Results 101–120 of 1953 for speaker:Bob Stewart

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Bob Stewart: From the other side of the House, I pay tribute to Gordon Brown’s work, which is largely unsung—as, indeed, are so many things that he has done. I really appreciate and commend him for the work he has done since he left Parliament.

Protecting Children in Conflict Areas — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Bob Stewart: It is very nice to see you in the Chair, Sir David. It is great that the hon. Member for Dundee West (Chris Law), who is actually a good man and a friend, brought the debate. Well done, you. [Interruption.] I am not allowed to say you. Well done to him. As the hon. Member for Dundee West said, about one in six children on earth have the bad luck to live in conflict areas. We should thank our...

GKN (24 Apr 2018)

Bob Stewart: The old management was British, the new management is British, and the Secretary of State appears to have secured guarantees from the new management that it will do certain things that the old management had not guaranteed. Does that not imply that those who are working for the new GKN should sleep slightly more soundly in their beds?

Capita (24 Apr 2018)

Bob Stewart: Obviously I support outsourcing in principle, but I am really concerned. If Capita is reviewing the way it operates—it has operated abysmally in various spheres, particularly Army recruiting, as my right hon. Friend the Member for Rayleigh and Wickford (Mr Francois) said—are the Government reviewing how they have oversight of these contracts so that we can get more effective...

Yemen (24 Apr 2018)

Bob Stewart: Could the Minister describe the mechanism or system by which our aid gets taken from where it arrives in-country to the people who most need it, presumably by convoy? How do we ensure that this aid actually gets to the people towards whom we have targeted it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Veterans (23 Apr 2018)

Bob Stewart: May I ask the Ministry of Defence to give more support to Care After Combat, the excellent charity that goes into prisons and helps people who have been much affected by combat?

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: For the sake of clarity, my uncle, Gregor Bartlett, was at prep school alongside Loch Ness in 1931. He was late back to school, and he and another boy claimed that they were watching the Loch Ness monster. This grew big—The Scotsman, lots of pictures, and he was stuck with it. Only at my great uncle’s funeral was he allowed to declare that actually he had not seen the Loch Ness...

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: I wish to help the hon. Gentleman by saying that my uncle was at school on the edges of Loch Ness as a boy and saw the Loch Ness monster. As a consequence, tourism expanded hugely—it was in all the Scottish newspapers. It was only at his funeral that it was allowed that that was a fake.

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: This afternoon, I should like to talk about a subject that has been much in the news recently—namely, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence. I also want to talk about the Royal Air Force Regiment, which currently has key responsibility for protecting us in the United Kingdom. I gather that the RAF Regiment was hugely instrumental in cleaning up after the Salisbury...

Autism (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: I rise in support of the hon. Lady’s point. I bet there are a heck of a lot of people who have autism, and no one can really understand that they have it—they probably do not understand it—but a lot of people are like that and they are adults.

Autism (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: As everyone here today knows, autism takes many forms and it is sometimes not physically obvious. That is probably why some people are not diagnosed when they are children. However, most are, so I want to talk about one of them. In the early 1970s, my parents ran a home for children with special needs at Chinley in the Peak district. My superb younger sister Alison Stewart, now Mrs Alison...

Education Committee (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: My right hon. Friend mentioned that one in eight children from low-income backgrounds is likely to become a high-income earner. What is the percentage for the rest of children—what percentage becomes high-income earners—so that we have a good comparison?

Counter-Daesh Update (29 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: On 17 September last year, the threat level for our country was reduced from “critical”, which meant that an attack was imminent, to “severe”, which means that an attack by terrorists is highly likely. The senior Metropolitan police counter-terrorism officer in our country has said that that threat is likely to last for five years. We all see the threat level on the...

Northern Ireland Assembly Members (Pay) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: Does the Secretary of State have a view on what should happen to the salaries of those who work for MLAs? They have no choice, and we should be sympathetic to that.

Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: rose—

Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: I just want to point out to my hon. Friend—because he is a friend—that Carrickfergus was the first battle honour of the Cheshire Regiment, in 1689.

Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: I was under the impression that grant funding would stay the same, at least in the short term, so there would not be a big difference.

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Political Parties: Loans and Donations (21 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: I think that my right hon. Friend has already answered the question I wanted to ask: did all the parties agree not to take it back to 2014?

Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill (20 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: The hon. Gentleman talks about the North West 200 and the Portrush, Coleraine and Portstewart triangle. Is it sheer coincidence that right in the middle of that triangle is the Bushmills distillery?

Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill (20 Mar 2018)

Bob Stewart: I thank my right hon. Friend for giving way, and I also thank my right hon. Friend the Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson) for his contribution. I do not quite understand why a Minister could not come to make such decisions relatively shortly, although, as far as I can ascertain, we are not at that stage yet. We are not returning to direct rule, but we might be moving towards pragmatic,...

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