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Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill: Clause 6 — Disclosure of financial assistance to the Bank of England (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: I shall not detain the House for more than a few moments. I listened carefully to the shadow Minister's speech and, although I am open to correction, I do not think that he made much reference to clause 8, which is struck out by the Lords amendments. I am extremely surprised, bearing in mind the traumatic experience that the UK has suffered during the financial crisis over the past year or...

Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill: Clause 6 — Disclosure of financial assistance to the Bank of England (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: I am pleased that I gave way, because that demonstrates the laid-back attitude of the Conservatives to this issue. Of course, the FSA has been acting in the way that the hon. Gentleman describes, but clause 8 places a duty on it. It reinforces its power. It sends messages abroad. It means that the FSA can go thumping the table internationally with full confidence and mandate of a statute....

Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill: Clause 6 — Disclosure of financial assistance to the Bank of England (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: My accusation stands, and I shall be interested to hear what the Minister says in reply.

Points of Order (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I fully understand that when the Lords messages come back the competence of this House is to deal exclusively with those messages, but will you and your deputies allow one bit of licence and give Ministers the opportunity to explain why things have been omitted from legislation when they gave undertakings to the House that they would table amendments in the...

Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Demand/Capacity (8 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: Are we looking at the Thames estuary, eastwards of Thurrock, for tidal power generation comparable to the wonderful innovative scheme in operation at Strangford lough in Northern Ireland? Would the Minister care to join me in my retirement at Strangford lough, where I can show him this wonderful technology?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (6 Apr 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: Will the Secretary of State tell us what representations were or will be made by him to the Israeli Government in relation to the Palestinian and Arab Christians who were denied access to the holy places over Easter, the most important festival in the Christian calendar? Will he do all he can to ensure that access is given to these Palestinian Arabs, who are a minority, so that they can...

Amendment of the Law (30 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: Much of this long Budget debate has focused on apportioning blame for the present crisis. Many institutions and individuals, in Parliament and outside-and Parliament itself-must take a considerable amount of the blame for the problems that we face, including the failure to regulate, over-confidence and arrogance. However, the crisis also took place against the backdrop of things that were way...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (29 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: May I ask the Secretary of State about an Unprinted Paper deposited in the Library by Group 4 Securicor, which calls it a "concept paper"? The firm invites the Government to outsource comprehensively the "Training Support and Regular Army Assistance Table" and the function that armed forces carry out in lieu of fire services when there is a pandemic-a term that is used in the paper-or...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: UK Passports (Use in Dubai Murder) (23 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: May I ask the Foreign Secretary to clarify whether the diplomat leaving London will be selected by the Israeli ambassador or whether a specific person is being expelled whose fingerprints have been found in relation to this matter? If it is the latter, this is a very limp response. If the person is guilty of being part of this fraudulent dealing with our passports, the House should be told.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Crown Dependencies (23 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: What recent discussions he has had with the Governments of the Crown dependencies on their relationship with Government Departments; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Crown Dependencies (23 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: I thank the Minister for what he did to help resolve the dispute between the Isle of Man and our Department of Health. However, are not the lessons of that dispute that there need to be more bilateral meetings between Ministers of the Crown dependencies and Whitehall Ministers that avoid the Sir Humphreys, and that the Ministry of Justice needs to reassert its lead role throughout Whitehall...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Lobbying and Paid Advocacy (22 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: May I reiterate to my right hon. and learned Friend that the overwhelming majority of constituents and, I think, Members here believe that being a Member is a seven-day-a-week job, 52 weeks a year? There is simply no room for other employment, and it should be outlawed. Will she look at the attendance of some of our colleagues who are subject to criticism? They do not turn up to vote-some of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Human Trafficking (Lap-dancing Clubs) (22 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: On the human trafficking of youngsters, will the Minister have a word in her Department about the cases where young teenage women who have been transported from other parts of the globe are rescued or identified by the local authority and brought into care, but when they reach the ages of 19, 20 and 21 cannot get any papers regularised in the United Kingdom and are falling between two stools?...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (22 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: Why did it take over two years to set up the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, and, bearing in mind that it is a mass meeting of 22 members who were appointed in February, what opportunity does it have to report back during this Parliament? What is its current programme and what are the Minister's expectations?

Intelligence and Security Committee (18 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: In the years that I have been in the House of Commons, I have taken part in most of these debates-more or less annually, but there have often been some large gaps between the publication of the reports and time being found to discuss them in the House. They have been a very important part of my parliamentary calendar. I think and hope that this will be my penultimate speech to the House of...

Intelligence and Security Committee (18 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: I most definitely do take it seriously, and I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for intervening. He says that he had a promise that the report would be available yesterday, but does that make it any better? The fact is that the document should have been available for a reasonable period. It was not available- with full knowledge and consent, he knew that, so why did he not kick up rough...

Intelligence and Security Committee (18 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: The hon. Member for Kensington Pentlands, or something or other, says, "It still is." I thought so, too, but then other people compounded the fact, so everybody knows that the Committee is away next week somewhere. I remember being at the Members' entrance a few years ago. My right hon. Friend the Member for Torfaen (Mr. Murphy) was there, along with a few other people. I passed...

Intelligence and Security Committee (18 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: The right hon. Gentleman is incapable of recommending that, because although he is a very nice man he is deeply conservative. He has reaffirmed my view that there is resistance, although it is notable that some of his colleagues have departed from his view this afternoon. Madam Deputy Speaker, I think that you have presided over similar debates, so you will remember how I have referred in the...

Intelligence and Security Committee (18 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: Kensington and wherever, yes. Pentlands, isn't it? He spoke very well in saying that the Select Committee approach could be taken. If we are on a journey to that destination-I am sure, as night turns into day, that it is going to come about-there is the question of the secretariat of the Committee. The right hon. Member for East Hampshire talked about finding a new home at the Ministry of...

Intelligence and Security Committee (18 Mar 2010)

Andrew MacKinlay: The right hon. Gentleman misses the point. The point is that when the Committee reported to Parliament last year, it-not me-complained that it had not seen the document. Is it unreasonable for us to think that the Committee would explain in this year's report that it has received Sir David's report, or at least to allude to his conclusions and findings? I rest my case on that. Page 21 of our...


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