Results 1–20 of 895 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Valerie Vaz

Business of the House (21 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?

Business of the House (21 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: I thank the Leader of the House for the forthcoming business. I note that the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart) is away on Committee business and I welcome the hon. Member for Glasgow North (Patrick Grady) to these proceedings. I am pleased that we have the business for the next two weeks. It is very interesting and very important, but there must be some mistake; I...

Business of the House (21 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. May I ask the Leader of the House to correct the record, because she seemed to indicate that pairing and slipping arrangements were available, but they were not? As I said, I was there when such an arrangement was requested for a certain hon. Member—I do not want to go into too much detail about individuals—but it was not granted. A pair was...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: I beg to move, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 48 and the practice of the House relating to the authorisation of charges upon the public revenue, the Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill Committee has leave to consider the Clauses of the Bill and any new Clauses that may be proposed to it; but the Bill may not be reported from the Committee before this...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his speech. I will address that point later in my own speech. The Bill had the support of the House, so it proceeded to its next stage; but then it was thwarted—not once, not twice, not thrice, but six times. The first issue raised was that of costs. The Leader of the House said that it would cost £12 million, but, as I have said before, the...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: I thank my hon. Friend for making that point. I will be drawing on it. Let me add, however, that as early as tomorrow we will see the effect of an overbearing Executive, and will see why it is so important for Members to be able to hold the Government to account. If the Bill were allowed a Committee stage as a result of the motion, the debate on my hon. Friend’s Bill could explore the...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: The hon. Gentleman is an assiduous lawyer so he will know we are talking about the present. We are talking about money resolutions and about other Bills that are also stacked up, and it is a convention of the House, here and now, that the Government should provide money resolutions. How can the Government justify picking and choosing which Bill gets a money resolution? This is not an elected...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention and he is right. This is about democracy, about using the old register and about fettering the Boundary Commission.

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: No one is talking about political interference. We are talking about the initial instructions that were given to the Boundary Commission, which were based on flawed instructions.

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. We deal with cases that go beyond those on the electoral register. For example, we deal with whole families, including children, following the cutbacks in advice services. We still have to deal with those cases.

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend.

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: I absolutely agree. All hon. Members know that we deal with such issues and cases, and that we cannot turn people away, because we are often the last resort.

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: I am not saying that this is just about an increase in workload. I am saying that the Boundary Commission’s ability to look at everything should be unfettered. My third point is that this is not another argument about not receiving an email. In the last debate on this matter, the Leader of the House said that an email had not been received and that this was just a matter for the...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: Under the Bill, the number would be fixed at 18. The seats would be allocated on the basis of the 2011 instructions, but nothing would be in perpetuity. No Parliament can bind another Parliament, so that could all change. The instructions could change. Fourthly, what about the procedures of the House? I am sure you will agree that they are important, Madam Deputy Speaker. The Procedure...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his intervention. I will write to him and place in the Library the list of things that the Government have reneged on since their manifesto. More importantly, this matter is pressing because hon. Members will have received an email from the Boundary Commission, which says that it wants to report before the conference recess, so this is not about the...

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: May I start by congratulating the Clerk of the House on his knighthood? Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?

Business of the House (14 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: I thank you, Mr Speaker, for the tribute to Sir David. We are used to using the “Sir” after his name, but now we will have to move it to before. I thank the Leader of the House for the forthcoming business. I am glad that we are having another Opposition day, and pleased that she thinks the Opposition can fill in the gaps in the Business of the House. I have a gentle reminder to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Points of Order (13 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. May I seek your advice on clarification about this misinformation that seems to be circulating that the Opposition did not want to take part in the debate on devolution yesterday and on the amendments? You will know, Mr Speaker, that the Opposition voted against the Government’s programme motion. Initially, we were allocated only 12 hours, but then under...

Business of the House (7 Jun 2018)

Valerie Vaz: Will the Leader of the House please give us the forthcoming business?


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