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Council Tax (12 Dec 2022)

John Martin McDonnell: ...down Mrs Thatcher as Prime Minister, it ensured that a Tory Government were elected in 1992 because of what happened in many constituencies. Take my own constituency as an example, where 5,000 mainly working-class people dropped off the register. As a result, there were four recounts and I lost by 54 votes. I know every one of them and I visit them every so often, but there we are. That...

BBC Local Radio (8 Dec 2022)

Andy Carter: ...and across Merseyside. The following Friday, Claire was in Cheshire presenting a special programme on the upcoming City of Chester by-election, which included an hour-long daytime debate with the main parliamentary candidates, which is something only the BBC can and should be doing. Last week Radio Merseyside carried a special broadcast on knife crime to mark the murder of Ava White a year...

Employment and the High Street (7 Dec 2022)

Navendu Mishra: ...for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) on securing the debate. I declare an interest as a member of USDAW. I worked in the retail sector for many years—almost six years, actually, for the John Lewis Partnership—and I have been a member of USDAW for a long time. I want to be up-front about that. I am proud to represent Stockport, which has many district centres and a vibrant town...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Education System (7 Dec 2022)

Elizabeth Smith: ...in Scotland on Sunday , Nicola Sturgeon went as far as to say that the London model of cluster schools was worth looking at, because it was delivering good results for more disadvantaged pupils. John Swinney, reflecting on the poor performance of a particular local authority, told us that “the status quo is not an option.” What on earth went wrong in the SNP high command? Why, after...

Online Safety Bill: New Clause 11 - Notices to deal with terrorism content or CSEA content (or both) (5 Dec 2022)

Laura Farris: ...cited the example of a teenage boy arrested for his part in the gang rape of a 14-year old girl. In his witness statement to the police, the boy said that it felt just like a porn film. Dr John Foubert, the former White House adviser on rape prevention, has said: “It wasn’t until 10 years ago when I came to the realization that the secret ingredient in the recipe for rape was not...

Roadworks (Regulation) (30 Nov 2022)

Mark Francois: ...to see his worthy successor, my hon. Friend the Member for Southend West (Anna Firth), in her place. As we know, sometimes, roadwork delays are due to utility companies carrying out repairs or maintenance, broadband providers laying new fibre or property developers connecting new estates to the power grid. In many cases, however, the common denominator is a lack of any palpable sense of...

Avian Influenza Outbreak — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (30 Nov 2022)

Steven Bonnar: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair this morning, Sir George. I thank the right hon. Member for Maldon (Sir John Whittingdale) for securing this important and timely debate, and for informing us all so well about the current avian influenza outbreak in the UK and further afield. I thank all hon. Members for their contributions to the debate. The latest outbreak of avian flu, commonly...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ukraine: Armed Conflict (29 Nov 2022)

John Healey: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November to Question 63111 on Ukraine: Armed Conflict, what recent estimate he has made of the number of Russian (a) main battle tanks, (b) armoured fighting vehicles, (c) fixed wing aircrafts, (d) helicopters, (e) unmanned aerial vehicles, (f) ships, (g) artillery systems, (h) multiple-launch rocket systems and (i) other...

Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme (23 Nov 2022)

Jonathan Gullis: .... Obviously, I will cheekily use this opportunity to see if the Solicitor General, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole (Michael Tomlinson), will add his name to that call. The main purpose for holding this debate today is to consider the unduly lenient sentence scheme. On 4 October 2022, John Owen was sentenced to six years and four months in prison, with the most...

Algeria: 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations (16 Nov 2022)

Alexander Stafford: ...the good life for everyone, especially those who had given service to the empire. As a result of Roman development, Algeria was regarded as a particularly productive part of the empire, becoming a main provider of agricultural surpluses to other distant territories. Later, Emperor Caracalla represented why the Roman model was so successful: he was of Punic and Arab ancestry, with few...

West Balkans: Council of Europe — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (16 Nov 2022)

Martin Vickers: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Nokes. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Henley (John Howell) on securing this debate. It has been an extremely well-informed debate, and it appears that virtually everyone around the Chamber has been to the western Balkans over the course of the last few months. I serve as the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to the western...

Bhopal Gas Explosion Investigations — [Esther McVey in the Chair] (15 Nov 2022)

Catherine West: ...Mishra) said, there is no question but that the industrial disaster in 1984 was a catastrophe of epic proportions, with even the most conservative estimates acknowledging that thousands of people, mainly from poorer, informal settlements around the factory, were killed instantly. Many, many more families and their children were harmed, and the local economy and environment were fatally...

Cryptoasset Promotions in Sport (8 Nov 2022)

Aaron Bell: ...attempts to monetise fan engagement with the clubs. As I said, I will start with misleading promotion. The widespread and often misleading promotion of crypto has helped it to make it into the mainstream. It minimises the risks involved in so-called investing—in many cases, fans just spending their money on this product. Many sports teams, players and, now, leagues have made or are in...

Employee Share Ownership (Reform) (8 Nov 2022)

George Howarth: ...to be realised. Question put and agreed to. Ordered, That Sir George Howarth, Margaret Beckett, Kirsty Blackman, Sir Graham Brady, Philip Davies, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Dame Margaret Hodge, John McDonnell, Esther McVey, Sarah Olney, Jim Shannon and Gareth Thomas present the Bill. Sir George Howarth accordingly presented the Bill. Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time on Friday...

Defence: Nuclear Testing Veterans: Service Medals (7 Nov 2022)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: A Cabinet Office source reportedly told the Daily Mirror that the Advisory Military Sub-Committee has recommended to the main Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals that there be no medal for nuclear testing veterans, despite a Government scientist reporting in February that atomic troops were more likely to die, and to die from cancer, than other servicemen. Given that...

Yemen Peace Process — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (3 Nov 2022)

David Rutley: ...that point in due course. Without going as far as committing to what she suggested, I will come to what we are doing to facilitate and move forward with a political settlement. The UK Government remain one of the principal supporters of UN-led efforts to end the conflict, and continue to play a leading role in moving the peace process forward. The Foreign Secretary, in his previous role as...

Scottish Independence and the Scottish Economy (2 Nov 2022)

John Lamont: ...that it would be a once-in-a-generation opportunity— Owen Thompson claimed to move the closure ( Standing Order No. 36). Question put forthwith, That the Question be now put. Question agreed to. Main Question accordingly put.

Backbench Business: Colleges Week 2022 — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (27 Oct 2022)

Andrea Jenkyns: ...how colleges reach across all sections of society; I think every Member in this room agrees with that. They really reach out to the hard-to-reach places. I thought that, before beginning my main speech, I would just touch on some of the things that hon. Members brought up. The right hon. Member for Exeter (Mr Bradshaw) proudly highlighted the excellent work of his local college. I am also...

Scottish Parliament: Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Oct 2022)

John Mason: ...are considering voting against the bill at stage 1 are doing so for slightly different reasons, so I am not speaking for, or on behalf of, anyone in particular, but I will try to cover some of the main concerns.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport (24 Oct 2022)

Nicholas Fletcher: .... Friend. That just proves that the airport is used by people from all across the north of England and is such a fantastic asset. Peel has been stubborn—I believe desperately so—and its board, mainly John Whittaker and Robert Hough, will have to live with what it is trying to do and what its legacy will be. I am told that John Whittaker is a good man, and he can stop this at the click...


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