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Results 181–200 of 851 for speaker:Julian Knight

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Julian Knight: Certainty is all. I will be speaking about that in the Adjournment debate later—Jaguar Land Rover wants certainty, too. It is a little rich when people talk about the rights of EU citizens and UK citizens and then reject a deal that would protect those rights. A second referendum would be a stain on this Parliament. The division would be enormous, and we have been entrusted. No deal makes...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Julian Knight: It is a great pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Wolverhampton South East (Mr McFadden), who is as erudite as ever. Like many colleagues—perhaps I am being a little glib here to a certain extent—I did not actually come into politics to bang on about Europe. I am a social liberal and economically of the right—dry as a bone, in many respects. I wanted my political life to be,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Julian Knight: rose—

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Julian Knight: As the Secretary of State will be aware, there are reports in the newspapers that Jaguar Land Rover will imminently implement a transformation plan. What that says to me is very simple. Parts for an average Land Rover cross between the UK and the EU 37 times, so it says to me that we need the withdrawal agreement to maintain that just-in-time movement of parts in a way that protects jobs in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Bombings: Birmingham (21 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on helping families affected by the Birmingham pub bombings in securing legal aid for the upcoming inquest.

Uk-EU Negotiations: Digital Economy (17 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: This legislation is long overdue and I really welcome it. I ask the House to indulge me for a second. A parent came to my surgery soon after I was elected to discuss how their child had suffered a sexual assault in a school. During the conversation, the mother mentioned to me, at some length, the ready availability of online pornography at school, how this was a motivating factor—or at...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Women’s Sport: Broadcasting (13 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: Women’s Twenty20 cricket is a fantastic spectator and TV sport. May we have it in the Commonwealth games?

Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [Lords]: Authorised court and tribunal staff: legal advice and judicial functions (12 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Henley (John Howell) on his excellent speech. It was a great pleasure to serve on this Committee. Despite the toing and froing there was also a lot of cross-party agreement in the Committee; it must be acknowledged that there was some real working together. The Bill opens up greater flexibility and will over time open up new technologies and the...

Points of Order (12 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The wait is over. A few days ago, a senior Labour Member of Parliament addressed a public meeting in my constituency relating to the relocation of a post office—a very sensitive public matter. I will not name the MP in question, but I would like your guidance please, Sir, on the correct procedure for Members in terms of when they should or should not show...

Institute for Statecraft: Integrity Initiative (12 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: I welcome the absolute clarity of the Minister’s statement and his refutation of the allegations. I also welcome the work of the Institute for Statecraft. Does the Minister agree that we need to double down on that work, because as the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has shown, the reality is that Russian disinformation is a danger to our democracy and our very way of life? We...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: Shortly, 34,000 copies of “Your Money Matters”, a free personal finance textbook, will wing their way to every secondary school in the land. Will my right hon. Friend join me in saying thank you to Martin Lewis, who is its funder, Young Money, which is the organisation behind it, the all-party parliamentary group on financial education for young people, which I chair, and, not least, the...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote (11 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: William Butler Yeats wrote poetry about not being able to write poetry. Today, I am debating not having a debate yesterday, but I will take my three minutes where I find them. The country is tired of politicians wasting time bickering. People want us to get on with delivering a practical Brexit that protects our interests and honours the vote. The House has made clear its deep concerns about...

Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote (11 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: We have heard a lot from Opposition Members about the value of the pound. Some of them are becoming quite interested in economics all of a sudden. Does my right hon. Friend recognise that one reason why the value of the pound has been falling is the sniff of a Labour Government, which would see capital flight from this country as we have never seen it before? Even the sniff of it is a...

Exiting the European Union (10 Dec 2018)

Julian Knight: The parts in an average Land Rover cross the continent 37 times. My 9,000 car workers need an orderly withdrawal from the EU. Does my right hon. Friend agree that if the withdrawal agreement is rejected, we may get no deal, a “permanent Norway”, not a temporary one, or––a stain on the soul of this House––a second referendum?

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Offshore Receipts in Respect of Intangible Property (20 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: While we wait for the hon. Lady to congratulate the Government on closing the tax gap, will she recognise that many of the steps taken in the Bill have to be taken in a way that is mindful of how international tax systems work and how we need to ensure that the tax we are gathering does not lead to companies leaving the UK and trading to it from international jurisdictions?

2019 Loan Charge — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (20 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: My hon. Friend is making an interesting speech, and I congratulate him on securing this important debate. As a former personal finance editor before entering this place, I used to have many inquiries from readers about these schemes as they were offered to them. My advice was always, “Steer clear, because eventually the price will be paid.” Does he agree that there is a role for...

Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (20 Nov 2018)

Julian Knight: Will the centre have the scope to look at AI and data usage in political campaigning and quasi-political campaigning?


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