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Backbench Business: Perinatal Mental Illness — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (19 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: I see we have had a change of Chair, Mr Rosindell. It is good to see you. As I was saying before we were interrupted by the vote, the managed clinical network aims to ensure equitable co-ordinated access to mental health provision for pregnant and post-natal women. It seeks to understand current provision and promote improvements in local services, including access and options for families,...

Backbench Business: Perinatal Mental Illness — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (19 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: Absolutely. I visited a children’s centre in Blackpool and spoke to people involved with the Breastfeeding Network, and they said they had seen the peer support service cut suddenly. That service was crucial, because it was doing the job that the community services and health visitors did not have time to do. It was providing early intervention and support with mental health issues and...

Backbench Business: Perinatal Mental Illness — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (19 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. First, I thank the National Childbirth Trust for its work and campaigning on this issue and the hon. Members for Stockton South (Dr Williams) and for South West Bedfordshire (Andrew Selous) for bringing this issue to the House. I thank all the Members who have spoken so passionately. There were common themes on access to support,...

Esa Underpayments: Business of the House (19 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: May we have a debate on the failure of the Indian high commission’s consular services in responding to MPs and their constituents? I currently have two relatively simple cases that have been waiting for months, including a constituent who needs to travel to Kolkata for her PhD studies and has been issued with a visa for entirely the wrong dates. The consular services are just not...

Esa Underpayments (19 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: The arrears being paid to people may be quite considerable in some cases. Will the Minister confirm to the House that these will be disregarded for their current benefit entitlement, because people should not lose out now for mistakes that the Department made previously?

Exiting the European Union: Rights, Standards and Protections (19 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: One of the most tangible benefits of the EU for my constituents is their ability to travel across the EU and not pay roaming charges on mobile phones. Will the Minister guarantee that once we leave the EU, my constituents will still be able to travel and not pay roaming charges?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (19 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: Andrew Muirhead Leather in my constituency has been in business since 1840 and relies on the EU for importing rawhides, exporting leather and chemical processing. Will the Secretary of State meet the people from Andrew Muirhead Leather to hear their concerns? They are extremely worried about what a no-deal Brexit would mean for their business.

Domestic Abuse Victims and Family Courts — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (18 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: I thank the hon. Lady for securing this debate and for the speech she is giving, and I send solidarity from all the women’s aid organisations in Scotland, which want this change to be made, too. I understand that in England there is a presumption that the welfare of the child is best served by the involvement of both parents. That is not the case in Scotland, where decisions are taken...

Proxy Voting (18 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: Mary Beard has said: “You can’t easily fit women into a structure that is already coded as male; you have to change the structure.” Pairing is such a structure. It is not transparent, and, in fact, it seeks to disenfranchise two MPs rather than enfranchising one. Will the Leader of the House bring the Procedure Committee’s report to the House before the recess, so that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 18 July.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: I am proud to have Nelson Mandela Place in my constituency, and we celebrate that today as well. There were 934 drug-related deaths in Scotland last year. Each one of those deaths is a tragedy, and a preventable one at that. Drug laws are reserved to Westminster. How many more families is the Prime Minister willing to devastate before she will allow Glasgow to get on with the work of...

Delegated Legislation: Exiting the European Union (17 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. This whole shambles has been incredibly frustrating, particularly for MPs from Scotland. My children have been on holiday for three weeks, and I do not know whether I have to book childcare for Monday and Tuesday. This is absolutely ridiculous, and it is disrespectful not only to MPs from Scotland but to all parents in the House. Have you been advised of what...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Low-Paid Workers (17 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: The lowest-paid workers are young workers, who are not entitled even to the Government’s pretendy living wage. A 17-year-old is entitled to £3.63 an hour less than a 25-year-old starting on the same day in the same job. When will this Government end the scandal of state-sponsored age discrimination?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit (16 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims have been rejected under each exception to the two child limit for (a) child tax credits and (b) universal credit.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (11 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of provision of public services of the increased public sector worker contract rates resulting from IR35 rules.

Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Internet (11 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of the Check Employment Status for Tax service.

Transforming Care Programme (5 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Is there a means of putting it on record that the House’s business has finished just after 4 o’clock, collapsing an hour early, even though our important debate on baby leave in the House got pulled because of insufficient time? I understand that both this afternoon’s Westminster Hall debates also finished early. Do you agree that...

Points of Order (5 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. This is absolutely ridiculous. People have come here in good faith to debate baby leave, which is very important. As we have heard, time is pressing. Can the Government give us a date for when the debate will happen? Will it happen before recess? How many more babies have to be born to Members of the House before we get some modern practices in...

Business of the House (5 Jul 2018)

Alison Thewliss: The drug death figures for Scotland have just come out and they are absolutely shocking: they have increased since the 2016 figures. Will the Government arrange for a debate in Government time on their failing drug strategy, which is not supporting my constituents or people in Scotland?


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