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Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme: Spending - Question (24 Nov 2020)

Lord McLoughlin: The noble Baroness, Lady Smith, just made a point about the ongoing costs of restoration. If the public look at the Palace of Westminster at the moment, they would think that the restoration programme is already under way, when it is a repair project and existing maintenance. It is essential that the proper work being taken on by the sponsor body, although it is costing a lot of money and is...

Canada-UK Trade Deal - Question (17 Nov 2020)

Lord McLoughlin: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that the new trade agreement signed with Japan and the continuity agreements reached with a number of other countries show that the department is well aware of the pressures and the desire of industry for these agreements, and is working flat out to ensure that they are brought to a conclusion as quickly as possible?

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Second Reading (11 Nov 2020)

Lord McLoughlin: My Lords, first, I too congratulate my noble and learned friend the Minister on his maiden speech and welcome him to the House and, indeed, to the Dispatch Box. It is just over a year since I made my valedictory speech in the House of Commons, on 5 November. I was first elected to the House of Commons in 1986 with a majority of 100. I particularly want to bring that out today because, of...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: Thank you for calling me to speak, Madam Deputy Speaker. This is the last time that you will be able to call me. It was a great privilege working with you when we were doing opposite jobs, as Chief Whip and Opposition Chief Whip. I first saw inside the House of Commons in about 1972. In 1970, Cannock elected a Conservative Member of Parliament, Patrick Cormack, with one of the biggest swings...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: I agree partly with what my right hon. Friend says. If he does not mind, I shall say something in a few moments about the Whips Office that may or may not get his approval, but let us see. Less than a year after I entered the House of Commons, we faced a general election. I have to say that it was an unusual election as far as West Derbyshire was concerned because two parties got what they...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: I am very grateful to the right hon. Gentleman. I think, with the problems we inherited, that there was a lot the coalition Government did of which we can rightly be proud. I was Chief Whip for a considerable time, and I have to say that I was greatly assisted at the time by two people in the Whips Office to whom I want to refer—Sir Roy Stone and Mark Kelly. Roy Stone is basically the usual...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: Well, everybody is allowed to have their views. All I can say to my right hon. Friend is that she ought to have to deal with some of the people the Whips Office has to deal with. I would like to say something to all people who come into this House of Commons. Whatever they think about the Whips Office and about the party system, very few people would get into this House on their own ability;...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman. As I said, it was an incredibly rewarding period. Within a few days or weeks of being there, I found myself having to phone Richard Branson to explain why his company was going to keep the franchise for the west coast main line, although he had previously been told that Virgin had lost it; that conversation I remember well. I would like to say at this...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Business of the House (28 Oct 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: I thank my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House for his business statement. It seems to me that this afternoon we have heard from Opposition Members that they have no confidence in the Prime Minister and no confidence in the Government, but they were not willing to will the means by calling a general election. The Government have taken their decision and are right to do so. Although I...

Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Business of the House (24 Oct 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: This will be the third time that the House will have voted on a general election. Can the Leader of the House recall any other occasion on which the Opposition have been offered an election three times and rejected it?

The National Health Service (23 Oct 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: Further to that point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. As a member of the Liaison Committee as well, I can say that of course the Liaison Committee is disappointed that the Prime Minister is unable to appear before it tomorrow, but the truth is that the Prime Minister is held to account in the Chamber by all Members of Parliament every week for over an hour, so it is simply not true that the...

Prime Minister: Engagements (23 Oct 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: My right hon. Friend achieved what many said was impossible and negotiated a new Brexit deal, which passed through the House last night. Does he share my regret that many in the Labour party, including the Leader of the Opposition, voted once again to delay our leaving with a deal on 31 October, not least given that he told the House on 22 February 2016 that his party welcomed the fact that...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (PROGRAMME) (22 Oct 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Can you confirm that the Prime Minister had no alternative other than to do what he has done tonight? The previous Labour Government passed timetable motions—Bills had to have such a motion to proceed. Therefore, the action of Members tonight to vote against the timetable motion means that we cannot continue with the business, which we could do until the...

Business of the House (21 Oct 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: May I press the Leader of the House on when the debate on the Queen’s Speech will conclude? We always knew that 31 October was a date, and we always knew when the Queen’s Speech would be. Presumably, the timing was agreed between the Government and the Palace. The fact is that Parliament has spent the best part of three years discussing what it does not want, and it is now time for us to...

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: Will the right hon. Lady give way?

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: Is not the simple fact of the matter that all the people who cry out for a deal have to support the deal that has been brought forward by the Prime Minister? It is a first step on the way to many other opportunities that this House will have to discuss this particular issue, but we really have to move forward now and respect the result of the referendum three and a half years ago.

Prime Minister’s Statement (19 Oct 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: Was not the right hon. Leader of the Opposition right on 22 February 2016, when he said: “We welcome the fact that it is now in the hands of the people of this country to decide”—[Official Report, 22 February 2016; Vol. 606, c. 26.] whether we remain in the European Union? Did the people not come to a conclusion on that? He was right then; should we not now carry out that instruction?

Business of the House (Saturday 19 October) (17 Oct 2019)

Patrick McLoughlin: May I ask my right hon. Friend to think about something he has just said and possibly reconsider it? He has said that the Prime Minister will make a statement. Would it be possible, rather than making a statement, for him to open the debate? That would give more opportunity for Members to speak, rather than just making a statement.

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