Results 1–20 of 360 for speaker:Danny Kruger

Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : Conversion Practices (Prohibition) Bill — [Mr Speaker in the Chair] ( 1 Mar 2024)

Danny Kruger: The other thing that has been cited by the other side is instances of unregulated therapy, which would fall foul of this new law. Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that the Children’s Act 1989 already specifies that therapy, or any practice that is likely to cause psychological harm, is already a criminal offence? Again, even the non-coercive, non-threatening and non-violent abuse,...

Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : Conversion Practices (Prohibition) Bill — [Mr Speaker in the Chair] ( 1 Mar 2024)

Danny Kruger: The hon. Gentleman is making a really important speech. Is it not extraordinary how that demand that was made of him, and that is made all the time, is done under the guise of freedom? It is said that it is an assertion of liberty, and a protection of individual rights and free speech. Is it not a bizarre inversion of truth when those sorts of arguments are made?

Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : Conversion Practices (Prohibition) Bill — [Mr Speaker in the Chair] ( 1 Mar 2024)

Danny Kruger: For me, the answer to the hon. Member for Brighton, Kemptown is that there is something about the culture of the British courts that means they use the ECHR to pursue their particular political purposes, as we see constantly. There is something about the culture of the European courts that means they do not. We are familiar with this phenomenon whereby European countries have arrangements...

Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : Conversion Practices (Prohibition) Bill — [Mr Speaker in the Chair] ( 1 Mar 2024)

Danny Kruger: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way; I hope he agrees that this is a very helpful conversation. We have been debating this issue for years, as everybody keeps saying. The reason there is no definition is because it is impossible to arrive at one. The Scottish Parliament cannot arrive at one and we have failed to do so. It is not possible to find a definition that is between what...

Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : Conversion Practices (Prohibition) Bill — [Mr Speaker in the Chair] ( 1 Mar 2024)

Danny Kruger: My hon. Friend raised the good point about the explosion in demand for support in this area over recent years, which is overwhelming the services available through the NHS. That itself should cause us great concern about what is going on in our society. There is a long waiting list for publicly available help but not for private support, so am I not right that somebody could seek private...

Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : Conversion Practices (Prohibition) Bill — [Mr Speaker in the Chair] ( 1 Mar 2024)

Danny Kruger: I apologise for chuntering. I was simply amused by the suggestion that this is a moderate Bill. This is not a moderate speech that the hon. Lady is making. The hon. Member for Brighton, Kemptown (Lloyd Russell-Moyle) made a very good speech, recognising that there are legitimate views on the other side of the debate. The hon. Lady talks about erasure, but she dismissed the comments of the...

Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : Conversion Practices (Prohibition) Bill — [Mr Speaker in the Chair] ( 1 Mar 2024)

Danny Kruger: I join my hon. Friend the Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge (Miriam Cates) in her remarks about the engagement we have had, and I am sure that we will have a civil debate today. The hon. Gentleman refers to the definition of transgender identity as already existing in legislation. It does, in the Sentencing Act to which he refers, but can he give us further information on that...

Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : Conversion Practices (Prohibition) Bill — [Mr Speaker in the Chair] ( 1 Mar 2024)

Danny Kruger: I appreciate how much the hon. Gentleman is giving way; it allows us to have a proper debate. I recognise how he is trying to protect parents. The definition he just read out states that as long as the parent is acting in the best interests of the child, they are not guilty of conversion practices. Nevertheless, can he not see that if the police or a prosecutor were to determine that the...

Financial Risk Checks for Gambling — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Feb 2024)

Danny Kruger: My right hon. Friend makes an important point about the need for balance in this policy. Having spoken to a lot of the breeders and trainers in my constituency in Wiltshire, I think there is a very strong argument against these proposals. We have also heard the case for them. The fact that this debate is so well attended and that there is so much controversy about these proposals suggests to...

Defence: Topical Questions (19 Feb 2024)

Danny Kruger: Late last year, diesel got into the water supply at the Trenchard Lines camp near Upavon in my constituency. I commend the resilience of the families who live there, and also of the MOD, which acted very quickly to ensure that there was a temporary supply of water. Those families are still living on that temporary supply, so can the Minister assure me that attention is being given to sorting...

Treasury: Regional Economic Inequalities: Fiscal Steps ( 6 Feb 2024)

Danny Kruger: The way to reduce regional inequality is to ensure that growth happens everywhere across the country. One way to do that is to support small and medium-sized enterprises and community enterprises, which are particularly located in under-served regions. I commend the Government for the recovery loan scheme, which has been a lifeline to many small businesses and community enterprises. Can the...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environmental Land Management Schemes (22 Jan 2024)

Danny Kruger: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, further to the Answer of 27 March 2023 to Question 170767, what plans he has to make available financial support for increasing public access to the countryside under Environmental Land Management schemes.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (17 Jan 2024)

Danny Kruger: I will be quick, Mr Speaker. This has been a useful debate already, because we have heard from the Opposition parties where they stand. We have heard from the Scottish National party that it wants Scotland to take its place among the nations of the world. What we did not hear was whether the SNP wants Scotland to take its fair share of the refugees of the world, because as yet it does not do...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 3 - Disapplication of the Human Rights Act 1998 (17 Jan 2024)

Danny Kruger: The hon. Lady is constantly and sarcastically evoking Winston Churchill. Obviously he did sign up to the ECHR and he sent lawyers to deal with the drafting process, but will the hon. Lady acknowledge that he did not initially think that the United Kingdom would join it; and when he did sign us up to it, there was no right of individual claims to the European Court? It was properly on the...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 3 - Disapplication of the Human Rights Act 1998 (17 Jan 2024)

Danny Kruger: I have great respect for the argument that my hon. Friend is making, and I defer to his experience and knowledge on this issue. I am genuinely interested in his view: he has described a judge in the UK issuing an injunction late at night in the event of what, in normal circumstances, would be an individual situation. Does he really think it is comparable to describe in the same terms the act...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 2 - Safety of the Republic of Rwanda (16 Jan 2024)

Danny Kruger: My right hon. and learned Friend is being very generous and I appreciate the speech he is making. On that last point, does he also acknowledge that the Government’s intention of recruiting a large number of extra judges implies that they expect a large number of claims to be made on behalf of migrants, rather than their being swiftly detained and removed, as we all wish them to be?

International Health Regulations 2005 — [Dame Maria Miller in the Chair] (18 Dec 2023)

Danny Kruger: I am very pleased to be able to speak in this debate. I thank all the petitioners and members of the public who are interested in the debate, and the hon. Member for Lancaster and Fleetwood (Cat Smith) who introduced it. It is worrying that so few Members are present. I am always proud to act in concert with my band of brothers here—we happy few who seem to fight on multiple fronts. This...

International Health Regulations 2005 — [Dame Maria Miller in the Chair] (18 Dec 2023)

Danny Kruger: Okay. Forgive me. I will not advertise the book, although I derive no benefit from it, I should emphasise. It is written by the campaigners UsforThem, who did such good work in calling attention to the effect of the lockdowns on children, and who became radicalised through the experience of covid. UsforThem has written a very good book about the lack of accountability for the response to...


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