E-petitions 180642 and 168781 relating to a referendum on Scottish independence – Martyn Day.
Martyn Day: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings of the report, Turned Out 2017, published by the RNIB on problems experienced by blind and partially sighted voters at the 2017 General Election; and if he will implement that report's recommendations before local authority elections take place in 2018.
Martyn Day: I am grateful to the right hon. Member for Rother Valley (Sir Kevin Barron) for securing this important debate on the tobacco control plan for England. I congratulate him on his work over the years and, as a testament to that, on the general consensus today. Scotland has its own strong tobacco control strategy. The Scottish Government have implemented and overseen a number of progressive...
Martyn Day: The hon. Gentleman makes a good point. The tobacco companies are indeed the villains in this scenario. For the last 20 years, the UK has had an effective and well-resourced anti-smuggling strategy, and HMRC’s tax gap estimates have fallen by about a half since the peak in 2000, but there is every reason to fear that that success is under serious threat and that the progressive...
Martyn Day: My constituent Mrs Withers has been caring for her diabetic grandson since 13 August. She has thus far received no financial support due to non-co-operation from the child’s mother, who has been given until November to respond to requests to transfer benefits to the grandmother. May we have a debate in Government time about the financial support available for those who take on...
Martyn Day: Reacting to incidents such as Grenfell is always challenging. After the Prime Minister’s comments yesterday, there are more questions about the Government’s handling of the fire and its aftermath. In Scotland, a working group is reviewing evidence on fire suppression measures, including sprinklers to ensure the safety of residents in high-rise buildings. Sprinklers are only one of...
Martyn Day: The port of Grangemouth in my constituency handles 80% of Scotland’s container traffic. Will the Minister advise us what discussions he has had with his Scottish counterpart regarding any post-Brexit delays at borders and traffic chaos or road jams in the Grangemouth area?
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reduce the drink-drive limit to 50mg.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps have been taken since the Westminster Hall debate on faulty electrical imports in March 2016 to review consumer protection against internet sales of faulty or counterfeit mobile telephone chargers, tablets and similar goods.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on (a) regulating the import of electrical goods such as mobile phone chargers and (b) consumer protection and redress with trading partners for faulty of sub-standard goods after the UK leaves the EU.
Martyn Day: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol sales to reduce the effects of cheap alcohol on public health and crime levels.
Martyn Day: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs has the discretion to reimburse the Roadchef Employee Benefits Trust's fund; and if he will make a statement.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the treatment of Christians in India.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the report by STOPAIDS entitled A Stocktake Review of DFID's Work on HIV and AIDS, published in September 2017.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department monitors and assesses the effectiveness of HIV and AIDS awareness campaigns and training as part of their integration into wider health programmes funded by her Department; and how her Department measures reducing the incidence of HIV and AIDS.
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and (b) Scottish Government on tackling problems with tumble dryer safety in Scotland.
Martyn Day: I rise to present a petition relating to consumer rights. The petition stems from a problem that a constituent of mine—[Interruption.]
Martyn Day: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. As I was saying, the petition arises from a problem experienced by my constituent Mrs Johnston with a firm called R & J Leather, of Uddingston, in purchasing a three-piece suite. The terms of the petition are fairly self-explanatory. It states: The petition of residents of Linlithgow and East Falkirk, Declares that the Consumer Rights Act of 2015 does not do...
Martyn Day: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who from his Department will represent the UK at the November meetings of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in Geneva and Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons; and what the priorities of those attending those meetings will be.
Martyn Day: What steps he is taking to support disabled people to live independently.