Results 1–20 of 225 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Paul Scully

Domestic Violence Refuges: Funding — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Scully: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson. It is also a pleasure and a privilege to follow the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips), who made a typically passionate speech about something that she really cares about and has real expertise in. Many of us will have heard from Women’s Aid about its concerns. It does a wonderful job and should be...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Date of exit from the European Union (14 Nov 2017)

Paul Scully: Does my hon. Friend agree that every single one of the regulations coming into UK law is already abided by in this country and in this Parliament and are to its satisfaction at the moment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: Young people in Sutton and across London are depending on local action to help them to secure affordable housing. What lessons can the Government learn from the Mayor of London’s poor record on housing?

Centenary of the Balfour Declaration (25 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: My right hon. Friend talks about peace. I wonder if he welcomes, as I do, the Prime Minister’s words at Prime Minister’s questions today. She concluded by saying that it is important that we recommit to ensuring that we provide security, stability and justice for Israelis and Palestinians through securing peace. Can I ask the Minister if that demonstrates that the Government give...

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. As a London MP, I, like many Members from both sides of the House, have campaigned to protect police funding across London. It is right that MPs and Assembly Members continue to do so, and it is right that the Mayor is a leading voice in that campaign. However, the Mayor needs to ensure that his discretionary choices in his budget...

Mortgages: Eligibility — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (23 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: The debate today has been very constructive. I hope the petitioner realises that the fact that we have gone through it to reach agreement in about an hour and a half, rather than taking the full three hours, is no reflection on the importance we attach to the petition and the issue. I am sure that a lot of people were detained by listening not only to the Minister for Transport Legislation...

Mortgages: Eligibility — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (23 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: I beg to move, That this House has considered e-petition 186565 relating to eligibility for mortgages. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. The petition, which has attracted 147,307 signatures, reads: “Make paying rent enough proof that you are able meet mortgage repayments”. The petitioner, Jamie Jack Pogson, goes on to say: “Since living on my...

Mortgages: Eligibility — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (23 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: I appreciate my hon. Friend’s important point, which I will come to later. Rent clearly does not give any guarantee for the future but it gives a better guide to creditworthiness, in the sense that people have spent time paying rent regularly, on a monthly basis. As we heard, the petitioner spent £70,000 with little to show for it other than that he paid his bills, whereas...

Mortgages: Eligibility — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (23 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: My hon. Friend is right that choice is important. I still believe that a simpler tax system would enable the system’s anomalies to be ironed out right at the beginning, rather than each Budget having to iron out any anomalies that come out over time, but I welcome his intervention. I began by talking about supply, which is the most important thing, in my view. The Government have taken...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: rose—

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: The hon. Lady talks about doing more but says she is not asking for military intervention. What would she like us to do rather than say?

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: Will the hon. Lady give way?

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: Does my hon. Friend agree that, while it is absolutely right that we should suspend our military programme with the Burmese military, it is a matter of regret that the people left training the Burmese military at the moment are the Russians?

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: Does the hon. Lady agree that landmines are terrible not just for those in the present, but in 10 or 20 years’ time when, hopefully, this has been solved and children are out playing?

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: It is important to note the history behind this issue. As we heard earlier from the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali), the Rohingya Muslims have been in that part of Myanmar for many hundreds of years. When the British were controlling Burma, they used people from what is now Bangladesh, moving across what was then a very permeable border, for employment and labour. That...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: Members in the Chamber and people throughout the country are rightly passionate about the atrocities that are taking place and that were witnessed by a number of us who went over to Cox’s Bazar, but we must realise that the situation in the country is complex. Our response must absolutely reflect that so that we do not make the country close in on itself. If we do, the conflicts in...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: Absolutely. We picked all of the dozen or so people to whom we spoke over two days and we had our own translators there, so it was absolutely verbatim. Another one of her grandchildren had their genitals mutilated and chopped off. As Members will understand, this woman was dead behind the eyes. There is no way that that woman was a terrorist. The response by the military is clearly...

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

Paul Scully: The Crown Prosecution Service report on violence against women and girls, which was published last week, demonstrated that real progress has been made in encouraging victims to report their crimes, and in improving the number of perpetrators who are prosecuted and convicted. But we know that many survivors do not involve the police. Women’s Aid found that only half of women in refuges...

European Union (Approvals) Bill: Approval of draft decisions under Article 352 of TFEU (10 Oct 2017)

Paul Scully: We are still a member of the EU, so it is right that we proceed with the Bill as quickly as possible. We are not talking about leaving the EU on bad terms, so it is right that we spend time considering such cases as good members of the EU. Two of the four procedures that we are considering under the Bill involve giving Serbia and Albania observer status in the European Union Agency for...

Violence in Rakhine State (5 Sep 2017)

Paul Scully: We must acknowledge the wrongdoings of the minority armed group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, but the disproportionate response has escalated violence and enflamed a long-running human rights problem. It has also left other states such as Bangladesh, as we have heard, to carry a significant burden. Does the Minister agree that we should recognise the pivotal role that Aung San Suu Kyi...


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