Results 1–20 of 392 for speaker:Mhairi Black

Scotland: UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement (3 Nov 2021)

Mhairi Black: The Secretary of State will remember that Scotland voted to remain part of the European Union, and that despite every compromise offered, this Government ploughed ahead with Brexit, knowing full well the damage that it would do to Scotland and that it was against the wishes of the people in Scotland. Now, the Office for Budget Responsibility has projected that the UK’s economy will be 4%...

Scotland: UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement (3 Nov 2021)

Mhairi Black: This alternative reality is an international embarrassment. As my hon. Friend the Member for East Renfrewshire (Kirsten Oswald) already mentioned, the EU provided over €1 billion to Ireland as a Brexit compensation fund to combat its effects. Since we know that Brexit is damaging Scotland’s economy and since this place clearly thinks itself so superior to the EU, without mentioning...

Scotland: Misuse of Drugs Act and Health Outcomes (8 Sep 2021)

Mhairi Black: The Minister says that there is no consensus as to drug consumption rooms, but, as has already been said, every country that has trialled safe consumption rooms has a positive story to tell about them. The other thing that he failed to mention is that the legislation that makes drug use a crime often traps vulnerable people in a vicious cycle of poverty and crime. With that in mind, will...

Scotland: Misuse of Drugs Act and Health Outcomes (8 Sep 2021)

Mhairi Black: In what world do you get to claim to be taking an issue seriously while in the same breath commit to change absolutely nothing? If the logical arguments will not convince, then maybe the financial ones will. Crimes linked to drugs in Scotland cost £750 million a year to investigate and prosecute. Experts tell us that that money could be better spent. If the experts, the Scottish Government...

Written Answers — Home Office: Question (12 Jul 2021)

Mhairi Black: What plans she has to bring forward proposals to review the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Pride Month (1 Jul 2021)

Mhairi Black: The UK once played a major role in exporting homophobia around the world, but over the last decade, I am glad to say, we have actually had a relatively positive story to tell. Previous speakers have talked eloquently of the progress that we have made, but this Pride month it is important for us to take a snapshot of what it is currently like to be LGBTQ in the UK. As we have already heard,...

Scotland: Strengthening the Union (23 Jun 2021)

Mhairi Black: My hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh East (Tommy Sheppard) successfully pursued a two-year campaign calling on this Government to publish the results of the secret polling that they commissioned, using public funds, to ask people in Scotland how they feel about the Union. Can the Secretary of State confirm that that information will be published in the next three weeks, as the tribunal...

Scotland: Strengthening the Union (23 Jun 2021)

Mhairi Black: I will move on from that rather bizarre answer. Today, we learned that the UK Government have used emergency covid funds to publicly fund further polls on the Union, in a contract given to close associates of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Would the Secretary of State say that that is an appropriate use of emergency funds, and will he back the SNP’s calls for an inquiry into this...

Child Food Poverty — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (24 May 2021)

Mhairi Black: This year alone, Renfrewshire food bank has provided more than 9,000 food parcels. Of those parcels, 2,500 went to children. According to the Government’s own statistics, the number of children in my constituency living in poverty is 2,598. I mention that because, comparing the Government’s figure with the number of food parcels that the food bank provided to children, we see a difference...

Scotland: The Union (28 Apr 2021)

Mhairi Black: Particularly as we rebuild after covid, we have an opportunity and a need to make radically different economic choices. After a week of troublesome allegations about the Government and the Prime Minister, it should be no surprise that many in Scotland want to take a different, independent path to that of this Government. If that request is reflected in the upcoming Scottish Government...

Scotland: The Union (28 Apr 2021)

Mhairi Black: I did not hear an answer to my question there. The leader of the Scottish Conservatives was asked multiple times on recent media, “What would be the democratic path for Scotland to an independence referendum?” He could not answer the question, so can the Minister tell us what the path is?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Drugs: Imports (12 Apr 2021)

Mhairi Black: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken with Cabinet colleagues to help ensure the importation of medicines into the UK that are manufactured in the EU.

Scottish Independence Referendum — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (22 Mar 2021)

Mhairi Black: It is a pleasure to speak in the debate. I know it might be hard for others to believe, but I genuinely try my best to understand where Unionists are coming from in their defence of the UK as a Union. Although I disagree with them more often than not, I always respect and accept what their position is. That is what keeps a democracy healthy: genuine thoughtful debate. Today’s debate is not...

International Women’s Day (11 Mar 2021)

Mhairi Black: I echo the comments made previously about the horrific news we are hearing about Sarah Everard. My thoughts go out to her and her friends and family. Celebrating women for one day alone is not enough. Women’s issues are not challenges on the periphery that can be addressed in isolation, and the problems that women face are firmly embedded in our everyday politics, systems and lives. Year...

Scotland: Public Spending: Budget 2021 (10 Mar 2021)

Mhairi Black: The United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020 grants UK Ministers the ability to provide financial assistance, particularly from the shared prosperity fund, to any person for purposes that are outlined in the Act. However, there is still no detail as to how this will work in practice or what conditions will have to be met to qualify for such funding. Last month, a Scotland Office Minister told...

Scotland: Public Spending: Budget 2021 (10 Mar 2021)

Mhairi Black: That Scotland Office Minister also told the Scottish Affairs Committee that there will be an opportunity to engage with stakeholders on a lot of the concerns that still exist, so could the Minister tell us what those opportunities are? When will they be made available to us?

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Sovereignty: Scotland (9 Mar 2021)

Mhairi Black: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much the (a) Union Unit and (b) Union Taskforce spent on communications, including staffing costs, in each financial year since 2010-11; and how much is budgeted for that purpose for each of those groups for 2021-22.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Sovereignty: Scotland (9 Mar 2021)

Mhairi Black: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) total expenditure on and (b) cost to the public purse of the Union Unit was; what the cost to the public purse of the Union Taskforce was in each financial year since 2010-11; and what the budget for that taskforce will be in the financial year 2021-22.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Sovereignty: Scotland (9 Mar 2021)

Mhairi Black: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the (a) Union Unit and (b) Union Taskforce spent on paid-for social media advertising and promotion in each financial year since 2010-11; and how much is budgeted for that purpose for each of those groups for 2021-22.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Sovereignty: Scotland (9 Mar 2021)

Mhairi Black: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the (a) Union Unit and (b) Union Taskforce spent on paid-for listing in search results in each financial year since 2010-11; and how much is budgeted for that purpose for each of those groups for 2021-22.


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