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Results 41–60 of 600 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Julian Knight

Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection) (2 Apr 2019)

Julian Knight: My hon. Friend is being very generous in giving way. He is always conscious of the clock. Does my hon. Friend agree that paragraph 2.4 of the explanatory memorandum emphasises how disadvantaged we could be by a no-deal Brexit in terms of consumer rights? It says: “if we did not revoke the Geo-Blocking Regulation, UK traders would continue to have obligations to EU customers under the...

Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection) (2 Apr 2019)

Julian Knight: rose—

Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection) (2 Apr 2019)

Julian Knight: I thank my hon. Friend again for giving way. Does this not also emphasise the fact that there are also downstream consequences? I am not talking just about the one that I emphasised from paragraph 2.4 of the explanatory memorandum. Paragraph 2.3 also states: “UK civil and commercial judgments would no longer be automatically enforced in EU member” states. Does my hon. Friend agree that...

Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection) (2 Apr 2019)

Julian Knight: It is really interesting to focus on Northern Ireland in this. Does my hon. Friend agree that it would be perverse if there were such barriers in the way, given that many of the major internet retailers are domiciled in the Republic of Ireland for tax reasons?

Privileges (2 Apr 2019)

Julian Knight: This is the heart of the matter. The report states that many of Mr Cummings’s communications were highly inappropriate, including some outside the House. He did not do himself any favours in that respect. I personally wanted to hear what he had to say, and I honestly believe that many members of the Committee had open minds and wanted their questions to be answered. Is it not also true that...

Privileges (2 Apr 2019)

Julian Knight: Does my hon. Friend envisage a similar bar on someone for being a bankrupt, for example?

NHS Pension Scheme: Tapered Annual Allowance (2 Apr 2019)

Julian Knight: Does the Minister agree that a potential issue is that this acts as a cap on the amount of tax relief that is given out? We know that this is not progressive in terms of higher-rate tax relief on pensions. Would it not be better for us to look at a system in which we have a flat rate of 25p, 28p or 30p in the pound, rather than the higher rate? That would mitigate, or mean that we did not...

NHS Pension Scheme: Tapered Annual Allowance (2 Apr 2019)

Julian Knight: I apologise for missing the first couple of minutes of the debate. My hon. Friend is a great thinker on pensions, which is the main reason I wanted to come here today, and I want to ask him a very simple question. Does he wish to dispense with the annual allowance and lifetime limit, or does he want a special dispensation for senior NHS workers, who are quite high-income earners?

Emergency Summit on Knife Crime (22 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: The west midlands is gripped by a gun and knife crime epidemic, while the police and crime commissioner sits on his reserves and closes police stations such as my own in Solihull. Is not it time that, in this summit, we looked at the structure of West Midlands police, and rolled up the powers of the police and crime commissioner with those of the regional Mayor, better to tackle knife crime?

Overseas Electors Bill: Prompt to register as an overseas elector (22 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: That is a very interesting point, and I am quite staggered that 7 million people overseas could be enfranchised long term if the 15-year rule falls. That is very telling. Is it not true, in terms of my hon. Friend’s reflection on the EU referendum, that when the establishment wants to do something it will put its shoulder to the wheel and get it done? Is it not the case that with this Bill,...

Overseas Electors Bill: Prompt to register as an overseas elector (22 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: I thought earlier during my hon. Friend’s speech about the GDPR issue, which our hon. Friend the Member for Harborough (Neil O’Brien) has raised, but the truth of the matter is that, throughout government, people find ways to comply with GDPR. I do not think it is beyond the wit of registration officers to find a way for my hon. Friend’s new clause 1 to be operable within the confines...

Overseas Electors Bill: Prompt to register as an overseas elector (22 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: My hon. Friend is generous, as ever, in taking interventions. Is it the case that the earlier people register, the less of a bottleneck and a jam there is, and the more likely we are to ensure a robust system, and that those who register are bona fide and legitimate? We have seen in more recent elections that people voted in one place when they should have been in another.

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill (15 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Theresa Villiers), who is respected and acknowledged throughout this House as a champion not just of her own constituency but of communities across the UK, and the Jewish community in particular. There can be few if any constituencies in the whole of our country that are not affected by the shadow of the holocaust. In...

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill (15 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: That is an interesting question, and there are people in the museum communities much more qualified to answer it than me.

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill (15 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: I thank my right hon. Friend for that clear explanation, and I am delighted to have been an interlocutor between her and my hon. Friend the Member for Beckenham (Bob Stewart).

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill (15 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: I give way to my right hon. Friend to answer that.

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill (15 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: I shall move on. This Bill should not be seen as a rebuke to those who drafted and passed the original Act 10 years ago. The whole point of sunset clauses is that they make us revisit previous pieces of legislation, test their underlying assumptions, and decide in the light of new evidence and experience whether and how to update the law. That is good legislative practice. In this instance,...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill: Extension of Civil Partnership (15 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: Thank you for calling me so early in the debate, Mr Deputy Speaker. Let me add my comments to those of other Members about the tragedy—the abomination—that has been unfolding in New Zealand overnight. As one who represents a very diverse community in Solihull, I have seen at first hand just how disgusting religious intolerance is: not so long ago, a pig’s head was left at a mosque. I...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill: Extension of Civil Partnership (15 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: I thank my hon. Friend. He is a very compassionate and good friend of mine, and he is absolutely correct. I just wish we could have done this sooner, but we are here now, getting it done, and that is thanks to my hon. Friend the Member for East Worthing and Shoreham. I am pleased that the Government are taking the opportunity provided by the Bill to review the way in which we record...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill: Extension of Civil Partnership (15 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: I could not have put it any better myself; that is absolutely the right approach and the right thing to say, and we are correcting that wrong in this place today. As well as allowing for official investigation, the Bill opens the door to providing official recognition to babies who are born dead before the current deadline, allowing their parents to name them and have their birth officially...


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