Results 101–120 of 2933 for speaker:Stewart Hosie

Trade (Disclosure of Information) Bill: Clause 1 - Trade functions: disclosure of information by HMRC (16 Dec 2020)

Stewart Hosie: I would be delighted to take this opportunity to make the briefest of Third Reading speeches and to return to a theme that has typified this entire debate. Notwithstanding the need to be able to share data or to have the legal basis on which to do so, it is completely wrong to rush this through with potentially hours, or possibly a day or so, before the House rises for recess and barely a...

Trade (Disclosure of Information) Bill: Clause 1 - Trade functions: disclosure of information by HMRC (16 Dec 2020)

Stewart Hosie: If the Minister is right that removing the disapplication would restrict the Government’s ability to collect the data they need, will he tell the Committee what data that is currently protected the Government wish to access or have a hold of that they would not otherwise be able to get?

Trade (Disclosure of Information) Bill: Clause 1 - Trade functions: disclosure of information by HMRC (16 Dec 2020)

Stewart Hosie: I wish to speak to amendment 1, tabled in my name, and to some of the other clauses. During the passage of the incomplete Trade Bill there were, as the Minister will have seared into his soul, a number of debates and amendments—I think amendments 33 and 34—relating to the requirement to collect data by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, specifically with regard to the exclusion of...

Trade (Disclosure of Information) Bill (16 Dec 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Will the Minister give way?

Trade (Disclosure of Information) Bill (16 Dec 2020)

Stewart Hosie: The Minister, perfectly reasonably, described the Bill as, in essence, providing the legal basis upon which information can be disclosed and shared between public authorities to ensure that Ministers and those organisations can fulfil their obligations in terms of trade functions. That is perfectly reasonable—nothing wrong with that. Indeed, the explanatory notes make it very clear that we...

Scotland: End of the Transition Period: Preparedness (9 Dec 2020)

Stewart Hosie: The end of the transition period has been described by Scottish businesses as a “catastrophic” situation. Some have argued that if they cannot trade with the EU, they are out of the game—it is an existential threat. Can I ask the Scottish Secretary to actually show some authority in the Cabinet and insist on a minimum six-month grace period, so businesses do not fall foul of regulations...

Future of Pensions Policy — [Mr Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (8 Dec 2020)

Stewart Hosie: In order to allow for the safe exit of hon. Members participating in this item of business and the safe arrival of those participating in the next, I am briefly suspending the sitting. Sitting suspended.

Future of Pensions Policy — [Mr Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (8 Dec 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Order. Before I call the next speaker, let me say that if we take no more than seven minutes per Back Bencher, it will all go swimmingly.

International Trade: Trade Agreements: Food and Farming Standards (19 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: After listening to these Whips’ questions, I think I would like some English wine as well, Mr Speaker. I had a long and detailed discussion with NFU Scotland on Monday. In its words, it is “really worried” about future trade deals. Fundamentally, the UK is a high cost, high food standard regime. It argues that it simply cannot compete with low-cost competition with lower food standards...

International Trade: Trade Agreements: Food and Farming Standards (19 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Putting an organisation on a statutory footing is one thing, but protecting food standards is something different. I think the Minister’s answer is what Americans call doubling down on a previous mistake. Let me give an example. UK egg producers simply cannot compete with imported eggs produced where the density of laying hens may be twice that permitted in the United Kingdom. The only way...

National Security and Investment Bill (17 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Of course, it is not just about the formal structures, because of the fast-changing nature of the threat and the way in which technology emerges and develops. Perhaps we should have an annual debate in here, where we can think out loud about emerging technologies that may become a threat and, on the other side, those technologies that have become so redundant they are no longer a threat, to...

National Security and Investment Bill (17 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: I start with my ISC hat on because it was the ISC that first investigated UK Government powers and processes for scrutinising foreign investment in sensitive areas of UK industry, found them lacking and called for more powers. In its 2013 report, “Foreign involvement in the critical national infrastructure”, the Committee looked into the issue of “foreign investment in the Critical...

National Security and Investment Bill (17 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: I absolutely agree that these services should not sit within another Department. I am not sure whether it would be appropriate for them to be able to request call-ins directly, not least because where the information came from would then become abundantly clear, but there must be a mechanism whereby information that an agency comes across can be fed in to the proper people in order for this...

National Security and Investment Bill (17 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Before the Secretary of State moves on, will he give way?

Continuity Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny (17 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: The problem here is not simply the incomplete deals; it is the process we are following, which is not fit for purpose. MPs have no ability to vote to amend our negotiating mandate. As the Minister said, the Government report voluntarily, normally at the end of a negotiating stage to tell us that everything is great, but with no information about obstacles overcome or new obstacles emerging....

Further Education Funding — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (4 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Order. Motion lapsed ( Standing Order No. 10(6)). Sitting suspended for a Division in the House.

Further Education Funding — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (4 Nov 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Before I call the next speaker, I want to start the summings-up at around 3.38 pm, but given that we are slightly sparse, I am not going to put on a time limit at the moment, even an informal one: just ca’ canny.

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill: Clause 1 - Authorisation of criminal conduct (15 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Before the right hon. Gentleman moves on to his next subject, there is also an issue of trust. The Bill envisages giving the Government a significant degree of ability to authorise criminal activity. As someone who is happy to give this Bill a fair wind with certain conditions, I say that if the Government cannot see fit to include on the face of the Bill this very modest new clause from our...

Covid-19 Economic Support Package (14 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Does my hon. Friend not think the Chancellor’s intervention was rather peculiar? The Chancellor is, of course, absolutely right that the Scottish Government can set a Budget, notwithstanding that it would be blind, but, depending on the Chancellor’s decisions, it may lead to subsequent in-year cuts or in-year changes. I am sure this Chancellor would not tolerate it if someone else was...

RNLI and Independent Lifeboats: Covid-19 — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Oct 2020)

Stewart Hosie: Given that a few speakers on the call list are not here, I am pleased to say that the remaining speakers can now take five minutes.


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