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Results 1–20 of 900 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Brian Binley

Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: It is a great privilege to follow the right hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr Straw), who was one of the first people to speak to me when I came to this House. He offered help if he could give it. That is the measure of the man, and it is a great privilege to follow him in this debate. I am equally delighted to have had the honour of serving in the House as the Member for Northampton South over...

Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: Monday night.

Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: As ever, I am most grateful to you, Mr Deputy Speaker. It has been an honour to serve under you. This will be my last speech in a major debate and I am delighted that you are in the Chair. Let me continue to be nice by telling the Economic Secretary how much I welcome this Budget for growth. It is based on five years of careful management, the provision of affordable services and the gradual...

Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: I am delighted to give way.

Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: The deficit was reduced because you spent more money—of course that would reduce the deficit. I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention, because it leads me on to the next part of my speech. You failed to mend the roof while the sun was shining. You failed to recognise the fact that there was a global storm approaching. You massively increased borrowing when every business in the land was...

Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: I am sorry about the “yous”, Mr Deputy Speaker.

Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: I did apologise before you pointed that out, Mr Deputy Speaker, and I have only got a week to go so a more lax approach might be helpful.

Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: I am most grateful, Mr Deputy Speaker. I will remember that. This Government need no lessons from the Opposition, even if they had lessons to give, which I have failed to hear during this Budget debate. The Minister will not be surprised to know that I will again bang the drum for business, as I have in this place for the past 10 years. In many respects, I am sorry that this place does not...

Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: Before I give way, may I say that age brings with it forgetfulness, as I hope you will understand, Mr Deputy Speaker?

Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: I would be delighted to do so. Small businesses are the bedrock of the growth in the number of businesses overall because, first, they welcome the Government’s approach, and secondly, they have the courage to go out, put their own money on the line and add to the number of jobs available in this country. I am delighted to say that that is exactly what I did 25 years ago, and the companies I...

Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: You cut me off!

Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: Does the hon. Lady recognise that Northampton especially will take on much of the burden of the problem of housing in London and the south-east and that the answer to the burden will be to build on brownfield sites? Outside London, brownfield sites are a massive opportunity.

Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 2015)

Brian Binley: Will this ploy of much ado about nothing delivered in a tempest form continue for the whole of the right hon. Gentleman’s soliloquy, or will he come to some points of import shortly?

Childhood Cancers (25 Feb 2015)

Brian Binley: May I say that, as a cancer sufferer, I welcome my hon. Friend’s courage in bringing this debate? May I pay tribute and offer my sorrow to these parents? May I also say that our Front-Bench team need to take on board the problems? I have seen parents, week in, week out in Northampton general hospital, and I know the case she is making is a real and heartfelt one. I hope that we will get...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 14 — Expenditure of Greater London Authority on housing or regeneration (26 Jan 2015)

Brian Binley: Does my hon. Friend not realise that if a pub is boarded up and the issue goes to the local authority, the local authority will want to move pretty quickly to stop a building becoming derelict? That is not a problem, but does he also recognise that the owner of the building is often not the owner of the business that operates inside that building? Does he therefore share my concern that in...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 14 — Expenditure of Greater London Authority on housing or regeneration (26 Jan 2015)

Brian Binley: Is not the argument that the Minister has just made the perfect argument for new clause 16?

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Trident Renewal (20 Jan 2015)

Brian Binley: On the issue of security, I have been arguing for some two or three years that Iran had no intention of giving up its ability to make weapons-grade fissionable material and that it is intent on building a nuclear weapon, which is the only reason why it is pursuing its particular plan. Does my right hon. Friend recognise that that is now the case, and that Iran simply wanted to ease the...

Bill Presented — Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill: Backbench Business — Higher Education Funding (8 Jan 2015)

Brian Binley: I am sorry that my right hon. Friend did not give way. I hope that that is on the record.

Bill Presented — Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill: Backbench Business — Higher Education Funding (8 Jan 2015)

Brian Binley: I made a point earlier about being a secondary modern schoolboy at a time when only 2% of the population went to university, and I desperately regret not being able to take advantage of further education. I am really glad that so many of our young people can now do so. I was one of those boys that Harold Wilson was perhaps talking about—I was not a great fan of his, but that is another...


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