Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many employment tribunal claimants there were in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency in the year (a) before and (b) after the introduction of tribunal fees.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress he has made in implementing the Fuller Working Lives strategy since February; and whether statistics on the employment status of people over 50 years old will in future show the number of hours worked.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the recommendations in the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s report, Building the Post-Brexit Immigration System, whether the Government plans to exempt SMEs from the immigration skills charge.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the rate at which the Iranian Government has forced Baha'i shops and businesses to be sealed; and if he will make a statement.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has received reports on an increase in the number of expulsions of Baha'i university students in Iran since June 2017, and if he will make a statement.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) how many extradition requests have been made, (b) how many of those have been refused and (c) what the cost to the public purse for legal aid is for such requests made by the UAE in each year since 2010.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on future immigration policy for nurses, midwives and other essential health workers.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure that adequate numbers of essential healthcare staff will continue to be recruited after the UK has left the EU.
Martyn Day: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Austin. I thank the hon. Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy) for securing this debate on International Men’s Day, which will take place on Sunday 19 November. I am grateful to him for his detailed presentation and for reminding us that it is an international event. It is a pleasure to recognise that it is now promoted in over 80...
Martyn Day: What recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the health and social care sector.
Martyn Day: Brexit may well result in a loss of both rights and funding for people with disabilities, so when will this Government release their full impact assessment of the medical and social care sector?
Martyn Day: I apologise to the hon. Members for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) and Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Lesley Laird) for leaving during their speeches. I have had too much water to fight the cold that I am suffering from; there was no disrespect intended. I always thought that my constituency was the friendliest place in the country; I have learned today that it obviously is, given the number of...
Martyn Day: Perhaps what Alex Salmond was hinting at was that when the devolution referendums took place, it took from 1979 to 1997 to get a re-run. That assumption was made without the belief that circumstances would change as materially as they are now about to.
Martyn Day: I beg to move, That this House has considered e-petitions 180642 and 168781 relating to a referendum on Scottish independence. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey, in what I am sure will be an interesting and lively debate. I thank the Petitions Committee for allowing me introduce the two petitions before us. The petitions are diametrically opposed, representing...
Martyn Day: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the Library briefing as I cannot remember the exact figures, but significantly more signed the petition opposing independence than signed the one in favour. However, what is more important in the debate is democratic mandate, which I will come on to and which changes that dimension considerably. Without any doubt, the strongest and most repeated argument of...
Martyn Day: I agree with my hon. Friend and I could not make that point better myself. We had universal suffrage for the first time in this country in 1928, but we did not stop the ball at the 1929 election; we continued to have democratic elections on a regular basis.
Martyn Day: I cannot give an opinion on someone else’s personal opinion.
Martyn Day: If the hon. Gentleman wishes to intervene again, I will let him. It is up to the Scottish people at any election to decide what platform they wish to endorse, which is a point I will come to. The principle is that in 2016, at the Scottish Parliament election the Scottish National party was voted in with a mandate to potentially—