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Devolved Powers in Scotland (17 Oct 2017)

Stewart McDonald: On a point of order, Mr Hollobone. Will you advise the Chamber on why a departmental Minister did not respond to the debate and instead that was left to the Deputy Leader of the House?

Devolved Powers in Scotland (17 Oct 2017)

Stewart McDonald: I have to say, in congratulating the hon. Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr) on introducing the debate, that I think he just had a 15-minute argument with himself—not, perhaps, the best use of his time, but that is for his judgment. I am slightly concerned that we are learning nothing new here. This debate is on more powers for Scotland, and not a single Conservative Member has argued...

Business of the House (12 Oct 2017)

Stewart McDonald: May I begin by putting on the record the great sadness of many of my constituents at the recent death of Sir Teddy Taylor, who served my constituency for 15 years? It is a privilege to represent his old stomping ground, where his name looms large to this day. During the recess, Mr Speaker, you visited two schools in my constituency, and I am quite sure that the young people there told you...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Radioactive Waste: Australia (12 Oct 2017)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the total volume of UK-generated radioactive waste that will be sent to Australia's proposed national radioactive waste facility; what the origins are of the waste that will be returned to Australia for disposal in that facility; and what the level of radioactivity is of all the waste that...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Recruitment (15 Sep 2017)

Stewart McDonald: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons recruitment controls were imposed at HM Revenue and Customs offices in Glasgow, London, Newcastle and Worthing from 1 August 2017; and what is the nature of those controls.

Armed Forces Pay — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (14 Sep 2017)

Stewart McDonald: The issue of an armed forces trade union for non-commissioned personnel featured in the Scottish National party’s manifesto. I am unsure about the hon. Gentleman’s party’s manifesto, but it sounds as though he supports the principle. Will he note that, just this month, a captain has been named as the general secretary of the trade union for non-commissioned armed forces in...

Armed Forces Pay — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (14 Sep 2017)

Stewart McDonald: It is a pleasure to see you preside over proceedings this afternoon, Chair. I congratulate the hon. Member for Portsmouth South (Stephen Morgan) on securing this debate and doing so just 24 hours after he gave his maiden speech, also on the issue of public sector pay restraint. It is obvious, given his first two outings in Parliament, that he will be a thorn in the side as far as public...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Sponsorship (11 Sep 2017)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of allowing businesses and their representative bodies who obtain licensed sponsor status the ability to issue directly certificates of sponsorship for workers.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Human Rights (8 Sep 2017)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on progress made on UN Human Rights Council resolution 33/16.

National Shipbuilding Strategy (6 Sep 2017)

Stewart McDonald: I thank the Secretary of State for the statement and for advanced sight of it. I welcome—finally—the publication of the national shipbuilding strategy. I had started to think that we would never get there. However, the Secretary of State did not get off to the best start this morning. What is it with his interviews with Scottish journalists? He came out with a howler on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence Police: Recruitment (5 Sep 2017)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Ministry of Defence Police recruitment.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence Police (26 Jul 2017)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of planned reductions to the Ministry of Defence Police's officer complement on the security of the defence estate.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence Police (26 Jul 2017)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consultations his Department conducted before the decision was taken to reduce the size of the Ministry of Defence Police's officer complement; and if he will make a statement.

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Stewart McDonald: The hon. Gentleman talks about modernisation—I cannot believe what I am hearing. This is a closure. We were never asked about modernisation, co-location or anything else—that has all come from us. The Government are proposing closures, nothing else.

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Stewart McDonald: Is the hon. Gentleman in favour of the closures or against them? I am unclear.

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Stewart McDonald: Of course not!

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Stewart McDonald: When Members representing Glasgow constituencies during the last Parliament visited senior DWP officials at the jobcentre in Laurieston, I jokingly asked, “Did you use Google Maps to work this out?”, to which they said, “Yes.” Does the hon. Gentleman share my dismay that they based their decision on Google Maps?

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Stewart McDonald: God must be smiling on us given that you, Mr Evans, are in the Chair for another debate on Glasgow jobcentres. Just before the House rose at Christmas time, I think we had the last Westminster Hall debate then as well. I can see a pattern forming, but I am sure you are not at the centre of it. I want to pick up on what my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow South West (Chris Stephens) said,...

Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Stewart McDonald: The hon. Gentleman makes an extremely important point, which has been adumbrated by other colleagues, particularly my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow South West and the former Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Margaret Ferrier, who was also like a terrier in this campaign. We rightly pay tribute to the work that she did to save jobcentres in her constituency. This has been the most...


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