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Local Housing Need (14 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: I strongly welcome my right hon. Friend’s introduction of a long overdue market affordability test. Does he agree that the answer to the shadow Secretary of State’s question about the enforceability of these measures is that developers themselves, through the principle of sustainable development, will appeal and thereby enforce them if local authorities do not adapt their local...

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: The hon. Gentleman is very generous in giving way. Has he calculated how much extra time would be spent on each Bill if the Government had to reverse on the Floor of the House all the amendments made in Committee? How smooth a process of government would we then have?

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: I am very sorry to delay the hon. Gentleman, but because he has repeated something that some Labour Members have said, I think it is important to note for the record that the entire Committee proceedings on the Bill to which he refers will be on the Floor of the House, not in a Committee room.

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: As the right hon. Gentleman says, we have had a long period of co-operation, and he was a fine Minister. However, did he not notice that my argument was actually that this proposal is necessary for the smooth conduct of business, subject to a clear check on the Floor of the House on Report? Does he not agree that, under those circumstances, it is perfectly reasonable for a Government to seek...

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: I certainly do not want to detain the House for long, but I do wish to take seriously the interesting speech by the shadow Leader of the House, the hon. Member for Walsall South (Valerie Vaz). I shall comment on its logic and the motive that it betrays, and thereby try to set the debate in its proper context. Let us observe the logic of the hon. Lady’s remarks. She argued that it was...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: Does the hon. Gentleman agree with me on the point that was discussed with the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant)—namely, that the amendments of which he speaks could occur only after an affirmative resolution of the House?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way and I am sorry to interrupt his flow of eloquence. Is he conscious of schedule 7, in particular part 2, and especially paragraph 6, sub-paragraph 2, sub-sub-section (g), in which it is made perfectly clear that it is only by affirmative resolution, and not the fiat of Ministers, that amendments to Acts can be made?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: I am doubly grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way. Will he withdraw his remark that it is by ministerial fiat, and resort instead to the argument that the drafting would enable the Government to exert some pressure on Parliament, which presumably he and his colleagues would resist?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: rose—

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: Will my hon. Friend give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: Does my right hon. Friend agree that we could address that in Committee not through a change to clause 2, which is pretty fundamental, but through changes in clauses 7, 8 and 9, with which we are already concerned?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: This has been a fascinating debate so far, and I am delighted that a little bird tells me that the Chief Whip and the Leader of the House are conspiring to try to make arrangements for it to be extended to midnight on the second day. One of the most fascinating aspects of the debate has been the appearance of logic in what was said by not only the right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: I am sorry, but I will not. I do not have much time. I do not believe that that is a very good way to do it, but if it were a good way to do it, we should certainly remove the reference to the Supreme Court not being bound by it, because it is not one solo parliamentarian who has no legal expertise, but is, rather, the retiring president of the Supreme Court, whom we do have to pay some...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: I agree with my right hon. and learned Friend about that and hope that in Committee we will be able to address that head on. My personal belief is that we should address it in the form of changing clause 6(3), to ensure that it is open to—indeed, that we give an inducement to—our courts to move back to the plain words of the texts of the treaties and directives, so far as they...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Oliver Letwin: I have a very simple question for the right hon. Gentleman. Does he agree with the proposition put forward by my right hon. Friend the Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith) that the Social Security Advisory Committee is a clear model of such a mechanism?

Counter-Daesh Update (13 Jul 2017)

Oliver Letwin: I was delighted to hear my right hon. Friend refer in both his statement and his answers to the need for inclusive politics post-Mosul in order to win the peace, as well as the war, in Iraq. Can he assure the House that Her Majesty’s Government will keep up the pressure on the Abadi regime to ensure that the new governor of Mosul fully respects the rights and needs of all sections of...

Northern Ireland: Political Situation (3 Jul 2017)

Oliver Letwin: Of course I understand the points my right hon. Friend has made about the fact that the present situation cannot go on forever. However, one of the virtues that are required, and one of the many virtues that are involved in his arduous post, is patience. I hope he will be able to assure the House that he will be exhibiting that virtue even beyond the level of the proverbial saint, in order to...


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