Results 1–20 of 1859 for in the 'Commons debates' speaker:Jacob Rees-Mogg

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (23 Jan 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Mr Speaker, as the matters we are about to discuss are of the utmost confidentiality and may give succour to Her Majesty’s enemies, I beg to move, That the House sit in private. Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 163), and negatived.

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill (20 Jan 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Is it not further sensible to bring forward this Bill because the courts have watered down the understanding of implied repeal and built up a hierarchy of legislation? Therefore, as the principle of implied repeal has been weakened, it is more important that the legislation that we pass is clear.

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill (20 Jan 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The historical understanding was quite clear: any subsequent Act implicitly repealed a previous one. In recent years, however, the courts have developed, particularly in relation to the European Union, an understanding of a hierarchy of legislation. They have decided what are and what are not constitutional Acts. We do not list Acts as constitutional and non-constitutional—all Acts that...

Petition - Boat Moorings on the River Avon (11 Jan 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: My petition comes from dozens of residents of Saltford in Somerset. The petition states: The Humble Petition of residents of Saltford, Sheweth, That the petitioners would prefer the inhabitants of some boats moored on the River Avon in Mead Lane to refrain from staying for long periods of time. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House ask Her Majesty’s Government to...

Policing and Crime Bill: Inquiry into complaints alleging corrupt relationships between police and newspaper organisations (10 Jan 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am so sorry to disagree with my hon. Friend, but the Press Recognition Panel is not independent; it is the creation, under a royal charter, ultimately of the Crown and therefore of the state.

Policing and Crime Bill: Inquiry into complaints alleging corrupt relationships between police and newspaper organisations (10 Jan 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Is not the Government’s position extremely sensible? A succession of criminal trials have looked into this matter. They have proceeded in a proper judicial way, and most of the information that we need is already available. To go on inquiring, inquiring and inquiring is merely adding to the already 50 million cost that there has been to the taxpayer.

Policing and Crime Bill: Inquiry into complaints alleging corrupt relationships between police and newspaper organisations (10 Jan 2017)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The hon. Lady is promoting me. The Prime Minister is Prime Minister to the sovereign, not to me.

Sky: 21ST Century Fox Takeover Bid (20 Dec 2016)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: May I note a hereditary interest in relation to the forces of the great Rupert Murdoch and commend my right hon. Friend for her proper even-handedness in dealing with this matter and her correct responses. May I also note that we have seen the true voice of socialist envy that, thanks to Rupert Murdoch, who risked his whole business on it in about 1990, Sky has provided incredible choice to...

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bristol West (Thangam Debbonaire), who is a near constituency neighbour of mine, although I cannot say I am in agreement either with her or with most of her constituents. This is a very interesting debate. As one listened to the hon. and learned Member for Holborn and St Pancras (Keir Starmer), one discovered that Labour Members really...

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am honoured to give way to the hon. Lady.

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Parliament is indeed sovereign, and Parliament, in its wisdom, passed a referendum Bill; and my right hon. Friend the Lord President of the Council said that it was advisory. Just think about that. Who was it supposed to advise? Did Parliament pass a Bill to advise itself? Surely not. If it had been to advise Parliament, Parliament would have made the Bill automatically effective, because we...

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Of course I will give way.

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am extremely grateful for the extra minute. Leaving is everything. That is the point. The rest of it is subsidiary. It is the ordinary activity of government, which the Government do as long as they command a majority in this House. The ultimate parliamentary scrutiny, which all Governments have suffered from going back at least to the 19th century and probably before, is the ability to...

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: My right hon. and learned Friend’s last point is exactly the point: if we have left the EU, judgments of the ECJ will have the same effect as judgments of the WTO arbitration court. They will not be automatically law of this land and will be subject to Parliament, which is a fundamental change.

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Will my right hon. Friend clarify the point that any vote in this House at the end of the process would merely be on the deal and could not reverse the fact that we had left the European Union.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the EU: SMEs (29 Nov 2016)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Does my hon. Friend agree that Brexit is essentially a red herring for SMEs in this context, and that what matters is that the Government create the right conditions for businesses to do business and that the banks are in a sufficiently capitalised position to lend money?

Autumn Statement (23 Nov 2016)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: May I congratulate the Chancellor on his excellent statement? I draw his attention to page 96 of the OBR report, which sets out the assumptions in relation to Brexit. It seems to me that there are two problems with those assumptions. First, they assume that we will apply tariffs on the same basis as we do inside the European Union, which the Chancellor will know he will be able to remove....

Investigatory Powers Bill (15 Nov 2016)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: This is an absolutely dreadful amendment and it should be thrown out, rejected and sent back to the House of Lords. It is fundamentally wrong. It seeks to punish those who might be innocent and to fine them for telling the truth and for saying things that people in power do not like. This amendment goes to the heart of our free press, and it should be thrown in the bin. IMPRESS is already an...


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