Results 41–60 of 2933 for speaker:Stewart Hosie

Access to Archives — [Esther McVey in the Chair] (16 Nov 2021)

Stewart Hosie: That is now on the record, and I am sure that everyone will be content with that. Question put and agreed to. Sitting suspended.

Motorcycling: Government Support (26 Oct 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I am glad the Minister has given some attention to the vehicle regulation review. I listened to what she said: it is to avoid tampering with safety equipment. That is perfectly reasonable at face value. If somebody removes the rear seat from a motorcycle, and with it the grab rails that are a safety feature on the rear fender, will they have committed an offence if the wording of the...

Motorcycling: Government Support (26 Oct 2021)

Stewart Hosie: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson. Can I start with a declaration of sorts? I am a biker. I am proud to ride with YesBikers for Scottish independence and, like almost every other speaker, I am very happy to support many of the campaigns run by the Motorcycle Action Group, which I particularly thank for its help preparing for today. I congratulate the hon. Member...

Motorcycling: Government Support (26 Oct 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I agree that is unfair. If there was a presumption that one could use a bus lane, except on the odd occasion where one could not, that would be a far more logical approach. Finally, I turn to the Department for Transport consultation on vehicle regulation, which includes anti-tampering laws. It says: “Specifically, we would look to create”— among other things— “a specific offence...

Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill (22 Oct 2021)

Stewart Hosie: Whether it is 1,000 workers, 20,000, 100,000 or a quarter of a million, in a sense it does matter. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that this is a point of principle? No employee should ever see their terms and conditions ripped up under threat of menaces or losing a job they may have had for decades.

Cabinet Office: Voter ID Requirements: Turnout and Enfranchisement (23 Sep 2021)

Stewart Hosie: Some 90% of the public think that polling station voting is safe from fraud and abuse, and they are right to think that. Personation, which is the only problem the voter ID provisions of the Elections Bill are designed to address, resulted in a single conviction in 2016, 2017 and 2019, and zero convictions in 2018. Given that up to 3.5 million people may not have suitable ID and that the...

Cabinet Office: Voter ID Requirements: Turnout and Enfranchisement (23 Sep 2021)

Stewart Hosie: On the matter of confidence, the House of Commons Library has rather helpfully told us that half the public think there is inadequate regulation of political party spending and that only 14% think there is transparency around it. The Paymaster General knows perfectly well that there have been concerns about the influence of dark money in the UK electoral system for many years. Why could it be...

Data Breach: ARAP Applicants in Afghanistan (21 Sep 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement and for his commitment to update the House after the recess. When he does so in five or six weeks’ time, will he please ensure that he gives an accurate assessment of the additional threats and intimidation that Afghan nationals face as a result of the data breach? I am concerned less about the technical nature of the failing, however...

Ethnicity Pay Gap — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (20 Sep 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I will be the judge of that.

Ethnicity Pay Gap — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (20 Sep 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I call Elliott Colburn for a brief winding-up speech.

Ethnicity Pay Gap — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (20 Sep 2021)

Stewart Hosie: Before we begin, may I encourage hon. Members to wear masks when they are not speaking? This is in line with the current Government guidance and that of the House of Commons Commission. Please also give one another and members of staff space when seated and when entering and leaving the room.

Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Joint Committee (15 Sep 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I wish to speak in support of this motion to establish a Joint Committee to investigate the withdrawal from Afghanistan. It is essential that we learn as much as we can. As the hon. Member for Wigan (Lisa Nandy) said in her opening remarks, if we do not learn from our mistakes, we will repeat our mistakes. I do, however, wish to make some comments on the proposed narrow remit of the...

Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill (Instruction) (13 Sep 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I have no doubt that the hon. Gentleman is correct that if new clause 3—his amendment to allow a vote on Prorogation—were agreed to, it would render Prorogation non-justiciable in future, and that that is the intention. However, may I ask a more prosaic question? If the motion that he is now moving to allow debate on the amendment is passed, will it not render the programme for the rest...

Afghanistan Policy (13 Sep 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I thank the Minister for what she described as the difficult and unique circumstances faced by Afghan citizens. Can I ask her a narrow question about the concessionary approach to waive documents which she described? Will she please confirm that if an Afghan citizen is entitled to help, they will not be denied that help simply because they have been required to, say, burn a passport or other...

Covid Vaccine Passports (8 Sep 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I pay tribute to all those involved in the vaccination programme. It has been extraordinary. In Scotland, we have 4.1 million adults with a first dose and almost 4 million with a second dose, which means that north of 90% of all adults have had at least one dose. It is a fantastic result across the UK since last December, but the pandemic is not over. Lives are still at risk and the pressures...

Afghanistan: FCDO Update (6 Sep 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I have to say that my blood ran rather cold when the Foreign Secretary suggested that the Home Secretary would have anything to do with helping refugees. However, there are Members around the House who have been supporting Afghan nationals to try to get them out of Afghanistan—people who have now burned their documents, deleted electronic records, and have even seen their internet profile...

Afghanistan (18 Aug 2021)

Stewart Hosie: Four hundred and fifty-seven UK service personnel, in excess of 3,000 coalition forces, nearly 70,000 Afghan Government troops and police, aid workers, journalists, humanitarians and tens of thousands of Afghan civilians have been killed over the past two decades. Many, many thousands more have been injured or brutalised. I hope—it is only hope—that all that pain and suffering was not in...

Afghanistan (18 Aug 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I agree entirely with my hon. Friend that the aid budgets must at the very least be maintained at their previous level, and probably increased. I also agree with all the calls today that it is not simply UK citizens and those who work directly for us who are at risk; it is many, many of us whose lives are at risk from the Taliban, and we, the west, must do everything that we can to evacuate...

Amnesty for Undocumented Migrants — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (19 Jul 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I call Tom Hunt for a brief winding-up speech.

Amnesty for Undocumented Migrants — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (19 Jul 2021)

Stewart Hosie: I call Anne McLaughlin, who has eight minutes.


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