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Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Paul Maynard: In these 95° temperatures, I am sure we have all noted Public Health England’s advice to stay indoors and I am glad that so many hon. Members have taken that advice today and gathered here. But this is a strange venue in which to seek shelter from the heat, given the heated debates we have had over recent weeks here—so hot that perhaps we ought to be wearing aluminised...

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Paul Maynard: I beg the hon. Gentleman’s pardon; as Blackpool is only a town, not a city, I assume everywhere else has to be a town as well. He spoke passionately on behalf of his constituents and we heard what he had to say about the actions of Unilever in the city of Norwich. On the speech by the hon. Member for Ealing Central and Acton (Dr Huq), I am delighted to hear that I achieved something...

Public Bill Committee: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Terrorism reinsurance (3 Jul 2018)

Paul Maynard: If the Minister wishes to move to adjourn, he is more than welcome to.

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Paul Maynard: You have promoted me inopportunely, Madam Deputy Speaker. I can claim no such role, but I shall do my best. I was struck with surprise when I learned that there was yet another pre-recess Adjournment debate so soon after the last one. We are only having one day off—how can we deserve this treat? I do not think we do. As the debate wore on, however, I noted that demand always grows to...

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Paul Maynard: I have always been very clear that northern powerhouse rail has to include Newcastle. The north does not stop at York any more than it stops at Manchester—Liverpool needs to be included, too. I look forward to visiting Gateshead for the Great Exhibition of the North. My hon. Friend the Member for Beckenham (Bob Stewart) was his characteristic self. He made a number of important points...

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Paul Maynard: I think the hon. Gentleman might find that we are adding to our numbers across the country as a whole. We are going to see a growth in Conservatism. He mentioned the Taylor review. Great progress is being made on implementing many of its recommendations and I am sure it is a case of “Watch this space”. He rightly spoke out on behalf of the Clyde shipbuilders who do such a...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: I enjoy learning new things every day. It is a delight to take part in a much underrated parliamentary tradition. Many of us often participate in these debates. I am disappointed that more do not realise what a great chance it is to see the better side of Parliament. Who can forget my contribution—I think that it was in 2013—when I spoke for 10 minutes on the heritage protection...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: I certainly agree; it is indeed an area to be celebrated. Perhaps my hon. Friend is thinking of moving to the north-east and seeking election in a constituency there—I do not know. He has spoken almost more about that area than his own. The Chairman of the Backbench Business Committee was kind enough to mention a constituency case that I came across involving sleep-in workers. I have...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: That is very true, and it is important for seaside towns to stick together whenever they can. My hon. Friend also made an important point about elephants. I certainly agree that tourists need to be much better informed as to exactly what they are getting themselves in for. I very much welcome the support that he is giving his constituent Carla Cressy and the work that they are doing on...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: On one last occasion. I am feeling generous.

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: That is an exceedingly worthwhile point. I know that we will all want to take note of the work that my hon. Friend’s group is doing and disseminate information as widely as possible throughout our constituencies. I very much welcome the comments that the hon. Member for North Tyneside (Mary Glindon) made about Simeon Andrews. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. He is a...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: I agree entirely and thank the hon. Gentleman for that helpful addition to my comments. It is important to place that on the record. The hon. Member for Heywood and Middleton (Liz McInnes) made an important point about having a Minister for older people. I recall making a speech on that issue as a Back Bencher and being very supportive of it. Now that I am standing here, I am bound by...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for that additional comment. He makes his point well, and does not need me to add to it further. The hon. Member for Lewisham, Deptford spoke with expertise and passion. I mentioned earlier that there are areas on which there is greater agreement in this place than we might realise, and an example of such an area is the importance of early intervention and...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: I thank the hon. Lady for encouraging me to do the same. We hear such points made at most business questions, so we are both very familiar with the issues that my hon. Friend the Member for Bridgwater and West Somerset (Mr Liddell-Grainger) mentioned, and it is important that they are placed on the record. To go back to the more important point made by the hon. Member for Lewisham, Deptford,...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: I think it is fair to say that, not having been a Whip for very long, I am still learning how to exercise the full panoply of my powers. The hon. Member for Glasgow North East made a number of very worthwhile points, and I am sure he will participate in the debates that he identified after the Easter recess.

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: That point is certainly well made. I was not aware of that announcement, because I have been in the Chamber for a while, but I will make sure that we raise it with the relevant Department and get him a response. When we come back after Easter, I am sure that that will be a matter for discussion in the House in some way, shape or form. To go back to Inverness, I will have to pay a visit, if...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: The shocks from my hon. Friend never cease. I had assumed that he would be visiting the many distilleries in the constituency of the hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey (Drew Hendry), rather than the Loch Ness monster. People say that, as Catholics, we should try to give up what we most value during Lent. I always try to give up politics, but I fail hopelessly after...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: There are some things that, even for the holy mother Church, go beyond what I could possibly dream of achieving. I always think that we learn a lot from early-day motions. They may cost a lot per early-day motion, but none the less I was delighted to hear about the centenary of Catholic education in Scotland. As someone who survived the Christian Brothers during my school days, I know that...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Paul Maynard: The right side.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Safety (1 Feb 2018)

Paul Maynard: a) 5,044 19,199 b) 16,856


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