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Results 1–20 of 1000 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Paul Goodman

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (13 Jan 2009)

Paul Goodman: The Minister with responsibility for the middle east will be acutely aware that what happens abroad can have consequences at home. Given the rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Britain since 27 December, including an attempt to burn down a synagogue, and given the attacks on Muslims and mosques that have taken place since 9/11, will he tell the House what discussions he has had with domestic...

Business of the House: Holocaust Memorial Day (29 Jan 2009)

Paul Goodman: Holocaust memorial day is, of course, 27 January and on that day this year, my hon. Friend the Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr. Mitchell), the shadow Secretary of State for International Development, laid a wreath at Yad Vashem on behalf of our party. The debate is necessarily sombre, and as the Minister said, each year it is one in which party politics is irrelevant. Each year, we probe...

Business of the House: Holocaust Memorial Day (29 Jan 2009)

Paul Goodman: My hon. Friend is absolutely right, and I shall come to that point later.

Business of the House: Holocaust Memorial Day (29 Jan 2009)

Paul Goodman: I broadly agree with the hon. Gentleman, and in fact he has anticipated part of the direction in which I intend to take my speech. Although this is not a debate about Gaza, and you would rightly rule out of order any Member who tried to turn it into one, Madam Deputy Speaker, I wish to make the point that we must appreciate how strongly many people feel about the situation. I wish to put on...

Business of the House: Holocaust Memorial Day (29 Jan 2009)

Paul Goodman: In many ways, that is related to a point that has been made from the Conservative Benches, which is that feelings about this issue are not confined to members of any one ethnic or religious group. It is incontestable that what happens abroad can stir violent extremism at home. However, I wish to make it absolutely clear that violence abroad must not be allowed to spill on to the streets of...

Business of the House (5 Feb 2009)

Paul Goodman: The Environment Agency recently scrapped an anti-flooding programme in Marlow, in my constituency, after design errors by Halcrow, the consultants, were discovered. That came at a cost of about £1 million—and rising—to the taxpayer. May we have a debate in the reasonably near future on the use of consultants by Government agencies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK-Pakistan Relations (24 Feb 2009)

Paul Goodman: What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Government of Pakistan on UK-Pakistan relations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK-Pakistan Relations (24 Feb 2009)

Paul Goodman: We are, of course, aware that the Foreign Secretary recently raised Kashmir with the Government of India, and presume that he also did so with the Government of Pakistan. Is it the Government's view that a solution in Kashmir is integral to a wider solution in the region as a whole, and does the Minister agree that—in some way and at some time—the people of Kashmir must be involved in any...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Affordable Accommodation (Private Rented Sector) (3 Mar 2009)

Paul Goodman: As the Minister knows, the Rugg review last October recommended a light-touch licensing system for landlords. Obviously, no one wants that review to be followed by another, given that it followed earlier reviews itself. That approach would be "bureaucratic and obstructive", to quote the Minister's own words back at him, so can he simply tell us by what date that recommendation, or any of the...

Point of Order (11 Mar 2009)

Paul Goodman: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. As you are aware, the preventing violent extremism pathfinder fund distributes more than £70 million of public money to local authorities. Last year, after a delay of some six months, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government was persuaded to place in the Library details of how that fund was being spent for that year. Earlier this year, I...

Christianity in Public Life (11 Mar 2009)

Paul Goodman: It is a pleasure, Mr. Caton, to see you in the Chair. The contribution of the hon. Member for Brent, East (Sarah Teather) has reminded us all that this has been a debate of extreme theological literacy. I think everyone in the Chamber this afternoon would agree that some of our debates, sadly, are a little too short and I would have been very happy to hear many of the hon. Members who have...

Christianity in Public Life (11 Mar 2009)

Paul Goodman: I was ticking off three reasons for today's scepticism and hostility towards organised religion, including Christianity. I ticked off the rise of violent extremism and fundamentalism. The third reason is a general anti-establishment movement against religion, to which the hon. Member for Gateshead, East and Washington, West referred, when she mentioned the Jedi knights, which as she knows the...

Business of the House (12 Mar 2009)

Paul Goodman: I return to the preventing violent extremism pathfinder fund, which I raised yesterday on a point of order and my hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Alan Duncan) raised today from the Front Bench. I have in my hands details of where every single penny from the fund went last year, which were placed in the Library. The Department for Communities and Local Government is refusing to...

Business of the House (12 Mar 2009)

Paul Goodman: Where is the money going?

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Race Equality (12 Mar 2009)

Paul Goodman: This is the first time that I, too, have had the good fortune to serve under your chairmanship, Mr. Bayley. I welcome this debate on future strategy on race equality and, like the Minister, I am delighted at the presence of the other two Front-Bench Members. I also congratulate the Minister on his speech, which contained a minimum—if not none—of the party political nonsense that sometimes...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Race Equality (12 Mar 2009)

Paul Goodman: Does the hon. Lady agree, given that we have a debate once a year on anti-Semitism, that the time may well have come to give serious consideration to having a debate in Government time on Islamophobia?

Business of the House (19 Mar 2009)

Paul Goodman: The Leader of the House will be aware that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has now written to you, Mr. Speaker, to confirm that details of this year's programme of spending on preventing violent extremism will be published. I raised the matter in business questions last week. However, the letter also confirms that the Department does not currently hold the details....

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: International Terrorism (24 Mar 2009)

Paul Goodman: It has been confirmed in the past week that the Department for Communities and Local Government is only now compiling a central list of exactly where the £12 million of preventing violent extremism money has gone this year. That makes it very hard to see what due diligence has been exercised. Can the Home Secretary give the House an unequivocal guarantee that none of that money has gone...

Petitions: Nick Cousins (1 Apr 2009)

Paul Goodman: I am grateful to have secured this debate today. I want to tell part of the story of my constituent, Nick Cousins, because that will allow me to ask how a teacher who has never been found guilty by a court is now unlikely to be able to return to his vocation because, in effect, of the intervention of the Government and their agencies. The story raises serious questions about the balance—in...

Petitions: Nick Cousins (1 Apr 2009)

Paul Goodman: Can the Minister confirm whether that letter would include what I described as the whole misconduct question if my constituent gave permission for the letter to be written?


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