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Trade Union Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (8 Feb 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...in those areas. My noble friend Lord Leigh does not seem to be here but, to give a curtain raiser, I was not intending to accept the amendment that we were about to discuss next. I hope that is not unparliamentary, but we did discuss this at Second Reading and that amendment, Amendment 4, expands things in a way that is not the Government’s intention. Finally, Amendment 6 is a good...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill: Consideration Stage (8 Feb 2016)

Alex Attwood: ...and the deputy First Minister will be nominated, and other parties inclined to go into government will take their choices. I need to be careful what I say here, because it could be slightly unparliamentary. That is coach before horses, or words to that effect, when it comes to the Programme for Government. You have to commit to entering a Government before you conclude negotiations on...

Points of Order (27 Jan 2016)

John Bercow: ...have marked at events together, so I take what she says extremely seriously. I do have to say to her and the House, however, that the observation in question was not disorderly; it was not unparliamentary. Everybody must take responsibility for the remarks he or she makes in this House and it is very clear that the right hon. Lady would not have used that term. It is open to the Prime...

Points of Order (19 Jan 2016)

Kate Osamor: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. During Treasury questions, the Chancellor said that the shadow Chancellor had lost his marbles, which I feel was unparliamentary. This comment comes in the week when the Government have been exposed as leaving mental health services underfunded. I just wanted to put it on the record that this comment goes to the heart of their callous attitude towards...

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] — Trade, Exports, Innovation and Productivity (13 Jan 2016)

Simon Hoare: I understand what the hon. Gentleman says, but would it make sense and would it produce as much bang for the Government’s buck, if that is not an unparliamentary phrase? Would it not be better to have geographical centres of excellence specialising in various things, rather than dotting institutions around the UK to meet some sort of regional agenda?

[Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] — Community Transport (16 Dec 2015)

Daniel Zeichner: ...Government’s largesse just before the election: £25 million was suddenly available from a Government who had no money. Excuse me for being cynical, Mr Nuttall—I would not want to say anything unparliamentary. I just hope that the Minister can assure us that some of the promises will have been delivered on by Christmas time. That would be a good thing to do, particularly for such...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Cancer Drugs (8 Dec 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...lot of additional cash as a result of that; it is merely covering some of the costs that are there. The Member is mouthing the figure of 40 million quid — £40 million, rather; I should not use unparliamentary language such as "quid" — but it is not over and above the increasing cost of drugs right across the system. I hope that the Member recognises, as I am sure most people will,...

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [Lords]: New Clause 1 — Local Government Constitutional Convention (7 Dec 2015)

Edward Leigh: ...have opposed the concept of referendums. He would have opposed them in the past because it was felt—this point has been made many times in the House of Commons—that they were a fundamentally unparliamentary device that has often been used by Governments who are dictatorships to impose extreme changes on society. I understand where my hon. Friend is coming from, however, because in...

European Union Referendum Bill: Committee (1st Day) (28 Oct 2015)

Lord Collins of Highbury: .... In the Labour movement, we used to call people who made those sorts of propositions Trotskyists. I do not know whether the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, would be offended, or would think that it was unparliamentary for me to use those terms, but sometimes, I have to confess, he does sound like a little bit of a Trot.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Union Bill: Clause 22 - Short title (27 Oct 2015)

Stephen Doughty: Briefly, I can think of many other names that would be suitable for this Bill, but I am sure that you, Sir Edward, would rule them out as unparliamentary. We intend to go on the way we have done throughout the Bill, and we will oppose this clause as well.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Union Bill: Examination of Witness (15 Oct 2015)

Steve Barclay: On a point of order, Sir Edward. It would be completely unparliamentary for any Member to seek to gag another Member. I assure the Chair that no such attempt to gag Members has taken place. I request the hon. Gentleman to withdraw that suggestion.

European Union Referendum Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (13 Oct 2015)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: ...anything else he said in his speech, but the freehold of the British people has been given away by politicians who had no right to do that. Who needs reminding about the—I do not want to use an unparliamentary expression but I shall borrow a phrase—terminological inexactitudes of Mr Edward Heath, who told us that joining the Common Market would entail no loss of national essential...

Business of the House (17 Sep 2015)

Chris Grayling: ...of those questions, so there must be a large number of disappointed people. [Interruption.] The hon. Gentleman says that they were censored. I must say that one or two tweets about him were very unparliamentary. He referred to past events. One or two of them he may not wish to remember, but they were certainly highlighted on that Twitter feed. Let me do the right thing, however, and give a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Sammy Wilson MLA: Conduct Investigation Report (30 Jun 2015)

Sandra Overend: ...an experienced political adviser. Mr Wilson took exception to the manner of questioning by Mr Allister. He proceeded to call Mr Allister a thug — not necessarily the worst form of abuse, but unparliamentary and unbecoming of the language that an experienced political operator should use. A complaint was subsequently lodged, and Mr Wilson was, indeed, found to have broken the code of...

Business of the House: Reports into Investigatory Powers (25 Jun 2015)

Simon Hoare: ...we could have broken the chain of terrorism, but we were unable to do it because we were too concerned about the maintenance of the ‘virgo intacta’ of civil liberties.” I hope that is not an unparliamentary term to use, Madam Deputy Speaker. We are accountable to our electorate; that is our duty. If the first duty of Government is the protection and defence of the realm, the vital...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Border Management (Calais) (24 Jun 2015)

John Bercow: Order. The Home Secretary is giving her answer to the hon. Gentleman. It is not appropriate to try to raise a point of order in the middle of an answer. It is unparliamentary. It is also—dare I say it?—more than a tad discourteous.

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Skills and Growth (17 Jun 2015)

Alison Thewliss: ...title. It is a community dominated by formidable women, such as the late Betty McAllister, a community activist and Labour stalwart, who famously told a certain Conservative Prime Minister in most unparliamentary language what she could do with her poll tax. I firmly believe that the UK Government have never done enough for communities such as the Calton, and I seek a better deal for all...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economy (20 May 2015)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: I have a point of order, Mr Brodie. I was also about to speak to you about unparliamentary language.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Committee for Social Development: Report of Inquiry into Allegations Arising from BBC NI 'Spotlight' Programme (12 May 2015)

Ross Hussey: ...a television screen or in this Building, that there was, to repeat the expression that was used, stonewalling. Mr Allister was verbally abused; expressions were used towards him that were totally unparliamentary. Attempts were made to cover up what was clear for everyone to see. Nobody from the DUP comes out of this with credit — not one of the Members involved. I was involved in the...

Car Parking (Private Land) (16 Mar 2015)

Robert Goodwill: ...that the practices of some private parking companies can result in complaints from constituents. I have tried to find a stronger word than “complaints”, but I suspect I would veer into unparliamentary language were I to use the words that sometimes come to mind when I hear about cases where companies have behaved unreasonably. My hon. Friend has seen the written ministerial statement...


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