Results 1–20 of 2925 for speaker:Nicholas Boles

Windrush (30 Apr 2018)

Nicholas Boles: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his new job, though I wish that the circumstances of his elevation had been different. We need a new immigration policy for after Brexit. May I urge him—I believe that I speak for everyone on the Conservative Benches—to put his own stamp on that policy? We want to see the policy of the Home Secretary, one of the four great offices of state,...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval: Anti-Semitism (17 Apr 2018)

Nicholas Boles: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval: Anti-Semitism (17 Apr 2018)

Nicholas Boles: I just wanted the hon. Lady to speak for a minute longer.

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Nicholas Boles: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Nicholas Boles: Forgive me, Mr Speaker, but I was here when you ruled on the point of order from my hon. Friend the Member for North East Somerset (Mr Rees-Mogg) on the question of the Leader of the Opposition laying a motion and then urging people to vote against it. This is not the first time that has happened. I would appreciate some guidance on when that is permissible and when it is not.

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Nicholas Boles: I observe that in this debate, for all that it has become heated at times, we agree on much. We all agree that decisions to take military action must be brought to the House and explained to the House in detail as soon as possible after they have been made. We all agree that the Prime Minister and other Ministers must be held to account by the House, as often as the House wants, for the...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Nicholas Boles: I thank my hon. Friend for making that point. I heard him make it earlier, and I think it is a very interesting point. I suppose my conclusion is that it is simply not realistic to think that a major modern democracy can invade another country where there is no immediate national security threat and where no immediate national interest is at risk without coming to its Parliament, explaining...

[Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (27 Mar 2018)

Nicholas Boles: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. This is an important, interesting and tricky subject, and one that we need to take a good long run-up to, so it is exactly the kind of debate we should be holding. He seems to be addressing mainly the question of how to make corporation tax, the historic tax on profits, work in a new age with these new kinds of businesses. Does he not...

[Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (27 Mar 2018)

Nicholas Boles: Forgive me, Dame Cheryl.

Housing, Planning and the Green Belt (6 Feb 2018)

Nicholas Boles: This is the first time I rise to contribute to a debate since my recovery from cancer and my return to active duty. I hope that you will therefore forgive me, Madam Deputy Speaker, if I divert for a moment to thank right hon. and hon. Members of the House, from all parts and all parties, for their kindness in the time I was ill. You know all too well, Madam Deputy Speaker, that Whips can...

Housing, Planning and the Green Belt (6 Feb 2018)

Nicholas Boles: I thank my hon. Friend for her intervention. The new Minister for Housing, my hon. Friend the Member for Esher and Walton (Dominic Raab), will discover, as I did when I was planning Minister in the same Department, that Cherwell is one of the most progressive authorities on house building and sets an example that many other authorities could do well to study. When we have made an...

Proscription of Hezbollah (25 Jan 2018)

Nicholas Boles: My right hon. Friend is making a persuasive speech. Does he agree that it would be as absurd to suggest that one could distinguish between the British Government and the British armed forces, and that somehow one could declare the British armed forces to be an enemy without declaring the British Government to be one? The armed forces of Hezbollah are under the control and direction of the...

Proscription of Hezbollah (25 Jan 2018)

Nicholas Boles: It is so great to see you back in your seat, Mr Deputy Speaker. I hot-tailed it from my office in Norman Shaw South when I saw the right hon. Lady on the television screen and was absolutely inspired by the passion with which she is speaking. She is a friend of Israel, and I am a friend of Israel, but does she agree that you do not have to be a friend of Israel to believe that Hezbollah, in...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (22 Jan 2018)

Nicholas Boles: The Secretary of State attended the launch of the new all-party parliamentary group on new towns, chaired by my hon. Friend the Member for Telford (Lucy Allan). My right hon. Friend will know that the new towns and Milton Keynes were created because they were able to acquire land at a reasonable valuation close to its current use. That is no longer possible, because of the Land Compensation...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Dec 2017)

Nicholas Boles: The Prime Minister has made it clear that Brexit means Brexit. When it comes to the closure of Grantham A&E, now that the trust believes that it has recruited enough doctors, does she agree with me that temporary means temporary?

Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Nicholas Boles: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I am no cricket fan, but may I tell my right hon. Friend that that was a performance worthy of Geoffrey Boycott? May I ask her to clarify an important point? When it comes to the settling of the accounts—the second batch of payments—it is little understood among my constituents that these payments will be made over 20 or 30 years as they fall due, and that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Homes: Construction (30 Oct 2017)

Nicholas Boles: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. It is good to be back. The Government have made remarkable progress in cutting the deficit from the 10.5% of GDP that we inherited in 2010 to 2.5% now. May I therefore urge everyone to back the Secretary of State’s call for special borrowing to put in place the infrastructure that will unlock the hundreds of thousands of extra houses that we need? This...

Baby Loss (13 Oct 2016)

Nicholas Boles: My hon. Friend is making a wonderful, wonderful speech and I am very glad to be involved in this debate. I am here because of my constituent Rolf Dalhaug, who lost one of his twin sons, Thor, due to some mistakes during birth. He is particularly concerned that we should take on board the messages in the report to which my hon. Friend has referred about the importance of learning and reviews....

Parliamentary Scrutiny of Leaving the EU (12 Oct 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Mr Speaker, I just hope that you did not reduce the time limit simply because you saw me standing up eagerly hoping to speak. This is my first speech from the Back Benches since leaving the Government, and I rise to contribute to what has been a good and interesting debate. I am pleased that the Government’s amendment makes it clear that they have no intention or desire to stop the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Staff Recruitment and Retention (11 Oct 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Staff shortages this summer led United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust to introduce a temporary closure of Grantham A&E, causing huge concern to my constituents. Will the Secretary of State agree to meet me and Jody Clark, the founder of a local campaign group, to discuss how we can resolve this unacceptable situation?


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