Results 141–160 of 1279 for speaker:Margaret Ferrier

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Saudi Arabia: Newcastle United Football Club (27 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she or her Department's officials raised the cases of political detainees, prisoners of conscience and other human rights concerns with officials from (a) the English Premier League and (b) Newcastle United Football Club in connection with the proposed purchase of that Club by a consortium led by Saudi...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Abdulrahman al-Sadhan (27 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to her Saudi counterpart officials on the 20-year sentence recently upheld against Saudi humanitarian aid worker Mr. Abdulrahman al-Sadhan.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Abdulrahman al-Sadhan (27 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps her Department plans to take in response to the detention of Mr. Abdulrahman al-Sadhan in Saudi Arabia; and if her Department will take steps to monitor reports of torture of that person.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mohammed al-Khudari (27 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to her international counterparts on the case of critically ill cancer patient and Palestinian national Mr. Mohammed al-Khudari currently in prison in Saudi Arabia.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Saudi Arabia: Detainees (27 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps her Department plans to take in response to the continued detention of senior members of the Saudi royal family, including Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, Prince Turki bin Abdullah and Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman; and what representations her...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bahrain: Political and Human Rights (26 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: What recent assessment she has made of the political and human rights situation in Bahrain.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bahrain: Political and Human Rights (26 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Over a decade after pro-democracy protests were crushed and oversight mechanisms, which the UK helped to fund, were adopted, cosmetic reforms have failed to remedy Bahrain’s deep-rooted problems. Will the Government show their commitment to Bahrain and publicly call for meaningful and inclusive political dialogue there, and for the unconditional release of all political prisoners, including...

Animal Testing — [Julie Elliott in the Chair] (25 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Elliott. I thank the hon. Member for Linlithgow and East Falkirk (Martyn Day) for opening the debate and congratulate the petitioners on bringing this important topic forward for consideration. Some 810 of my constituents signed e-petition 581641. Before I begin, I too pay tribute to Sir David Amess, the Member for Southend West, a...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (25 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I am sure all of us send our solidarity to Richard, who is having to go on a second sit-out outside the FCDO this evening and for the coming days. I send my solidarity to him and his daughter, and to Nazanin. Further to calls for the Government to set out a comprehensive strategy to secure the release and return to the UK of dual nationals such as Nazanin and Anoosheh Ashoori, Morad Tahbaz...

Arrest of Sudanese Prime Minister (25 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Will the UK call for a special session of the UN Human Rights Council concerning the situation in Sudan?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Recycling (25 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the circular economy and the safety of products.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Mobile Phones (25 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a common mobile phone charger.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Consumer Goods: Safety (25 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department collects on product recalls and corresponding safety actions.

Business of the House (21 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I echo the sentiments by the Leader of the House about our two colleagues, James Brokenshire and Sir David Amess—two exemplary constituency MPs, who any MP would wish to emulate. An issue of particular concern in my constituency in recent months is 5G mobile phone masts. While both I and many others understand the need for greater coverage and connectivity, my constituents and I share...

Free Trade Agreement: New Zealand (21 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Taking a piecemeal approach to trade agreements is having an impact in many sectors, but especially for farmers. What assessment have the Government made of the cumulative effect of all these free trade agreements on sectors such as farming?

International Trade: Trade Deals: Human Rights (21 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: With the Government’s own data showing that the vast majority of the UK public would not support a trade deal with Saudi Arabia, will the Government confirm that they will not be seeking trade agreements with countries with poor human rights records?

Access to Cash — [Mrs Maria Miller in the Chair] (20 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: With the closure of many high-street bank branches, many communities are finding it hard to get essential access to physical money. A pilot post office bank hub in Cambuslang, in my constituency, provides face-to-face services for customers. Would the Minister agree that the scheme could be rolled out UK-wide?

Access to Cash — [Mrs Maria Miller in the Chair] (20 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Access to Cash — [Mrs Maria Miller in the Chair] (20 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Greenbelt: Local Plans: High Streets (19 Oct 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing today’s debate. Over the past few years, as the hon. Lady has said, we have seen an increase in businesses moving away from physical retail space to an online model. The move has benefited retailers at the top levels of their companies, as it comes with associated savings in areas such as business rates or, for us Scots, non-domestic rates. Such...


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