Results 181–200 of 1272 for speaker:Margaret Ferrier

Real Fur Sales (14 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this important debate. Does he agree that the health risk presented by the fur trade needs to be better publicised so that consumers may make more informed decisions? The intensive breeding conditions in these fur farms lead to poor hygiene, stress and low genetic diversity, creating a perfect breeding ground for disease.

[Christina Rees in the Chair] (14 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I had a constituent case recently that has raised some questions about how the Scottish Government are dealing with this across the border. My constituent is trying to sell a flat. As we know, Scotland does not have a leasehold system. Non-ACM cladding has left the property in limbo with disagreement from all involved parties about its safety and, therefore, the need for remediation. I do not...

[Christina Rees in the Chair] (14 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Ms Rees. I congratulate the hon. Member for Hammersmith (Andy Slaughter) on securing this important debate. I know the amount of work he has done in this area, as well as on electrical and white goods safety. When we speak about the Building Safety Bill, we often focus on ensuring that no unfair costs are passed on to leaseholders. I am...

Afghanistan Policy (13 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I thank the Minister for her statement, but my constituents and I grow increasingly worried the longer casework emails go unanswered. That is no criticism of all the hard-working civil servants who have worked around the clock. I have written to the Home Secretary again today to request updates on two cases where constituents have found their family members—one an 18-year-old...

HGV Driver Shortages (13 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: It is safe to say that a big problem facing the HGV industry when it comes to recruitment is a lack of diversity. What steps will the Secretary of State’s Department take to make these jobs more attractive to women and black, Asian and minority ethnic drivers?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Travel: USA (13 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made by the US-UK taskforce to reopen travel between the two nations.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Medicine: Research (13 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support veterinary vaccine research.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Medicine: Research (13 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to introduce a one health approach between (a) veterinary and (b) human vaccine research.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Medicine: Research (13 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to increase the UK’s veterinary vaccine manufacturing capacity.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Post Office Card Account (8 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a secure alternative to the Post Office Card Account (POca) card for those without a bank account, which offers face-to-face support for those requiring assistance.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Post Office Card Account (8 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of security and fraud risks posed by Post Office Card Account (POca) voucher alternatives offered in £100 denominations.

Written Answers — Treasury: Banks: Closures (6 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the impact assessments produced by banks when announcing a bank branch closure include an assessment of privacy provision at local post offices for confidentiality purposes.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply: Costs (27 Jul 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps (a) his Department and (b) Ofgem has taken to avoid the risk of mutualisation of the cost of customer credit balances in the event of energy supplier failure.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply: Costs (27 Jul 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) Ofgem has made of the potential disproportionate effect on (i) vulnerable and (ii) less-able-to-pay consumers of the mutualisation of costs from energy supplier failures.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply: Costs (27 Jul 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many energy suppliers have been investigated by Ofgem for the purpose of Ofgem undertaking its financial responsibility to protect customers against mutualisation of costs in the event of energy supplier failure.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (27 Jul 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of energy suppliers using customer credit balances to fund low-cost acquisition tariffs.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply: Costs (27 Jul 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the extent of the risks to consumers of energy suppliers failing in the context of recent increases in wholesale energy costs.

Building Safety Bill (21 Jul 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I welcome that the UK Government have accepted all the findings and recommendations of the independent review of building regulations and fire safety, and I am glad to see the Bill establish the Health and Safety Executive as the new building safety regulator and a more stringent regulatory regime for higher-risk residential blocks. However, I draw the UK Government’s attention to the...

Building Safety Bill (21 Jul 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Will the Secretary of State give way?

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jul 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: One of my constituents recently attempted to sell a house, only for the surveyor and estate agent to inform him that they require an external wall system certificate. However, under the current Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors guidance, an EWS1 form should not be expected for properties and buildings under 18 metres high, which includes my constituent’s property in Cambuslang. Will...


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