Results 1–20 of 958 for speaker:Ronnie Cowan

Humanitarian Situation in Gaza (17 Apr 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: F-35s are reducing Gaza to dust. During Pinochet’s brutal rule in Chile, the workers of Rolls-Royce in East Kilbride refused to manufacture parts for the Chilean air force and were hailed as heroes. Why would the UK Government not follow that humanitarian example and stop exporting the parts for F-35s?

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Advertising: Codes of Practice ( 3 Apr 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of new advertising codes to address emerging challenges presented by (a) social media and (b) online marketing activities.

Written Answers — Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Breast Cancer: Research ( 2 Apr 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, if her Department will meet with the Lobular Moon Shot Project to discuss lobular breast cancer research.

Israel and Gaza (26 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: In today’s statement the Minister said that we need to offer a political horizon to the Palestinians, and he is asking that while those whose families, friends and neighbours have not already been killed are being bombed out of the shelters they made after being bombed out of their houses and homes. Surely only an immediate permanent ceasefire will afford the people of Palestine the...

Israel and Gaza (26 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: In today’s statement the Minister said that we need to offer a political horizon to the Palestinians, and he is asking that while those whose families, friends and neighbours have not already been killed are being bombed out of the shelters they made after being bombed out of their houses and homes. Surely only an immediate permanent ceasefire will afford the people of Palestine the...

Women’s State Pension Age (25 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: The WASPI campaign has been conducted with great dignity. They have lobbied and informed all of us. Will the outgoing Government and the incoming Government show these women the respect they are due and commit to paying compensation? I am not even asking for a timetable—just a commitment to paying compensation. Before the Minister says, “I only got the report last Thursday,” I point out...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Marketing (20 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that gambling operators comply with codes of practice relating to content marketing.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Marketing (20 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential implications for her policies on gambling advertisements of the findings on the relative appeal of gambling content marketing to children and those over the age of 25 in the report by the University of Bristol entitled What are the odds? The appeal of gambling adverts to children and...

Duty Solicitor Scheme: Sport: Gambling Advertising — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (13 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I thank everybody who has taken the time and effort to be here today and spoken so well, and I thank the Minister for being here. I understand the hard work that staff are putting into resolving the gambling issues that we have. We all have constituents that are damaged and families that have been torn apart. I am sure that in some cases individuals have committed suicide because of their...

Duty Solicitor Scheme: Sport: Gambling Advertising — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (13 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: The Minister has just acknowledged the need to build education support. Will he acknowledge the fact of the potential damage that has been done by this product in the first place? The gambling industry cannot have it both ways; these companies are causing the damage and at the same time painting themselves as the good guys because they are helping to support people out of addiction. They...

Duty Solicitor Scheme: Sport: Gambling Advertising — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (13 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I beg to move, That this House has considered gambling advertising in sport. A couple of weeks ago in this Chamber, we debated affordability checks in gambling, and the Government Benches were rammed with those who seemed to have racecourses in their constituencies. They did not understand that affordability checks did not apply on course. I am not sure where they are today—did someone say...

Income Tax (Charge) (12 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I start with a confession, Madam Deputy Speaker: this speech may be familiar to anyone who heard my Budget speech last year, because it is pretty much the same one. The reason is that despite a year passing, the UK Government are no further forward—another Budget, another Red Book. I note that this year, under the heading “Agriculture” in paragraph 4.24 of the Red Book, the Government...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Advertising (12 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to regulate gambling advertising.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Advertising ( 6 Mar 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has taken steps to help ensure that marketing advertisements with gambling content are not seen by children.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Advertising (27 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the adequacy of (a) voluntary and (b) self-regulatory efforts to limit the number of gambling advertisements.

Financial Risk Checks for Gambling — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I thank the hon. Member for Neath (Christina Rees) for leading this debate. Let me say briefly to the right hon. Member for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale (David Mundell) that if horseracing were even partially responsible for fomenting an uprising against the UK Government, I would be leading the charge—but it is not. It is a terrific sport, which people gamble on and enjoy....

Financial Risk Checks for Gambling — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: Not right now. It is hugely important. If we look at the sort of money that the gambling industry feeds into the industry—

Financial Risk Checks for Gambling — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I absolutely take on board what the hon. Gentleman says. I apologise if I worded that wrongly; I was talking about the sessions that we had at the APPG for gambling-related harm. I appreciate that, as was pointed out earlier, many people have been touched by the curse of gambling addiction. The point is that it is understandable that so many people have raced to sign e-petition 649894, which...

Financial Risk Checks for Gambling — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (26 Feb 2024)

Ronnie Cowan: I was bringing attention to the message that has clearly been given out by the UK Government. The Government are keen to ensure that the measures such as the proposed changes do not adversely affect racing or interrupt the customer journey. They also cannot push away high net worth individuals such as the owners and trainers who invest in the sport. I would suggest that it is not for me to...


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