Results 1–20 of 2052 for speaker:Steve Pound

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Cross-border Trade (7 Feb 2018)

Steve Pound: May I welcome the glistening new team to the Front Bench? I am sure the whole House agrees with me in saying how pleased we are—we are absolutely delighted—that the Secretary of State’s predecessor is recovering so well from his surgery. May I particularly welcome the Parliamentary Under-Secretary? He is the eighth Minister that I have had the privilege of shadowing; I do...

Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2018)

Steve Pound: I was not too happy about the mention of early retirement before you called me, Mr Speaker. I rise to support amendment (a) to motion 2. In doing so, I find myself in some slightly strange company: the principal sponsors of the amendment are four aristocratic knights of the realm, the Chair of the Defence Committee and my humble self. That shows that this issue arches across any political...

Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2018)

Steve Pound: The right hon. Lady is quite rightly talking about other people, outside this place, who have a concern and have an interest. When I inquired, at the display table this afternoon, what consultation had taken place with the many thousands of people who work in this building, I was told, “None.” I was told that senior stakeholders were consulted but the workforce were not. What...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Broadband: Rural Areas (31 Jan 2018)

Steve Pound: You were a young socialist then!

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Foreign Language Teaching (29 Jan 2018)

Steve Pound: Thank you, “Herr” Fabricant. [Laughter.]

Joint Enterprise (25 Jan 2018)

Steve Pound: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill). I take it from his words and from the emotion behind them that the door to the Justice Committee is now open and that at some future stage it will consider this matter, because I think that is one of the loci from which we can seek to bring an end to this horrendous, disproportionate nightmare, which is a...

Joint Enterprise (25 Jan 2018)

Steve Pound: Absolutely. The Supreme Court ruled that the law had been interpreted incorrectly, but that is only half of it. Interpreting the law incorrectly is one thing, but righting the wrong is what has to happen now.

Joint Enterprise (25 Jan 2018)

Steve Pound: When it comes to righting wrongs, I give way to the hon. Gentleman.

Joint Enterprise (25 Jan 2018)

Steve Pound: The hon. Gentleman has indicated a way forward. He knows the case of Craig and Bentley, which I remember very well indeed. Let us not forget that one of them was hanged in a joint enterprise. Is it not a salutary thought that if the present law on joint enterprise had been applied when we had the death penalty, 20 young men would have been hanged. Can you imagine? If everybody in a group of...

Heathrow Airport: Public Consultation (24 Jan 2018)

Steve Pound: I am very grateful to the right hon. Gentleman. This is a timely debate. I have to confess that I have not received the same volume of consultative literature in the north of the borough of Ealing as he has, for various reasons. I wonder whether, among the data of the passenger and transport movements to and from the airport, there has been a disaggregation that identifies the cargo and...

Parole Board: Transparency and Victim Support: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill (19 Jan 2018)

Steve Pound: The hon. Gentleman clearly has an encyclopaedic knowledge of people’s birthdays, so it will not have escaped him that today it is also the birthday of the Speaker’s Chaplain, Rose Hudson-Wilkin. Will he join those from all parts of the House in wishing her the happiest of birthdays?

Ukraine — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Dec 2017)

Steve Pound: It is obviously a pleasure to serve under you, Mrs Gillan. The right hon. Member for Maldon (Mr Whittingdale) asked at the beginning why we are concerned about Ukraine and why it is an issue. Well, we have heard many reasons why Ukraine is important. The fact that it is significant in this Parliament is very much to his credit, that of the hon. Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham) and her...

Ukraine — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Dec 2017)

Steve Pound: I am reluctant to interrupt the right hon. Gentleman’s flow; he speaks with such authority that he commands the respect of the Chamber. In terms of our bilateral relationship on anti-corruption and good governance, does the right hon. Gentleman agree that a great deal of the UK’s credibility at the moment comes from our being a member of the EU? If, possibly, we withdraw from the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: The Economy (20 Dec 2017)

Steve Pound: Thank you very much indeed, Mr Speaker. Well, this is all very well, but the Secretary of State referred to yesterday’s statement by the Northern Ireland civil service that is casting a dark pall over Northern Ireland. Will the Minister take this opportunity to say that, when the Government suggest ways of balancing the books by February, they will rule out scrapping the free bus pass,...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Higher Rates for Additional Dwellings (18 Dec 2017)

Steve Pound: I hope my hon. Friend will forgive me for interrupting her flow. She is making a precise and pertinent point. Would she not wish to encourage all people of good heart here present to support the Bill that has been presented by my hon. Friend the Member for Westminster North (Ms Buck) on this very subject?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Sanctions (18 Dec 2017)

Steve Pound: What estimate his Department has made of the number of sanctions that will be applied each month as universal credit is rolled out.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Sanctions (18 Dec 2017)

Steve Pound: Well, what an answer! Never would I accuse the Minister of dedolence, but I must say that that sort of Panglossian response shows an absence of empathy or understanding, particularly of the empirical evidence that we have had to date. My constituents see universal credit as a rock rolling down a hill next April. However, as this is Christmas and we are in the spirit of giving and generosity,...

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