Results 21–40 of 1558 for speaker:John Lamont

Scotland: Growth Deals (2 Feb 2022)

John Lamont: I am sure that the Minister is aware of the Scottish Government’s strategic transport review, and no doubt he will share my disappointment at the very lukewarm support for the extension of the Borders railway to Hawick, Newcastleton and on to Carlisle. Does he agree that this Government should show their full support for the project and tell us when the feasibility study for the Borders...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport: Scotland (31 Jan 2022)

John Lamont: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on mutual priorities for improving cross-border transport links following the publication of Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 by Transport Scotland.

Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Bill: Clause 1 - Protection of cultural objects on loan (28 Jan 2022)

John Lamont: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his Bill. Does he agree that the relatively minor change in it will give great reassurance to overseas lenders about their capacity and confidence to lend assets to the United Kingdom? In the Scottish Borders, across Scotland and across the UK, all our constituents will now benefit from being able to enjoy those assets, and the lenders will have the...

Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill (21 Jan 2022)

John Lamont: I am delighted to speak in the debate. Like others before me, I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Darlington (Peter Gibson) on all the work that he has done in bringing forward this important Bill. We have before us today a great opportunity to improve the safety of taxi passengers, particularly women and other vulnerable users. I am delighted to support the Bill and pleased that...

Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill (21 Jan 2022)

John Lamont: I am grateful to my hon. hon. Friend for making that intervention. His key point is that the vast majority of taxi firms and drivers are providing an excellent service to their local community and the Bill is designed to target a very small minority, but it is right to take action to address those concerns. Members may rightly wonder why I am participating in this debate given that the...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (18 Jan 2022)

John Lamont: I was delighted by the recent announcement of £50 million for motor neurone disease research, which my constituent Doddie Weir campaigned for tirelessly. Will the Secretary of State update the House on the steps being taken to allocate those funds, and to ensure that is done as quickly as possible, as time is of the essence for MND sufferers?

Home Department: Topical Questions (17 Jan 2022)

John Lamont: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.

Home Department: Topical Questions (17 Jan 2022)

John Lamont: In the light of the news late last week about MP security, will the Home Secretary assure me that the Home Office is working with other Government Departments and devolved Administrations to protect our democracy from those who want to do it, and our country, harm?

Written Answers — Wales Office: Question (5 Jan 2022)

John Lamont: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the Welsh lamb industry of the end of US restrictions on the import of British lamb.

Work and Pensions: Help for Jobseekers: Local Employers and Skills Providers (13 Dec 2021)

John Lamont: What plans she has to work with employers and skills providers at a local level to help more jobseekers into work.

Work and Pensions: Help for Jobseekers: Local Employers and Skills Providers (13 Dec 2021)

John Lamont: I am delighted that more than 100 young people in the Scottish Borders have already started work through the kickstart scheme. What can the Government do to encourage employers to keep people on after the scheme ends?

Copyright (Rights and Remuneration of Musicians, Etc.) Bill (3 Dec 2021)

John Lamont: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on the Bill. Does he share the concerns of some that, although the Bill might increase the income of some artists, there is a real danger that other artists in the sector might see their income fall and that that might affect investment?

Prayers (3 Dec 2021)

John Lamont: I beg to move, That the House sit in private. Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 163).

Storm Arwen (1 Dec 2021)

John Lamont: Thousands of my constituents across the Scottish Borders remain without power today after the catastrophic storm at the weekend. I felt the full force of that storm at home in Coldstream on Friday and Saturday. Many old and vulnerable residents have no power and that has been the case for five days. Like others, I pay tribute to the engineers and council workers who have worked so hard to get...

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Community Funding: Scottish Borders (29 Nov 2021)

John Lamont: What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the community renewal fund on local communities’ preparedness for the introduction of the UK shared prosperity fund in the Scottish Borders.

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Community Funding: Scottish Borders (29 Nov 2021)

John Lamont: I was delighted to see eight successful projects from the Scottish Borders secure funding from the community renewal fund. It is brilliant to see the United Kingdom Government delivering in all parts of this kingdom. I want to see even more successful bids from the UK shared prosperity fund, so will the Minister come to my constituency to visit the Burnfoot Community Futures trust to discuss...

Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Bill (26 Nov 2021)

John Lamont: I congratulate the hon. Lady on bringing forward this Bill. She is speaking extremely well on a very technical area of pensions law. On the devolution point, she will know that Stormont has agreed to deal with the same issue, which is devolved to Stormont, through this Bill. Does she agree that that is a good example of where this Parliament and the devolved Parliaments can work together to...

Covid-19 Update (26 Nov 2021)

John Lamont: I commend the Government for the speed with which they have taken this decision and I welcome the Scottish Government’s following suit, because in the past there has been concern about the lack of consistency across the UK. Does the Health Secretary agree that this is a useful reminder that the pandemic is still with us and we all have a responsibility to get vaccinated, which includes...

Down Syndrome Bill (26 Nov 2021)

John Lamont: I am delighted to speak in this debate. Like others, I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for North Somerset (Dr Fox) on bringing the Bill forward and championing this worthy cause. I also pay tribute to the tireless work of others involved in this important campaign. Indeed, earlier this week I had the pleasure of meeting Tommy Jessop, who has been instrumental in spearheading the...

Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] (26 Nov 2021)

John Lamont: I beg to move, That the House sit in private. Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 163), and negatived.


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