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National Spitfire Project — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (28 Mar 2017)

George Kerevan: On that point, it is worth remembering that RJ Mitchell also designed the Walrus biplane seaplane, which picked up so many downed RAF pilots. It looked as antediluvian as the Swordfish, but equally it was very efficient.

House of Lords: Size - Motion to Resolve (Continued) (5 Dec 2016)

Lord Elton: agree in advance what the legislation shall be. I have tried exactly that on a micro scale as an amateur with a Private Member’s Bill. It is laughable that the first, simplest and most obviously necessary step in reform should be urged by an antediluvian, hereditary Peer washed up on the Back Benches in 1999; it needs to be undertaken with the strength and majesty of the whole...

Sexual Offences (Pardons etc) Bill (21 Oct 2016)

Jeremy Quin: ...abolished the offences would provide some succour. Two things have persuaded me that that is insufficient, however. The first thing that has persuaded me is the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. I recognise fully that no matter how antediluvian the legislation under which an individual was convicted, a proper process is required through which the historical record should be amended. The...

European Union Referendum: Young Voters - Question for Short Debate (26 May 2016)

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard: ...referenda are the devices of dictators and demagogues. However, we are where we are. This is a very important debate and I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Roberts, in allowing us to have it. I am antediluvian when it comes to IT. I belong to the quill pen and forked stick school of messaging and I am not a Facebook user. However, I know that a very large number of young people are....

Hinkley Point C Reactor (8 Mar 2016)

George Kerevan: Government interference. All I am saying ultimately is that this Parliament needs regular updating in an honest and serious way so that we know where we are. We also need a plan B because this antediluvian and obsolete method of approaching how to fund large-scale and huge energy projects by putting all the eggs in one basket runs a risk. Perhaps because the Government are frightened to...

House of Lords Reform — Motion to Take Note (Continued) (15 Sep 2015)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ..., I find it hard to disagree with the opening lines of the excellent report A Programme for Progress, produced by a number of my noble friends, including the now retired Lord Grenfell: “The House of Lords needs urgent reform. The number of peers, growing fast, is too large. Its procedures creak. Its image is rendered antediluvian by flummery, and it falls short of what is required of...

Scottish Parliament: Ending Female Genital Mutilation (5 Feb 2015)

Kenneth Gibson: ...estimates that half of all girls subjected to FGM are under the age of 5, while most of the remainder are under the age of 14. I know that members across the chamber are united in condemning an antediluvian practice that does so much harm to both the physical and psychological health of millions of girls and women around the world. However, some members might be surprised to hear how...

Business of the House: Parliamentary Representation (27 Feb 2014)

Fiona Mactaggart: ...of private little arrangements to deal with things. For example, we have no formal maternity or sick leave arrangements. Instead, the Whips secretly make deals across the Chamber to pair Members. Why are those things not proper rights and more transparent? We need them to be. The risk of us looking antediluvian and ancient is not just because of who gets here and the fact that we do not...

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Committee (3 Feb 2014)

Lord Bew: an important point here with respect to the recent Haass talks. One of the key reasons why those talks failed in Belfast was around the issue of dealing with the past. Do we honestly believe that the antediluvian libel laws, which restricted freedom of certain key questions with respect to the past in Northern Ireland, should be maintained to improve understanding of the past? The idea...

Scottish Parliament: Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill (16 Jan 2014)

Chic Brodie: ...and accountable, but it is not. That is why I believe—I say this with not a little compliance and commercial background—that our regulatory framework, particularly in planning, is, to be frank, antediluvian and inconsistent in some cases. If we are to address the malaise and problems in economic distribution to which Mike MacKenzie referred, the bill is important. It places a...

High Speed 2 — Motion to Take Note (24 Oct 2013)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...being accused of nimbyism for questioning the effects of this project on some of our most beautiful countryside. Alison Munro, chief executive of HS2, is wrong to characterise opponents as “a noisy minority” and imply that anyone who questions this project is an antediluvian luddite. Taken with the Government’s road-building plans, which will impact on five national...

Descendants of Deceased Adopted People (Access to Information): Immigration Bill (22 Oct 2013)

Mark Reckless: However, it is less understandable and not right for better-off people who benefit from immigration to look down on those who do not have the same view of those coming here and think that it is because they have antediluvian or even racist attitudes. The reality is that less well-off people are competing with those coming in and it affects their wages or how hard they have to work for...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 6 - Main rate for financial year 2015 (16 May 2013)

Chris Leslie: ...before that, during the campaign. What is the Treasury’s projection of yield from corporation tax as a result of the change? I know that Government Members often like to refer to what is sometimes known as the Laffer curve, their slightly antediluvian theory, used with the 50p rate in tax, that tax can be reduced to low levels and somehow miraculously yield massive revenues as a...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1 (22 Jan 2013)

Chic Brodie: .... I say this to the Opposition: any country that has an economy that does not seek and manage change—that does not look to produce efficiencies—will die. It will die. I say to the two main Opposition parties that their antediluvian pursuit and competitive animosities in throwing money at problems or making cuts unwittingly is not the solution that will create a dynamic economy....

Scottish Parliament: Proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill (12 Sep 2012)

Chic Brodie: ...8212;but engagement and security of community interest will be achieved only by true devolution of management and leadership of the communities to those who live in and own them. The current local authority system is slightly antediluvian and far too wide. The proposed bill will give us a chance to consult on a meaningful local and community service that will meet the aspirations of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Northern Ireland Assembly Commission: Parliament Buildings: Energy Efficiency (3 Jul 2012)

David McClarty: I thank the Member for his answer. The Member will be aware of the antediluvian-type radiators that we have in this Building, which have a wide range of temperature outputs and are, therefore, very inefficient. Will those be replaced with much more modern and efficient radiators some time in the future?

Scottish Parliament: Visitor Economy (21 Jun 2012)

Chic Brodie: ...challenges and the aspirations have been drawn up and organisations are being improved to underpin them. However, one can imagine how much better all those achievements would be if we were to be released from the yoke of the excessive VAT charges that have been imposed on the sector, freed from the shackles of an antediluvian visa process and released from the pernicious and iniquitous air...

Backbench Business: Charging for Access to Parliament (15 Mar 2012)

Stewart Jackson: ...buildings, and we are responsible and accountable to them. That leads me on to the discussion that we have had today—thanks to my hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon), who secured this debate—on the antediluvian, opaque nature of the governance of this place, and on the Commission and the Management Board in particular. I was never consulted on the closure of...

Scottish Parliament: Public Sector Pensions (30 Nov 2011)

Chic Brodie: that the broken society, the broken economy, and what will be the broken union, result from gross inequalities in our society. The attack on the incomes of the poorer, and on the pensions of people in the public sector, is a result of the antediluvian, ancient and false social war between Labour and the Tories in London. On the one hand we have the Labour Party—that organised...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Connectivity (30 Jun 2011)

Joan McAlpine: ...2G, which provides a basic voice and text service and has been around since the days when mobiles looked like bricks. It is also the technology that many poor families depend on. However, our coverage is still antediluvian. In Scotland, there is 2G coverage in 64 per cent of our geographical area, whereas that figure is 91 per cent in the rest of the UK. We are living in an age of digital...

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