Patrick Grady

Contributions in the Commons

My latest speeches and contributions in the House of Commons.
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  1. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Indian Ocean Territory (13 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of the statement by the Prime Minister of Mauritius at the UN general Assembly on 22 May 2019 that the eviction of the population of the Chagos Islands by the UK Government was akin to a crime against humanity.
  2. Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving: Medical Examinations (12 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many D4 medical examination reports have been completed during (a) each of the five years prior to December 2014 and (b) each year since December 2014.
  3. Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving: Medical Examinations (12 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many D4 medical examination applications have been refused during (a) each of the five years prior to December 2014 and (b) each year since December 2014.
  4. Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving: Medical Examinations (12 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many DVLA centres are licensed to complete D4 medical examination reports.
  5. Sustainable Development Goals (11 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to be able to catch your eye in this debate, Mr Deputy Speaker, to make a very brief contribution. I was keen to speak, because in 2015, as a newly elected Member of Parliament, the first debate I secured in Westminster Hall was on the sustainable development goals. The Chair of the International Development Committee, the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen...
  6. Sustainable Development Goals (11 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: I absolutely agree. There was a lot of talk about what lessons we could learn from the millennium development goals framework. First, it had to be a continuous, ongoing learning iterative process. It cannot just be about trying to reinvent the wheel every single time. We probably have the most thoughtful ministerial team in DFID since I have been here, but I am just not convinced how long...
  7. Sustainable Development Goals (11 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: The hon. Gentleman could have been reading the notes that I have in front of me. He is absolutely right. That might play well to certain parts of their gallery, but it will not play well in the country as a whole. Conservative Members should remember that just before the launch of the very ill-fated Tory manifesto of 2017, there were rumours that the 0.7% would disappear, but that was...
  8. Sustainable Development Goals (11 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: It might be worth reflecting—the Secretary of State might be interested in this—that the water company in Scotland is in public ownership, and has managed to achieve at least as much success as the privatised system down south, but with all the benefit being retained for the public purse.
  9. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty (6 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a response to EDM 2425 entitled UN Condemnation of UK occupation of the Chagos Islands.
  10. Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kenya: Refugees (6 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Kenyan counterpart on the recent decision of a court in that country to repatriate 22 women refugees to Eritrea.
  11. International Trade: Global Free Trade (6 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: Does the Secretary of State agree that if it is going to end poverty, free trade also has to be fair trade? What steps are the Government taking to ensure that trade deals, whether through the WTO, the European Union or bilaterally, are checked against the sustainable development goals to make sure that they are poverty and development-proofed?
  12. International Development: Foreign National Offenders (6 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: That is quite a helpful answer. Supporting the justice systems in developing countries is hugely important, but we should not make any move towards the notion of tied aid or a quid pro quo, such as was suggested in the substantive question; that would be worrying. Will the Minister make it clear that that is not a policy of the Department for International Development?
  13. International Development: Topical Questions (6 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: I thank the Secretary of State for that very encouraging answer. I hope he will join me in welcoming the peaceful conclusion of the elections in Malawi, particularly the increased number of women MPs, even if that was slightly counterbalanced by the loss of some very good incumbents, including a friend of mine, Jacqueline Kouwenhoven, who you may remember meeting some years ago, Mr Speaker....
  14. Petition - Nnamani Family, Glasgow (5 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: I want to add my congratulations to and admiration of the parishioners of Our Lady and St George’s in Penilee, who have so efficiently organised this petition, and particularly my constituents among their number who have signed it. The case of Mary Nnamani and her family clearly demonstrates that the hostile environment is alive and well. I hope that this and so many other cases will be...
  15. Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Elections: Internet (5 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will issue a response to the recommendations published by FullFact on 12 April 2019 on reform of electoral laws governing online campaigning.
  16. Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill: Meaning of wild animal (4 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: It is a pleasure to speak very briefly. The SNP is quite happy to support the Bill. As the hon. Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) said in the full House of Commons 30 seconds or so ago, this law has been enacted by the Scottish Parliament and already applies. I am grateful to hear him think that it is more substantial than the proposed legislation we are passing today. We are currently not...
  17. Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Water (4 Jun 2019)

    Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the publication entitled, Tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019–2024: The UK’s five-year national action plan, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the implementation of the Government’s commitment to support greater access to water and sanitation; and if he...

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