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Royal Assent: Business of the House (7 Dec 2017)

Paul Flynn: Increasing the number of live animal exports has been suggested as a way of coping with the expected 80% collapse in meat exports post Brexit. That would increase the number of animals exported on the hoof, rather than on the hook, so will the price of Brexit be paid for in the increased suffering of defenceless, sentient animals?

Israel: Us Embassy (7 Dec 2017)

Paul Flynn: Unlike any of his predecessors, President Trump has dangerously inflamed every frozen world conflict that he has addressed. Has the time come to see this man as someone who believes in America first, and the rest of the world nowhere? Should we now say that the invitation to him for an informal, or formal, visit is rescinded? People can be invited, and they can be disinvited.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Paul Flynn: My hon. Friend is being extremely generous in giving way. Could we take a practical example of what will happen? The Welsh Government have wisely introduced a law on presumed consent for organ donation—it is settled, and it has saved 40 lives. The United Kingdom Government have not introduced such a law, and England has lost 400 lives. Scotland is in the process of introducing such a...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Paul Flynn: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the secret to the Government’s thinking on this Bill is in the fact that they are insisting on including a date for withdrawal from Europe but that they refuse to include a sunset clause to give us a date when the powers they are about to grab from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be repatriated?

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Paul Flynn: I will try to ask the right question: why is the only measure that the Government are pushing to reform our disfigured electoral system one that will give them a numerical advantage? I should declare a vested interest, in that my constituency will disappear if the changes go through, and I do have a little regret at the fact that that will interrupt my promising parliamentary career just as I...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Paul Flynn: I accept entirely the logic behind the Bill and its arithmetic—I am not arguing about that. I am saying only that a massive programme of reform is urgent and essential. I was making a point about the two Ministers who threw away £3 million by giving it to a dodgy charity that went broke three days later. They were never called to account by the Prime Minister, but that should have...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Paul Flynn: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I greatly appreciate that advice, and I shall try to focus my laser-like cranium on the effect that these measures will have in Wales. The Welsh Assembly has PR, but it now has the problem that it does not have enough Members for its increasing workload. If the number of Welsh MPs is to be reduced—it is almost certain that that will happen sometime in the...

Work, Health and Disability (30 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: How does the Secretary of State react to the fact that Lord Shinkwin, an applicant for the post of disability commissioner, complained last week that he believes the post is about to be downgraded or abolished? Lord Shinkwin is a magnificent example and role model of someone who has overcome a severe disability. How does the Secretary of State react to a visible defect in the...

Online Hate Speech (30 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: Two million people signed a petition of outrage when the President was given an honour that has never been offered to any other President, when he was invited to make a red-carpet visit to this country in the first month of his office. Since then, he has dangerously increased tension in every frozen world conflict that he has addressed. He has disgraced himself again and again, and he worries...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control (30 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in how many zones badger culling has taken place for longer than six weeks, and what the completion date was of the cull in each zone in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control (30 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish an analysis of badger culls conducted during 2017.

Rail Update (29 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: I am struck by the contrast between, on the one hand, the strength and wisdom of the best Select Committee report of my time in Parliament, the unanimous 1993 report by a Tory-dominated Committee chaired by the Secretary of State’s late colleague, Robert Adley, which forecast accurately all the problems that privatisation would bring, and, on the other hand, today’s statement,...

Backbench Business: Rohingya Crisis — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (28 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for City of Durham (Dr Blackman-Woods) on securing this debate and on her leadership role as a senior member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. I thank her for her great kindness and support for me and all other members of the delegation who visited the camp in Kutupalong. It was a lifetime experience—certainly the worst sight that I...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Intelligence and Security Committee (28 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he expects the Intelligence Security Committee for the current Parliament to be formally reconstituted; and if he will make a statement.

Industrial Strategy (27 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: How many pages of the Secretary of State’s strategy deal with the immense value of tidal power? It is non-carbon, it is green, it is British, it is eternal in its duration and, unlike other renewables, it is entirely predictable. Will he temper his manic enthusiasm and optimism by reading the National Audit Office and the Public Accounts Committee reports on Hinkley Point, which say...

Forensic Evidence: Alleged Manipulation (27 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: Professor Peter Gill is the most distinguished forensic scientist. He did magnificent work on DNA mass profiling. His authority is unquestioned, and he warned that what happened with privatisation would lead to the present situation because of a lack of trust in results. I have spent my working life in laboratories, so I know how highly prized the integrity of scientific results is. This is a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Misuse (27 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date her Department received a copy of the publication entitled, An evaluation of the Government's Drug Strategy 2010, prior to publishing that evaluation on its website.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Service Families (27 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: What steps he is taking to improve support for the families of deployed servicemen and women.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Service Families (27 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: Will the Minister join me in congratulating Newport County football club and Newport Live on recently joining the armed forces covenant? Does he agree that the only adequate way we can deal fairly with those who have been injured in body or mind by their service is to provide them with facilities and benefits that will leave them in a position where they do not have to rely on charities?

Business of the House (23 Nov 2017)

Paul Flynn: I congratulate the Public Accounts Committee on yesterday revealing a financial calamity of giant proportions. The Committee has calculated that instead of the anticipated £6 billion, the subsidy for Hinkley Point will be £30 billion, and the costs will fall on the poorest consumers. The EPR reactor has not produced a single watt of electricity, and every other example is years late...


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