Results 161–180 of 1272 for speaker:Margaret Ferrier

Cabinet Office: Office for Veterans’ Affairs (23 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Constituents have contacted me recently, and I wrote to the Office for Veterans’ Affairs about one of them on 3 August and am still awaiting a reply. What steps is the Office for Veterans’ Affairs specifically taking to make sure that veterans facing obstacles to accessing services are fully and appropriately supported?

The Prime Minister was asked: Engagements (22 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: With fewer than 100 days until Christmas, many of our constituents will be choosing to shop for children’s toys online. There have, unfortunately, been incidents of young children swallowing small parts, such as batteries and magnets, that require invasive medical intervention. With rogue traders out there, how can consumers be satisfied that the toys they purchase via online marketplaces...

Working People’s Finances: Government Policy (21 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I have heard from One Parent Families Scotland that single parents are often overlooked and stigmatised, and that an overwhelming number of one-parent families are headed by single mothers. On top of the day-to-day worries of increased energy and food costs, they also worry about providing a happy Christmas or a fun birthday for their children, and will push themselves into debt to do so. The...

Decarbonising Aviation — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (21 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: On the back of the Secretary of State’s statement to the House yesterday, we heard about the aviation industry’s worries about its ability to recover from the economic impact of the past year or so. Obviously, it is equally important that it contributes to the net zero goal. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the Government must ensure that it is properly supported in its work to...

Decarbonising Aviation — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (21 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I thank the hon. Lady for securing this important debate. Another factor that needs to be considered is how long aircraft can be used. These vehicles are built to last, so it takes significant time before operators need to replace them or swap them out for ones that are more environmentally friendly. We know that the pandemic has led to some airlines retiring their aircraft earlier than...

Data Breach: ARAP Applicants in Afghanistan (21 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I have a constituency case about which I have written to the Home Office. It relates to an 18-year-old woman who married a British constituent of mine. Her father worked as a translator for a number of allies in Afghanistan, albeit not the UK. Her parents and siblings may be evacuated, but she will be left behind, alone and vulnerable. This data breach is only exacerbating the worry and...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (21 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: UK steel producers face dramatically higher electricity costs than our European competitors. How can the sector attract the investment needed to decarbonise when it faces a £50 million a year barrier to investment?

Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill (20 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: I want to raise the plight of the 4% of UK pensioners who are excluded from the Bill and have had their state pensions frozen because they happen to live in the wrong country. All pensioners who have paid their dues should be entitled to the full uprated state pension, yet half a million British pensioners living around the world have been left behind year on year. Does the hon. Member agree...

International Travel (20 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: The aviation sector has significant concerns about its ability to survive the winter, particularly with furlough ending. In the August Eurocontrol figures, Gatwick, Manchester and Heathrow found themselves at the bottom of the league, with the biggest percentage declines versus 2019 in Europe. British Airways is flying fewer flights as a percentage of that year than its German or French...

Defence: Operation Warm Welcome (20 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: The Scottish Refugee Council recently called for the UK Government to extend Operation Warm Welcome to Afghans who are still stuck in the asylum process waiting on decisions or who have previously been declined protection. Can the Minister confirm what discussions he has had with colleagues across Government on extending the programme in such a way?

Defence: Topical Questions (20 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: What assessment has the Secretary of State made of the impact of the introduction of operational MGS—MOD Guard Service—employment contracts on levels of staff fatigue and security at UK military bases?

Brexit: Opportunities (16 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: As the Government look to consult on reform to personal data protection policy, concerns have been raised about the potential removal of article 22, which guarantees that people can seek a human review of an artificial intelligence-made decision, creating cause for concern for data protection campaigners. Will the Paymaster General confirm whether the Government have assessed the impact of...

Business of the House (16 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Two young children in Rutherglen in my constituency were hospitalised recently after finding and eating a packet of sweets laced with strong psychoactive cannabis. The sweets had been packaged to look like the popular American kids’ sweets Nerds. Will the Leader of the House join me in condemning this, and will he schedule a debate in Government time on the dangers of these drug-laced...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Toys and Games: Safety (16 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what repercussions overseas third-party toy sellers face when they sell unsafe toys to children in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Toys and Games: Internet (16 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that third-party toy sellers are traceable and accountable for products sold via online marketplaces to children in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Toys and Games: Safety (16 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of legislation on ensuring that toys manufactured overseas carry the address of a UK entity responsible for product safety compliance.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (16 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has been made of the impact of ending the £20 universal credit uplift on children living in households in receipt of that benefit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Rutherglen and Hamilton West (16 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect on the ending of the £20 weekly universal credit uplift on benefit recipients in Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (16 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of establishing an independent body to advise the Government on the adequacy of welfare support.

Real Fur Sales (14 Sep 2021)

Margaret Ferrier: Many large retailers such as Marks & Spencer and John Lewis are already proactively moving away from fur sales and, as the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy) said, public opinion is overwhelmingly in support of a ban on the importation and sale of fur. Would the hon. Member for North Ayrshire and Arran (Patricia Gibson) agree that there is no need for a...


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