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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: International treaties and agreements (13 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: Does my hon. Friend share my concern that there has been no proper commitment yet to continuing with Erasmus+, which gives so many children in my constituency opportunities to go and make friends, to travel out into the world and to broaden their horizons?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: International treaties and agreements (13 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that, as well as chlorinated chicken and other items, infant formula is regulated differently in the US from in the EU? There are higher levels of aflatoxins in US infant formula than in EU infant formula, which could prove detrimental to infant health.

Quality in the Built Environment (13 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: It is good to see you in the Chair, Ms Ryan. I will try to be brief. I might pick up where the hon. Member for North Swindon (Justin Tomlinson) left off, with unadopted roads, which are a serious issue. My mother-in-law has spent many years fighting with her local council in an attempt to get her road adopted, and it is a real challenge if those things are not done as they should be. In...

Work Capability Assessments — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: The hon. Gentleman is making a very good case that chimes with my constituent, Mr Ramsey, who had his ESA terminated. He has arthritis, kidney and heart problems, type 2 diabetes and colitis, and he receives DLA at the higher rate. He is at risk of a heart attack and a stroke if he is made to go back to work, but he was told he could not get what he was entitled to. He has now been placed in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (13 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of 8 September 2017 from the Member for Glasgow Central on a constituent, Velayutham Ahilan.

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: Does the hon. Gentleman not accept that the Government are actually creating far more families like Charlie Bucket’s, with old people huddling together in bed because they cannot afford to live?

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: The national living wage that the hon. Gentleman speaks of is not actually set at the national living wage rate. Does he agree that there needs to be a real national living wage that is available to everybody, including those under the age of 25?

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the extensive correspondence on the Scottish Government’s website that provides evidence of the Scottish Government’s efforts to persuade colleagues down the road here that the exemption was valid? If the exemption in the Budget for combined authorities in England and Wales is valid now, surely Scotland’s fire and rescue services are due their...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: My hon. Friend is making a very good point about the right to buy. Apparently about 40% of the houses that were sold off as a result of the scheme are now in the private rented sector, and a greater cost is being incurred in the form of housing benefits, so the policy does not even make economic sense.

Oman, Uae and Iran (11 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: The conflict in Yemen has been characterised by serious breaches of international humanitarian law on all sides; there have been 318 incidents of concern relating to the Saudi-led coalition. Can the Foreign Secretary tell the House what discussions he had on his visit about breaches of international humanitarian law, and about the imminent threat to the life of civilians and aid workers...

Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: In answer to a question I asked about the tampon tax, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury said that the Government continue to press for a VAT zero rate for women’s sanitary products at the EU level. If the Government cannot negotiate, in two years, a zero rate for the tampon tax, what hope do we have of a trade deal?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driving: Licensing (11 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) men and (b) women hold a (a) full and (b) provisional UK driving licence.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Sanitary Protection: VAT (11 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress is being made on abolishing VAT on sanitary products.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Infant Foods: Marketing (11 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential merits of fully implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes after the UK leaves the EU.

Women in the House of Commons — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: It is a pleasure to see you in the chair, Mr Sharma. I am not quite sure that that time limit will work for what I have here, but I will do the best that I can. I thank the right hon. Member for Basingstoke (Mrs Miller) for her speech and for her Committee’s work on its excellent report, and I thank all those who gave evidence to that Committee. I share the disappointment of everybody...

Royal Assent: Business of the House (7 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: The British Association of Social Workers advised its members this week that it considered it unethical and degrading to subject a woman to the disclosure of an incident of rape to a third party just to access benefits. It joins a list including the Scottish Government, Unison, the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing. May we have a debate on the growing condemnation...

Universal Credit Project Assessment Reviews (5 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: The hon. Member is speaking very well, and I am glad that she is raising these issues. Is she aware that for some families who now fall victim to the family cap on universal credit it does not pay to go out to work, because work will pay them less than the nursery fees required if they have a third child?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Alison Thewliss: I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Ilford South (Mike Gapes), because that was an absolutely perfect speech. It had to be made and I am glad that he did it. We have talked in general terms today about lots of the things to do with the new clause and what it might mean, about clause 11, and about the 111 things that require some attention. I want to look at how issues of waste are dealt...


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