Patrick Grady

Contributions in the Commons

My latest speeches and contributions in the House of Commons.
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  1. Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (30 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the value of tourism to Scotch whisky distilleries to the UK economy.
  2. Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism (30 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution to UK tourism of the Scotch whisky industry’s investment in distilleries and visitor centres.
  3. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (26 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a response to EDM 2333 on the Islamic revolutionary guard corps.
  4. Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: Of course, as a result of this Prime Minister’s Brexit obsession, the United Kingdom that the people of Scotland voted for in 2014 no longer exists, so can he confirm that he is both familiar with and supportive of the principles of the claim of right for Scotland?
  5. Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art (25 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how frequently the Commission receives reports from the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art.
  6. Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Climate Change Adaptation (25 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: The Minister might be toasting the new Prime Minister, but I do wonder how much hot air is being generated and what contribution that will make to the net emissions target. The Scottish Government have committed to net zero by 2045, rather than the UK Government’s 2050 target. Is the UK not willing to match that level of ambition?
  7. Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (24 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: I just want to reinforce what we said earlier: we have points to make on procedures in this place, but the work that Kew does is immensely valuable. We hold it in the greatest of respect and look forward to the success of this Bill. I also wanted to say before I was cut short earlier that we have been fortified in our contributions in the House this evening by some tea and cakes we were...
  8. Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (24 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: I am just trying to beat the record of my hon. Friend the Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart) for being the Member from Scotland who has spoken most frequently in the Legislative Grand Committee. It is not just the occupants of the Serjeant at Arms chair who are getting exercise; you are, too, Sir Lindsay, as you move up and down, from Chair to Chair. This should not just be...
  9. Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (24 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: The hon. Lady raises an important point. I do not intend to detain the House desperately long. I want to ensure that that debate can be had. It is particularly relevant, of course, to Members from England and Wales. We just had a procedure of the so-called English Parliament. This was what was supposed to happen as a result of the independence referendum and the reform of devolution, but it...
  10. Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (24 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: I do not get to say this very often, but I accept the Minister’s reassurances. I think our point has been made and I look forward to seeing whether the Government Whips Office tries to use this procedure again at any point, ever. If it does not, perhaps it just needs to get rid of the whole procedure. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
  11. Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (24 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: I beg to move manuscript amendment 1, page 1, line 13, at end insert— “(3A) The Secretary of State must issue a report to the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on any lease granted in reliance on subsection (1) to businesses or individuals based in Scotland, within four weeks of the lease being granted.”
  12. Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (24 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: We are now back in the United Kingdom Parliament. Can anyone spot the difference? There are some subtle changes. As we have said, the Serjeant at Arms is getting quite the workout in moving the Mace up and down. Later on, it will keep them busy when we go back into the English Legislative Grand Committee, which I think we can all agree has been an overwhelming success. Such an overwhelming...
  13. Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (24 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: I am sure that my hon. Friend will be back imminently.
  14. Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (24 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: Well, we are in a Committee, Sir Lindsay.
  15. Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (24 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: It just occurred to me that we are in a Committee, Sir Lindsay, and there is provision in the Standing Orders for the Chair of a Committee to allow Members to remove their jackets if it is uncomfortably hot, so perhaps we could avail ourselves of that provision now. It would be rare to happen in the Chamber of the House, but we are in Committee.
  16. Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (24 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: Yes, we are currently meeting as the Legislative Grand Committee (England). Just as an aside, I do not think that the Scottish Grand Committee was ever permitted to use the Chamber of the House of Commons—
  17. Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords]: Power to grant a lease in respect of land at Kew Gardens (24 Jul 2019)

    Patrick Grady: Clearly, this is the political box office today. I am not sure what else is going on outside the confines of this Chamber, but this is where the action is taking place. We have just seen it with my hon. Friend—he should be my right hon. Friend— the Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart) attempting to explain why the two clauses of this Bill are in fact relevant to those of...

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