Results 1–20 of 228 for speaker:Ronnie Cowan

Written Answers — HM Treasury: National Savings and Investments: Child Trust Fund (16 Oct 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons National Savings and Investments is closing applications to new customers for its five-year children's bonds.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Personal Savings: Grandparents (16 Oct 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to introduce a saving scheme to enable grandparents to save for their grandchildren.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Scotland (11 Oct 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will meet representatives of the Scottish third sector to discuss the roll-out of universal credit in Scotland.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drugs: Misuse (10 Oct 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with the Ministry of Justice on making drugs policy a responsibility of his Department.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Horse Racing: Betting (9 Oct 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a statutory levy on bookmakers to fund the work of GambleAware.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Independence Payment: Scotland (9 Oct 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time is for an appeal against a mandatory reconsideration of a decision on personal independence payments in (a) Inverclyde and (b) Scotland for the last four periods for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Home Office: Cannabis: Prescription Drugs (20 Sep 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the devolved administrations on making cannabis available through pharmaceuticals where use of that drug can be helpful.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Children: Food (18 Sep 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department plans to work with the Scottish Government on protecting children from junk food marketing.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Children: Food (18 Sep 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on developing advertising powers to enable that government to protect children from junk food marketing.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Children: Food (18 Sep 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department plans to take to allow the Scottish Government to restrict junk food advertising to children.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Insulation (13 Sep 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department takes to ensure that the sale and installation of narrow-cavity, low-sightline glass-sealed units into heritage windows is compliant with the Construction Products Regulations 2013.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Construction Products Regulations 2013 (12 Sep 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department takes to ensure that trading standards departments enforce the Construction Products Regulations 2013.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Inverclyde (7 Sep 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many premises in Inverclyde constituency are able to receive superfast broadband services through BDUK-supported projects in 2017; and what the amount of funding her Department has made available for such projects in Inverclyde constituency during that year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Employment Tribunals: Rebates (5 Sep 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: When the Government plan to announce how rebate arrangements will work for people who have paid employment tribunal fees.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Employment Tribunals: Rebates (5 Sep 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: I have been contacted by a constituent who highlighted the stress and financial burden that was placed on them while going through an employment tribunal case that they ultimately won. Will the Minister ensure that those who are entitled to claim back employment tribunal fees are made aware of the process and reunited with their money in a timely fashion?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations (25 Jul 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will remove the mandatory reassessment of people with progressive conditions, such as muscle-wasting conditions, who are in receipt of personal independence payments at the enhanced rate.

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow South West (Chris Stephens) for securing this debate. In Inverclyde, we currently have two jobcentres: one in Greenock and another in Port Glasgow. Following the UK Government’s consultation, it was determined that the Port Glasgow jobcentre would close, while the Greenock office...

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: Okay. Is the proposed closure of the Port Glasgow jobcentre about providing a better service for users? No, of course it is not. In the words of the Public and Commercial Services Union, the UK Government are “abandoning the unemployed” at a time when many people on lower incomes are facing uncertain futures with respect to their employment.

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: The hon. Lady is absolutely correct. It is the classic double whammy that people are put into an impossible situation by the Government and then look for support from them and find that it has been taken away. As we all know, the apprenticeship scheme is just an aberration at the moment. Unfortunately, all levels of poverty are rising. In-work poverty is on the rise, yet the Minister...

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Ronnie Cowan: I absolutely agree, and could not have put it better myself. The UK Government have simply not made a convincing case that the proposed closures will benefit clients or society as a whole. Jobcentre staff have contacted me to say that the impact of the closures on disabled people has not been properly assessed. The Scottish Government have indicated that the closures are likely to push many...


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