Results 1–20 of 578 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Alison Thewliss

Welfare Reform and Work Act — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: Thank you very much for fitting me in, Mr Gapes. I have pulled myself out of my sickbed to be here today, partly because the Minister who is here today is one who I have not yet challenged on the two-child limit and the rape clause; he deserves a fair go on those things as well, as a new Minister. Earlier, Members mentioned the sort of false premise that people on benefits should face the...

Vauxhall Factory, Ellesmere Port: Scottish Welfare Powers (20 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: The Equality and Human Rights Commission produced a report last week that suggested that 75% of cuts have fallen upon Pakistani families in England. Does the hon. Gentleman think that is fair?

Vauxhall Factory, Ellesmere Port: Scottish Welfare Powers (20 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: The hon. Gentleman seems to be suggesting that people are either claiming benefits or paying tax. Does he not agree that that is not the reality? Some people supported through tax credits are working.

Orkambi and Cystic Fibrosis — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: My hon. Friend makes the point about young people and their future, which is a big part of the debate. Robert Kennedy and Ashley Wilson from Dalmarnock came to speak to me about their three-year-old daughter, Mirren. She goes for physio twice a day for her cystic fibrosis, but they fear that as she gets older, she may face weeks in hospital at a time. Does he agree that Orkambi ought to be...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: Will the right hon. Lady give way?

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: I thank the right hon. Lady for the speech that she is giving, because it is another good one. The point has been made about the very short period running up to the referendum, when people had to make a very big decision on the basis of very scant information. Does she agree that it was far too short to counteract the decades of misinformation, and that we have a real responsibility as...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: My hon. Friend makes a good point about the practicalities of the Northern Irish border. Does he agree that the practicalities for the many people whose properties straddle the border are not being addressed at all in this argument?

Business of the House (15 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: The Equality and Human Rights Commission yesterday released a damning report on the cumulative impact of tax and welfare reforms. The report highlighted the fact that three quarters of households with three children, and three quarters of Pakistani households, are losing out as a result of welfare reforms. That is a huge concern for my constituents in Glasgow Central. May we have a debate in...

Exiting the European Union: Erasmus+ Programme (15 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: Scotland has benefited from €64.8 million of funding for 658 projects since 2014. Coming out of Erasmus+ will mean not only a loss of money, but a loss of opportunity for young people in Scotland. How does the Minister intend to replace that?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (15 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: Will the Government make it their policy to fully implement the international code of marketing of breastmilk substitutes following Brexit to protect our most vulnerable consumers from the predatory grasp of formula companies?

Supervised Drug Consumption Facilities (14 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about supervised drug consumption facilities; to make it lawful to take controlled substances within such facilities in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes. On Monday, one of my constituents mentioned to me that Glasgow already has drug consumption facilities: they are behind the bushes near his flat and...

Integrated Communities (14 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: I start by condemning the letters that have been mentioned. The Scottish National party condemns hate crime and extremism of all kinds. While the SNP welcomes all action to promote integration, this Government really have a cheek, because 15 months on from the Casey report, Refugee Action has dubbed this Green Paper “all mouth and no trousers” without new money for ESOL, as its...

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: I was glad to hear the Prime Minister mention the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, and I welcome the commitment to the Magnitsky amendment, but she will understand that many opaque Scottish limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships are engaged in money laundering from Russia, via Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine, through this country. Will she speak to Cabinet colleagues...

British Nationals Imprisoned Abroad — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (13 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: The hon. Gentleman speaks of the concerns that we all have about Jagtar Singh Johal; I have had 68 emails from constituents—I have three gurdwaras in my constituency—and there is wider concern among people who wish to travel to India about how they will be treated when they go.

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: People doing the same job should be entitled to the same day’s pay, but the Chancellor continues to ignore the fact that his pretendy living wage is not for under-25s, as 21 to 24-year-olds will earn 45p less an hour; 18 to 20-year-olds £1.93 less; 16 and 17-year-olds £3.63 less; and apprentices a full £4.13 less. Why does he believe in state-sponsored age discrimination?

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (12 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: In Scotland we have some of the strongest rights for homeless people in the world. The Scottish Government’s homelessness and rough sleeping action group recently reported, and it has been praised by charities for taking steps in the right direction, including with a £50 million fund to eradicate homelessness. What cognisance are Ministers here taking of the work that is going on...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homeowners: Mortgage Costs (12 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: The withdrawal of support for mortgage interest came as a bolt from the blue to my constituents who came to see me on Friday. Many thousands like them will struggle due to the withdrawal of the support and may not wish to take up an additional loan. What options will be open to these people? What assessment has the Secretary of State made of the impact on people who are forced out of a home...

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