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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Nutrition: Scotland (19 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the publication entitled A Healthier Future: Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan, published by the Scottish Government on 2 July 2018, whether he plans to seek convergence of regulations on price promotion between Scotland and England.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Business Sector (17 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: The Scottish Government Budget provided £96 million to deliver the most attractive business rates package in the UK. How long do firms and entrepreneurs have to wait till the UK Government use their industrial strategy, put their money where their mouth is and follow Scotland’s lead?

Forced Adoption in the Uk: Carillion (12 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Forced Adoption in the Uk: Carillion (12 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: Given what the hon. Gentleman has just said, was he surprised as I was that, despite three profit warnings, despite hedge funds betting against its success and despite spiralling pension debt, the Government still handed out contracts to Carillion, including one to the tune of £1.4 billion for HS2?

Forced Adoption in the Uk: Carillion (12 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: What the hon. Gentleman is saying is typical of the attitude that Carillion was too big to fail—and not just with HS2; there was £158 million for Hestia with the Ministry of Defence and £62 million for electrification of the rail line from London to Corby. While the Government continued to give Carillion all those contracts, its suppliers must have been thinking, “Well,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Child Support and Social Security Benefits: Appeals (12 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many First-tier tribunal cases relating to to (a) social security and (b) child support claims have taken place in Inverclyde constituency in each of the last five years.

Defence Industry and Shipbuilding (11 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: The 1980s will be ancient history for many Members, but the destruction of Clyde shipbuilding during that period remains a living, breathing part of political debate in the west of Scotland. I know that many Conservative Members will roll their eyes and think, “Oh, here we go: Thatcher and shipbuilding again.” I remind them that in October 1984, the male unemployment rate in the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Cancer (10 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the guidance her Department has issued to Case Managers and Work Coaches to ensure they accurately identify people with cancer who apply for universal credit and refer them to a Work Capability Assessment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (10 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department collects on the time taken from making a claim to the first payment under universal credit where the claimant has submitted a DS1500; and what the average amount of time people with a DS1500 have had to wait to receive their first universal credit payment.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (10 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the report, Rolling out Universal Credit, published by the NAO on 15 June 2018, if she will publish the data, by condition, for people waiting longer to be paid the Limited Capability for Work and Limited Capability for Work-related Activity elements of universal credit.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits and Child Support: Inverclyde (6 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mandatory reconsideration cases in relation to (a) social security and (b) child support claims have taken place in Inverclyde constituency in each of the last five years.

Transforming Care Programme (5 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: Thank you very much, Madam Deputy Speaker; it was like Hobson’s choice there, but I eventually got to my feet. I thank the right hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb) for securing this important debate. I echo the sentiments of the right hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham (Dame Cheryl Gillan) about there being lamentably few Members present to take part; it makes my job of...

Construction Sector Deal (5 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: I thank the Minister for advance sight of the statement. I noted with interest that the statement refers to “a joint £420 million investment from the sector and government” and “£600 billion of public and private investment in infrastructure over the next 10 years”. I was wondering about the split between public and private money. With Carillion in mind,...

Written Answers — Treasury: Ports (5 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that waiting times at UK ports do not increase as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Ports (5 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: My Inverclyde constituency has a thriving port at Greenock, with cruise ships and container ships docking on a daily basis. Can the Secretary of State assure me that the systems, including IT systems, that will be required post-Brexit are well on their way to completion so that ports such as Greenock will not be adversely affected by the UK leaving the European Union?

Commercial Sexual Exploitation — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (4 Jul 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: I shall keep my remarks short, and hopefully then the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips) will be able to speak. While I was gathering my thoughts for the debate, I was reminded by a number of people of the importance of the terminology and language I should adopt. I discovered that two groups of people on the same side of the debate disagree about that language and...


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