Results 1–20 of 645 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:John Lamont

Bedford Prison (13 Sep 2018)

John Lamont: With reoffending costing society £15 billion, does the Minister agree that the debate should be about the modern prison estate and whether its purpose should be to rehabilitate, train and reduce those reoffending rates?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Sep 2018)

John Lamont: Given what we know about the Russian state’s involvement in the Salisbury poisoning, does the Prime Minister think it appropriate when parliamentarians, both current and former, appear on Russian state television?

Brexit, Science and Innovation: Global Britain and the International Rules-based Order (6 Sep 2018)

John Lamont: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Ilford South (Mike Gapes). He made a number of very thoughtful remarks, particularly in respect of his own party’s position on these important issues facing our country and indeed our world. I thank and pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Tom Tugendhat) for bringing this timely debate to the House. It is...

Brexit, Science and Innovation (6 Sep 2018)

John Lamont: I congratulate the right hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb) on securing this important debate, and the rest of the Science and Technology Committee on their hard work on this issue. It is only right that we closely examine what effects Brexit will have on all sectors and industries in our economy, and the Committees of this place are well placed to do that. I voted remain in the...

Brexit, Science and Innovation (6 Sep 2018)

John Lamont: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for that point. Indeed, Scotland does have two Parliaments and two Governments. I have experience of both Parliaments, and I would argue that both have their merits. We had a very debate before the referendum in which both sides set out their case very clearly. It is arguably clear that during the 2014 independence referendum campaign in Scotland, the Scottish...

Business of the House (6 Sep 2018)

John Lamont: Despite savage budget cuts by the Scottish Government, Scottish Borders Council is prioritising mental health services by appointing counsellors in all the high schools in its area. Will the Government therefore find time to have a debate on mental health and whether they can adopt the strategy used by that council to ensure that all high schools across all the UK can benefit from such a service?

Attorney General: Modern Slavery: Prosecutions (6 Sep 2018)

John Lamont: What recent discussions he has had with the CPS on the effectiveness of prosecutions in cases involving modern slavery.

Attorney General: Modern Slavery: Prosecutions (6 Sep 2018)

John Lamont: In Scotland the police are alarmed by the rise in reports of potential human trafficking offences, and those individuals and gangs do not stop at the border. What discussions is the Solicitor General having with his counterparts north of the border to ensure that there is a UK-wide approach to this issue?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Sep 2018)

John Lamont: The Prime Minister will be aware of the campaign to extend the Borders railway from Tweedbank to Hawick and Newcastleton, and on to Carlisle. That will provide a huge boost to the local economy and will help demonstrate what Scotland’s two Governments can do for my region. So what will the Prime Minister do to ensure there is sufficient resource in the Borderlands growth deal to allow...

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

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Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

John Lamont: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Edinburgh South (Ian Murray). I was, however, a little surprised by his extreme and unfounded criticism of Scottish Conservative Members, particularly when he so often love-bombs Conservative voters in Edinburgh South, on whom he relies to ensure the majority that gets him elected to this place. It will come as no surprise to the House that I...

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

John Lamont: My hon. Friend makes a fair and reasonable point. While I voted remain, I am also a democrat. Just as the SNP should accept the referendum result of 2014, I accept the referendum result of 2016, and we were all elected to ensure that we deliver Brexit and get the best deal for Scotland and the entire United Kingdom. Whitehall needs to consider the maintenance and promotion of the Union as one...

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

John Lamont: I agree with the hon. Lady. We work very well across that Committee. It is a good example of parties and parliamentarians coming together to highlight the issues that many of our constituents have to deal with day to day. The dualling of the A1—the issue affects my constituency —all the way from Northumberland to Edinburgh would be a great example of the partnership between the UK...

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

John Lamont: It is very clear that those in the armed forces who were going to be paying extra because of the Nat tax imposed by the Scottish Government will not have to pay it. It is fair that everyone across the United Kingdom who works for the armed forces gets paid the same, regardless of where they are based. I will ensure that I spend my time here, however long or short that may be, as effectively...

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

John Lamont: Immigration targets are important and the Government are right to have them, but does the hon. Gentleman agree that in this case the numbers involved are so small that the Government could make a sensible change without it affecting the overall target?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Connectivity (11 Jul 2018)

John Lamont: What steps the Government are taking to support connectivity between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Connectivity (11 Jul 2018)

John Lamont: Many businesses in my constituency depend on customers and staff from south of the border, so what discussions has the Minister had with the Scottish Government about improving cross-border links on the A1, A68 and A7, and, crucially, the extension of the Borders Railway to Carlisle?

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

John Lamont: Does the Minister agree that opinion polls show that there is no support for a second referendum? The Liberal Democrats claim that there is support for a final say, but people push back strongly when they are told that that will involve a referendum.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

John Lamont: Like each and every one of the Liberal Democrats, I did not get the referendum result that I wanted in 2016. I campaigned and voted for the United Kingdom to remain part of the European Union. In the early hours of 24 June, I looked on in a state of disbelief as the results came in, and it took weeks, if not months, for the implications of the vote properly to sink in. In Scotland, the...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

John Lamont: The voters made their decision for a variety of reasons, as voters always do in every election. The fact that some people do not like the conclusion that they reached does not mean that we can simply reject that decision and say that we need to rerun the vote. My experience in my own constituency is that people who voted to leave in 2016 are just as committed to voting to leave again if the...


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