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Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (18 Jan 2018)

Pete Wishart: Happy birthday for tomorrow, Mr Speaker. The card is in the post; you will receive it tomorrow morning. I thank the Leader of the House for announcing the business for next week. As the repeal Bill heads off to the House of Lords, we have failed to address the devolution-threatening clause 11, even though we were promised that these issues would be dealt with by the Secretary of State in a...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Corresponding powers involving devolved authorities (16 Jan 2018)

Pete Wishart: As has been said, the Government do not even have a majority in the House of Lords. What does my hon. Friend feel about the newly ennobled Bishop of Chichester, who will now have a bigger say on these amendments about critical issues to do with the devolution settlement than my hon. Friend, the hon. Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) and me?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Corresponding powers involving devolved authorities (16 Jan 2018)

Pete Wishart: It is important that the hon. Gentleman understands the sequence and how this works. The repeal Bill is something that this Government have done to Scotland. What we have identified in that repeal Bill is a devolution threat in a clause that has to be corrected. If that is not corrected, there will be no legislative consent motion. It is incumbent on the Government who introduced this Bill to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Corresponding powers involving devolved authorities (16 Jan 2018)

Pete Wishart: This is exclusively the responsibility of the UK Government. They introduced the repeal Bill, designed clause 11 and acknowledged that there are issues for both the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Parliament, so it is up to them to fix it. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that this attempt to share blame with Scotland and Wales, as if somehow we are semi-responsible for this impasse, is totally...

Business of the House (11 Jan 2018)

Pete Wishart: Mr Speaker, I wish you and all the staff of the House a happy new year. I thank the hon. Gentleman for announcing the business for next week. Dazzled as I was by the overwhelming success of the Cabinet reshuffle, I thought that I had missed the announcement on the deputy Leader of the House, but one had not been made. We are all grateful to the hon. Gentleman for filling in. Who knows, he...

Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jan 2018)

Pete Wishart: On a scale between one and 10, how does the Prime Minister think her Brexit is going, with 10 meaning everything is going perfectly, we know what we want to achieve and we know how to get it; and one being chaotic cluelessness? I know what I would give the Prime Minister, but what would she give herself?

Welsh Grand Committee (9 Jan 2018)

Pete Wishart: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. There is great upset and annoyance in Scotland about this very issue. It seems to me that the Secretary of State for Scotland may have inadvertently misled the House on this matter. If he made a request, would there be an opportunity for him to come to the House to clarify his views and opinions so that we could all be reassured and reach...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Border Force: Boats (8 Jan 2018)

Pete Wishart: And there is another body to be added to that list. Over Christmas we learned of the Government’s plans to put in place a special volunteer force to help police our coastal communities. This Dad’s Army-type operation is apparently to be responsible for helping keep us safe and protect us from terrorism. I wonder if the Minister is going to come to the Dispatch Box and say,...

Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (21 Dec 2017)

Pete Wishart: I thank the Leader of the House for her statement. As a member of the working group, I want first to commend the right hon. Lady for her leadership on this issue and the diligent way that she has gone about trying to build consensus. She is right that we have made solid progress, but it is profoundly disappointing that we have been unable to deliver our report this side of Christmas, as...

Attorney General: Business of the House (21 Dec 2017)

Pete Wishart: I thank the Leader of the House for announcing the business for next year. May I wish you, Mr Speaker, and all the Members of the House a very merry Christmas? I will not repeat the list given by the hon. Member for Walsall South (Valerie Vaz), as I am sure she was very extensive in the list of people she wished a happy Christmas to at this time of year. It is panto season. I suppose every...

Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Pete Wishart: I thank the Leader of the house for announcing the business for next week. I also thank you, Mr Speaker, for your helpful statement. I fully appreciate the consideration that you have given to this very serious matter. In the wider context, however, something has to change. Something has to happen. We have to get the House back on an even keel. All these issues and difficulties are down to...

Royal Assent: Business of the House (7 Dec 2017)

Pete Wishart: I thank the Leader of the House for announcing the business for next week, and I join her in sending congratulations to Australia. I wish the hon. Member for Walsall South (Valerie Vaz) happy birthday, and I wish you a happy wedding anniversary, Mr Speaker. Well, what a week! They do not come much more dramatic than that. Just when we thought that this chaotic Brexit cluelessness could not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (6 Dec 2017)

Pete Wishart: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I am grateful to you—[Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (6 Dec 2017)

Pete Wishart: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The ongoing farce on the release of the Brexit analysis papers, as mandated by a binding vote of this House on 1 November, continues today as the Secretary of State now says that no such papers exist. This follows papers being made available in the most bizarre circumstances in a restricted reading room; media reports suggest that there is nothing other than...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Superfast Broadband (6 Dec 2017)

Pete Wishart: Does the Secretary of State not think the Scottish Conservatives should just stop embarrassing themselves on the issue of broadband? Thanks to the added value of the Scottish Government’s investment, we have the fastest broadband roll-out in the whole of the UK. Without that investment, only 41% of premises in my constituency would have access to fibre broadband; instead, 82% have. In...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Pete Wishart: I am listening carefully to the Minister’s speech, but I am not hearing much about addressing the concerns of the devolved Parliaments and Assemblies, which are clearly saying that what is being proposed drives a coach and horses through the devolution settlement. How on earth is the Minister going to take on board their real concerns about what this Bill does to devolution, not least...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Pete Wishart: Is the hon. Gentleman actually saying that if, for whatever reason, clause 11 was not passed or was significantly amended, what he refers to as the UK’s single market would be done away with?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Pete Wishart: It is quite straightforward. The hon. Gentleman is alleging and suggesting that, for some reason, if clause 11 were significantly amended, his internal market would be at risk. Does he actually believe for one minute that, if clause 11 were rejected, his internal market would absolutely disappear?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Pete Wishart: My hon. and learned Friend is absolutely right. The Scottish Affairs Committee has not heard one dissenting voice to the fact that clause 11 is thoroughly bad for devolution. It is not just all the constitutionalists and all the legal experts who agree with that; the Conservatives agree with it too. They do not believe that clause 11 is fit for purpose. What can she do to encourage them to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Pete Wishart: Does the right hon. Gentleman think that France has a French internal market and that Germany has a German internal market, or are they just national economies? Does Perthshire have a Perthshire internal market?


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