Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that scientific organisations granted permission to work in the British Indian Ocean Territory include Chagossian participants.
Patrick Grady: Does the Minister think that the sight of Ministers and Whips negotiating in real time their position on the customs union, either from the Dispatch Box or on the Benches, helps or hinders the UK’s negotiating position with the rest of the European Union?
Patrick Grady: The Secretary of State listed a series of conventions and mandates that he wants to see respected in the Brexit process. I notice that he did not mention the mandate of the 62% of people in Scotland who voted to remain and the 20-year-old Sewel convention, which determines the relationship between this place and the Government in Scotland. Does he seriously think that ripping up the...
Patrick Grady: I join others who have congratulated the Scottish Faither of the Hoose on his 17 years of service. That is a record that none of the rest of us will be able to achieve, because Scotland will be independent before any other Scottish MPs have served 17 years. Does he share my concern that these closures are taking place in the context of an overall diminishing of our high streets? We are seeing...
Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of conducting a retrospective audit of ventral mesh rectopexy to take account of its omission from the Government's audit into recovery after vaginal mesh surgery.
Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether specific Hospital Episode Statistics codes are planned to be assigned to ventral mesh rectopexy procedures to allow clear identification and monitoring of the number of such procedures conducted.
Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether specific Hospital Episode Statistics removal codes are planned to be assigned to ventral mesh rectopexy as they are at present for TVT and TOT surgical mesh procedures.
Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what procedures are in place to ensure that the correct Hospital Episode Statistics codes are being used so that accurate information is available for the Government's audit into recovery after vaginal mesh surgery.
Patrick Grady: What recent discussions he has had with the (a) Scottish Government and (b) Prime Minister on the Scottish Parliament’s decision not to grant a legislative consent motion for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
Patrick Grady: This is the Secretary of State who vowed to make Holyrood “one of the most powerful devolved Parliaments” in the history of the known universe, so why is he prepared to see this Westminster Parliament override the ruling of the Holyrood Parliament, which has withheld its consent? How does that square with his vow to respect and empower Holyrood?
Patrick Grady: To ask the Prime Minister, if she will publish an updated list of Government parliamentary private secretaries.
Patrick Grady: The Home Secretary says he wants to consider the private Members’ Bills, so is it not about time the Government brought forward a money resolution so that the Bill in the name of my hon. Friend the Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Angus Brendan MacNeil), the Refugees (Family Reunion) (No. 2) Bill, can make progress and we can debate the Government’s amendments?
Patrick Grady: Salaam aleikum, Madam Deputy Speaker. I join others in sending my best wishes to all those around the world observing Ramadan. As someone who struggles to observe Lent each year, I think that people’s commitment to observing Ramadan, which involves even stricter discipline, is something we can all learn from. I congratulate the hon. Member for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh) on...
Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 15 May 2018, Official Report, column 116, if he will place in the Library a copy of the transcript of his appearance on the US TV programme Fox and Friends on 7 May 2018.
Patrick Grady: Does my hon. Friend share my frustration that the Procedure Committee in the previous Parliament, and I believe in the Parliament before that and in the current Parliament, has spent a considerable amount of time looking at the private Member’s Bill system and has come up with sensible proposals, such as allowing the Backbench Business Committee to allocate the first four Bills so that...
Patrick Grady: The Conservatives are isolated in the Scottish Parliament, as five parties voted—[Interruption.]
Patrick Grady: Last night, four out of five parties in the Scottish Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority to withhold legislative consent for the EU withdrawal Bill. How would this Government, in ignoring the decision of the democratically Scottish Parliament, preserve the integrity of the United Kingdom?
Patrick Grady: I do not know whether “Fox and Friends” has broadcast in any Commonwealth countries, but can the Foreign Secretary tell us whether appearing on breakfast TV is now an official part of UK diplomatic foreign policy, or is it reserved only for countries with which we have a special relationship?
Patrick Grady: I just wonder if perhaps this is the hidden agenda behind the Foreign Secretary’s proposed bridge, because that would create 20 miles of road between Britain and France. Perhaps the lorries could be stacked along that as well.
Patrick Grady: Another lesson that can be learned from Scotland is how the Scottish Parliament takes forward private Members’ Bills. This is the second Bill on votes at 16 this Session that is in danger of being talked out. The reality is that if such a proposal had the same amount of support in the Scottish Parliament as it clearly does here, it would go through because Holyrood’s system...