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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 — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Financial Resilience (7 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: What assessment she has made of the effect of transferring to universal credit on households’ levels of financial resilience.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Financial Resilience (7 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: This is Challenge Poverty Week, and plenty of people are challenged by UC. They face what Citizens Advice Scotland describes as an “acute dilemma” between enforced hardship for five weeks, while there is no income whatsoever, and ongoing hardship if they choose to take out a loan and have to face reduced monthly payments while they pay back that loan for the first five weeks.

Backbench Business: Internet of Things: Regulation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (3 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes. I congratulate my friend the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (Chi Onwurah), with whom I serve on the all-party parliamentary group for Africa, on securing this debate and being very fleet of foot in doing so. Of course, we were not supposed to be meeting this week, so goodness knows when she might have had time to...

Backbench Business: Internet of Things: Regulation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (3 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: I think there is enough credit for it to be happily shared. It is a timely debate, not least in the context of the Prime Minister’s speech at the UN General Assembly. Both the hon. Lady and the hon. Member for Dagenham and Rainham (Jon Cruddas) have made comprehensive contributions in which there was much to agree with that does not necessarily need repeating. I am not certain whether the...

Brexit Negotiations (3 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: The Prime Minister has said that Scotland would take back control of fisheries, so does that imply that he will devolve those powers to the Scottish Parliament? All his interviews at the Conservative party conference suggested that he is intent on a power grab and taking back powers and legislating here for issues that are actually already devolved to Scotland.

Business of the House (3 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: It is disappointing that prorogation is going ahead before Prime Minister’s Question Time can take place next week. My hon. Friend the Member for Livingston (Hannah Bardell) and I have been reflecting on the fact that the former Prime Minister, the right hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May), has probably spent more time on the Back Benches during Prime Minister’s questions since July...

No-Deal Brexit: Short Positions Against the Pound (30 Sep 2019)

Patrick Grady: The best way to stop the speculation and the uncertainty is for the Government to accept there is a majority in this House that will not let a no deal happen and, therefore, if the House does not agree a deal, we will not, in fact, be leaving on 31 October.

Business of the House (26 Sep 2019)

Patrick Grady: I echo the calls for temperate language in our exchanges in the House and I join in the congratulations to the shadow Leader of the House. I feel that my hon. Friend the Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart) is going to be left out in these exchanges. His Privy Counsellorship really must be expedited as a matter of urgency. As for next week’s business, such as it is, we are...

Compliance with the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (26 Sep 2019)

Patrick Grady: Exactly, because that was the House exercising the sovereignty and taking back the control that the leavers were so desperate to do. I do not know what message the Minister thinks it sends even to leave voters when there are questions about whether the Government will respect a law that this House has passed. The one thing the House does agree on—the one majority that there is—is that we...

Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill: The Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body (9 Sep 2019)

Patrick Grady: I will also be very brief. I, too, want to take the opportunity to pay tribute to you, Mr Speaker, following the announcement you have made. You were a huge source of support and encouragement to all of us elected as SNP MPs in 2015, and particularly to me since becoming the Chief Whip. I remember being admonished back in 2015 for clapping in the Chamber, but that reform seems to be...

Education: Leaving the EU: Tertiary Education (9 Sep 2019)

Patrick Grady: What assessment he has made of the potential effect on tertiary education of the UK leaving the EU without an agreement.

Education: Leaving the EU: Tertiary Education (9 Sep 2019)

Patrick Grady: The right hon. Gentleman was always energetic and determined when he was the Government Chief Whip and we worked together. What reassurances can he provide to the University of Glasgow in my constituency, which is having to issue emergency advice in the event of a no deal? It is reminding research teams to conduct inventories of their materials in case it is not possible to pre-order...

Artist Visas — [James Gray in the Chair] (4 Sep 2019)

Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. My hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow East (David Linden) claims you as one of his own, but I believe we once had a conversation that established that your place of birth was in fact the west end of Glasgow in the constituency of Glasgow North.

Artist Visas — [James Gray in the Chair] (4 Sep 2019)

Patrick Grady: I stand corrected, but was there not a connection to the west end? [Laughter.]

Artist Visas — [James Gray in the Chair] (4 Sep 2019)

Patrick Grady: There we are. It has been established. I apologise for inadvertently misleading the House, Mr Gray, but I am glad that I now have the privilege of representing an area where, once upon a time, you bestrode the streets of the west end of Glasgow, which is of course the site of much of Glasgow’s creative industry and vibrant cultural scene, which is why the issue of artists’ visas is so...

Artist Visas — [James Gray in the Chair] (4 Sep 2019)

Patrick Grady: Absolutely. It is particularly important to the creative sector when the operating margin for visas is so small. Most people go into the creative sector out of a love for their art, and to contribute to society and culture as much as to the economy, but if they are successful the margins can have a positive economic input as well. Yet the visa policy is driving that down and making it more...

Artist Visas — [James Gray in the Chair] (4 Sep 2019)

Patrick Grady: Exactly—that is part of the issue. Perhaps the Minister can answer that question. People are counted into the country but very rarely counted out, so the statistics do not exist, but all the anecdotal evidence suggests that such people go back. It is pretty easy to tell whether a musician has absconded because if they do not turn up to their next gig in Germany, France or wherever they were...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Diplomacy (3 Sep 2019)

Patrick Grady: What assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on international perceptions of the UK.


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