Results 1–20 of 95 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Giles Watling

Points of Order: Anti-loitering Devices (Regulation) (17 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the use of certain anti-loitering devices without a licence; and for connected purposes. In introducing this Bill, I would like to make it clear that I am seeking to regulate the use of sonic anti-loitering devices, more commonly known as mosquitos, rather than ban their use entirely. As colleagues may know, these devices,...

Petition - Home Education: Draft Guidance and Consultation (4 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: I rise to present a petition with the same title. It has 42 signatures from Clacton constituents. The petition states: The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to withdraw the draft guidance and the consultation, until it has put in place an accessible and workable complaints procedure and further has consulted with home educating parents, as it has...

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No. 2) Bill: Meaning of “ivory” (4 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: I would like to put on record how pleased I am that this Bill is going through the House today, and very speedily—I am grateful for that. At a reception at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office the other day, I watched a very sad film about Sudan, the last male white rhino, who, very sadly, died in March. There are two females left, but it looks as though they are going to die out. I do...

Sustainable Fisheries (4 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: As my right hon. Friend knows, we do not have a very large fishing fleet on the glorious coastline of Clacton-on-Sea, but we do have many fish and chip shops. Will he assure me that, post-Brexit, those who fish in our waters will be encouraged to fish sustainably so that we can enjoy the wide of variety of fish that we currently do?

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: Does the hon. Lady agree that we need to get the information out to owners to protect their pets? Humphrey, Herbert and Minnie wander as well. I do not know where they are half the time. We need to take measures and be aware.

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship today, Mr Sharma. Back in the early 1990s I was involved in breaking up a puppy farming ring in Wales—I got involved with a national newspaper—and I saw that the animals were kept in appalling conditions. The puppies were sold at motorway service stations. More recently I went out with the RSPCA in one of my local little towns,...

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: I did detect a sort of question there. I totally agree with my hon. Friend that dogs have feelings and stealing them is barbarous. I have dogs myself. I have cavalier poodle bichon crosses—all right, they are mongrels. They are part of my family and the thought of losing one of them really distresses me, which is why I want to combat pet theft. It is terribly important. I raised my...

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention. I could not agree more. I am coming on to the question of low risk and high reward, which makes the crime attractive because the risk is so low but some of the animals can be worth a great deal. Indeed, they are stolen to breed from, and therefore the rewards are multiplied by however many puppies they have. The maximum penalty at the moment is...

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: That is indeed a possibility. The legislation that I intend to introduce will provide for a reintroduction of the licensing system, so that we know where all the dogs are, who owns them and how they are being looked after, so we can have some grasp on animal cruelty. Like Dogs Trust, I am troubled by the decision to equate animals with property, as the hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mike Hill)...

Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (2 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this important debate. Does he agree that, although the theft of ordinary possessions, such as jewellery, is distressing, it is nothing like the loss of an animal? The people who do this are trading in misery.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Claimant Satisfaction (2 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: What assessment her Department has made of rates of universal credit claimant satisfaction.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Claimant Satisfaction (2 Jul 2018)

Giles Watling: With universal credit due to be rolled out in Clacton later this month, will my right hon. Friend reassure me that, with recent changes to the system, my residents will get a better service?

Select Committee on Justice: Russian Federation Activity (28 Jun 2018)

Giles Watling: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship for the second time, Mr Bone, and to follow the hon. Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock). I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Isle of Wight (Mr Seely) on securing today’s important debate, although my speech will be more about not letting our guard down than going through several points; I have no list. As colleagues may be...

Fentanyl: Sentencing (26 Jun 2018)

Giles Watling: Does my hon. Friend agree that due to its intense potency, when fentanyl is cut with heroin and cocaine those drugs become far more addictive? Fentanyl is therefore ideal for drug dealers, because it is very addictive and their clients become very dependent.

Fentanyl: Sentencing (26 Jun 2018)

Giles Watling: Last year, some 60 deaths were recorded, and that number has now doubled. In comparison with the number of deaths caused by the misuse of many other drugs, that is relatively small. Is it not right that we get on top of this now and nip it in the bud before it spreads even further?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Turkey (26 Jun 2018)

Giles Watling: Question 11, if you please, Mr Speaker.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Illegal Wildlife Trade (26 Jun 2018)

Giles Watling: What steps his Department is taking to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Illegal Wildlife Trade (26 Jun 2018)

Giles Watling: According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, illegal wildlife trading is increasingly occurring on the interweb. Will my right hon. Friend tell me what steps are being taken to counter this?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Giles Watling: As many other Members have said, I regret that the Chancellor is absent today, because I would have liked him to hear some of this. Let me crack on. I am very grateful that we are having this debate today because I know that the organisation has done so much—arguably more than the EU ever has—to secure peace in Europe. NATO is a guarantor of peace in Europe. I agree with the...

Backbench Business: A120 Dualling (19 Jun 2018)

Giles Watling: Does the hon. Lady agree that it is not only industrial development—manufacturing and so on—that would benefit from this scheme and that there is a massive tourism offer? I am thinking of the wonderful beaches of the east coast. At Parkeston Quay, we have so many cruise ships that come in every year. It is a pity that the people who arrive there have to struggle with our dreadful...


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