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David Lidington

Former Conservative MP for Aylesbury (9 Apr 1992 – 6 Nov 2019)


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EU Retained Law - Statement (23 Jun 2022)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...survey of business, sector by sector, would produce a long list of unnecessary Euro regulations that the UK Government could then demand to be renegotiated. Three Ministers oversaw this exercise: David Lidington, Greg Clark and myself—two Conservatives and a Liberal Democrat. Sector by sector the responses came in, saying that companies were happy with the current balance between...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Tunnels (21 Jun 2021)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...design work would be required to bring the proposal up to the same design maturity as the consented scheme, and that this was not an effective use of public money. This decision was communicated to David Lidington MP in October 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Tunnels (21 Jun 2021)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...which highlighted where HS2 Ltd disputed the costs put forward in the proposal. HS2 Ltd’s assessment concluded that the costs of the proposal were underestimated. This assessment was supplied to David Lidington MP in December 2017 and Rob Butler MP in March 2020.

Business of the House (10 Dec 2020)

Valerie Vaz: ...—that we do not respect all the rights from Magna Carta onwards, which I know the Leader of the House is very keen on. Now, Mr Speaker, we say goodbye and thank you to Eric Hepburn. You and I and David Lidington were in the Chamber when PC Keith Palmer was murdered and Eric came to the House and explained what was happening. He has also been part of the change. We thank him for all his...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (18 Nov 2020)

Lord Liddle: ...Theresa May, in her commitment to “our precious union”, as she put it, saw the dangers that Brexit would pose to the devolution settlement and tried to find a consensual way of resolving them. David Lidington, with the help of people such as the noble Lord, Lord Dunlop, came up with this concept of common frameworks as a way of doing this. Why, in this Bill, if the Government have not...

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 15 (28 Oct 2020)

Lord Liddle: ...a great meal of this issue, building it up into a much bigger conflict than it needs to be. I urge them to follow the route of reviving and working through the common frameworks that I remember David Lidington proposed as part of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act. I do not see why this new Conservative Government have apparently abandoned the approach that David Lidington took then and...

Lord Chancellor’s Oath and the Rule of Law — [Derek Twigg in the Chair] (14 Oct 2020)

Joanna Cherry: ...his representative here today to address the problem of the ministerial code. Again, I will not say what I think about the ministerial code; I will say what the former deputy Prime Minister, Sir David Lidington, said in a letter to The Times last month. He said: “Sir, My old friend Sir Bernard Jenkin is mistaken in believing that revisions to the ministerial code in 2015 removed the duty...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service: Coronavirus (6 May 2020)

Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the comments made by Sir David Lidington on 22 April, what assessment they have made of the available capacity of the Civil Service; and whether that capacity is sufficient to conclude a trade agreement with the EU at the same time as responding to COVID-19.

Budget Resolutions (16 Mar 2020)

Rob Butler: ...of a concerted effort by local and national politicians and officials. Staff and councillors from Aylesbury Vale District Council and Buckinghamshire County Council worked with my predecessor David Lidington and his team to prepare a thorough, comprehensive and, thankfully, compelling bid. I was pleased to pick up the ball and carry it over the line with support from Ministers at the...

Environment Bill (26 Feb 2020)

Chris Matheson: ...(Rob Butler). I look forward to him bringing in his “Blankety Blank” chequebook and pen so that we can all admire it in the Tea Room. May I also pay a very warm tribute to his predecessor, David Lidington, who I shadowed for a while? I have to say that I did not actually enjoy shadowing him—not because of his intellect, which was clearly there, but because he was a thoroughly decent...

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages): Amendment to the Motion (24 Feb 2020)

Lord Balfe: ..., we had the matter of prisoners voting, and we got ourselves into a dreadful mess. The court came down with a fairly reasoned decision that was totally misunderstood by the Government, and it was David Lidington—who I still think was the best Justice Minister we had—who went to Strasbourg and unravelled the thing and sorted it out. However, the point that I want to make goes a bit...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover (18 Feb 2020)

Grant Shapps: ...the now consented scheme would be less expensive than the tunnelled alternatives. Since then, DfT officials and HS2 Ltd have been challenged by Wendover Parish Council and your predecessor, Sir David Lidington, over these decisions and have presented further reports by OTB and Michael Byng (mbpc) challenging the consented scheme. In each instance, it has been concluded that the...

Acquired Brain Injury — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (6 Feb 2020)

Chris Bryant: ...any of these individual issues unless we go to the centre and deal with this in a co-ordinated way. The right hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Sir John Hayes) is absolutely right: David Lidington was clear that this was going to happen. There were some other things going on last year, but none the less, this was going to happen. I hope that the Minister will go back and...

Homelessness (29 Jan 2020)

Tracey Crouch: ...of his speech. I had the privilege of sitting on the rough sleeping and homelessness reduction taskforce as a junior Minister, when it was chaired by the then Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, David Lidington. He passionately believed that to support those who find themselves facing homelessness or rough sleeping on our streets not only did we need an understanding of the complexity of...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (8 Jan 2020)

Donald Cameron: ...that the SNP regularly likes to paint, which is that it is being ignored and disrespected throughout the process. The cabinet secretary knows fine well that the previous Deputy Prime Minister, David Lidington, engaged with him here and at Westminster. As many of us have said time and again, the deal meets many of the SNP’s demands. As SNP MP Alan Brown has noted, he called on the UK...

Scottish Parliament: Referendums (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (19 Dec 2019)

Michael Russell: ...about electoral regulation, particularly about referenda, that Oppositions will seek to restrict purdah and Governments will seek to maintain the present situation. I call in evidence on that David Lidington during the debate on the European Union Referendum Bill, who was defending the Government against an attempt by all the Opposition parties to restrict purdah. He described the...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ...gentlemanly, gentle and kindly Members of this House. He was enormously helpful to new MPs, and he probably has the best manners of anybody in this House. My hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth (David Tredinnick) has been such a campaigner for what he chooses to believe in, and the advice he gave us at the end was brilliant. Seneca is normally only quoted by my right hon Friend the Prime...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...that make up Durham. It really is a special place and deserves to be extremely well advocated for and cherished. In winding up, I wish to pay tribute to the right hon. Member for Aylesbury (Sir David Lidington), who gave an amazing speech. He was right that in this Chamber we need to celebrate the diversity of this country, and we also need to respect those who have a view different from...

Delegated Legislation: Representation of the People (31 Oct 2019)

Division number 17 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Aye Bim Afolami Adam Afriyie Peter Aldous David Amess Stuart Andrew Edward Argar Victoria Atkins Richard Bacon Kemi Badenoch Steven Baker Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay Henry Bellingham Paul Beresford Jake Berry Bob Blackman Crispin Blunt Peter Bone Peter Bottomley Graham Brady Suella Braverman Andrew Bridgen James Brokenshire...

Tributes to the Speaker’s Chaplain (31 Oct 2019)

David Lidington: I am delighted to be able to associate myself with and wholeheartedly support the motion moved by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House. I want to say two things about my memories of Rose. First, from those few minutes at the beginning of our parliamentary days when the Speaker’s Chaplain reads a psalm and leads us in a brief session of prayer, I will always remember the sheer...


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