Results 1–20 of 1017 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Ian Liddell-Grainger

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: I am delighted that we have secured this important debate in this House. I pay tribute to both Front Benchers. The hon. Member for Lancaster and Fleetwood (Cat Smith) made a very interesting comment about local councillors, but did not elaborate on it. We are able to have some recourse against the people we are talking about, but our local councillors have no recourse at all, regardless of...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: I thank the hon. Lady for her thoughtful intervention. The Front Benchers made the views of the two main parties clear, and I am sure that the Scottish National party agrees that the intimidation of councillors on any level absolutely cannot be right. I agree with what she says. One problem in rural areas—possibly not so much in urban ones—is that a lot of the people who want to...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: I thank the hon. Lady. I realise that she does not understand the issue, but if she appreciated the civil servant involved, she would probably join me. We have a major problem in our area. There is no way that West Somerset is doomed—that is a complete and utter lie—and it is a disgrace that a jumped-up chief executive should ever use blackmail. I have seen the intimidation from...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: I have listened with keen interest to all that the Minister has said, and I cannot disagree with it, but I do want to make the point that a lot of female MPs on both sides of the House have been treated abominably in hundreds of thousands of texts and on that Facebook thing—I do not do it myself, but the Minister knows what I mean. It is just not acceptable to say that an MP can get...

Business of the House (14 Sep 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: I know the Leader of the House is fully aware of the importance of ring-fencing local housing revenue, which is vital to all our constituents, but I have evidence here showing that Taunton Deane Borough Council has been siphoning off huge sums to spend on new computer equipment. May we please have a debate on propriety in local government?

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: Madam Deputy Speaker, I saw the way you looked at me and I realised that I was front gunner on this one. First, I wish you and all colleagues a happy recess. This debate is always important. It is the one time of the year when Members can say pretty much what we like to try to get the points across. I will try to keep within the time limit, but I will fail dismally. Please forgive me, Madam...

Business of the House (20 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: My right hon. Friend will agree that the safeguarding of democracy is vital at all levels. Will she therefore please make time for a debate about the dangerous antics of Taunton Deane Borough Council and its leader, John Williams? His council is trying to force a merger that has not been properly consulted on and certainly does not have universal approval. Frankly, this is municipal rubbish!...

Strategic Road Network: South West (19 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: I thank my hon. Friend for bringing that up, partly because it affects the seat of my hon. Friend the Member for Wells (James Heappey) as much as mine, and also those of my hon. Friends the Members for Weston-super-Mare (John Penrose) and for Yeovil (Mr Fysh). We have heard about Weston, and I certainly know, as will my hon. Friend the Member for Wells, that Burnham is a very tight junction....

Strategic Road Network: South West (19 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: I beg to move, That this House has considered the strategic road network in the South West. First, I welcome the welcome the Minister to his place. As you are aware, Mr Howarth, I worked with him on the nuclear issue and Hinkley Point. I also thank his Parliamentary Private Secretary, my hon. Friend the Member for Wells (James Heappey), and my hon. Friend the Member for Yeovil (Mr Fysh) for...

Strategic Road Network: South West (19 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: My hon. Friend is absolutely right, and it is quite correct to highlight such situations. His constituents suffer in the same way as those of my hon. Friend the Member for Yeovil on those inadequate roads. We need a policy that covers A roads and motorways. My hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester has done a noble job for his constituents, and I am glad he has raised that point. Highways...

Strategic Road Network: South West (19 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. He has been a champion for the A303 and A358 since he stood as a candidate. He has done a remarkable job in ensuring that the Government are fully aware of the feelings of the people of Yeovil. Yeovil and Bridgwater are the only two industrial towns in Somerset. This issue matters enormously given that the railway station for Yeovil is outside the...

Business of the House (13 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: I do not know whether my right hon. Friend has had enough time to look at my blog today. More’s the pity if not, but if she has, she will have been concerned to see that Taunton Deane has built up a secret land bank of houses with a nod and a wink from the leader of the council. Many millions of pounds are involved, and it smells and looks like corruption on an enormous scale. Before...

Business of the House (6 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: May we have a debate on the accountability of local councils? Taunton Deane council is giving permission for 17,000 houses. One company alone has built up a multimillion pound land bank on the assumption that the council will give it permission. May we please have a tightening of the rules and a debate before councils are accused of all sorts of serious things that I suspect they do not want...

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: As the hon. Gentleman knows, both Labour and Conservative Members and other Members of this House work through the Council of Europe with Albania and the Balkan states to make sure they are monitored and understood. An enormous amount of work is done by this place with parliamentarians across Europe to continue the efforts the hon. Gentleman is talking about. I commend the hon. Gentleman and...

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: Will the hon. Lady give way?

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: rose—

European Union (Approvals) Bill (4 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: Thank you very much for that clarification, Mr Speaker. My hon. Friend is fully aware that I am the president of the European Conservatives in the Council of Europe. We have had support from the Government and from colleagues in both Houses, and I am sure she would like to make it clear that the Council of Europe is still an important part of what we do here. It was set up by the British in...

Business of the House (23 Feb 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: My right hon. Friend will agree that corruption in local government is totally unacceptable. May we have an urgent debate on this subject? The Serious Fraud Office is investigating a multimillion pound council tax scam by Taunton Deane Borough Council and its officers. The leader of the council is also under fire for failing to declare a conflict of interest and his links with well known...

Flood Defence Projects: South-west — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (7 Feb 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: I beg to move, That this House has considered management of flood defence projects in the South West. I am delighted to be working under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. I thank the Minister for responding to two debates in a row—seagulls and flooding. There is a sort of synonymy to that. I am grateful for this debate. It is a short one, and I know that my right hon. Friend the Member...

Flood Defence Projects: South-west — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (7 Feb 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: I would welcome the hon. Gentleman. The Minister has been down to look not just at the flooding, but at Hinkley Point nuclear power station—she has Sizewell. My right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon is one of my near neighbours and we welcome anyone coming to look at the flooding. It was a disaster for us all. The Minister’s Parliamentary Private Secretary, my hon. Friend...


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