Results 1141–1160 of 1587 for speaker:Margaret Ferrier

UK-French Trading Dispute (28 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: The chairman of the Regional Maritime Fisheries Committee in northern France has indicated that his members could block UK products being exported through the Calais port and channel tunnel. We have seen how strained our supply chains are already, so what discussions has the Secretary of State had with his Cabinet colleagues about the potential impact of that move? What steps will be taken to...

Business of the House (28 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Two community councils in my constituency, Cambuslang and Halfway, have created the Cambuslang COP26 campaign. It encourages pupils from local schools to pick up 26 bags of litter for 26 days in the run-up to COP26. It has been a great initiative, and it tackles one of my biggest bugbears: litter. Will the Leader of the House join me in congratulating them and schedule a debate in Government...

Education: Condition of School Buildings (1 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: May I again call attention to a physical safety issue in schools in England? Sprinklers are already mandatory in Scotland and Wales. What recent assessment has the Secretary of State made of the benefit of mandatory sprinkler systems in English school buildings?

Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome — [David Mundell in the Chair] (1 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Both endometriosis and PCOS can have a massive impact on mental health for a variety of reasons, whether related to pain or fertility. Mental health services have been chronically underfunded for years. Does the hon. Lady agree that the psychological symptoms of the conditions should be prioritised as much as the physical ones?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (2 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I am pleased to be able to speak to some of the ways in which this Budget will impact on my constituents in Rutherglen and Hamilton West. The Chancellor made some welcome announcements last week, and I would like to acknowledge them. They include the increased funding for Scotland, some aspects of the changes to the universal credit taper rate and raising the national living wage....

G20 and COP26 World Leaders Summit (3 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: The United Nations Secretary-General has said that it will be very difficult to secure the commitment needed for the 1.5° goal, and, in relation to new fossil fuel excavations, that “we don’t need more oil and gas”. Will the Prime Minister tell us what engagement his Government are having with the oil and gas industries to support them in their efforts to decarbonise sustainably?

Transport: Glasgow Airport: Airspace Modernisation (4 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: What recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of the airspace modernisation proposals for Glasgow airport.

Transport: Glasgow Airport: Airspace Modernisation (4 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: With COP26 kicking off this week, the environmental impact of flying is at the forefront of many attenders’ minds. What assessment has the Minister made of the environmental benefits of potential airspace changes?

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Saudi Arabia: Detainees (8 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the continued detention of human rights activists Dr Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani, Mohamed Al-Otaibi and Mohammed al-Rabea; and what representations her Department has made on those cases to relevant stakeholders in the last year.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Eurostat (8 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the removal of the UK from the Eurostat database.

Work and Pensions: Universal Credit Claimants: Support (8 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: What support her Department is providing to universal credit claimants who are unable to secure employment.

Work and Pensions: Universal Credit Claimants: Support (8 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Research conducted by the End Child Poverty coalition shows that, in my constituency, 25% of children were living in poverty in 2019-20: that is 4,815 children. Since 2015, poverty has increased by 2.2%: that is 482 more children. I want to see the numbers going down, not up. Does the Minister agree that the best way to make that happen would be to reinstate the £20-a-week uplift in...

Bosnia and Herzegovina (9 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: The Srebrenica massacre in 1995, the worst atrocity on European soil since world war two, was a horrific genocide that cannot be repeated. Dodik has alluded to alliances with China, Russia and Hungary, which could provide support should conflict break out. What assessment has the Secretary of State made of the likelihood and impact of those countries intervening in the region?

SMEs: Access to Finance (9 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing the debate. I recently met representatives of the British Business Bank, who ran through their full range of offerings, including optional learning modules for entrepreneurs, which are an excellent way to mitigate lending risk and provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to be successful. Does he agree that that is an excellent...

SMEs: Access to Finance (9 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Does the hon. Member agree that high street banks could benefit from investing more time in understanding the SMEs they lend to, really taking the time to understand the business model and the entrepreneur throughout the whole lending process?

SMEs: Access to Finance (9 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: We need to ensure access to affordable finance UK-wide, so can the Minister tell us what steps the Government are taking to make sure that Scottish SMEs have the right level of accessibility?

SMEs: Access to Finance (9 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Government Department procurement processes usually mean that the cheapest quote wins the contract, which might mean that SMEs struggle to compete or operate at greater cost to their business. What steps are the Government taking to level the playing field for these contracts and encourage SMEs to apply?

Defence: Poppy Appeal (15 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh has been in operation since 1926, employing ex-soldiers since the very beginning. Over the years it has grown considerably, and now it employs 41 veterans. Will the Minister join me in thanking them for their hard work and dedication in making beautiful poppy wreaths, and encourage other organisations to support veteran employability in the same way?

Cop26 (15 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I was not expecting that, Madam Deputy Speaker. First, I thank the COP26 President’s parliamentary team, who were there in Glasgow, for helping MPs to navigate their way around the event. A number of commitments were made on aviation at COP, acknowledging the need for change to be sustainable for the industry. I have raised many times the financial difficulties the industry faces at...

Terrorist Incident at Liverpool Women’s Hospital (16 Nov 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I thank the emergency services on the scene on Sunday for their extraordinary response to a terrifying situation and send solidarity to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Riverside (Kim Johnson) and the people of Liverpool. Remembrance Sunday is a time to commemorate the lives lost in two world wars and subsequent conflicts. It is an emotional time for many, not least veterans in our armed...


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