Results 1321–1340 of 1479 for speaker:Margaret Ferrier

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries (2 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will publish an impact assessment for offshore wind farms on British fishing fleets.

International Trade: Topical Questions (3 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: What conversations has the Secretary of State had with her counterparts in the Scottish Government about how to increase Scottish exports to South American countries?

Business of the House (3 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: 2022 marks the centenary of Rutherglen Lawn Tennis Club in my constituency—a huge achievement. I hope that the Leader of the House will join me in congratulating it. Will he schedule a debate in Government time on the contribution of sports to local communities and the benefits for mental and physical wellbeing?

Russia’s Attack on Ukraine (3 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Russia’s attack on Ukraine is unacceptable and must not be tolerated. The House has heard frequently about the financial difficulties facing the entertainment industry in the last two years. The Russian state ballet has had performances cancelled around the UK, with ticket holders to be refunded by venues. What support will the Government provide for venues that are now out of pocket due to...

Ukraine Update (9 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement, and for his excellent daily briefings. With Russia repeating false allegations that the US is supporting a Ukrainian military biological programme that would release deadly pathogens such as the plague and anthrax, what new steps are the MOD and other Government agencies taking to tackle the dissemination of such false information effectively?

Russian Oil Import Ban (9 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Banning Russian oil will come at a cost every day for people across the UK, and it is a price I am sure they accept the necessity of due to this war by Putin on Ukraine. However, with an already growing cost of living crisis and soaring energy bills, what discussions has the Secretary of State had with the Chancellor about financially supporting green, clean and low-cost energy provision, so...

Refugees from Ukraine (10 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Can the Home Secretary provide an update on the discussions with the Scottish Government on the intake of refugees from Ukraine and how many Scotland can home?

Business of the House (10 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: The growing realities of the cost of living crisis are being felt across the UK. I have received lots of communication from constituents who are particularly concerned about the benefit cap, which is making the squeeze even tougher. The cap particularly discriminates against women in single parent families and families from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Will the Leader of the...

International Women’s Day (10 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Does the hon. Member agree that in some walks of life, such as the armed forces, women face even greater barriers to receiving support for domestic violence and harassment, and that the Government should work to ensure that there is parity so that the right support is offered to all women?

International Women’s Day (10 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Does the hon. Lady agree that we all have a part to play, men included, in getting women elected? Former councillor Gordon Clark encouraged me to stand for election, and I will be forever grateful that he did. Men can use their platform and voice to further equality in these spaces, too.

Education: Student Loan Changes: Social Mobility (14 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: What assessment he has made of the potential impact of changes to student loan requirements on social mobility.

Education: Student Loan Changes: Social Mobility (14 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Decreasing eligibility, extending the repayment period and lowering the repayment threshold for student loans will disproportionately impact students from low-income families, and removing education opportunities will impact the trajectories of their lives and careers. What impact assessment has been undertaken on these changes from an equality perspective and how they will stifle student numbers?

Education: Topical Questions (14 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: What plans does the Minister have to help enable universities to diversify their international student cohorts, so that they are not reliant on funding from countries such as China?

Executions in Saudi Arabia (14 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights said that, in the cases that it has been able to document, the charges involved “not a drop of blood”, even under Saudi rules used to establish criteria justifying executions. Opacity in the Saudi judicial system and witness intimidation lend further secrecy to the nature of the charges against the executed, many of whom are believed to...

Ukrainian Refugees — [Peter Dowd in the Chair] (14 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Dowd. I thank the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North (Catherine McKinnell) for opening the debate, and the almost 200,000 members of the public who have signed e-petition 609530. I have seen an incredible response to the crisis in Ukraine from my constituents. The compassion and generosity being shown are commendable, but not...

Treasury: Kickstart Scheme (15 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: With the scheme failing to attract the numbers that were predicted by over 80,000, will the Minister outline what structure is in place to attract those who have lost out, to ensure that those young people have opportunities to find a life career? Will the new scheme be UK-wide?

Shale Gas Production (15 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: We cannot allow the current crisis to be used as an excuse to greenlight fracking, and, as the Minister said, any potential benefits to prices would not even be seen for years to come. The Government should be focusing on identifying other solutions such as investment in wind or solar power, or using new agricultural policy schemes in the UK to increase nitrogen use efficiency to reduce the...

Ukraine (15 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: My thoughts and prayers and those of the constituents of Rutherglen and Hamilton West remain with the people of Ukraine throughout this time of hardship. Their bravery in the face of this conflict is admirable. There have been times in recent weeks when the Government’s humanitarian response has been somewhat lacking, but I thank the FCDO for its daily briefings and the Secretary of State...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Conflict: Explosives (16 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's position is on the upcoming UN-backed political declaration on restricting the use of wide area effect explosive weapons in populated areas.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Conflict: Explosives (16 Mar 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in the context of the recent report of the International Committee of the Red Cross outlining the risks to civilians of urban airstrikes, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of taking steps to restrict the use of wide area effect explosive weapons in urban areas.


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