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Results 401–420 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

Backbench Business: Council of Europe (16 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: Will the Minister give way?

Backbench Business: Council of Europe (16 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: When there was a vacancy for the leader of the Labour delegation some years ago—the leader of the majority party’s delegation is the leader of the entire delegation—a vote was held between Lord Prescott and Chris McCafferty. Will the Minister explain to the House how the hon. Member for North Thanet (Sir Roger Gale) was chosen as the leader-designate not only of the Conservative...

Backbench Business: Council of Europe (16 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Backbench Business: Council of Europe (16 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: It is straining the ecumenical character of this Chamber to the limit that I am today supporting the right hon. Member for North Shropshire (Mr Paterson). In the 20 years that he has been here and the 28 years that I have been here, I think this is the first occasion when we have been in agreement on a subject. He is right. What is at stake here is the continuing reform of Parliament and the...

Backbench Business: Council of Europe (16 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: I accept your judgment, of course, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is just that this appointment is of such importance. Our role at the Council of Europe has been an honourable one over its long history, the reputation of the British Members has always been high and we have often set a fine example to other countries. The Council of Europe has been very influential. When the former communist...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Paris Terrorist Attacks (16 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: How does the Home Secretary respond to the claim made by President Putin that Daesh is funded by 40 countries, including members of the G20? Do not the Government and the Opposition deserve the nation’s congratulations on their restrained, measured response to these terrible events? Do the Government now fully embrace the notion that hearts and minds can never be won over by bombs and bullets?

Points of Order (9 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. May I raise a point of order that affects the rights of Back Benchers? On Friday, there were debates on two Bills. The first debate occupied three and a half hours. While every syllable in those speeches was, of course, in order, otherwise they would not have been allowed, some of the comments were peripheral to the subject and all the speeches would have been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Police Funding Formula (9 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: Taking £12.8 million from the Gwent police would not be a cut; it would be an act of butchery that would grievously damage the fine work of the Gwent force, which has recently seen an increase in violent crime in the area. I think we all admire the breathtaking chutzpah of the Minister, who seeks to shift the blame to the previous Government and my right hon. Friend the Member for Delyn (Mr...

Off-patent Drugs Bill (6 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: rose—

Off-patent Drugs Bill (6 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: I have long known the right hon. Gentleman and greatly respect him, but today the House has spoken on this with one voice, from both sides, with expert opinion and personal opinion. Only one voice has been silent in this debate, and that is the voice of the industry, the ABPI, which has an interest in its profits. Is its plea to keep its profits intact the only reason he is making this...

Off-patent Drugs Bill (6 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: The right hon. Gentleman prays in aid the MHRA, which is entirely funded by the pharmaceutical industry. Why does he not confess that he has taken this cruel and unfair stand of following what the industry has told him to maximise its profits and put patients last?

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc.) Bill (6 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: There is a current example of grotesque jobbery in the appointment by the Prime Minister of the Conservative Members of the Council of Europe, and three splendid Members, including the hon. Member for Christchurch (Mr Chope), have been—

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc.) Bill (6 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc.) Bill (6 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: There are 5,000 leading charities in Britain, and there is great concern about the activities of some of them. The majority do a great deal of good, but we know of the abuses carried out by “chuggers”—which constitute robbery as far as donors are concerned—and the use of call centres to plague elderly, vulnerable people. There is a need not for wholesale deregulation, but for new...

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc.) Bill (6 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: The hon. Lady has twice mentioned the need for charities to be free from regulation and Government involvement. Will she study the recent history of Kids Company, which has been accused of many abuses, and certainly a great waste of public money, as a result of lax regulation and the permissive attitude of the Conservative party and the Prime Minister?

Business of the House (5 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: May we debate prime ministerial hubris, which is a disease that afflicts all Prime Ministers when the war drums start to beat? The symptoms include strutting like Napoleon and talking in the language of Churchill. It makes Prime Ministers susceptible to the “Give War a Chance” party. It also has an effect on Prime Ministers because writing their own bloody page in history often unhinges...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Policing (4 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: The wisdom and strength of the Opposition resolution was proved by a novel decision by Leicestershire police, which recently decided to experiment by investigating only those burglaries that took place in houses with odd numbers. If the house had an even number, the burglary was not investigated. The news was welcomed with gratitude by the Leicestershire branch of the burglars and footpads...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Policing (4 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend, and I am far from being anti-police. I have known every police chief constable in my area since 1972—43 years—and they were all men and women of integrity who achieved great things in that police force. It is a fine force, and has been all that time. I was brought up to believe that all policemen were like “Dixon of Dock Green”, and that is why...

Points of Order (4 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: rose—

Points of Order (4 Nov 2015)

Paul Flynn: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Yesterday, you ruled that you would seek consultation on the Prime Minister’s decision to take three long-serving, active and effective Conservative members off our delegation to the Council of Europe. Those members have now been removed—against their will, as I understand it—from the delegation. You said that you would consult on this and on their...


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