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Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Referendum (9 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for calling me to speak for the first time in this Chamber. As part of the right hon. Gentleman’s assessment of public support for holding a referendum, what discussions has he had with all parties in Scotland about the massive public support that there is for extending the franchise for the referendum to 16 and 17-year-olds, who will, after all, be the people who...

Business of the House: European Union (Finance) Bill (11 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to deliver my maiden speech. I commend the hon. Member for South Ribble (Seema Kennedy) for her very entertaining speech. She spoke about her constituency with great passion and commitment. I also commend the hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Tom Tugendhat) and my hon. Friend the Member for East Lothian (George Kerevan)...

Scotland Bill: Part IIA — UK Pensions liability (15 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: Is the right hon. Gentleman seriously suggesting that Germany is not an independent nation?

Scotland Bill: Part IIA — UK Pensions liability (15 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: rose—

Scotland Bill: Part IIA — UK Pensions liability (15 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the only real separatists in this House are those on the Government Benches, who would quite happily see Scotland dragged out of the European Union against the express wishes of its people?

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 3 — Further provision about the referendum (16 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Stone (Sir William Cash). I associate myself entirely with the comments made earlier in welcoming him to this debate. I will often disagree with what he says, but I am delighted to see someone who goes to such efforts to express in this Chamber views that are very clearly and sincerely held. I always think that a sincere political opponent...

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 3 — Further provision about the referendum (16 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: My hon. Friend makes a good and valid point. Conservatives expressing concerns about possible unfairness in the conduct of this referendum are referring to exactly the kind of unfairness that they and their colleagues were happy to exploit in the Scottish referendum.

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 3 — Further provision about the referendum (16 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: I stand corrected, Mr Howarth; I apologise. I turn to amendment 32. I understand the intention behind it, as charities should be doing charitable work rather than being engaged full time in political campaigning. However, let me give one example of its possible unintended and undesirable consequences. One of the two moving maiden speeches earlier was made by the hon. Member for Hampstead and...

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 3 — Further provision about the referendum (16 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: Like many Members on these Benches, I am not comfortable with the very severe restrictions that have been put on what charitable organisations can and cannot do. A phrase I have often used at hustings is, “If I say we should give money to the poor, I’ll be called a saint. If, however, I ask why they were poor in the first place, they would call me a communist.” There is a dividing line...

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 3 — Further provision about the referendum (16 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: I did promise to give way to my hon. Friend.

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 3 — Further provision about the referendum (16 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: I have always been of the view that people’s nationality should be defined by where they want to go, rather than where they came from, but that definition is not widely accepted.

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 3 — Further provision about the referendum (16 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: I will take one more intervention, but I will then have to move on.

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 3 — Further provision about the referendum (16 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: I am delighted to do so. I am pleased to confirm, as would all my hon. Friends, that from speaking to people from eastern Europe and other people from beyond the shores of the United Kingdom during the Scottish independence referendum, I know that they not only welcomed the fact they were allowed to take part, but felt more Scots—more British, if hon. Members like—as a result of being...

Business of the House (18 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: The Leader of the House will be aware that a few days ago the UK Government rejected a freedom of information request on the grounds that compliance would involve the release of information that could damage our relationship with France. Given that the request was about the circumstances in which a then Minister of the Crown authorised the deliberate leaking of a confidential, but probably...

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 2 — Entitlement to Vote in the Referendum (18 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: Does the hon. Lady think there are lessons to be learned about what happened in Scotland, where there was massive engagement on the part of young people? Also, after a debate very similar to this one in the Scottish Parliament, when people saw what really happened, they stopped being worried about what might happen, so there is now very little opposition in Scotland to giving 16 and...

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 2 — Entitlement to Vote in the Referendum (18 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: Is the hon. Lady aware that the argument against allowing younger people to drink alcohol is not merely social or one of predicting consequences? There is significant medical evidence that the human liver takes longer to develop than once thought, and allowing and encouraging young people to drink alcohol—some would even say up to 21—can have medical effects that are much more severe than...

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 2 — Entitlement to Vote in the Referendum (18 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: The hon. Gentleman has listed a lot of things that we can choose to do to set our position in society. Does he agree that a significant number of people—citizens of these nations—have chosen to surrender the right to vote in order to take a seat, often at the request of Her Majesty’s Government, in the other place? How can he justify giving them the chance to undo what should have been...

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 2 — Entitlement to Vote in the Referendum (18 Jun 2015)

Peter Grant: Does that mean that those of us on the SNP Benches who never have and never will choose to be British will not be allowed to vote in the referendum?


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