Results 1–20 of 983 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Richard Bacon

Business of the House (10 Dec 2018)

Richard Bacon: A few moments ago, the Leader of the House said that the Prime Minister had spent three hours reassuring us that she would seek some reassurances. Does the Leader of the House understand that when a motion is brought back for us to vote on the withdrawal agreement, the only thing that will make a difference is for changes to be made to the text of the agreement? Does she understand that?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold Reform (10 Dec 2018)

Richard Bacon: The leasehold problem is an abiding scandal, and the Secretary of State does need to fix it. When he is reforming it will he consider being imaginative enough to copy the city of The Hague, which allows people on the housing register to go onto a register to get a serviced plot of land, which, if they cannot afford to buy it, they can lease at a peppercorn rent and then elect to buy later. If...

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Richard Bacon: When we become an independent coastal state again, which I very much look forward to, our fishing waters will of course need protecting. Will the Prime Minister consider commissioning a new fleet of very fast naval vessels to chase down and capture any vessels that come into our waters to fish uninvited, thus protecting fishing and our rights to fishing in Scotland and right down the east...

Appointment of Sir Roger Scruton (12 Nov 2018)

Richard Bacon: What are you talking about?

Appointment of Sir Roger Scruton (12 Nov 2018)

Richard Bacon: Excellent!

Appointment of Sir Roger Scruton (12 Nov 2018)

Richard Bacon: Thank you very much indeed, Mr Speaker. It is a great fact that we live in a free country and speak in a free Parliament where we can say what we want, and it is only for that reason that I defend the right of the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish (Andrew Gwynne) to issue forth the crass and oafish comments that he did, which would be refuted quite easily by reading the books and articles...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU: Tax Revenues (6 Nov 2018)

Richard Bacon: Will Ministers consider moving the trigger point for the application of the zero rate of VAT for new build dwellings as defined in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, which would end the unintended discrimination, both before and after we leave the EU, against self-build and custom house building projects, while not harming Government revenue?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (6 Nov 2018)

Richard Bacon: Some people are worried about the end of Help to Buy in five years’ time. Given that it is a subsidy on demand, why not soften the blow with a subsidy on supply through a help to build programme, which would help more ordinary people bring forward their own schemes at prices they can afford?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: New Homes (5 Nov 2018)

Richard Bacon: Does the Secretary of State recognise that one of the best ways to bring forward more new homes quickly is to support my Housing Reform Bill, which has support from Members from all parties, including some of the House’s most distinguished Members? The Bill’s requirement on the Secretary of State to provide serviced plots for sale or for rent to rich people and poor people, social tenants...

Housing Reform (24 Oct 2018)

Richard Bacon: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the law relating to housing; to make provision about housing space and thermal performance standards; to place a duty on the Secretary of state to require the provision of serviced plots of land; and for connected purposes. I am pleased to introduce the Housing Reform Bill, which will improve space standards, increase the minimum...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Economic Growth and Emissions (16 Oct 2018)

Richard Bacon: What steps he is taking to support economic growth while decreasing emissions.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Economic Growth and Emissions (16 Oct 2018)

Richard Bacon: Given that most people would prefer to live in a house that costs nothing to heat, boosting their spending power, that we have known for decades how to construct such houses cost-effectively and that there is no sign that big house builders will routinely offer such houses, are the Government planning to raise minimum standards for the thermal performance of new build houses, which will help...

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Richard Bacon: It is a pleasure to take part in this debate and to follow the hon. Member for Cardiff Central (Jo Stevens). She mentioned that she has a history of involvement in this area. I would like to state at the outset that it is important to recognise that there are many personal injury lawyers who do a good job. Over the years, I have had quite a lot to do with personal injury lawyers in my...

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Richard Bacon: I will not, because I know there is a time limit and other Members wish to speak. I hope the hon. Lady will forgive me. The Bill is very welcome. We need to be clear that the insurance companies have done a great deal and want to do more to try to tackle this problem. They said at the time that one of their main concerns was the rise in the cost of premiums for honest motorists. That...

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Richard Bacon: Will the hon. Gentleman give way before he does that?

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Richard Bacon: I am sure many of us agree that genuine cases need to be treated appropriately, but does the hon. Gentleman agree that there is a problem with a growing compensation culture?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2018)

Richard Bacon: Given that some planning inspectors’ reports are inadvertently undermining opportunities for people who want to build their own homes, despite new statutory obligations under the Self-Build and Custom House-Building Act 2015, will the Secretary of State ensure that inspectors pay sufficient regard to the legislation and enable the right-to-build taskforce to offer training so that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Jul 2018)

Richard Bacon: Albania has one of the highest rates of honour killing in Europe. Will the Government look very closely at the case of Mrs Emiljana Muca, who was staying in the constituency of the hon. Member for Norwich South (Clive Lewis) and is now, thanks to the generosity of her therapist, staying in the therapist’s own house in south Norfolk to reduce the risk of self-harm? If she were to be...

Turkey: Secondary Ticketing (7 Jun 2018)

Richard Bacon: I am pleased to have the opportunity to discuss secondary ticketing, which is the process of reselling tickets for admission to events such as live music concerts, rock festivals, football matches, other sporting events, exhibitions and so on. The term “secondary ticketing” refers to tickets that have already been sold for the first time by the organiser of the event, and are then sold on...

Turkey: Secondary Ticketing (7 Jun 2018)

Richard Bacon: I do agree. Of course, there are a variety of other considerations that also help to set the price. Some artists only do a small number of shows. A Korean boy band is coming over to the UK shortly. I would tell you its name if I could remember it, Madam Deputy Speaker, but to be honest when I was told, I had to admit I had never heard of it and I cannot now remember its name, but apparently...

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