Patrick Grady

Contributions in the Commons

My latest speeches and contributions in the House of Commons.
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  1. Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: Thank you, Mr Evans; I am grateful to have caught your eye, having come in slightly late. I will make just a couple of brief comments. One of the consequences of the general election result in Scotland is that we can now demonstrate cross-party consensus in our concerns. [Interruption.] A certain degree of cross-party consensus, at least. I pay tribute to my new neighbour, the hon. Member...
  2. Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: I thank the hon. Gentleman, my constituency neighbour, for giving way and apologise, Mr Evans, for being late: I was detained in the Chamber. I echo the hon. Gentleman’s tribute to the fantastic work of Maryhill Jobcentre and the disappointment that it is to close. Does he share my concern that this might not be the end? Will he join me in asking the Minister to guarantee that...
  3. Points of Order: Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards (20 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: I, too, recognise the important role of the Commissioner for Standards in building and maintaining public confidence in the House and in Members’ conduct. The public sometimes understand the phrase, “an hon. Member” to be some sort of honorific or title that Members enjoy, but I often reflect to constituents or visitors to this place that it is an injunction to us as Members...
  4. Business of the House (20 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: Can we have a debate on nuclear disarmament? My constituent, Brian Quail, is currently being held at HMP Low Moss, and his colleague, Angie Zelter, in HMP Cornton Vale after they took part in a peaceful protest against the nuclear weapons store at Coulport. Does the Leader of the House recognise the moral outrage against weapons of mass destruction that drives campaigners to these lengths?...
  5. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Minimum Wage (20 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the legal minimum wage is in the British Indian Ocean Territory.
  6. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Legal Costs (20 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his Department's freedom of information case FOI2007-15 on legal costs and Chagos Islands, what additional cost to the public purse has been incurred in the Bancoult, Chagos Refugee Group and Chagos Islanders case since 4 February 2015.
  7. British Prisoners in Iran (18 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone, and to be back in Westminster Hall. I am grateful to the voters of Glasgow North for giving me this opportunity. I congratulate the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn (Tulip Siddiq) on securing this important debate so early in the Parliament. The cases we have heard about today, particularly those of Nazanin...
  8. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Courts (18 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on progress on the creation of the Hybrid Court in South Sudan.
  9. Written Answers — Department for International Development: South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid (18 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that humanitarian assistance can be delivered effectively in South Sudan.
  10. Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: South Sudan: Armed Forces (18 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces are currently working in South Sudan; and what role those people are performing.
  11. Adjournment (November and Christmas): Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills) (17 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: The Procedure Committee has produced dozens of reports over the years—at least two in the last couple of years—outlining sensible reforms to the private Members’ Bill system, many of which reflect the eminently sensible system in the Scottish Parliament, where a Bill that has cross-party support can continue to make progress. Should not that system be adopted here?
  12. Humanitarian Situation in Mosul: Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry (12 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: I join the tributes that have been paid to the victims and the first responders. Many people in Scotland, including in my constituency, still live in tower blocks. Despite the reassurances my hon. and learned Friend has provided, they will nevertheless be looking to the recommendations that come from the inquiry’s report. Does she agree that there will be lessons to be learned across...
  13. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Employment (10 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what employment laws are currently in force in the British Indian Ocean Territory.
  14. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: UN Resolutions (10 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will issue a response to Early Day Motion 58, UN Vote on Chagos Islands.
  15. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ilois: Compensation (10 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much of the £40 million Chagossian assistance package, announced by the Government on 16 November 2016, has been distributed to the Chagossian community by each Government Department.
  16. Exiting the European Union and Global Trade (6 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: My hon. Friend mentions our relationships with developing countries. Resolving the tax treaty with Malawi was a priority for many Members in the last Parliament. Malawi is neither too small nor too poor to be independent, despite its many challenges. Today is its independence day, and I am sure that we all wish it a happy independence day.
  17. Business of the House (6 Jul 2017)

    Patrick Grady: May we have a debate on Home Office intransigence? Will a Minister come to this House to explain why, despite following all Home Office advice when submitting his application for extension of leave to remain, my constituent Akakpo Dosse Kangni-Soukpe and his wife have been stripped of their status and forced to quit their jobs, leaving their children, two of whom are British citizens,...

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