Results 1–20 of 563 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Richard Drax

Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Richard Drax: I warmly congratulate my right hon. Friend on the progress she has made. We are getting there, but I shall be relieved when we get to March 2019. For clarity’s sake, may I ask whether, if no deal is struck on the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland come March 2019 and the issue is still on the table, I am right in assuming that when we leave the EU, Northern Ireland will still...

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Dec 2017)

Richard Drax: We leave the EU in 16 months. Will my right hon. Friend assure the House and the country that the EU delegates are well aware that we are preparing to fall back on World Trade Organisation rules if negotiations fail?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Richard Drax: It is a pleasure to take part in this debate and to listen to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Erdington (Jack Dromey). I do not agree with 99.9% of what he said but there was an element there with which I may have agreed. Steady as she goes is what the Government and the Budget have portrayed to the country, and in the circumstances that is eminently sensible. Sadly, we simply do not have...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Richard Drax: I said, “That’s why we are leaving”, in response to my right hon. and learned Friend’s comments.

EU Exit Negotiations (13 Nov 2017)

Richard Drax: Does my right hon. Friend agree that uncertainty is the weapon of the EU Commission and the remainer? I urge him to stiffen his resolve to ensure the will of the British people is kept.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (13 Nov 2017)

Richard Drax: What action can my right hon. Friend or the British Government take if Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe is not released? I am assuming that if we are in a hostage situation and if we do not win this case, there is a danger that others will be taken on a similar basis.

EU Exit Negotiations (17 Oct 2017)

Richard Drax: The decision to leave the EU in its entirety has been made, and any other consequence will be a betrayal of that vote. Is it not right and logical that a no-deal option has to be on the table in the event that we are forced, through bad negotiation and lack of will on the other side, to stay in an organisation that we voted to leave?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Richard Drax: This is the second day on which I have sat listening to many good speeches on this topic, but I cannot help but feel that during some of them, irony sits heavily in the air; we have heard about “scrutiny”, “democracy”, “democracy of the people” and “functioning democracy”, but where has democracy been for the past 44 years? Where has it gone...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Richard Drax: I agree with my hon. Friend, and I will come to that very point.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Richard Drax: I will not give way again, because many other Members wish to speak. However, I shall address that point later, because I served on the European Scrutiny Committee in the last Parliament. From listening to the speeches, one would think that this country, Great Britain, was incapable of passing laws. What on earth is wrong with this great place, which we are selected to represent—our...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Richard Drax: As my hon. Friend says, even if those debates had happened, the legislation could not have been changed. Where were all these loud voices? Where were you all over the past 40 years? Why did you not question what was being imposed on our country and our constituents? Where were you?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Richard Drax: No, I will not give way—absolutely not! I do not have time and I am enjoying myself. I am representing my constituents and my country. I am speaking up, at last, for Great Britain, and not for a bureaucracy that is going horribly wrong. The great thing is that when the Bill returns to the House, we can scrutinise it—we can do our job. That is what we are here for. The Scottish...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Richard Drax: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Korean Peninsula (5 Sep 2017)

Richard Drax: Does my right hon. Friend agree that this dramatic rise in the threat should send a powerful message to our NATO allies to meet their spending commitments?

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Sep 2017)

Richard Drax: My hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham) has rather stolen my thunder, because I was going to ask a very similar question about business. What feedback is the Secretary of State getting from businesses across Europe that they want to continue trading with us? It seems to me that the bureaucrats do not and want to punish us, but the business community I speak to wants to do...

Petition - Continuation of Local Bus Services in Congleton Constituency: Future of the NHS (20 Jul 2017)

Richard Drax: I am listening carefully to the Minister. Would it be naive to say that what we want to see is matron, in the form of Hattie Jacques, back on the wards and to hand far more administrative work, if that is the right phrase, back to clinicians, with whom it originally lay?

Petition - Continuation of Local Bus Services in Congleton Constituency: Future of the NHS (20 Jul 2017)

Richard Drax: It was totally unguarded. I am extremely grateful, as I am sure all clinicians and all those who work in the NHS in Dorset will be.

Petition - Continuation of Local Bus Services in Congleton Constituency: Future of the NHS (20 Jul 2017)

Richard Drax: Before I start my speech, may I thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, the Speaker and all the office staff, the police and everyone else who takes care of us here? I wish them all a very happy summer recess, when they all go off on their holidays. We are extremely grateful for all that is done. First, I thank and praise all those who work in the NHS, especially those on the frontline. Secondly, it...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Jul 2017)

Richard Drax: The brave men and women of our armed forces put themselves in extremely challenging situations in their efforts to keep us all safe. We therefore owe it to them to do all we can to support them and their families when they have completed their service. I warmly welcome the launch of the “Defence people mental health and wellbeing strategy” yesterday, but will my right hon. Friend...

Schools Update (17 Jul 2017)

Richard Drax: I thank my right hon. Friend for listening to the consultation. Dorset has been historically underfunded for many years, so we are all extremely grateful for her announcement today. I have two questions. Can she guarantee to me that special needs will be met and properly funded? Also, I am afraid that I, too, do not agree with the apprenticeship levy; will she consider looking at that again?


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