Chris Law: We now know from the findings of the Electoral Commission that the Brexit result may have been bought and sold with dark money and gold by a sick parcel of rogues in these nations. Regardless of whether we debated or voted to remain or to leave, it is now being treated as a serious criminal matter, so may we have a debate in this place, as soon as possible after recess, about the validity,...
Chris Law: What discussions his Department has had with the devolved Administrations on the content of the White Paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, published on 12 July 2018.
Chris Law: If that is the case, will the Minister tell the House why the White Paper includes absolutely no mention of how the UK Government will include the devolved Administrations in the development of new trade relationships with the EU?
Chris Law: After 17 months of dithering, delays and doubts, the UK Government have still not made a full commitment to the Tay cities deal. They have not said how much they will provide and when they will provide it. The people of Dundee have a right to know, and they need to know now. May we have an urgent statement, most properly from the Treasury but perhaps from the Secretary of State for Scotland,...
Chris Law: After continued pressure from these Scottish National party Benches, it was reassuring to hear after meeting the World Bank last week that it has made a firm commitment to no longer finance upstream oil and gas after 2019. However, the UK Government are still spending millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money funding fossil fuel projects in countries that are already bearing the worst...
Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether and with whom he has had discussions on (a) the release of Tashi Wangchuk, a Tibetan language activist jailed for five years by the Chinese Government and (b) promoting the right to peaceful protest in that country.
Chris Law: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the business community on reducing small business rates in line with those rates in Scotland.
Chris Law: Given that the highly respected former editor of the Daily Record, who was instrumental in the creation of the Better Together parties’ vow, has now decided to support independence, does the Secretary of State agree that the Union is well and truly stuffed and the Secretary of State’s tenure is well and truly over?
Chris Law: As we have seen on our television screens last night and in the papers this morning, the Saudi-led coalition bombardment of Hodeidah has begun, despite all the discussions and talks behind the scenes. It is a war, of course, that the UK has personnel, arms and intelligence involved in and which will lead to what the UN estimates at a quarter of a million lives being lost, with 6 million...
Chris Law: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to HMRC to implement the Customs Declaration Service.
Chris Law: As ever, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I thank the right hon. Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire (Stephen Crabb) for bringing us not only this important debate, but light and truth to an area that is often overshadowed and neglected. Although there was a lack of consensus in Prime Minister’s questions today, I think we agree in this Chamber that vaccines...
Chris Law: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Financial Secretary to the Treasury of 7 March 2018, Official Report, column 428, what proportion of HMRC staff based in Sidlaw House, Dundee, his Department estimates will be able to (a) transfer to an HMRC Regional Centre or (b) complete their career in that location.
Chris Law: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the funding allocated from the public purse to HMRC to implement the Customs Declaration Service relates to (a) general staff costs and (b) the cost of contractors.
Chris Law: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contractors are engaged by HMRC to work on the implementation of the Customs Declaration Service.
Chris Law: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average weekly fee is paid by HMRC to contractors working on the implementation of the Customs Declaration Service.
Chris Law: The United Kingdom Government must decide which side of history they want to be on. The imminent Saudi-led attack on Yemen’s largest port, Hodeidah, is set to cut off essential food, fuel and medical supplies, and the United Nations has estimated that “as many as 250,000 people will lose everything—even their lives.” Can the UK Government therefore unequivocally assure...
Chris Law: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the expiry date is of HMRC's lease on Sidlaw House in Dundee.
Chris Law: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral answer of the Prime Minister of 2 May 2018, Official Report, column 312, whether HMRC is able to offer a 2018 pay award to its staff in excess of 1 per cent without ministerial approval.
Chris Law: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average monthly salary, net of tax, National Insurance and Superannuation contributions, is of an Officer grade member of staff working full time in HMRC.
Chris Law: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average monthly salary, net of tax, National Insurance and Superannuation contributions, was of an Officer grade member of staff who worked full time in HMRC in 2010.