Results 1–20 of 5257 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Edward Davey

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: I congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow North West (Carol Monaghan) on securing the debate and all hon. Members who will participate in it. It is essential that we speak for the millions missing, and it is great to see so many people in the Public Gallery. What I find so shocking is that scientists seem not to want to have the debate. I hope that right hon. and hon. Members across the...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: I share the hon. Gentleman’s concern. I should say that we still need a lot of research into MS, so it is not one or the other, but given the incidence of ME, as he rightly says, the case for research into the biomedical aspects is strong. Invest in ME Research makes a number of proposals in its recent report. For example, it proposes a ring-fenced fund of £20 million a year for...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right, and it is good that he is here to champion that centre. He makes the point I wish to make to the Minister: a pipeline of research proposals is likely to come about not only from the centre in Norwich, but no doubt as offshoots from research elsewhere—particularly the United States, which is beginning to get its act together on the research side....

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: Should not graded exercise therapy be removed as a treatment option even before the NICE guidelines are reviewed, given the evidence that people are being harmed by it? The Minister is hearing that evidence today. Is there not a possibility that in future a court could compensate ME sufferers if they continue to be prescribed GET, given that we, the Minister and medical professionals know the...

Immigration Rules: Paragraph 322(5) (13 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: The hon. Lady is making an excellent speech. That is one of the key points: Home Office officials do not know anything about tax, and they are making decisions about people’s lives based on their tax information. This responsibility has to be taken away from them today.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Tidal Lagoons (12 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: What the Government’s policy is on tidal lagoons.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Tidal Lagoons (12 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: Does the Minister accept that nuclear and offshore wind needed pathfinder projects, first-of-a-kind projects, to prove the technology and the economics, and to get the cost down. Why can tidal lagoons not have such a pathfinder project, just as Charles Hendry recommended?

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill (11 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: I come to this debate wanting to be positive about attempts by the Government to give our police and security forces the powers that they need in the fight against terrorism and to balance that with the equal priority of ensuring that we do not hit our civil liberties and therefore give the terrorists a victory. Already we have heard how different aspects of this Bill will be judged with...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill (11 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: I agree that we should be debating these issues, but can the hon. Gentleman point to anywhere in case law where there is real development of the concept of recklessness compared with the concept of intentionality?

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill (11 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: Did the right hon. Gentleman meet any representatives from Muslim communities who perceived it to be a flawed scheme?

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill (11 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: I am slightly confused about the Government’s direction of travel. I think that there is quite widespread support across the House for action against the people publishing this material, to get it before it is put up. The Government are clearly looking at that, and if they come forward with such measures, they would be welcomed. However, the Home Secretary has said of the provisions in...

Tuberculosis (7 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: Sometimes we come to a debate in the House of Commons and really learn things. I am grateful for the speeches that we have heard so far, because I have learned a lot. I particularly learned about the work that the right hon. Member for Arundel and South Downs (Nick Herbert) has done and I pay huge tribute to him not just for securing this debate, but for that. The fact that parliamentarians...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders: Housing and Benefits (5 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: Does the Secretary of State accept that the number of ex-offenders ending up homeless has increased significantly in recent years, and will he accept that his Department’s policy objectives for reducing reoffending and helping rehabilitation will go nowhere unless this issue is tackled?

Nuclear Power (4 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: The Secretary of State knows that there have been two major revolutions in electricity since Hinkley Point C was initially agreed to: a dramatic cost reduction for large-scale renewable power and huge advances in storage technology. Given that renewables and battery storage will soon offer cheaper and more flexible security of supply than nuclear, where are those two historic shifts in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Numbers (4 Jun 2018)

Edward Davey: The Home Secretary has twice talked about police resources on “The Andrew Marr Show” since he took office, first on 8 April, when he said that police cuts have had no effect on crime, and then this weekend, when he said that, as a priority, he wants to secure extra funding for the police. For the avoidance of doubt, is the Home Office’s new line that the police do need high...

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (24 May 2018)

Edward Davey: It is a huge pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Putney (Justine Greening). I apologise for not always notifying her when I go to the mosque in Southfields to meet his Holiness the spiritual leader of the Ahmadi Muslim community and others to talk to them about their issues, although I am sure that she does not really mind. I also pay tribute to the hon. Member for Mitcham and...

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (24 May 2018)

Edward Davey: The hon. Gentleman is right. This debate is not an attack on the Minister, who has done a good job. The right hon. Member for Putney mentioned Lord Ahmad. As an Ahmadi Muslim, he is able to speak with authority and credibility, and I pay tribute to him.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (24 May 2018)

Edward Davey: Does the Minister wish to intervene?

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (24 May 2018)

Edward Davey: That was a very helpful intervention, because the Minister brings the real issue to bear: our questions on what the Government might do. I understand that such issues need to be dealt with in private, and I am sure that we can take his reassurance that that is happening. I hope that he will focus on the issues of the constitution, and particularly issues of voting and democracy, as the hon....

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (24 May 2018)

Edward Davey: I absolutely agree, which is why I want to push the Minister a little further. Although I accept that sometimes we have to tread quietly on such issues, I am alarmed that the persecution of the Ahmadis is accelerating. Given the murders, the assaults and, as we saw last night, the attacks on mosques, there is a concern that this is becoming endemic and deep-rooted, particularly due to the...


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