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Results 21–40 of 1000 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 Goodman

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Violent Extremism (Prevention) (21 Apr 2009)

Paul Goodman: As the Secretary of State has answered this question herself, may I first say to her that we believe she had no alternative to the course that she took in suspending relations with the Muslim Council of Britain? Let me now return to the question. The House will have noted that, for the second time, the Secretary of State was unable to give my hon. Friend the Member for Monmouth (David T.C....

Business of the House (7 May 2009)

Paul Goodman: My hon. Friend the Member for Banbury (Tony Baldry) has done great work in his constituency by helping to set up a job club, and other Members of this House are looking at establishing similar initiatives. Will there be an opportunity in the reasonably near future for a debate on unemployment and employment, so that hon. Members can consider practical ways to help their constituents during...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Equality Bill (11 May 2009)

Paul Goodman: The right hon. Lady refers to the briefings that she had received, which gives me a chance to raise the matter that my right hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May) did not have time for me to raise. The briefing from the Roman Catholic Bishops conference states: "The Bill creates competing rights with no indication of how problems should be resolved." I assume this is a reference...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Parliamentary Standards Authority (20 May 2009)

Paul Goodman: Just to round off, Members of Parliament are either elected representatives, who are free to work outside this place, or professional politicians, who are not, and are therefore entirely dependent on the taxpayer as members of a political class, separate and distinct from those who elect them. What is the Government's view?

Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [ Lords] (1 Jun 2009)

Paul Goodman: My right hon. Friend the Member for Suffolk, Coastal (Mr. Gummer) has just made a brief speech combining deep local feeling with an expert reading of aspects of the Bill. His speech was entirely appropriate because we have had an expert, well-informed and wide-ranging debate since 3.30 pm, as no statement preceded it. I have been in the Chamber since then, so I have heard all the speeches...

[Mr. Martin Caton in the Chair] — Middle East (24 Jun 2009)

Paul Goodman: I shall be extremely brief, Mr. Caton. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for West Suffolk (Mr. Spring) on obtaining this extremely important debate. He concentrated necessarily on Syria and Britain's strategic interests abroad. He also touched on Britain's security interests at home, and it is that point that I would like briefly to amplify. It is undeniable that the main threat to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pakistan and Kenya (7 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: I represent some 9,000 voters of Pakistani and Kashmiri origin, and many of them have made clear to me their horror at the murder of Benazir Bhutto. As the Foreign Secretary knows, nearly every serious al-Qaeda plot since 7/7 in Britain has had some connection with Pakistan, so what monitoring arrangements do his Department and the Government have in place to measure the effect of incidents...

Police Pay (9 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: On pay, does my hon. Friend agree that the Thames valley force has a particular retention problem, and that the Government would be well advised to review the rate at which the south-east allowance is paid?

Business of the House (10 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: Further to the question from my right hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May) about the placing of documents relating to the Prime Minister's "preventing violent extremism" programme in the Library, the Leader of the House should know that the Prime Minister made a commitment to put the relevant documents in the Library as long ago as 14 November, and on 21 November the Secretary...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Violent Extremism (15 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: The preventing violent extremism programme is clearly important, and I have seen some of the good work myself, including the work in Dudley to which the Secretary of State referred. However, she really must clear up the point that was raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Monmouth (David T.C. Davies). In November, the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the hon....

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Warley (Mr. Spellar) on the part that he has played in ensuring that this topical debate could take place today. I should also like to say that the Minister's opening speech struck exactly the right note. Parts of it—the ending, in particular—were extremely moving. I have a personal interest in this debate, in a way, in that my family background...

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: The hon. Lady makes an absolutely key point. She is now the third Member in the debate to highlight some of the difficulties of educating young people who are growing up today about what happened in Europe on such a vast scale 50 and more years ago. The hon. Member for Dundee, East (Stewart Hosie) made the same point earlier. He and the hon. Lady are absolutely right.

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: I agree with the hon. Gentleman. My point was that, as Europeans, we need to remember our common history and understand the roots of what happened. It is significant than in the 50 and more years since the war, the Churches—I am thinking particularly of the Roman Catholic Church—have changed key parts of their teaching and message to repudiate some of the inheritance of anti-Semitism that...

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: I do not know who to give way to first. Let me start from the bottom and work up.

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: Yes, I certainly will add that organisation to what the hon. Gentleman knows is quite a long list.

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: Yes, and in saying so I am half making a commitment to go myself. I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising that point. When I was growing up, it was recognised that the main political source of anti-Semitism in the UK was neo-Nazi groups, but the picture today is slightly different. The neo-Nazi groups are still there, but there are others who express extreme views and who believe, for...

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: I am sure that the hon. Lady is right. I was going to ask the Minister about that. According to my research, a document produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families referred to one teacher in a school in northern England who had allegedly backed off from teaching the holocaust because of the reaction that, rightly or wrongly, they thought they would get from Muslim pupils....

Business of the House (6 Mar 2008)

Paul Goodman: This year, money for the Government's preventing violent extremism scheme, which is paid to local authorities, has been ring-fenced. It has recently become clear that money in future years will not be ring-fenced. If it is not ring-fenced, some—perhaps many—councils may use it for other purposes. If they do that, it implies the disappearance nationally of the whole scheme. Has the Leader...

[Mr. Martyn Jones in the Chair] — Park Home Sites (26 Mar 2008)

Paul Goodman: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr. Jones. I congratulate the hon. Member for Teignbridge (Richard Younger-Ross) on luring a small but select body of colleagues into the Chamber this morning for this debate—[Interruption.]It may not be as small as some bodies that come here, and there has been great interest in the issue. He spoke with great lucidity and charm when introducing...

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