Results 1–20 of 1944 for in the 'Commons debates' speaker:Jacob Rees-Mogg

Business of the House (20 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The staff of Parliament have quite rightly been thanked by many Members today, but I have heard a rumour that the police officers who serve us so well and are part of the parliamentary family may be moved after a five-year stint. Many right hon. and hon. Members value enormously the continuity of service that we get from the police constables, so will my right hon. Friend use her influence...

Fox-Sky Merger (20 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: May I commend my right hon. Friend for not becoming a party to the socialist vendetta against the Murdoch family? When considering media plurality, will she bear in mind that there were four channels when Sky launched, but that there are now hundreds, and that the real opponent of media plurality is the bloated—taxpayer-funded—BBC, which likes to gives millions of pounds to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Rooftop Solar (18 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Will not the roll-out of solar panels be greatly helped by Brexit, when the very high tariffs imposed on cheaper Chinese photovoltaic cells are removed and we will no longer be protecting the inefficient German industry?

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The charter of fundamental rights only applies to citizens of the United Kingdom insofar as it applies to EU law. It therefore cannot have applicability once we have left the European Union because we will no longer be subject to EU law.

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: “Erskine May” makes it clear that someone’s maiden speech is their maiden speech only in their first Parliament, so they are allowed to be interrupted in subsequent Parliaments.

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: In some ways I feel that Christmas has come early, because here we are with three hours to debate parliamentary procedure, one of my favourite activities. Indeed, I look forward to aestivating in Somerset and talking with my family about all the intricacies of Standing Orders, so I feel in many ways fortunate. It has been a particularly happy and fortunate debate, with two brilliant maiden...

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I questioned the wisdom of requesting the debate, not of granting it, which is a very important distinction. It is of the greatest importance that the Speaker, if asked for an emergency debate by the formal Opposition, should in almost all circumstances grant it because such debates are an important way of holding the Government to account and of inconveniencing the Government. As the hon....

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: That is where I think the Opposition have misfired today: “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” But this is not the season or the time. So much is happening of general urgency, and this debate strikes me as fiddling while Brussels burns. We have the massive Brexit debate to consider, we still have a huge deficit to be debated and we have...

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Again, I think the hon. Gentleman is premature. The issue is the month lost between May and June. We have the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, and we have gotten used to having elections in May. We therefore expect these things to be up and running in time for the summer recess, which I absolutely accept, but he misses the point that the election was under not the normal procedure but the...

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The hon. Gentleman is a harsher authoritarian than I am. The strict disciplining of a child not yet a fortnight old would be unreasonable by any standards. All I can say is that I am glad not to be an infant in his household. This debate is too early, and the problem with it being too early is that it comes when things of real gravity are happening. We are in as uncertain a time as I can...

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I thought my hon. Friend might like to remind the hon. Member for North Durham (Mr Jones) about an hour-long speech he once gave in an attempt to filibuster a Finance Bill debate. Motes and beams come to mind.

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am following what the hon. Lady is saying closely. However strong the case the Opposition have made, does the hon. Lady think it is wise to ask for an emergency debate on a debate rather than on a specific and urgent topic?

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The hon. Gentleman has left out the amazing abilities of the hon. Member for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Angus Brendan MacNeil).

Bill Presented: Scheduling of Parliamentary Business (17 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Does my right hon. Friend note the glorious irony that the Opposition have called for an emergency debate, and as soon as we debate anything they wish it to be curtailed?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Exiting the EU (11 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Further to the question by the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn), did my right hon. Friend hear the report on the “Today” programme this morning that other European leaders were making it clear that they would not accept a deal on any terms, and does he share my view that what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander?

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill (10 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill (10 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am very grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. Has he not once again powerfully shown the benefits of the Laffer curve, which demonstrates that lower rates lead to more tax revenue?

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill (10 Jul 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am very grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. Mr Deputy Speaker suggests that this is a filibuster. My hon. Friend has hardly cleared his throat.


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