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Business of the House (24 Feb 2022)

Emma Lewell-Buck: ...maximum pay rise of 3% for those NHS workers who risked their lives for us throughout the pandemic. Can we have an urgent debate on why this Government hold our indispensable NHS workforce in such contempt?

Post Office: Horizon Compensation Arrangements (24 Feb 2022)

Ian Mearns: ...who have had so much damage done to them need not only compensation, but damages awarded for grievous injustice, reputational damage, emotional trauma, mental health damage, stress and the wrongful contempt from their communities. The Minister referred to the importance of post offices to their communities. What the Post Office also did as part of this process was to cynically use it to...

Scottish Parliament: Ukraine (24 Feb 2022)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...Ukraine is a sovereign democracy with a Government legitimately elected by the Ukrainian people. With his actions today, we should be in no doubt that Putin and his gangsters are holding us all in contempt. They are treating all that we value most—liberty, democracy and the rule of international law—as if they were immaterial rules in some playground game; rules that in Putin’s mind...

Elections Bill - Second Reading (23 Feb 2022)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...speeches into late-night sittings, as he did on the Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill. He used to be a constitutional, one-nation Conservative. He has now become a Johnsonian populist, contemptuous of parliamentary scrutiny channelling the Prime Minister’s interpretation of the people’s will, as he has told us on several occasions. I remind the Minister of two very different...

Opposition Day: Countering Russian Aggression and Tackling Illicit Finance (23 Feb 2022)

Martin Docherty: ...the wider public. In 2006, not only did Putin’s increasingly murderous domestic agenda become clearer with the assassination of the journalist Anna Politkovskaya, but he began to demonstrate the contempt with which he saw the UK with the cruel and calculated murder of Alexander Litvinenko here in London. I am afraid that that began under the premiership of Tony Blair, and the phrase...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Standards in Public Life: Standards in Public Life (10 Feb 2022)

Len Duvall OBE: Do you think that silence, then, Mr Mayor, just shows the contempt that people hold for the public and for those Londoners who make those sacrifices and those who have lost loved ones as well? Do you think the silence is coming from the right people across the table?

Committee on Standards: Members’ Code of Conduct Review (3 Feb 2022)

Chris Bryant: ...rules say we should do. Where is the justice in that? Should we refer the matter to the Committee of Privileges? That is the old system. We would do that because the matter would be considered a contempt of the House. That requires the governing party to assent, because there could be a vote on the matter, and members of the Committee on Privileges to act without partisan interests. It...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: New Clause 1 - Freeport tax site reliefs: provision about regulations (2 Feb 2022)

Peter Grant: ...a failure, unless the Minister can give a very good reason as to why secrecy was so important. Springing it on the House in this way was, I believe, an abuse of the Government’s powers and shows contempt for Parliament. The aim of the new tax is laudable and nobody would argue against it, but we have been given no indication as to why the tax is the way to prevent the kind of behaviour...

Prime Minister: Engagements (2 Feb 2022)

Ian Blackford: ...being questioned under caution and being fined in office. If he is questioned, he must go, and if he is fined, he must resign. Mr Speaker, you will agree that the House should not be treated with contempt, so can the Prime Minister—[Interruption.] Here we go again. So can the Prime Minister update the House on his whereabouts on the evening of 13 November? Surely he does not need to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Climate Change (No. 2) Bill: Consideration Stage (1 Feb 2022)

Edwin Poots: .... They have been lobbying us and you. They have invited every Member of the House to come out and talk to them. A few have taken it up, but it is quite remarkable how many Members have shown utter contempt for the farming community, which represents 10% of our gross domestic product and employs over 100,000 people in the economy. It has been shown contempt by many MLAs. You should hang...

Tackling Fraud and Preventing Government Waste (1 Feb 2022)

Alex Cunningham: ...that involve such large amounts of public money should benefit from public scrutiny, but there is a complete lack of transparency in the Mayor’s dealings, which seems to me to be evidence of a contempt for his constituents, who have a right to know how their money is being spent. It has become impossible to get information that in the past would have been routinely available to the...

Scottish Parliament: Elections Bill (1 Feb 2022)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: ...for the recall of an elected representative when that is appropriate. I take a moment to reiterate our call for the introduction of a recall system here. Moreover, my party has campaigned for a new contempt of Parliament rule, to ensure that Holyrood has the final say in the business of this Parliament. Democracy, once it has been introduced in a country, does not become a permanent...

Data Protection: Immigration Exemption - Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2022)

Lord Paddick: ...against the Government in the courts to rectify the situation, which clearly costs both time and money and needs non-governmental organisations or philanthropists to bring such an action. Such contempt for the courts should be drawn to the attention of the House, hence this Motion. Liberal Democrats opposed the immigration exemption when we debated the Data Protection Act in 2018. The...

Sue Gray Report (31 Jan 2022)

Keir Starmer: ...that will be forever tainted by the behaviour of this Conservative Prime Minister. By routinely breaking the rules he set, the Prime Minister took us all for fools. He held people’s sacrifice in contempt. He showed himself unfit for office. The Prime Minister’s desperate denials since he was exposed have only made matters worse. Rather than come clean, every step of the way, he has...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 11 (27 Jan 2022)

Lord Horam: ...’s diaries. I am probably the only person here to have done so—perhaps I see another who has, over there. They were quite interesting—too long, but interesting none the less. He indicated the contempt with which the Foreign Office holds this point of view: it simply says that the International Court of Justice’s decision was advisory. We know that, so why does the Foreign Office...

Planning Permissions and Unauthorised Developments (26 Jan 2022)

Christopher Pincher: ...to play by the rules—some will try to bend the rules to their will by gambling that planning permission will be granted retrospectively. That gamble should never be allowed to pay off. It shows contempt for the rules that hold the system together, and it is unacceptable to every person who approaches the planning regime with good faith. When the system is gamed, local authorities have an...

Prime Minister: Engagements (26 Jan 2022)

Keir Starmer: ...jobs, they are wheeled out to save his. Whatever he says in his statement later today or tomorrow will not change the facts. Is this not a Prime Minister and a Government who have shown nothing but contempt for the decency, honesty and respect that define this country?

Judicial Review and Courts Bill: New Clause 4 - Publicly funded legal representation for bereaved people at inquests (25 Jan 2022)

Wera Hobhouse: ...thousands of people from marginalised backgrounds in the name of preventing voter fraud, when there is no evidence of that happening on a large scale. That is not to mention the Government’s contempt for the Human Rights Act. Nobody, not even Governments, is above the law. The Liberal Democrats will continue to stand against any attempt to weaken the institutions and rights that hold the...

Downing Street Parties: Police Investigation (25 Jan 2022)

Drew Hendry: ...law, illegally proroguing Parliament and the many other crimes and misdemeanours of this Government, does he find it a tad ironic that it is the parties in which they demonstrated their contempt for the public that finally prompted the police to investigate?

British Council Staff: Afghanistan (20 Jan 2022)

Lindsay Hoyle: ...and decisions about prosecution are for the Crown Prosecution Service. It would be wrong of me to interfere with such matters. While the whipping system is long established, it is of course a contempt to obstruct Members in the discharge of their duty, or to attempt to intimidate a Member in their parliamentary conduct by threats. There is a clear process for raising privileged matters and...


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