Results 21–40 of 1266 for speaker:Margaret Ferrier

Building Safety (10 Jan 2022)

Margaret Ferrier: Since last April, I have been seeking answers for a constituent in Cambuslang who has been trying to sell a flat between 11 metres and 18 metres, which was wrongly assessed to have failed the EWS1 form because of cladding. The Scottish Government have launched a free-of-charge assessment pilot, but details about the full roll-out and remediation payments are still pending. What discussions...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Neuromuscular Disorders: Health Services (30 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle unwarranted variation in (a) treatment of, (b) care and (c) support for people with neurological conditions.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Neurology (30 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to work with neurological charities and patients to restore and improve neurology services.

Animal Testing (16 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for the opportunity to speak today on this issue and for granting this important debate. I have said many times, and in many debates in this House, how passionately I feel about animal welfare. I know I am not alone among my colleagues in that respect, and I know I am not alone in my constituency. We are a nation of animal lovers, and that is why animal rights...

Backbench Business - Christmas AdjournmentBackbench Business (16 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak today, and for all the opportunities I have been given to speak by all the Chairs this year. The hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) and I have a running competition to see who will get in first, and he would be here today but for his being in Westminster Hall at the moment, leading on another debate. I also wish to thank the Leader of the...

Business of the House (16 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: On 23 September, following an urgent question on the energy crisis, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy offered to meet me to discuss a particularly complex constituency case. The meeting was scheduled for 16 November, only to be cancelled at the last minute. The rescheduling was pushed to another Minister, who has still not found time in his diary. I would...

FCDO Staffing (16 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: The UK has world-class civil servants who are not often given due respect as public servants. Their pensions have been cut, and their salaries have risen below inflation. Morale is already low in the Foreign Office after the merger with the Department for International Development due to substantial pay discrepancies. Fewer staff means more work for those who are left, and even less...

Covid-19: Government Support for Business (16 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: The music industry has been hit hard. The industry trade body LIVE—Live music Industry Venues and Entertainment—has concerns that while venues can technically stay open, they are haemorrhaging money and that will lead to permanent closures. Will the Chancellor maintain the current rate of VAT beyond March 2022? In addition to support packages, will the Government fix the insurance scheme...

Transport: Topical Questions (16 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: The aviation sector has renewed its calls for Government support, as it remains one of the hardest-hit sectors and will continue to be one of the first industries impacted by travel rule changes—especially airports, which, as physical structures, have high overheads. Has the Secretary of State had any recent discussions with the Chancellor about what extra support could be offered?

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments: Scotland (15 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2021 to Question 80330 on Animal Experiments: Scotland, if she will provide the estimated and specific breakdown of costs for providing extracted data for Scotland from the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain 2020, published by her Department on 15 July 2021.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Energy: Scotland (15 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: What discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the impact of energy price rises on Scottish businesses.

Human Rights Legislation (14 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: New licensing rules for arms trade announced last week are already causing concern that they could make it easier for international human rights abuses to be ignored when the Government make decisions on sales. Has the Secretary of State considered how changes to domestic human rights legislation could have a knock-on effect on our international strategies?

Online Animal Sales: Regulation — [David Mundell in the Chair] (13 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Mundell. I thank the hon. Member for Neath (Christina Rees) for having opened today’s debate on e-petition 587654, and the over 100,000 signatories who have brought this important issue before the House. As an animal lover, I fully support any measures that will strengthen animal welfare laws, and I commend Richard Ackers on his...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments (13 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2021 to Question 80330 on Animal Experiments: Scotland, what plans her Department has to (a) increase transparency of statistical data in future publications and (b) publish specific data for (i) England, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Wales in future publications of the Annual Statistics of Scientific...

Written Answers — Home Office: Animal Experiments (13 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2021 to Question 80331 on Animal Experiments, what plans her Department has to (a) record future deaths of animals at licensed testing facilities and (b) ensure that unnecessary animal deaths at licensed testing facilities are investigated.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Kickstart Scheme: Rutherglen and Hamilton West (13 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: What estimate she has made of the number of jobs created by the Kickstart scheme in Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency.

Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (13 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: A free university-level education is a monumental benefit of living in Scotland. What discussions has the Secretary of State had with her colleagues in the Department for Education about the benefits of making higher levels of education accessible and the impact that would have on the employability of young people?

Backbench Business - Financial Services: UK EconomyBackbench Business (9 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Wimbledon (Stephen Hammond). I thank the Backbench Business Committee and the three sponsors of today’s debate for bringing this topic to the House for discussion. The UK’s financial services are a huge asset and truly world class. The UK’s sector is the third largest of the OECD countries in terms of its economic output. Recent rankings...

Defence Committee (9 Dec 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I also congratulate the hon. Member on leading this report. I have just a couple of questions. The Government’s response to the Committee’s report says that many women do not experience harassment, but they are concerned that 11% of women in the services faced sexual harassment last year. Sexual harassment, particularly in the workplace, is under-reported. Does the Committee consider the...


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