Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department or its agencies has entered into contracts with SCL group or Cambridge Analytica; and if she will make a statement.
Patrick Grady: What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for the diplomatic service after the UK leaves the EU.
Patrick Grady: I wonder whether the Secretary of State can tell us how many of those diplomats are going to be stationed in far-off places such as Camden. More specifically, will he tell us how many are going to be stationed in Brussels and how much these new unelected Brussels bureaucrats are going to cost the public purse?
Patrick Grady: Do the complex challenges that my hon. Friend is laying out, and the different, complex responses that are needed, not show even more the folly of the blunt instrument of investing all this money in Trident, which is increasingly irrelevant in responding to those challenges?
Patrick Grady: What assessment she has made of the effect of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 on levels of poverty.
Patrick Grady: Does the Minister agree with his colleagues in Westminster Hall last week who were still trying to blame the financial crash of 10 years ago in making it a justification for these reforms? Will he finally admit that the reforms are in fact an ideological smash and grab on the poorest in society by a Government obsessed with rolling back the size of the state?
Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Colombian counterpart on not accrediting the new representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in the UN Office in that country.
Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Glasgow North dated 30 October 2017 on his constituent's border force inquiry.
Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I will do the best I can in the four minutes available. I congratulate the hon. Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham) on securing the debate. In the last Parliament, I was a vice-chair of the all-party group on the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, I missed its annual general meeting this year, but it does good work, and he can be...
Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pension, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Glasgow North of 13 December 2017 on his constituent's employment and support allowance application and concerns about a lack of consideration given to mental health and autistic spectrum medical conditions.
Patrick Grady: I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate from the Scottish National party Front Bench. As well as being a member of the SNP, I am a member of Plaid Cymru, so this is a good opportunity to show solidarity not just with our colleagues from Wales—[Interruption.] Well, I joined Plaid in September 2014, when people in their tens of thousands were joining the SNP and I wanted to...
Patrick Grady: Absolutely, and I think my hon. Friend makes a number of important points that the House will take on board. Tourism is absolutely vital to economies across the United Kingdom and will only become more so in the years to come. I will look briefly in my remarks at the impact of Brexit on the economy, but I know that a large number of Members from Wales want to speak, so I will be as brief as I...
Patrick Grady: It is important that efforts are made by the devolved Assemblies wherever possible. I have seen figures from Dyfed-Powys police showing that were policing to be fully devolved to Wales and funded per head of population, Welsh forces would be £25 million better off. We welcome the UK Government’s recent decision finally to allow the Scottish integrated police service to reclaim the...
Patrick Grady: Indeed, although most of them got an involuntary day off in any event as a result of the snow. I look forward to other contributions to the debate. I know that many other Members want to take this opportunity to celebrate the important contribution that Wales makes to the economy, society and culture of these islands. I am reminded of the motto of my city: let Glasgow flourish. The same ought...
Patrick Grady: Does the Minister accept that if we want to retain students not just through their undergraduate degrees, but into postgraduate studies and long-term academic careers, they will need to have confidence about the benefits and provisions that will come with that? To that end, what discussions is he having with the University and College Union and Universities UK about resolving the pensions dispute?
Patrick Grady: claimed to move the closure ( Standing Order No. 36). Question put forthwith, That the Question be now put. The House proceeded to a Division.
Patrick Grady: I beg to move, That the House sit in private. Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 163). The House proceeded to a Division.
Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter of the hon. Member for Glasgow North of 16 November 2017 on the Consular Assistance received by a constituent following that constituent’s detention in Morocco.
Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 118594, on Government Departments: Flags, whether any government buildings in (a) Whitehall and (b) central London routinely fly the EU flag.
Patrick Grady: When the results of the English votes for English laws Divisions were announced on Tuesday, the number of Members from English constituencies had been counted not by Tellers, but by the electronic devices in the Lobbies. Is it not time to drag this place into the late 20th century by introducing electronic voting for all Divisions?