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Results 1–20 of 1021 for speaker:Stewart McDonald

Speaker’s Statement: Hong Kong National Security Legislation: UK Response (2 Jun 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of his statement and, like others, I welcome much of what was in it. SNP Members of course stand in full solidarity with those in Hong Kong, and indeed those in Taiwan, who see this as a glimpse of what Beijing might have up its sleeve for them in the future. In fact, anyone who has the heel of state oppression on them right now—let us be...

Written Answers — Treasury: Arts: Coronavirus (21 May 2020)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the financial support that is required to assist people working in the (a) TV, (b) film and (c) other creative industries during the covid-19 outbreak.

Written Answers — Treasury: Self-employment Income Support Scheme (21 May 2020)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to extend the Self Employed Income Support Scheme to (a) newly self employed and (b) new start-ups and enable qualification for that scheme to be income assessed on an early submission of a 2019-20 tax return.

Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Coronavirus (20 May 2020)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2020 to Question 43059, on Revenue and Customs: Coronavirus, whether HMRC is investigating employers that are accused of breaching national minimum wage regulations.

Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Coronavirus (13 May 2020)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a list of the investigations by HMRC that have been suspended as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Defence: Covid-19: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (12 May 2020)

Stewart McDonald: May I, too, put on the record my thanks to the armed forces, particularly for helping with building the NHS Louisa Jordan in my home city, Glasgow? This Citriodiol issue is deeply serious. The Minister has just said himself that there is no evidence that it is effective in the fight against covid-19, yet it was dished out to the armed forces without being tested. Can he tell us on what basis...

Defence: Covid-19: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (12 May 2020)

Stewart McDonald: May I, too, put on the record my thanks to the armed forces, particularly for helping with building the NHS Louisa Jordan in my home city, Glasgow? This Citriodiol issue is deeply serious. The Minister has just said himself that there is no evidence that it is effective in the fight against covid-19, yet it was dished out to the armed forces without being tested. Can he tell us on what basis...

Defence: Veterans (16 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: May I echo the Secretary of State’s remarks about Lance Corporal Gillon, and go a bit further and thank all the uniformed and non-uniformed staff serving in his Department? We lean on them quite a bit, but we will be leaning on them even more over the coming time. In that vein, when it comes to coronavirus, I am happy to set aside the political sparring that we would normally have. Given...

Defence: Veterans (16 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I welcome what the Minister has to say on that. Can he give the House an assurance that he will move every mountain in government to work in particular with the charitable sector that supports veterans and their families as coronavirus becomes a bigger issue? More broadly, as we approach the integrated defence review, will he assure us that this pandemic will lead to a broader, more total...

Huawei and 5G — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (4 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: I will take it, Chair, because the other one is not here. I guess you mean me. [Laughter.]

Huawei and 5G — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (4 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: That is quite all right. We can tell this debate is important because of the variety of personalities sitting here. We have several former Cabinet Ministers, a former Deputy Prime Minister, and the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. The Chairman and the former Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee were here earlier. If the Tory party had a politburo, this would...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Wagner Group: Sanctions (2 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of sanctions against PMC Wagner, its founder Dmitry Utkin, and businessman Yevgeniy Prigozhin.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Clyde Naval Base: Security (2 Mar 2020)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which contractor is responsible for perimeter security at Royal Naval Armaments Depot Coulport; and what the financial value is of that contract.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Unpaid Work (27 Feb 2020)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 1951, whether his Department's definition of unpaid working time includes unpaid work trials.

Written Answers — Treasury: Beer: Excise Duties (26 Feb 2020)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Society of Independent Brewers on continuation of the existing scheme for small breweries' relief.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to (a) record and (b) name businesses that breach national minimum wage rules as a result of unpaid work trials.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Weapons: Military Bases (13 Feb 2020)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2020 to Question 10395 on Nuclear Weapons: Military Bases, whether funding for defence projects (a) has and (b) will be reduced to fund the additional £1.35 billion required for projects set out in the NAO's report entitled, Managing infrastructure projects on nuclear-regulated sites, published on 10 January 2020.

Scotland: Maritime Security (12 Feb 2020)

Stewart McDonald: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on maritime security off the coast of Scotland.

Scotland: Maritime Security (12 Feb 2020)

Stewart McDonald: Not least because of the Minister’s own constituency, he will understand that there is an obvious breach point in the high north of Scotland for adversaries to come into, as has happened before. Can he assure the House that the Scotland Office will be engaging fully with the upcoming integrated defence review, and will he agree to meet me to discuss some of the issues that are important to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Armed Conflict: Civilians (6 Feb 2020)

Stewart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to publish outcome of his Department's review of the Government's strategy on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.


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