Patrick Grady

Contributions in the Commons

My latest speeches and contributions in the House of Commons.
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  1. RBS Global Restructuring Group and Smes (18 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: I join others in congratulating the hon. Member for Norwich South (Clive Lewis) on securing this debate and in thanking the Backbench Business Committee for granting time for it, especially after a debate on the subject was cancelled before Christmas. It is clear from the contributions today that we could easily have filled a whole six hours, there is so much going on. I think it started for...
  2. Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (18 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: May we have a debate on the capacity of UK border and immigration MP hotlines? My office needs to urgently raise the case of Gospel Ocholi, a talented young footballer and refugee who wants to take part in a Partick Thistle training academy in Portugal. Can a Minister come to this House and explain how MPs are supposed to raise these cases if we cannot get through to the hotlines?
  3. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Organs (18 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will respond to Early Day Motion 677 on the Falun Gong and harvesting organs.
  4. Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Big Ben (18 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has had discussions with the House of Commons Commission about making arrangements for Big Ben to chime to mark the UK's departure from the EU.
  5. Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: CAA: Pilot Health Requirements (18 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Civil Aviation Authority on health requirements for UK-based pilots.
  6. Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: CAA: Pilot Health Requirements (18 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: The Secretary of State will be aware of the case of my constituent who has been denied his commercial pilot’s licence on the ground that he is HIV-positive. I am not entirely sure what the Minister’s answer means, but I hope it means that he will meet the CAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency very soon to stop them passing the buck, and let this pilot fly.
  7. Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (17 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: What are the UK Government doing to address the civil rights situation in Honduras, where Jesuit priests and others are being intimidated for questioning the validity of recent elections? If DFID cannot intervene in this, will the Secretary of State raise it with the Foreign Secretary?
  8. European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Corresponding powers involving devolved authorities (16 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: Will the Minister give way?
  9. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Colombia: Peace Negotiations (15 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the Colombian Government in (a) progressing peace talks with the ELN, (b) extending the bilateral ceasefire and (c) dismantling the economic, political and military structures of the paramilitary groups.
  10. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Colombia: Human Rights (12 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart on (a) offering a date-specific official invitation to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders to visit Colombia and (b) ensuring that the mandate of the UN mission to Colombia with regards to the monitoring the human rights situation is maintained.
  11. Defence (11 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: Is it not the case that the sergeant my hon. Friend mentions who will be paying a little more tax will be getting free prescriptions, while their children will go to university for free and their grandparents will get free social care, because that is the social contract that the Scottish Government have with the people of Scotland?
  12. Business of the House (11 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: Maryhill jobcentre in my constituency will close tomorrow, in the face of massive public opposition. When will the new Minister for Employment, the hon. Member for Reading West (Alok Sharma), come to the House and reassure us that no further jobcentres in Glasgow are under threat?
  13. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (11 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will respond to EDM 483, role of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
  14. Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Brexit: Festivals and Special Occasions (11 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government is planning any ceremonial or official events to mark the formal exit of the UK from the EU.
  15. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Colombia: Peace Negotiations (10 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what technical support the UK Government is providing to the Colombian Government to ensure the establishment of the proposed Truth Commission in that country.
  16. Trade Bill (9 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: My hon. Friend is making a serious point that is in stark contrast to what the Government were originally coming out with, which was that Brexit would somehow lead to empire 2.0 and that the floodgates would open in terms of opportunities for the United Kingdom. In fact, the floodgates are opening in the opposite direction and people are fleeing the UK at the prospect of what is happening...
  17. Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: The Commonwealth (9 Jan 2018)

    Patrick Grady: Among the important issues of human rights, jobs, climate change, poverty, equality, security and so on that the summit will discuss, how much time does the Foreign Secretary expect the Commonwealth countries to devote to the colour of their passports?

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