Results 1–20 of 1337 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Ian Murray

Devolved Powers in Scotland (17 Oct 2017)

Ian Murray: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing his first debate in this Chamber and on his election. He talks about working together, so was he as astonished as I was when the Scottish Nationalist Government in Edinburgh voted against lifting the public sector pay cap in Scotland while SNP Members here voted to lift it in Westminster? If so, could the UK and Scottish Governments work together...

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women: Scotland-Malawi Relationship (13 Sep 2017)

Ian Murray: My hon. Friend, as always, is making a wonderful speech from the Front Bench. I think it would be appropriate to pay tribute to David Hope-Jones, the chief executive of the Scotland Malawi Partnership. He has not yet been mentioned in this debate, but he does so much, not only to enhance the partnership but to provide us all with the information we require in this kind of debate.

Parliamentary Candidates: Barriers for Women: Scotland-Malawi Relationship (13 Sep 2017)

Ian Murray: The hon. Gentleman highlights some of the projects in his constituency, including education projects. South Morningside, Bruntsfield and Gilmerton primaries in my constituency have direct links with primary schools in Malawi. Will he reflect on the fact that that might be why this partnership has grown, flourished and endured for so long—that younger people are involved and they take...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Ian Murray: Will the Secretary of State give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (7 Sep 2017)

Ian Murray: The Secretary of State mentioned in his opening remarks that the Bill gives Ministers the power to change laws through statutory instruments and other mechanisms. Does that include changing laws in terms of devolved Administrations?

Business of the House (7 Sep 2017)

Ian Murray: May we have a statement from the Government on when they plan to reconvene the Joint Ministerial Committee, so that devolved Administrations can be fully involved and consulted on the Brexit process?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Jobcentres: Glasgow (19 Jul 2017)

Ian Murray: While the hon. Gentleman is having discussions with Glasgow City Council, will he pick up the phone to the City of Edinburgh Council and explain why he can find £1.5 billion for the Democratic Unionist party, but cannot find a solitary pen to sign the Edinburgh city region deal?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Jul 2017)

Ian Murray: The interim Prime Minister has repeatedly refused to answer the question asked by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition, so may I try again? It was reported over the weekend, by the temporary Chancellor’s own Cabinet colleagues, that he had said that some public sector workers are “overpaid”. Will the Prime Minister tell the House, the country and those public...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (18 Jul 2017)

Ian Murray: One of the best boosts to economic growth is Government infrastructure spending, so will the Chancellor look down the back of the sofa where he found the £1 billion for the deal with the Democratic Unionist party and find more change to sign the Edinburgh city growth deal?

Jobcentre Plus: Closures (6 Jul 2017)

Ian Murray: The Scottish Affairs Committee published a report at the end of the previous Parliament that was hugely critical of the Government’s approach to jobcentre closures, particularly in Glasgow, where some claimants are having to take three buses to reach other jobcentres, at huge expense. The Secretary of State has said three times this morning that he will not review the sanctions regime...

Yemen: Political and Humanitarian Situation (5 Jul 2017)

Ian Murray: I pay tribute to the work my hon. Friend has done on Yemen in this Parliament, and in others before it, along with many right hon. and hon. Members across the House. He mentioned the port situation. There must be a solution to try to get Hodeidah port open again, so that these lifesaving medical supplies are not turned away or taken to other ports where they are unnecessary or unused.

Renewable Energy Generation: Island Communities — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (4 Jul 2017)

Ian Murray: I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for allowing me to intervene in the limited time he has. Will he explain to the House whether there is any other route to market for island wind if there is no access to the next round of CfD funding?

Business of the House (29 Jun 2017)

Ian Murray: The Government shook their magic money tree this week to find a £1 billion bung for Northern Ireland. May we have an urgent statement from the Chancellor on when that magic money tree will blossom again to enable my constituents to benefit from the full funding of the Edinburgh city regional deal?

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (29 Jun 2017)

Ian Murray: May I join the Secretary of State in wishing the Edinburgh international festival a happy 70th anniversary? There is no doubt that it shows that the United Kingdom has some of the best sporting and entertainment events in the world. What plans have the Government to control ticket prices, and also to ensure that the re-sellers market does not rip off ordinary fans?

Northern Ireland (26 Jun 2017)

Ian Murray: Be in no doubt that this deal has everything to do with the Conservative party and absolutely nothing to do with the country. If it had anything to do with the country, the First Secretary would come to the Dispatch Box and tell me how much money Scotland will get as a result of this deal being signed.

European Council (26 Jun 2017)

Ian Murray: The Prime Minister said at the beginning of her statement that she wished the UK and the EU to trade as freely as possible in both goods and services. Can she confirm to the House whether any time was spent on developing proposals for the UK to remain both in the single market and the customs union?

Petition - Morningside Post Office Franchising (25 Apr 2017)

Ian Murray: I rise to present a petition signed by more than 4,000 residents of Edinburgh South. The petition states: The petition of Edinburgh South, Declares that the government has forced a transformation programme on the Post Office that has placed Crown Post Offices and local branches in jeopardy; further that the only independent report carried out on franchising found that the Crown Office closure...

Post Office Closures — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (25 Apr 2017)

Ian Murray: I am grateful to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) for securing this incredibly important debate. I was the shadow Minister for Postal Services for most of the last Parliament and was told by many Ministers that this closure programme would be the last, in order to make the Post Office sustainable. It appears that that is not to be the case. I remember the phrase...

Post Office Closures — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (25 Apr 2017)

Ian Murray: I would love to, but we are going to struggle to have enough time to get everyone else in. I have seen the financial figures for the Morningside Crown post office. It is financially viable for the Post Office to run it, but it is financially unviable for anyone else to go in, given the capital and rental payments required to make it a sustainable business, which makes me suspicious that it is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Scotland’s Contribution to the UK (19 Apr 2017)

Ian Murray: Given that in the last quarter the Scottish economy contracted by 0.2%, is it not about time we got off the independence referendum—and, indeed, the general election—merry-go-round, and got the Prime Minister and the First Minister to concentrate on what is important, which is the economy of Scotland?


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