: I hope to speak later if possible, but this is a rare example of when parliamentary arithmetic has got the Government to do something that will be good for them and good for the population. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris), the chair of the all-party parliamentary group on fixed odds betting terminals, who has led a cross-party group over the years—this is...

Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (20 Nov 2018)

Peter Bottomley: I hope that the centre will work in collaboration with the Open Data Institute, founded by Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Work on open data can make a significant difference both to people with new industries and to us in the House. The Leasehold Knowledge Partnership, of which I am a patron, can use open data in a way that makes the Government start to change its approach to...

Johnston Press: Administration (19 Nov 2018)

Peter Bottomley: I am occasionally able to write in a local newspaper, and such newspapers occasionally write about me. May I put it to my right hon. and learned Friend that Sir Ray Tindle, the founder and president of the Tindle Newspapers Group, is right in saying that from daily national newspapers we expect speed and from local newspapers we expect detail? As well as our concern for the journalists and...


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