Results 1–20 of 4047 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Paul Flynn

Business of the House (12 Oct 2017)

Paul Flynn: May we have a debate on early-day motion 372 so that I can enjoy the lifetime first experience of congratulating the Government on an intelligent drugs policy of approving safe injecting rooms? I congratulate the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the United Patients Alliance on the act of civil disobedience that was undertaken on Tuesday of this week, when a group of seriously ill patients...

Prisons Policy/HMP Long Lartin (12 Oct 2017)

Paul Flynn: Will the Minister visit Amsterdam for a relaxing weekend, in order to study the special prison crisis they have in Holland, which is a lack of prisoners to fill their prisons? They have had to close 19 of them down. Will he examine the contrast between the intelligent, pragmatic policies on drugs of the Dutch over the last 50 years and the harsh, unintelligent policies that we have had in...

Legalisation of Cannabis (Medicinal Purposes) (10 Oct 2017)

Paul Flynn: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to allow the production, supply, possession and use of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal purposes; and for connected purposes. This is the Elizabeth Brice Bill. Elizabeth Brice was a remarkable lady who campaigned for many years in this House to re-legalise medicinal cannabis. She was a brilliant person. She was a television...

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Flynn: Do the two crippling tariffs imposed by the Prime Minister’s American friends on British Bombardier jobs prove that Brexit or no deal will create a jobs hell?

Business of the House (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Flynn: When the former Chancellor, Mr George Osborne, left office, he took on a job with BlackRock finance, working four days a month for a remuneration of £650,000 a year. In pursuit of the investigations of the Select Committee on Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs into possible abuses of the revolving door by which former Ministers might be using their inside knowledge for...

Sky/Fox Merger (12 Sep 2017)

Paul Flynn: We are all beneficiaries of decisions taken nearly 100 years ago in this Chamber to impose on broadcasters a statutory duty of political balance. Is that not now threatened by what has been described as the “Foxidation” of news, which is taking news away from journalists of integrity and transferring it to alternative bodies that produce news that is corrupted and prostituted for...

Business of the House (7 Sep 2017)

Paul Flynn: Drug policies in Holland have delivered a prison crisis in that they do not have enough prisoners to fill their prisons. Drug policies here have created chaos in our prisons and a record number of drug deaths, including psychoactive drug deaths, last year. May we debate which country has got its policies right?

Korean Peninsula (5 Sep 2017)

Paul Flynn: The most likely start of a nuclear war will come by accident, by technical failure or by human error. The danger of that is greatly increased as world tension multiplies. Is it not true that, while there is no equivalence in this and we should pay credit to China for keeping the lid on paranoid regimes in North Korea for 60 years, the new element has been an American President who has...

Grenfell Tower and Building Safety (5 Sep 2017)

Paul Flynn: The statement reports that the weaknesses discovered following the Ronan Point collapse have not been fully addressed or remedied. That collapse took place nearly 50 years ago. We also read that 165 existing tower blocks have the same combustibility and dangers that existed at Grenfell. Does not this show a continuing catastrophic failure of building regulations? Do we not need an examination...

Business of the House (20 Jul 2017)

Paul Flynn: The Government have shaken the magic money tree bare to buy their majority. Is that not the reason why, at midnight on the last day of Parliament, they had to sneak out a statement on the cancellation of a long-established promise to the people of south Wales and then deny the House a proper debate on the subject? That is a disgraceful way to behave. When can we debate the other promises they...

Armed Forces: Closure of Sovereign House, Newport — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Paul Flynn: I beg to move, That this House has considered the closure of Sovereign House in Newport. It is a special pleasure to meet under your chairmanship, Sir Roger. We know of your great contributions to debates in this House, in the Council of Europe and elsewhere, but it is the first time that I have had the chance to serve under your chairmanship. The closure of Sovereign House in Newport is...

Armed Forces: Closure of Sovereign House, Newport — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Paul Flynn: My hon. Friend makes his point with great force. That is precisely the position. People are attracted to super-hubs because they want their career to leave a legacy. If they can think that they have built super-hubs—great phallus symbols—in various places, they can relax when they eventually retire to their haciendas in Spain. It is something to be achieved, but it is not always...

Armed Forces: Closure of Sovereign House, Newport — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Paul Flynn: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. We must not fall into that trap. If we are going to take a decision, let us see all the facts laid out. Making people’s jobs convenient for their homes is of paramount importance —it is at the heart of the Welsh Government’s policy and I believe that they would say the same. They do not see this mania for super-hubs and bringing everything...

Armed Forces: Closure of Sovereign House, Newport — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Paul Flynn: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Although it is Newport that is mentioned in the title of the debate, the threats are spread right around—Merthyr and Caerphilly, the Newport service centre, Cwmbran pension service and the Gabalfa DWP centre in Cardiff. They are all under threat. It is difficult to get on a balance sheet what being told that they have to travel miles further, with...

Armed Forces: Closure of Sovereign House, Newport — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Paul Flynn: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. I am grateful to her for that intervention. We are not looking for a reversal of Government policy if the change makes sense, but they have to prove that it makes sense not just in economic terms but in human terms. The hub will cause disruption, as I believe it will contain many more than 1,000 people. It will be a man-made hub. There are natural hubs in...

Pensions: Points of Order (19 Jul 2017)

Paul Flynn: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Yesterday’s Order Paper said that the debate on drugs could continue until 7 o’clock. The final speaker sat down four minutes early. The normal practice in this House is then to use that time for other speakers to contribute. It was particularly interesting that the final speaker, the Minister, had denied interventions on the grounds that she did...

Points of Order: Drugs Policy (18 Jul 2017)

Paul Flynn: Will the Minister give way?

Points of Order: Drugs Policy (18 Jul 2017)

Paul Flynn: Will the Minister give way?

Points of Order: Drugs Policy (18 Jul 2017)

Paul Flynn: I would like to make a brief contribution, Madam Deputy Speaker, because there are four minutes to go.

Points of Order: Drugs Policy (18 Jul 2017)

Paul Flynn: There are four minutes to go.


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