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Results 1–20 of 90 for "christmas tree bill"

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Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

David Hanson: ...measures on producing better airgun safety, such as requiring that airguns are kept in lockable cabinets, that could be done in the serious violence Bill. It could be done as part of the Home Office Christmas tree Bill, which we know will be in any Session, subject to any general election that occurs. My plea is for clarity on the outcome of the consultation, so that it can form part of...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Committee: Amendment 10 (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Morrow: ...your Lordships to think on that matter, irrespective of their view on these two divisive issues. Are we procedurally correct? I deduce that no, we are not. This has already been alluded to as a Christmas tree Bill. The more I listen, look and learn, the more I have to agree. I took a Private Member’s Bill to the Northern Ireland Assembly on human trafficking and exploitation and support...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Committee: Amendment 8 (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Empey: ...up in this firefight which is not strictly speaking relevant to this legislation. The noble Lord, Lord Cormack, is not in his place at the moment, but he was more than right when he called this a Christmas tree Bill last week. In fact, Christmas implies celebration and something to look forward to, so maybe that is not the right phrase for it; it is a jumble, a mess and a sorry piece of...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Second Reading (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Cormack: ...his speeches, because he speaks so thoughtfully and considerately. He talked about the actuality of direct rule. The fact of the matter is, we have before us tonight a simple Bill that has become a Christmas tree Bill, to quote the noble and learned Lord, Lord Judge. Various baubles have been hung on it, and the danger is that, if too many baubles are hung on this particular Bill, the tree...

Dangerous Driving — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (8 Jul 2019)

Helen Jones: ...to raise the maximum sentence, it could go through the House in a day, I am convinced. If the Government tried to include in it other things or, heaven forbid, to make it what the Clerks call a Christmas tree Bill—one on which the Government could hang anything—there would clearly be amendments tabled to it. I urge the Minister to show the relatives of victims not words, but action....

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2019 - Motion to Approve (20 Feb 2019)

Baroness Smith of Newnham: ...s Armed Forces might be brought into some sort of action to ensure stability, not just of the realm externally, but within the United Kingdom. Since this order appears to be being used a bit like a Christmas tree Bill, to enable noble Lords to talk about various defence issues, clearly it is important to stress, alongside the noble Lord, Lord Judd, our support for and gratitude to the...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: International trade agreements: agricultural and food products (20 Nov 2018)

Simon Hoare: ...it flourish. We therefore understand the importance of the Bill. We also understand entirely, from remarks made by my hon. Friend the Minister, that in many respects this is a skeleton Bill, or a Christmas tree Bill, upon which certain things will hang and from which future policies and initiatives will flow. I think that we have to be incredibly careful. I hope that we will be able to...

Sale of Puppies — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (21 May 2018)

David Drew: ...to be the way forward in this case. Labour would support that as part of an animal welfare Act, which could likewise deal with other evils out there. As always, I am aware that it could become a Christmas tree Bill, which we stick on things to ban—we all have our favourites—but that would be appropriate in this case because people feel passionately about it. I thank those who...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (1st Day) (20 Feb 2017)

Lord Lang of Monkton: ..., which we should not seek to undermine. It is concerned simply with the timing of the negotiations—when they start and when they finish—and no more. It is not a skeleton Bill, it is not a Christmas tree Bill and it needs no adornment. There seems to have been a tendency in recent months for us all to get ahead of ourselves, rushing our fences. Every time more information emerges, the...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

Mims Davies: ...with some of the new clauses; they look benign and fairly honourable. The problem is that it is illogical to try to muddle the negotiations into the middle of this withdrawal Bill as if it were a Christmas tree Bill. I shall speak briefly about some of my constituents’ concerns, and set out my own view on new clause 2. I will not be supporting it because although it seems agreeable and...

Digital Economy Bill - Second Reading (13 Dec 2016)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ...noble friend Lord Puttnam and a number of other noble Lords in the debate. Instead, it merely addresses a series of relatively uncontroversial provisions. A number of people have described it as a Christmas tree Bill—in fact I think we have got as far as a forest now—on which a number of disconnected policies have been hung. We agree with that analysis. It leaves us with a strong sense...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Offences: infringing copyright and making available right (25 Oct 2016)

Kevin Brennan: ...Bill, given all the issues in play, and that that would have done away with the false division that tends to exist between the digital economy and the general economy. Instead, we have a bit of a Christmas tree Bill, on which the Government are hanging various vaguely related issues. That is what is in front of us, so that is what we must scrutinise, but the levelling of the law on...

BHS: Industrial Strategy (20 Oct 2016)

Steven Baker: ...accept only the first clause of his three-clause social value Bill, but he kindly asked me to serve on the Bill Committee, by which time the civil service had vastly expanded it into something of a Christmas tree Bill. I very much hope that on this occasion there will be a different outcome, but it was of course a great pleasure to serve on that Committee. Competition on the merits is a...

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [HL] - Committee (28 Jun 2016)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...am sure she will want to share with me two things. First, you cannot really let a Bill get through scot free. It should have one amendment, I think. If she wants to do that, here is one. It is not a Christmas tree Bill. These are not Christmas tree presents, but it is a nice, gentle little amendment which will show that we really have exercised the authority, wisdom, history and grandeur...

Digital Skills (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (13 Jun 2016)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: ...Knight, is absolutely right to say that connectivity is important. However, we need the opportunity to hold proper discussions in this House. I am not suggesting that the Minister goes looking for a Christmas tree Bill to hang everything on. I promise her that we will approach it with the same discipline that we showed in achieving the five recommendations. The noble Baroness, Lady Morgan,...

Enterprise Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (19 Apr 2016)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: My Lords, when it was first introduced, this Bill was described as a Christmas tree Bill, as have a number of Bills from the Minister’s department. Therefore, it is a particular pleasure to receive a Christmas present at the end of the process in the form of a wholly unlooked for, but none the less very welcome, strengthening of the powers that now apply to people who have to work within...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords]: Clause 35 - Restriction on public sector exit payments (23 Feb 2016)

Kevin Brennan: We have had a very exciting afternoon, as I am sure you would agree, Ms Buck. The Government have adopted what might be called the “Boris principle” on voting—namely, that they can ignore the result of the first vote if they do not like the way it came out and demand a second. We live and learn about parliamentary procedure. We obviously respect your ruling on the matter, Ms Buck, with...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords]: Restriction on public sector exit payments (23 Feb 2016)

Kevin Brennan: We have had a very exciting afternoon, as I am sure you would agree, Ms Buck. The Government have adopted what might be called the “Boris principle” on voting—namely, that they can ignore the result of the first vote if they do not like the way it came out and demand a second. We live and learn about parliamentary procedure. We obviously respect your ruling on the matter, Ms Buck, with...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords] (9 Feb 2016)

Bill Esterson: ...afternoon. The Government have not been short of time. I want your guidance, Mr Amess, on how to approach the matter. Have you had an indication of when the new clause—a whole new element in this Christmas tree Bill—will be tabled? How will we adequately scrutinise the new clauses? What opportunity will we have to table our own amendments, given your advice at the start on  the short...

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords] (9 Feb 2016)

Bill Esterson: ...afternoon. The Government have not been short of time. I want your guidance, Mr Amess, on how to approach the matter. Have you had an indication of when the new clause—a whole new element in this Christmas tree Bill—will be tabled? How will we adequately scrutinise the new clauses? What opportunity will we have to table our own amendments, given your advice at the start on the short...


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