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Results 141–160 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 Liability Bill [Lords]: Uplift in exceptional circumstances (23 Oct 2018)

Julian Knight: Will the Minister confirm that this is an unprecedented level of oversight, in terms of what the Government are challenging the insurance industry to perform for its customers?

Civil Liability Bill [Lords]: Uplift in exceptional circumstances (23 Oct 2018)

Julian Knight: Perhaps the company in question knew that the Minister was in for a bruising time in that debate. The absolute key to this whole debate is that this is about confidence in our legal system and in justice in compensation. The reality is that these phone calls and companies, which try to encourage people to make claims for any particular reason, are destroying confidence in that system. That is...

Civil Liability Bill [Lords]: Uplift in exceptional circumstances (23 Oct 2018)

Julian Knight: Is it not the case that the mechanics of the discount rate as it was constituted by the Lord Chancellor before the previous one effectively mean that claimants are estimated to be receiving substantially more than 100% entitlement, and that is not what the system is about? We need a system that reflects current investment strategies and current investment returns.

Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)

Julian Knight: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Blaydon (Liz Twist), who made a very good speech. It is a shame that we have such a short time to debate this, because it is one of the key issues of our lifetimes and will impact all of us in many different ways—it is impacting my life. I am absolutely blessed with the most wonderful in-laws, and I am saying that not just because I am...

Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)

Julian Knight: My constituents and my local council are thankful for the funding increase of £870,356, which will help the adult social care situation in Solihull. We have a lot of people over the age of 65, including 40% of the Silhill ward alone.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Oct 2018)

Julian Knight: Not long ago, we had the horror of three pigs’ heads being left outside a Muslim community centre in Solihull. Then English Defence League thugs came to my proud, multicultural town, but we turned our backs on them. In the light of such events, will the Prime Minister join me in utterly condemning the actions of a Solihull Green councillor, as reported in the Birmingham Mail, who has...

Bullying and Harassment: Cox Report (16 Oct 2018)

Julian Knight: I speak as someone who has been in this place for just over three years, although frankly it feels like 30 at the moment—I had black hair when I started. May I make two observations? First, we are all business owners, but many people who come to the House have no experience whatsoever of being a business owner. The Leader of the House mentioned training, and also the availability of...

Clinical Waste Incineration (16 Oct 2018)

Julian Knight: I congratulate the Minister on the measured way in which he is dealing with this unpleasant situation. Can he confirm that the Environment Agency will suspend HES’s remaining permits if enforcement action does not return it to full compliance?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Sentences: Reoffending Reduction (9 Oct 2018)

Julian Knight: I support the idea that short custodial sentences often serve little purpose in reducing reoffending, but does the Secretary of State agree that to convince the public of this—to take them on this journey—they need to see both transparency of sentencing and that any discounts on tariffs are rewards, rather than the rule?

Bedford Prison (13 Sep 2018)

Julian Knight: During my all-too-brief time working with my hon. Friend, he clearly recognised and was up-front about the real difficulties in the prison estate. Will he take the opportunity to tell the House the ambition he has for improvement, specifically work to be done in the 10 target jails, such as Hull, Nottingham—also under urgent notification—and Wormwood Scrubs?

Historic Battlefields (12 Sep 2018)

Julian Knight: I thank my hon. Friend for securing this important debate. I also congratulate him on growing a beard over the summer, in true Tudor fashion. I have received a host of emails about this matter, from Ricardians and non-Ricardians alike, which shows how much the preservation of the Bosworth battlefield matters to the public. As I think he will agree, the battle marked the transformation of...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Broadcasters (6 Sep 2018)

Julian Knight: What steps he is taking to ensure that public broadcasters reflect and provide for the whole of the UK.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Broadcasters (6 Sep 2018)

Julian Knight: First, may I warmly welcome my right hon. and learned Friend and near neighbour to his post? I am sure he will do a superb job. Does my right hon. and learned Friend think that the decision to run the Government’s 5G pilot in the west midlands makes the case for Channel 4’s HQ relocation to Birmingham almost unarguable and that that would go some way to closing the regional public...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Sep 2018)

Julian Knight: Last Monday in Solihull, the lives of a mother and daughter, Khaola Saleem and Raneem Oudeh, were brought to an end after a double stabbing outside their home. I have met Khaola and Raneem’s family and seen first-hand their quiet dignity, clear love for one another and desire to see something good come from their loss. Will the Prime Minister join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to...

Litter Strategy — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (18 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: My right hon. Friend is giving her customarily fantastic evocation of the issue. I congratulate her on securing this hugely important debate. In my constituency, Christine Dunster has set up the Olton library litter pickers and she was recently awarded a British Empire Medal for galvanising the community. As my right hon. Friend has just congratulated the gentleman in the Gallery, will she...

Combat Air Strategy (17 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: This is a very heartening announcement, especially given the recent centenary of our fantastic Royal Air Force. My right hon. Friend mentioned the potential for lucrative defence sales downstream from this announcement. When we leave the EU, what partners does he envisage us having as, in trading terms, we spread our wings?

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: When the Government first announced their intention to implement universal credit, it was past the time when we should have grasped the nettle of welfare reform. The existing system was simply failing claimants. It was difficult to navigate—people missed payments to which they were entitled because of the complexity and the myriad different benefits—and it created perverse incentives that...

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: I apologise. We were so rudely interrupted by the Liberal Democrats. The effective remodelling of these almost-zombie DB schemes could be a means by which we ostensibly kick-start a different approach to social care and allow people to choose whether to supplement their social care in the long term by actively deciding to put away a certain amount of pension in order to receive a certain...

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Laura Smith) on securing this important debate. I was heartened by it. I had thought that cross-party working and the recognition that we are all trying to do something in a positive space had been lost to a certain extent, but her speech was incredibly positive in that...

Backbench Business: Defined-benefit Pension Schemes (10 Jul 2018)

Julian Knight: Does my hon. Friend share my frustration that often UK infrastructure is owned by overseas pension schemes and that, despite exhortations from the Government for schemes to invest more in the UK and in these stable, high-producing assets, they still seem reluctant to do so?

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