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Results 81–100 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

Orders of the Day: Counter-Terrorism Bill (1 Apr 2008)

Paul Goodman: I am very grateful to the Home Secretary for giving way. She will know that a major trial in connection with Operation Overt and the alleged aeroplane plot is to begin this week. Two people—one is a constituent of mine, and the other may be—were apparently charged on the 28th day, although it has been claimed that the police had sufficient evidence to charge them on the 21st day or...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Empty Properties (1 Apr 2008)

Paul Goodman: Speaking of empty property, the Minister knows that 122 acres of Whitehall currently lie empty at a cost to the taxpayer of some £200 million a year—a substantial sum. Since the Government have a target and a plan for everything, how many acres will still be empty at the end of the year, and what saving will the Government achieve by then in their plan to reduce the number?

Tibet (1 Apr 2008)

Paul Goodman: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate. As he knows, we hear a great deal in relation to foreign policy about the advocacy of liberal values and the pursuit of human rights. Does he agree—I am sure that he does—that the Government and political parties have a responsibility to pursue those ends in the face of powerful countries such as China no less than in the face of...

[Mr. Martyn Jones in the Chair] — Park Home Sites (26 Mar 2008)

Paul Goodman: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr. Jones. I congratulate the hon. Member for Teignbridge (Richard Younger-Ross) on luring a small but select body of colleagues into the Chamber this morning for this debate—[Interruption.]It may not be as small as some bodies that come here, and there has been great interest in the issue. He spoke with great lucidity and charm when introducing...

Business of the House (6 Mar 2008)

Paul Goodman: This year, money for the Government's preventing violent extremism scheme, which is paid to local authorities, has been ring-fenced. It has recently become clear that money in future years will not be ring-fenced. If it is not ring-fenced, some—perhaps many—councils may use it for other purposes. If they do that, it implies the disappearance nationally of the whole scheme. Has the Leader...

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Warley (Mr. Spellar) on the part that he has played in ensuring that this topical debate could take place today. I should also like to say that the Minister's opening speech struck exactly the right note. Parts of it—the ending, in particular—were extremely moving. I have a personal interest in this debate, in a way, in that my family background...

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: The hon. Lady makes an absolutely key point. She is now the third Member in the debate to highlight some of the difficulties of educating young people who are growing up today about what happened in Europe on such a vast scale 50 and more years ago. The hon. Member for Dundee, East (Stewart Hosie) made the same point earlier. He and the hon. Lady are absolutely right.

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: I agree with the hon. Gentleman. My point was that, as Europeans, we need to remember our common history and understand the roots of what happened. It is significant than in the 50 and more years since the war, the Churches—I am thinking particularly of the Roman Catholic Church—have changed key parts of their teaching and message to repudiate some of the inheritance of anti-Semitism that...

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: I do not know who to give way to first. Let me start from the bottom and work up.

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: Yes, I certainly will add that organisation to what the hon. Gentleman knows is quite a long list.

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: Yes, and in saying so I am half making a commitment to go myself. I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising that point. When I was growing up, it was recognised that the main political source of anti-Semitism in the UK was neo-Nazi groups, but the picture today is slightly different. The neo-Nazi groups are still there, but there are others who express extreme views and who believe, for...

Business of the House: Topical debate — Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: I am sure that the hon. Lady is right. I was going to ask the Minister about that. According to my research, a document produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families referred to one teacher in a school in northern England who had allegedly backed off from teaching the holocaust because of the reaction that, rightly or wrongly, they thought they would get from Muslim pupils....

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Violent Extremism (15 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: The preventing violent extremism programme is clearly important, and I have seen some of the good work myself, including the work in Dudley to which the Secretary of State referred. However, she really must clear up the point that was raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Monmouth (David T.C. Davies). In November, the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the hon....

Business of the House (10 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: Further to the question from my right hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May) about the placing of documents relating to the Prime Minister's "preventing violent extremism" programme in the Library, the Leader of the House should know that the Prime Minister made a commitment to put the relevant documents in the Library as long ago as 14 November, and on 21 November the Secretary...

Police Pay (9 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: On pay, does my hon. Friend agree that the Thames valley force has a particular retention problem, and that the Government would be well advised to review the rate at which the south-east allowance is paid?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pakistan and Kenya (7 Jan 2008)

Paul Goodman: I represent some 9,000 voters of Pakistani and Kashmiri origin, and many of them have made clear to me their horror at the murder of Benazir Bhutto. As the Foreign Secretary knows, nearly every serious al-Qaeda plot since 7/7 in Britain has had some connection with Pakistan, so what monitoring arrangements do his Department and the Government have in place to measure the effect of incidents...

Point of Order (21 Nov 2007)

Paul Goodman: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. A week ago, the Prime Minister guaranteed in the House that copies of the successful bids for £6 million to prevent extremism would be placed in the Library. A week later, those documents are not in the Library, which has received a message from Downing street saying that there is no timetable for their delivery. What can you do, Mr. Speaker, to ensure that...

Business of the House (8 Nov 2007)

Paul Goodman: May we have a specific debate in the relatively near future on the grave situation in Pakistan? I appreciate that the House will have the opportunity to debate this matter next Monday, but clearly the situation is continuing and deeply troubling, and the House will want to keep a close eye on it.

M40 (16 Oct 2007)

Paul Goodman: Perhaps the Minister could write to me further to clarify whether the Department accept Keepmoving's estimate that the area that we have been discussing—I think that it is junction 3—is one of the worst in the south-east.

M40 (16 Oct 2007)

Paul Goodman: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mrs. Humble. This is the first time that I have spoken with you in the Chair. Little did I think, when we first sat together as colleagues on the Select Committee on Work and Pensions after I was first elected in 2001, that we would be here today. I know that if I move out of order on any point, you will swoop ruthlessly upon me, as you did in those...

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