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Results 101–120 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

[Sir John Butterfill in the Chair] — Anti-Semitism (19 Jul 2007)

Paul Goodman: I intervened simply because the Minister seems to be drawing to the end of his peroration, and naturally has not had time to answer all the questions that have been raised. Will he assure us that he will write in reply to any unanswered questions, such as mine about the funding of university faculties from abroad?

[Sir John Butterfill in the Chair] — Anti-Semitism (19 Jul 2007)

Paul Goodman: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Sir John. Like the Minister, I have been translated from the great spaces of the Finance Bill into community cohesion. I have not yet had the chance to welcome him to his new position, which I now do. I suppose that this is my debut in this field. I should like to pick up on a point made by the hon. Member for Hazel Grove (Andrew Stunell). I think...

[Sir John Butterfill in the Chair] — Anti-Semitism (19 Jul 2007)

Paul Goodman: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for that intervention, because it gives me the chance to make the point that has already been made by the hon. Member for Hazel Grove: we would like a little more clarity about how exactly that mechanism will work. It is pretty clear that there is a danger, first, that non-terrorist prisoners will be indoctrinated into anti-Semitism inter alia and,...

[Sir John Butterfill in the Chair] — Anti-Semitism (19 Jul 2007)

Paul Goodman: I do not want in any way to upset the right hon. Gentleman, but I have to tell him that my recollection is that I asked a similar question and I received an answer. I will send him that answer and perhaps we will have a chance to clear this up.

[Sir John Butterfill in the Chair] — Anti-Semitism (19 Jul 2007)

Paul Goodman: I thought that the right hon. Gentleman might say something like that. To return to the central record, I was told that it would not be appropriate to provide the names of the imams fulfilling the role of prison chaplain. I think that I can guess the reason for that—there may be legitimate security concerns—but I would just like to hear it from the Government, rather than be told: "It...

[Sir John Butterfill in the Chair] — Anti-Semitism (19 Jul 2007)

Paul Goodman: Like the right hon. Gentleman, I have just read the book. Did he note that Mr. Husain claims at one point that he was taken to what he described as sessions of "Koran recitation, religious discussion, antisemitism and good food" by a person who still holds quite senior rank within the Muslim Council of Britain?

Business of the House (12 Jul 2007)

Paul Goodman: The Wycombe rape crisis centre in my constituency supports approximately 200 victims of rape, sexual assault and childhood abuse a year. According to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, it faces closure because "it was only given a matter of weeks' notice that it wouldn't receive funding in the coming year". I know that the right hon. and learned Lady, as Minister for Women,...

Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (10 Jul 2007)

Paul Goodman: I shall be brief and address myself directly to the public interest to which my hon. Friend the Member for Stone (Mr. Cash) has just referred. I wish to look at the order through the lens of community cohesion. It is undoubtedly true that in the struggle against al-Qaeda and the sort of atrocious incidents that we saw last weekend in London and Glasgow, the solution cannot be only one of...

Business of the House (5 Jul 2007)

Paul Goodman: Since the terrible events of 7/7, I think that there has been only one debate in the House on integration and cohesion. Given recent events in Glasgow and London, will the Government find time, in their own time, for a substantial debate on integration and cohesion in Britain?

Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House: Counter-terrorism (2 Jul 2007)

Paul Goodman: I represent the largest number of Muslim voters of any official Opposition Member of Parliament. Following the point just made, the Islamic religious institutions in my constituency condemn terrorism absolutely. Does the Home Secretary agree that the main driver of the threat that faces us is not foreign policy, as some have intimated, but the perversion of a great religion into a separatist...

Orders of the Day: Clause 20 — Income tax exemption for domestic microgeneration (26 Jun 2007)

Paul Goodman: As an indication of the Treasury's willingness to report, will the Chief Secretary now answer the question that I put to him initially? How many microgeneration schemes does he expect these tax reductions to produce?

Orders of the Day: Clause 20 — Income tax exemption for domestic microgeneration (26 Jun 2007)

Paul Goodman: This has been an interesting debate and it has formed itself around an observation by the hon. Member for Nottingham, South (Alan Simpson). He argued that what one does not report on, one is less likely to be held accountable for. What one is not held accountable for, one is not likely to have much of an incentive to improve. If the Treasury were to report once a year on the effectiveness of...

Orders of the Day: Clause 20 — Income tax exemption for domestic microgeneration (26 Jun 2007)

Paul Goodman: The Chief Secretary has simply argued that it would be duplication for the Treasury to produce a report about tax, which is its responsibility and not the responsibility of other Departments. The Chief Secretary, who is indeed prodigiously intelligent, was radiating institutional resistance to the idea that once a year the Treasury should be required to report on how effective the measures...

Orders of the Day: Clause 20 — Income tax exemption for domestic microgeneration (26 Jun 2007)

Paul Goodman: Yes, my hon. Friend is entirely right. If the Government expect the scheme to be effective, as they surely do, it does not seem unreasonable to ask them for some figures. I apologise to my hon. Friend for omitting to mention his support for last year's amendment, which I must confess had slipped my mind.

Orders of the Day: Clause 20 — Income tax exemption for domestic microgeneration (26 Jun 2007)

Paul Goodman: My hon. Friend is making the central case for the amendments. It is all very well for other Departments to produce reports, but if all we get is a brief summary of the proposals in the Green and Red Books, it is impossible to monitor how successful they may or may not be. Amendments Nos. 3, 4 and 5 are drawn from the remarks of the hon. Member for Falmouth and Camborne, who rightly pointed...

Orders of the Day: Clause 19 — SDLT relief for new zero-carbon homes (26 Jun 2007)

Paul Goodman: I want to begin by referring back to an observation made by the hon. Member for Falmouth and Camborne (Julia Goldsworthy), who pointed out today, as she did in Committee, that there is not only uncertainty about this demand-side measure, but nothing much on the supply side to ensure that we reach the figure of 200,000 homes by 2016. That observation set the context for this debate, because...

Orders of the Day: Clause 19 — SDLT relief for new zero-carbon homes (26 Jun 2007)

Paul Goodman: I would not advise the hon. Gentleman to intervene, because the last time he did so he succeeded in broadening the debate so far that the Deputy Speaker had to get to his feet. We cannot possibly have that now, can we? Whatever happens to the Economic Secretary, we know that he is a perceptive man. He dealt with today's debate calmly and with a smile on his face, which suggested that he knows...

Orders of the Day: Clause 20 — Income tax exemption for domestic microgeneration (26 Jun 2007)

Paul Goodman: I beg to move amendment No. 3, page 15, line 10, leave out sub-paragraph (b).

Orders of the Day: Clause 20 — Income tax exemption for domestic microgeneration (26 Jun 2007)

Paul Goodman: In the course of saying farewell to the Economic Secretary before he is elevated onwards and upwards to higher things, I forgot to mention that this is the Chancellor's last full day. I intend principally to discuss amendments Nos. 34 and 36, and I shall begin by marking that point. This afternoon gives the Chancellor a final chance to act on the emerging consensus in this House that the...

Orders of the Day: Clause 19 — SDLT relief for new zero-carbon homes (26 Jun 2007)

Paul Goodman: The Economic Secretary has not at any point claimed that my hon. Friend the Member for Braintree (Mr. Newmark) was mistaken to suggest that if the expenditure by 2012 will be £15 million, that means that approximately 7,500 homes will have been built by then. If that is the case, it is hard to see how the Government can get up to 200,000 by 2016.


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