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Immunity for Soldiers — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (20 May 2019)

James Gray: I congratulate my hon. Friend on the powerful case he is making for Op Banner. Does he agree that central to the debate must be the fact that the Secretary of State for Defence is making an oral statement tomorrow in the House of Commons, as I understand it, which will set out a 10-year statute of limitations on all operations around the world, apart from Northern Ireland? Can we deduce from...

Immunity for Soldiers — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (20 May 2019)

James Gray: The important thing is that the Secretary of State is introducing a Bill to bring in the 10-year statute of limitations, and that Bill will, of course, be amendable. Last week, in answer to my point of order, the Speaker of the House of Commons made it plain that the Bill could be amended to include Northern Ireland. Will my hon. Friend join me in tabling amendments to the Bill, so that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Icebreaker Capability (20 May 2019)

James Gray: The report “On Thin Ice”, to which the Minister referred, plainly laid out the threat from Russia, which has significantly increased in the Arctic in recent years. Therefore, the call for either ice-strengthened or ice class ships—together with, for example, ice-strengthened submarines and increased training, such as the first-class training offered to our Royal Marines in the high...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (15 May 2019)

James Gray: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. The Secretary of State for Defence announced overnight that she would introduce a Bill to bring in a 10-year statute of limitations on the kind of cases that we have been hearing about, but excluding those relating to Northern Ireland. Am I right in believing that that Bill would be amendable and that therefore, if the House chose to do so, we could...

Uk Telecoms: Huawei (25 Apr 2019)

James Gray: My right hon. and learned Friend is quite right to make no comment at all on an apparent leak from an organisation like the National Security Council. But questions must be asked as to why a document such as this, of such huge national and international security importance, was being discussed openly at the National Security Council, and indeed the content of the document itself equally is...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leaving the EU: Local Authority Funding (8 Apr 2019)

James Gray: What is all this money for?

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

James Gray: As the sitting was suspended for 15 minutes, 15 minutes will be added to the end as injury time, so the debate will finish at 7.45 pm instead of 7.30 pm. We were listening to the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North (Catherine McKinnell).

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

James Gray: Her speech.

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

James Gray: No, the hon. Gentleman did not.

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

James Gray: Order. I am perfectly certain that the hon. Gentleman was not suggesting that the hon. Lady was being dishonest in any shape, size or form, and therefore I think we need not ask him to—

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

James Gray: I think he did not. However, Hansard will tell. But I am sure that he was not intending to do so.

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

James Gray: A glance around the Chamber demonstrates that a great many Members wish to take part in this debate. While I do not intend to impose a formal time limit, an informal limit of five minutes would be a courtesy to each other, and would make good sense.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Leaving the EU: Recruitment (1 Apr 2019)

James Gray: The national health service depends on nurses of course, and we must welcome the Government’s announcement of the removal of the £30,000 pay cap from nurses. That makes a great deal of sense, but does the Secretary of State also agree that the long-term care industry equally depends, to a very significant degree, on people from the European Union? Will he not consider, equally, removing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Support for Veterans (25 Mar 2019)

James Gray: I am the proud and entirely unworthy owner of a veterans badge, as my seven years were largely spent in the bar. Is there not an argument that people who truly deserve a veterans badge should have a much more visible symbol of their service, and that perhaps the title should be restricted more to those who truly deserve it, rather than people like me?

Fire Safety and Sprinkler Systems — [James Gray in the Chair] (12 Mar 2019)

James Gray: Order. A glance round the Chamber shows that plenty of hon. Members wish to speak. I do not really believe in time limits, but if colleagues could honourably restrict themselves to four or five minutes each, it would be a courtesy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Support for Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (11 Mar 2019)

James Gray: Parents of children with SEN very rarely welcome the closure of their schools, and I say respectfully that we must treat the parents in Chippenham and Trowbridge with great sensitivity. None the less, does the Minister not agree with me and welcome Wiltshire Council’s great vision in spending £20 million on building a state-of-the-art school at Rowdeford, which will bring children from...

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