Results 1–20 of 759 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Chris Stephens

Funeral Poverty (11 Sep 2018)

Chris Stephens: The hon. Lady is making very important points about the social fund funeral payment system. Does she agree that it not only is confusing but adds considerable emotional stress for those going through the system if they wait so long for a decision as to whether they will get money, bearing in mind that the grant itself does not even meet some of the basic costs of a cremation, for example?

Business of the House (6 Sep 2018)

Chris Stephens: Three days after the summer recess, the Home Office’s asylum accommodation provider, Serco, announced plans to evict 330 asylum seekers in Glasgow from its property as they were deemed to be “failed”. The facts are that they are not “failed”; the majority either have made a fresh claim or have an appeal pending. Will the Home Office make a statement, or may we...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Personal Data Online (6 Sep 2018)

Chris Stephens: What plans he has to regulate the processing of personal data by online technology companies.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Personal Data Online (6 Sep 2018)

Chris Stephens: A Select Committee report recently gave a withering account of the use of data and ads in our elections, with specific concerns about Facebook being unwilling to investigate claims that its platform was abused by the Russian Government. So can the Minister confirm that the Select Committee recommendations will be implemented in full in order to protect our democratic process?

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (6 Sep 2018)

Chris Stephens: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (6 Sep 2018)

Chris Stephens: I welcome the Secretary of State to his place. He omitted to mention that Glasgow recently co-hosted the European athletics championships, which provided a great economic boost to the city. Earlier in the year, however, the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee was advised that major sporting events may shun Britain after Brexit, so will he tell us what engagement he has had with sporting bodies and...

Widowed Parent’S Allowance (5 Sep 2018)

Chris Stephens: It seems clear that the will of the House is that a child who has lost a parent should not be penalised because of the marital status of the parents. Does the Minister intend to carry out an equality impact assessment of this benefit?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Foreign Policy Co-operation (4 Sep 2018)

Chris Stephens: What discussions he had with his EU counterparts during the summer recess on diplomatic relations after the UK has left the EU.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leaving the EU: Foreign Policy Co-operation (4 Sep 2018)

Chris Stephens: What steps is the Secretary of State taking to ensure that the benefits of the European health insurance scheme for EU and UK citizens will continue post Brexit, and can he confirm reports that the UK will guarantee the rights of EU citizens to access the national health service and the social security system regardless of the outcome of negotiations?

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Chris Stephens: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. May I just say that half an hour after I raised my point of order, the Secretary of State for Defence apologised and sent me a letter? That goes to show that if Members raise a point of order in this place, it can be very effective. I congratulate the hon. Members for Lewisham East (Janet Daby) and for Sheffield, Hallam (Jared O'Mara) on their maiden speeches....

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Chris Stephens: I apologise to the hon. Gentleman, but the series ended a year ago. How will this saga end? Will the male blond hero be the winner, or will the female leader somehow manage to find another way of clinging on to power? But never mind about that: when are going to get another episode of “Game of Thrones”? As the Deputy Leader of the House will know, Scottish National party Members...

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Chris Stephens: Does the hon. Gentleman want to intervene?

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Chris Stephens: It is absolutely astonishing that no statement has been made in the House on the suspension of that programme. What is even worse is that if there was one procurement process suspended in the Ministry of Defence, we would think it would be not for the Type 31e frigate but for the fleet solid support ships—the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships—which, astonishingly, are being put out to...

Immigration Detention: Shaw Review: Points of Order (24 Jul 2018)

Chris Stephens: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I have given advance notice of this both to Mr Speaker and the Secretary of State for Defence. When I arrived home last Thursday evening, I saw on the television screen that the Secretary of State for Defence had been filmed in the Govan shipyards in my constituency. I have not yet received notification from the Secretary of State that he was planning...

Public Sector Pay (24 Jul 2018)

Chris Stephens: The key test of whether the public sector pay cap has been removed is how the Government treat their own civil servants. Can the Chief Secretary to the Treasury confirm that each UK Department was given funding for a 1% increase in civil service pay? Can she confirm that the pay remit guidance issued by the Cabinet Office for civil service pay allows pay rises of 1% to 1.5%? Can she tell us...

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Chris Stephens: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. One of the people who have now said publicly that they have changed their mind is Mike Dailly, director of the Govan Law Centre, who during the referendum campaign, was on platforms for Better Together.

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Chris Stephens: The only political party that has had a cuts commission in Scotland during the past five years is the Labour party. When will the “something for nothing” cuts commission produce its report?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration and Nationality: Fees (16 Jul 2018)

Chris Stephens: Whether he plans to change the fees for immigration and nationality applications; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration and Nationality: Fees (16 Jul 2018)

Chris Stephens: The Minister will be aware that immigration fees for limited leave to remain have increased by 79% in four years to £1,033 per person, with no reduction for children. Does she appreciate that the cost can be crippling for families with a number of children going through that process, and will she at the very least look at reducing fees for children so that they cover processing alone?

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

Chris Stephens: First, I thank the hon. Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves) for securing this debate. It was a pleasure to be on the joint inquiry, chaired by the hon. Lady and the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field). All I can say, having sat on that inquiry, is that the evidence revealed at every session was a real eye-opener. The report stands as one of the most damning indictments of the...


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