Results 1–20 of 1200 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Patrick Grady

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (5 Nov 2019)

Patrick Grady: I suppose I am the first person to congratulate you twice, Mr Speaker. Can the Foreign Secretary tell us how the UK’s standing as a soft power superpower is enhanced by its continuing refusal to comply with the UN General Assembly resolution that it should withdraw its colonial administration from the Chagos islands by 22 November this year?

Election of Speaker (4 Nov 2019)

Patrick Grady: Congratulations, Mr Speaker-Elect. Some Members on the Scottish National party Benches thought that we might salute you by singing the “Ode to Joy”, but we got into a little bit of trouble the last time we tried that when you were in the Chair. I am sure that the Father of the House would not have minded though, and we congratulate him on chairing today’s proceedings. All the candidates...

Tributes to the Speaker’s Chaplain (31 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: Mr Speaker, I hope you will not mind if I start by briefly expressing my thanks to you for your service in the Chair and wishing you all the very best for the future. You have been a source of encouragement and sound advice to many of us in the Scottish National party, and I have been particularly grateful for your support in my role as Chief Whip. Of course, for Scottish National party...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (31 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: Despite the Prime Minister’s bluster, we are not leaving the European Union today. If we were, his deal would mean that tomorrow, Scotland’s fishing fleet would still be subject to the common fisheries policy, but with added red tape and bureaucracy to get its catch to market. Should Scotland’s fishermen not use the upcoming election to stop this dreadful Tory deal?

House of Commons Commission: Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art: Frequency of Reports (31 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: How frequently the Commission receives reports from the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art.

House of Commons Commission: Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art: Frequency of Reports (31 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: The right hon. Gentleman will be amazed that I am not asking him about electronic voting for a change. This question was originally on the Order Paper in July, when Winnie Ewing was celebrating her 90th birthday. In a couple of weeks—on 2 November—we will mark 52 years since her historic by-election win and of the continuous representation of the Scottish National party in the House of...

Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Withdrawal Agreement (30 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: What economic assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Government’s proposed withdrawal agreement on Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Withdrawal Agreement (30 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: The Foreign Secretary has described the deal as “cracking” for Northern Ireland. It stands to reason, then, that the deal must be less cracking for the rest of the UK. Why is Northern Ireland getting special treatment when it voted to remain, while Scotland, which also voted to remain, is having to take the bad hard Brexit that the Tories are so determined to push through?

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: I hate to burst the hon. Gentleman’s bubble, but if the Government had thought it through, that would have been provided for in the original Bill. This may well have been gently pointed out to them from sources other than their own Benches.

Business of the House (24 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: The Government expect and want to leave the EU at 11 o’clock next Thursday. Is the Leader of the House making provision for the House to sit on the Friday to deal with the inevitable disastrous consequences?

Cabinet Office: Strength of the Union (23 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: The Government’s confidence and supply arrangement with the DUP says that the Government will never be neutral in expressing support for the Union, that the DUP will support the Government in all legislation pertaining to Brexit, and that the arrangement will be reviewed after each parliamentary Session. Will the Minister update us on all three points, please?

Business of the House (21 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: I am glad that the Leader of the House has been able to contain himself on the Front Bench right the way through all these questions. Unlike the Father of the House, I fully intend to vote against the Bill on Second Reading and, for that matter, on Third Reading. Having not had the courtesy of sight of a draft programme motion through the usual channels, I wonder whether the Leader of the...

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. The orders in the Table Office—[Interruption.] I am now not really sure whether I have a point of order to make, Mr Speaker. The orders in the Table Office make no mention of the Queen’s Speech whatsoever, so I assume that the Leader of the House meant that the Queen’s Speech debate will take place on other days. However, they do provide for a...

Business of the House (17 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: Has the confidence and supply arrangement that the Government reached with the Democratic Unionist party in 2017 expired? Has a new one been agreed? And when does the Leader of the House expect the next Queen’s Speech to take place?

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: My hon. Friend will be aware of the report by the all-party parliamentary group for Africa on how the issue of visitor visas affects people coming from that part of the world in particular. Does she agree that the impact that is having on our cultural festivals, universities and creative industries flies in direct contrast to the “Britain is GREAT” and “Global Britain” rhetoric we...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: Perhaps the hon. Gentleman can explain why that argument then does not pertain to membership of the European Union. As I have explained, if Scotland were an independent member of the European Union it would have its own voice at the top table where decisions are being made. What is happening in this House is that those of us who are Scottish MPs are actively excluded from decision making...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: I have a huge amount of respect for the right hon. Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), who was diligent and well-respected as a Minister and is proving to be the same on the Back Benches. Clearly, we have a bit of a disagreement about Brexit. If we have spoken on these Benches about the risk of a no deal, it is because that risk remains very real. Many people might say it remains an...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: As my right hon. Friend the Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford) pointed out, the EU has secured peace on the continent of Europe throughout the history of its existence. Of course what we want to do as an independent country is join the family of nations. The way to know that a country is independent in the modern world is if it is part of organisations such as the EU, the UN...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Patrick Grady: The canonisation.


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