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Tribunal and Inquiries (24 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: I apologise—I should have thanked the Minister for the courteous way in which he has dealt with the Opposition spokespeople. I do thank him for that.

Tribunal and Inquiries (24 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: I can see that I am not your only fan in this Chamber, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am sure that I speak for everyone in saying that we wish you well in what you do. We are also joined by the former Prime Minister, the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May). We thank her for exemplary public service in her time in this place. I also pay tribute to my dear friend, my right hon. and learned...

Victims and Prisoners Bill: Clause 15 - Guidance about independent domestic violence and sexual violence advisors (24 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: The hon. Gentleman is right, as he often is. I completely endorse his remarks. I thank him for the £50 he will pay to charity after losing a bet with me that there would be a referendum on Scottish independence by the end of this Parliament. I put that on record, not because I do not trust him but because I said that I would send him the name of the charity after today’s debate. He is a...

Victims and Prisoners Bill: Clause 15 - Guidance about independent domestic violence and sexual violence advisors (24 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: This is the last time that I intend to speak from the Dispatch Box in any Parliament. Actually, I have one more statutory instrument to do, so that may not be quite true. Madam Deputy Speaker, thank you very much for calling me to speak. I thank you for your service to this House in many different capacities over the entirety of my parliamentary career. I hope it does not cause offence in any...

Victims and Prisoners Bill: Clause 15 - Guidance about independent domestic violence and sexual violence advisors (24 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: Indeed. I was obviously a lousy teacher, as she ended up a Conservative Member of Parliament, but I wish her well in the future as she leaves this place. I also send my well wishes to the Chair of the Justice Committee, the hon. and learned Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Sir Robert Neill), who is a friend from across the House, and who conducts himself in a manner that we can all aspire...

Coroners (24 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: May I, too, put on record my thanks to you, Mr Speaker, and to the Deputy Speakers for looking after our interests during this Parliament? I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool South (Chris Webb) on his brilliant maiden speech. We learned that his wife is called Portia. That is quite appropriate as we are discussing a justice Bill, given that Portia gave one of the most...

Petition - Recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry (14 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: I rise to present a petition in the same terms as that so eloquently presented by my hon. Friend the Member for Newport East (Jessica Morden) just a few moments ago. I thank my right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Dame Diana Johnson), who has led the fight for justice for victims of the infected blood scandal in this House. My constituent Sue Sparkes lost her husband,...

Justice: Public Confidence in Victim Support (14 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: Victims should have the right to know who this Government are letting out of jail early. With today’s news that, despite Ministers’ protestations to the contrary from the Dispatch Box, high-risk offenders have been released early, why should the public have any confidence that this is a Government who put victims first?

Parc Prison (13 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: Dyfodol.

Business of the House ( 9 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: This afternoon, I will be attending the Art Fund 2019 museum of the year, St Fagans in my constituency, to celebrate the opening of the newest building in its outdoor offer, the recreation of the Vulcan pub from Cardiff city centre. While I am uneasy about attending a pub in a museum when I used to drink in it many years ago—it makes me feel rather old—it is a fantastic addition to that...

Public Bill Committee: Unauthorised Entry to Football Matches Bill: Clause 1 - Offence of unauthorised entry to designated football matches ( 8 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: I thank the Minister for his support and his brevity in it, which I am sure is welcomed by everyone on the Committee. It is often said that everything has been said but not everyone has said it yet. However, the Minister broke that rule, which is welcome. I thank all my hon. Friends—they are my hon. Friends, from both sides of the House—for their contributions, and all other members of...

Public Bill Committee: Unauthorised Entry to Football Matches Bill: Title ( 8 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: May I thank you, Dame Maria, for chairing our proceedings this morning? I once again thank all Committee members for coming along and supporting my Bill; the Clerks in the Public Bill Office; the Home Office officials, who have been extremely helpful; the police and Doorkeepers; and the Hansard reporters. Have I forgotten anybody? I am not allowed to refer to people in the Public Gallery....

Public Bill Committee: Unauthorised Entry to Football Matches Bill: Clause 1 - Offence of unauthorised entry to designated football matches ( 8 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Dame Maria. Following your guidance, I intend to cover the whole Bill and my proposed amendment to its long title in my remarks. I thank everybody for coming along this morning—let’s see if we can make a law. The Bill is intended to address a real concern that has come up in football, namely the problem of unauthorised entry to...

Public Bill Committee: Unauthorised Entry to Football Matches Bill: Clause 1 - Offence of unauthorised entry to designated football matches ( 8 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: I am extremely grateful for all the work the hon. Member has done on football. I participated on Second Reading of the Football Governance Bill recently. It was an enormous achievement on her part to get the Government to bring forward that Bill. It means a lot to me that she intervened and is here to support the legislation. I thank her for that. By allowing the Bill to be reported, we can...

Business of the House ( 2 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: Has the Leader of the House had a chance to read the report of the all-party parliamentary group on music, which I chair, on artificial intelligence in music? It came out this week. If she has not, would she like me to send her a copy, so that she can consider holding a debate on the subject in Government time? It is a key issue. This technology can bring great benefits, but we must not allow...

Business and Trade: South Korea: FTA Negotiations ( 2 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: I am sure the right hon. Member for Maldon (Sir John Whittingdale) does a very effective job in South Korea. I visited myself with the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee a couple of years ago and saw those opportunities. However, there is some concern about transparency around the use of trade envoys. Will the Minister confirm to the House that under this Government no trade envoy...

Business and Trade: Topical Questions ( 2 May 2024)

Kevin Brennan: When the Minister for Trade Policy, the right hon. Member for Chelsea and Fulham (Greg Hands), bragged to my hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda (Sir Chris Bryant) earlier that his trade envoys had to have a qualification of “diplomacy and discretion”, did he have in mind the former trade envoy to Colombia, the hon. Member for Fylde (Mark Menzies)?

Telegraph Media Group Ltd: Acquisition (30 Apr 2024)

Kevin Brennan: Further to the excellent point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Luton North (Sarah Owen), may I press the Secretary of State? In her statement, she said that the order prohibits parties from making significant organisational and staff changes without her consent, and that the restrictions remain in place. Will she agree not to consent to any deal that involves significant job losses?

Port Talbot Steelworks (30 Apr 2024)

Kevin Brennan: Is this not just the tail end of a Government who abandoned the words “industrial strategy” a decade ago when I asked questions on this matter? Why have the Government not had the ambition and the vision to realise the potential? For example, if there were a plate mill on the site, it could produce the steel for the substructures and wind turbines that are planned to be built in the...


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