Results 161–180 of 730 for speaker:Michael Tomlinson

Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (16 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: I warmly welcome the Leader of the House’s work on this matter and her statement this morning, but part of the difficulty, especially over the past few weeks, lies with discerning the difference between the serious cases that must, should and can be dealt with and the spurious, fictitious and plain wrong allegations that must be weeded out and that, quite frankly, detract from the other...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: I thank my hon. and learned Friend for giving way so early in his remarks. Will he also reflect on: the Health and Morals of Apprentices Act 1802; the Factory and Workshop Act 1878, which was brought in by Disraeli; the 1901 Act brought in by Salisbury; and, if we wind forward to the former Prime Minister, David Cameron, rights, such as maternity and paternity rights, that far exceeded the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: I have been listening carefully to the hon. Gentleman’s speech. Does he accept that so many of these rights existed before we joined the EU and will still be there after we leave the EU? They are not, and need not be, dependent on the European Union. It is this place that will and can safeguard those rights.

Public Bill Committee: Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Common assault and battery (15 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: The hon. Gentleman may remember my intervention on Second Reading, in which I raised the same point that I am going to raise now. It seems slightly unusual for an offence on indictment and an offence on summary conviction to have the same sentence. I know the hon. Gentleman will have anticipated this question, which I will also put to the Minister, but I was slightly surprised not to see an...

Public Bill Committee: Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Common assault and battery (15 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: I am sure the Minister heard my intervention. Perhaps he is answering it in his own way by explaining about other offences that sit alongside this one, but I wonder if he would directly address my point. I believe it is unusual for there to be exactly the same length of sentence for an offence that is tried summarily as for one that is tried on indictment. It may be that he is already...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: The Economy (15 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: On that precise point, while trade between Northern Ireland and Ireland is important, it is far outstripped by trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain. Will the Minister confirm that this Conservative Government will do nothing that fractures the internal market of the United Kingdom?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: We are leaving the European Union, and as the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill goes through the House of Commons, does the Prime Minister agree with me that it is part of our job as Members of Parliament—some may even say it is our duty as Members of Parliament—to scrutinise that legislation; to debate considered amendments that seek to improve the Bill, and that are constructive...

EU Exit Negotiations (13 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: I warmly welcome the Secretary of State’s statement, especially his confirmation from the Dispatch Box that there will be a separate agreement and implementation Bill. Does he agree with me on two points: first, that any amendment to that effect in the Committee stage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which starts tomorrow, will be unnecessary; and, secondly, that this will...

Counter-Daesh Update (7 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: On the last occasion that the House was updated on the counter-Daesh campaign, it was confirmed from the Dispatch Box that there were zero reported civilian casualties as a result of the United Kingdom’s actions in Syria and Iraq. Will the Secretary of State update the House on whether that figure is still as low? In doing so, will he join me in commending the RAF for carrying out so...

Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Analysis (7 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: When these documents are released as a result of the Opposition day motion, a cheap asset will have been handed to our negotiating partners within the EU. When the Minister implements the motion of this House, will he take as much time as is necessary to ensure that at least he and the Secretary of State continue to act in the national interest?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Brexit (7 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been allocated to HM Revenue and Customs in percentage and cash terms on preparation for no deal being reached in negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Paris Climate Change Agreement (7 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: What steps he has taken to meet the UK’s commitments under the Paris climate change agreement.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Paris Climate Change Agreement (7 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: Many of my constituents have contacted me with their concerns about climate change. Following Paris, what steps is the Minister taking to ensure that there is a global political movement to combat climate change?

European Economic Area: Uk Membership (6 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: I am following my right hon. Friend’s argument carefully. Does he agree with my earlier point that, in that situation, we would effectively be rule takers without having the opportunity to make the rules or to contribute in the way that we do at the moment?

European Economic Area: Uk Membership (6 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: I always enjoy listening to the hon. Gentleman’s arguments and I have the pleasure of serving on the European Scrutiny Committee with him. Is not one difficulty with his argument that, under this model, we would have to follow all the rules—the rules of the single market and, as he says, the rules of freedom of movement—without having a say or an input into how those rules...

Paradise Papers (6 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: The Minister has confirmed that we have one of the lowest tax gaps in the world, yet the Labour party still complains. How does today’s position compare to the one we inherited in 2010?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (6 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: What steps are being taken to include marriage in relationships education?

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: My hon. Friend is making a cool, calm and logical speech. It is a shame that Opposition Members are not affording him the courtesy of a fair hearing. Did he, like me, read the article by our hon. Friend the Member for Colchester (Will Quince), who spotted some inherent contradictions from the Opposition? The Labour party raised the age limit from 16 to 18 for all sorts of things—some...


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