Patrick Grady

Contributions in the Commons

My latest speeches and contributions in the House of Commons.
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  1. Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution (17 Oct 2018)

    Patrick Grady: What discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament upon the UK leaving the EU.
  2. Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution (17 Oct 2018)

    Patrick Grady: Is it not in fact the case that, by reappropriating powers to this Parliament without them going to Holyrood, he is the Secretary of State presiding over the biggest power grab since devolution began—not further devolution? Was his colleague Adam Tomkins correct this morning when he said that “Scottish Tories are unionists first and Conservatives second”? They never wanted...
  3. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Fisheries (17 Oct 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that fishing rights in the Chagos Archipelago remain available to Mauritius in so far as those rights relate to the territorial sea under the terms of the 18 March 2015 Arbitration Award between the Republic of Mauritius and the UK under Annex VII of the UN Convention on the Law...
  4. Universal Credit (16 Oct 2018)

    Patrick Grady: If the system is such a success, will the Minister explain why everyone—whether constituents or those from advisory services—who came to my special surgeries at the start of this month were so concerned? Is not it the fact that the austerity that is hard-wired into universal credit has been an ideological choice for years? Will the Government therefore now make the choice to pause...
  5. Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Business Growth in Scotland (16 Oct 2018)

    Patrick Grady: What assessment he has made of the effect on business growth in Scotland of the UK leaving the EU internal market.
  6. Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Business Growth in Scotland (16 Oct 2018)

    Patrick Grady: This is just nonsense. Does the Secretary of State not accept that, by definition, the best possible relationship with the European Union has to be membership and therefore that leaving the single market and ending the freedom of movement of goods, services and people will inevitably be bad for business? Can he offer any reassurances at all to the 134,000 Scottish workers whose jobs the...
  7. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Ilois (15 Oct 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2018 to Question 163140, what progress his Department has made on that consideration; and when the Chagos Registers of Births, Deaths and Marriages is planned to be publicly available.
  8. Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (11 Oct 2018)

    Patrick Grady: The Government are tying themselves in knots over this. If it is the Government’s position, as the FCO reaffirmed yesterday on World Day Against the Death Penalty, that they oppose the use of the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle, it stands to reason that, no matter how heinous and barbaric the alleged crimes are—and they are—if individuals are...
  9. Government Overseas Aid Commitment: Private Investment (9 Oct 2018)

    Patrick Grady: It is disappointing that this has had to be an urgent question and not a statement and that it has been made while the International Development Committee is travelling, which is why I am standing here and not my hon. Friend the Member for Dundee West (Chris Law). It is also disappointing in terms of the impact of this announcement. For many years, despite everything else going on, there has...
  10. Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Finance (9 Oct 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, published in April 2018, how much additional funding his Department has been allocated since the publication of those estimates to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.
  11. Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Brexit (19 Sep 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, published in April 2018, how much funding his Department has allocated to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.
  12. Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting (13 Sep 2018)

    Patrick Grady: I agree with everything that my hon. Friend is saying. In the Scottish Parliament, votes happen at a fixed decision time every day. The fact that Members know when the votes will come, as well as the fact that the votes happen over a very short period of time, makes it much easier for people with all kinds of caring responsibilities to plan their day.
  13. Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit (13 Sep 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, published in April 2018, how much funding his Department has allocated to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.
  14. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit (13 Sep 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, published in April 2018, how much funding his Department has allocated to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.
  15. Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Brexit (13 Sep 2018)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, published in April 2018, how much funding his Department has allocated to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.
  16. Women and Equalities: Universal Credit Roll-out (13 Sep 2018)

    Patrick Grady: What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on women.
  17. Women and Equalities: Universal Credit Roll-out (13 Sep 2018)

    Patrick Grady: What is the Minister’s message to young mothers such as those supported by Home-Start Glasgow North, whose fantastic tartan tie I am wearing today, if they find that the lack of second earner work allowance in universal credit is a barrier to second earner mothers wanting to enter or re-enter the labour market? Will she raise those concerns with the Department for Work and Pensions and...

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