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Results 1–20 of 1023 for speaker:Gavin Newlands

Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: Thousands of jobs in my constituency and nearly 1 million across the UK rely on the aviation industry for work, from pilots to baggage handlers, cabin crew, security staff and many more. The aviation industry is vital now and will be crucial when we come out of this dreadful coronavirus situation. The Chancellor and the Transport Secretary committed to a bespoke support package, but yesterday...

Scotland: Transport Connections: North-East England and Scotland (25 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: Cross-border connections are vital to both the north-east of England and Scotland. I know that the letter from the Chancellor to the aviation industry will have shocked and disappointed Newcastle airport just as much as it did Scottish airports, Scottish airlines and all the vital aviation support services in and around Scottish airports. What representations has the Scotland Office made to...

British Citizens Abroad: FCO Help to Return Home (24 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: Since the right hon. Member for Romsey and Southampton North (Caroline Nokes) left Government, I find myself agreeing with her on a regular basis, and I commend her for securing this urgent question. As with everything else at the moment, I appreciate that this is a challenging and fast-moving situation, but we all have constituents stranded abroad who are worried sick about being able to...

Self-employed Persons: Financial Support (24 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: Further to the point I raised at Treasury questions, which was echoed by the shadow Chancellor, the newly under-employed must be supported further. One of my constituents is a self-employed taxi driver with no work, due to the lockdown. His wife and four children have underlying health conditions. Any universal credit application would mean their tax credit ceasing. A jobseeker’s allowance...

Treasury: Local Transport Infrastructure (24 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: My local bus company is one of many, I am sure, across the country that has had to introduce short-time working, but it is unsure about the implementation of the Chancellor’s very welcome wage subsidy. Will the Treasury top up the wages of those working two or three-day weeks, or does it have to lay off, say, 70% of the workforce and rely on the remainder to cover the rest of the routes,...

Business of the House (23 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: May I also echo the sentiments on support for the self-employed? One sector crying out for support and clarity is the aviation industry. In addition, we have bus and coach companies with drivers on short-time working that are unsure how to treat those employees. Has the Transport Secretary indicated to the Leader of the House whether he will be making a statement in due course?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Flybe: Isle of Man (23 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the (a) representatives of the Isle of Man Government and (b) the administrators of Flybe Limited, on the outstanding pension liabilities of Flybe Limited (in Administration).

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Sports Competitors (20 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2020 to Question 25141, on Sports Competitors: Visas, if she will publish the list of recognised sports governing bodies.

Northern Ireland: Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol (18 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: What recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the implementation of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol in the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.

Northern Ireland: Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol (18 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: Last month it was extensively reported that the Prime Minister had ordered his officials to “get round” the Northern Ireland protocol. I accept that his Government have said that they will comply with their obligations, and rightly so. Can the Secretary of State tell the House whether the Prime Minister said those words, or anything remotely like them?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Diesel Fuel and Petrol: Emergencies (18 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the (a) Freight Transport Association, (b) Road Haulage Association and (c) British Pipeline Agency on maintaining continuity of (i) petroleum and (ii) diesel supplies in the event of a public health emergency.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Diesel Fuel and Petrol: Emergencies (18 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to maintain continuity of (a) petroleum and (b) diesel supply in the event of a public health emergency.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Large Goods Vehicles (18 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel hold a Large Goods Vehicle licence permitting the transport of hazardous materials on public roads and highways.

Economic Update (17 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: The Chancellor is already late with support for aviation. Airlines, airports, and support services such as baggage handlers have already announced, or are strongly considering announcing, significant job cuts. Can the Chancellor reassure them that they do not need to do that, and that he will follow other Governments such as that of New Zealand, which announced £35 billion worth of direct...

Football Attendances: VAR — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: My hon. Friend is making a fantastic speech. I have always been a big fan of video refereeing coming into football, but VAR is doing its level best to dissuade me of that support. I played rugby and am a big follower of American football. Lots of sports have used video evidence and it has worked. In the likes of cricket, the process is followed in live time. The issue is the transparency of...

Football Attendances: VAR — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: As the SNP spokesperson for sport at Westminster, I believe I have just set the policy, and that my hon. Friend is in fact going against party policy.

Covid-19 (17 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: This measure is entirely commensurate with the situation we face, and I support it. However, as the Member of Parliament for Glasgow airport, and the thousands of jobs that it supports, may I ask what assessment the Government have made of the impact of covid-19 measures on the industry, by which I mean airlines, airports, baggage handlers and so on—the list could go on? What will the...

Public Bill Committee: Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [Lords]: Broadcasting: listed sporting events (17 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: On behalf of the SNP, at the conclusion of the most bizarre Bill Committee I have been involved with in five years, I thank you, Ms McDonagh, the Clerks, the Doorkeepers, the millions watching at home—

Public Bill Committee: Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [Lords]: Broadcasting: listed sporting events (17 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: On free-to-air television. I thank all Members present, even the hon. Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk—he is in Hansard now, so he has had a mention. I thank everyone present, and I look forward to further robust debate on Report.

Public Bill Committee: Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [Lords]: Broadcasting: listed sporting events (17 Mar 2020)

Gavin Newlands: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Ms McDonagh. May I also wish everyone a happy St Paddy’s day? I rise to support new clause 4, in the name of the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green. In keeping with this stage of the Bill, I will be relatively brief. We have seen from the decline in participation in many sports—notably cricket and others—that when live broadcast is moved...


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