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Backbench Business: GKN: Proposed Takeover by Melrose — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (15 Mar 2018)

Mhairi Black: I congratulate the hon. Member for West Bromwich West (Mr Bailey) on securing this debate. I echo many of the comments that have been made. It is clear that there is a consensus that GKN is at the cutting edge of the UK Government’s industrial strategy and plays a key part in that. We have heard that it is involved in sensitive programmes, and that it provides technology for a US...

Misogyny as a Hate Crime — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (7 Mar 2018)

Mhairi Black: I completely appreciate the point the Minister is making, and I have done the same thing; I have been on Twitter and said, “Oh, I can’t be bothered with that,” and I have put my phone away and not looked at it for a couple of weeks. That is fine, but the reality is that all the views are still there, whether or not I am online and looking at them. Whether or not we use...

Misogyny as a Hate Crime — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (7 Mar 2018)

Mhairi Black: Is that not where Government step in and we lead by example? If we are able to say to the tech companies that we think they should be doing more to clamp down on such views, and if we, as the leaders of society, are looking at this cultural and structural problem and seeing that our society is poisoned with this stuff just now, it is on us to do something about it. It is not just for the...

Misogyny as a Hate Crime — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (7 Mar 2018)

Mhairi Black: It is an absolute pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Walthamstow (Stella Creasy), who made a cracking speech. I agree with most of what she said, so I will not go over the same points. I want to talk a wee bit about my own perspective and experience, so forgive me if my speech appears a little self-indulgent. To me, there are two main strands to this issue: the structural side and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (7 Mar 2018)

Mhairi Black: What recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the effect on Scotland of the UK leaving the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (7 Mar 2018)

Mhairi Black: We have seen the Secretary of State go back on his words about the single market and have his authority undermined by not being invited to the PM’s Brexit meeting, and we are still waiting for his amendments to the withdrawal Bill. Given that the deadline is next Thursday, will this be just another catalogue of failures for the Secretary of State?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Mar 2018)

Mhairi Black: The Prime Minister continues to sing the praises of universal credit while wilfully ignoring the devastation that it is still causing. How does she square her position with the fact that her Tory colleagues in Stirling Council have called for over half a million pounds- worth of funding in order to mitigate the enormous human suffering caused by universal credit?

Public Bill Committee: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Specific requirements as to the pensions guidance function (1 Feb 2018)

Mhairi Black: I apologise for my lateness, Chair; there were travel disruptions outwith my control. No discourteousness was intended. I appreciate the Minister saying that he would get in touch with me about my amendment.

Public Bill Committee: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Specific requirements as to the pensions guidance function (1 Feb 2018)

Mhairi Black: I also appreciate the Minister’s honesty in getting straight to the point and saying that he will reject amendments 40 to 41. To return to my point, I think that if we do not strengthen clause 5, it will be a real missed opportunity. The Lords amendment was a welcome move in the right direction—that is why I was quite looking forward to building on it—so it is a...

Public Bill Committee: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Objectives (1 Feb 2018)

Mhairi Black: I understand the reference that the Minister makes to the functions described in clause 3, but the functions are meaningless so long as people do not understand what the difference is between information, guidance and advice.

Public Bill Committee: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Objectives (1 Feb 2018)

Mhairi Black: The logic behind the amendment is that right now we have hit a fork in the pensions road, because we are recognising that we might not be able to sustain a lot of the things in place now into the future. People are making decisions about their pensions when, to be frank, they do not have a clue about what they are doing, and they are ending up in horrendous situations because of a lack of...

Public Bill Committee: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Objectives (1 Feb 2018)

Mhairi Black: I beg to move amendment 38, in clause 2, page 2, line 32, at end insert— “(4) The single financial guidance body must, within three months of being established, define the following terms within the context of its objectives and functions— (a) “information”, (b) “guidance” and (c) “advice”.” This amendment would require the new...

Public Bill Committee: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Objectives (1 Feb 2018)

Mhairi Black: The amendment is pretty straightforward and sensible. It would clarify the important differences between information, guidance and advice, which we know have a major impact on people’s decisions and how reliable they are if things go wrong. It is not often that parliamentarians admit ignorance, but before I became pensions spokesperson, I did not realise that there was any official...

Public Bill Committee: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Objectives (1 Feb 2018)

Mhairi Black: I appreciate what the Minister says, but it is strange to say that the amendment is too prescriptive after talking about how important it is that the Bill has cross-party support and saying that it is about trying to bring about genuine change. I do not see what is contentious about fleshing out what vulnerable people means. The only downside that I can see to having the amendment in the Bill...

Public Bill Committee: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: Objectives (1 Feb 2018)

Mhairi Black: I beg to move amendment 37, in clause 2, page 2, line 19, lea ve out from “accordingly” to end of line 20 and insert— “(da) to ensure the needs of people in vulnerable circumstances, including but not exclusively— (i) those who suffer long-term sickness or disability, (ii) carers, (iii) those on low incomes, and (iv) recipients of...

Public Bill Committee: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords]: The single financial guidance body (1 Feb 2018)

Mhairi Black: I echo much of what the hon. Member for Birmingham, Erdington has just said. I am very grateful, on a Thursday morning, that the Bill is not contentious—I do not know about anyone else here, but I am not in the mood for arguing. We have proper concerns about only three areas of the Bill. The first relates to how young people are involved and educated through it. The second question is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution of Powers (24 Jan 2018)

Mhairi Black: What recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the Scottish Government on devolving powers to Scotland after the UK leaves the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution of Powers (24 Jan 2018)

Mhairi Black: I appreciate the Secretary of State’s honesty in saying that he ran out of time to get the amendments in, but unfortunately that is not good enough. How can he justify it being okay that Michelle Mone and Alan Sugar will have more of an impact on the Bill than Scotland’s elected Members, some of which sit on the Secretary of State’s side of the House?

Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jan 2018)

Mhairi Black: I have a constituent who escaped an abusive relationship and has been passed from pillar to post between the old Child Support Agency and the new child maintenance service. After four and a half years of that, she has now been told by the CMS that she has to start the whole process all over again. On top of that, it is insisting that she passes on her personal and her bank details directly to...


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