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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

James Gray: The hon. Gentleman knows of my passionate interest in the Arctic. Does he agree with me in very much looking forward to the forthcoming report from the Defence Committee, which I think is nearing completion? It will come out just in time to match the Norwegian report, which I think will come out in September. I very much hope that the hon. Gentleman will come along to the all-party group for...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

James Gray: I pay tribute to the hon. Lady for all she does in the defence world. I entirely agree with her about pressing the Government to increase our spending to 2.5%, or, as I have often said, to 3%. Will she take this opportunity to commit an incoming Labour Government to doing the same thing?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

James Gray: The presence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Chamber, just before he ran out of the door—[Hon. Members: “He is here!”]—prompts me to raise with the Secretary of State the question of funding. Will he reconfirm the notion that our contribution of 2% of GDP is not a target but an absolute floor, and that if we are to stand true with our friends in NATO we must...

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

James Gray: Order. I am not talking about anything—the Minister is.

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

James Gray: Order. Two points. First, interventions must be quite short. Secondly, I am sorry to pull the hon. Gentleman up again, but it is an absolute rule in this place that hon. Members must refer to one another as “the hon. Member”, “him”, “the Minister”, “she” and so on. Hon. Members may not refer to the Minister as “you”, because whenever...

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

James Gray: The question is, That this House has considered the Third Report of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Brexit: Trade in Food, HC 348, and the Government response—

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

James Gray: I beg your pardon. Mr Parish can indeed conclude if he wishes. That is quite right.

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

James Gray: Order. It is not me that the hon. Gentleman is addressing, but the Minister. You are speaking to “him”.

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

James Gray: Order. I do not mean to be stiff and pompous, but the reason for the convention is that referring to all other Members in the Chamber in the third person removes the directness from the debate. It is not “you”, but “he” or “the Minister”.

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

James Gray: It is perfectly reasonable to say, “As the Minister will know,” or, “As I hope the Minister will say in replying to the debate”. It is not in order to say, “As you know, Minister,” or, “As I hope you will say in your reply”. You may not use the word “you” apart from when you are referring to me, and I have no part in the debate...

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

James Gray: We start the afternoon in this great Chamber, Westminster Hall, with a debate on the recent report by the Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs entitled “Brexit: Trade in Food”. It is normal on these occasions for the Minister to be present at the beginning of the debate, although that is not required under Standing Orders. I suspect he may be approaching the...

Brexit: Trade in Food — [James Gray in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

James Gray: Order. I know the PPS will take a keen interest in how the Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee approaches the motion.

Parking Charges: Chippenham (13 Jun 2018)

James Gray: Order. It might be helpful to remind the Chamber that although it is a Wiltshire-themed debate and I am a Wiltshire MP, I am here as Chairman and therefore I neither agree nor disagree with anything that might be said.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Security Threat: Russia (11 Jun 2018)

James Gray: NATO is quite rightly concentrating on the Russian threat to the east and to the south-east of Europe, but what more can we do to encourage it to take an interest in the high north and the Arctic, where the Russians have recently built eight new military bases at enormous cost? They also have huge submarine activity coming out into the north Atlantic and have reinvented the old bastion...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Databases (6 Jun 2018)

James Gray: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, under what circumstances citizens’ data held by companies (a) supplying cloud services to the Government and (b) contracted to deliver cloud services on behalf of Government can be subject to information requests from US Government bodies.

Stonehenge: Proposed Road Alterations (5 Jun 2018)

James Gray: Thank you, Sir Graham, for calling me. My intention was not to speak in the debate at all, not least because I am the MP for North Wiltshire, which is some 20 or 30 miles away from Stonehenge. My constituency therefore does not face the direct impact that will be suffered by, for example, the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Salisbury (John Glen). He is, of course, prevented...

Stonehenge: Proposed Road Alterations (5 Jun 2018)

James Gray: Of course, I am happy to give way to my hon. Friend from Essex.

Stonehenge: Proposed Road Alterations (5 Jun 2018)

James Gray: I am most grateful to my hon. Friend for his intervention, but I must correct him on two small points. It shows how little he knows of the geography of the area. If someone were to travel in their ministerial limo from north Wiltshire to London, they would not go anywhere near Stonehenge—they would be some 30 miles away from it. One of the first things he ought to do is to take a glance...

Stonehenge: Proposed Road Alterations (5 Jun 2018)

James Gray: My hon. Friend makes an extremely good summary of my points. He is absolutely right that this must be balanced. I hope that the Minister will take account of the important points that my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar made in his speech. Of course we must take account of every single archaeological detail. We must do what we can to preserve this hugely important site, and we...

Stonehenge: Proposed Road Alterations (5 Jun 2018)

James Gray: I, too, am a medieval historian, so I welcome my hon. Friend’s presence. I welcome the interest he has shown and some of the fascinating things he is saying about the stones. As well as considering those three reports, will he also consider the interests of the people of Wiltshire, Somerset and neighbouring areas who have for many years spent large parts of their time in a traffic jam...


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