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Results 41–60 of 1200 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Patrick Grady

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farm Produce (Fair Pricing) (10 Sep 2015)

Patrick Grady: I am sure the Minister will join me in welcoming new figures showing record turnover for sales of Scottish food and drink surpassing £14 billion for the first time in 2013. Will he work with the Scottish Government to make sure that producers feel the benefit of those sales and take up the call from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment to introduce a fairer...

Business of the House (10 Sep 2015)

Patrick Grady: Later today, the House will debate the sustainable development goals ahead of the global summit to adopt the goals in New York later this month. Will the Prime Minister make a statement on his attendance at that summit when we return from recess? Will the Prime Minister also be able to tell us whether he attended the global leaders’ meeting on gender equality and women’s empowerment,...

Business of the House: Sustainable Development Goals (10 Sep 2015)

Patrick Grady: I congratulate the hon. and learned Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Stephen Phillips) and the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg) on giving us this opportunity to debate what the agreement calls “a plan of action for people, the planet and prosperity”— in other words, an agenda aimed at nothing short of transforming the world we live in. I start by declaring...

Business of the House: Sustainable Development Goals (10 Sep 2015)

Patrick Grady: I just want to say zikomo kwambiri for mentioning Chichewa and the successful democracy Malawi has become over the years. I am familiar with the country myself.

Business of the House: Sustainable Development Goals (10 Sep 2015)

Patrick Grady: It is not a personal request; it is about the relationship that exists, the respect agenda across the devolved Administrations and whether there is a space for a Minister or official from Scotland.

Child Poverty — [Mr Gerald Howarth in the Chair] (15 Sep 2015)

Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. I am reminded of my maiden speech, when you were in the Chair as Deputy Speaker, although I hope I will not have as short a time to speak as I did then. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) on securing this important debate. I also congratulate other Members, who have made valuable...

Energy and Climate Change: National Grid (17 Sep 2015)

Patrick Grady: What recent discussions she has had with representatives of National Grid on ensuring that the UK’s energy supply is sustainable.

Energy and Climate Change: National Grid (17 Sep 2015)

Patrick Grady: Last month, Scottish Power announced the closure of the Longannet power station, citing a disproportionate transmission charging system in which Scottish electricity generators pay substantially more than their counterparts south of the border. The charges were forecast to increase from £40 million this year to £51 million next. With up to a fifth of UK generating capacity expected to close...

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (17 Sep 2015)

Patrick Grady: In recent years, a Scottish Government Minister has joined the UK delegation to the United Nations framework convention on climate change climate negotiations. Will the Secretary of State assure us that an invitation to join this year’s conference of parties in Paris will be extended to the Scottish Government?

Business of the House (17 Sep 2015)

Patrick Grady: Five years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI made an historic address to both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall. It was the first state visit by a Pope to the United Kingdom, and of course it began with a joyful reception in Edinburgh and a mass in Glasgow. Many great occasions of state are commemorated with plaques on the floor of Westminster Hall. Can the Leader of the House advise on the...

[Mr David Amess in the Chair] — Arms Sales (Human Rights) (17 Sep 2015)

Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David. I am reminded of the early days of the Scottish Parliament, when it was chaired by Sir David Steel, who was also addressed as “Sir David”. If the House of Commons ever seeks a change, who knows, they might welcome that opportunity back up the road. I pay tribute to the right hon. Member for Cynon Valley (Ann Clwyd) for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Sub-Saharan Africa: Visa Applications (12 Oct 2015)

Patrick Grady: What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the visa application process for visitors from sub-Saharan Africa.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Sub-Saharan Africa: Visa Applications (12 Oct 2015)

Patrick Grady: Next month marks 10 years of formal co-operation between the Governments of Scotland and Malawi, but I have heard from the Scotland Malawi Partnership that Malawian nationals are finding it increasingly difficult to apply for visas, making strengthening community links more difficult. Given that the partnership has told me that every part of the system seems to be becoming about charging more...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (12 Oct 2015)

Patrick Grady: Does the recently updated Home Office country information and guidance on Eritrea take into account the recent findings of the UN commission of inquiry into human rights in Eritrea?

[Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] — Child Suicide Bombers (13 Oct 2015)

Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans, for the first time, at least in Westminster Hall, but undoubtedly not the last. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Roger Mullin) on securing this very important and timely debate. I echo his remarks about our condolences to all those affected by the bombing in Turkey at the weekend and our...

Bills Presented: Immigration Bill (13 Oct 2015)

Patrick Grady: Will my hon. Friend join me in commending the work of the integration networks in cities and communities across Scotland? During the recess, I visited the Maryhill integration network, which does a huge job in helping people to adapt to Scottish society. The stories that I heard from immigrants and asylum seekers there would be enough to make anyone weep. Ministers ought to meet the...

Isil: GDP/GNI Targets (19 Oct 2015)

Patrick Grady: Which elements of his Department’s expenditure will contribute both to the target of 2% of GDP for defence and to the target of 0.7% of GNI for overseas development assistance.

Isil: GDP/GNI Targets (19 Oct 2015)

Patrick Grady: The ministerial team will notice that that is not a question about defence of the north coast. When Back Benchers cheered the two commitments on aid and military spending, I wonder if they were fully aware that that is, in effect, double counting of expenditure. Does the Minister accept that although this may be technically permitted, morally it is a contradiction in terms? Will he do all he...

Isil: European Council (19 Oct 2015)

Patrick Grady: Why is a double majority procedure appropriate for English votes for English laws in this House, but not in the European referendum, risking Scotland being taken out of the EU against its will?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Paris Climate Change Conference (20 Oct 2015)

Patrick Grady: If the Government will invite a Minister of the Scottish Government to join the UK delegation to the Paris climate change conference in December 2015.


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