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

Nicholas Boles: My right hon. Friend does not want to answer the question from the right hon. Member for Wantage (Mr Vaizey), so I will. If the Letwin amendment passes, and the Government bring forward the Bill at the start of next week and that Bill passes before 31 October, we will leave on 31 October without a delay. If the Letwin amendment fails, and the Government bring forward the Bill and some...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Assisted Dying (8 Oct 2019)

Nicholas Boles: It is a great pleasure to ask a question of my old friend the Lord Chancellor. I fear that he may not have received complete information from his officials, because his immediate predecessor did ask for a call for evidence and for No. 10 approval of a call for evidence. It is true that the previous Prime Minister resigned before that request could be approved, but the previous Lord Chancellor...

Legal Advice: Prorogation (25 Sep 2019)

Nicholas Boles: Having lost in court, the Attorney General is keen to try his hand at another test—an election. Perhaps I can help him. In paragraph 41 of the unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court refers to “Two fundamental principles of our constitutional law”, saying: “The first is the principle of Parliamentary sovereignty: that laws enacted by the Crown in Parliament are the supreme form of law...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill (4 Sep 2019)

Nicholas Boles: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill (4 Sep 2019)

Nicholas Boles: I thank the hon. Gentleman for allowing me to intervene briefly. He has just paid tribute to the cross-party work to secure the Bill—hopefully—this evening. Does he agree that it is crucial—and I know that the hon. Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (Jonathan Edwards), who is also part of our coalition, has made plain his view—for us not only to secure the Bill in law, but to...

Speaker’S Statement (4 Sep 2019)

Nicholas Boles: rose—

Speaker’S Statement (4 Sep 2019)

Nicholas Boles: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. I am not sure whether the hon. Member for Stone (Sir William Cash), with his great distinction, is nevertheless blessed with the application called Twitter—if he is not, I am sure someone in his office is—but if he is, he will have seen that the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn) tweeted a full and complete image of the Bill and...

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

Nicholas Boles: I rise to support the motion in the name of my friend, the right hon. Member for West Dorset (Sir Oliver Letwin). On the morning of 7 February 2017, I woke up in an isolation room at King’s College Hospital, where I was receiving chemotherapy. My blood counts were rock bottom and the chances of an infection high. Weak as a kitten, I got dressed. My friend and parliamentary neighbour the...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Progress reports (18 Jul 2019)

Nicholas Boles: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. As you know, I am a relatively new Member, but I thought that the determination of what was or was not in scope was for you, Sir, not for us.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: International obligations (9 Jul 2019)

Nicholas Boles: On a point of order, Dame Rosie. I know we have very important subjects that Members are keen to debate, so I do not want to detain you, but could you advise me how we can indicate our reaction to the grossly offensive attack by the President of the United States on Her Majesty’s ambassador, and indeed on Her Majesty’s Prime Minister? This afternoon, he has sent some messages that amount...

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Nicholas Boles: I should like to thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, and your colleague Deputy Speaker very much for chairing this debate so well. I should also like to thank all hon. Members for contributing to it so powerfully and persuasively. I would particularly like to thank Ann Whaley for attending the debate. She has inspired us all to be here, and, whatever arguments we have made, I know that we all think...

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Nicholas Boles: Is it not the case that it has stopped there in Oregon for 20 years?

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Nicholas Boles: But the law has not changed in Oregon; it has remained exactly the same for 20 years.

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Nicholas Boles: I beg to move, That this House has considered the functioning of the existing law relating to assisted dying. Six years ago this week, on a sunny July day like today, my father made a decision. At home in Devon, in the bed that he shared with my stepmother for more than 30 years, with his family around him, he took communion for the last time, said a few words of goodbye to each of us, and...

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Nicholas Boles: I thank the hon. Lady for her question. It is incredibly important to understand all the concerns raised, perhaps especially those from such groups. What I think drives that very understandable concern is the fear that although a law might start off tightly constrained, there will be what people refer to as “the slippery slope”, and it might then be abused somehow: there might be...

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Nicholas Boles: I will give way to the hon. Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown) first.

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Nicholas Boles: The hon. Lady makes a very good point. All I would say is that the law could operate only with independent assessment—both by doctors and by a High Court judge, under the proposal in the most recent Bill—that would be clear that the person could not show any signs of coming to a decision under pressure or because they felt they were a burden. Interestingly, talking to the Whaleys about...

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Nicholas Boles: Let me make a little progress.

Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars and Vans: Assisted Dying (4 Jul 2019)

Nicholas Boles: I will give way to the hon. Lady first.


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