Results 1–20 of 412 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Gavin Newlands

Northern Ireland: Recent Violence (18 Jul 2018)

Gavin Newlands: We on the Scottish National party Benches of course condemn any acts of violence in Northern Ireland and any attempts by any party to destabilise the Good Friday agreement. I also pay tribute to the PSNI for its response to the unrest and for keeping local communities safe. The fact that all parties have condemned the violence demonstrates an appetite to work together constructively, thereby...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU (18 Jul 2018)

Gavin Newlands: What recent assessment he has made of the effect on the Welsh economy of the UK leaving the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU (18 Jul 2018)

Gavin Newlands: By 2020, the Welsh economy will have been supported by almost £150 billion of investment through EU structural funds. The Government committed to replacing that funding, along with support for farming and the English NHS, with money from the mythical Brexit dividend. Now that it is clear that the UK will not receive a single penny back from Brexit, will the Secretary of State confirm...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Devolution (11 Jul 2018)

Gavin Newlands: What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Devolution (11 Jul 2018)

Gavin Newlands: I am sure that they are very grateful for that. The Secretary of State has said: “The UK Government will continue working closely with the Scottish Government and other devolved administrations to develop a fishing policy that works for the whole of the UK.” In reality, they were shown a copy of the White Paper with no consultation. Will he please define “working closely”?

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Gavin Newlands: I rise, rather reluctantly, to speak in this debate. We can all agree that, although it is sadly all too necessary, this budget debate should not be taking place in this House, and certainly that these matters should not be determined by politicians from Scotland, England and Wales. My sympathy is with the people of Northern Ireland who, in being denied their own devolved Assembly, have been...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Gavin Newlands: I will not be drawn into that argument. It takes both sides to get around the table and agree a way forward. I hope that during her Third Reading speech the Secretary of State will outline what recent work has been carried out to bring the parties back round the table and what is preventing this from happening. Can she confirm that all the main parties in Northern Ireland have not only viewed...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Gavin Newlands: As I have indicated, I have no intention of getting involved in internal political matters in Northern Ireland. That is for the right hon. Gentleman and his colleagues to resolve, along with the UK Government. In conclusion, the people of Northern Ireland will continue to be failed as long as some of their own politicians fail to negotiate a deal and this Government fight among themselves...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (5 Jul 2018)

Gavin Newlands: The east coast franchise is now run with the part publicly-owned London North Eastern Railway, and it is a major transport operation in Scotland. Despite that, the UK Government have not allowed any Scottish Government representation on the board. Will the Secretary of State rethink that, and commit to ensuring that the Scottish Government are represented on that vital piece of infrastructure?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Roll-out (2 Jul 2018)

Gavin Newlands: What progress her Department is making on the roll-out of universal credit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Roll-out (2 Jul 2018)

Gavin Newlands: From the Government’s own business case for universal credit, it transpires that just 3% of those who have been brought into conditionality under universal credit are expected to find work, as a result of sanctions. Given that my constituents are going to suffer this roll-out in September, does he think that this is a robust business case for his Department’s punitive and callous...

International Trade: Future Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny (28 Jun 2018)

Gavin Newlands: If he will take steps to facilitate parliamentary scrutiny of future trade agreements.

International Trade: Future Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny (28 Jun 2018)

Gavin Newlands: The Trade Bill in its original form grants Ministers discretionary powers that undermine Parliament’s right of scrutiny. There is no guarantee that agreements will be transposed as originally agreed by the EU, particularly in respect of quotas and tariffs. Given the oft-repeated mantra of taking back control, how can the Government justify not giving Parliament a say on these arrangements?

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Universal Credit: Women in Abusive Relationships (28 Jun 2018)

Gavin Newlands: Whether she has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect of the operation of universal credit on women in abusive relationships.

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Universal Credit: Women in Abusive Relationships (28 Jun 2018)

Gavin Newlands: Notwithstanding the Minister’s answer, in addition to working with the Scottish Government, will he commit to working with my hon. Friend the Member for Central Ayrshire (Dr Whitford) to support and progress her private Member’s Bill, which calls for the DWP to introduce split payments to protect women against financial domestic abuse and controlling relationships?

Privately Financed Prisons (27 Jun 2018)

Gavin Newlands: In the same week that the east coast line trains began running under public ownership, following the third failure in 10 years of the privatised model, we now have the Tories moving to privatise yet more of the Prison Service. We know it was the then Justice Secretary—he is now Transport Secretary—who awarded Carillion the £200 million outsourcing contract for prison...

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Gavin Newlands: It is a pleasure to serve with you in the Chair, Ms McDonagh, for the first time, I think. I am pleased to take part in today’s debate. I start by congratulating the hon. Member for Thornbury and Yate (Luke Hall) on setting out the case and the current situation so well. I add my thanks and congratulations to Owen Riches who launched the petition and all who worked so hard to get this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (25 Jun 2018)

Gavin Newlands: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (25 Jun 2018)

Gavin Newlands: This year’s Times Higher Education rankings show UK universities falling down the league tables. Does the Secretary of State agree that that makes it even more vital that the UK relaxes any restrictions on EU academic and research staff post-Brexit, to ensure that our universities do not become isolated and cut off from development?

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Gavin Newlands: I recently met Emma Shotter, the president-elect of the student association of the University of the West of Scotland. She spoke not only about the benefits for Scottish students using Erasmus as an opportunity to study overseas, but how it internationalises campuses, as the hon. Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) alluded to earlier. Not only does it enrich our campuses, but our local...


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