Legalisation of Cannabis (Medicinal Purposes) Bill - 2nd reading – Paul Flynn.
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on the status of the Kingdom of Morocco in Western Sahara.
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government holds the status of Western Sahara to be that of a non-self-governing territory.
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information on beneficial ownership is requested from shipowners by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency when it receives an application to register a merchant vessel on the UK Ship Register.
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information on beneficial ownership of merchant vessels is collected from Red Ensign Group registers by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Written Statement of 1 May 2018, HCWS660, on beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, whether information on merchant shipping beneficially owned in Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies is included in the Exchange of Notes arrangements.
Paul Flynn: To ask the Prime Minister, whether she has plans to meet the chairman of Hitachi, Hiroaki Nakanishi.
Paul Flynn: To ask the Prime Minister, whether she has recently had discussions with chairman of Hitachi, Hiroaki Nakanishi, or representatives of that company on the building and operation of a nuclear power plant in Wales; and if she will make a statement.
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the article on the Puckeridge Hunt in the Hertordshire Mercury published on 8 February 2018, whether he will (a) make an assessment of the risks of laying scent trails and (b) make and assessment of the potential merits of banning the laying of scent trails.
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the risks posed by hunting hounds using scents laid by trail hunts drifting across the transport network.
Paul Flynn: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. As we appear to have passed the point at which it would have been possible to consider the next Bill, I want the House to know that there will be a public demonstration outside in which democracy will work, and we will have a debate on the cruel effects of the present law on young children and those in serious health difficulties, including a young...
Paul Flynn: I have the great pleasure of sitting on two Select Committees with my hon. Friend, and I greatly enjoy his contributions, but may I urge him to limit his contribution today in the light of the important Bill that is coming next, so that we have a chance to deal with it?
Paul Flynn: Will my hon. Friend give way?
Paul Flynn: I want to thank my hon. Friend—I have been calling him that for many years now—for the support he has given to a Bill that we could be debating after this one. My appeal to him is on the basis of the powerful reasons why this House should pass the Legalisation of Cannabis (Medicinal Purposes) Bill: the absurdity of the current law and the suffering that has resulted. I know he...
Paul Flynn: My interest in this matter arose from a constituent—a young man—who came here and lobbied. A year later I attended his funeral because, sadly, he did not get the transplant he wanted, but he had suffered enormously in the preceding period. We have now had the opt-out in Wales, however, and, regardless of what people can do with the statistics, the fact is that people in Wales are...
Paul Flynn: We would have to have a heart of stone if any of our children or grandchildren were in this position and we were told by a stubborn bureaucracy that they had to turn blue up to 30 times a day and have seizures because our law says that that is the situation. Twenty-nine American states have legalised cannabis for medicinal purposes, and in every one of them, the use of deadly, dangerous...
Paul Flynn: Although there was universal approval in the House for the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, by 2006 we had lost five British soldiers in battle and a decision was taken on the firm promise by Government that no shot would be fired. We went into Helmand and the result was the deaths of 450 of our brave British soldiers. Do we not have to challenge the idea that force always produces peaceful...
Paul Flynn: If the majority of Members of this House vote against the final deal, what will the Government do then?