Results 41–60 of 2792 for speaker:Charles Walker

Business of the House (28 Mar 2019)

Charles Walker: Fish, Mr Speaker! Not kippers, which have much to recommend them, but bass. May we have an urgent debate on minimum fishing net size? Too many immature bass are being caught before they have had a chance to spawn, which is putting both the sport of recreational fishermen and the businesses of inshore fishermen at risk.

Business of the House (27 Mar 2019)

Charles Walker: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. You know that I do not want to try your patience, and I apologise, but given that colleagues will be entirely unfamiliar with the voting process that is going to happen this evening, it would have been useful if the Procedure Committee at least could have had a dummy copy of what was going to be used. We could have been reassured that this was going...

Offensive Weapons Bill: Delivery of bladed products to residential premises etc (26 Mar 2019)

Charles Walker: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Louise Haigh). I should like to focus on knife crime prevention orders. If we are to reduce knife crime, we need to address the issue of drug usage. So many of the young people dying in our communities are dying as a result of the drugs trade—particularly cocaine. We need to consider increasing the costs attached to the...

Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill (Changed to Healthcare (European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements) Bill): Power to make healthcare payments (26 Mar 2019)

Charles Walker: I just want to say to the hon. Lady that I adore Scotland. I just love the mist, the fog, the rain—it is what I call proper weather, and it is to be celebrated.

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Foreign Affairs Committee (19 Mar 2019)

Charles Walker: Since in what feels like the dying days of this Parliament we live in a political free-for-all, with Ministers not voting on three-line Whips and colleagues not voting in the Division Lobby for the motions that they move, is it really such a big deal if we allow these two Opposition Members to continue on their Select Committee? After all, all the existing rules of politics have now been...

Exiting the European Union (Agriculture): Foreign Affairs Committee (19 Mar 2019)

Charles Walker: My hon. Friend’s analysis is entirely right. We live in strange political times, and let us just make them a little stranger.

Future of the Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (14 Mar 2019)

Charles Walker: Mr Wishart, you have three minutes, 45 seconds, or thereabouts.

Future of the Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (14 Mar 2019)

Charles Walker: Minister, please could you leave two minutes at the end for Mr Wishart to wrap up?

Future of the Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (14 Mar 2019)

Charles Walker: Order. I remind the hon. Gentleman that we want to share the time out: if he could wrap up in two minutes, that would be great.

Written Answers — Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Members: Finance (14 Mar 2019)

Charles Walker: The Independent Parliamentary Standard Authority (IPSA) was established to ensure MPs have the funding and support they need to conduct their parliamentary duties effectively. IPSA is also responsible for setting the level of the MPs’ Staffing Budget and for periodically consulting on all aspects of its expenses scheme, including on Members’ staff expenditure. At these times, Members and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Feb 2019)

Charles Walker: My right hon. Friend will know from Shelter that many people in receipt of benefits are blocked from renting in the private sector. These people are often carers or have a disability. I know that No. 10 is working with Shelter to resolve this problem. Will the Prime Minister give all her officials her support to resolve this pressing issue?

Business of the House (14 Feb 2019)

Charles Walker: As we approach the agony of yet another Brexit debate with nothing new to say and nothing new to hear, can I distract the Leader of the House on to something that is really very important—

Business of the House (14 Feb 2019)

Charles Walker: I have always thought the hon. Gentleman was a very great and observant man. That thing that is really important is private Members’ Bills continuing to bring this House into disrepute. I know that this concerns the Leader of the House, the shadow Leader of the House, and all Members. Will the Leader of the House meet the Chairman of the Procedure Committee—namely myself—so that we can...

Retirement of the Clerk of the House (13 Feb 2019)

Charles Walker: I am sorry that I was late in attending the Chamber, Mr Speaker; the Procedure Committee was meeting. Sir David has been an absolute brick to this rather gauche Chairman of the Procedure Committee. I bounce into his office on a regular basis, demonstrating the clear thinking of the totally uninformed. I am sat down, and he demonstrates the deep thinking of the totally informed. He never says...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: House of Commons: Governing Bodies (30 Jan 2019)

Charles Walker: To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many House of Commons bodies include lay members.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)

Charles Walker: I have an admission to make: I am not an intellectual. [Hon. Members: “No!”] No, I am not. I really have tried it for the past few months, but I just cannot get on with it, so I am not going to give a highbrow, intellectual speech. My speech will be more of a three-minute cry of frustration, because I really, really do want to leave the EU; I have campaigned for it for a number of years...

Delegated Legislation: Capital Gains Tax (22 Jan 2019)

Charles Walker: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. During the urgent question on proxy voting and baby leave, I saw you standing behind the Speaker’s Chair, taking a keen interest in the announcement that the House was moving forward in the matter. Was that out of personal interest, or the wider interests of the House and its Members?

Proxy Voting (22 Jan 2019)

Charles Walker: Mr Speaker, I am certainly celebrating the House’s achievement, just as I am celebrating seeing you break into a smile at the same time as the Leader of the House—it was like a parting of the clouds. You should try to do it more often; you work quite well together. I thank the Leader of the House and the shadow Leader of the House for closely involving the Procedure Committee in their...

College Funding — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (21 Jan 2019)

Charles Walker: I call Wera Hobhouse. I am still quite keen on the six-minute limit.

College Funding — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (21 Jan 2019)

Charles Walker: Order. If everybody keeps to six minutes, we should get there. I call Mr Wragg.

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