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Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Nigel Evans: Does my right hon. Friend find it somewhat bizarre that representatives of the Scottish National party and the Liberal Democrats are saying that Conservative Members are trying to circumvent democracy, and yet although on 23 June 2016 the British people decided to vote, by a margin of more than 1.3 million, to leave the European Union, on every piece of legislation we have brought before...

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Nigel Evans: I say to the shadow Leader of the House, the hon. Member for Walsall South (Valerie Vaz), that this is how it is done: a Member seeks to intervene and that is granted, and they rise to speak and then sit down. That is what a debate is all about. It has just been said that this is undemocratic and a power grab, but we are in the Chamber of the House of Commons with a motion before us. We are...

Exiting the European Union: Membership of the European Economic Area (7 Sep 2017)

Nigel Evans: Does the Secretary of State agree that we have already had a vote, and that was on 23 June last year? The British people decided to leave the European Union. Does he agree that one of the things we can now look forward to is being able to do trade deals with a number of countries throughout the world, which we are now constrained from doing as members of the European Union?

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Nigel Evans: Tail-end Charlie. [Laughter.] Me, not you, Mr Deputy Speaker. We have heard some powerful speeches here today, especially from my hon. Friend the Member for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk). I, too, lost a constituent, at the Manchester Arena. We need to do a lot more to support the families of those who survive after the loss of loved ones. The hon. Member for Heywood and Middleton (Liz McInnes)...

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Nigel Evans: Order. Just before this intervention, I would give a gentle reminder that we are now under some time limits, in order to give equal time to the Labour Front-Bench spokesperson, and Members will also want to hear what the Minister has to say. Are you taking an intervention now?

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Nigel Evans: We now move on to the wind-ups. That speech was not the wind-up, by the way.

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Nigel Evans: I am going to call Mr Sweeney next, but it is good to see so many new Members here. We will go on until 3 pm, so if you wish to contribute to the debate, please stand in your place and that will indicate to me that you wish to contribute.

Business of the House (20 Jul 2017)

Nigel Evans: Thanks to the Prime Minister’s insistence that the salaries of those who earn over £150,000 working for the BBC ought to be declared, I learned today that a gentleman called Derek Thompson, who apparently plays Charlie in “Casualty”, earns up to £400,000 a year, and yet real nurses earn around £23,000 a year. There is a double—[Interruption.] I am...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit: Food Security (20 Jul 2017)

Nigel Evans: Food security can be enhanced by supporting the export of great British foods throughout the world. It is no surprise that I love British food and drink—particularly Lancashire cheese and British beer, both produced in my constituency. Will the Minister ensure that as we approach Brexit and these trade deals, we do a lot more to ensure that many more markets around the world can enjoy...

International Trade: Commonwealth Countries (6 Jul 2017)

Nigel Evans: I think that the potential for trade with Commonwealth countries is very exciting—they are growing and strong economies—but every time I open a newspaper or listen to the radio or TV, the story is presented very negatively, as though it will be almost impossible for us to do these trade deals. Does the Secretary of State feel that that is wrong, and that it undermines the work he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Fire Prevention and Safety (3 Jul 2017)

Nigel Evans: Banning flammable cladding is clearly a no-brainer. It should never have been used in those buildings, and nor, indeed, should any other flammable materials. As we start to beef up the rules and regulations, will my hon. Friend ensure not only that best guidance is spread around all local authorities in the United Kingdom and action is followed, but that we work with other Governments in...

Business of the House (29 Jun 2017)

Nigel Evans: May we have an early debate about the importance of police stations in local communities? Police stations are a place of security, safety and sanctuary for many people, and being able to just drop into them is vitally important. In Lancashire, there are proposals to close 10 police stations, including my own in Clitheroe. May we have an early debate so that we can say how important it is to...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Nigel Evans: When the news came in of the attack on the Manchester Arena, the election campaign was rightly suspended. This cowardly attack robbed many people of their loved ones and hospitalised many others. I discovered that one of my own constituents, Michelle Kiss, was killed. She was the young mum of three lovely children, and she was a loving mother and the loving wife of Tony Kiss. I went to the...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Nigel Evans: The hon. Gentleman started his speech by paying tribute to Jo Cox and Gerald Kaufman. I hope he does not mind if I also mention Paul Keetch. Paul, who was a comrade of ours, was a Member of Parliament for many years. He retired through ill health and, sadly, died just before the general election. He is somebody we will miss greatly.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Nigel Evans: I am grateful that the Brexit talks have now started. The ability of those people who have come from the other 27 countries to live and work in the UK, and the status of the UK citizens living and working in the other 27 countries, is going to be a vital part of those talks. They will be waiting to learn of their future. Will the Prime Minister guarantee to the House that she will come here...

Business of the House (20 Apr 2017)

Nigel Evans: I am sometimes asked by constituents who have watched our proceedings on television whether we really hate one another. They see us shouting across the Dispatch Box and ask, “What are they like after they’ve done battle?” I then explain the reality, which is that sometimes I have more difficulty with Members on my own side than with those sitting opposite.

Business of the House (20 Apr 2017)

Nigel Evans: You know who they are, and they know who they are. The reality, of course, is that we build lasting and enduring friendships with Members from all parties, and none more so than the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Ms Stuart), who leaves an enduring legacy in the work she did on Brexit, and to whom I am grateful. Given your end-of-term latitude, Mr Speaker, I hope that you will...


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