Results 6521–6540 of 6611 for speaker:Jacob Rees-Mogg

Parliament (Amendment): Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill (26 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The hon. Gentleman says the Bill does not say where the money is going to be spent, but that is an absurd point to make because the public finances are in such a weak condition that, at this moment, money needs to be saved. The first principle for the Government-their first ambition and intention-must be to get the finances of this country on to a stable footing so that they can then, with...

Parliament (Amendment): Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill (26 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: My hon. Friend makes an extraordinarily good and important point. The payment of this £190 comes too late in the process to be of benefit to people whose children may be at risk of spina bifida.

Parliament (Amendment): Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill (26 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: As my hon. Friend the Member for Truro and Falmouth (Sarah Newton) wonderfully and accurately pointed out, the hon. Gentleman had got the wrong part of the pregnancy; we have to go back, not forward.

Parliament (Amendment): Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill (26 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: My hon. Friend is absolutely right and spot on. That is a most helpful intervention. There is no point in giving money late in the day to everybody-those who need it and those who do not need it alike-for an unspecified purpose when other ways of spending money may prove to be more useful.

Parliament (Amendment): Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill (26 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The winter fuel allowance goes to the elderly, many of whom will have paid full national insurance contributions, and it is therefore in some sense a recompense for what they have paid in. I think that to look after the old in society is an important and virtuous thing to do. It is right to give that help so that people can be warm in their homes, but we are talking at present about £250 for...

Parliament (Amendment): Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill (26 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Of course I will.

Parliament (Amendment): Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill (26 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am not going to try to square circles, which I believe is not possible, but those figures are fundamentally contentious, and it is also worth bearing in mind that outside the private sector the country has no income. Every penny spent by the Government either has to be raised in taxation or borrowed.

Parliament (Amendment): Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill (26 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The hon. Gentleman knows the figures are contentious because he cited the figure of how many jobs will go in the private sector but he is ignoring the jobs that will be created. We find ourselves in the extraordinary situation that 700,000 public sector jobs were created by the last Government without the money to pay for it. We cannot run a system under which we employ people and pay them...

Parliament (Amendment): Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill (26 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his kind and helpful intervention, because I happen to have with me some economic data from the 1930s. I believe they will prove helpful because they are from the United Kingdom. It is a common error-if I may say so, it is a schoolboy error-to confuse the situation in the United Kingdom with that in the United States in that decade. In 1931, public...

Parliament (Amendment): Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill (26 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I would have finished by now, but I have taken a number of interventions, which it is a privilege to do. [ Interruption. ] It is a privilege, because the interventions are very interesting and they allow us to get to the nub of this difficult matter. Of course it is not popular to take something away. Of course it is easy to stand up raging about £190 being taken away from women who are...

Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill (22 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Listening to the debate on the Bill since just after Prayers this morning has been of great interest, as have the points that have arisen and been made by hon. Members on either side. However, I ought to start with a point made by the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell), who said that we were in some kind of new politics. I think we should be very suspicious of that phrase,...

Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill (22 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. I was about to say that his speech reminded me of an age of politics when things worked. His was the form of speech that this House was used to when it was at its greatest, when it was the House from which legislation came that ruled an empire and a quarter of the world.

Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill (22 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Mr Deputy Speaker, I was referring to the opening remarks of the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington and following up on those, as I now wish to follow up on the remarks made by my hon. Friend the Member for Bury North (Mr Nuttall). His speech was in a fine tradition of the House. In the 19th century, speeches of two and a half hours were common. I do not know whether the hon. Member for...

Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill (22 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The hon. Gentleman is trying to lead me astray. Mr Deputy Speaker asked me not to carry on talking about history, but I disagree entirely with the hon. Gentleman's point. On the specifics of the proposals, we have to look at the Bill in its context. We need not go back to the great strikes of early history. I was thinking initially of Achilles sitting in his tent and about whether that was a...

Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill (22 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: My hon. Friend knows that I have an affinity for thresholds in other circumstances. Obviously, I am not going to talk about that, because it is not germane to the Bill, but I think it right that a sufficient number should express their will for it to be valid, and that while we are debating Second Reading, we ought to think about what else it could have said, had it been a better Bill-a Bill...

Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill (22 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. If a union cannot run a ballot properly, that is a disastrous state for that union to be in, but people use the mechanisms to hand. We should always be suspicious-always cautious, always careful-about allowing exemptions, because as soon as we do, people work out how to use them for a purpose other than that which was initially intended. That is why...

Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill (22 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: My hon. Friend makes an extraordinarily good and wise point. This would have been a better Bill if it had sought to raise that cap and made unions responsible for their unlawful errors.

Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill (22 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: My hon. Friend is spot-on. We had a discussion about that on this side of the House. My hon. Friend the Member for Dover (Charlie Elphicke) elucidated for us what was meant by "substantial", and said that in law, it meant an 80:20 level. I am not lawyer, but I was interested by that.

Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill (22 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am so grateful to the hon. Gentleman for making that point, which is one that I made to the Minister myself, when sadly he was not present. Indeed, the Hansard reporters asked me to spell it out, so the hon. Gentleman will notice that it is in Hansard tomorrow. De minimis non curat lex is, of course, a right and just principle, but it is in existing law. The question of what is...

Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill (22 Oct 2010)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I thank the Minister for giving way with characteristic graciousness. Does he agree that not requiring the trade unions to stick to a rigorous programme risks their going back to the 1970s? All of us have memories of massed meetings, Red Robbo and the will of the membership being entirely overlooked by terrible abuse of procedure, using the law as it then existed to its utmost to stop members...


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