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Finance (No. 3) Bill (12 Nov 2018)

Vincent Cable: ...because of the Brexit exercise. I suspect that quite a lot of Members thought that the Finance Bill would be some light relief from the Brexit debate, but unfortunately it hangs over everything. It is the elephant in the room and it explains the economic problems that we face. There was an interesting debate between Conservative Members that, because of the adversarial way we discuss...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Darren Jones: ...spiral. They are borrowing more than £1 trillion—50% more than when Labour was in government—without having achieved any significant sustainable economic growth off the back of it. That takes me to the next elephant in the room, which is Brexit. Never has a modern British Government implemented a strategy that has proactively sought to make us poorer and less powerful. The...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: Writing earlier this week in the Welsh edition of The Sunday Times, I labelled yesterday’s fiscal event a “fantasy Budget”. That is because, of course, it did not mention the big elephant in the room, which is Brexit. If the withdrawal agreement does not make it through the House of Commons—that is working on the assumption that there will be a withdrawal agreement...

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (30 Oct 2018)

Jeff Smith: ...only in terms of positive role models, but to prevent an “us and them” barrier between patient and professional. It is effective and leads to a reduction in readmissions. Finally, funding—the elephant in the room, as always. The five year forward view came with a headline commitment of over £1 billion invested each year in mental health by 2021. This has undoubtedly...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill (24 Oct 2018)

Gavin Newlands: ...is a central reason why it has proven so difficult to restore the devolved institutions in Northern Ireland. There are many reasons why the Executive and the Assembly collapsed, but it is Brexit, the elephant in the room, that is prolonging the concerning political vacuum. I remind colleagues across the House that March is quickly approaching and we still have no confirmation of plans to...

Life Sciences Industrial Strategy (Science and Technology Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (23 Oct 2018)

Lord Bilimoria: ...the importance of entrepreneurship. We have a centre for entrepreneurship at the Judge Business School, now, I am proud to say, one of the highest-rated business schools in the world. Professor Chris Lowe said: “if you are going to generate a lot of new ideas which will eventually feed through to a large multinational industry, you need the entrepreneurs to set that up and get it...

Brexit: Dispute Resolution and Enforcement (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2018)

Baroness Ludford: ...and institutions. During the debate, we have noted various features common to Brexit negotiations as a whole that pop up in this area. I should just like to enumerate them. The first—the big elephant in the room—is, of course, the red line against the jurisdiction of the ECJ. It has bedevilled the whole of the negotiations, but particularly in this area, where its impact is...

Local Government Reform: Greater London — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (17 Oct 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: ...should take place as well as the criteria and the objectives that we are trying to achieve. Central to that must be the notion of equality and fairness across this great city. To that end, I think we ought to address the elephant in the room that no one has yet talked about: the City of London Corporation, which operates almost like a reverse-Bantustan in the City and commands a great and...

Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement (10 Sep 2018)

Jenny Chapman: ...repeal and amend before its main powers come into force, or the Government trying to railroad Parliament with a raft of widely drawn Henry VIII powers at the final hour. I was going to say that there is an elephant in the room, but many Members have pointed out that there will be no withdrawal and implementation Bill if there is no withdrawal agreement to implement. It should not be in...

Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (4 Sep 2018)

Lord Browne of Ladyton: ...undermine their preferred Brexit policy. It is also instructive that the Minister, in his opening remarks, completely ignored all these amendments. He referred to amendments in a generic sense but made no particular reference. We talk about ignoring the elephant in the room, but there is a massive elephant in this Bill. It significantly changes both the Bill and the Government’s...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2018-19 (4 Sep 2018)

Jamie Greene: ...were no ideas. How on earth does the Scottish Government think that it will eliminate petrol and diesel cars by just introducing 1,500 charging ports to meet the needs of 6 million people? Will that really generate the modal shift that we need? The big elephant in the room, which I want to touch on, is this: the First Minister announced £7 billion of additional spend. If I stood up in...

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legislation (24 Jul 2018)

Keir Starmer: ...of legislative provisions will be carried out through delegated legislation. I hope that that is not true, and I look to the Secretary of State for reassurance that that is not the implication of paragraph 75. Then there is the elephant in the room: if there is no deal, there is nothing to implement. Can the Secretary of State tell us what is the legislative plan, to be in place by March...

Office for Budget Responsibility — [James Gray in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Anneliese Dodds: ...(John McDonnell) has commented, the only numbers in the Conservative manifesto that we have been able to see are the page numbers. We have seen nothing about how different approaches to spending would be carried out. We have seen a similar approach continuing in Government. The huge elephant in the room in this discussion concerns plans for NHS spending. A commitment has been made to a...

Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2018)

Mike Gapes: ...EU. That in turn makes it difficult to convince the western Balkan six that it is worth their while implementing the kind of reforms that EU membership requires, which is creating further uncertainty and instability. There is also a big elephant in the room: there is evidence that the malign influence of Russia is exploiting the situation. In a week in which a UK citizen was murdered as a...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Gavin Newlands: ...on this issue of crucial importance to Northern Ireland just proves that they do not care enough about devolution in any part of the UK. As we debate this budget, it is hard not to notice the elephant in room: the £1.5 billion survival money the Tories have given to Northern Ireland—care of the DUP—to keep the Prime Minister in 10 Downing Street. Given the current state of...

The NHS - Motion to Take Note (5 Jul 2018)

Lord Bird: .... Until we get rid of poverty capitalism, we are not really going anywhere, and we will be talking about more and more needs for the National Health Service. The National Health Service will become even bigger unless we tackle the elephant in the room, which is poverty.

Treasury Spending: Grants to Devolved Institutions (3 Jul 2018)

Patrick Grady: ...through, authorising billions of pounds-worth of expenditure without any real scrutiny whatsoever. I cannot finish without talking about the other consequence for devolved institutions. It is the elephant in the room, the canary in the coal mine, or whatever metaphor we please: the dodgy deal, the grubby agreement, the confidence and supply arrangement that has propped up this weak...

UK-Israel Trade — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Andrew Slaughter: ...being given a few minutes of the debate, and I apologise to the Minister if I am not here when he comes to reply. For that reason I will be brief and will make just three points that relate to the elephant in the room: relations with the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I wondered until the interventions whether we would hear anything about that from the hon. Member for Bolton West...

Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2018)

Bob Neill: ...an overview, so I will come on to legal aid and access to justice issues. I will deal with the prisons and probation part of the budget first, because it is the largest element and therefore the elephant in the room in financial terms. There have been efforts to deal with this. The Ministry succeeded in getting the funding for 2,500 extra prison officers. That is admirable. It is worth...


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