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Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Remploy (10 Dec 2012)

Jim McGovern: I am on record as saying that I have been to the Remploy factory in my constituency so often that I am on first-name terms with most of the work force, and I have always regarded them as a happy work force who are reasonably well paid and happy to be where they are. This morning, I visited that factory and, needless to say, found that the work force are distraught at the fact that they are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Remploy (10 Dec 2012)

Jim McGovern: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Remploy (10 Dec 2012)

Jim McGovern: It is about Remploy.

[Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] — Unemployment in Scotland (5 Dec 2012)

Jim McGovern: Will the Minister give way?

[Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] — Unemployment in Scotland (5 Dec 2012)

Jim McGovern: My own daughter, Jillian McGovern, is one of my hon. Friend’s constituents, and she was made redundant earlier this year. Thankfully, she has managed to find a new job, with no assistance whatever from the Department for Work and Pensions. Does my hon. Friend agree that the DWP Work programme seems to be drastically unsuccessful?

[Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] — Unemployment in Scotland (5 Dec 2012)

Jim McGovern: It gives me no pleasure to say that the Dundee city council area has the worst record for creating jobs under the Work programme. The figure currently stands at 1.4%. We obviously have the separatists in power in Edinburgh and in Dundee. When can we expect them to stop saying that the big bad boy in Westminster did it and ran away?

Remploy Factories (4 Dec 2012)

Jim McGovern: I did not realise that the Division bell had gone and I thought that I had said something out of order, so I am delighted to be called again. The Minister was mentioning some of the functions in various factories. The Dundee factory is based mostly on textiles and the manufacturing of uniforms, and I hope that she will accept my invitation to see it at work. I have had discussions—

Remploy Factories (4 Dec 2012)

Jim McGovern: I ask the Minister to make representations about uniforms to the Minister with responsibility for procurement, the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire (Peter Luff), so that they can be produced in Dundee.

Remploy Factories (4 Dec 2012)

Jim McGovern: The Minister has not yet covered procurement, but she has mentioned sewing machines. The Remploy factory in Dundee is based on textiles and fabrics and on manufacturing uniforms—

Remploy Factories (4 Dec 2012)

Jim McGovern: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this very important debate. I have visited the Remploy factory in my constituency so many times now that I am on first-name terms with almost all the members of the work force. They seem to be a happy work force. They are happy to stay where they are and do not wish to go elsewhere. Does my hon. Friend not agree that it seems a perverse Government...

Bill Presented — Energy Bill: Backbench Business — Scotland and the Union (29 Nov 2012)

Jim McGovern: I recently visited a secondary school in my constituency. Quite a few pupils in the fourth and fifth years said it seemed crazy to them that in November they could not buy a packet of sparklers, but that they might be allowed to vote on the future of the country.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: England-Scotland Transport Links (29 Nov 2012)

Jim McGovern: What steps his Department is taking to improve transport links between England and Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: England-Scotland Transport Links (29 Nov 2012)

Jim McGovern: I am sure that the Minister will agree that better rail links between Scotland and England are vital to the Scottish economy and, indeed, that of the UK. What immediate steps has he taken to improve links between, for example, Aberdeen and Dundee on the east coast and London?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (26 Nov 2012)

Jim McGovern: Does the Secretary of State agree that he should make an assessment of the contribution made by UK armed forces and related MOD contracts to Scotland’s economy? I am a member of the Scottish Affairs Committee and our inquiry, although not yet complete, would seem to suggest that the contribution is immense and the implications of separation would be devastating. Do any of the Ministers...

Business of the House (22 Nov 2012)

Jim McGovern: Can we have a debate on the ever-increasing price of gas and electricity, and the obscene profits posted by the organisations who provide those utilities? Mr John Bisset, who is a community activist in my constituency, said that when he goes to the post office each week many elderly people approach him and say that they are unsure of the Government’s position, following the Prime...

Business of the House: Future Reserves 2020 (8 Nov 2012)

Jim McGovern: To follow up the question put by the hon. Member for Dundee East (Stewart Hosie), I will name a detachment. The Royal Marine detachment in my constituency has been the subject of some speculation. Given the new commitment to reservists, can I assure the personnel serving in that Royal Marine detachment that their future is secure?

Written Answers — Home Department: Female Genital Mutilation (31 Oct 2012)

Jim McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of female genital mutilation have been recorded by the police in the UK over the last 10 years; how many such complaints resulted in criminal investigation; and how many such investigations led to prosecutions.

Bills Presented — European Union (Croatian Accession and Irish Protocol) Bill: Backbench Business — 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (18 Oct 2012)

Jim McGovern: I have heard the hon. Gentleman say on a number of occasions that some of the Scottish battalions or regiments should have been disbanded. Is this not a time for mutual support rather than picking on Scottish regiments?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (18 Oct 2012)

Jim McGovern: First, I congratulate Dundee youth council on its “It’s no fare” campaign, which seeks to lower bus fares for young people. Will the Minister liaise with his counterpart in Holyrood in Edinburgh to ensure that apprentices and students can get to their place of work or study for the lowest price?

Points of Order (17 Oct 2012)

Jim McGovern: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The Prime Minister comes to the Chamber at 12 noon each Wednesday to answer Prime Minister’s questions. Is it in order to for him to say that he refuses to answer a question?


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