Results 141–160 of 2684 for speaker:John Stanley

Western Balkans (29 Jun 2010)

John Stanley: I spent most of last week in Kosovo and in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a member of the Defence and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, alongside members of the Assembly's Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security. I am pleased that, through whatever mysterious processes apply in this place, I have been given an early opportunity to share my thoughts and concerns with hon....

[Dr William McCrea in the Chair] — Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (16 Jun 2010)

John Stanley: Before my hon. Friend sits down, will he answer the fundamental question that I put to him? Does he agree that it is necessary and desirable that the Standards and Privileges Committee should consider the interface and boundary between the authority of IPSA and Members' parliamentary privilege of freedom from obstruction?

[Dr William McCrea in the Chair] — Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (16 Jun 2010)

John Stanley: I wish to declare an interest as one of the many Members of Parliament who have been deemed to be a London-area MP with a constituency outside London. I also wish to state that I am among the many MPs of all political parties who were not asked to pay one penny back by Sir Thomas Legg. I warmly congratulate the hon. Member for Walsall North (Mr Winnick) on initiating the debate; he has done...

[Dr William McCrea in the Chair] — Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (16 Jun 2010)

John Stanley: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for making that important point. No one can say with certainty at the moment whether IPSA is violating the privilege of freedom from obstruction; that is a matter for the House of Commons only. Equally, no one can reasonably deny that the issue must be addressed by the House, as early as possible in the life of this Parliament. We are in an unprecedented...

UK Policy on the Middle East (14 Jun 2010)

John Stanley: Mr Deputy Speaker, I share the pleasure of the House at seeing you in the Chair, loss though you will be to the UK branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. In the few minutes available to me, I shall devote my remarks to policy on the blockade. I start by making it unequivocally clear that I consider that Israel has a totally indisputable right to self-defence as a sovereign...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Afghanistan (14 Jun 2010)

John Stanley: Does my right hon. Friend agree that, if we are to achieve lasting security success in Afghanistan, it is imperative that we exert the maximum possible pressure on al-Qaeda and the Taliban on both sides of the border? Is it the Government's policy to continue the programme of bilateral counter-terrorism co-operation between the British Government and the Pakistan Government initiated by the...

Business of the House: European Affairs ( 3 Jun 2010)

John Stanley: Does my right hon. Friend agree that continuing peace and stability in the western Balkans cannot be taken for granted, and does he also agree that the constitutional changes necessary in Bosnia and Herzegovina are critically important to enable that country to progress its accession to the EU?

Business of the House: Cumbrian Shooting Incident ( 3 Jun 2010)

John Stanley: Will my right hon. Friend ensure that, should lessons need to be learned from this terrible tragedy about the adequate response times of armed rapid-reaction forces, they will be learned and implemented forthwith, not only in Cumbria but throughout the country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Gaza Flotilla ( 2 Jun 2010)

John Stanley: Is my right hon. Friend aware that those of us who were able to enter Gaza in the aftermath of the last Israeli incursion could only come to the conclusion that there had been a wholly disproportionate use of lethal force of very, very dubious legality? Does he agree that there has now been a repeat of precisely that? What will the British Government do to try to ensure that there is not the...

Adjournment (Whitsun): Foreign Affairs and Defence (26 May 2010)

John Stanley: It is a great pleasure to follow the maiden speech of the hon. Member for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi). She may be interested to learn that my first parliamentary campaign took place close to her constituency, in Newton. I am sure that the whole House will have noted the important point-this runs contrary to misplaced and prejudiced stereotypes-that she has been most warmly welcomed in...

Written Answers — Justice: EC Action: Children (29 Mar 2010)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Government are taking to ensure that the 1996 Hague Convention on the Protection of Children is ratified by all EU member states before 5 June 2010 in accordance with Council Decision 2008/431/EC of 5 June 2008; and if he will make a statement.

Rail Services (West Kent) (24 Mar 2010)

John Stanley: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. Is he aware that my constituents in west Kent have been sending me similar communications? Is he also aware that those of my constituents who use the Maidstone East line have in addition suffered the axing, from last December, of all services to crucial London stations, particularly Cannon Street, Charing Cross and London Bridge? Is he further...

Written Answers — Transport: Southeastern (15 Mar 2010)

John Stanley: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 99WH, on what date he expects to announce the outcome of his full review of Southeastern's timetable early in 2010.

Written Answers — Justice: Electoral Register (15 Mar 2010)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his estimate is of the public expenditure cost nationally and locally of implementing the Government's announcement in April 2008 that address information held on the Electoral Register must be reviewed, checked and matched against a national address database.

[Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Global Security (Non-Proliferation) ( 4 Mar 2010)

John Stanley: On a point of fact, I believe that I am correct and that the Minister may wish to review what he has said. There is a sub-strategic nuclear role for Trident. The Government's policy, given in the 1998 strategic defence review, is that "The credibility of deterrence also depends on retaining an option for a limited strike that would not automatically lead to a full scale nuclear exchange....

[Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Global Security (Non-Proliferation) ( 4 Mar 2010)

John Stanley: Having many more years ago than I like to recall co-authored a book at the Institute for Strategic Studies, as it then was, on the international arms trade, and having subsequently had an abiding and deep concern about non-proliferation issues, I am delighted that the House has found time at the end of this Parliament to debate the Foreign Affairs Committee report on non-proliferation. As...

[Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Global Security (Non-Proliferation) ( 4 Mar 2010)

John Stanley: No, I was not referring to that. Most of the cruise missile capability, as the hon. Gentleman will know, is well above the 500 km range, and I am talking about something below that. Also, I certainly would not want our Trident strategic capability to go, unless that was in circumstances in which strategic nuclear capabilities around the world were eliminated as well. If anyone should be...

Written Answers — Home Department: Members: Correspondence ( 1 Mar 2010)

John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letters sent to him on 10 November and 2 December 2009 by the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling on his constituent Mr. Ryan Baird and Mr Baird's family.

Report from the House of Commons Reform Committee on Rebuilding the House (22 Feb 2010)

John Stanley: I shall focus on just one section of the Committee's report-the section that is far and away the most important if we are to achieve rebuilding. It is about restoring the legislative authority of this House, which has been emasculated in three ways during the lifetime of this Government. The Committee's report partially addresses one way, but on the other two it is, sadly, totally silent. I...

Report from the House of Commons Reform Committee on Rebuilding the House (22 Feb 2010)

John Stanley: If the hon. Lady will allow me, I am going to make a little more progress. I am fundamentally opposed to and in disagreement with one of the principles listed in the Committee's report-principle 1(d), on page 83, which states: "We should recognise that the Government is entitled to a guarantee of having its own business, and in particular Ministerial legislation, considered at a time of its...


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