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Results 461–480 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

Prayers: Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill (11 Sep 2015)

Paul Flynn: I will do nothing of the sort. I think it is an act of deception by doctors and the Church. They are allowing one doctor to make the decision and administer the lethal dose without any of the protections in the Bill. I have been to Oregon and discussed their law with them, and I believe we should follow their experience carefully. All the fears expressed in the House were expressed in Oregon...

Prayers: Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill (11 Sep 2015)

Paul Flynn: After experience of the Act, it went from that narrow majority to an overwhelming majority, and so it has remained since 1997. We need to listen to our constituents. I want to read a letter sent to me by a constituent who asked me to read it to the House. I am going to find it difficult to read, but it is an example of the result of our lack of boldness in bringing in a Bill such as the one...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Parliamentary Questions (8 Sep 2015)

Paul Flynn: What steps his Department is taking to ensure the (a) timeliness and (b) accuracy and quality of the content of answers to parliamentary questions by his Department.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Parliamentary Questions (8 Sep 2015)

Paul Flynn: It took three questions to get answers that would have been adequately given in one word: “None.” The first question was, “How many prisons in Britain are free of illegal drug use?” The answer was that 81 were free for one month. The second question was, “How many were free for a year?” The answer was that one was free for a year—Blantyre House had not reported any drug use for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Syria: Refugees and Counter-terrorism (7 Sep 2015)

Paul Flynn: Does the Prime Minister agree that there are great advantages to both local communities and refugees if they are located evenly and proportionately throughout the kingdom? Does he know that in the fine city of Newport, we successfully host 459 asylum seekers and Cardiff has more than 900, but the constituency of the Chancellor has only two, the Home Secretary has only five and the Prime...

Business of the House (16 Jul 2015)

Paul Flynn: It was an act of cowardice by the Government to deny this House a democratic vote on fox hunting, just because the nasty, blood sports party has become too nasty even for many of its own MPs. When can we express the settled view of the country and of MPs that the tormenting and killing of defenceless animals for fun is not acceptable?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Iran: Nuclear Deal (15 Jul 2015)

Paul Flynn: The Foreign Secretary will go to Tel Aviv and Washington with a wide spectrum of support from the House and the country. It is right that we seize this rare opportunity of allowing modern elements, both secular and religious, to take charge. The agreement is a great triumph, which enables us to envisage the development of a future involving the achievement of peace in the middle east. It is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (15 Jul 2015)

Paul Flynn: Cardiff has 600, Newport has 400, Rochdale has 700—yet the constituencies of the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Home Secretary have a grand total of only three. Is this a fair and efficient way to locate asylum seekers?

Isil: Helmand Province (13 Jul 2015)

Paul Flynn: If he will establish an inquiry into UK armed forces operations in Helmand province in 2006.

Isil: Helmand Province (13 Jul 2015)

Paul Flynn: Five of our brave British soldiers lost their lives in the first five years of the Afghan war. An additional 448 lost their lives following the decision to invade Helmand with impossibilist aims and a hope that not a shot would be fired. Do not the loved ones of the fallen, and the House, deserve to know the truth of what was a major blunder, certainly before we contemplate sending more...

Britain and International Security (2 Jul 2015)

Paul Flynn: Does the Secretary of State accept that those terrible events are part of a deliberate ploy by ISIS to change what is a regional conflict between Sunnis and Shi’as, and between nations in the middle east, into a world conflict between what they see as the Christian west and the Muslim east? Would it not be a terrible mistake to react to that provocation by having mission creep that would...

Business of the House: English Votes on English Laws (2 Jul 2015)

Paul Flynn: Why does the House of Lords remain unreformed—a model of democratic perfection, where it is still possible, with the connivance of all three main parties, to buy places—while we stagger and stumble with ad hoc steps, now EVEL, that will lead to the certain break-up of the United Kingdom? Why do the Government not work with all parties and have a constitutional convention to work out a...

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — English Votes for English Laws and North Wales (1 Jul 2015)

Paul Flynn: Will the hon. Lady give way?

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — English Votes for English Laws and North Wales (1 Jul 2015)

Paul Flynn: Devolution as given by the English nationalist party is a grudged gift. The party has never been enthusiastic for it at all, but we see it doling out little bits of power here and there, as long as doing so can solve immediate problems. Now there is a crisis, because the terrifying experience for the English nationalist party of the Scottish referendum induced panic. It went along with a vow...

Business of the House (18 Jun 2015)

Paul Flynn: Before we embark on the essential inquiry into the terrible mistake of sending troops into Helmand in 2006 in the vain hope that not a shot would be fired, could we debate the need to replace the cumbersome Chilcot arrangement with the form of parliamentary inquiry commended by a Select Committee in 2009, which would ensure that truth was speedily delivered, not endlessly delayed?

New Nuclear Power (17 Jun 2015)

Paul Flynn: I would have been grateful if the hon. Lady had left behind her civil service brief, which is the conventional one we know, with much repeated claims. Is it true that the Chinese company is threatening to withdraw its investment unless it has a stake in building Sizewell, Bradwell and Wylfa Newydd? That would mean that the new jobs in nuclear were jobs in China and France, not here, because...

New Nuclear Power (17 Jun 2015)

Paul Flynn: Will the hon. Lady give way?

New Nuclear Power (17 Jun 2015)

Paul Flynn: This is utter nonsense. The person decommissioning at Sellafield is an American company. We do not have any expertise. Will the Minister give us some idea, looking at the historical cost, of what the cost of cleaning up Sellafield will be? It is already admitted to be £53 billion; it is uninsurable, so the taxpayer has to take the risk; and it will probably cost more than £100 billion,...

New Nuclear Power (17 Jun 2015)

Paul Flynn: The hon. Lady has been very generous to me. I think that she is probably too young to remember the Flowers report in 1968, which said that the nuclear industry in Britain was being irresponsible, because it did not have an answer on waste disposal, and it should not continue. That was 1968. The solution then was to dig a hole and put the nuclear waste in it. In 2015, the British answer is to...

New Nuclear Power (17 Jun 2015)

Paul Flynn: What is it, then?

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