Results 1–20 of 474 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Martyn Day

Tobacco Control Plan (19 Jul 2018)

Martyn Day: It is a pleasure to take part in today’s debate, and I welcome the one-year anniversary of the tobacco control policy for England. A great deal of progress has been made in reducing smoking prevalence across the UK. As has been pointed out, whereas in 1974 more than half of adult males and more than two in five women smoked, the latest figures from NHS Digital suggest that smoking rates...

Exiting the European Union: Contingency Plans (19 Jul 2018)

Martyn Day: What contingency plans his Department has made for no deal being reached on the UK leaving the EU.

Exiting the European Union: Contingency Plans (19 Jul 2018)

Martyn Day: There has been recent press speculation that the Government are considering emergency measures that would include the stockpiling of food and medicines. Will the Minister confirm whether that is accurate? If so, what would be the proposals for the distribution of those stockpiles?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Power-Generating Companies (17 Jul 2018)

Martyn Day: Solar power has been shut out of clean power options for three years, and onshore wind vilified. Will the Minister heed the National Infrastructure Commission’s recommendations to forgo new nuclear investment in favour of bringing back clean power options for cheap and established renewables?

Select Committee on Justice: Russian Federation Activity (28 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bone. I am grateful to the hon. Member for Isle of Wight (Mr Seely) for securing time for this wide-ranging and topical debate. He also reminded us that the debate is not anti-Russian, and identified the need for a permanent structure against subversive measures. I agree with that and will return to it later. I was pleased to listen to...

Select Committee on Justice (28 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: I thank the Select Committee for the report, and for fully endorsing the Scottish Government policy of a presumption against short sentences of 12 months or less. Recidivism rates are at a near-20-year low in Scotland, following the introduction of the prohibition. Does the Chair of the Committee expect to see a similar reduction in reoffending in England and Wales, or are there other,...

Business of the House (28 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: My constituent, Ms Tomasiak, applied for an EU registration certificate last May, after which her documents, including a Polish passport, were lost when the Home Office erroneously sent them to the wrong address. May we therefore have a statement or a debate in Government time regarding the issue of compensation payments, with a view to reconsidering why there is no process to forward-fund...

Nuclear Sector Deal (28 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: With Mark Carney saying that Brexit has cost each household £900, this Government’s support for costly nuclear energy is a further blow to household budgets. The deal coincides with the proposed nuclear power station at Wylfa in Anglesey in north Wales with a trailed strike price of around £80 per megawatt-hour, brought down from Hinkley’s £92.5 per megawatt-hour...

International Trade: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: The Government claim that they are aiming to promote British produce to the global market, post Brexit. On Sunday in Scotland, a strategy was launched to increase the value of fruit and vegetables to Scotland’s economy. The picking of that produce is heavily dependent on migrant labour from Europe; we simply cannot promote or export goods that are left rotting in the fields. What...

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office: House of Lords: Membership (27 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: When the Government plan to respond to the report of the Lord Speaker’s Committee on the size of the House of Lords.

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office: House of Lords: Membership (27 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: Thanks to the Minister’s actions during debate here on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, the couple of minutes that Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town had on devolution was more time than all the devolved MPs got collectively. Does the Minister think it acceptable that unelected Members of the House of Lords had more opportunity to debate the Government’s redrawing of the devolution...

Petition - Gap in Educational Attainment (26 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: I rise to present a petition on behalf of the pupils and staff of Deanburn Primary School, which I was happy to visit last Friday to collect from the children there their sign to send to the Prime Minister to make schools safe, and I collected 231 of the signs, which will be making their way now to the Prime Minister’s office. I was very touched by the commitment of the young people to...

Phenylketonuria: Treatment and Support — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (26 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson. I congratulate the hon. Member for Blaydon (Liz Twist) on securing time for this important debate and on her comprehensive and detailed summary of the issue. I am also grateful for the NSPKU briefing she kindly sent round to colleagues in advance of the debate. I must admit I had been in touch with Library specialists before I...

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...

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....

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.

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