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ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: I assure the hon. Gentleman that I was not implying any absence of PR skills on the part of the advocates and the people who suffer from this debilitating disease; I was anthropomorphising the actual disease itself. I stole the words of the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk) when we pitched this debate to the Backbench Business Committee, because he was not in Westminster Hall at the time.

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: It is a pleasure to serve beneath your benevolent oversight, Mr Gapes. I am pleased that my hon. Friend the Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson) is on the Opposition Front Bench, and am also pleased to see the Minister. Those two people combine deep humanity with real understanding of how illness is examined, and how stereotypes and stigma can be challenged. Above all, I...

ME: Treatment and Research — [Mr Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (21 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: As do all of us.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Security Situation (20 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: Further to the question of the hon. Member for North Down (Lady Hermon), Michel Barnier has said this week that the United Kingdom could not remain in the European arrest warrant system post Brexit. What plans does the Secretary of State have to meet this concern, and to address the issue of the 300 additional PSNI officers for which there will be a vital need post Brexit?

Backbench Business: UK-Romanian Relations — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: Mulţumesc, Mr Betts. May I say what a delight and pleasure this is? I am no national chauvinist, so you will not hear me banging on about the fact that both goals last night were scored by a Londoner, and you will not hear any of this Yorkshire chauvinism, even in reverse. What you will hear is my congratulations to my neighbour to the north—not the far north; barely north of...

Backbench Business: UK-Romanian Relations — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: And a Londoner scored both goals.

Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: I apologise for intervening—I realise time is short—but my hon. Friend raised an important point. He referred to slogans used by some far-right groups. Surely he would recognise that the shambling, stumbling, mono-browed knuckle-draggers of the far right of this country do not speak for our nation. They exhibit these foul, ghastly slogans, but we do not judge this country by those...

Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: I apologise for interrupting the hon. Gentleman’s flow. Holocaust denial is a crime in many parts of the world. Does he suggest that we should repeal all legislation on holocaust denial?

Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: I bow to my hon. Friend’s experience and the depth of her knowledge of this issue. However, I have already made the point, as I believe the hon. Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) has, that paragraph 3 of article 55a of the new law specifically and explicitly allows discussion of this matter within all scientific papers, artistic papers and academic papers. That...

Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: Albert Camus was obviously a great goalkeeper, and I understand my hon. Friend’s analogy. However, I am sure that he has seen Spurs play at home as many times as I have, so he will know the insult that is used against Tottenham Hotspur players. Does he agree that that sort of language—that sort of foul anti-Semitism—should be a matter for criminal law and prosecution? It...

Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: Politicians nowadays are often accused of being bland, anonymous, anodyne figures. It is on an occasion such as this that we realise that we have here, in our Parliament, people with a unique range of references, sources, backgrounds and histories. I deeply respect the hon. Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) and his background, his family connection and his blood tie....

Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman, who speaks with authority on these matters. He and I have stood together at the Katyn memorial. We have spoken at many of these occasions. We have been at RAF Northolt on the day on which, every year, we recognise the heroic contribution of the 303 Squadron—the most successful fighter squadron in the Royal Air Force—when the bonds between our...

Polish Anti-defamation Law — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (5 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: I acknowledge the expertise of my hon. Friend, but I would need to see the evidence for what she says. I would also need to understand and be educated as to the realities of life under occupation—the second occupation, because Poland was occupied twice—and what it must have been like in those days. I am not aware of Polish complicity in Auschwitz-Birkenau, but I will not say that...

Plastic Bottles and Coffee Cups (17 May 2018)

Steve Pound: It is HP Sauce.

Plastic Bottles and Coffee Cups (17 May 2018)

Steve Pound: My hon. Friend has taken us a slight distance away from the subject at hand, but I must say that I am always willing to listen to any discussion about disposable Japanese chopsticks. On water fountains, when she looks around the Chamber, is she not as horrified as I am to see these carafes and glasses of water? Would it not be an excellent idea to have a water fountain adjacent to the...

Historic Allegations against Veterans (15 May 2018)

Steve Pound: The right hon. Gentleman is a most distinguished Minister, and I respect him for that. He talks about bravery and sacrifice. He should also refer to discipline. I have never met anyone in the armed forces who ever felt that every single soldier, sailor and airman always acted with total and complete probity. There are some people who breach the code. Does he honestly think that an amnesty,...

Community Transport — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Steve Pound: I understand where the Minister is coming from, but does he realise that, by not clarifying the situation, he has not given any signal of hope to the community transport sector? It is suffering, and the corrosive impact of last year’s famous letter is causing it pain. We will not have a community transport sector unless he makes it clear here and now that the Government support it.

Community Transport — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Steve Pound: It wasn’t manufactured!

Community Transport — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Steve Pound: Withdraw!

Community Transport — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 May 2018)

Steve Pound: Many volunteer drivers would be extremely put off by having to undergo all the onerous training to get the additional certification. Many people will simply walk away if they are required to get all that additional certification. Does the hon. Gentleman agree?


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