Results 1–20 of 632 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Patrick Grady

Surgical Mesh Implants — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (18 Oct 2017)

Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. I will be as brief as I can, because we are all very keen to hear from the Minister. A lot of the key points have been extremely well made by all the Members who have spoken. I particularly congratulate the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy) on securing the debate and opening it for us. I also want to...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Hurricane Relief (Caribbean) (18 Oct 2017)

Patrick Grady: What progress is being made on the commitment that the Government made at the world humanitarian summit last year to increase spending on disaster risk reduction? How is that being implemented and in what countries is disaster risk reduction spending increasing?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Patrick Grady: Is the Foreign Secretary aware that it was former Governor of New York Mario Cuomo who said we should campaign in poetry but govern in prose? The next time we hear the Foreign Secretary quoting Kipling, will he be campaigning or governing?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (16 Oct 2017)

Patrick Grady: What is the point of visa priority services if they do not actually provide any kind of priority? Will the Home Secretary reply to the letter I sent her in August containing several examples of constituents paying through the nose for priority tier 2 or settlement visas but waiting far longer than the promised 10 to 15 days for any kind of response?

Women and Equalities: Women’s State Pension Age (12 Oct 2017)

Patrick Grady: Does the Minister recognise that signatures to early-day motions in this House since the general election show that there is cross-party support, and probably majority support in this House, for justice for the Women Against State Pension Inequality? If and when the WASPI question comes to the House on a Backbench Business motion or an Opposition day motion, will the Government sit on their...

Iran: Human Rights — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Patrick Grady: rose—

Petition - the Rohingya in Myanmar: Support for Witnesses of Terror Attacks Overseas (14 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: I am very grateful to have this opportunity before the recess to raise the issue of support for witnesses of terror attacks overseas. I had originally hoped to bring this matter to the House as a Backbench Business debate, and I am grateful to the previous Backbench Business Committee and Members from across the House—and some former Members now—who had supported my bid, which...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: I warmly welcome the opportunity for this debate, which builds on the heavily subscribed debate in Westminster Hall on 12 July, and makes up for the Chamber debate that was cancelled as a result of the general election and Dissolution. Like Members and parties across the House, the Scottish National party is clear that abuse faced by political candidates, particularly women and those from...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: Yes, absolutely. We might even say that what is happening online is being replicated in some offline publications, or perhaps vice versa. The whole thing has to be toned down. As politicians, we have a role to play. The sad reality is that the President of the United States won his election after a campaign built on playing to the worst side of people, playing up to Islamophobia, insulting...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: The hon. Lady is absolutely right. That is why it is important to call out abuse in such circumstances, and to have debates of this kind. I congratulate the Government again on making available the time for it.

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: I think a consensus is emerging on that. My hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow Central (Alison Thewliss) drew attention to the anomaly whereby, although one of our colleagues was able to anonymise their address on the ballot, their partner was standing for the council and therefore had to publish the address, which completely negated the arrangement.

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: I am a little bit conscious of others wishing to speak, but I will.

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: As I have said, I think a degree of consensus is emerging on that point. Perhaps the Minister will address it when he sums up the debate. I want to stress what Tasmina had to go through. She was subjected to language that I will not repeat in the Chamber because it would be unparliamentary, although it is not unparliamentary when it comes from the President of the United States; let us put it...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women: Scotland-Malawi Relationship (13 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: I am grateful to you for calling me, Mr Chope, because I appreciate that I came late to the Chamber. I was detained in a Select Committee, so my apologies—pepani chomene. I am grateful for the opportunity to offer a few brief reflections on Scotland’s relationship with Malawi, and congratulate—yewo chomene; zikomo kwambiri—my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow East...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women: Scotland-Malawi Relationship (13 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: That is absolutely correct. It is more than 10 years ago now that I spent time living there, although I do not know that I would have counted as a young person even when I was there. In my 2015 debate, I said that it would be a fascinating job of work to fund research that tracks the experiences. I say that to the Minister again today. Many of the partnerships and school visits took place...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women: Scotland-Malawi Relationship (13 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: I am conscious of the time. We need to make sure that there is support for the institutions of Government. I would reiterate the points made about visas, so that we can show that we are genuinely welcoming. People who are sponsored and supported by organisations in Scotland, very often with Government money, are able to come here, take part in those visits and feel the benefits, and the...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women: Scotland-Malawi Relationship (13 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: I apologise for coming late to the debate; pepani chomene, as we say in Chitumbuka. Is it not one of the greatest ironies of visas that the visitors who apply have so often been funded by Government institutions? These are UK Government and Scottish Government programmes that are vouched for by highly reliable organisations, but that does not seem to make a blind bit of difference to the Home...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Common Travel Area (13 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: What discussions he has had with the Taoiseach on maintaining the common travel area after the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Common Travel Area (13 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: Does the Secretary of State acknowledge the warning from Mary McAleese—the former President of Ireland, who was born in Belfast—that maintaining the common travel area in the long term would be impossible, because it is impossible to distinguish between a UK and Irish or any other citizen who holds a CTA entitlement? Does he acknowledge her view that that would inevitably mean...

Business of the House (Today): Nomination of Members to Committees (12 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: As we like to say in Glasgow sometimes, “Where’s your parliamentary sovereignty now?” Over the past two days, I have listened to Conservative Members talk about how they were taking back control as a result of the European referendum, but all that will happen is that control will be taken straight from the hands of the hated Brussels bureaucrats and handed straight to the...


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