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Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Nigel Dodds: ...of all our servicemen and women, as was exemplified in Syria at the weekend. I thank the Prime Minister for her call with me prior to the action on Saturday morning and for her statement today. Its cogent and well-argued nature in addressing the challenges of these difficult times stands in stark contrast to today’s contribution made by the Leader of the Opposition in this House....

Welfare Reform and Work Act — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Kit Malthouse: ...were appealed against, and only 4% were overturned at appeal. A decision being overturned does not necessarily mean that the original decision was incorrect; often it is because the claimant has provided more cogent oral evidence or other new evidence that has allowed a more accurate assessment. In a forensic speech, my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Alex Burghart)...

Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (21 Mar 2018)

Michael Russell: I hoped that I had made a cogent case for rejecting amendment 61. Although I am not unsympathetic to it, I believe that it places the issue of the commencement date in yet another piece of subordinate legislation as a proxy for the substantive argument. Normally, a substantive argument, not a commencement date, is the subject of subordinate legislation. I consider that that is the right thing...

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Jessica Morden: ...steelmaking: at Llanwern, where, among other things, we have Tata’s Zodiac plant, which produces high- quality finished steel for automotive customers, including Jaguar Land Rover and BMW; at Cogent Orb, a global supplier of electrical steels; and at Liberty Steel whose footprint is growing and growing in the UK and beyond and whose green steel vision could see major expansion in...

Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill (16 Mar 2018)

Michael Tomlinson: I am grateful to the right hon. Lady; she is making a cogent argument, and that is what this place is for. She asks for evidence. My hon. Friend the Member for Somerton and Frome (David Warburton) mentioned the example of Germany in 2015 and the impact that the change of policy there had. Could she comment on that and say whether that is evidence one way or the other?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (7th Day) (Continued) (14 Mar 2018)

Baroness Goldie: ...out. I shall undertake to investigate and to write to him on the point. I have presented my case. I realise from the responses to my presentation that this may not have been the most persuasive or cogent advancement of my position and I recognise that changing the Committee’s mind on this may be a tall order, but I hope I have, for your Lordships at least, made this fare a little...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (28 Feb 2018)

Lord Faulks: The Bingham Centre makes the very cogent point that there is no clear analysis so far as to what the body of EU law is in an easily accessible form, so that businesses and individuals can ascertain what applies to them. However, the Solicitor-General said in the other place that there are 12,000 EU regulations currently in force in the UK and around 7,900 statutory instruments implementing EU...

Scottish Parliament: Early Years and Childcare (28 Feb 2018)

Tavish Scott: ...of us in the Liberal Democrats—are in absolute agreement with the Government on what it seeks to achieve through expansion of childcare, for all the right reasons. Many colleagues from across the Parliament have set out the cogent arguments for that expansion of provision. The minister rightly mentioned the international research that exists on the issue, which should not be...

Public Bill Committee: Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Parental bereavement leave and pay (31 Jan 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...a bereaved parent for the purpose of this Bill is. Although I understand why some of those amendments were tabled, I do not think it is right to specify types of parent at this point. My hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton set out a sensible and cogent argument for taking time to consider the definition of parenting through a consultation. Amendments 22 and 24 follow from...

Defence (11 Jan 2018)

Mark Francois: I thank my right hon. and gallant Friend for giving way, and, like many others in this House, I am delighted that he remains in his place. I read his cogent article in The Sunday Telegraph about the many roles our armed forces perform, including in maintaining the economic wellbeing of our nation, not least as 90% of our trade comes by sea. Will he say something about the importance of that...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Plain English summary of retained direct EU legislation (20 Dec 2017)

Dominic Grieve: ...House does not have the necessary constraint, which is the very reason why I have asked these questions. I am quite confident that my hon. Friends on the Treasury Bench will be able to provide some cogent answers to the points I have raised.

Bach Commission: The Right to Justice - Motion to Take Note (14 Dec 2017)

Lord Dholakia: ...ourselves if the system excludes anyone from this process because of restrictions on the provision of legal aid. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bach, for his report. The commission’s report is a cogent and detailed review of the impact of the current restrictions on the funding of legal aid. The report’s central proposals for a statutory right for individuals to receive...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Tom Brake: ...120, which we will vote on next Wednesday. But he and I are certainly in the same place when it comes to the importance of parliamentary sovereignty, and legislative rigour and accuracy. He set out cogent arguments in favour of amendment 7, and he described the extent to which he has bent over backwards in the last few weeks to try to secure agreement from the Government on a way forward,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Joint Ministerial Committee (6 Dec 2017)

Stewart McDonald: Given the miasma of despair that hangs over this dying Government, Scotland needs a competent and cogent voice at the Cabinet table. To prove that that voice is his, will the Secretary of State tell us his red lines, in Scotland’s interests, that he has laid out to the Prime Minister?

Petition - Changes to Local Bus Services in Torbay: Guards on Merseyrail Trains (22 Nov 2017)

Paul Maynard: serve under your chairmanship, Madam Deputy Speaker. I congratulate the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton (Dan Carden) on securing the debate, and also on delivering his thoughts in such a cogent and well-balanced way. I am pleased to see that so many Members from both sides of the Mersey and, indeed, slightly beyond it are present this evening: I think that that demonstrates the...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (21 Nov 2017)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...problem with executive powers is that often Governments simply assert them; they do not allow for proper scrutiny to measure their actions against the principles we set out. I hope that the Minister will put up a cogent argument. If he simply says, as the noble Lord did, that these amendments might be restrictive and are not necessary, I ask him to look carefully at Amendment 7 and ask...

Older Persons: Human Rights and Care - Motion to Take Note (16 Nov 2017)

Lord Rea: ...70 or over. In fact, the psychogeriatrician Professor Tom Arie once described the House of Lords as an excellent model for a psychogeriatric day centre. The report to the Council of Europe is thorough and cogent. It lists 14 measures that states should take towards, “combating ageism, improving care for older persons and preventing their social exclusion”. It says member states...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (15 Nov 2017)

Dominic Grieve: ...found it, but I found yesterday hugely instructive, not because it led to some votes—it did so, but let us leave the votes out of it—but precisely because it gave us the opportunity to have a cogent and sensible debate about problems on which, as we proceeded, we began to perceive that there might indeed be a degree of consensus. The problem is that we always run up against the...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Second Reading (1 Nov 2017)

Baroness Northover: ...and general licences in respect of humanitarian responses, international development and peacebuilding activities, and for these to be administered flexibly. As we have heard, Transparency International has made a very cogent case on the money laundering section; no doubt the Minister has heard that as well. I look forward to hearing how the case to which the noble Lord, Lord Hain,...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (Continued) (24 Oct 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: My Lords, I was hoping for a moment that the noble Lord, Lord McKenzie, was going to wind up the debate and give some cogent reasons why his amendment should be resisted, but that falls to me. Amendment 13, tabled by the noble Lord, Lord McKenzie, would alter the strategic function on matters relating to financial education. I am grateful to the noble Viscount, Lord Brookeborough, the noble...

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