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Forced Adoption in the Uk (12 Jul 2018)

John McNally: The narrative we have heard today, particularly from the hon. Member for Wirral South (Alison McGovern), has expressed all the concerns and high emotions involved in this awful, unjust practice. We have enormous sympathy for mothers who went through this. It is right that our social attitudes have moved on and we now have robust safeguards in place with regard to adoption. I thank the hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Protected Geographical Indications: Export Value (12 Jul 2018)

John McNally: The Secretary of State was explicit that “market access for fisheries products is separate to the question of fishing opportunities and access to waters.” But what use are fishing opportunities and access to waters if your product risks being held up in customs? For industries such as the live shellfish industry of Orkney this is literally a life-and-death situation, for should...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Fishing (11 Jul 2018)

John McNally: The White Paper refers to the seafood trade as “vital” but, as with EU workers, no information is given about how it will be protected. This will be of concern to the live shellfish industry in Orkney and Shetland, which enjoys a frictionless customs passage in the EU at the moment. Will the Secretary of State guarantee that that frictionless passage will continue?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions (10 Jul 2018)

John McNally: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the report, The impact of state pension reforms on people with guaranteed minimum pensions, published by the National Audit Office in March 2016, what steps her Department has taken to identify people with guaranteed minimum pensions affected by the introduction of the new State Pension; and what guidance her Department...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Directors (5 Jul 2018)

John McNally: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable former directors of companies to require the removal of their name by those companies from company materials.

Petition - Changing Places Toilets (3 Jul 2018)

John McNally: I rise to present this petition on behalf of the residents of the Falkirk constituency. The petition states: The petition of residents of Falkirk constituency, Declares that the petitioners believe that over a quarter of a million people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as other disabilities that severely limit mobility, cannot use standard accessible toilets and need...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the Customs Union: Scotland (3 Jul 2018)

John McNally: What recent assessment he has made of the financial implications for Scotland of the UK leaving the EU customs union.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the Customs Union: Scotland (3 Jul 2018)

John McNally: Alexander Dennis is a strong, world-leading bus-building company employing 1,000 people in my constituency, but its chief executive officer, Colin Robertson, has expressed serious concerns about a hike in costs within the supply chain should the UK leave the customs union. Given that the Chancellor has so far failed to stop the Prime Minister’s hard Brexit, what are we to expect from...

Backbench Business: Geothermal Energy — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)

John McNally: It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans, and I thank the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman) for securing this debate. Many interesting points have already been made on geothermal energy; it has been quite an education. The hon. Member for Bishop Auckland enlightened me that we have an MP in our midst who delivered projects on geothermal energy and I...

Backbench Business: Geothermal Energy — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)

John McNally: No, I am not going to take any interventions.

Backbench Business: Geothermal Energy — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)

John McNally: I can handle anything at all, but I want to get on with what we are talking about, which is extremely important. With the demise of coalfields, the potential for communities to benefit from new energy possibilities is endless. My home town of Denny in Falkirk is built on coalfields. The whole Falkirk area is built on coalfields and the potential that we have there should be realised. I hope...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Sewel Convention (18 Jun 2018)

John McNally: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Tory Government’s re-reservation of powers and the rest of their preferred post-Brexit constitutional arrangements effectively strip decisions about fracking from the Scottish Government? If decisions about the future of fracking in Scotland are to be made in Whitehall, does he agree that the Secretary of State for Scotland’s office has...

Marks & Spencer (24 May 2018)

John McNally: All this is terrible news for our local retailers and for businesses on our local high streets. We have lost a staggering number of businesses over the past two or three years. It is terrible news for the employees and their families, and for our local economy. In my constituency, we will lose about 90 employees, which will have a devastating impact. Is it due to a combination of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Rail Industry (24 May 2018)

John McNally: What assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the rail industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Rail Industry (24 May 2018)

John McNally: The Secretary of State will be aware that passengers in Scotland have been protected from the impact of fare increases as a result of the Scottish Government’s cap of RPI minus 1%. Will he not take a leaf out of the Scottish Government’s book to ensure that passengers are not hit in their pockets as the result of his Government’s inability to provide even basic certainty...

Transport Emissions: Urban Areas (22 May 2018)

John McNally: In Scotland we have achieved progressively clean air over recent years through increasingly strict control of industrial emissions, tighter fuel and emissions standards for road vehicles and control of smoke from domestic premises. However, after going to court numerous times, the UK Government are not taking serious action. They are just dragging their feet by announcing yet another...

Plastic Bottles and Coffee Cups (17 May 2018)

John McNally: As a member of the Environmental Audit Committee, I too would like to thank the Backbench Business Committee and the Liaison Committee for allowing our concerns to be debated today. In particular, I want to praise the superb and diligent work of our staff and Committee members, led by our Chair, the hon. Member for Wakefield (Mary Creagh). It is an absolute pleasure to serve under her...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Border Checks (9 May 2018)

John McNally: What estimate the Government have made of the number of customs officials that will be required to conduct border checks in Northern Ireland after the UK leaves the EU.


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