Results 1–20 of 738 for speaker:Martyn Day

Gosport Independent Panel: Publication of Report (20 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: I am very grateful to the Secretary of State for an advance copy of his statement. There is much in it that I agree with, both in tone and content. These are truly horrific events, and our first thoughts must always be with the families of those who have been affected by this scandal. It is deeply distressing to lose a loved one in any circumstances, and the circumstances in this case, with...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Labour Turnover (20 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of staff turnover levels in the (a) private and (b) public sector; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Labour Turnover (20 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the difference in staff turnover rates between able-bodied and disabled employees in the (a) private and (b) public sector; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Labour Turnover (20 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the level of staff turnover rates for (a) men and (b) women in the (i) private and (ii) public sector.

Health and Social Care: NHS Workforce (19 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: What steps he has taken to tackle NHS workforce shortages.

Health and Social Care: NHS Workforce (19 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: The nursing vacancy rate in England is more than double that in Scotland, with one in 10 positions unfilled. The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed the Scottish Government’s Health And Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill, which will enshrine safe staffing levels in law. Will the Minister now follow the Scottish Government’s example and bring such a provision into law for NHS England?

NHS Long-Term Plan: Sewel Convention (18 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: My right hon. Friend is making a powerful speech, with which I am happy to associate myself. I also know from speaking to constituents at the weekend that many of them will associate themselves with these points. The last time I saw such outrage from my constituents was during the opposition to the Iraq war and to the poll tax. Does he agree that Scotland has now reached a tipping point as a...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention (14 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: Just after the Brexit vote in this very Chamber the Secretary of State confirmed to me that “the Scottish Government will be at the heart of the negotiation process.”—[Official Report, 6 July 2016; Vol. 612, c. 866.] Yet here we are, after the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill debates, with no sign of how the UK Government will reflect the will of the Scottish Parliament....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport Focus: Scotland (12 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of devolving responsibility for Transport Focus in Scotland to the Scottish Government.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces: Personnel Levels (11 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: What assessment he has made of the adequacy of personnel levels in the armed forces.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces: Personnel Levels (11 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: Before the Scottish independence referendum, the UK Government promised to increase armed forces personnel from 11,000 to 12,500. As of October last year, there were fewer than 10,000 regular forces personnel stationed in Scotland. When will the UK Government keep their promise, or is this just another broken one?

Tuberculosis (7 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: I am pleased to be able to speak in this important debate, and I am grateful to the right hon. Member for Arundel and South Downs (Nick Herbert) and the hon. Member for Ealing, Southall (Mr Sharma) for securing it. The fact that TB continues to kill more people every year than any other infectious disease is appalling. We have enjoyed a harmonious and well-informed debate, and I am grateful...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced limits to the renewable heat incentive for large projects, which places in jeopardy the delivery of landmark renewable energy projects in strategically important industrial areas such as Grangemouth in my constituency, where the limit is inconsequential relative to the amount of heat energy required. What actions will...

BAME Communities: Stop and Search — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (23 May 2018)

Martyn Day: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Owen. I am grateful to the hon. Member for Bradford West (Naz Shah) for securing time for this important and, as it turned out, lively debate. She highlighted the risk of inappropriate stop-and-search undermining confidence in the police. That is a real concern. The key is that use of stop-and-search has to be appropriate. We heard the...

Christians Overseas (22 May 2018)

Martyn Day: Thank you, Mr Hollobone, for calling me to speak. I am also grateful to the hon. Member for Croydon South (Chris Philp) for securing this important debate. Earlier this month, I had the privilege to meet the Reverend Yunusa Nmadu, the chief executive of Christian Solidarity Worldwide Nigeria and general secretary of the Evangelical Church Winning All, who gave me an insight into the awful...

Sale of Puppies — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (21 May 2018)

Martyn Day: It was a privilege to open today’s e-petition debate. I am grateful to all the Back-Bench and Front-Bench Members who have taken part in what has been a consensual debate. I was happy with many of the Minister’s comments, particularly that there was merit in exploring the issue further. I look forward to the consultation in due course. I genuinely feel that Lucy’s law would...

Sale of Puppies — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (21 May 2018)

Martyn Day: I beg to move, That this House has considered e-petition 213451 relating to the sale of puppies by pet shops and commercial third-party dealers. The proposed ban is known as Lucy’s law. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Austin, in this immensely popular debate on a petition that collected more than 100,000 signatures in its first three days. It now has almost 150,000...

Sale of Puppies — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (21 May 2018)

Martyn Day: That is a very worthwhile suggestion. No one should rush into getting a dog or any pet; it should be something people think about in detail. Equally, when they make that decision, they should not make an impulse purchase of any dog from any source. A ban on third-party sales has also gained much support from the most well-respected animal welfare organisations in the UK and beyond—the...


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