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Results 381–400 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

Vauxhall Bus Station (6 Jan 2016)

Paul Flynn: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Is it in order for the Minister to call in aid members of the royal family? I understood that it was forbidden under our house rules.

Vauxhall Bus Station (6 Jan 2016)

Paul Flynn: Does my hon. Friend acknowledge that the current bus station is a splendid example of what is rarely achieved in urban planning—an integrated transport system where the buses are above the trains? It is also a fine iconic building.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Climate Change Agreement (14 Dec 2015)

Paul Flynn: Will the right hon. Lady bridge her rhetoric to reality by announcing investment in the Swansea, Cardiff and Newport tidal barrages scheme, which will exploit for the first time ever the neglected immense power of the tides, which are entirely predictable and, when linked to power schemes in the valleys, are entirely demand-responsive? Tidal power is green, non-carbon and eternal.

M6: Topical Questions (10 Dec 2015)

Paul Flynn: The committee on the medical effects of air pollution estimates that 60,000 deaths a year occur in Britain because of the effects of air pollution. That is 20 times the number killed in all road traffic accidents. The Government state that they will not achieve their legal limit on oxides of nitrogen pollutants until 2030. Is this not a disgraceful situation? What will the Government do to...

Business of the House: ISIL in Syria (2 Dec 2015)

Paul Flynn: We are fighting and losing the wrong war. This is a war of hearts and minds that can never be won with bombs and bullets. The situation is truly terrifying, and we underestimate it if we imagine that it is confined to a couple of countries. People who have been brought up in this country, gone to our schools and absorbed our culture and values find themselves seduced by the message of Daesh....

Business of the House: ISIL in Syria (2 Dec 2015)

Paul Flynn: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Sugary Drinks Tax — [Mr Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (30 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: Wrestling?

Sugary Drinks Tax — [Mr Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (30 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: It is a great pleasure to speak in this debate and to follow the two marvellous opening speeches. It is a shame that the right hon. Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Mark Field) has now gone after intervening so often—I think he intervened seven times—and then complaining that there was no debate. Now he has deserted us to spend more time with his prejudices. This is a debate...

Sugary Drinks Tax — [Mr Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (30 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: We have had a—[Interruption.] Exactly, and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea West (Geraint Davies) for saying so. I respect my hon. Friend. We had a little exchange in Welsh about who made the remark in question. I find the story most unlikely, and I would like to check on it. The Conservative Government have abused their position repeatedly to attack the achievements of the...

Sugary Drinks Tax — [Mr Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (30 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: Yes, Sir. Thank you, Mr Chairman. I was unfortunately—inadvertently—diverted from the point involved, but I shall return to it.

Sugary Drinks Tax — [Mr Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (30 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: I did see the programme; it was the Welsh segment of the “Politics Show”. That is why I find the account-giving of the view in Wales to be not plausible—Mark Drakeford is a splendid Health Minister. Last year, a Daily Mail investigation revealed that the food industry lobby had been given unprecedented access to the Government. The Prime Minister hosted Coca-Cola, Mars, Nestlé,...

Sugary Drinks Tax — [Mr Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (30 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: I will, but I am taking rather a long time.

Sugary Drinks Tax — [Mr Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (30 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: I am sure that there was a great outcry from the municipal and general torturers union in the South American countries when those countries were taken over by democratic states and the crafts of back-breaking and the pulling-out of fingernails were no longer in demand and people lost their jobs. But there was a benefit involved, and we cannot give this excuse about people being in employment.

Sugary Drinks Tax — [Mr Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (30 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: I will not give way again; I am taking up other people’s time. We cannot use the excuse of jobs at all costs. Of course jobs are important, but keeping them is not justified when we see the result of such action on the health of the nation. It is fascinating to look at Government bodies because we recently found that the World Health Organisation is in trouble because so many members of its...

Sugary Drinks Tax — [Mr Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (30 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: I will give way, but for the last time.

Sugary Drinks Tax — [Mr Fabian Hamilton in the Chair] (30 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: The hon. Gentleman has not been here long. I have been here for 28 years, and I think he will find that the previous Labour Government would not say that they enjoyed my entire approval for the entire time. I can assure him that I am critical of all Governments. They all have their imperfections, but none quite as many as the present one. If we look at the Scientific Advisory Committee on...

Women and Equalities: Syria (26 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: The Prime Minister was commended, rightly, for not lashing out militarily after the provocation of the atrocities of Tunisia, but he is wrong now to ignore the real threat—the ISIL plan—which is to escalate a regional war into a world war between Christians and Muslims. Would not our action now repeat what we did in 2003, when we deepened the divide between Muslims and Christians, which...

[Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] — Clean Energy Investment (25 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: Will the Minister give way?

[Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] — Clean Energy Investment (25 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: Will the Minister give way?

[Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] — Clean Energy Investment (25 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: My speech was made by the splendid hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Liz Saville Roberts), and very much not by the hon. Member for Warrington South (David Mowat), who represents nuclear power in this Parliament. The pied piper of nuclear power has managed to bewitch many people in this country, but the facts are devastating. We are planning to build a European pressurised reactor, but...


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