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Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill (21 Oct 2014)

Frank Dobson: It is no good people who do not agree with me shaking their heads, because I am sure that is the truth.

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill (21 Oct 2014)

Frank Dobson: Yes, but she would have been put to all the bother and expense of fighting for her seat in the middle of a parliamentary—

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill (21 Oct 2014)

Frank Dobson: I know that is the idea, and that is what is wrong with it. That is why it is a stupid idea. This is intended to punish certain individuals, but it would have the effect of persuading a lot of other people who were feeling a bit edgy about things not to go ahead and stick to their principles because they might be set upon. That would not necessarily be done by an innocent group of individual...

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill (21 Oct 2014)

Frank Dobson: Is the last paragraph of the hon. Gentleman’s speech in favour of recall or against it?

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill (21 Oct 2014)

Frank Dobson: The hon. Gentleman appears to be saying that even if we accepted his extreme version of recall, it would not work because not enough people would take part.

Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill (21 Oct 2014)

Frank Dobson: With the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: The one thing that is certain is that no one in this House or anywhere else can be certain that the policies we are being asked to endorse will succeed. If we look at the track record of the interventions of the French, British and Americans in the middle east since the collapse of the Ottoman empire, we see that the odds look as though we will not succeed, because everything else has gone...

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: That may be true, but it must be said that without the American intervention from the air, the chances are that ISIS would now be in control of Baghdad. They had to be stopped militarily and one function of the air attacks is to deprive them of their use of heavy weaponry, to give those who are opposed to them a better chance of defeating them. It is necessary, therefore, it seems to me, to...

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: It is certainly true that part of our tradition—which we sometimes fall short of, and have done in the past—is to promote decency and democracy worldwide. We have an obligation to help all those countries who are trying to maintain democracy or to establish it in the face of extremism. But in this case there was not just the possibility but the likelihood that Iraq as a sovereign state...

Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (9 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: But the point—I have clearly failed to make it—is that that area is to the west of the station, but there will now be similar problems to the east of the station.

Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (9 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: David Higgins is apparently incapable of distinguishing between the land around the stations. The redevelopment at King’s Cross took place on useless, empty, brownfield railway land; the land on both sides of Euston station is not brownfield land to be rescued by some Australian missionary, but a place where people live, go about their business and send their children to school, and...

Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (9 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: The debate this afternoon strikes me as rather strange, as we are being asked to give the existing Select Committee power to consider amendments that we have not seen, which is fairly unusual in the House of Commons. If we are asked to agree to some amendment, we have usually had the opportunity to read and digest them and possibly to consult other people about them. The environmental...

Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (9 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: I understand that, but if we had the detail, the House might decide that some amendments are so blindingly stupid that they should not be referred to the Select Committee in the first place. It remains the case that we are being asked to endorse these propositions without having seen them. Six groups of changes are, it is claimed, in response to the requirements of local people; four of them...

Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (9 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: Pretty much, yes, although I am opposed to the daft £20 billion cheque in the first place, and have been all along. What bothers me, besides the famous “connected purposes” let out, is that we are also told: “That these Orders be Standing Orders of the House.” According to HS2, the changes we are considering—or not really considering—this afternoon are minor, and we are placing...

Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (9 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: The right hon. Lady’s point simply emphasises how the detail is important. With Euston, however, it is not a matter of detail. The current proposal that the House voted through has been abandoned. In fact, it was abandoned before the House voted it through. The situation is utterly crazy. The proposition included in the Bill was basically to build a rather elegant lean-to engine shed at the...

Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (9 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: Although I understand the concerns of people who are directly affected by the propositions that are not quite before us this afternoon, my principal concern is the application of the Standing Orders to what is proposed and likely to be proposed at Euston, which will be the biggest building and engineering project in Britain for many a long year. Its impact will be phenomenal and I believe...

Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (9 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: Again, I sympathise with the right hon. Lady, because nowhere has been subjected to the absolutely stupendous incompetence of HS2 more than my constituency. HS2 proposed a link with HS1. Everyone said that that was crackers, HS2 said it was wonderful and then it had to drop it. HS2 proposed the lean-to engine shed proposal. Lots of people said that that was crackers, HS2 said it was the only...

Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (9 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: The point that I am trying to make to the Minister—and to anyone else who cares to listen—is that we are being asked to endorse the approach set out by the Government by incorporating it in Standing Orders of the House. That could be taken as a precedent that such a procedure may apply to the massive changes at Euston, not just to the important but none the less much smaller changes in...

Business of the House: High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill (9 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: The people now petitioning have already petitioned and paid their £20. Will they be able to petition without paying a further £20?

bill presented: Mitochondrial Replacement (Public Safety) (1 Sep 2014)

Frank Dobson: Consultation on this started in 2003. If this is a rush, how would my hon. Friend describe something that was slow?


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