Results 1481–1500 of 1595 for speaker:Margaret Ferrier

Business of the House (22 Sep 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Back in June, the Leader of the House’s predecessor joined me in congratulating a teen boxer from Blantyre in my constituency. Will the Leader join me in congratulating young Jacob Naismith again after his historic win in the 46 kg EUBC schools boxing championships in Turkey this summer, making him the youngest competitor ever to win that crown? Can we have a debate in Government time on...

Ukraine (22 Sep 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: A key consideration as Russia mobilises will be atrocity prevention. That will be essential. Will the Minister ask the Prime Minister to make it a matter for the National Security Secretariat and ensure that it is at the very heart of the UK’s strategy?

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

Margaret Ferrier: I congratulate the Chancellor on his appointment. Family-owned Equi’s Ice Cream in my constituency has been struggling with soaring energy bills. That century-old company will miss out on Government support, because its energy contract was renewed one day before the arbitrary cut-off following the collapse of its supplier. Will the Chancellor and his colleagues review the cut-off date to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection (26 Sep 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make the free period products scheme permanent.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection (26 Sep 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will issue guidance to schools and colleges on consulting with students on period products in the context of the free period products scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection (26 Sep 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to (a) monitor and (b) evaluate the free period products scheme.

Ukraine (11 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: With reports of nuclear plant employee, Valeriy Martynyuk, being kidnapped by Russian forces and facing potential torture, what support is the UK providing to secure his release?

Baha’i Community in Iran (11 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: The right hon. Gentleman may be aware that people of the Baha’i faith are banned from accessing higher education in Iran, which is a sad means of repression by the state. Does he agree that denying access to education is Iran’s way of keeping Baha’i youth isolated and powerless? Access to education is a vital right that should be protected.

Liver Disease and Liver Cancer: Diagnosis (11 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I beg to move, That this House has considered the diagnosis of liver disease and liver cancer. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I am proud to sit as a vice-chair on the all-party parliamentary group on liver disease and liver cancer. I am delighted to have succeeded in securing today’s debate. While health policy may be devolved in Scotland, I believe that work...

Liver Disease and Liver Cancer: Diagnosis (11 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Thank you, Mr Betts. I would like to speedily thank all the hon. and right hon. Members who took part in the debate. We heard from the hon. Members for Darlington (Peter Gibson), for Caerphilly (Wayne David) and for Totnes (Anthony Mangnall), who said there were no politics in this issue, which I absolutely agree with, and who spoke about transplants and the need to improve the geographical...

Scotland: Freeports (12 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I am glad to hear the right hon. Member say that the Government intend to consider repurposing Scottish green freeports into investment zones. What discussions have been about environmental protection concerns and the removal of EU environmental standards?

Voting by Proxy (Amendment and Extension) (12 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I commend the work of the Procedure Committee, its Chair— the right hon. Member for Staffordshire Moorlands (Karen Bradley)—and its Clerks. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Amy Callaghan) for sharing her experience in such a powerful way. I support the motion and think that the changes are a positive step towards increased flexibility that will benefit...

Business of the House (13 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Following the mini Budget, the Chancellor invited me to write to him about the family-owned business in my constituency, Equi’s Ice Cream, and its exclusion from the energy support scheme. He promised a “timely” reply. Will the Leader of the House encourage her colleague to respond and demonstrate the Government’s commitment to small businesses?

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill (13 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I shall be brief. I welcome the Minister to his place and I welcome the Bill. I am glad to see Ministers deliver on the commitment to use the building blocks laid by fast-tracked legislation earlier this year. While the war in Ukraine continues, we have to utilise what we can to hit the Russian state where it hurts financially. Although Russian aggression may have been the catalyst for...

Chinese Consulate: Attack on Hong Kong Protesters (18 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: What discussions has the Minister had with his counterparts in the USA, Canada, Australia and the EU about co-ordinated sanctions against the individuals responsible for the ongoing crackdown in Hong Kong?

Kinship Carers (18 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Raising children is expensive. Over the past year, 89% of kinship carers reported that they were worried about their financial circumstances. Does the hon. Lady share my concerns that this kind of widespread financial stress will inevitably lead to negative impacts on the mental wellbeing of both carers and the children they are looking after?

Kinship Carers (18 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: As the hon. Gentleman has just said, many children in those arrangements do have additional support needs. That can be difficult for carers if both the carer and the child do not have access to the right support. Health services are under a massive strain across the UK at the moment with long wait times, but formal diagnosis can often be the key to accessing the right services for ongoing...

Ukraine Update (20 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: I agree with Members from across the Chamber in praising the right hon. Gentleman and his handling of the Ukraine-Russia situation. After the NATO Secretary-General said that NATO allies will act if Sweden or Finland comes under pressure from Russia or another adversary before they become full members of the alliance, how does the Defence Secretary predict that that might antagonise Putin...

Human Rights Legislation Reform — [Yvonne Fovargue in the Chair] (24 Oct 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Will the hon. Member give way?

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