Results 1401–1420 of 1478 for speaker:Margaret Ferrier

Business of the House (26 May 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Pupils from St Ninian’s Primary School in Hillhouse Hamilton, in my constituency, made a lovely fair trade curry for local residents last week, using fair trade coconut milk and fair trade Kilombero rice from Malawi to mark World Fair Trade Day. Will the Leader of the House join me in congratulating those students, and will he schedule a debate in Government time on the importance of fair...

Address to Her Majesty: Platinum Jubilee (26 May 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: It is a pleasure to speak to this Humble Address on behalf of my constituents. Nobody can deny Her Majesty’s dedication to public service to her country. Seventy years is a lifetime and certainly much longer than most when it comes to their working life. Her Majesty has been on the throne for longer than many of us have been alive. She is an international symbol who instantly springs to...

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (6 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: According to the Child Poverty Action Group, each month some 4,300 households in my constituency are receiving an average of £57 less than they are entitled to because of automatic deductions from their universal credit, and that affects about 3,700 children. What action is the Department taking to reform the deduction system so that innocent children are not disadvantaged?

Breed-specific Legislation — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (6 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Sir George. I thank the almost 116,000 members of the public, including 149 of my constituents, who signed the e-petition on breed-specific legislation. I congratulate the hon. Member for Neath (Christina Rees) on her opening remarks. I am pleased to see the clear public support for reforming these outdated laws. I understand the aims of...

Cabinet Office: Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Global Cyber Threat (9 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I wish you a very happy birthday for tomorrow, Mr Speaker. The US has voiced concern about potential cyber-attacks on major infrastructure operators. What recent assessment has been made of the threat level to UK interests and what additional steps have the Government taken to address it?

Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (9 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Centrica’s veteran action pathway provides veterans with a secure role, training and support. It is a really positive opportunity for veterans looking to re-enter the civilian workforce. How are the Government supporting the private sector to develop initiatives like this that specifically focus on supporting veterans?

Business of the House (9 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Last week I visited Meet and 2 Veg in Cambuslang, which was started by my constituent Jane Bainbridge, supported by Jan Ritchie. The project reduces food waste by giving away food nearing its expiry date collected from supermarkets and other food outlets. It started in Jane’s kitchen after she was horrified at the amount of food going to landfill. Will the Leader of the House join me in...

Defence: NATO Effectiveness (13 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Can the Minister set out what input the UK Government have had into the 2022 strategic concept, due to be published at the Madrid summit later this month? What impact might that have on UK defence interests over the next decade?

Defence: Topical Questions (13 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: President Biden has made clear the USA’s respect for Taiwan’s sovereignty and its willingness to provide support to that nation. What discussions have Ministers had with our international allies about joining this recognition and any potential defence-specific support?

Asylum Seekers: Removal to Rwanda (13 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Can the Minister confirm what risk assessments were undertaken in advance of each individual being served with a notice? Was the risk of modern slavery considered as a key factor in the Court’s decision to overturn some notices?

HM Passport Office Backlog (14 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: In general, the hard-working staff at passport offices, including Glasgow, who have been really good at helping my team to resolve some of the passport issues, and on the MP hotline, are dealing as well as they can with what are difficult circumstances. We all know that happy and healthy staff lead to better outcomes, so can the Minister confirm that staff are being provided with the...

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill (15 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Has the Secretary of State considered the impact that this Bill might have on public trust? People might be suspicious of GE food products. For those who are worried, what reassurance can be provided that genome editing will only be used where there are no other less invasive alternatives available?

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill (15 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Will the Secretary of State give way?

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill (15 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I am keen to understand something. Although the territorial extent of the Bill’s provisions is rather limited, what consultation did the UK Government have with their Scottish counterparts? Scotland remains opposed to GE food products being sold there, but legally cannot prohibit it.

International Trade: UK’s Green Industries: Export Opportunities (16 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: What discussions has the Minister had with the Scottish Government about the potential for Scotland’s green energy industries such as offshore wind and hydrogen and the part that they have to play in a UK trade strategy?

International Trade: Topical Questions (16 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: How are Ministers planning to promote the Trade Remedies Authority to businesses in Scotland, to increase the awareness and take-up of its services where necessary?

Business of the House (16 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: On Saturday I will be joining constituents at Summerfest in Cambuslang; we are all excited to see it return after a two-year break. There will be stalls, entertainment and community champion awards to recognise the work of local residents. Will the Leader of the House join me in congratulating John and Liz Edgar and everyone involved in organising the gala day? Will he schedule a debate in...

Ukraine Update (16 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I thank the Foreign Secretary for her statement. Her colleague the Defence Secretary has said that “China is watching”, which makes the outcome in Ukraine even more important. What engagement has she had with counterparts in Taiwan, who will be feeling anxious as the war in Ukraine continues?

Grenfell Tower: Fifth Anniversary (16 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I congratulate the hon. Member for Leeds East (Richard Burgon) on securing today’s debate and on circulating the briefings to help ensure that Members were well prepared to speak. Tuesday marked five years since the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, and I want, first and foremost, to pay tribute to the 72 people whose lives were lost—men, women and children who were taken from their family,...

Home Department: National Security (20 Jun 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Has the Home Secretary considered the dangers to freedom of the press that the National Security Bill presents? Many of my constituents are concerned that measures that could prevent journalists from publishing stories of public interest are undemocratic.

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