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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...

Dangerous Dogs — [James Gray in the Chair] (7 Mar 2019)

James Gray: Order. Interventions should be brief.

Dangerous Dogs — [James Gray in the Chair] (7 Mar 2019)

James Gray: Order. I am most grateful to the hon. Gentleman, but the knighthood has not yet appeared in the post. No doubt it is on its way.

Special Educational Needs: Wiltshire (6 Mar 2019)

James Gray: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate and speaking out so passionately for his constituents in Trowbridge. I also congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Chippenham (Michelle Donelan) on speaking out for the parents from St Nicholas. Does my hon. Friend the Member for South West Wiltshire (Dr Murrison) accept that there are a great many children with special educational...

Honda in Swindon (19 Feb 2019)

James Gray: I am confident that I speak on behalf of my hon. Friend the Member for North Swindon (Justin Tomlinson), my hon. and learned Friend the Member for South Swindon (Robert Buckland), my right hon. Friend the Member for Devizes (Claire Perry) and my hon. Friends the Members for Chippenham (Michelle Donelan) and for Salisbury (John Glen). The constituents of all of them may be affected by this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces Covenant (18 Feb 2019)

James Gray: It is anecdotally alleged, although not necessarily backed up by statistics, that a disproportionate number of prisoners are veterans. What consideration has my right hon. Friend given to making better use of the MOD prison estate—particularly Colchester Prison, for example, which I understand is relatively empty at the moment? Would that not be more appropriate housing for soldiers and...

Retirement of the Clerk of the House (13 Feb 2019)

James Gray: I would like to correct one detail, if I may. Sir David was delicate in negotiating between this House and the other place over the matter of vellum and came up with a very nice compromise, which was that laws would be encased in a vellum folder, albeit printed on paper inside. It was a typical David Natzler way of doing things.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Leaving the EU: Developing Countries (13 Feb 2019)

James Gray: Is it not an absolute disgrace that coffee producers in the developing world are, at the moment, not allowed to do the value-added bits of putting coffee into packaging, selling and marketing it, and all the rest of it? Under EU rules, that has to be done within the EU. Brexit will enable those countries now to do the value-added bits in their own countries, thereby being of huge benefit to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Public Sector Procurement (6 Feb 2019)

James Gray: The Government give a very welcome emphasis to the employing of small and medium-sized enterprises in Government contracts, and that is very good stuff, but does the Minister not agree that in reality, Government procurement processes are so complex, so difficult, so massive and so expensive that it is actually companies such as the defence primes that get the contracts and then hammer down...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (29 Jan 2019)

James Gray: Further to the question asked by the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali), will my right hon. Friend find time to have a meeting with my constituent, Sir James Dyson, to ask for confirmation that, rather than taking people to Singapore, he is taking only two senior executives to Singapore? He has invested £200 million in a research and development facility at Hullavington...


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