Results 1–20 of 30 for stephen mcpartland speeches in the 'Commons debates'

Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill [Lords] (11 Mar 2019)

Lucy Frazer: ...swiftly and with some consensus. I thank the hon. Member for Ashfield (Gloria De Piero) for her helpful comments. My right hon. Friend the Member for Basingstoke (Mrs Miller), in her powerful speech, drew attention not only to the cross-Governmental approach to addressing FGM, but to the presence of so many Departments on the Treasury Bench during this debate. I thank Ministers from the...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review (21 Feb 2018)

Kirsty Blackman: I think that I was as surprised as you were, Madam Deputy Speaker, by the brevity of the speech by the hon. Member for Stevenage (Stephen McPartland). I very much appreciate it—it is great. I was willing the hon. Member for Croydon South (Chris Philp) to keep going for an extra 30 seconds to hit the half-hour mark. He was close, but did not quite get there. I want to talk specifically...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Equality impact analyses of certain provisions of this Act (21 Feb 2018)

Stephen McPartland: It is a great pleasure to be called in this debate and to follow such wonderful speeches from my colleagues. I understand that the Treasury publishes the distributional analysis of the cumulative impact of the Government’s tax, welfare and public services. I have never been shy about voting with the Opposition if I believe that they are right, but I do not believe they are right in this...

Members Sworn (15 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: ...until about 11.30 am, to return at 12 noon until 1.30 pm, and then, if required, to be here from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. If required, we will sit for swearing in at 2 pm on the day of the Queen’s Speech. Will Members wishing to take their seats please come to the Table? The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by law: Right...

Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parents’ Income) (19 Apr 2017)

David Burrowes: .... If you will indulge me, Mr Speaker, let me make a bid for this issue to be in the Conservative manifesto, and let me make an early and most public bid for its inclusion in the next Queen’s speech. Either way, I look forward to the return of a Conservative Government who will deliver social justice with an improved and fairer child maintenance system for all. Question put and agreed to....

Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill (25 Nov 2016)

David Tredinnick: I say to my hon. Friend the Member for South East Cornwall that I hope I will satisfy her concerns during my speech. In response to my hon. Friend the Member for Calder Valley, I will explain shortly why the Bill is a necessary adjunct. It makes provision for reductions in charges without the need for the current requirement of 21 days’ notice. My hon. Friend the Member for South East...

Investigatory Powers Bill: Persons who may apply for issue of warrant (7 Jun 2016)

Robert Buckland: ...that we are supposed to defend, and doing our duty to protect our citizens. I shall deal as best I can with the amendments in turn. I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Stevenage (Stephen McPartland), who spoke to the issue of the request filter. That is a filter that will be maintained by the Secretary of State. It does not hold data of itself; it is a safeguard. It is there to...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (23 Feb 2016)

David Burrowes: ...in poverty. Similarly, the previous Government’s focus was on income-related measures, but they were not in themselves going to transform child poverty. The issue could be used, as it was in the speech by the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman), to parade the child poverty credentials of the previous Labour Government. We could spend our time—we have not got much...

Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: The Economy (18 Nov 2015)

Seema Malhotra: I acknowledge all the speeches made during our debate on the Government’s record on the economy. Among Conservative Members, the hon. Members for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk), for Eastleigh (Mims Davies), for Fareham (Suella Fernandes) and for Dudley South (Mike Wood) all have more than 3,000 families in their constituencies currently receiving working tax credit who will not have been reassured...

Backbench Business: Tax Credits (29 Oct 2015)

Neil Gray: It is not normally my business to welcome Conservative contributions in the House, but I have to acknowledge and welcome the contributions from the hon. Members for Stevenage (Stephen McPartland), for Aberconwy (Guto Bebb) and for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish). It goes without saying that SNP Members agreed with almost everything they said. They were brave and very welcome...

Isil: Parks and Playing Fields in Public Ownership (Protection from Sale) (13 Jul 2015)

Tom Pursglove: ...field is well used by the school at breaks and lunchtimes, as well as for games lessons. It is also well used by local community sports clubs. I know that because, as I explained in my maiden speech, only two or three years ago my bowling was dispatched to all parts of the ground by an arguably very lucky batsman. Not only would local school children be adversely affected by this, but...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: National Health Service (21 Jan 2015)

Alison McGovern: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Stevenage (Stephen McPartland). I listened carefully to his speech. He has very good taste in one respect—the football team that he supports. Although he praised the NHS staff—of course, the NHS staff I represent and speak to work incredibly hard; I pay tribute to them—in almost everything else he said, he could not recognise the glaring...

Women and the Cost of Living (19 Nov 2013)

Stephen McPartland: ...to contribute to the debate, and a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Tom Blenkinsop). He and I will have been the only two males who have made formal speeches in a debate on women and the cost of living, and I think Parliament should celebrate that. Following every election there is an increase in the number of female Members of Parliament, and...

Coroners and Justice (Amendment): Clause 27 — Changes to existing limits (9 Oct 2013)

Stephen McPartland: ...is that, for the first time in many years, we have had the opportunity to discuss lobbying on the Floor of the House and to debate whether it has any impact. I said personally in my previous speeches that I do not think lobbying is particularly effective one way or another, but the important point is that this is a step at least in the right direction, as there will be a register of...

Coroners and Justice (Amendment): Clause 26 — Meaning of “controlled expenditure” (9 Oct 2013)

Tom Brake: I have noted the hon. Gentleman’s point. The Opposition spokesman said that he would support amendment 101. Personally, I think that it should be put into room 101. The hon. Member for Stevenage (Stephen McPartland) supported what the Government are doing, which I welcome. He said that he would not support the loss of freedom of speech and nor would I or anybody else on the Front Bench....

Medical Innovation (No. 2): Clause 36 — Duty to Provide Membership Audit Certificate (11 Sep 2013)

Stephen McPartland: It is a real pleasure to follow the impassioned speech of the hon. Member for Bolton South East (Yasmin Qureshi), although I must point out that no one has a monopoly on caring about working people. I shall to confine my remarks to clause 36. I have discovered over the past three days that I am probably one of the most optimistic Members of the House, because I believe that the purposes of...

Access to Mental Health Services: Clause 26 — Meaning of “controlled expenditure” (10 Sep 2013)

Stephen McPartland: ...we are undertaking be subject to controlled expenditure, as the law currently states?” Like my right hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis), I am a huge supporter of free speech, and would not do anything that would affect it. I should be very disappointed if any measure in the Bill led to problems in that regard. The Chairman of the Political and Constitutional...

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill (3 Sep 2013)

Jon Trickett: ...-Bench contributions. I cannot refer to them all but, needless to say, there were powerful contributions from all parts of the House. Eighteen or 19 Opposition Back Benchers made the most powerful speeches in which a wide variety of concerns were articulated—concerns about the voluntary sector, trade unions and the way in which lobbying will effectively be left unregulated if the Bill...

Accident and Emergency Waiting Times (5 Jun 2013)

Anna Soubry: ...remove barriers to integrated care. At every step of the way we are putting local doctors and nurses in charge and designing care around the patient. I shall deal briefly with some of the very good speeches that were made on both sides of the House. We heard first from two former Secretaries of State for Health, the right hon. Member for Holborn and St Pancras (Frank Dobson) and my right...

Public Service Pensions Bill: Schedule 1 — Persons in public service: definitions (22 Apr 2013)

Stephen McPartland: ...year or two, just so that party political points can be scored. Unfortunately, I will not be able to support the amendment, but I urge the Minister to provide us with more detail in his winding-up speech about how he will encourage the MOD to sit down with the unions and ensure that the pension age will not rise above 65, and that any decision on the pension age will be about 65 and downwards.


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