Results 1–20 of 1635 for speaker:Peter Grant

Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : The Growth Plan (23 Sep 2022)

Peter Grant: I am very proud of the fact that Glenrothes was the first town in any of our four nations to be recognised by the Living Wage Foundation for its progress towards becoming a living wage town—and that is a proper living wage, not the Chancellor’s pretendy, kidding-on one. The Living Wage Foundation has recently confirmed that the proper living wage needs to increase by more than 10% just...

Shale Gas Extraction (22 Sep 2022)

Peter Grant: I have been listening to Members on both sides of the House gradually teasing out what the Secretary of State really meant when he said that “compensation and consent” are “two sides of the same coin.” Why does he not just come clean and tell it as it is: the Government intend to change the payment of bribes for planning consent from a criminal offence to the official policy of His...

Energy Prices: Support for Business (22 Sep 2022)

Peter Grant: The Secretary of State admitted a few minutes ago that we have all known for at least six months that urgent and major Government intervention would be needed. Why has it taken so long? To call on his experience and knowledge of the way things work from his previous post as Leader of the House, who should the House demand come to the Dispatch Box to apologise to our constituents for six...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (7 Sep 2022)

Peter Grant: It gives me pleasure to speak on this Bill on behalf of the Scottish National party. I am going to agree with the former Chancellor, the right hon. Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Rishi Sunak), for the first and probably the last time in either of our careers, in placing on record my thanks to his colleague the former Economic Secretary to the Treasury, the hon. Member for Salisbury (John...

Financial Services and Markets Bill (7 Sep 2022)

Peter Grant: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Financial Services and Markets Bill (7 Sep 2022)

Peter Grant: I welcome the Minister to his new post. Is it not a fact—I mention this partly for the benefit of those watching our proceedings who may be unfamiliar with it—that the House has the choice of taking or leaving each piece of secondary legislation that is presented to it, and Parliament will have no opportunity to amend secondary legislation if it does not think it is good enough?

Cryptoassets: Regulation — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (7 Sep 2022)

Peter Grant: Thank you, Ms Rees, on behalf of all of us for saving this morning’s debate. It would have been a great pity if all the work that some hon. Members had put into their speeches had gone to waste. I thank my good and hon. Friend the Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes) for leading the debate in such a well-informed way. From conversations I have had with him, I know that...

Cryptoassets: Regulation — [Christina Rees in the Chair] (7 Sep 2022)

Peter Grant: I am quite happy to take that unashamed plug for the APPG. Given that it has been mentioned and will be recorded in Hansard, I have no doubt that those who are interested in its work will take up my hon. Friend’s offer. Crypto has all the characteristics of all the great scams in history; indeed, it has most of them on a scale that very few of those other scams had. It has the possibility...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Bereavement Support Payment (7 Sep 2022)

Peter Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to publish the remedial order on the eligibility criteria for bereavement support payments.

Business of the House (21 Jul 2022)

Peter Grant: I place on the record my appreciation of colleagues from the Scottish National party and in the Public Accounts Committee, who took on a number of my duties during my recent absence due to covid; they seem to have done that so effectively that nobody noticed I was missing. Of the 64 written statements that the Government have tabled this week, one from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and...

Net Zero Strategy: High Court Ruling (21 Jul 2022)

Peter Grant: This week, Conservative Members have given both a full vote of confidence and an enthusiastic standing ovation to a Prime Minister who deliberately missed an emergency Cobra meeting to plan for the heatwave emergency because he was away playing at “Top Gun” with the RAF—playing the part of Maverick, I understand. How can anyone take seriously the climate change credentials of a party...

Post Office: Compensation for Horizon Scandal (30 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: Among the other catastrophic and inexcusable failures, this House failed. This House was made to fail in its duty to get to the bottom of this quicker, because somewhere in the machinery of government there was a deliberate and sustained conspiracy to send Minister after Minister unwittingly to the Dispatch Box to say things that we now know are not true. This House has to look at that very...

Business of the House (30 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: It is now 462 days since the end of the consultation on the Government’s proposed reform of gambling legislation. Five hundred people have taken their own lives as a direct result of problem gambling since then, and today someone else will take that tragic way out. I have heard the reasons and excuses for the delay in publishing the White Paper, but, frankly, none of those excuses stands up...

Transport: Industrial Action: Railways (30 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: Will the Secretary of State explain why it is that when essential goods such as fuel are in short supply the price has to go up, but when essential workers are in short supply, their wages are expected to go down?

Transport: Topical Questions (30 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: The right hon. Gentleman used to be a pilot. He is now the Secretary of State for Transport and therefore responsible for making sure that air transport on these islands complies with the law. Does he accept as a fact that Inverness airport specifically asked the National Air Traffic Service if it was okay to let that flight go, and that it was told that, yes, it could? Does he also accept...

Treasury: SMEs (28 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: A big concern for small businesses in my constituency, especially those in construction and engineering contract work, is that they finish the job, the main contractor gets paid, but the people who did the work sometimes wait months to get paid. If the main contractor fails during that time, the money disappears with it. Will the Minister agree to meet me to discuss the possibility of making...

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Topical Questions (27 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: I welcome the Secretary of State’s new-found enthusiasm for the Scottish Parliament. Does that enthusiasm extend to recognising the mandate that Parliament has to honour the manifesto commitments on which a clear majority of its Members have been elected in 2021, 2016 and 2011?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Deal Scheme: Complaints (16 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2022 to Question 13758, on Green Deal Scheme, what his Department's timeframe is for processing all outstanding Green Deal complaints.

Cop26: Topical Questions (15 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: Yesterday, RWE announced a partnership with SGN to investigate the provision of hydrogen gas to a number of off-grid small towns in Scotland. They are also investigating the development of a 100 MW hydrogen production plant at Markinch in my constituency, building on the world-leading H100 project in Methil. Will the COP26 President join me in welcoming this confirmation that Scotland leads...

New Wealth Taxes — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (14 Jun 2022)

Peter Grant: Will the Minister give way?


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