Results 1261–1280 of 1410 for speaker:Margaret Ferrier

State Pension Age (Women) (7 Jan 2016)

Margaret Ferrier: Just yesterday I read that the National Audit Office had identified that the cost of the UK’s complex weapons programme has increased to £14 billion a year over the past few years. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that that is clear evidence that pensioners are suffering from the poor decisions and priorities of this Government?

State Pension Age (Women) (7 Jan 2016)

Margaret Ferrier: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Household Incomes (6 Jan 2016)

Margaret Ferrier: In a recent written parliamentary question to the Secretary of State, I asked: “what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the introduction of the Work and Health Programme in Scotland.” His response was a masterful example of how not to answer, which is what we have seen again today. Will he now take the opportunity to tell the House whether he has...

Saudi Arabia (5 Jan 2016)

Margaret Ferrier: We have seen a very weak response from the UK Government tonight. We find ourselves allies to one of the world’s biggest human rights abusers. It comes as no surprise to me when we heard at the weekend the Foreign Office use the word “disappointment,” stating that it did not expect the executions to go ahead. I am glad that I have heard tonight that the Minister has been in touch with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Arms Trade: Yemen (18 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the accuracy of reports by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch that a UK-produced bomb was used in an airstrike against a civilian factory in Yemen.

Bill Presented — Marriage Registration Bill: Backbench Business — Sexual Exploitation: Protection of 16 and 17-year-olds (17 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: I would like to begin by thanking the Backbench Business Committee for approving this debate, and by expressing my gratitude to the hon. Members for North West Hampshire (Kit Malthouse) and for Stockport (Ann Coffey) for bringing it forward. We are all indebted to the Children’s Society, which is to be commended for its work that seeks to prevent children suffering heinous abuse and...

Business of the House: Strathclyde Review (17 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: The removal of the veto from the House of Lords effectively leads to the formation of the most expensive, over-subscribed think-tank in history. I seldom see the point of the current unelected affront to democracy, but how could any rational person justify spending such a disgraceful amount of taxpayers’ money on an impotent talking shop? Surely this is the ideal opportunity to abolish the...

Business of the House (17 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: I extend my good wishes and hope that you, Mr Speaker, all the Deputy Speakers, everyone who works in the House and all MPs have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. During the Smith commission process, the Scottish Government argued in favour of devolving employment law, including trade union legislation. That was blocked by both the Government and the Labour party. Given that one of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (17 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2015 to Question 13962, when he most recently made representations to his Ethiopian counterpart on the detention of Andargachew Tsege.

Written Answers — Department for Education: ICT: Education (17 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to promote coding as part of the curriculum or otherwise amongst young people.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Cybercrime: Young People (17 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the page on the National Crime Agency website entitled, Cyber crime: Preventing young people from getting involved, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on interest in coding and possession of independent learning material on computing being considered possible indicators of risk of involvement in cyber crime.

Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism (16 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she expects the current threat from international terrorism to be downgraded from severe.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Scotland Office: Public Expenditure (16 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, when he next plans to publish a Single Departmental Plan for his Department.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybercrime: Young Offenders (15 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the page on the National Crime Agency website entitled, Cyber crime: Preventing young people from getting involved, what the statistical evidence is for the statement that more and more teenagers and young people are involved in cyber crime.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Members: Correspondence (15 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to reply to the letter of 26 November 2015 from the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West regarding mass executions in Saudi Arabia.

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Members: Correspondence (15 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans to reply to the letter of 26 November 2015 from the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West regarding mass executions in Saudi Arabia.

Written Answers — Wales Office: Infrastructure: Wales (14 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department has taken to promote use of the UK Guarantees Scheme in Wales.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Dover House (11 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2015 to Question 7426, how many events have been hosted by non-government bodies at Dover House since 21 July 2015.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Infrastructure (11 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2015 to Question 902460, what the value of the guarantees of projects approved by the UK Guarantees Scheme has been in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) Wales to date.

Backbench Business: International Human Rights Day (10 Dec 2015)

Margaret Ferrier: Having written to the Prime Minister and the Foreign Office a fortnight ago regarding proposed mass executions in Saudi Arabia, I am dismayed that the Government evidently do not share my alarm, as I am yet to receive replies. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that if the UK Government wish to be taken seriously about human rights, they need to show more leadership globally?


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