Patrick Grady

Contributions in the Commons

My latest speeches and contributions in the House of Commons.
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  1. Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: Perhaps the hon. Gentleman can explain why that argument then does not pertain to membership of the European Union. As I have explained, if Scotland were an independent member of the European Union it would have its own voice at the top table where decisions are being made. What is happening in this House is that those of us who are Scottish MPs are actively excluded from decision making...
  2. Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: I have a huge amount of respect for the right hon. Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), who was diligent and well-respected as a Minister and is proving to be the same on the Back Benches. Clearly, we have a bit of a disagreement about Brexit. If we have spoken on these Benches about the risk of a no deal, it is because that risk remains very real. Many people might say it remains an...
  3. Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: As my right hon. Friend the Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford) pointed out, the EU has secured peace on the continent of Europe throughout the history of its existence. Of course what we want to do as an independent country is join the family of nations. The way to know that a country is independent in the modern world is if it is part of organisations such as the EU, the UN...
  4. Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: The canonisation.
  5. Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: I put on record that there was a great degree of cross-party consensus, but praying for a miracle to deliver Brexit was absolutely not part of the SNP’s contribution.
  6. Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: rose—
  7. Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: We still won a majority of seats in the 2017 election. We still have a very strong mandate to speak on behalf of the people of Scotland. It was the second best result in our party’s history here.
  8. Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Financial Capability: Prisoners and Prison Leavers (8 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: I hope the Minister will be interested in learning more about the Street & Arrow initiative run by Scotland’s violence reduction unit, which helps ex-offenders make a livelihood through its street food vans, which in turn are supported by public projects such as the Glasgow Hospital and Dental School and the University of Glasgow’s construction project. This helps them learn new skills...
  9. Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: EU Nationals (8 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, wnat documentation officials at the border have been instructed to accept as proof of (a) settled status and (b) pre-settled status for EU nationals arriving in the UK after 31 October 2019.
  10. Withdrawal Agreement: Proposed Changes (7 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: Are the proposals for the Northern Ireland border the Government’s vision of the perpetual future relationship on the border, or are they actually another form of backstop until some glorious new customs relationship is reached between the whole of the UK and the European Union?
  11. Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Africa (7 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish a response to EDM 2723 on Joint All Party Parliamentary Group Report on Visa Problems for African visitors to the UK.
  12. Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Financial Resilience (7 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: What assessment she has made of the effect of transferring to universal credit on households’ levels of financial resilience.
  13. Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Financial Resilience (7 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: This is Challenge Poverty Week, and plenty of people are challenged by UC. They face what Citizens Advice Scotland describes as an “acute dilemma” between enforced hardship for five weeks, while there is no income whatsoever, and ongoing hardship if they choose to take out a loan and have to face reduced monthly payments while they pay back that loan for the first five weeks.
  14. Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Visas: EU Countries (4 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the merits of visa-free travel between the UK and the EU for short work visits after the UK leaves the EU.
  15. Backbench Business: Internet of Things: Regulation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (3 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes. I congratulate my friend the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (Chi Onwurah), with whom I serve on the all-party parliamentary group for Africa, on securing this debate and being very fleet of foot in doing so. Of course, we were not supposed to be meeting this week, so goodness knows when she might have had time to...
  16. Backbench Business: Internet of Things: Regulation — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (3 Oct 2019)

    Patrick Grady: I think there is enough credit for it to be happily shared. It is a timely debate, not least in the context of the Prime Minister’s speech at the UN General Assembly. Both the hon. Lady and the hon. Member for Dagenham and Rainham (Jon Cruddas) have made comprehensive contributions in which there was much to agree with that does not necessarily need repeating. I am not certain whether the...

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