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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: ...to 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...

Nuclear Research and Technology (Science and Technology Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2017)

Lord Grantchester: ...Committee for its report on nuclear research and technology and thank its chairman, the noble Earl, Lord Selborne, for his excellent introduction to our debate tonight. The report is timely and cogent and provides a slight déjà vu moment as it is in so many respects a reiteration of its earlier 2011 report, with many similar recommendations. The Government set up the Nuclear...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Yasmin Qureshi: .... More recently, things have gone to the extreme. More than half a million people are now in Bangladesh. The situation in Myanmar is such that those people will not be able to come back. We have heard real, cogent evidence of children being raped and murdered in front of their mothers’ eyes. I do not know what proof the world needs that genocide and ethnic cleansing is taking place...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Second Reading (Continued) (10 Oct 2017)

Lord Black of Brentwood: ...was introduced in 1996. During the passage of the Data Protection Bill which implemented it, my noble friend Lord Wakeham, then chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, set out in his customary cogent fashion why that directive was potentially so grave for press and media freedom. He identified two key issues with the directive, and it is worth repeating what he had to say, because...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (11 Sep 2017)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...is free to disregard and guidance to which the recipient must have regard and must follow. People required by statute to have regard to guidance will normally be expected to follow the guidance unless they have cogent reasons for not doing so”. The Government have not taken that into account in their very restrictive response. There is no point in ranging over this point more...

Combat Compensation (20 Jul 2017)

Marion Fellows: ...to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes. I congratulate the hon. Member for Wythenshawe and Sale East (Mike Kane) on securing this important debate this afternoon. The hon. Gentleman made a cogent, reasoned and passionate speech about combat compensation, the changes that are likely to be made, and the suffering that service personnel and their families are likely to experience as a...

Industrial Strategy - Question (19 Jul 2017)

Lord Kinnock: ..., which was entirely justified, at the scant mention of steel—indeed, it appeared once, on page 96? Can he give us an undertaking now that in the forthcoming White Paper there will be a cogent and effective strategy for steel to uphold the interests and competitiveness of this crucial foundation industry?

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill (10 Jul 2017)

Ranil Jayawardena: As ever, my hon. Friend makes an important and cogent point. He is right to champion the interests of all the United Kingdom, which is why the universal service obligation is so important. The obligation, I am sure the Minister will agree, is only the first step towards ensuring that Britain is the most competitive country and is the place where businesses based elsewhere in the world want to...

Security in the UK - Motion to Take Note (10 Jul 2017)

Lord Harris of Haringey: ...been misleading material on social media. However, there is much more that should be done, as has happened in a number of other cities, with the development of alerts directly to the mobile phones of everyone in the areas affected. The capacity to provide cogent, real-time advice targeted at different cell sites or different types of recipient is already available. I understand that the...


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