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BBC News Impartiality: Government's Role — [Hannah Bardell in the Chair] (27 Feb 2024)

Bill Cash: Will the Minister commit to putting forward the idea that there should be a proper definition, along the lines of the Oxford dictionary, as I mentioned, so that we have a definition of impartiality in the charter, as well as the statement she has just made about it?

BBC News Impartiality: Government's Role — [Hannah Bardell in the Chair] (27 Feb 2024)

Bill Cash: That would be true. Surely an improvement would be to have a test within a few months—a review of what has already been done under the new system that has been created. If that fails, the whole system fails.

BBC News Impartiality: Government's Role — [Hannah Bardell in the Chair] (27 Feb 2024)

Bill Cash: Will the Minister be good enough to take into account the views of Baroness Deech KC, a Cross Bencher in the House of Lords who was a governor of the BBC? She wrote an important letter to The Times or The Daily Telegraph—it does not matter which—about the judgment of the BBC. Will the Minister look at Baroness Deech’s extremely interesting letter and speak to her about it?

BBC News Impartiality: Government's Role — [Hannah Bardell in the Chair] (27 Feb 2024)

Bill Cash: Does the hon. Lady agree that although the word “racist” is often used in this context, much of it is actually to do with divisions of opinion on matters of religion, and that is very much at the heart of a lot of these problems? If she does not know that, does she recall that Gandhi himself, when asked what the most important question about politics or religion is, said that those who do...

BBC News Impartiality: Government's Role — [Hannah Bardell in the Chair] (27 Feb 2024)

Bill Cash: Would my right hon. Friend like to lay a bet that these particular proceedings will not appear on “Today in Parliament” tomorrow morning?

BBC News Impartiality: Government's Role — [Hannah Bardell in the Chair] (27 Feb 2024)

Bill Cash: I would first like to refer to some figures from the past five years on the complaints made by licence fee payers—that is, taxpayers, 90-odd per cent of whom pay for the BBC. According to the figures, there were 1,935,179—nearly 2 million—audience complaints to the BBC from 2017 to 2023, of which only 3,692 progressed to the BBC executive complaints unit. Only 147 complaints were upheld...

BBC News Impartiality: Government's Role — [Hannah Bardell in the Chair] (27 Feb 2024)

Bill Cash: On the broader question of the charter itself, a royal charter confers a privilege, which is effectively a kind of monopoly. Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that the licence fee payers, who come from all over the country, are themselves paying for disinformation on the basis of what he is saying? That, if it were a product liability issue, would lead to all kinds of legal consequences.

Northern Ireland ( 1 Feb 2024)

Bill Cash: Section 38 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 prescribes that parliamentary sovereignty will prevail, notwithstanding section 7A of the 2018 Act. The wording is a bit difficult to read because one has to go through all the enactments to ensure that one has got it right, but it does say “including the Windsor Framework”, so for practical purposes our parliamentary...

Northern Ireland ( 1 Feb 2024)

Bill Cash: I am extremely glad to hear the hon. Gentleman make that point. To conclude, I simply say that you can read the crystal ball, but the question is: can you always read the book?

Northern Ireland ( 1 Feb 2024)

Bill Cash: Does the right hon. Gentleman accept that there is a distinction between new and amended legislation in this context? They are not by any means the same thing, particularly as amended legislation can be very extensive.

Northern Ireland ( 1 Feb 2024)

Bill Cash: As my right hon. Friend may expect, I shall now refer to section 38 and ask him a question about it. On the amendments made under the statutory instrument—which is not by Act of Parliament, of course—the arrangements under section 38 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2020 state that the Parliament of the United Kingdom is sovereign and that its sovereignty subsists notwithstanding...

Northern Ireland ( 1 Feb 2024)

Bill Cash: Does my right hon. Friend, who himself was on the European Scrutiny Committee, recognise that we are constantly monitoring these things? Indeed, the hon. Member for Belfast East (Gavin Robinson) is on that Committee.

Northern Ireland Executive Formation (31 Jan 2024)

Bill Cash: The proposed legislation is of great constitutional significance, yet it is merely a statutory instrument and not an Act of Parliament. What restrictions on its lawmaking has the EU agreed over the single market in Northern Ireland? What democratic improvements are being made to the Stormont brake in Northern Ireland to ensure divergence, and to enable the United Kingdom Government to remove...

Tributes to Sir Tony Lloyd (23 Jan 2024)

Bill Cash: It is with great sadness that I rise and say goodbye to Tony Lloyd. He was a man of great courtesy, he was a great parliamentarian, and I am so glad that both the Leader of the Opposition and the Prime Minister have paid such fulsome tributes to him. I much enjoyed his company when I had the opportunity to speak to him, and I also want to recognise his independence of mind, as the hon....

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (17 Jan 2024)

Bill Cash: I will simply reply to the Labour party. If I vote against Third Reading this evening, I certainly have no intention of doing a single thing to support the propositions of Labour’s Front-Bench spokesman. Let me get that completely clear. Labour is not doing anything. It has no plan. I want the Bill to succeed, and if I vote against Third Reading it will be because I do not believe, to use...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (17 Jan 2024)

Bill Cash: The previous intervention was extremely apposite. Will the Foreign Secretary be kind enough to give me the advice as to why he said what he just did about no breaches of international law?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 3 - Disapplication of the Human Rights Act 1998 (17 Jan 2024)

Bill Cash: Will my hon. and learned Friend give way?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 3 - Disapplication of the Human Rights Act 1998 (17 Jan 2024)

Bill Cash: On the statements he made with regard to rule 39 and so forth, can my hon. and learned Friend explain to the Committee how the Government would be able to prevent a judicial review of the decision taken by the Minister without legislation?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 3 - Disapplication of the Human Rights Act 1998 (17 Jan 2024)

Bill Cash: Just to take my hon. Friend’s point, with which I completely agree, even further, does he agree that the fact that often is not mentioned is that we are a small island with a huge population and an entire infrastructure created in the 19th century? For all these reasons we have that much more pressure on our social services, our infrastructure, our planning and so forth.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 3 - Disapplication of the Human Rights Act 1998 (17 Jan 2024)

Bill Cash: I mentioned this question of global leadership in my speech yesterday for a very good reason. It is to do with reputation, but it is also to do with change. All over the European Union, faced with compulsory quotas and compulsory fines, countries are in a real mess. There is the charter of fundamental rights, and the EU cannot make changes without changes in constitutional law and in...


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