Patrick Grady

Contributions in the Commons

My latest speeches and contributions in the House of Commons.
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  1. London Attacks (23 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: I join all the tributes that have been paid. I think those of us who were locked down in the Chamber will also want to pay particular tribute to Mr Deputy Speaker, the Chairman of Ways and Means, and to the Leader of the House for keeping calm and carrying on, and keeping us informed about what was going on. I also pay tribute to the Hansard reporters who kept democracy going and reported,...
  2. DFID’s Programme in Nigeria — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (23 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir David, and I again congratulate the International Development Committee on securing time for this debate. I also congratulate the hon. Member for Mid Derbyshire (Pauline Latham) on her comprehensive introduction of it. In the context of all the speeches we have heard, it is clear why this debate is particularly relevant at the moment,...
  3. Syrian Refugee Crisis — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (23 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. I congratulate the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg) and the International Development Committee on securing time from the Liaison Committee for this debate and the one that is about to follow. The Scottish National party has issues about the estimates procedure, but while it exists in its current format I...
  4. Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing the debate. I, like other Members, have a number of constituents who are affected by this. He talks about people reaching their old age. In addition to the fact that the compensation is too little, is there not an increasing risk that it will come too late? The longer justice is delayed, the greater the chance that it will be denied.
  5. Business of the House (23 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: The Leader of the House keeps suggesting that people apply for debates in Westminster Hall, but what is the point when Ministers’ responses are so woefully short? There seems to be a particular problem with the 11 am slot on a Wednesday. Library research shows that the average ministerial response to such debates since January has lasted 10 minutes and that the debates are finishing...
  6. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Fines (23 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2016 to Question 54666, how many fines have been issued to those caught damaging buildings in the British Indian Ocean Territory for each year in the last 30 years for which records are available; and what the (a) individual and (b) total amount of such fines was in each such year.
  7. The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Food Security (East Africa) (23 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on the Government’s support for women and girls affected by food insecurity in east Africa.
  8. The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Food Security (East Africa) (23 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: The Minister is right that women and girls are disproportionately affected by the food insecurity crisis in east Africa, and I recognise her experience in dealing with such matters. What further discussions has she had with the Secretary of State for International Development about not just immediate, short-term aid, but long-term rebuilding, especially access to education for women and...
  9. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Imports (23 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that humanitarian and commercial supplies are not prevented from entering Yemen.
  10. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Armed Conflict (23 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with its Yemeni and other international counterparts on the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
  11. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Royal Yacht (23 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his contribution on 13 March 2017, to the debate on Budget Resolutions (HC Deb, col 84), whether he has had discussions with the private sector on the construction or commissioning of a new royal yacht.
  12. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Royal Yacht (23 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his contribution on 13 March 2017, to the debate on Budget Resolutions (HC Deb, col 84) and pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2016 to Question 47643, whether he has held discussions with the Department for International Trade on the effect of a privately-funded royal yacht on securing trade deals.
  13. Iran’s Influence in the Middle East — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (22 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: It is always a pleasure to serve under the chairmanship of a fellow member of the Procedure Committee, Mr Nuttall—that explains why everyone has been able to speak, in precisely the right amount of time. I congratulate the hon. Member for Hendon (Dr Offord) on finally bringing us all together for this debate. I want to start by condemning unreservedly human rights abuses in Iran. I...
  14. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Overseas Aid (21 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK-funded aid is not blocked at ports in Yemen.
  15. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Food Supply (21 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the findings of the Integrated food security phase classification analysis on Yemen, published by the UN on 15 March 2017, on the humanitarian situation and extent of food insecurity in that country.
  16. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Burma: Inter Mediate (16 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding has been provided to Inter Mediate for work related to Burma in each financial year since 2012-13.
  17. Scottish Devolution and Article 50 (15 Mar 2017)

    Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray, especially given your well-known Glasgow roots and your love for Scotland. I am sure you will be among the first to claim citizenship of a newly independent Scotland—or dual citizenship, perhaps.

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