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Results 21–40 of 2055 for speaker:Steven Baker

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: Amendment 14 has the effect of aligning the registration deadline for Scotland with the registration deadline in the rest of the United Kingdom, by removing the need for the St Andrew’s day bank holiday in Scotland to be taken into account. I congratulate the Minister on his wisdom in bringing forward that sensible amendment, but I wonder whether he could confirm that Scotland is being...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: I knew that one of them would not be able to resist.

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman. He has just proven to me that, contrary to the remarks we hear so often from those on the SNP Benches, sometimes the British Government listen to the voice of Scotland, respect the voice of Scotland and act on the voice of Scotland. I am very proud of those on the Treasury Bench and grateful to the Minister for doing just that.

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: I am grateful to my hon. Friend, who reminds me that he is one of the most powerful champions of the voice of Scotland. Though I wish to pay tribute to him for a little longer, I should move on to amendments 2 and 3, which seek to change the date of the election. Why anyone would wish to move the date from the traditional day of a Thursday to a Monday, I cannot imagine. I am rather concerned...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: Thank you, Dame Eleanor. I will just say, in the context of amendments 2 or 3, that any attempt to gerrymander the poll to try to produce a particular result would be wrong and outrageous. Some of the other amendments tabled, which went beyond amendments 2 and 3, were quite blatant attempts to produce a particular result. That is wrong, and I am grateful that they have not been selected.

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: My hon. Friend is right, as is the wonderful Laura Kuenssberg. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, as the Prime Minister has said.

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: I think Conservative Members are quite comfortable with the notion that Scotland is a nation, but the United Kingdom is the basis for the electorate for this House, and it is quite right that the franchise should therefore be in citizens, or perhaps subjects, of the United Kingdom. I do feel, Dame Eleanor, that I should now draw my opening remarks to a conclusion. I will simply say, on a...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: I just popped out to ask an authoritative source whether we have given way on the date, and I understand that the Government have not given way, but who knows what discussions are going on.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: *No heading* (29 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of claims made by the Pakistani Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari in a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that India has used cluster munitions in Kashmir.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: *No heading* (29 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of alleged human rights abuses in Indian-administered Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: *No heading* (29 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to acquire accurate information on the situation on the ground in Indian-administered Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (29 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: Will the Secretary of State visit Wycombe Hospital to discuss the future of our increasingly tired 1960s tower block?

Speaker’s Statement: The National Health Service (23 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: Further to that point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. Can you advise me whether there is any way we can highlight in this House the profound injustice whereby some Members can achieve high office in the Committee system by virtue of their party affiliation, yet continue to hold high office after they have abandoned their party?

Petition - Wycombe Islamic Mission and Mosque Trust Elections (22 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: I am delighted to present the petition of registered members of the Wycombe Islamic Mission and Mosque Trust, High Wycombe. In May, I was approached by a member of the largest High Wycombe mosque, who was rightly concerned about its governance. This evening, I present a petition on behalf of 1,095 members of the Wycombe Islamic Mission and Mosque Trust. The trust has approximately 9,000...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: I treasure the interview that the right hon. Gentleman and I gave to Sky News before he became Leader of the Opposition, when the only thing that we agreed on is that we should leave the European Union on democratic grounds. What has changed since he became leader of the Labour party? Can he not see that, if he votes against the programme motion, he and his whole party will be seen as voting...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: Is not the fundamental point that, in order to deliver the UK whole, secure and prosperous out of the EU, Members of this House need to vote for Second Reading and, yes, vote for the programme motion so that it can all be done on time, and then stand firm behind the Prime Minister and his negotiating team, so that he has the power to deliver just the relationship that is being urged upon him...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Executive Pay (22 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: Does my hon. Friend agree that the right way to control executive pay is to increase democratic control of capital, not by increasing the powers of the state but by dramatically improving the rights of shareholders?

Preparations for Leaving the European Union (21 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: I wholeheartedly congratulate my right hon. Friend and officials right across Government for the magnificent public information campaign that he is running. I hope he will not mind my saying that it is the campaign I would have dreamed of securing from the autumn of 2017 when I first started asking for one. Will he confirm that he has had adequate discussions with business groups to ensure...

Business of the House (21 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: In my right hon. Friend’s approach to the withdrawal agreement Bill, is he mindful that many of the same Members who insisted on statutory meaningful votes are the same Members who then voted for the surrender Act and the same Members who voted on Saturday to make a meaningful vote meaningless and now seem to be opposed to Brexit altogether?

Speaker’s Statement (21 Oct 2019)

Steven Baker: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Would it not be better to save consideration of these matters until the business statement, so that we can hear from the Leader of the House of Commons?


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