Results 21–40 of 5200 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Frank Dobson

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day]: Tax Avoidance (11 Feb 2015)

Frank Dobson: The hon. Gentleman should complete the quotation. I am not usually regarded as the greatest defender of Lord Mandelson, but the part-sentence he has just quoted was followed by the words “providing they pay their fair share of tax”.

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day]: Tax Avoidance (11 Feb 2015)

Frank Dobson: HSBC had a lot of customers in Switzerland with secret bank accounts, and it helped them and conspired with them to break British law. Even if HMRC does not want to do anything about it, it seems to me that it was obtaining financial advantage by deception, which is a general crime, not something that needs to be prosecuted by HMRC. Why are the names of these self-confessed tax swindlers kept...

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day]: Tax Avoidance (11 Feb 2015)

Frank Dobson: No I will not, because other Members want to speak. Between them, the big four banks have 1,649 subsidiaries located in tax havens. So far, we know about the wrongdoing of only one of them. When will the Government start to find out what the other 1,648 have been up to, and probably still are up to, in tax havens abroad? We know that all four big banks will have been involved in money...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Francis Report: Update and Response (11 Feb 2015)

Frank Dobson: May I warn the Secretary of State not to think that because he has decided something and because a circular has been issued, something has happened? In 1998, against a lot of opposition, I insisted that the whistleblowing law should apply to the NHS. I also issued a circular banning the use of gagging clauses. As I said in my discussion with Sir Robert Francis on this whole issue, it clearly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Tax Avoidance (HSBC) (9 Feb 2015)

Frank Dobson: The public cannot understand why the names of these self-confessed tax swindlers are remaining secret. Will the Government publish the list of those with whom HMRC has come to an agreement, so that the public can see it and we can check it against the list of donors to the Tory party?

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day]: Electoral Registration (4 Feb 2015)

Frank Dobson: It is often said that the country would be better governed if there was a consensus, but may I say that I have never been part of the consensus on IER? I thought it was stupid when it was suggested by the stupid Electoral Commission and it has remained stupid ever since. We have had the mad situation that in this democratically elected House we have knowingly voted to reduce the number of...

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day]: Electoral Registration (4 Feb 2015)

Frank Dobson: We have had targets before.

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day]: Electoral Registration (4 Feb 2015)

Frank Dobson: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the two parties that form the coalition have a vested interest in keeping down the number of students and would-be students on the electoral register, because those two parties are the ones that put the fees up to £9,000?

Living Wage (Reporting): Human Fertilisation and Embryology (3 Feb 2015)

Frank Dobson: I have a sense of déjà vu, or perhaps déjà entendu. The objections that have been brought out today, and in previous discussions, about mitochondrial disease are identical to those that arose when Louise Brown was brought into this world at Oldham general hospital as a result of the risky work undertaken by Steptoe and Edwards and Jean Purdy. That was a risk that the scientists were...

Living Wage (Reporting): Human Fertilisation and Embryology (3 Feb 2015)

Frank Dobson: No, I will not give way, because I do not want to take up more than my allocated six minutes. The question arises: will it be safe and will it work? The answer is that no one can make any guarantees, but that is the nature of scientific development. The thing to remember is that mitochondrial disease is horrible and that there is no treatment for it. I remind people that the team at Newcastle...

Living Wage (Reporting): Human Fertilisation and Embryology (3 Feb 2015)

Frank Dobson: No, I shall not. Those people are taking risks, because if the treatment does not work, there will be those who will gloat—even, I am sad to say, Members in this Chamber. The parents are also willing to take the risks. Parents with children do not want this to happen again, and we have the opportunity to do something about it. The results are uncertain, but that is in the nature of both...

Blood Safety (Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease) (29 Jan 2015)

Frank Dobson: Would you like to try mine?

Blood Safety (Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease) (29 Jan 2015)

Frank Dobson: Will the Minister confirm that none of the scientific advisers has advised her or any other Minister that the John Collinge treatment proposals would not work or ought not to be tested?

Blood Safety (Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease) (29 Jan 2015)

Frank Dobson: I start by declaring two peculiar interests. When I was Secretary of State for Health, I introduced the leucodepletion of the blood supply, which led to the establishment of the prion unit that now operates at the University college London institute of neurology in my constituency. I have therefore had a constituency interest, as well as a continuing interest, in the brilliant work of the...

HS2 Funding Referendum Bill (23 Jan 2015)

Frank Dobson: rose—

HS2 Funding Referendum Bill (23 Jan 2015)

Frank Dobson: Lots of people pull into Euston, and they want to continue to do so without being interrupted for the next 15 years by the works on HS2. In relation to the impact on my constituency, surely the point is that although all the proposals in the Bill—which the House has apparently seriously considered—have been abandoned, the work around Euston has not. There are no proposals for the people...

HS2 Funding Referendum Bill (23 Jan 2015)

Frank Dobson: The Euston arch could be rebuilt tomorrow. We do not need a huge engineering project to justify it. We could simply dig the stones out of the canal and rebuild the arch where it used to stand, and we could do that tomorrow.

HS2 Funding Referendum Bill (23 Jan 2015)

Frank Dobson: I fear that the right hon. Gentleman has been very badly briefed by his officials, because he ought to know—his officials certainly ought to know this, although they probably do not, if my experience is anything to go by—that there were outline proposals for the redevelopment of Euston station that virtually everyone in the locality approved of. They would like that particular...

HS2 Funding Referendum Bill (23 Jan 2015)

Frank Dobson: The sort of thing the Minister is now saying is what HS2 has been saying endlessly to people and then ignoring them. The people in the area—not just their MP but the people themselves—were promised that the revised proposals for Euston would be made public for consultation in October last year and are now being told that these things may be available in September this year. That shows the...

HS2 Funding Referendum Bill (23 Jan 2015)

Frank Dobson: Does the hon. Gentleman accept, as I am afraid I do, that the economic arguments from those in favour and those against are pretty thin and are based on guesswork about who might be using a train and why in the year 2040?


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