Results 21–40 of 1894 for speaker:Bob Stewart

Backbench Business - Banking Misconduct and the Fcabackbench Business: Libyan-sponsored IRA Terrorism (10 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: In 1999, “Bandit Country: The IRA & South Armagh” a book by Tony Harnden, outlined in some detail the links between Libya and the Provisional IRA. The Provisional IRA’s campaign was given huge stimulus by the series of vessels full of weapons that arrived in places such as County Wicklow from the mid-1980s onwards. We are talking about missiles, ammunition and...

Backbench Business - Banking Misconduct and the Fcabackbench Business: Libyan-sponsored IRA Terrorism (10 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: They do indeed—my hon. Friend is so right. We could use just a little of the interest. That is all it would take: just a little of the interest to compensate our citizens for this criminal terrorist activity. I am quite sure that decent, honourable Libyan citizens would want that to happen. The Government have a duty to do something about this.

Backbench Business - Banking Misconduct and the Fcabackbench Business (10 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: To be honest, I am surprised, if not shocked, that we are having to debate British banking misconduct in 2018. I suppose I must have been naïve to believe for so much of my life that all banks, which I have always assumed to be pillars of the establishment, would deal properly, fairly and ethically with their customers. I assumed that one of their primary purposes was to help their...

Business of the House (Today): Criminal Legal Aid (8 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: We cannot have those with the ability and will to try to enter the criminal law profession impoverished by debt and a lack of basic resources to live, especially those who come from perhaps a more humble background. The new scheme seems to distribute some money from middle or senior junior barristers to the more junior barristers, but I gather the effect on senior junior barristers could be...

Business of the House (Today): Criminal Legal Aid (8 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: I have had contact with five junior criminal law barristers, and not one of them earns more than £21,000 a year. That means that after they have paid tax and expenses, they have to live on about 10 grand a year, in London.

Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Agreements required before withdrawal (8 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: I was under the impression that we cannot remain in Euratom unless we are a member of the EU—we may want to, but we cannot, according to the rules.

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: I thank my right hon. Friend and you, Mr Deputy Speaker—a colonel of the Royal Army Medical Corps, of course—for allowing me to intervene. I was involved in fatality shootings in Northern Ireland in my time, but every single time there was a fatality, it was investigated. If it was considered right by the Royal Ulster Constabulary, it would send in an investigation team to check...

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: In my constituency, when an ambulance goes by with its alarms going off, this usually signals a heart attack or a stroke and someone being rushed to a really good hospital. The NHS is the place you want to go if you have a heart attack—private healthcare does not even start to deal with strokes and heart attacks. We are really well served by the people who do this.

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: I wish to raise two matters in my short speech. The first is young criminal barristers and their existence, and the second is the advice being given to security personnel at the moment. Let me start with the matter of young criminal Bar barristers. I have become increasingly concerned about the precarious way in which young criminal Bar barristers must exist, and in particular about the very...

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: I thank my great friend—my honourable and probably learned Friend too.

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: He is not learned. I accept that point, but anyway, I am thinking of the young entering the profession now.

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: Mr Speaker, as ever, you put me properly in my box and, as ever, I take a spanking without any problem.

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: Indeed. I think this is one of those debates. Let me get back to the main point, which is that it is a bad omen if young men and young women trying to be criminal law barristers are finding it very difficult. I am making this speech because earlier this week, I met a young barrister from my constituency who has had to leave the criminal Bar because she simply could not afford to live while...

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: I stand corrected. It is hard to keep going. My constituent studied law at Liverpool University and then applied for the Bar exams. Fully supported by her parents, she reluctantly came to London because there were more pupillages here. In 2008 she took the Bar exams, which cost her £15,000 of debt, not including accommodation. I gather that only about a third of people who pass the Bar...

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: I think there will be a debate on these issues next Tuesday, and I might take part. I entirely agree with my honourable and very good Friend, and I thank him for raising that point. My second topic is something that struck me as I passed by the television monitors this morning. If there is a terrorist incident in our wonderful building, we are told to “run, hide and tell”. I was...

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: I thank my right hon. Friend for that intervention, which I forced on him. That is the worry. We cannot have our security personnel thinking, “If I do this and I am hurt, I might suffer financially.” That would be wrong. Actually, I think the advice is slightly wrong for everyone. If any of us see a situation where someone is in danger, I think we should think, “I’ve...

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: What a Pooh trap! I would love to give them a big pay rise, but thank goodness that decision is above my pay grade. My father took me to Sandhurst when I was 17 and three quarters. He said, “Robert, remember that everyone gets a stomach ache.” He meant that I should never be impressed by people. His second point was his most important: “Always look after the people for whom...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]: Independent review of regulations with counter-terrorism purpose (1 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: I am intrigued by this. Fundamentally, the hon. Gentleman is saying that there is a brass plate and a registration with Companies House, but there is actually nothing between that and a company working abroad. Is he saying that there is no connection and absolutely no way that these people can be traced, or have I got it wrong?

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]: Independent review of regulations with counter-terrorism purpose (1 May 2018)

Bob Stewart: The hon. Lady says there are no proactive checks at Companies House, but if an outside person challenges an entry, surely the people at Companies House have to check it out. It is a criminal offence if an entry is wrong, is it not?


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