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Results 281–300 of 5000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Paul Flynn

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

Paul Flynn: Does my hon. Friend agree that the result of a referendum that asked the question, “Do you want to pay more or less tax?”, would be so predictable that it would not be worth having the referendum?

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

Paul Flynn: Up to a point.

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

Paul Flynn: Does the hon. Gentleman think that the evidence of the momentum of Welsh opinion is enough for us to forgo the joys of another referendum? Only 11% were in favour of Welsh devolution in 1979, but 64% were in 2011. Is that not evidence enough that the public will certainly favour the development and growth of the Welsh Assembly’s powers?

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

Paul Flynn: The Bill contains welcome new powers for the Assembly on energy projects, but they are limited to projects that are smaller than 350 MW, and there are very few of those. Why can the powers not be extended to much larger projects?

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

Paul Flynn: I am greatly enjoying the right hon. Gentleman’s speech, but has his enthusiasm for referendums been diluted by recent experience, particularly the alternative vote referendum and the current referendum, which is a choice between whose lies people believe? Finally, was his faith in public opinion shaken by the large number of people who voted to name a boat “Boaty McBoatface”?

Business of the House (9 Jun 2016)

Paul Flynn: I refer to early-day motion 155. [That this House congratulates the BBC for a vivid and restrained account of the suffering of the loved ones of the British soldier Tom Keys who was killed in the Iraq War caused, in his father's opinion, by the lie of the threat from non-existent weapons of mass destruction; looks forward to the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry Report, but is concerned that...

International Syria Support Group: Airdrops (9 Jun 2016)

Paul Flynn: The Opposition are right to raise the nightmare of the humanitarian consequences of this situation, but are not the Government absolutely right to proceed with the greatest caution in a situation with wholly unpredictable consequences, and particularly to reject the facile solutions of military interventions, even when they are put forward by a past Prime Minister with a record of shooting...

Removal of Foreign National Offenders and EU Prisoners (6 Jun 2016)

Paul Flynn: My constituents’ pride in giving hospitality to and assimilating newcomers for the past 150 years was put under strain last year, when a foreign national offender who was deemed too dangerous to be located in London—his home—was placed in my constituency, where he committed crimes for which he is serving a four-year sentence. Would it not be far better for public acceptance of migrants...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (6 Jun 2016)

Paul Flynn: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (6 Jun 2016)

Paul Flynn: The number of civil service jobs has been cut in most parts of the country, but the proportion of such jobs in London has increased by 16% since 2010. Why condemn people to live in overcrowded London, with its grossly polluted air and sky-high house prices, when they could live in the broad green acres of Wales where the air is sweet and the house prices are genuinely affordable?

Steel Industry (26 May 2016)

Paul Flynn: I declare a financial interest for the 30 years I worked in the steel industry and the pension I receive, although it is meagre compared to the amount I will be entitled to next year for 30 years in this House. Should we not recall that steelworkers have served the nation well in an industry that is usually dirty, usually dangerous and always skilled? It is right that we look at the...

Business of the House (26 May 2016)

Paul Flynn: Two years ago the two Newport Members of Parliament, the local trade union and the workforce said with one voice that privatising the then profitable shared services in the town would be a terrible mistake. Last week the National Audit Office announced that privatising those services and handing them over to the failing French company Steria has cost the country £504 million. When can we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Steel Industry (25 May 2016)

Paul Flynn: Is the right hon. Gentleman inspired by the minor miracle that has taken place in Newport, where Mr Sanjeev Gupta and his enterprising workforce have brought the dead Alphasteel company back to productive life? Is not this spirit of entrepreneurship, co-operation among the workforce, hope and confidence the way to stage a renaissance of the entire British steel industry?

Child Refugee Resettlement (10 May 2016)

Paul Flynn: The poorest areas in this country, whose services are already overburdened, take a grotesquely disproportionately high number of asylum seekers, while rich areas, including the constituencies of the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Home Secretary, take none. What are we going to do to improve public acceptability so that more children can be brought into places of refuge and to ensure...

Business of the House (28 Apr 2016)

Paul Flynn: A former Minister, who spoke from the Dispatch Box less than a year ago, is now employed by industry in China—presumably using his insider knowledge—whose firms are in competition with British firms. Some 70% of former senior civil servants who worked on income tax are now working in the tax avoidance industry. When can we debate the need to euthanise the Advisory Committee on Business...

Trade Union Bill (Discussions) (28 Apr 2016)

Paul Flynn: The hon. Member for Harwich and North Essex (Mr Jenkin) who asked this urgent question speaks passionately on behalf of his own union, which is the general and municipal union of Brexit bigots. [Hon. Members: “Order!”] It is extraordinary that he asked for the adviser on ministerial interests to be woken from his slumber—that adviser has been virtually unemployed since he was appointed,...

Trade Union Bill (Discussions) (28 Apr 2016)

Paul Flynn: But he hasn’t answered the question.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Drones (Safety Risks) (28 Apr 2016)

Paul Flynn: What recent assessment he has made of potential safety risks posed by drones to civil aviation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Drones (Safety Risks) (28 Apr 2016)

Paul Flynn: Should not the Government heed the warning of Heathrow and, instead of taking their rather complacent position, realise not only the potential for catastrophes as a result of vandals or careless people using drones, but the dreadful possibility of terrorists using drones against stores of flammable material or nuclear power stations? Already, drones are being used to take mobile phones and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Grant Agreements (27 Apr 2016)

Paul Flynn: What assessment he has made of the compatibility of the proposed anti-lobbying clause in Government funding agreements with the terms of the Government’s compact with civil society organisations relating to campaigning.


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