Patrick Grady

Contributions in the Commons

My latest speeches and contributions in the House of Commons.
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  1. Esa Underpayments: Business of the House (19 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: I am grateful to the Leader of the House for confirming which Union will be discussed in the debate on Monday—it is just as well it is not a debate on the Conservative and Unionist party being strengthened! I notice that almost all the business for the first week back is likely to be subject to the EVEL—English votes for English laws—procedure, so it is ironic that it comes...
  2. Exiting the European Union: Devolved Administrations (19 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: I think that the Government are still planning to bring forward a withdrawal agreement and implementation Bill in due course, so will the Minister tell us whether that will require legislative consent from the devolved institutions? Will he also tell us whether he expects it to have to amend or repeal any aspects of the customs and trade Bills that we have been debating this week?
  3. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nicaragua: Violence (19 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will respond to EDM 1494, Unrest and Violence in Nicaragua.
  4. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nicaragua: Violence (19 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK on the human rights situation in Nicaragua.
  5. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nicaragua: Violence (19 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Nicaragua on the (a) human rights situation and (b) political violence in that country.
  6. Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Surgical Mesh Implants (19 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2018 to Question 154743 on Surgical Mesh Implants, what recent discussions his Department has had with Dr Andrew Baranowski of the British Pain Society.
  7. Space Policy (18 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: I have a feeling that we are about to witness some rocket launches long before anything takes off from a site in Sutherland. Given the contribution that Glasgow makes to the space industry—more satellites are manufactured there than anywhere else in Europe, and pioneering research takes place in the space institute at the University of Glasgow in my constituency—what discussions...
  8. Proxy Voting (18 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: As a Whip, I like to think I have friends on both sides of the House. I suspect that a lot of people watching are finding out for the first time what the pairing system is. The lack of transparency is important. A proxy system, whether by a smile emoji or whatever, would allow for much greater transparency, scrutiny and understanding, and it would not just benefit Members who are new parents....
  9. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Ilois (18 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will deposit in the National Archives the Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages for the Chagos Archipelago between 1884 and 1971.
  10. Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: British Citizenship Fees: Children (16 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: Is the Home Secretary really proud of making more than £100 million of profit for the Home Office in the past five years from these charges? Given that the number of applications is going down while fees are going up, is he absolutely certain that the fee is having no implications for people’s decisions on whether to apply for citizenship?
  11. Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Members: Correspondence (16 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will respond to the letter of the hon. Member for Glasgow North of 26 April 2018, reference PG4747.
  12. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Diego Garcia: USA (12 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2018 to Question 159643 on Diego Garcia, what assessment was made of the level of risk of explosives from US Navy ships in the anchorage at Diego Garcia in relation to his Department's Policy Review of Resettlement in BIOT by the Chagossians; and whether KPMG was made aware of the potential...
  13. Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill: Exemption for buildings used as nursery grounds (10 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: I just want to note the fact that my hon. Friend the Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart) is unable to be here, as he is in the Scottish Affairs Committee. Unfortunately, that brings my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow East (David Linden) closer to beating his record of being the Member who has spoken the most often in the Legislative Grand Committee. The ironic thing is...
  14. Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill: Exemption for buildings used as nursery grounds (10 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: Before my hon. Friend comes to a conclusion, I want to reflect on his earlier point about “nurseries” and “nurseries”. It is a good opportunity to pay tribute to the Children’s Wood in my constituency, an outdoor play facility that hosts a nursery for young children but also has an allotment that in itself is a nursery for vegetables. It shows that the two...
  15. Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationals Abroad: Terrorism (6 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of the then Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of 14 September 2017, Official Report, column 1091, what the work of that joint officials unit has been since its establishment; and what the budget of that unit has been in each financial year since 2014-2015.
  16. Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Diego Garcia: USA (5 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2018 to Question 154747, and with reference to the article in the New Internationalist of 11 June 2018 entitled Catastrophic explosion risk on Diego Garcia, what assessment he has made of the US Navy’s contention that the limited space in the lagoon could lead to an explosion with catastrophic impact on...
  17. Opposition Day - [15TH Allotted Day, 1ST Part]Opposition Day: Claim of Right for Scotland (4 Jul 2018)

    Patrick Grady: claimed to move the closure ( Standing Order No. 36). Question put forthwith, That the Question be now put. Question agreed to. Main Question accordingly put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House endorses the principles of the Claim of Right for Scotland, agreed by the Scottish Constitutional Convention in 1989 and by the Scottish Parliament in 2012, and therefore acknowledges the...

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