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Results 61–80 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

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

Julian Knight: My hon. Friend is making a very powerful speech and it is really interesting to hear the thoughts of his parliamentary assistant, who feels similar to me. Does he agree that people of faith—I am a person of faith—also have to have strength in their faith to understand others who do not have that faith and in order perhaps to allow them complete equality under the law?

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

Julian Knight: On that specific point about financial matters, does my hon. Friend therefore think that that should also apply to pensions and the passing on of pension rights?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Imprisonment of Offenders (12 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: What the Government’s policy is on the use of imprisonment for offenders.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Imprisonment of Offenders (12 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: I support the broad thrust of ensuring that sentences work, particularly for female offenders. Does the Secretary of State agree that at the same time we should look at early release and whether it could be recalibrated to improve prison discipline?

Exiting the European Union (11 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: I have no legal training whatsoever—apart from, perhaps, a brief passing acquaintance with libel laws as a journalist—so I cannot give any tedious lectures on legal jiggery-pokery, but I do go door knocking, and every weekend people say to me that we need to leave the EU in an orderly fashion. Does my right hon. Friend agree that if what he has announced satisfies Government Members over...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sports Coverage (7 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: This lunchtime sees the official launch at Lord’s of the women’s parliamentary cricket team, which will attract media coverage. Will the Secretary of State, on International Women’s Day, wish the venture all success? Will he perhaps offer a word of congratulation to my senior parliamentary assistant, Megan Williams, who has gone to huge efforts to make this happen and will be captaining...

Petition - Closure and Relocation of Solihull Post Office (6 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: My constituents are deeply concerned by proposals from the Post Office to close its large, accessible branch in Mell Square, in the town centre, and to replace it with a counter on the first floor of the nearby branch of WHSmith. An official public consultation on the move by the Post Office closes today. Although it invited residents’ views on many important questions, especially regarding...

EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts (5 Mar 2019)

Julian Knight: It is not just here that we see the Opposition parties not acting in the national interest, because the same applies to statutory instruments. It is a constant refrain. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the only way of taking no deal off the table is by voting for the Prime Minister’s deal? It is time for the Opposition parties to put narrow party politics aside.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Feb 2019)

Julian Knight: The 2017 Birmingham bin strike led to mass fly-tipping across the borough border in my beautiful town of Solihull. With the threat of another strike ever present, will the Prime Minister join me in urging Birmingham City Council to do what often seems to be beyond it—namely, to be a good neighbour and sort out these strikes, which seem to be just a taster of what would happen under a...

Recall of Women to Prisons — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (20 Feb 2019)

Julian Knight: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this important debate. There are too many women in prison, but does she welcome the Ministry of Justice’s move to reduce the number of shorter sentences available? To retain people’s faith in the criminal justice system, early release should be a privilege earned rather than a right automatically given. It is a two-way street.

Flybmi (18 Feb 2019)

Julian Knight: Thank you, Mr Speaker. The Minister is clearly deeply concerned about this collapse and the wider issues affecting aviation across Europe. Will she assure the House that she will do everything she can to support our regional airports— Birmingham airport, despite its successes, is running at 35% capacity—because they are so important to our country and our regional economic diversity?

Uk Nationals Returning from Syria (18 Feb 2019)

Julian Knight: The sight of decapitated heads lying in a rubbish bin did not phase Ms Begum. Should the British people be phased if this individual is left to reap what she sows? No taxpayers’ money should be used in any way to repatriate this individual.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Funding: Young Carers Support (12 Feb 2019)

Julian Knight: As a fellow West Midlands MP, I concur with many things the hon. Gentleman says, including on the hand-to-mouth existence that these organisations seem to lead. Does he also recognise that this is not so much about social deprivation or the area of the country where someone lives? I understand from Solihull Young Carers that the wealthier south of my constituency has as many cases of young...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Funding: Young Carers Support (12 Feb 2019)

Julian Knight: I thank the hon. Gentleman for securing this crucial debate. I was a young carer in a lone parent family between the ages of 14 and 18. I looked after my mother, who had a debilitating back condition during those four years. At that time there was absolutely no help whatsoever and seemingly no information about any help. Nobody knew where to turn in that regard. Does he agree that when help...

Pensions Dashboard (6 Feb 2019)

Julian Knight: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. The fact that it is so well attended shows exactly how important the subject is to our constituents. My hon. Friend will probably recognise that when the pensions dashboard was first suggested, it was seen as something that might not happen, but now we are on the cusp of it. Does he agree with me that it would be good to see such data...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Feb 2019)

Julian Knight: Citizens Advice in Solihull has been a cornerstone of my community for over four decades. Does my right hon. Friend share my dismay at the fact that the council procurement process has seen 60% of its funding wiped out overnight? Will he join me in calling on Solihull Council to do everything to ensure the survival of my brilliant local Citizens Advice?

Windrush Scheme (5 Feb 2019)

Julian Knight: Will my right hon. Friend confirm that if he did not authorise this latest flight carrying foreign national offenders, he would be failing in his duty of care, and he would be breaking the law?

Social Security: Sport in the UK (4 Feb 2019)

Julian Knight: In the three months that my hon. Friend has been in post she has been an absolute champion for women’s sport and women’s participation in sport, and we welcome that. In that spirit, will she join me in wanting to see women’s T20 cricket at the Birmingham Commonwealth games? It is a fantastic sport and we want to see it there in the west midlands.

Balanced Budget Rule — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (23 Jan 2019)

Julian Knight: He has already answered you.

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Persons detained under port and border control powers (22 Jan 2019)

Julian Knight: Obviously, the B word is my favourite word at the moment. On information sharing, does the Minister agree that although we are leaving the EU, we are not leaving Europe? We will be a good neighbour as far as security and information sharing are concerned as we move forward into the future.

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